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Old 05-16-2003, 20:00   #1 (permalink)
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250Xflow from an XF into an EA

Can it be done?

They are basically the same bottom end arent they?

The only reason is that i want to turbo a 250 Xflow, and ive heard reliability issues with the 3.9L motor, and also performance parts are harder to get for them.
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They are a completely different engine, bottom end included. It'd be a HUGE job i reckon. The car would have to be rewired to allow for the 250, the tranny would have to be changed because of the different bolt pattern. Not to meantion getting everything to line up. Then you have to worry about the cooling system as I'm pretty sure they differ. What about they fuel pump? I think the 250 is a mechanical one vs the EA electric type.

The 3.9L is a bloody good motor if it's serviced regularly and generally looked after. As for performance parts, basically it'll take anything that a 4L motor will and there's plenty of stuff around for them.

If you want to turbo a 250, why not get an X series car? But if you did do it, it'd be something very unique. If you've got the time, patience and money go for it!
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yep, eaII fairmont is right.

your better off using the 3.9L or even better an xr6 engine. they are a better engine and there will be alot less stuffing around.
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ok thanks :)

I will be using straight LPG, and a c4/c10 auto tranny anyway for the car. It looks as thou ill just stick to an xf ghia then :)
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