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Old 12-23-2004, 04:48   #1 (permalink)
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Question What Would You Do?

I have a standard series1 AU auto, and I'm about to change over the engine and auto for a XR6 engine with a 5 speed.
Now I have been given the option of a series 1 XR6 engine or a series 2 XR6 VCT engine for the same price.
So my question is what one would you pick and why?
The VCT engine has about 50,000km on it, not sure about the series 1 engine.
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Old 12-23-2004, 04:58   #2 (permalink)
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I would pick the engine with the least kilometeres if they are both vct .
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:07   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What Would You Do?

pick the HP engine, they have a vast selcection of cams if you were to take it to the next level

The VCT is sorta left out as far as camshafts go, the range is slim pickings by comparision

EDIT:- and the HP engine is a straight over swap, no extra wiring required
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:13   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What Would You Do?

yeh go the series 1 HP motor as u wont have to change the computer/more wiring for the VCT.

depends how many k's the series one has on it tho, and /or if its been regularly serviced but that would be hard to find out.........
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:32   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What Would You Do?

we need casper in here to back the VCT, start another one of "VCT vs HP" arguments!!

Hello, Casper??

Nah, seriously, I reckon whichever has less k's, but whichever you choose, its gunna be hard. What is making you think you want to swap the engine over? There are a fair few people on the forum making some good power with the AU standard engine (hamo etc)...

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Old 12-24-2004, 00:43   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What Would You Do?

Hi Guy's and thanks.

The price I have been quoted includes the VCT ECU and all wiring that is needed. They are not charging any extra for either.

Merry christmas, and make it a safe one.
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:36   #7 (permalink)
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Since I dont know anything about it, Allthough it is included in my conversion. What extra wiring needs to be done for the VCT Install?
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Re: What Would You Do?

depends how far you want to go with the motor. The VCT is a good motor but it is costly to mod (cant just slap on any old extractors) and does not have the cam selections (well, has no cam selections).

That said it is capable of 150rwkw+ on just a decent exhaust and intake.

So just deciede how far you want to go with mods first. To be honest, the HP head will be the easier swap, no extra wiring.
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