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Old 07-06-2003, 04:39   #1 (permalink)
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XF Exchange Reconditioned Engine Questions & Prices..

Hey Guys..

Well now the time has come..the XF needs a new engine...its getting tired and leaky(water/oil/you name it!)but for almost 300,000 on the clock its done well :-)..that and the head gasket/timing chain issues at the moment id rather just pull the old out and in with a so called "new".

Ive had a look around and have had a few quotes around the $1500-$1700 mark for a straight in straight out reconditioned engine fitted with a 3 yr warranty.

does that seem reasonable?? or am i paying too much for a old 250 x flow??

And what about the engine number...what happens there?? do i just inform the RTA that a recon engine has been fitted?

Thanks for any Help

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Re: XF Exchange Reconditioned Engine Questions & Prices..

That seems near the mark, installed, and a three year warranty. The 250 x flow wasn't a bad motor either.
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Re: XF Exchange Reconditioned Engine Questions & Prices..

You just take the papers prooving ownership and get a pink slip from memory, then present that and the reciept to the RTA to change your rego papers, give them a call things may have changed.

The prices are about right, I paid that years ago to get my XF motor rebuilt, you should think about a better cam to give you a bit more go off the line,wont had to much more to the price, and you can keep the rest as stock rebuild, I didn't regret doing it.

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When the engine in mine got done it was amazing how quickly the power went up. i sware it doubled. it was amazing, before it was really gutless but now, heaps better. mine was about $2000 i think.

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whats acctually done to them when they "re-condition" them?

whats replaced?
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Old 07-06-2003, 23:47   #7 (permalink)
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with mine, everything. oil pump, pistons, cam, crank was reground, head done. all acid dipped.

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Reading your sig., you want a v8 - for that price you could pick up an unlicenced v8 car in reasonable machanical nick and swap the motor over...
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Thanks for the Help Guys!

ill post what i eventually get done!

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I'm with mongrelEB on this one - why fluff around with a 4.1 when you can have a V8? (unless you need it for a daily driver of course - but even then - lots of prep & a weekend changeover...)
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