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Join Date: Jul 2004
Re: AU (I, II, III) non-XR V8s
ELII XR8 had the 55mm MAF, and not even a 65mm T/B. It measures about 62mm, and in appearance, looks identical to a 60mm T/B. Looking down the throat, it is visibly smaller than an AU 65. Having driven and owned both EL II and AU I XR8's, there is no comparison, the AU has definatly more punch than the EL, even when they were rated at 185 each, although the EL was at 402nm when the AU was at 412. I would possibly suggest that AU I XR8's were underrated, seeing I can remember reading a Motor mag test, with an AU and a VTSS series I, with the 195kw upgraded motor, and the Falcon was quicker, so maybe.....
The only EL Falcons to have the GT40P heads were the ELGT, and the FBT. The XH XR8 utes run an AU engine, meaning there is no EGR, as per AU, but still were lumbered with E7TE heads.