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Old 07-21-2003, 08:24   #1 (permalink)
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Advice for a newbie?

I'm about to buy an EA Falcon S and would like some advice on what I should check for before purchasing.

What would be really helpful is knowing where the serial numbers are for the engine and how to compare them to the stamp. The reason I ask is that I'm a bit worried that the engine may have been changed. When I first was looking for a car, I was pretty much looking for anything within my budget, so I didn't know much about the EA until I found this one and did some research later on. I found out all the E-series had EFI however I can't recall if this one had the injectors or not. Both my friend and I seem to think it didn't.

Are there any pictures of the engine online? Is there any way to tell what engine type it is? We know it's a straight six and it certainly looks like a ford six but we aren't a 100% sure.

Also, if you're in Melbourne and know anything about Autotrend Motors in Preston, it'd be greatly appreciated if you'd share your info.

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Old 07-21-2003, 08:49   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like the EA you are looking at is center point fuel injected (CFI), not the multi point fuel injection (MPEFI). EA's and EB's came with both. CFI is the most basic setup, it runs a carby like setup with fuel injectors instead of carby jets. MPFI is more advanced and runs 1 injector per cylinder allowing better AF ratios and more power. CFI's produced 120kw 311Nm and MPFI produced 139kw 338Nm. It's really worth waiting for a MPFI model.

The engine number is on the block between the back of the power steering pump and the exhaust manifold.

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Old 07-21-2003, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Advice for a newbie?

check eafalcon.com for pics of the various parts, i'm sure there are engine pics on there too.
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Old 07-21-2003, 18:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Advice for a newbie?

This is the same place that has a red XR8 sprint on gas isn't it?
I don't know about you but I found the owner to be a true used car salesman (full of s**t) he also had a crappa-dore wagon that he was trying to pass off as a BT1 but it wasn't.
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Re: Advice for a newbie?

Here is the buyers help page it should answer most of your questions...

http://[<a href="http://www.eafalcon.../index.htm</a>

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Old 07-22-2003, 01:28   #6 (permalink)
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if your after an ea then ive got a faimront ghia for sale, let me know!

on your engine question here is a pic of the multipoint engine



if it doesnt look like this, then it should have a tennis racket (sp?) shaped "contaitner" on the top of the engine, if it does have the container then it will be cfi

ea's had both engines, you will find that most ea gls had cfi, same with spacs, the faimonts only had mpi i think, someone can correct me on this and the ghias and fairlanes only came out with mpi

the mpi (as pictured above) has six injectors where as the cfi has 2,

the mpi has better fuel economy and more power than cfi, but thats not to say that the cfi is a bad engine, just not as "advanced" as others

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Old 07-22-2003, 01:45   #7 (permalink)
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MPI also had a black rocker cover standard. Thats strange that your engine had a unpainted rocker cover eafairmontghia, somebody might have replaced it at some stage
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yeah that engine has only done 50,000kms....shes brand new
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This is the same place that has a red XR8 sprint on gas isn't it?
Not sure, he has plenty of cars though, packed into two lots. Some real bombs and some nice ones, a real mix. He has a high turnover though, in the few days between going there first and going back, I noticed a few different cars in the lot and a few that had already gone.

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I don't know about you but I found the owner to be a true used car salesman (full of s**t) he also had a crappa-dore wagon that he was trying to pass off as a BT1 but it wasn't.
Heh, was that a blue wagon with a broken lights/indicator arm? He's definitely a true car salesman, and has 'shoddy' written all over him but at the same time, his business relies on volume sales rather than high mark-up, which is why his stuff is cheap. I'm guessing he goes to the auctions and picks up half a dozen new cars every week and also gets a lot of trade in deals.

Funnily enough, for some reason the whole 'shoddy' salesman thing doesn't bother me. I guess it's better to see it so blatently out in the open rather than covered up behind some slick suit and a smile or the assuring words of a greasy mechanic. It's like... he knows you know he's out to make a buck. There's a certain honesty there that's refreshing :)
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