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Old 07-11-2003, 21:16   #1 (permalink)
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Manual Conversion/Auto Conversion

My Dad has just bought a XH manual longreach ute. I have an auto ED XR6. Dad wants an auto. I want a manual. Get the idea?
How easy is it to do a complete swap of transmissions and all related parts?
I need to know if the computers can be easily swapped over or not? For example if the computers are different or not? And if the gear ratios in the utes are different, and if so is it a suitable swap for more performance?
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Old 07-12-2003, 07:47   #2 (permalink)
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XH equals ED or something right?

Should be a straight swap. I would look at swapping the wiring looms over too, as that will probably be easier than rewiring to accept the auto computer.

I did write a guide on doing the manual conversion a while ago, search the forums for it and related threads.


AFAIK, gear ratios are the same utes/sedans/wagons. Diff ratios may have been different, but in any case a ute would have lower ratios = higher acceleration = fun for you
Good luck!
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Yeah the XH engines are the same as ED's. But the only problem I think I may face is the computers...because one is from an XR6 and one is from a standard ute.
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That's why I said swap the looms.
From memory the ED does not use an integrated engine/box computer, therefore you should be able to keep your XR6 unit. If it does, you will have to get an auto computer from the wreckers for his ute. I have found that EB, NC(integrated), and AU auto computers will all work without an auto box. However for peace of mind you can force the computer to think the box is in neutral - just get a resistor. The values should be in you Gregory's manual, or you can borrow the factory manual from your local dealer. You will need to find not only that value, but also the ECU pin which returns the signal from the shift selector - 64 on an AU but I think the EL is a bit different. You run the resistor between there and the black/white wire (91 usually) which supplies the TPS, MAP, etc.

Did that help any? :)
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ahhh, so they are separate computers, too easy then :D
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SHOULD be separate computers, it's about that time they merged the two....
In any case a wrecker should be happy to swap you an auto computer for a manual, should you need to do that.

To find out, look under the dash. The auto computer should be mounted somewhere near the pedal box - don't mistake the smartlock module for it, the smartlock is directly above the handbrake.

Failing that you will see when you pull the loom out, if all the wire run back to the ECU you will need another, if they run back to the dash that's not a drama.
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