T5 Conversion/Auto for sale
I purchased a T5 conversion kit the other day for $500 :) I pick everything up tomorrow afternoon (NSW public holiday today).
I just have a few questions before I start the conversion.
The box and all the parts are out of an EA with 230,000k's on it and will be going into an EB II.
Is the 3.9L flywheel any different to the 4.0L version? I would prefer to put a 4.0L clutch in it, but if the flywheel won't accept it, I'll have to stick with the 3.9L clutch. If I have to put a 3.9L clutch in it, I do have one in the shed, but I don't know how much of a life span they have. It still has at least 1mm of material left on it before the rivets, how long can I expect to get out of it?
The box itself apparently has a slight whine in 2nd, 3rd and reverse, but still changes and drives smoothly (so I've been told). I know T5's tend to get a bit of a whine in them, but I don't know whether this is the same whine. Which gears does this usually occur in? How much would a trans place charge to put new bearings in? What else causes whine in these boxes? Should I worry about the whine at all? I know my EA whined in every gear (albeit extremely loudly!!) and the box ended up shitting itself after about 3 months. I just don't want to spend more than neccessary.
What problems will I come across if I use the existing 4.0L auto ECU? This is the only part I have been unable to source. The wreckers said they converted an ED last week, didn't touch the ECU and it runs perfectly. I thought idle problems would result if the ECU wasn't changed, if the car even starts. I do have a 3.9L MPI ECU, will this run the 4.0L motor??? Are any of the pin outs different or anything?
Sorry about all the questions, but I want to do this conversion properly and not have the box die after 3 months like the last car!!
1992 AXII Telstar TX5 Ghia
121kW 2.5L DOHC V6 in a car that weighs 1100kg's and looks like a 4 banger from the outside......SLEEPER!
1988 EA S Pak 3spd CFI.....Soon to be a 250rwkw HSV eating machine.