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Old 04-08-2003, 06:37   #1 (permalink)
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XR8 Driveline Conversion

Hey guys thought you might be interested in some of the photos i've taken of the conversion so far...

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this is the 6 coming out....
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took hours to get every last wire and line out of the engine bay, had to remove the dash which sucked arse....
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lol...even without the motor it's still lower than standard...go the Pedders...
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OH MY GOD!!!!

What's that crap on your guards in the third pic??

Are you gunna clean the V8 before you put it in
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Yeah my mate works at a Holden Dealership....What can i say, he's the only one who has ever touched my car, and it never broke down once....

And yeah, the motor is gonna be rebuilt and detailed/painted along with the engine bay, before it goes back in.

The more money i get selling the leftovers the more worked the motor will be...
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what is actually involved in the i6 to 5lt v8 conversion cause i'm thinking of swapping my xr6 to v8 or turbo leaning more towards the v8 cause i got the esp and love my 8's can you please tell me what exactly is involved
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You essentially need to meet all the government regulations for your model(XE) car as a V8, if you upgrade to a V8 motor you need to have breaks and suspension that can handle the extra wait.

I ain't a mechanic mate, so i can't give you specifics on what is involved as yet because I havent seen it all unfold, so far we have only taken the 6 motor out of my Fairmont.

That involved removal of every engine component and ancillary along with the removal of the dash, computer etc etc

Essentially from here we are simply going to bolt the Xr8 driveline into my car and marry up all the connections.

The good news is the loom comes through the firewall in the same spot as the 6 does, as does most of the other functions such as the heater hoses.

Be prepared to either spend alot of your own time and that of your mates or pay someone alot of money.
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