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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-02, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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EB-EF etc engines into EA

my EA engine has basically just crapped itself. i took her in for a service, and got back a list of things wrong. here are my main three concerns that were listed:

-engine needs replacing (many things wrong)
-gearbox needs a specialist to look at it
-brakes are pretty much shagged

ok, they didn't use those exact terms. gearbox (t5) will last for a while yet, i'll look after it later. my main question is whether there are issuses putting a newer engine in. will it be ok to use the ECU off an auto. will the wiring be difficult etc?

also, anyone know any legal problems with this?

any help greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-02, 05:41 AM
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Well, if you use a 4.0 from an EBII-ED there shouldn't be any real problem, I had my NA I 3.9 auto converted to a 4.0 because my 3.9 was stuffed. The major thing that needed to be changed was the fuel pump, and thats not that major, for some odd reason the fuel pump on a 3.9 cant deliver enough fuel to power a 4.0, how odd.

Anyway, id say go for the 4.0 from an EBII-ED, its the easiest to upgrade to
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-02, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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yeah well i have to see what is available first, limited wreckers up in townsville

i am hoping to find a car that has been driven by a crappy driving mum who couldn't handle the wet or something. (ie. a car that hasn't had the sh*t revved out of it)

i've heard that the ECUs on autos and manuals is different, but maybe it's just that some wires on the ECU go to the electric auto boxes to give it some into, and therefore don't need to be connected. dunno, i'm hoping the wreckers know their stuff, apparently the one i'm going have a very good and helpful mechanic

i just wanna be able to drive my car like it should be driven again, instead of filling the oil and water all the time and nursing her around. this thing is rooted (put nicely).
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since you have the T5, you wont have a problem puttin in the 4.0 with your current computer, regardless of if its from an auto or what not
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