Ok guys heres my thought. I have a 1991 series II EA CFI. I know my head gasket is going or maybe its already gone. Ive heard that they are not cheap to fix since my engine has clocked up 290,000km without a recondition I am thinking that it might cost me a few dollars down the track. Now I am interested in maybe just replacing the whole thing with an EB or ED engine. The best way to go would be to buy a wrecked EB or ED and swapping. There is a few reasons why this idea is catchy:
1. I could really use some new interior parts.
2. I am in need of a new engine probably and i am thinking an EB or ED would put out more power. Also I have a cfi and the differences would be great i think.
3. I wouldnt mind a manual gear box but i realisticly have no chance of finding a wrecked EB-ED with a manual in it but I wouldnt mind replacing the auto as well.
It would be a good project to waste some time on while studying
Now for the big questions is it going to be that difficult? Will the engines swap straight over? Hopefully I should have most parts.
What are my chances of finding a wrecked EB-ED with an engine still in good condition? How much roughly $$$ am i looking at for a wrecked EB-ED? Will there be a performance increase or will it just feel smoother? What sort of effort is required in doing all of this (hours)? Basically i am happy to do it all myself but will there be anything that i cannot do myself? The ED interiors are interchangable with the EA's arent they? And the big question would there be any rego problems putting another I6 in an EA
I like my EA and I would prefer not to buy a new car. Also there would be a great deal of saisfaction once I completed it all.
One more thing if i managed to get my hands on an EB-ED XR6 would it be just as easy to transfer parts from this to the EA?