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Old 11-24-2004, 00:48   #1 (permalink)
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Help spotting a MFI engine

I am currently looking a purchasing a EA S-pack to work on as a weekend/fun car. I have NO experience when it comes to flacons but i've heard that a EA S-pack is quick.

After looking at some ads im getting a bit confused. Some say they have MFI while other have CFI. Do these cars have CPI or MFI or both? How do I spot the difference between the two?
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Old 11-24-2004, 00:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help spotting a MFI engine

MPI is multi point injection, one injector per cylinder opposed to cfi which is a single pair of injectors that supply all cylinders.. The CFI is easy to spot, it has a tennis racket sized air cleaner lid in the centre of the motor.. MPI runs an airbox at the passenger side front
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also CFI should have an unpainted rocker cover. MPFI had a dark blue one.
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Re: Help spotting a MFI engine

AFAIK, MPi was optional on S packs, so some will be CFi and some MPI

that said, the engines themselfes are the same, they just have a different injection setup.

it costs between 300 and 500 for parts to convert to mpi,
i guess what im saying, is dont say no to an EA just because its CFi, it could be a really good, well looked after car.
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Re: Help spotting a MFI engine

CFI looks like this:


MPI looks like this
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Old 11-24-2004, 03:36   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help guys.
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PS. Get a manual if you want quick
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Re: Help spotting a MFI engine

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PS. Get a manual if you want quick
Yep! I had one and I definately recommend it if you're after an EA. I miss my 5spd S-Pack actually
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Im looking for a EA S-pack manual. Unfortuantly it looks like i'll have to wait to late jan next year to get it though.
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