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Old 05-13-2003, 05:23   #1 (permalink)
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The more and more i drive my XF, the slower it feels !

I recently got an idea into my head: replace the 4.1L 6 with an EB-ED 4.0 EFI 6.

Could somebody tell me if something like this is possible? If so, what other things would i have to change (gearbox???)....and approx. how much $$$


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You need the crossmember and stuff from the later model ute. They will allow you to use the new engine.
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Could get expensive, time you buy engine, trans, rewire to suit computer, fit exhaust system, etc., etc. may be cheaper to buy EB/ED FALCON or FAIRMONT. Just a suggestion.
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By the sound of things, it looks like it'll get expensive for sure. I rang up some dismantler place, and they want $2500 for a reconditioned EB2 motor! Looks like i'll have to wait until i can afford a CAPA-tuned BA XR8

Those things will put out 440kw!!!!!!!!........tyre wear?

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Why not give the XF engine a freshen up, manual box and different diff ratio.
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Why not give the XF engine a freshen up, manual box and different diff ratio.

Yep. the crossflow 4.1 with Bosch Jetronic EFI is no slouch, and thats in stock form.

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Try going for an earlier MPEFI EA donk, should be cheaper by far and your will probably find one thats done lowish k's on a reco for around $500 or so. Crossmember doesn't need to be changed, just get the correct engine mounts - check the XG ute/pano setup.
No need for a new trans neither - bellhousing is different I think and maybe the input shaft but thats easily checked via a wrecker.
Wiring harness/computer stuff should be easy to get hold of, EA's used a seperate computer for auto trans and no BEM with Smartlock stuff. only thing I can think of that may need some sorting is the P/S sensor, check current fuel pump pressure, shouldn't be a hard conversion.

A lightweight XF with 139kw's under the bonnet will kick some bottom :)
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By the sound of things, it looks like it'll get expensive for sure. I rang up some dismantler place, and they want $2500 for a reconditioned EB2 motor! Looks like i'll have to wait until i can afford a CAPA-tuned BA XR8
there is a ford wrecker in brissy that sells near new (like 40-60k old) AU motors for $1100!!!!!!!
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