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Old 01-17-2002, 08:02   #1 (permalink)
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Swapping Engines..

Its been exactly a year now.. and im finally asking the question..

But ive got a recon 4.1L carby in my xf now.. and before it was a 3.3L carby. (the 4.1L's were more common in the xf's.. and shitloads more powerful :s5 )

So now theres a new engine number, different capacity... etc.

Was I supposed to have notified anyone (insurance.. etc) about this swap? And/Or shoud I do anything now?


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Re: Swapping Engines..

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Originally posted by XF Falcon

Was I supposed to have notified anyone ..............
Rego Authority - YES
Insurance - YES

Neither are likely valid otherwise?

Do it before you need-em!
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Old 01-18-2002, 17:17   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure here in perth, you need to pass the pits when you change your engine size. and that will be a pain in the arse if you've got even the slightest oil leak or rust spot on the car. they go through it with a fine tooth comb.

and insurance is invalid when the engine capasity is incorrect. the premium varies for the different engine sizes.
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P.S. you didnt used to work in balcatta did you?

there was a car exactly the same as yours that was across a vacant block from me.
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Old 01-21-2002, 14:40   #6 (permalink)
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Only be a problem if you had put a V8 in it.

Power difference is only around 7.5 to 15 Kw.

Make sure you put the old black air filter housing and all the emission stuff on,make sure no oil leaks and everything works and i can't see any prob's.

Can always give it a degrease for minor weeping.

Over the years have taken a few cars over the pits and major mods can be a headache.

Looking at your car on the NET,it looks good.

I have at times borrowed standard wheels from a mate,just to get it passed. Food for thought,if you need it.

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