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Old 10-02-2003, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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EL XR6 into my EA

Well it's been a while coming but I got my EA back today with a very sweet EL XR6 engine running it!
I can't believe the difference between my old 3.9 MPFI and this engine its much more refined, smoother and a hell of a lot more powerful.. you can feel it pulling all the way to the redline :D

I got it all done at a place called Macarthur Parts Plus in Narellan and can't rate their service high enough! I pretty much got it all done for $1800 which included all the labour which I thought was a pretty good price.. It was a big step for me seeing how I'm only 18 :D

The thing is though I still have the EA computer running it all... I was wondering if anyone knew if I upgraded to the EL computer would there be any gains to be made??


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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

i'd assume it would *help* but what loom has been used? would that cause any problems? also would the BEM work right with a different computer.
would need to know what out of the EL was put in to know if it will all work together.
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Old 10-02-2003, 21:31   #3 (permalink)
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

Well I think it was pretty much just the block and the head

The rest I kept all the EA stuff
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

She'd go like Stonk now! :s6:
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

i want an xr6 motor :(
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

Hi Guys

Soxx helped me put my El XR6 engine into my Eb a month ago(which was also purchased at Marcarther Parts) and shes still going strong! But have to get the Ef or El computer to run the BroadBand Manifold, at present its on the default setting(Top end)which is the long runners I think.
There is a lot to be gained by having the BBM working properly, ask soxx he has the dyno graphs.

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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

If you want to run the EL ECU, it will require a car rewiring.... like looms need to be changed
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

Congrats on the engine upgrade EA-XR6! Great stuff. Replacing the loom is a long-winded job, but unless you have the EL dual-length inlet manifold you wouldn't have much to gain?

The FF user SB3 did this same mod - not sure how he got around that issue though.
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

EL XR6 in a EA should be a giant killer
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Re: EL XR6 into my EA

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EL XR6 in a EA should be a giant killer
LOL Haven't had time to test that yet

But When I do i'll let you know how I go :D
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