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Old 02-08-2003, 00:37   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

As some of you may know, I have been planning for the last three months to buy Venom XR's old SI 5 Spd CFI EA. Well, last Friday I took the 12 hour trip to Sydney by bus with my cousin to take delivery of the beast.

Well to say the least, I am extremely happy. The car made the 900km trek down to Melboure with no hassles at all. We cruised at an average of about 130km/h all the way using about $100 worth of petrol.

Anyway, what I have done so far is :

*Waxed it twice (damn Venom! did you use a scourer to clean the car??)
*New centre console
*New roof lining
*Detailed the engine bay
*Changed the oil and spark plugs
*Replaced the gear knob

What I am doing very soon :

*Installing new 10 blade fan and clutch (old one's rooted)
*Getting the MPI conversion (Already have the parts)
*Changing the dashboard
*Upgrading the door trims to SII cloth ones
*Installing a new head unit
*Pod filter :s5
*Clear indicators

Today I picked up all the MPI stuff I need pretty much. Does anybody know if the CFI and MPI fuel pumps are the same?? The person I bought the stuff off said that he checked with a dealer service department manager and a friend who works at Ford and they both apparently said fuel pumps are the same.

Another thing, I had taken pictures of the car but the stupid disk aint working so I'll put some on later.

Thanks guys!

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Congrats, what color is the car? How does the CFI go with the 5 speed in your opinion?
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Old 02-08-2003, 00:56   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Rmyers (forgot your name buddy, sorry hehe)

The T5 goes pretty well with a CFI. Spins the wheels really easily and also chirps in to second if I try hard enough, not that I drive it or anything.....sshhhh

And it's starkers white btw

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Old 02-08-2003, 01:25   #4 (permalink)
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Sundeep the MPI pump is different. What he told you about them being the same is B/S
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Happy to see you finally take delivery dude, I'm sure this EA is in very good hands.
Looking forward to seeing pictures...
Will be quite a beast when converted to MPI :)

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Congrats matey, this is a long-awaited day! Hope to see those pics ASAP. :s5
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Hey Sunny, congrats on the purchase mate. Sounds like you got a good deal, I can't wait to see the thing in the flesh.

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the CFI an MPFI fuel pumps are different the CFI has a max pressure of 100 KPa while the MPFI has a flow of 300 KPa
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i thought it was 250kpa for the MPFI pump? either way the CFi pump cant provide the fuel rail with enough juice
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