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Greetings...at the risk of sounding dumb after just swapping camps from Holden to The Mighty Ford. Where can i find out about my motor?
Or more to the point ford motors in general.
What IS my 5L 200kw...302? 351? Windsor? Clevo?
I have 2002 AuII XR8 200kw 5ltr Ute...is this a 302??? Help me become wise...cheers Dino :wnc:
 

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Thanx for that...im learning all the time...without this site i would be in total darkness. No wonder it wont light up the tires in the dry!!!
 

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BTW it is an auto...i would have thought it might spin up some smoke but i cant get it to light up from standing start. Pirelli Zero's all round.
 

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The Windsor doesn't produce much torque for a 5L, but more to the point, gearing and traction play a big part, those autos are pretty miserable devices too.

Rick.
 

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So the 302 is doomed to be a lamer. Without spending huge bucks on a rebuild. I was gonna put Pacemakers on it but now i dont think it would be much better for the $$$...what do you think?
 

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Well, they do need a bit of money spent on them before they really come to life.
To make them really breath they need decent heads, although I'm not sure which heads the 200kw engines have, others here may know.

A couple of things you should maybe check first however is if the engine is in good tune. Replace plugs, leads, fuel filter and air filter. Also use premium fuel.

A good exhaust and extractors would be the next step.

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I have K&N filter and have cut the cats off (legal in NZ) factory headers through to factory muffler, cut rear factory muffler off and replaced with two side by side Cobie resonators..breathes well and in performance mode winds out well...good tune...just wont light up the rear..
 

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You must be joking....
If you cant light up the rear in a 200kw V8 monster then you dont know how to drive. I do burnouts in my EA I6 with far less power than you have at your disposal.

Typical Holden kids.
 

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Not knowing how to drive may be the answer here....please enlighten me with your version of knowing how to drive...you do have an auto???
 

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Big left foot braking and even bigger right foot on loud pedal.200kw engines have gt40P heads. Yep a good tune does wanders. I see you have a ute!! You must be kiding about not being able to smoke em !!!
 

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Left foot on the brake, right foot on the gas, then keep pushing the gas peddle down, and slowly bring the brake pedal up, some where in between you will find the spot where the engine has the revs to break traction, and the brake pedal high enough to not grip the rear to hard to stop the spinning, bit of practice and off you go, wait for the rain, quiet street, mash the gas pedal to the floor, if they dont spin then, you got big problems.

AND of course if anything breaks dont blame me :0)

Happy smoking,
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I was pretty sure the AU V8's had pretty decent heads maybe a port would make a fair bit of difference. First things first though - get some decent headers and a decent exhaust, factory headers are pretty average.

What are the cams like in the 200kw motor?

As far as not being able to light it up, I used to light up my AU I6 auto in the dry, with just extractors, exhaust, K & N and modified airbox.

Spend a couple of grand on your extractors, cam and maybe give it a port and it'll be heaps more fun.
 

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is it auto? bigger stall and a cam will certainly bring it on diff gears help too. but watch the highway cruising.
 

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lol should be anti-traction control perhaps..

My 5.0 smokes the rears easy as with no break and makes less power and torque than your motor, mine is manual tho.

Congrats on the purchase tho, i'm sure you will have many enjoyable hours behind the wheel. And dun worry even a Windsor in it's lowest state of tune will smoke em up easy, they make very useful torque downlow and make driving a cinch in any conditions, just keep practicing using the aforementioned techniqs
 

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Try the 70mm T/B from the 220kw sedans good headers, port the GT40p heads and inlet manifold, unichip and then try a cam, 2030 would be a good one, or you can fit ST2070 rr's (1.7's) and then try the 2031, a little more lump though.

Big stall will produce big smoke!!!!
 

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How long have you had the ute for, may i ask? The auto box is adaptive. Look in your book and check for the different settings.
My son had one, till he traded for a BA XR8 ute, and he showed me the difference between the "sports" (?) setting and the "Towing" setting. heaps difference.

Someone here may be able to advise you as i have only a EF XR8, which is different. Just a power switch. Even that smokes it up somewhat due to Pacemakers and a twin 2 1/2" system, oh and the K&N filter ofcourse.

I believe that is an important item to check out as it may be set at the most economical setting.

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Jon
 
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