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    ecotec transplant

    ok so im really new to this whole thing. V8s are easy transplants so i figured id throw in a 2.4L Ecotech into my ford falcon wagon that im restoring. i kind of wanted to do this for the gas milage purposes. i know theres a 5 speed auto out there behind a ecotech thats rwd isnt there? also what will i be getting myself into? can anyone point me in the right direction? any help would be awesome and when i finally get around to dropping it in(after i get all the front suspension welded in and have the engine and trans in hand) i will definatly post a trend on my struggles and how it works haha. thanks guys

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    I think that would be a bad ass swap into a Falcon. what you're looking for is the 2.4 LE5 out of the Pontiac Soltice or Saturn Sky. those are rear wheel drive.

    Your biggest issues would be (besides mounts and fitment) the electronics and getting your gauge cluster to work correctly. however, running a full standalone for engine management would solve the electronics problem. as far as the gauge cluster goes, I bet companies like Cyberdyne would make it pretty easy to wire something up that would work.

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    bad ass, u might want to look into going full standalone.


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    they make 2.4 ecotecs?

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    they make 2.4 ecotecs?
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    many.


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    mounts and fitment is what i look foward to! its the easy part for me haha. get out the welder and sawzaw and start hacking and welding away haha. would definatly go stand alone as far as engine management goes. do you guys know a company that makes one or can i get it like that from gm?

    i wanna do this because everyone does a v8 swap in old cars and the way gas prices are going were not gunna be seeing these beautiful cars of our past as often. so i figured i would drop the ecotech in so i can get like 20 in the city(hopefully) and use it like a daily haha.

    again i dont know much about the ecotech but a motor is a motor. can anyone enlighten me on the gas milage each gets? like what the 2.4 sees and what the 2.2 sees and stuff?

    thanks again guys. forums are the best thing to happen to the car world haha

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    fuel economy was 17/26 for the 2.4L manual. of coure, this might change due to weight differences between the Solstice (the model I used to look up the info) and your Falcon.

    what's the weight on the Falcon?

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    mounts and fitment is what i look foward to! its the easy part for me haha. get out the welder and sawzaw and start hacking and welding away haha. would definatly go stand alone as far as engine management goes. do you guys know a company that makes one or can i get it like that from gm?

    i wanna do this because everyone does a v8 swap in old cars and the way gas prices are going were not gunna be seeing these beautiful cars of our past as often. so i figured i would drop the ecotech in so i can get like 20 in the city(hopefully) and use it like a daily haha.

    again i dont know much about the ecotech but a motor is a motor. can anyone enlighten me on the gas milage each gets? like what the 2.4 sees and what the 2.2 sees and stuff?

    thanks again guys. forums are the best thing to happen to the car world haha
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    if you can afford it i would look into ither the LSJ or the new LNF ecotec motors. There both FI and put out great numbers above 220.

    the 2.2 is the lowest on the totem poll but has the best gas milage. I dont have the stats in front of me but its about 145bhp followed by the 2.4 at something like 165. ALL ecotecs should get you above 20MPG easy.


    How much does the truck weigh?


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    fuel economy was 17/26 for the 2.4L manual. of coure, this might change due to weight differences between the Solstice (the model I used to look up the info) and your Falcon.

    what's the weight on the Falcon?
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    I have never seen a cobalt get 17mpg with any of the engines. You would have to try really hard to get tht shitty gas millage. Even fully built LSJs will get way above 17MPG


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    How much does the truck weigh?
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    it's a car, not a truck.

    I'm not sure if there are any standalones out there that would be capable of running the LNF motor due to the direct injection and VVT.

    if anything, I'd pick up the 2.4 and turbo it.


    oh, and the MPG ratings were found here:
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/FEG/bymod...Solstice.shtml

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    it's a car, not a truck.

    I'm not sure if there are any standalones out there that would be capable of running the LNF motor due to the direct injection and VVT.

    if anything, I'd pick up the 2.4 and turbo it.


    oh, and the MPG ratings were found here:
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/FEG/bymod...Solstice.shtml
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    lol its a heavy car anyway. might as well be.

    hmm. ya the LNF would be tricky... LSJ could be done.

    the 2.4 has VVT as well.

    Personally i would go with the LSJ just becuase its already pretty strong.


    but a fully built 2.4 would be tight. or even just a half built with minor internals like mild cams and valve train. Then turbo that=one nice motor.


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    also, of course the RWD ecotecs are going to have worse MPG.


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