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Old 04-01-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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Thinking of buying a mid eighty's Sierra V6....
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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Cosworth version? If yes they’re getting thin on the ground and as per everything else from the UK can be pricey to work on.

I’ve toyed with the idea of a twin turbo V6 in a falcon or something a few times, would certainly be unique here in OZ if you decide to go ahead
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:11 PM   #3
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nice. XR4i would be great. They were never actually sold here were they?
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:12 PM   #4
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and yes, I've got a guy on my FB feed that breaks Cosworths in England and the prices he is asking for parts is just silly. At least the V6 Cologne is a more common engine than the YB
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:30 AM   #5
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What is the difference between the Cologne and Essex V6, if any.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:57 PM   #6
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Thinking of buying a mid eighty's Sierra V6....
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Some parts are no longer available new, some of the plastics start to get brittle. There are some places that make aftermarket bits, that are interchangeable between the XRi and the XRTi in the USA.
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What is the difference between the Cologne and Essex V6, if any.
Cologne V6s are German designed and 2.8 litre Bosch fuel injected, whereas the Essex is English and a 3-litre weber twin throat carby engine used in Zephyrs and Capri's. They are completely different engines and NO parts are interchangeable!
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And the Essex is superior
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:21 PM   #9
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The Essex engine was never fitted to a Sierra as standard though....

I did a few Turbo conversions on XR4i's when I lived in the UK.. (at Janspeed)
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The Essex engine was never fitted to a Sierra as standard though....

I did a few Turbo conversions on XR4i's when I lived in the UK.. (at Janspeed)
I think the South Africans may have fitted the Essex into their Sierras.

I wouldn't mind picking your brain over the Janspeed conversions if you don't mind. PM if you want.
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Standard equipment on South African Sierra's And Sapphires.

Available as XR6 in Sierra and 3.0 GLX in Sapphire even had Efi in the last model Ghia's and Limited run of IRS and RSI models.

Was available to 1993 but lived on into the Ford Courier where it also had the 3.4 version which had some issues later on when the tooling was infact getting rather tired.

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Old 28-04-2019, 06:16 PM   #12
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I think the South Africans may have fitted the Essex into their Sierras.

Ok.. I never had anything to do with South African cars.. :-)

I wouldn't mind picking your brain over the Janspeed conversions if you don't mind. PM if you want.
What did you want to know??
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