[V8] The last ride By RGW

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 2 12:37:32 PDT 2008

I gottcha. But it is rather simple. The trans wiring harness is small (not allot of wires) & is connected by one coastal connector found under the driver side knee bolster. It gets routed under the firewall/rain deverter under the hood/bonnet.

All so FYI, if you swap out the 4.2 ECU & wiring harness to a 3.6's you'll get more HP.
The 3.6 ECU is mapped more aggressively than the 4.2's.
 All so found under the driver side knee bolster & routed under the firewall/rain deverter. Four coastal connectors, & only 3 for the standard cars.

 The big thing with the Auto's is the unballancedness of the trans.
While the motor can be walked to Europe with two guys. The motor is very balanced, & less bulky.

 The swapping of the trans's though isn't something I want to undertake rite now. Since I've had my 5sp on jackstands since Dec.


--- On Wed, 7/2/08, Bastian Homburg <b.homburg at web.de> wrote:

> From: Bastian Homburg <b.homburg at web.de>
> Subject: Re: [V8] The last ride By RGW
> To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com
> Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 3:23 PM
> well, MY definition of "piece of cake" certainly
> does not include
> messing with wiring harnesses and TCUs just to change a
> transmission.... That is rather what we Germans call 
> "extremschraubing" :)
>   Bastian, I do not mean to come off as a "know it
> all"...but I am. 
> Putting a 4.2 trans in a 3.6 is a piece of cake! One would
> have to swap out the trans wireing harness & TCU from the
> 4.2's to the 3.6's....end of story.
>  The 4.2 trans wireing's routed differentley than the
> 3.6. The 4.2's gets signals that the 3.6's
> doesn't. So it's just a simple swap.


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