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Swapping VE lfx engine to VF lfx engine

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I’ve heard that all I need to do for this conversion is to change the sump, is this the case or is there more to it?
 

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I thought it was only a different sump on LE0 and LY7 between VZ and VE fitted with the same engines.
 

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Up to you seen it done with just the engine/both or dropping the whole lot out from underneath
 

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Should I take the gearbox out with the engine or just the engine?
Assuming you are lifting the Engine out !
Word of advice, Leave the Trans in place,
But support the trans with a trolley jack till you have the engine clear,
then hang the trans at the bell housing with some VERY strong wire on both sides, ie: Thick Coat Hanger Wire
Prepare the replacement engine, -
Torque up the Drive Plate Bolts correctly !
Replace ALL the sensors on the replacement motor from you old motor,
and then do the reverse to install the replacement engine, and taking care to line the torque converter up to the drive plate.
And make sure you tension up the torque converter bolts.
And make sure ALL the Heat Shields for the sensors are in place when finished.
 

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If you are taking it out, don’t forget you can unbolt the whole front away from the car. It sounds full on, but it’s straight forward to remove. Don't even have to lift it out awkwardly like Commodores of old.
 

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Assuming you are lifting the Engine out !
Word of advice, Leave the Trans in place,
But support the trans with a trolley jack till you have the engine clear,
then hang the trans at the bell housing with some VERY strong wire on both sides, ie: Thick Coat Hanger Wire
Prepare the replacement engine, -
Torque up the Drive Plate Bolts correctly !
Replace ALL the sensors on the replacement motor from you old motor,
and then do the reverse to install the replacement engine, and taking care to line the torque converter up to the drive plate.
And make sure you tension up the torque converter bolts.
And make sure ALL the Heat Shields for the sensors are in place when finished.
Awesome I think you have answered all my questions, thanks so much for the advice.
 

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Awesome I think you have answered all my questions, thanks so much for the advice.
PS: Make sure the Torque Converter DOES NOT Come out with the Engine,
When you undo the the Drive Plate Bolts, Slide the Torque converter back to the Trans,
and also place a piece of wire or similar across the front of it, so it wont slide forward and fall out,
If it does fall out, you need to place it back in carefully, not to damage the front seal.
 

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Assuming you are lifting the Engine out !
Word of advice, Leave the Trans in place,
But support the trans with a trolley jack till you have the engine clear,
then hang the trans at the bell housing with some VERY strong wire on both sides, ie: Thick Coat Hanger Wire
Prepare the replacement engine, -
Torque up the Drive Plate Bolts correctly !
Replace ALL the sensors on the replacement motor from you old motor,
and then do the reverse to install the replacement engine, and taking care to line the torque converter up to the drive plate.
And make sure you tension up the torque converter bolts.
And make sure ALL the Heat Shields for the sensors are in place when finished.
Why replace all sensors? Even if they look the same? I’ve had my cam shaft sensors on a table for 3-5 months and are slightly rustic(had to stop for bathroom renovation) how do I fix these or can I use the ones from replacement engine?
 
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