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VQ V8 into VS V6. Legal?

seq4x4

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Iv managed to score everything needed to convert the ute to a 5L. However being a 93 motor for a 96 shell, how legal is this? Iv read to different answers over and over again but with no definitive answer. One person claims i can do it, another claims i cant. As most threads were from 2010, i thought it was fair game to add another thread for this year. Any assistance would be great, thanks.
 

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engine i see no problem with using it.
you might have to use vs v8 ecu though to be legal. (not definitive but a reasonable assumption based on the engines did not change at all from vn to vs series 2 but the computer did change)
 

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Swap is perfectly legal. The 304 wasn't changed from VN to VS. Ecu is different from memory as the VQ had a different gearbox to the VS
 

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If you wanted to run it with the VQ gearbox it would still work. Just disable the VATS security in the ECU I think. There is no difference in regards to pollution gear.
 

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so long as the ADR's regarding pollution bs are the same then no problems if the engine is from a previous year vehicle.
VS III or below? if below and auto then you can run a vr v6 pcm if you so wished and spliced in the 2 extra injectors...
 

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might be slightly different state to state. (seeing you are in QLD)
but when I was at vicroads asking a few q's about it and got a printout from them it stated "has to be a motor available from that model"
so as long as nothing changed than you should be all good. but to make 100% sure id ask your local RTA or I think Darren works for them and could help.

just make sure you have a document stating that you own the engine, its not stolen etc.
basically just to cover yourself when it comes to giving them the info.
 

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Why not look at the main roads website and see what their requirements are going to be. That way you will know what you can do in QLD.
 

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