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2007 4.0 V6 died

tarafied1

Well-Known Member
just in case anyone is following (and more just because I fell like sharing), here is an update on the conversion.
  • I bought a replacement/used fuel pump for the 12 tank on eBay for $60 (it was from a 14 with 102K miles)
  • I put the tank in and discovered that the 07 and 12 use different diameter fuel lines... (also the EVAP connector is different)
  • I pulled the the EVAP and fuel line from tank to engine from the 12 and replaced the ones on the 07
  • The 12 has no in-line servicable filter (it's in the pump, except on the GT500), so there is that...
  • I cleaned up the 8.8 from the 12 and painted with POR15 and replaced the pinion seal (reset the pinion crush to 8lbs/inch)
  • The 8.8 is a LSD but has 2.73:1 gears, that may change later...
  • I put the wiring all in the car and reinstalled the carpet, I started putting in the HVAC from the 12 and discovered the firewall needs to be modified... so it has to come back out.321796283_465045475629443_1005579501520649705_n.jpg
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tarafied1

Well-Known Member
I may have forgot to mention that I broke the 12's left fuel pump when I pulled the tank. I forgot to disconnect the fuel line before I lowered tank (which was more than half full). Anyway, the weight of the tank on the line broke the connector on the pump. That is why I had to get another pump for the left side. While the tank was out of the car and I had to pull the pump anyway, I pulled them both and drained both sides of the saddle tanks and cleaned the tank. It wasn't too dirty inside but now it's spotless! It was a lot easier to install empty! I also have about 10 gallons of lawnmower gas now too!!!
Now that I have the 12 tank, pumps, EVAP and fuel lines. The fuel filler neck for the 12 is a cap-less design and has a vent line from the EVAp system. The 07 still has a cap and no vent. I am going to pull the fuel filler neck from the 12 as well and the fuel door. I will see if I can update the 07 body to the cap-less fuel filler. I am glad I haven't hauled the 12 to the scrap yard yet!
 

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
Donator
Absolutely amazed at the stuff you take on. And your ability to get it done! You are the impetus for my New Years resolution. 2023 the year I get off my ass. It better be, clock is ticking.
 

tarafied1

Well-Known Member
Absolutely amazed at the stuff you take on. And your ability to get it done! You are the impetus for my New Years resolution. 2023 the year I get off my ass. It better be, clock is ticking.
thanks for the compliment! I think you must be doing alright though!
 

tarafied1

Well-Known Member
I swapped the 2012 side mirrors and got the rear-end all buttoned up. I should be able to drop the engine in this weekend
It’s moving along!


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B67FSTB

The NorCal dude from Belgium
Good job Craig !!
It amaze me what you can do regarding switching parts between car models that are 5 years apart !!!
Its that what makes the aftermarket huge in the states I guess .
Ok , you have to do some modifications but try this with Mercedes-Benz or any german made car.
Great job Craig. Wish I could come by your place once in awhile to help you out. Love that kind of work !!!
 
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