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#2015488 - 04/01/10 12:02 PM Gasoline Direct Injection retrofit?
Crown_me_Victor Offline
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Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 55
Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
I've always had this question in my head. What kind of work (and money of course) is involved in retrofitting a Panther's SFI system for a GDi if it's even possible? I just really like what Gasoline Direct Injection has to offer in terms of efficiency and power but I still want my car large and BOF, not small, thin, and unibody.
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#2015502 - 04/01/10 12:15 PM Re: Gasoline Direct Injection retrofit? [Re: Crown_me_Victor]
98VicP71 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
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Loc: ATL
anything is possible if you have the $$ and the time...

However probably not gonna happen..
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#2015545 - 04/01/10 12:56 PM Re: Gasoline Direct Injection retrofit? [Re: 98VicP71]
stalag Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 2823
Loc: Columbus, OH
Basically to do direct fuel injection into the cylinder you would need to redesign the heads, replace the low pressure manifold injection system with a high pressure direct injection system, design a new computer and completely new programming to control the injectors just to name a few changes that must happen to make the system feasible in our vehicles. It would be many dollars and trial and error engineering just to get the engine to fire while using all of the other components. Not cheap but if you have mucho dinero to spend we will cheer from the bleachers.

Stalag
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On my LTC the following mods/upgrades were added. Heinous motorsport control arms, Command Automotive SD-1 rotors, Calipers by Goldlinebrakes.com in silver with Hawk HPS pads, MSD COP's. MZT is also applied with programming from BOC. j-mod is now done. Final rebuild of transmission done by Gearstar.

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#2015568 - 04/01/10 01:31 PM Re: Gasoline Direct Injection retrofit? [Re: stalag]
BlueFusion Offline
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Registered: 05/24/09
Posts: 2342
Loc: Bowling Green, OH
A direct injected 4.6...mmm. The new 5.0 isn't direct injection is it?
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> Addco Sway Bars / Heinous Rear Control Arms / KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks / Hawk HPS Pads / Centric Premium Rotors
> BOC 93 Octane Tune / 05+ Airbox & 80mm MAF / Steeda Underdrive Pulleys / J-mod / Ported & Polished Plenum
> CVPI Dual Exhaust / Rear Bumper Tuck / BH1976 Headlight Relay Harness / Transmission Failed & Rebuilt @ 44k Miles
Selling: 28-Spline Carrier / 2.73 & 3.27 Gears

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#2015680 - 04/01/10 03:45 PM Re: Gasoline Direct Injection retrofit? [Re: BlueFusion]
stalag Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 2823
Loc: Columbus, OH
I think only the ecoboost v6 engines are direct injection at this point.

Stalag
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L, 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis (extinct)
On my LTC the following mods/upgrades were added. Heinous motorsport control arms, Command Automotive SD-1 rotors, Calipers by Goldlinebrakes.com in silver with Hawk HPS pads, MSD COP's. MZT is also applied with programming from BOC. j-mod is now done. Final rebuild of transmission done by Gearstar.

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