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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:51 pm 
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g'day thrillseekers :D , I gotta question about ECUs. I want to scource an ECU from a wreckers to replace mine, which I think is playing up 'cos I can't set my base timing. :? (coil is brand sparkly new, plugs are new, leads are sorta new), and yes, I have bridged the A and B terminals.

Enyway, what numbers do I look at on the ECUs? I have, in my garage, two different ECUs. one I know is from an EF, and one from a hybrid EL (I think) but when I compare the numbers on the ECU in my car, nothing matches.

So, what are the important numbers?????

(Mine is a hybrid)
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:33 pm 
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well i dont think the ef ecu will fit an el...

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:34 pm 
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you might need to state your car model. (not just EL)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:41 pm 
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EFs are coil pack. So they are a no go on a EL

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:31 pm 
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I know that an EF ECU wont fit an EL. It is a '98 EL, it is a hybrid motor with the AU head, and the shorter rocker arms, and the dizzy.

The numbers that are on the ECU I have are:3DBC, plus a lot of other numbers, none of which match the numbers on the ECU in the car at the moment. (I can't remember what the numbers are tho')
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:43 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
I know that an EF ECU wont fit an EL. It is a '98 EL, it is a hybrid motor with the AU head, and the shorter rocker arms, and the dizzy.

The numbers that are on the ECU I have are:3DBC, plus a lot of other numbers, none of which match the numbers on the ECU in the car at the moment. (I can't remember what the numbers are tho')
the only numbers that should match will be the basic number - 12A650

might be something like 98DA 12A650 AA

depending on what model EL it is.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:10 pm 
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hokay, now we are getting somewhere. So, Leroy, I should only consider that number, not the other numbers? I.e.: the 98DA...........?

What other considerations should be taken when choosing an ECU? you say what model EL, are there only two basic types, the EF/L with the "standard" engine, and that with the "hybrid" (discounting manuals etc)?
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:31 pm 
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The standard and hybrid ECU's are the same.

If your's is a bog stock auto I6, you'd be looking for a 96DA-12650-Bx or 6DBx.

Where the x is is just the revision code. C is one of the later codes.

The 3DBC ECU you have is late EB2 or ED.
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:00 pm 
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Yeah, I have just discovered that thro a PM. :(

The ECU was just sitting on the floor of the car. Somone obviously just dropped it there. I thought it was too good to be true that I didn't have to pull it out. One learns from ones' mistakes :lol:

Thanks for all the info, I will do better next time, I promise

Yep, Arm79, it is a bog stock auto. Are the later revision codes good, or are they sort of "indifferent" to the running of the car?
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:05 pm 
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anybody want a good used EB/D ecu?????
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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:17 pm 
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I have an EL Ghia, so the ECU code is 6DJx.

I've had 6DJA, JB, JC and JE ECU's in my car, and could not tell the difference at all. But means I can't really comment on the standard I6 ECU's.

If you're interested, I'm pretty sure I have a Cop and Fairlane ECU floating around at home that I'm not using anymore.

If you're interested in one of those, let me know.
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