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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:47 pm 
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In regards to my car running funny, i got it diag'd today, and it turns out its all because of the "resistor trick" so i'm going to install a manual ecu.

My question is, will a GLI manual ECU affect anything Fairmont? as in cluster/CC/trip etc? Will everything work as it should?

I'm not at all sure about this, so i wanted to check. I think all that is BEM controlled, but just to be sure. :D

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Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:51 pm 
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IIRC, all of the climate control, trip etc etc is hooked up to the BCM/BEM and not the ECU, so you should be fine

(BCM - Body Control Module)
(BEM - Body Electrics Module)

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:05 pm 
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my 'mont runs fine on a GLI ECu

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:17 am 
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so out of interest whats the difference between a GLI and a Fairmont ECU? I've come to have a Fairmont one and just wondering what the differences are.
any help would be appreciated

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:23 am 
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Diff ratio's and something to do with the climate control i'm told...

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:41 am 
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Mitch_ wrote:
Diff ratio's and something to do with the climate control i'm told...


no worries thanks for that

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:31 pm 
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basstrom_dave wrote:
so out of interest whats the difference between a GLI and a Fairmont ECU? I've come to have a Fairmont one and just wondering what the differences are.
any help would be appreciated

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GLi/fairmont ECU's are the same IIRC

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:10 pm 
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KyleBardell wrote:
basstrom_dave wrote:
so out of interest whats the difference between a GLI and a Fairmont ECU? I've come to have a Fairmont one and just wondering what the differences are.
any help would be appreciated

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GLi/fairmont ECU's are the same IIRC

No they are not - Fairmonts have a different diff ratio and the A/C side of s**t it slightly different...

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:43 pm 
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I have another interruption to butt in with here... When I put a ECU from my Fairmont wagon into my Futura it fixed the missfiring sixth cylinder... No worries - I was totally running on five cylinders with the old Futura ECU.

I have a theory that the injector is a bit buggered and the computer burnt itself out trying to tell it to open all the time... There is no fuse or anything between the injector and the computer, so it possibly could happen!

Anyway, I am now getting a slight miss again when sitting at around 1400-2000rpm with foot barely touching the pedal. When I changed the computer this went away for about 2000km, but is now creeping back in to the cars equations. I am going to put another injector in but since I have to pull the whole dash out for the dash, high series BEM and climate control thing anyway, so maybe I should change the loom from the computer to the injectors whilst I am at it? Or maybe that requires too much effort?
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Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:43 pm 
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I have an ED GLI Manual ECU in my EB II Ghia without any issues in relation to cruise, climate, trip comp & so on. Everything works as it should.

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