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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:48 pm 
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Looking to upgrade the ECU from the Futura one.

Can obtain a NF, NL, EF Fairmont, NL Sportsman ECUs.

Obviopusly I want to hold out for an EF2 Ghia one or XR one, but if they never come up, which one would be the best upgrade?
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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:55 pm 
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EL/NL's won't work dylan - it has to come from an EF/NF

best to go either EF XR6, or EFII Ghia (XR spec) - don't bother with anything else!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:47 pm 
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If you're running dual fuel, wouldn't an EF Tickford LPG ECU be an option ??
Only downside would be they'd be harder to come by . . . :cry:

Someone might know the pros and cons compared to an XR6 unit.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:54 pm 
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Never thought of that...hmmm
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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:02 pm 
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Have a look at the Tickford LPG doco - there's some pretty good gains to be had straight off the bat compared to a std petrol map ECU. Run a wire from your fuel sel S/W to pin 92, and you're away.
When you go to a manual, trick the ECU as per a std unit. I can't see any cons to this - someone else may be able to comment ??

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:41 pm 
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if you are running gas then the ticky gas ecu is what you want for the gas system, changes ignition curve and trani shift points to suit gas.
i don't believe it is any different programming for the petrol side, not sure.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:56 pm 
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just saw someone is wrecking an ef2 xr6 in forsale section.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:10 pm 
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Yeah been talking to Cam about that, didnt know he had it though.
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