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 Post subject: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:11 pm 
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Hi guys, the ECU supplied with my T5 looks a bit dodge. It is missing the panel on the bottom and also has a tuning sticker??? where can i get the actual panel that covers the bottom or could i just swap to another ECU case?? Also in the pic is the sticker on the front, what does this mean, has it possibly been re-tuned or what? Cheers

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:22 pm 
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I think the ECU has been tweaked by some company :? From the label I am guessing they have done some sort of chipping...from the "virtual" testing part.

The bottom bit doesn't have to be covered. It is used to diagnostics really unless you have one of them "plug and play" J3 chips. You can just put gaffer tape over it...not like you can see it once covered by the kick panel :P.

But the above statement regarding the sticker is just a guestimate, don't quote me on that.

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:54 pm 
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or it has been reco'd?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:19 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
or it has been reco'd?



it would have a different catch code if it was reco'ed IIRC.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:35 am 
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Looks like a reco ecu (non ford) so no change in the catch code. A number of companies have simulators to test the ecu during diagnosis and final testing after repair. Thats why Bursons and other parts retailers do exchange rebuilt ecus. Your dead one gets rebuilt and sold to another customer. Usually put warranty void tape over the outer casing to stop people tampering with the rebuilt internals.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:39 pm 
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But its still the same as the oringinal right? This was sold to me as an EB GT ecu (catch code confirms this)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:46 pm 
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XFWAGON wrote:
But its still the same as the oringinal right? This was sold to me as an EB GT ecu (catch code confirms this)


I would assume so unless the sticker is ripped or looks like it has been removed, then it may have been tampered with.

Looks like you're safe though.

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Can't guarantee it but I would suspect that it is an original as per the catch code. I see nothing on the repairers label to indicate anything other than a repair/rebuild and testing. The virtual part is only simulating the cars inputs and outputs for ecu functionality. I guess the only way to be sure would be to try it in the appropriate vehicle.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Yeah, one side of the label has dried up and peeled off but the other side looks fine to me. Should get the chance to check it once i bolt my box up, as soon as i manage to find a decently priced clutch

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:18 pm 
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XFWAGON wrote:
where can i get the actual panel that covers the bottom or could i just swap to another ECU case??



looks alot like its the same case as an XF..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Info needed on this, looks dodgy
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:24 pm 
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Yeah thats what i thought, i compared it to my other EB one that i have here and its a completely different case, the other EB one i have here is a 6cyl type and it's case is identically to my other AU auto one. Maybe this one got dented or something, then had a repair to board and case??? i dont really care, just as long as it does its job

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:33 pm 
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XFWAGON wrote:
Yeah thats what i thought, i compared it to my other EB one that i have here and its a completely different case, the other EB one i have here is a 6cyl type and it's case is identically to my other AU auto one. Maybe this one got dented or something, then had a repair to board and case??? i dont really care, just as long as it does its job


being a V8 ECU, they do not include the transmission ECU, where as the 6cyl ECU's do, im guessing thats why the cases are different. the 6cyl case has more a of a heat sink than the V8..

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:39 pm 
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oh i see, that would explain why this is like a tin shell and the 6cyl one has heaps of chunky metal around it

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:57 am 
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umm..... i thought 2DCA was the catch code for a manual ED XR8 Sprint
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:57 am 
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MoffatGhia wrote:
umm..... i thought 2DCA was the catch code for a manual ED XR8 Sprint


Same thing, Both GT and sprint used the same ECU

 

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