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 Post subject: Issues locating info on ECU
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Jason,

I have an EF XR8 and the ECU in it is a 6DKA which indicates that the ECU is an EL ECU, but I'm needing a exchange unit as mine is faulty(comes up with numerous fault codes) I'm being told it's not an off the self item, it's Tickford enhanced etc. I did check your listings and the nearest one is a 4DKF which appears to be an EF XR8 Ex pursuit, my under standing is the F indicates the revision in this one. So if that is the case does that mean the ECU that I have here is an EL XR8 Ex pursuit revision A ? if so it is in an EF and would explain why I'm having difficulty finding an exchange unit. :?
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:01 am 
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hey mate the 4 means a year, the T stands for tickford D is for ford, K is your gears box F is the revision so A is old and F is the newest version

so all you'll need is a (edited ill double check first)
check ebay regually they come up every now and again
so try the wreckers

what year car and gear box do you have
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:23 am 
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here are some ecu catch codes that you'll be looking at but its only a rough guess till we know more about your car
what year
what tranmission
what diff ratio


4DDG - 9/94 EF XR8 Manual 3.23:
4DDE - EF 5.0L Manual - Revision E - Gli, Futura, XR8.
4DDG - EF 5.0L Manual - Revision G - Gli, Futura, XR8.
4DED - EF 5.0L Auto - Revision D - Gli, Futura, Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane, Fairlane Ghia.
4DEG - EF 5.0L Auto - Revision G - Gli, Futura, Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane, Fairlane Ghia.
4DKF - EF 5.0L Auto - Revision F - Police ex-pursuit

4DDE - 5.0l man ef


all of these are a standard ford ecu not a tickford version
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 Post subject: Re: Issues locating info on ECU
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:29 pm 
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I rang ford today gave them the Vin Number and according to them the ECU I have is correct for this XR8 Auto 5.0ltr Gun Metal sedan. The ECU is suppossed to be 96DA-12A650-KA being 6DKA, having said that the month and year of manufacture is April 1995.
I rang COV's they tell me genuine replacement is no longer available and the aftermarket supplier don't list this number ECU as an exchange unit.
Wonderful :roll:
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Well then - you have nothing to loose!.

Firstly - ask around for a Ford Electronic Shop - Thompson Ford in Brisbane (Southside ford, and Metro Ford) used to have a workshop that did all the electronics, as well as one that did transmissions etc.
If you can find out where that went Im sure getting an ECU is easy - the EF and EL ECU's are reflashable (by the factory people).

Alternatively, seeing as you have one there that has code in it, you could get in touch with TIPerformance - and ask them about dumping the current bin and putting it on a J3 chip - you could then put your J3 chip in Any EEC V from an EF or EL 5.0.

I have a 96 EF XR8 Auto in the shed, but I need the ECU unless someone can get me an EL XR8 Auto ECU (the engine is moving into my EL Fairmont)

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:06 pm 
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autocat21 wrote:
I rang ford today gave them the Vin Number and according to them the ECU I have is correct for this XR8 Auto 5.0ltr Gun Metal sedan. The ECU is suppossed to be 96DA-12A650-KA being 6DKA, having said that the month and year of manufacture is April 1995.
I rang COV's they tell me genuine replacement is no longer available and the aftermarket supplier don't list this number ECU as an exchange unit.
Wonderful :roll:


Ford are incorrect. April 1995 can not be fitted with a 1996 EL ecu. April 1995 should be EF1 with a single driver side air bag, but it's around the cross-over date with EF2. Your XR8 would have been fitted with a 4DKx (x = B-F, most likely E) if it was an auto or 4DDx if a manual. You will always get fault codes running an EL ecu in an EF as the wiring is different around cooling fans and SSPS

Unless you have mis-read the build date, and it isn't April 95. Since you gave Ford the VIN, this is possible. Double check.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Every time I talk to anybody about an it they tell me something different especially parts supply people.
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:55 pm 
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How many fan relays are there behind the passenger headlights just in front of the airbox? 4 relays = EF1/EF2

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:46 pm 
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I have a Late 96 XR8 (EF) and it has EF ECU, and 4 relays. Not EL
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 Post subject: Re: Issues locating info on ECU
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Ecu will have a date stamped on the same label as catch code...if this date is later than car build date,then ecu is not the factory fitted one.
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