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 Post subject: thinking of changing the computer in a ex taxi ef sedan
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:33 pm 
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gdayi have a ef ex-taxi sedan. i was wondering if taxis had a different computer? maby for smoother shifts/take offs etc?
i can get a xr6 computer from a guy i work with, but will it make a difference in preformance, since everything else on my taxi is factory. will it have probs with the tickford gas system?
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:46 pm 
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You will need to retain you current ECU for the tickford gas system to work as wired, you can modify the wiring to cut the injectors but you will be going backward as the dual fuel ECU has the optimum ignition curves for both LPG and petrol.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:43 pm 
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yeah but not all taxis ran a factory tickford system..

some may just have a normal Gli ecu

i would have thought changing the ecu would present no problems at all

 

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 Post subject: Re: thinking of changing the computer in a ex taxi ef sedan
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:48 pm 
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stepto and son wrote:
will it have probs with the tickford gas system?
What I read into this is that the car is fitted with Tickford gas - in that case, retain the dual fuel ECU as mentioned, also for the reasons mentioned, as well as the LPG lockoffs are controlled by the ECU.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:28 am 
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The Tickford gas computers work a treat I've fitted one into my EF ghia factory Tickford motor and computer no loss in power on petrol or gas now...main reason for the swap was dual fuel

as stated above by twason and snap0964 the main ecu is an integral part of the gas system

If you want more performance it might be time to look at the bolt on side of things... extractors, exhaust, panel filter maybe even cam and head work

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