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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:03 pm 
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What ECU would I need to make an EL Fairmont Ghia V8 have no speed limiting?

I am aware about the driveshaft limiting the speed of the car hence the speed limit put on non XR models.
But if your upgrading the driveshaft and dont want a limit on your cars top speed what ECU do you go for to remove it considering there are differences in luxuries between different models.

Would an EL XR8 ECU suit my Fairmont Ghia or will that cause some items not to work?

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:20 pm 
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I think you may find that the auto EECs are all speed limited, even the XR ones (although I could be wrong). This is because the auto cooks itself extremely quickly above 180kph. If it is a manual, an EL XR8 manual EEC should be fine. But honestly how many times will you ever see more than 180kph, even on a track you will be going to get that high so is it worth the effort.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:24 pm 
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only ex-chasers isn't it that have no speed limiter from factory?

although johno reckons his manual EL XR6 has no 180 limiter...

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:38 am 
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Manual XRs dont have a speed limiter uglybob, my EF XR6 has seen past 200kph. :D

Also I've got a trans cooler on board so cooking the autobox not likely to happen. :)

Not much point working the engine then on my V8. I'll keep it stock then and just make it look good instead. :(

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:17 am 
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I've had my ED with Auto EL XR6 ECU up to 210 - no limiter to at least there.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:37 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
What ECU would I need to make an EL Fairmont Ghia V8 have no speed limiting?


A red one, they go faster :D

(sorry, early morning!)

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:56 am 
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Waggin wrote:
A red one, they go faster :D
(sorry, early morning!)


Cool I'll go and get some red paint today and then reap the benefits. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:05 am 
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GT werent limited, neither were fbt for memory?
Ive had the fbt upto 200 no probs; tranny cooler seemed to benfit at those speeds as it didnt overheat for the time i was moving so quickly or after..

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:10 am 
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Those ECUs would be very expensive hey?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:20 am 
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Depends what you call expensive..
I forget how much they went for, but fertree gully auto salvage here in melb had some i think - cant remember details.
Other than that youd have to chuck up a WANTED on most ford forum sites to see if someone has a ecu laying around, suprisingly there has been a few getting around in the past 12months from what ive seen.
Go figure.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:56 pm 
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daniel interesting to hear the FBT is unlimited. The AU TL50 LWB were at 185kmh aparantly so its interesting to hear of a lwb ford without a limiter.
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i didnt know the tl50 was limited..

I dunno if fbt is limited up higher, but it goes to 200 no probs anyway.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:33 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
What ECU would I need to make an EL Fairmont Ghia V8 have no speed limiting?

I am aware about the driveshaft limiting the speed of the car hence the speed limit put on non XR models.
But if your upgrading the driveshaft and dont want a limit on your cars top speed what ECU do you go for to remove it considering there are differences in luxuries between different models.

Would an EL XR8 ECU suit my Fairmont Ghia or will that cause some items not to work?

Cheers

P.S. Could you also recommend other ECUs or options for other model E series Falcons for others.


You could run onto troubles using an EL one as they have a different cooling fan setups. I had an EF XR8 auto one up for grabs, but someone is buying it this weekend. If that sale falls throughI'll let you know.

 

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