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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:16 pm 
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Today i rang a wrecker i know and asked for price and availabilities for various parts. One of these was an EL 6cyl auto ECU, but i was told there are about 20 different types of these, which do i want? Indeed, which do i want, or doesn't it matter? I am putting an AU motor into an EBII GLi auto non-smartlock.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:20 pm 
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ummm I am assuming you'll be running the distributor rather then coil pack. I'll imagine an EL XR ECU would go down well if you got the XR accessories strapped to the motor. If you don't I'd say any would do fine.

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:24 pm 
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AUs run a coilpack though dont they?
probably use and EF/AU ecu.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:27 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
AUs run a coilpack though dont they?
probably use and EF/AU ecu.


Yeah they do, but I think you swap it over for a distributor...unless I am thinking off EF motors.

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:55 pm 
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phongus wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
AUs run a coilpack though dont they?
probably use and EF/AU ecu.


Yeah they do, but I think you swap it over for a distributor...unless I am thinking off EF motors.

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yea you can just drop a dizzy in a au engine and use a el ecu..
thats the easiest way to run a au engine in a eb .ect.

it doesnt really matter about the ecu.. as long as its a 60 pin el ecu.
there are a few differences in them but they will still do the job.
if you can source a tickford ecu it would be slightly better but a std one will do..
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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:17 am 
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Yes, i'll be using a dizzy.

By tickford you mean XR6? Why would one of these be better than a std one? Because both the XR6 and the AU have higher compression than the std motor?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:43 am 
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hi champ ill have my hands on an el ecu out of a fairmont ghia auto which runs the el xr6 engine and a fuel reg to suit which is the 300kp if your intrested come monday.....

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:40 am 
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Is that 60 pin, as Troyman mentioned?

I was figuring on using the AU fuel pressure reg that i expect will come on my AU motor . . . is that comparable to the EL fairmont reg?

 

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relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
Is that 60 pin, as Troyman mentioned?

I was figuring on using the AU fuel pressure reg that i expect will come on my AU motor . . . is that comparable to the EL fairmont reg?
yhe thats right i actually have to el ecu's on from the fairmont ghia which runs the xr6 motor and a standard one that was out of a fairmont both 69 pin

 

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Will you be running the AU manifold and accessories or are going to replace them with your log manifold from your EB engine. If you use the EL ecu you will have to obtain a smart lock bypass, run extra wires for the manifold runners and control the thermo fans somehow. You will also have to tweak your EB engine loom to suit the AU motor.
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nalane wrote:
Will you be running the AU manifold and accessories or are going to replace them with your log manifold from your EB engine. If you use the EL ecu you will have to obtain a smart lock bypass, run extra wires for the manifold runners and control the thermo fans somehow. You will also have to tweak your EB engine loom to suit the AU motor.

I will be doing the latter, bbm etc. For details refer below (scroll to the updated list):

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/rd-s-ebi ... 65892.html

One question on my mind is where to run the wires from the ECU into the engine bay. I looked around the other day and it seems i might have to dismantle parts of the dashboard . . . ugh? (at 6'5" with broad shoulders dashboard work is an extra b**ch, but i could remove a front seat). Any suggestions?

 

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stoj79 wrote:
relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
Is that 60 pin, as Troyman mentioned?

I was figuring on using the AU fuel pressure reg that i expect will come on my AU motor . . . is that comparable to the EL fairmont reg?
yhe thats right i actually have to el ecu's on from the fairmont ghia which runs the xr6 motor and a standard one that was out of a fairmont both 69 pin

I don't know anything about this 60 or 69 pin thing. Any info?

 

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relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
stoj79 wrote:
relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
Is that 60 pin, as Troyman mentioned?

I was figuring on using the AU fuel pressure reg that i expect will come on my AU motor . . . is that comparable to the EL fairmont reg?
yhe thats right i actually have to el ecu's on from the fairmont ghia which runs the xr6 motor and a standard one that was out of a fairmont both 69 pin

I don't know anything about this 60 or 69 pin thing. Any info?


i think its a miss type..
el ecu is 60 pin like ea/eb/ed.
and ef is 100 pin like au...
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TROYMAN wrote:
i think its a miss type..
el ecu is 60 pin like ea/eb/ed.
and ef is 100 pin like au...

Thanks.

Jumping back to a question i asked, do you mind giving your thoughts on the following;

"By tickford you mean XR6? Why would one of these be better than a std one? Because both the EL XR6 and the std AU have higher compression than the std EL motor?"

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its the timing and fuel maps in the ecu that make the tickford xr6 ecu different to suit the xr6 cam.. also the auto gear shift is slightly different..
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