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 Post subject: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:24 am 
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I bought an EL Ghia as a donor car.

So since I'm replacing the Headgasket in my EF Falcon, I'm going to put the Tickford head from the Ghia onto my EF. Will I get the performance gains from the tickford head with my ECU or do I need an ECU designed for the Tickford head? I know the gains are only small.

I would like to stay with my ECU as my cars a factory manual and i've heard some people having some issues with 'tricking' the auto ecu's.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:34 am 
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Your ECU will run it fine, you'll still get a bit of a power increase, however a minimal gain can be had from switching to a tickford ECU.

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:40 am 
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EF_nut wrote:
I bought an EL Ghia as a donor car.

So since I'm replacing the Headgasket in my EF Falcon, I'm going to put the Tickford head from the Ghia onto my EF. Will I get the performance gains from the tickford head with my ECU or do I need an ECU designed for the Tickford head? I know the gains are only small.

I would like to stay with my ECU as my cars a factory manual and i've heard some people having some issues with 'tricking' the auto ecu's.


If you don't want to "trick" an Auto ECU with resistors, you can always use a J3 Chip - they can replace the factory eeprom with that of a Manual, making any ECU a Manual ECU. PM me if you would like more info :)

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Jason
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 am 
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So for our slush box equipped E-series will the tickford ecu shift ok with the 3.08 diff ratio?

As I've fitted a Tickford motor to my Gli an can purchase the Ecu for $20?

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:08 am 
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Along with the ECU, you will need the fuel pressure regulator, and the fuel pump.....they are needed for the Tickford ECU.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:53 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Along with the ECU, you will need the fuel pressure regulator, and the fuel pump.....they are needed for the Tickford ECU.

Why would you need a fuel pump? Pretty sure they are the same whether the car is Tickford or not, pretty sure they are all the same including v8s
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Ok cheers
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon - Tickford Head, which ECU to Use
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:05 pm 
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wombi90 wrote:
cjh wrote:
Along with the ECU, you will need the fuel pressure regulator, and the fuel pump.....they are needed for the Tickford ECU.

Why would you need a fuel pump? Pretty sure they are the same whether the car is Tickford or not, pretty sure they are all the same including v8s


Same fuel pump EA-EB-ED-EF up until 4th month 98 EL when they changed, 6cyl, Tickford 6 and all V8 are the same.

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