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 Post subject: EL FAirmont Ghia - speed limiter?
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:23 pm 
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Just wonderred if the el's have a speed limiter? at say around 180 ?
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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:26 pm 
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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:27 pm 
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so is that a yes or no?
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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:36 pm 
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Mine does, its a Fairmont, but definataly, once 180 comes its like hitting a wall

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:42 pm 
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phew, i saw the $1.80 come up then the power just went, for those 5 seconds or less i thought s**t, hurt something bad. good thing to know. thanks
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 Post subject: speed limiter
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:06 am 
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i have a el fatura and its limiter is set at 160 then it drops out to 3 or 4 cyls, it sucks but fairmonts must be different. (not sure)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:25 pm 
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They are all set at 180, my falcon was and so was my fairmont. Ive heard that the FBT isnt but I havent checked that yet :D

If yours cuts out at 160 I think your speedo may need some calibration

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:11 pm 
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Yes.. EL Ghia speed limiter is set at 180km/h.. Been there and tested many a time..

Its the same as any EF/EL Auto non XR sedan --> All are 180km/h speed limited.

As nomad said, your speedo must be out for the car to be topping out at 160km/h.
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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:14 pm 
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I believe it is to do with the single piece tailshaft. Correct me if I am wrong but the xr6 and xr8 were fitted with an alloy tailshaft and don' have this restriction.
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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:22 pm 
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woodunn wrote:
I believe it is to do with the single piece tailshaft. Correct me if I am wrong but the xr6 and xr8 were fitted with an alloy tailshaft and don' have this restriction.


Thats my understanding as well...

I've had an XR6 Auto ECU in my car to play with, and that topped out at 215km/h in my Ghia. So it seems the XR autos are still limited, just at a higher point. So must be something to do with the addition of the alloy tailshaft.
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