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 Post subject: timing on an ef falcon
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:59 pm 
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hey guys i was just wondering if anyone knows how to do the timing on an EF FALCON 4 litre 6 cylinder. can ya do it your self or do ya have to take it a dealership to do it?? and has anyone got any little tricks ya can do to the engine ya self to get a little more horsepower?? any help will be appreciated. thanx

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:00 pm 
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The timing is controlled 100% by the ECU on an EF - no way to change it.

 

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 Post subject: get a new ECU???
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:05 pm 
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so does that meen if i get a new ECU if will fix the timing problem??
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:08 pm 
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What timing problem do you have?

Timing on an EF shouldnt/cant be out unless the crank angle sensor is stuffed.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:12 pm 
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it idles fine 4 a while then it drops and runs a bit rough and i put the timing light on it and its out by a fair bit
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:21 pm 
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Are you putting the ECU into diagnostic mode to check it?

Where is the mark sitting when you check it? From memory it should be about 1.5cm left of the mark on the timing cover.

Its most likely your ISC though. If it doesnt work the eay the ECU wants it to, the ECU tries to use timing changes to control the idle speed.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:26 pm 
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nah i dont no how to put the ECU in that mode ya talkin about coz this is my first car with a computer im use to stuffin round with dizzys and carbies so i know nuthin about computers. the mark sits about 4cm to te left of the mark. how do u put the computer into that mode your talkin about??? thanx 4 ya help
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:45 pm 
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Might be worth reading this - http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=52

To check the timing, put the ECU into self test mode, wait for the rpm to steady after the ecu does its thing, then check the timing. Cant say ive done it on an EF before though.

You cant really trust the timing mark on Ef/EL's either - the balancers are prone to slipping the outer rings. It doesnt sound to me like your problem is timing related. If you do the tests on that page the engine will report any problems it picks up which might give you a good idea about what to do next.

 

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