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Old 10-07-2004, 16:48   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

Hi,

I hope i'm asking this question in the right place. I have a 1992 Ford Maverick (which is of course just a Nissan Patrol) and am looking at fitting a 5.0 V8 out of a 1992 Fairlane NCii (in Oz).

I'm not worried about physically fitting everything together too much, but am just wondering about the ECU. Firstly, since I'll most likely be ditching the automatic transmission, will the ECU be looking for input that isn't there? Or are the auto and the engine independent?

Secondly, are there any other features of this ECU that would be likely to present problems in a transplant? Speed sensors, security stuff, etc?

I just like to suss these things out as much as I can before I spend any money...

Any other tips would be welcome too.

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Re: Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

Everything is integrated into the one ecu, if you ditch the auto and go manual, all you have to do is fool the computer to thinking you are in neutral all the time, while it does to work to a high degree of success, a manual computer is a better idea, do a search on manual conversions on here.
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Re: Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

Cool. Thanks for the info. I can easily keep the thing thinking it's in neutral. Do you know if there's any other difference between the ECUs that should concern me?

Anyway, at least based on what you've said I know I can get it running fine even if I can't track down a manual ECU.

Thanks!

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Re: Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

I'm pretty sure the V8's still retain a separate auto ECU, so it shouldn't be too difficult. I think the hardest part will be smartlock.
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Re: Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

Yes all V8s have a seperate trans controller. Although i dont have a workshop manual here, i dont think the engine ECU has any inputs from the TCM.

Smartlock will be an issue. Workarounds involve an overide unit, no idea where these are sourced, or installing the Falcon dash and body electronics module.

Maybe the best bet (funds permitting) would be to get the A9L Mustang EEC-IV from the US of A.
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Re: Cutting up a Fairlane NCii

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Yes all V8s have a seperate trans controller. Although i dont have a workshop manual here, i dont think the engine ECU has any inputs from the TCM.

Smartlock will be an issue. Workarounds involve an overide unit, no idea where these are sourced, or installing the Falcon dash and body electronics module.

Maybe the best bet (funds permitting) would be to get the A9L Mustang EEC-IV from the US of A.
true but if your eec catchcode enables the use of twEECer you can tell the eec that it is now an auto and doesn't have smartlock, then come the benifits of trimming some of the fuel from henry's std rich mixtures and adding some extra timming to release a couple of extra ponies out of her
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