Its not an XR6 ECU, there is a specific ECU for EL Ghias.
The Ghia ECU has the XR6 engine management and shift modes when in power mode. But the economy mode is the same as a normal I6.
And most importantly, the Ghia ECU has the speed sensitive power steering capability, something that the XR6 ECU doesnt.
So its kind of a hybrid.... But at least it will do everything the XR6 will.
As for the Crow Stage 3, the ECU would run it, but I doubt it would idle at all. Anything over a stage 2 from most cam places would require a piggy back computer (Unichip, etc) or better, an aftermarket ECU. I cant remember if its a stage 2 or 3 crow cam that comes in a kit, and the kit includes a unichip or similar.
Well that'd explain why it goes that much harder with the economy mode off. It's a way bigger difference than the EF and AU I had made. Damn I want a lumpier cam than the one it's got but can't afford to chip it. Would the stage 2 or JMM mock Dev 3 cam go much harder than the XR6 cam?
1997 EL Fairmont Ghia
XR6 Engine, Pacemakers, Hi-flow Cat, 2 1/2" Lukey sytem, XR8 intake, K & N Pod, LSD.
Maybe have a look at a Wade Stage 2 cam... Its their 1004 profile.
I know a guy who put it into a NL Fairlane, and he got 6rwkw gain. May not seem much, but there must have been something there... He was loosing by a car length to 100 to his makes EF2 Ghia, then started beating him by a car length...
So his mate got the same cam and fitted it to his Ghia (XR6 engine as well), and he went back to beating him by a car length. And the XR6 engine idles really good with this cam to. Close to stock, but a little lumpier.
Its a regrind, so you have to add shims under the lifters. But its not a bad performance gain for a $150 investment.
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