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Old 09-19-2005, 00:28   #1 (permalink)
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Crank ignition.

Is it possible to use a crank angle sensor to run your ignition (rather than the dizzy). In the process of turboing my falcon and noticed some interesting stuff in the EMS software which led me to believe it's possible???
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I carnt see why not... simply fit an EF timing cover and balancer and away ya go...
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Re: Crank ignition.

Already got the timing cover & balancer fitted. It doesn't have the sensor on it though. I'd have to buy one and wondered if there were any pro's and con's to doing it.

How do you actually wire it up cause i thought the ecu would control the C.A.S.
Does this mean you'd need an aftermarket ecu or is there a way to do this to a normal car and ecu?
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Re: Crank ignition.

An EF sensor would probably fit. THen you can run 3 coils. But why?
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Re: Crank ignition.

Defently would need to run after market ecu
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Re: Crank ignition.

timing from a cas is the best way to go, buy need to run a aftermarket ecu...
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Re: Crank ignition.

Lookingat a stinger ecu and it has the function and it's not too much work to buy and fit one. Thought maybe it would be more reliable. Do you just remove the dizzy altogether?
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Re: Crank ignition.

stinger will need a cam position signal/cylinder reference point. (AFAIK) so u will need to use a crank and cam signal, id use the dizzy as the cam sig and run it using a single coil (HI-6) setup, using you dizzy for spark distribution still.

you need a cam pos signal so the ecu knows which cylinder is no.1 and when its at tdc
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No worries. Thought the teeth on the CAS might tell the ecu that info.
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Old 09-24-2005, 22:26   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Crank ignition.

Hi all,
I dont know if this is relevant to the newer engines, but for my old falcon (XR engine) the dizzy is driven of the camshaft, which then drives the oil pump. Meaning if you remove the dizzy, your engine will not get any oil.
This is the same for my old toyota too and I believe fairly standard practice.

Thus if I want to remove my dizzy, Im going to have to make an oil pump drive gear, which replaces the dizzy...

Is this relevant for newer engines?
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