Engine Computer Info (what is stored) - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Ute Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2003, 22:46   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Riverina NSW
Posts: 99
Question Engine Computer Info (what is stored)

I have heard a few people on here talk about the ECU?'s holding information about the car and some history.
Is this correct, can ford find out about what kind of driver i am, if it has been driven hard and such? can someone tell me what the computers can actually tell dealers.
poodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2003, 00:32   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Warrnambool
Posts: 117
Not the dealers, Ford Australia's techs can.
steed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2003, 01:49   #3 (permalink)
Australian BA XR6 Falcon
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 1,249
Can't say for sure about the BA EEC, but older EEC's store info about engine condition, basically to account for wear.

I doubt they hold information about how long you've had your foot flat to the floor, or front wheel revolutions vs rear wheel (ie burnouts) etc
Kieron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2003, 18:37   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 456
Wont be long before crash investigators start tapping into this sort of info!
__________________
I bet $20 Shav will hit 2000 posts by years end...
MrBrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2003, 22:25   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
61sg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: WA
Age: 34
Posts: 701
BAs stores speed infomation and yes the dealers can access it
61sg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2003, 01:38   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Warrnambool
Posts: 117
Freeze frame data can be accessed by dealers but there is a lot of stuff that can't be.
steed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2003, 07:03   #7 (permalink)
aka "Mr BURNOUTworld"
 
8EHiND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Age: 29
Posts: 658
Quote:
Originally posted by Kieron
Can't say for sure about the BA EEC, but older EEC's store info about engine condition, basically to account for wear.

I doubt they hold information about how long you've had your foot flat to the floor, or front wheel revolutions vs rear wheel (ie burnouts) etc
So basically if the cops suspect you of doing a skid down the road outside your mates driveway then can pull you up and tap into your ECC and see if it was you? Me suspects a hint of Privacy Act breachings! Looks like you can only do a burnout or speed in an old car these days!
__________________
8EHiND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2003, 19:30   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally posted by MrBrock
Wont be long before crash investigators start tapping into this sort of info!
Here in the US a rental company had Chev cars with these black boxes and they were able to access the data from it. Then they turned around and charged you extra for violation of the rental agreement as it stated in the fine print that you would drive the vehicle in a manner that didn't violate road rules and proper driving habits etc. Seeing as the black box said you did, as most rentals get to enjoy, you were busted.

They were taken to court and lost their case basd upon non-disclosure and inability to secure the data. I understand the practice has been stopped although who knows if they keep your records for their own information to determine if a car is "available" when you next ask for one.
Aussie_in_NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 00:14   #9 (permalink)
must stay under 0.25 ppd.
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Adelaide SA
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally posted by 8EHiND
So basically if the cops suspect you of doing a skid down the road outside your mates driveway then can pull you up and tap into your ECC and see if it was you? Me suspects a hint of Privacy Act breachings! Looks like you can only do a burnout or speed in an old car these days!
Sounds like a good thing...
I'd love to see some f^#*wit get pulled up for doing street burnouts, cry like a baby that it wasnt him and then have the cop show him the date/time etc details from his eec... then take his car away for 30 days.
I just love having my streetscape and property values given a kick in the head by wankers from another neighbourhood in their piles of shit with burnout tyres on them.
Since when was it "OK" to do a burnout and speed?

I do suspect that youre not serious though 8EHiND...
__________________
Well done SA pollies (for once). Hoon laws are long overdue to protect car enthusiasts against idiot drivers.
tonyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2003, 16:50   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
61sg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: WA
Age: 34
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally posted by tonyk
Sounds like a good thing...
I'd love to see some f^#*wit get pulled up for doing street burnouts, cry like a baby that it wasnt him and then have the cop show him the date/time etc details from his eec... then take his car away for 30 days.
I just love having my streetscape and property values given a kick in the head by wankers from another neighbourhood in their piles of shit with burnout tyres on them.
Since when was it "OK" to do a burnout and speed?

I do suspect that youre not serious though 8EHiND...
hear hear!

if your going to do burnouts dont do it in a residential area or you may just find yourself with four slashed tyres.
61sg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Ute Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holdens new V6 EED-250 The Pub 52 08-09-2003 22:07
Ford Motor Company’s 100-millionth V-8 Engine RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 3 04-29-2003 07:33
A New Boss Born in Australia RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-16-2002 18:12
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-2002 07:27
Understanding Engine Management - Part 1 Dan [Sac] V6 and Hot4 Tech 0 12-11-2001 13:08

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:19.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.