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Old 03-03-2004, 18:19   #1 (permalink)
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confused AU Questions - Unichip and Cam Shafts

Hey guys

Was wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I am about to order a stage 2 Cam from Crow Cams for my AU. Now as this is the first car i have begun 'real' engine work, so I am unsure. I have a stage 1 unichip which according to Crow should be ok with the Cam, but they mentioned that it wasnt compatible with a XR6 chip or Variable timing.
Now its time to sound stupid and ask... Explain the variable timing, would this be an issue in an AU1 Fairmont? and does anyone know if the stage 1 unichip is infact an equivalent to the XR6 Chip??

Has anyone done something like this before?

As you could imagine, i dont want to spend the $400 dollars on the cam if its not going to work with the chip i already have!

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Old 03-03-2004, 18:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AU Questions - Unichip and Cam Shafts

Pretty sure the AU Fairmont had the standard (ie non-VCT) engine. If it's a Ghia, it will have the VCT (Variable Cam timing). Easiest way to check is to lift the bonnet. If it doesn't have "VCT" stamped in or on the rocker cover, it's a normal 157kw motor and you should be right with the cam. Same goes for the XR6 chip - if it's a Ghia, it porbably has a smiliar chip, if not, then it will just have the standard chip for the standard motor (plus your stage 1 chip).

Here's a pic of the VCT stamp on an XR6 motor:
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Old 03-03-2004, 18:49   #3 (permalink)
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Re: AU Questions - Unichip and Cam Shafts

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Here's a pic of the VCT stamp on an XR6 motor:
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Maybe - but it;s in the wagon now!

And who's showing off? You only posted so you could get a pc of your car on this thread (in your sig).

Nudge - why don't you wander down to Yowani tonight (Thursday 4/2/04) at 7.30 and join our meeting? No obligation, but you could come and check us out and see if you want to join. Can't guarantee anything, but your car should be eligible for club membership - one benefit of membership is fleet discounts on servicing and trade prices on spare parts at John McGrath.

If you are already a member - forget this half of the post.
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