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Old 05-20-2004, 20:50   #1 (permalink)
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Hows this for an idea ...

Most performance buffs get 3rd party kits (ie..APS Ph3..etc) fitted to their cars and tuned according to what owners want out of their car (nothing new !), but here's an idea that I thought of when mucking around with my Premium Sound system (in my XR6T) on the way to work this morning...


How about a CD player in all Falcons that also reads data CDs (ie..CD-R), and re-programs the car's ECU/PCM for new and updated software. This would allow new (maybe more efficient) versions or running software and programs which can be customised more closely to a driver's requirements. ie..if fuel efficiency is a priority, then adopt a program which runs the engine lean and adopt faster transimssion changes (for auto's). Or if you want to maximise performance, then run the engine 'rich' ..etc

Also, a PC program can be developed which can run on owners PC's which allows config files to be generated. These config files can then be burnt to a CD, which can then be read by the car's CD player.
Obviously a fixed number of config's (or something equivalent) would be required so that people dont puch the car's engine/transmission system too far ....

Imagine the possibilties ????????????

FORD .. HOW ABOUT IT ?????????????????????????

This would be a world first ! ..haven't heard anything like this from any Manufacturer . please prove me wrong if you know or have heard of something ....)
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Old 05-20-2004, 20:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hows this for an idea ...

Ford guard their EEC programs very closely. I am yet to hear of anyone who has actually cracked the EECV/VI. I would doubt that Ford would then build in something to make it easier for people to change the ECU etc. Imagine the warranty nightmare this would create! To have different settings, though, that could be done through the use of a button or buttons - just like the Power/Econ button for the Auto Trans.
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Old 05-20-2004, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hows this for an idea ...

just out of interest, what was EECVI in? I know EEC V was in EF/EL and AU, and BA is EEC VII isnt it?

So where was VI?
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just out of interest, what was EECVI in? I know EEC V was in EF/EL and AU, and BA is EEC VII isnt it?

So where was VI?
BA has EEC VII. I believe Ford also calls it "Blackwood", which if I recall correctly was also the codename for the XD a long time ago.

Supposedly, Ford OZ jumped a generation in ECU hardware, hence the missing EEC VI.
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Re: Hows this for an idea ...

Off topic, wasn't the "Blackwood" codename used for the behemoth "original" XD that (thankfully) never made it to production? Or was it for the XD that we know & love?

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Re: Hows this for an idea ...

That technology is here well sort of, with the Xede chip from chip torque you can plug in your laptop and put in what ever map you like that you have saved on your laptop with the press of a enter button you can put in what ever tune you like and the Xede they use on the turbo cars can switch between to tunes or maps with out the use of the laptop the chip holds 2 maps..and all the software for this can be down loaded from there web site free of charge… we have had a look at these maps on mine and have saved tunes before I got a new one just incase the new tune is not as good as the last one, we can change it back ourselves…also we setup a shift light of the output..Xede chip has a 9 pin serial plug that plugs into any laptop..
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and if you dont know what your doing you could make your car run like crap too
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and if you dont know what your doing you could make your car run like crap too
you only put in a map that is given with the chip, or a previous dyno map...
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