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Old 05-14-2003, 17:40   #1 (permalink)
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ED Fairmont GHIA V8 - speed limited

Are the the V8 Ghia's speed limited just curious to know thats all.

Was driving around the other night on an old closed road and mine doesn't seem to be.

Just wanted to know have other people tested it or do you know the specs.

If it is speed limited at what speed?

If yes is it limited by the engine computer or the gearbox computer?
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Old 05-14-2003, 18:27   #2 (permalink)
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what did you get it up to?

i've run to 205, and she's got more in her and it feels quite secure at that speed too, but the fear of coppers pulls me back about then.

i think they're limited to 250kmh or 255kmh or something, but that'd be in the engine computer. some places do take the limit off, but then again, why would you be getting up to THAT speed?
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i could be wrong here but i was under the impression ef was the first model to cop speed limiters. all ef's where speed limited to 180-185 (varies from car to car) with the exception of manual xr8's. from el on all models were speed limited although i believe - and again someone correct me if im wrong - ba's are rev limited rather than speed limited.
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If you're going to take it over 200 you might as well keep going!!!
I don't think the penalty for 230 is any different to 205. To return to the subject, I drove a 6 cyl ED hire car that had a speed limiter at about 180. I thought all autos ED on had them.
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My ED 6 was limited to 180 stopped revving at 3000rpm, so was the EF next to me. only drag ive been in that was a tie!!! Lol

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They are speed limited at 180-190kph. They are limited by the engine EEC.
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Old 05-14-2003, 21:10   #7 (permalink)
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I did do this on a closed road, this road is now privatly owned and can only be accessed by the owner who is a good mate of mine.

Anyway i managed to get my car up to around 198kms and i could still accelerate, i easily passed 190kms. I had to break as we were running out of road. Mine is an auto it is 100% stock except a k&N air filter.

Could the V8 have been different to the I6 or is my car just a freak. Oh and mine is a 4 speed auto and was in economy mode.
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200+ easily. I don't think they're speed limited, although mine is an EB Ghia. I'm just assuming that the ED donk/box have the same computer guts as the EB's. 6cyl EFs though are limited to 180, but I don't think they're rev limited coz I was doing single wheelers at around 5000rpm

I've forgotten what I think I got up to (speedo ends after 199), but it was either around 210 or 220, & it felt like I could squeeze maybe an extra 10kph out of her. Too bad I ran out of road :o

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- ba's are rev limited rather than speed limited.
All model BA's are actually both
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On some EB-D V8 the Speed and rev limiters can be turned off using the Tweecer or EEC-tuner. In fact I sold an EEC-tuner to a guy who just wanted to turn off the speed limiter. Of course when he starts modifying he'll be able to completely recalibrate.

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