Australian Falcon Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Western Australia
I've got a spare module in the glove box now - my original one shit itself at a hospital drive thru (when my Mrs was delivering some books) - I was not well pleased!!!
Apparently these things have been a BIG issue in the US - ie. class action suits etc. (due to cars quitting in middle of intersections and WOLLOP!!). Apparently they are not very heat tolerant and Ford US and apparently Aussie Ford too decided to save about 5 friggin' dollars per car by mounting the module on the dizzy instead of right away from the engine.
This heat intollerance is why it's absolutely critical to use copious amount of good quality heatsink compound when fitting it to the dizzy.
Also, I've been told by a reliable source (inside spare parts sales business) that you should always use a Bosch module - there's apparently some other brand you can get that is not real good at all.
Altho I haven't done it yet, you can easily enough mount the module somewhere away from the engine (ensure it's well earthed to the lower corner attach screw) - using a 3 wire loom to connect it to the dizzy - need to pay attention to sealing the part where the module prongs used to go into the dizzy because water can get into dizzy thru there (there's a seal fitted between the module and the dizzy originally). If doing that, be sure to use Sikaflex or NEUTRAL CURE silicon - if you use acetic type silastic you'll be sorry.
In the US you can actually buy remote mount type modules all fitted up to a nice big heatsink and all - but I don't know if they'd be compatible with Falcons.
Note: modules from earlier cars - ie. XF are NOT compatible - or so I've been told.
IT'LL GO OR IT'LL BLOW!!!