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Need help on Crank Teeth... for Stand Alone ECM

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by SpeedMafia, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. SpeedMafia

    SpeedMafia FEOA Member

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    so i have been working AEM and they wanted to know how many crank teeth i have... i dont know anything about these 1.6L Turbo motors so i have no clue how to get back to AEM to find the right system? See image to see the diagram... Thanks guys! Crank Sensor Teeth.JPG
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    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    4 and one is smaller to id cylinder number 1
    take distributor cap off and look or take a pic and send them to them.
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    Brilliant! fml im an idiot ha ha ha
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    This is what they sent me... ill do the distibutor cap pic for sure... but i have no clue what he is talking about...

    Hey Kevin,

    I've attached a photo listing all the patterns our ECUs are capable of
    working with. I don't have your specific engine information available so
    you'll have to confirm the information to verify compatibility.

    The first recommendation I suggest is the EMS-4. It is a bare-bones,
    minimalist standalone ECU. Wiring is simple, it only has 36 pins. It will
    not control automatic transmissions, but it does have CANbus communication
    for use with other AEM CANbus-enabled devices. There is no onboard
    datalogging, and you will need a wideband controller to use for lambda
    feedback.

    The next recommendation is the Infinity 3 series. We have two different
    options, mostly dependent on your ignition system. If you are staying with
    a distributor or converting to dumb(2 wire) COP coils, the 358 ECU is the
    best option because it has built in coil drivers.
    If you are converting to smart coils(the kind used on LS and R35 GTR
    motors), the 308 ECU will work for you.
    There is no onboard datalogging, and you will need a wideband controller
    to use for lambda feedback.

    The final recommendation I have is the Infinity 506/508. The 508 will
    support 8 cylinders(or dual fuel rail setups), the 506 will support 6.
    The 5 series ECUs both have onboard datalogging, an internal wideband
    controller, and 3rd party CANbus communication(good for using Compushift
    TCM, Racepak dash, etc).
    The 506 will also support low impedance(peak & hold) injectors.


    Let me know what you find or if you need any more information.


    Calib Leonard
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I'm not a 100% sure I know what your doing. But if your are looking for a after market ecu look up pimpx.
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    Just looking for a good stand alone for this escort...I noticed anything outside the programming boost level it shits itself..
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    odd, you should be able to get 8PSI on the stock ECU. 6PSI is stock right? You could try a XR3TI ECU too.
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    I looked...you are correct I'm in denver co...so at 8psi pulls hard and fine...I bump up to 9 or even 9.5 it knocks and spits all pist off...it sitting at 8psi right now... good call
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    It could need a retuning of timing, fuel pressure regulator and stuff, maybe bigger injectors? I recall reading and being told that people back in the day ran 8-10psi fine with nothing but some tunning and a intercooler so 10ish psi should be do able with a little work. But never having had a 1.6l turbo engines and just other 80s ford's with turbos so I can't be 100% sure what I just stated will work.
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    want mine... i am about to burn down this car ha ha ha
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    If you lived closer I'd love to buy it form you.
    But sadly we are not anywhere close by and I already have 2 EXPs so finding room for a 3rd car would be hard.
    But if you ever want to sell the motor or just the Turbo parts, or even just the turbo manifolds im a buyer.
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