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Hi everyone,

I've just bought a roller project that should be ready to turn key, providing I have the right ECU.

 

The car was a BF XR6 with a ZF 6HP-26.

Now it has a BA XR6 Turbo donk bolted to the original ZF 6HP-26 from the BF.

 

Apparently I can just tune the BF's ECU to run the combo of the BA Turbo and the ZF. Is this correct?

Or do I have to use a BF XR6 Turbo, ZF 6HP-26 ECU and BCM?

 

I rang my local tuner and he had no idea.

 

Thanks for your time.

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Well is it worth your time and money to try and do it the hard way or get something you know that's going to work. You could always sell the aftermarket ecu when you blow your car up I'm assuming this is a car that's going to see a lot of abuse

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your tuner should be able to make the BA motor work fine with the BF ancillaries, it just won't have a couple of sensors (knock sensor and secondary oxygen sensor, are the ones I can think off of the top of my head).

 

my only question is, why does it have a BA motor in there? somebody's a fair dinkum cheapskate to blow up a BF motor then replace it with a cheapy BA motor...

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Guy I bought it off Inherited a Original 90,000km BA XR6 Turbo that ran sweet as a nut but had a surprise date with a Captiva in the side. The BF was on it's second motor and blew the head. Picked up the lot for $3800. I'll chuck a bf or fg Turbo motor in it when I pay my ranger off.

 

So back on topic I should be right with the BF ECU?

 

Thanks.

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That's correct. Haha

30 minutes ago, 4321 said:

Or get a bf turbo ecu , bcm, dash cluster, key & barrell, bf turbo engine loom & it should start up thinking it's still in the other car

Yeah mate all sorted.

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it'll just be too short of a gearset, realistically, e.g. your gears will rev out too early and your top gear will be too high in the rpm. Best to change it to a 2.73 ratio ZF gearset.

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I use a 3.45 LSD diff in my BF turbo with no issues. It's quicker off the line and a little more responsive around town but being 6 speed and the last 2 gears being fairly high it doesn't run out of legs, it only just gets into 4th at 150ish kmh at the 1/8 mile drags

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Na it's quite good actually, been to Adelaide with it (450kms) and back again a few times and it's good on fuel, not noisy and the ZF didn't seem to have an issue with shifting.

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nice work :)

 

there's some good real-word advice for ya, Gh0stk1ll3r. Stick with the 3.45 until you're sick of it, I guess... and take first gear a little easy :P

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Hi everyone, project is going well, getting close to firing it up. Just checking what I need to do to safeguard my gear pre tune? Like run the NA MAF, injectors and bypass the turbo?

All this is very new to me, I'm clueless when it comes to turbos.

My tuner is an hours drive away, and im hoping I can drive it there, but I'll trailer it if I have to.

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there's no MAF, it's a T-MAP sensor; Temperature, Manifold Air Pressure. But you cannot run the "turbo" T-MAP at all with an N/A tune. The T-MAP sensors themselves are not interchangeable at all, physically, either, as they are different pin configurations.

 

You'll either have to run the stock injectors and T-MAP and not boost it while you drive there, or trailer it.

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On 22/01/2019 at 2:05 AM, k31th said:

my only question is, why does it have a BA motor in there? somebody's a fair dinkum cheapskate to blow up a BF motor then replace it with a cheapy BA motor...

 

Hey  hey now, my cheapy BA is going to be sweet.

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