Archived Knowledge Base articles from T.I. Performance.

Running EA EB ED EL Falcon EEC-V EFI on an XF Crossflow 4.1 with a J3 Chip

A lot of people contact us with Xflow Falcons from the XD, XE and XF range, asking us how to run modern, tunable EFI on these engines cheaply. The good new is it can be done very simply, and our J3 Chip gives full control of the ECU! Read more below.

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GQ Patrol Barra Conversion Tips

This short guide is a collection of tips for people doing Barra conversions to GQ Patrols. We will update the guide as more info comes to light. If you have any tips please contact us!

FG Falcon PCM in GQ Patrol

Running the FG PCM & ZF transmission is simple. The PCM does not require a VSS signal as it gets one from the TCM via CANBus, so no extra VSS is required. 

Using a CANBarra Module we can enable Tacho output, Oil Pressure, and Alternator Lamp on the factory cluster. The Speedo is run directly from the GQ Transfer case using the OE sensor. Engine Temperature is read using a GQ Temp Sender in the lower thermostat housing using the original wire.

CanbarraA CANBarra can provide the required CAN or Analog signals for original dash instrument cluster to run like factory when doing a vehicle conversion.


GQ Patrol Clusters

GQ Patrols Clusters run off the outputs of the CANBarra module, which can translate the Barra PCM CAN messages into analog signals for the dash. However there were some small differences between clusters depending on the engine & series regarding the tacho:

  • Most Yellow on Black Clusters require a simple modification to the PCB to work.
  • White on Black Clusters (later ones)
    • RD28 Diesel and Petrol EFI Clusters just work with the CANBarra directly
    • Other diesel ones require a small C/R network on the Tacho output of the CANBarra to create an AC pulse. 

For more information, contact us.

Photo courtesy of CRS. Technical information from Nigel @ CAN Solutions.

Falcon Hose Fitting and Thread Size Guide

We’ve started this guide to capture common thread and fitting sizes on the Ford Falcon 4L 6 Cylinder SOHC, Barra and V8 models. If you can help fill it in please contact us.

FittingThread Size
EA-AU Falcon 4L Power Steering Pump5/8″-18 Inverted Flare
EA-BF Falcon 4 Speed BTR Auto Transmission Cooler FittingsM16 x 1.5
Fuel Line Quick Release5/16″ Quick Connect
EA-AU Falcon 4L & 5L V8 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor3/8 x 18 NPTF
EA-AU Falcon Oil Feed / Oil Pressure Sensor Thread1/4″ NPT
EA-AU Flywheel Bolt Thread10mm x 1.25 27mm 73Nm
EA-AU Clutch Pressure Plate Bolts8mm x 1.25 17.3mm 32Nm
E-Series Falcon Thread and Fitting Guide

If you have any other information please contact us!

Programming the FG Falcon ABS module for a Turbo conversion

When converting an FG Falcon to run on a Turbo PCM, you will see DTCs from the PCM as the calibration on the ABS unit differs between models.

This guide covers how to reprogram the ABS module to suit the Turbo PCM using Forscan. You must have an Extended Licence, which can be registered for free from

Credit to Nigel from CAN Solutions for this guide.

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AU Hybrid Head vs EL Falcon Head

Late EL Falcons were released with a Hybrid AU head, which along with revised porting and valve sizes, has a different rocker ratio & valve stem diameter. Read more

EB Falcon Diagnostic Connector

How To Read EA-EL Ford Falcon Diagnostic Codes

EA-EL Ford Falcon EEC-V and EEC-IV ECUs have advanced diagnostic modes that can be useful to identify sensor and wiring problems. This guide outlines how to read stored codes to help with tracing problems.

TunerPro Keyboard Shortcut

TunerPro Keyboard Shortcuts

Did you know that TunerPro allows custom keyboard shortcuts?  In this short article we cover how to create and change existing keyboard mappings to make common tasks quicker.

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T5 Trans Switches

Wiring up the neutral switch in a Ford Falcon manual conversion

Wiring up the neutral switch in a Ford Falcon manual conversion is a commonly overlooked item. In this quick guide we show how to wire it up. Read more

T.I. Performance Wideband Gear

How to fit and use a Wideband O2 Sensor

When modifying cars, Wideband O2 sensors are a very useful diagnostic and monitoring tool.  In this second article of the series, we explain how to fit and use a Wideband O2 sensor. Read more

T.I. Performance Wideband Gear

Why you need a Wideband O2 sensor

In the world of modified cars, a Wideband O2 sensor is a very useful diagnostic tool.  In this article we explain the purpose of Wideband O2 sensors, and give some reasons as to why every modified car should have a one. Read more

BA XR6 Turbo MAP Sensor T.I. Performance

Fitting a XR6T MAP sensor to an AU BA or BF Falcon – Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide contains the pinout details for fitting one of our XR6T 2-Bar MAP sensors to an AU, BA, BF or FG Falcon NA vehicle.

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TunerPro Ford Falcon Tuning Screenshot

J3 Chip Transmission Edit & Shift Kit

Using a J3 Chip you can unlock many transmission shift parameters on your 6 cylinder EB-EL Falcon.  These allow you to edit shift firmness (line pressure), gear change RPM, and even torque convertor lock up.  Read more

5.0L Windor V8 Hilux EFI Conversion

EB-ED V8 Thermofan Control

This guide outlines the steps involved in controlling an electric thermofan via the Factory ECU in an EB-ED V8 Falcon, XR8, Fairlane or Fairmont. This guide does not apply to the I6 as the parameters to enable fan control are currently not known.

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EL Falcon ECU pins

Fitting an EL ECU to an EA-ED Falcon

This guide outlines the steps involved in fitting an EL ECU into an EA, EB, ED, NA, NC, or XG Falcon/Fairmont/Fairlane 6 cylinder. This provides several benefits, including:

  • Faster ECU with larger memory capacity and more advanced strategy programming
  • Better idle control
  • Better spark control
  • Better automatic transmission control including more advanced shifting
  • EF/EL Broadband Manifold (BBM) control
  • Thermofan control
  • More current definitions

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Idle video screenshot

Idle control – fixing rev hang

Does your Falcon have a high idle?  Do you have rev hang for a few seconds after a quick stab at the throttle?  Does your car stall when you come to a quick stop?  Read this article for some fixes to resolve this fairly common problem. Read more

Smartlock PCB

Smartlock Guide – How To Fix Common Problems And Bypass Smartlock

This post explains how to fix common problems with Smartlock in EB, ED, EF, EL and AU (Series 1) Falcons, NC-NL Fairlane, and XG-XH Utes.