Computer Box - Ford Bantam 1.3

Asked by Apr 12, 2016 at 03:40 PM about the 2006 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi. The dealer advised me that the computer box needs to be replaced.When I check my warranty documents it doesn't say anything about a computer box being covered . only talks about a transfer box. Is this one and the same thing. Just want to determine if the computer box will be covered by the warranty policy

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Ford Bantam II series (code-named BE91) really a Mazda Rustler, the 1.3 gas engine control computer is NOT the transfer box Ford uses the EEC name (electronic engine control) in the U.S.A. SAE calls the computer a PCM (power train control module) and finally most re-builders or resale places call them ECU's (electronic engine control) units. Ann Arbor, MI

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The Bantam 1.3 and 1.6 Computer box known as the PCM in South Africa uses a Bosch system. The earlier Rocam engine PCM part number is : 1S6D-12A650-BA 1.3. The Bosch part number is :0 261 207 676. These PCMs are not available new anymore , but they can be repaired; Phone South Africa : 0820606425


Can I use a 1.6 rocam ecu on a 1.3 rocam motor

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It will run, but a rich mixture. The Rocam 1300 upto 2006 has a knock sensor, but the 1600 does not . Check the part number of the PCM 1S6D-12A650-AB 1.6 does not have a knock sensor. From 2007 the unit with the part number 5S69-12650-A , both 1300 and 1600 have knock sensors. These ones can be changed from 1300 to 1600 and Vis Versa. . The earlier ECUs can be changed fro 1300 to 1600 , but not 1600 to 1300. The 1300 will run using a 1600 ECU but not efficiently


Can the 1.6 ecu be programmed to run efficiently or what would I need to change for it to run properly. I can't find a 1.3 rocam ecu in good condition. Its a 2004 model


The 2003 ECU 1600 does not have the electronic circuit on the main board for a knock sensor where as the 1300 does. You can not convert the 1600 to the 1300 of this model. Try the Ford Bantam club on Facebook. Someone there is bound to be able to help you.

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