When a manufacturer develops a new car they have to take into consideration all of the conditions it may be subjected to in all of the regions in which they intend to sell this model. This means instead of just optimising the ECU’s software or ‘map file’ to deliver the best performance and fuel efficiency they have to make compromises within the map file to take into account these potential difference in operating conditions. Compromises made will be in consideration of sub-standard fuels, extremeties in temperature and altitude, differnce in emission laws which vary from country to country and even the possibility and the potential that any vehicle may not be serviced on a regular basis in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations.
ECU remapping is taking a 'read' of the ECU’s original factory programming file thus creating a mirror image of the vehicles standard compromised map and adjusting various parameters within the map such as fuel pressure, boost pressure (on turbocharged applications) ignition advance and throttle pedal control amongst others to release the true performance from the engine. Remapping is a completely safe process when carried out properly as it allows the engine to perform to its capabilities without many of the restrictions placed on it by the manufacturers at factory level. Every engine will have its own unique map and by adjusting this we can fine tune the characteristics of the engine; unleashing more power and in many cases reduce fuel consumption too.
All modern cars and vans on the road today have an ECU (ENGINE CONTROL UNIT). This Engine Control Unit can almost be described as the vehicles ‘brain’ which contains a small processor that gathers information from various sensors throughout the engine. It analyses information such as the engine temperature, accelerator pedal angle, oxygen content in the burnt exhaust gases as well as many more parameters. Using the information from these sensors the ECU then relays information on the correct quantity of fuel to inject at just the right time thus providing a good mix for fuel economy, performance, emission control when moving off and overtaking or just simply cruising down the motorway.
ECU tuning will not only improve the engines power and torque figures it will also sharpen the throttle response and widen the power-band. This will make the power delivery a lot more linear, which in turn will make the vehicle feel more responsive to drive. Frequently, the vehicles power output is restricted by the manufacturer for no other reason than to ensure that the vehicle fits into a class to suit fleet buyers. As a driving enthusiast, you do not need or want such restrictions placed upon your vehicles ECU and its performance therefore you can benefit from the hidden power and torque locked away within your engine management system.
The other main benefit of remapping will be a reduction in fuel consumption. With the extra torque especially at the bottom of the rpm range you will see a fuel saving as it will require less throttle input to maintain motorway speeds, you will find you will have a smoother response while driving in a higher gear at a slower speed as well as helping significantly when fully laden, towing, or on gradients and even in start stop traffic.
Many see the modern crop of Turbocharged diesels as the future of road car's chip tuning. Even in the US, a nation famed for its love of the petrol engine is starting to come around to the benefits of turbo diesel engine cars. These engines offer fantastic potential for reliable low cost tuning without removing any of the appeal of buying and running a turbo diesel powered vehicle, such as economy, reliability and longevity.After your ECU upgrade to your turbocharged diesel engine, you will enjoy:
Turbocharged petrol engines have always been regarded as the sports flagship engine for good reason. They boast far higher power & torque figures than a non-turbocharged power-plant with similar displacement and are usually fitted to the manufacturer's flagship models. They are also ideal candidates for programming as the ECU also controls the wastegate (turbo boost pressure control).After your ECU upgrade to your turbocharged petrol engine, you will enjoy:
When we remap a vehicle, especially when fuel saving is the priority we focus on improving the low end torque in particular and widening the power-band as far as we can.
This increase in low end torque will mean less throttle pedal input is required to maintain cruising speeds, when fully laden or when on a gradient. It will also mean that the vehicle will be more comfortable in higher gears at slower speeds as well requiring fewer gear changes overall.
If you combine these factors with adjusting your driving style to make the most of the extra low end torque you will see an improvement in fuel consumption. This is most effective on turbo-diesel engines where the savings could be as much as 20%!
We do not change any hardware in your vehicle, we just modify the operating parameters in the ECU’s program or ‘map’. In many cases the map stored on the ECU’s processor can be accessed via the on-board diagnostics port (OBD) in the vehicle, normally found under the dashboard. In some newer models the ECU will have to be removed from the vehicle and the casing opened, our technicians will then use specialist tools to read the original map straight from the processing chip.
The technician will then upload the original map to our map writing team who will adjust the parameters to maximise the performance, fuel economy or a clever blend of both. Depending on the vehicle and ECU type the chip tuning process can take under an hour and if at any time you wish to return your vehicles ECU to its original default settings, this can be done easily and free of charge as we always keep a copy of the original software as a backup.
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