Earlier last we had the pleasure of tuning a very discreet but already very fast German executive saloon.
Customer complained that pulling out of jucntions and at roundabouts, the car was very hesitant. We set out to address this issue and add our own bespoke map on the ECU.
According to the database its a 295bhp output engine, however for us to talk to the ECU we had to go in and use 308bhp engine, (same ECU’s)
Dyno awaits 🙂
295bhp and 443lb ft tuned to
360bhp and 510 lb ft
or 400bhp and 570lb ft
Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements, not just content on offering remaps, Tuning Emporium aim to offer a little more than just flashing of the ECU:
* From ECU remapping
* EGR delete kits
* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)
* DSG tuning
* Hybrid Turbo’s
*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys
*Silicone hose sets
*Full induction kits
*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek
Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.
As part of the remapping process Tuning Emporium can also offer (subject to vehicle and modifications) a variety of extras too, these include:
stages 1 to 4 of remapping
Specific diagnostic trouble code delete
Pop and bang
Multi map Switiching
BMW gearbox tuning
Hard rev cut
no lift shift
stop start deactivation
Speed limiter disable
rev limiter removal
Ad blue disable
Terms and conditions apply.
What is remapping?
Engine remapping has become increasingly popular in recent years, as drivers become more familiar with the little black boxes that control their cars vital functions, and more aware of the opportunities to ‘tweak’ the settings.
The process used to be called chipping, as it literally meant swapping a microchip in your car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with a modified version. Nowadays the black art has advanced to the point where home-brewed engine remapping software is available to download from various internet groups for brave and/or tech-savvy home-tuners who like to experiment. We’d never recommend that route, as unsurprisingly there’s a significant risk of causing expensive engine damage if a remap is not done properly.
So for most people an engine remap involves a trip to a local specialist Like Tuning Emporium, where we can overwrite your factory engine settings via a laptop, directly into your car’s OBD port, or we can tune your ecu on the bench.
There are two primary reasons for wanting a remap, and they’re called power and torque. When your car left the factory there’s a very good chance its performance was deliberately muted in order to meet product planning objectives or economy and efficiency targets.
These days the power and performance of most cars is limited, not by any particular mechanical factor, but by the software running in the engine control unit (ECU).
Computer algorithms running behind the scenes while you’re driving a modern car affect all sorts of parameters, such as ignition timing, air/fuel ratio and turbocharging boost pressure.
So if you want greater performance and pulling power from your car, or alternatively if you’re seeking mpg improvements, the first place to look is the little black box under the bonnet. Here at Tuning Emporium, we receive plenty of emails asking advice about ECU software changes, and we’ve compiled this guide to explore the pros, cons and costs.
Chipping turbodiesel engines can increase economy by seven to 10 per cent, because it adds torque lower down the rev range. This means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard as before. It’s these turbo diesel engines often known as TDI, HDi, CDTi, CDI, depending on the manufacturer that are cornerstone of the car chipping industry because an engine chip or software upgrade can cheaply add so much to the performance.
Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275.
Are there any downsides to getting your ECU “chipped”?
Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company such as Tuning Emporium.
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