ECU Remapping

What is remapping

If you are looking to increase the power and economy from your car then it’s worth considering a remap.This is acheived by adjuststing the cars ECU (brain) in order to improve performance. We regularly get asked about how this works so here is a little info on how its done. Remaps are made possible by your car’s engine control unit (ECU). This controls the ignition timing, air/fuel mixture and (on turbo cars) boost pressure. It also imposes any speed or rev limits. through remapping we are able to change the car’s ECU software and how it controls the engine and can also remove any limiters placed on it. This is done by plugging specially desinged equipment into the OBD port (the vehicles diagnostic port) The gains achieved through remapping are always noticeable from the moment you first drive the vehicle! For example on most modern Turbo diesel vehicles you can expect to see at least 30BHP and 70 NM of torque and driven conservatively you will see a fuel improvemnt of 3-5 MPG Many companies offer plug-in kits but this only creates a false signal to the ecu adjusting air fuel and boost pressure. with a Remap these adjustments are permanent and include adjusting torque limiters which cannot be achieved with a tuning box. Many people are concerned that remapping could cause problems with their car. But as long as your vehicle is maintained to a good standard and you use a reputable tuner, then you should not have any issues. We as a company always run full diagnostics on a car before the remapping process takes place to insure the vehicle is up to standard giving you peice of mind. Most car engines are built to offer more performance than they actually deliver. “You find manufacturers launch a car with a set power figure, but then over the life of the model they’ll introduce a few facelifts and higher performance versions. They don’t develop new engines for each new version of vehicle mostly they limit the performance of the earlier models and then offer a more power with each new edition.