ECU Programming – Quantum Tuning
What’s ECU (ENGINE CONTROL UNIT)?
All modern automobiles and vans on the road today have an ECU (ENGINE CONTROL UNIT). This Engine Control Unit can almost be described as the vehicles’brain’ and contains a small processor that takes information from various sensors throughout the engine. It analyses information like the motor temperature, accelerator pedal angle, oxygen content from the burned exhaust gases as well as many more parameters. Utilizing the data from these sensors it may add the right quantity of gas, in just the correct time to extend a fantastic mix of fuel economy, performance and emission control when pulling away, overtaking, pottering down the road or zooming down the motorway.
WHAT IS ECU REMAPPING/PROGRAMMING?
When a manufacturer develops a new car they have to take into account all of the conditions it may be subjected to in every one of the regions in which they intend to sell this version. This means instead of just optimising the ECU’s application or’map’ to deliver the best performance or the maximum fuel efficiency they have to make compromises into the map to take into account these potential differing operating conditions. These could consist of pre-assembled fuels, extremes in temperature and elevation, differing emission legislation and even the possibility that vehicle may not be serviced on a regular basis and in accordance with the manufacturers recommended instructions. Petrol and diesel custom ecu tuning
ECU remapping is shooting a read from the ECU’s processing processor of their vehicles regular compromised map and adjusting a variety of parameters within the map like fuel pressure, increase pressure (on turbocharged applications) ignition progress and throttle pedal controller amongst others to launch the true performance from the motor. It’s an entirely safe process since it’s only giving the motor that the functionality it should have had in the first place ahead of all the compromises were implemented to the programming. Each engine will have its own distinctive map and by correcting this we could fine tune the characteristics of the engine; unleashing more energy and in many cases reduce fuel consumption too.
BENEFITS OF ECU REMAPPING/PROGRAMMING
ECU programming won’t only enhance the engines power and torque figures it will also sharpen the throttle response and also widen the power-band. This will produce the energy delivery far more linear, which then is likely to make the car feel a good deal more difficult to drive and the motor more flexible. Often, the vehicles power output is limited by producer for no other purpose than to make sure that the vehicle fits into a class to match fleet buyers. As a driving enthusiast, you don’t need or want such restrictions placed upon your vehicles ECU and its performance therefore you can benefit from the hidden power and torque locked out within your engine management system.
Another main benefit of remapping will be a reduction in gas consumption. With the extra torque especially at the bottom of the rev range you will observe a fuel saving since it will require less throttle input to maintain motorway speeds, you can push in a higher equipment at a slower rate in addition to helping considerably when fully laden, towing or on gradients as well as in start stop visitors.
ECU REMAPPING BENEFITS FOR TURBOCHARGED DIESEL ENGINES
Many see the contemporary crop of Turbocharged diesels as the future of street car’s chip tuning. Even in North America, a nation famed for its love of the gas engine is beginning to come around to the benefits of turbo diesel passenger cars in particular. These motors offer you fantastic possibility of reliable low cost tuning without removing any of their appeal of purchasing and running a turbo diesel driven vehicle, such as economy, reliability and longevity.
Following Your ECU upgrade to a turbocharged diesel engine, you will enjoy:
Better throttle Reaction
Smoother energy Shipping
Improved fuel economy
ECU REMAPPING BENEFITS FOR TURBOCHARGED PETROL ENGINES
Turbocharged gasoline engines have always been regarded as the sport flagship engine for great reason. They boast far higher power & torque figures than a non-turbocharged power-plant with comparable 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 controller ).
Following Your ECU upgrade to your turbocharged gasoline engine, you may enjoy:
Better throttle response
Smoother energy delivery
The normally aspirated gas engine, whilst not being the easiest of engines to song, can still benefit from a 10-15% power boost with added torque by careful reprogramming of search engine parameters within the map. Parameters like the fuel and ignition curves may be fine tuned to provide better power & torque . On some engines the camshaft timing can also be tuned within the map, providing added improvements.
In many cases,’after market’ tuning items such as free flowing exhausts, high flow air filters and re-profiled camshafts can only be fully used by the engine once the necessary alterations are made within the ECU. Careful recalibration of the right maps can unlock the potential of your new engine parts. Additional power gains might also be available when a higher octane fuel is utilized, allowing for more ignition timing.
As soon as we remap a vehicle, especially when fuel economy is your priority we concentrate on improving the very low end torque in particular and widening the power-band as far as we can.
This increase in low end torque will imply less throttle pedal input is required to keep cruising speeds, when fully laden or when to a gradient. It will also indicate that the vehicle will be comfortable in higher gears at lesser rates also demanding fewer gear changes overall.
If you combine these variables with adjusting your driving style to create the most of the excess low end torque you will see a rise in fuel consumption. This is most successful on turbo-diesel engines in which the savings could be as much as 20%!
We do not change any hardware in your vehicle, we simply modify the operating parameters in the ECU’s program or’map’. In many cases the map saved on the ECU’s chip can be accessed through the on-board diagnostics interface (OBD) in the automobile, typically found beneath the dashboard. In some newer models the ECU might need to be taken out of the automobile and the casing started, our technicians will subsequently use expert tools to browse the original map right from the processing chip.
The technician will then upload the initial map to our map composing staff who will adapt the parameters to increase the performance, fuel economy or a clever blend of both. Depending upon the vehicle and ECU type the chip tuning procedure can take under one hour and if anytime you wish to return your vehicles ECU to its default settings, then this can be carried out easily and without any charge as we always keep a copy of the original software for a backup.