ECU remapping is taking a read from the ECU’s processing chip 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 among others to release the true performance from the engine. It is a completely safe process as it is just giving the engine the performance it should have had in the first place before all the compromises were applied to the original programming. 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. Engine Remapping or Car Chip tuning or Diesel Tuning works in your favour!
Modern Turbo Diesel Engines
Many see the modern crop of Turbocharged diesels as the future of road car tuning. Even in America, a nation famed for its love of the petrol engine is starting to come around to the benefits of turbo diesel passenger cars in particular. These engines offer fantastic potential for reliable low-cost tuning without removing any of the appeals of buying and running a turbo diesel powered vehicles, such as economy, reliability and longevity. After your ECU upgrade to your turbocharged diesel engine, you will enjoy:
- Increased torque
- Better throttle response
- Smoother power delivery
- Improved fuel economy
- Safer overtaking
Why is having a full remap a better option than getting a plug-in tuning box?
There are many companies that are offering plug-in tuning boxes. However, when trying to gain better performance from your engine, a full remap is irrefutably the better option. A tuning box sends false sensor values throughout the complete rev-range. This tells the ECU that there is not enough fuel entering the engine, the ECU then over-fuels in order to gain performance. This leads to faster fuel consumption. Although performance gains are made with a plug-in tuning box, they are at the cost of high emissions, higher engine temperatures, and general abuse of the engine. This may result in poor running, black smoke emitting from the exhaust, clogged injectors, rough idle, and engine cut-out. Also, over fuelling can result in bore washing which will dramatically reduce the life of any engine.
When looking at the cost of a full remap compared to a plug-in tuning box, don’t think purely on the cost of the upgrade itself. The future costs that may be incurred by installing a plug-in box are considerably higher than that of a full remap. In fact, a full remap creates better performance throughout with increased fuel economy. In the long run, a full remap will actually save you money, not cost you more. A full remap will take into account all factors and will deliver much smoother performance with much better gains and again the key thing is this is all dealt with in a completely safe way.
Diesel Particulate Filters and Ad Blue systems
Modern diesel engine vehicles utilize systems like DPF and Ad blue (Urea Injection) to reduce harmful emissions and comply with government requirements.
A DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is a filter built into modern diesel vehicles that prevent small soot particles being released into the atmosphere. It is a part of your cars exhaust system. As with any filter, it needs emptying periodically and generally speaking this happens automatically by burning up the particles in a process called regeneration.
DPFs have been fitted to most diesel cars for almost a decade and, because they need high temperatures to regenerate, low mileage stop-start motoring can cause them to become blocked. Where this happens – if ignored – expensive engine damage can occur.
When a fault occurs with your emissions system, the vehicle will likely go into a ‘limp home mode’ and severely de-rate your engine rendering the vehicle undrivable.
If this happens in the middle of an important job like harvest with no parts available, we can remove and reprogram to get you moving again until the parts turn up. Whatever your desired outcome maybe we can work with you.
Ad Blue (Urea Injection)
AdBlue is a chemical liquid used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) on diesel vehicles in order to reduce NOx levels. The AdBlue fluid (urea and demineralized water) is injected into the exhaust system just before the SCR catalyst. The introduction of AdBlue into the exhaust gasses generates a chemical reaction inside the SCR Cat which results in NOx being converted into Nitrogen and Water Vapor. AdBlue was introduced by vehicle manufacturers in order to hit the stringent emission targets set out by governmental bodies. AdBlue is sometimes referred to as DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).
The AdBlue and SCR system is a relatively complex system with an array of electronic sensors, modules and pumps, these systems can fail and can be expensive to maintain. A vehicle which is used on a regular basis will consume a large amount of AdBlue and the tank will need to be refilled on a regular basis.
Our AdBlue delete service will electronically disable the AdBlue system along with removing the associated dashboard lights and warning messages. Disabling the AdBlue system is normally completed by reprogramming the engine management system, however, some vehicles will require a small electronic unit to be hardwired into the vehicle.
Our AdBlue delete service is strictly sold as an off-road use only product, driving your vehicle on the road with an AdBlue delete could result in prosecution. It is your responsibility to declare your modification to the relevant authorities.
We can also switch off a number of other DTC diagnostic trouble codes that may occur when other custom modifications have been carried out.
Increased Shift Response
The shift response has been increased by up to 20% giving a smoother transition, leading to a decrease in unnecessary clutch slippage under full load accelerations, which reduces clutch wear.
With increased shift time you also get an improved paddle-reaction-time by up to 40% in S-mode.
Torque Limit Increase
This is normally changed as part of engine tuning, but if your gear box is not tuned too, you are missing out!
Through tuning the Direct shift transmissions ability to transmit torque from 350 Nm up to 550 Nm while still ensuring the stability and capability of all the mechanical moving hardware within the Direct shift transmission. Torque limit both with our engine ecu tuning and now Direct shift transmission is custom tuneable to your specification.
Increased Red Line
Again, just like torque limiter tuning, it’s no good changing your engine rpm, if your gear box too is limited, now with our transmission tuning, all components can work in perfect harmony.
Increasing the shift points gives you the command of your engine’s power in the upper RPM range; we have raised the transmission’s rev limit to work with your engines new power and tuning.