Remapping an ECU / Engine – This is the process whereby we change the factory installed software parameters of the ECU (Engine Control Unit) or ECM (Engine Control Module).
Some manufacturers call this a PCM (Powertrain Control Module) but basically, they are all the same electronic device used to control the three most important factors an engine requires to operate- Air, Fuel, Ignition.
By optimising these parameters, we are able to improve the overall efficiency of an engine and improve the manufacturers stock power availability. As a rule of thumb most vehicle manufacturers only calibrate the engine potential output to around 60%-65% of its true capacity. This allows them to supply vehicles all over the globe without having to legislate for differences in fuel and oil quality, barometric / atmospheric pressure, climate, road conditions and even a simple factor such as service intervals.
On a turbo charged diesel engine the adjustment of the TORQUE parameters amongst other factors makes a significant improvement how the vehicle is able to deliver consistent power throughout the entire rev bandwidth and improve overall fuel efficiency / economy.
On a turbo assisted / supercharged petrol engine the adjustment of these parameters delivers more driveability and reduced turbo lag with an overall improvement in throttle response. Normally a petrol engine will not see a significant improvement in economy but will offer a dramatic change in performance.
Naturally aspirated engines generally are not suitable for tuning in this manner with no real significant, noticeable improvements.
By using two state of the art AWD Dynos we are able to develop software calibrations which we can then safely apply to ECUs to optimise the overall performance within safe tolerances. There is no guesswork involved and every software calibration we carry out is custom written to each specific vehicle we have the privilege and opportunity to tune.
We never go beyond what is considered to be outwith safe tolerances, so you are guaranteed to be in safe hands using our professionally trained and highly qualified technicians.
Based in Loanhead, Midlothian, we serve the Lothians & Borders, Fife, Strathclyde & Argyll, Perthshire and Tayside
For a free quote or to find out more, drop us a line or give us a call:
Phone: Euan : (Workshop & Mobile service): 07866 731 717
James : (Workshop & Mobile) – 07904 890 740 Michael : (Mobile) - 07948 089 158
Please use the drop down box below to see the approximate performance gains available for your vehicle. If you do not see your vehicle listed or you require any more information, please get in touch so we can assist you further.
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All our services are bound by these terms and conditions. 2.All vehicles must be in full working mechanical order and should be fully checked before booking a remap. 3.OCTANE Tuning reserves the right to not carry out a remap on any vehicle if faults are found. 4.OCTANE Tuning reserves the right to charge costs for coming out, even if no remap is carried out for any reason. For example, faults with the vehicle. 5.OCTANE Tuning take no responsibility for loss of radio codes or any other vehicle data while carrying out a remap. 6.OCTANE Tuning reserves the right to refuse any of its services to anyone for any or no reason whatsoever. 7.All remap figures are approximate figures and will vary between vehicles. 8.Any work carried out will be as per customers request. 9.OCTANE Tuning do not accept liability for personal injury, loss of earnings, accidents, damages, faults, legal claims or any other claim during or after a remap under any circumstances. 10.It is your responsibility to inform your insurance company of the remap. 11.OCTANE Tuning do not offer any type of warranty for your vehicle. 12.OCTANE Tuning do not accept responsibility for any serviceable item and/or mechanical part including turbo, clutch/flywheel and engine internals or electrical parts that fails. We accept no claim for labour and/or parts under any circumstances. 13.Refunds are strictly at OCTANE Tuning's discretion. 14.All payments are due on completion of the work. 15.OCTANE Tuning reserve the right to change or alter any of these terms and conditions on this page at any time.
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