When a manufacturer develops a new car they have to take into consideration all of the conditions it may be subjected to in all of the regions in which they intend to sell this model. This means instead of just optimizing the Ecu's software to deliver the best performance or the most fuel efficiency they have to make compromises to the map to take into account the potential differing operating conditions. These could include sub-standard fuels, extremes in temperature and altitude, differing emission laws and even the possibility that vehicle may not be serviced on a regular basis and in accordance with the manufacturers recommended instructions. ECU Remapping is reading the ECU’s processor, saving a copy 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 software. 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.
Ecu Remapping Hampshire will not only improve the engines power and torque figures it will also improve the throttle response and widen the power-band. This will make the power delivery a lot more linear, which in turn will make the vehicle feel a lot livelier to drive and the engine more flexible. Frequently, the vehicles power output is restricted by the manufacturer for no other reason than to ensure that the vehicle fits into a class to suit fleet buyers. As a driving enthusiast, you do not need or want such restrictions placed upon your vehicles ECU and its performance therefore you can benefit from the hidden power and torque locked away within your engine management system. The other main benefit of Ecu remapping will be a reduction in fuel consumption. With the extra torque especially at the bottom of the rev range you will see a fuel saving as it will require less throttle input to maintain motorway speeds, you can drive in a higher gear at a slower speed helping significantly when fully laden, towing or on gradients and even in start stop traffic.
We do not change any hardware in your vehicle, we modify the operating parameters in the Ecu's software or otherwise known as "map". In many cases the map stored on the Ecu's processor can be accessed via the on-board diagnostics port (OBD) in the vehicle, normally found under the dashboard. In some newer models the ECU will have to be removed from the vehicle and the casing opened, our technicians will then use specialist tools to read the original map straight from the Ecu's chip. The technician will then upload the original map to our map writing team who will adjust the parameters to maximise the performance, fuel economy or a clever blend of both. Depending on the vehicle and ECU type the remapping process can take under an hour and if at any time you wish to return your vehicles ECU to its original default settings, this can be done easily and free of charge as we always keep a copy of the original software as a backup. Copies of the original and modified software can be provided upon request. We offer our services to the trade and public, we cover areas such as Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Eastleigh, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke etc.
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