At Just Autos, our speciality is diesel remapping. Our workshop on the Sunshine Coast, situated in Nambour, is completely outfitted with high-end equipment and tools that will allow us to professionally remap your diesel vehicle.
If you’re looking for more power and better performance out of your diesel engine, modern advances in diesel engine remapping technology make it possible to get all the benefits of a new engine without buying a whole new diesel vehicle.
The process is called reprogramming or remapping. It takes place in two stages:
Remapping a vehicle and changing the factory settings on the ECU software will alter the performance of your car, depending on what you’re looking to improve. Some of the benefits of diesel remapping include:
What is diesel remapping? Diesel remapping is the remapping of the ECU (Engine Control Unit) in your turbo diesel vehicle, which is the brain of your internal combustion engine that reads a range of data from different sensors that are hooked into the engine. This data is then fed into a range of computerised tables that calculate the vehicle’s base air and fuel ratio, boost levels, and much more.
By constantly monitoring the air and throttle input, the intake, coolant temperatures, and many other inputs, the ECU will adjust to get the performance results in it’s programmed to.
Diesel remapping is, simply put, adjusting these base table parameters to get your desired results. If that is more power, better fuel economy, or engine efficiency, diesel remapping is the way to achieve this. Basic diesel remapping can be done with no other modifications because when manufacturers set up their ECUs, they account for a huge amount of variation in the operating environment.
A common reason for there being untapped power and performance in stock diesel engines is that manufacturers de-tune the engine to less than what they’re capable of for the sake of longevity. They apply factory standard settings to suit a variety of environments and factors.
Our professional diesel remapping experts, combined with their suite of relevant hardware and software, means that Just Autos can tune your vehicle to almost any parameters you need. We choose to modify at the point of the ECU as it allows unrestricted access to additional ECU parameters to further enhance your vehicle’s performance, rather than downstream chip-tuning which can have its own issues.
There are a number of benefits to engine remapping. Vehicle manufacturers do not sell their cars already tuned. This is because they err on the side of safety. Not everyone will take good care of their car or even supply their car with the right type of fuel or lubricants, so vehicle manufacturers created a ‘one-size-fits-all’ style of motor. A motor that is generally prepared for all types of owners and environments.
A custom diesel remap will alter your car’s performance, depending on what you’re looking to improve. Some of the benefits of diesel remapping include:
Just Autos provides remapping services for diesel vehicles on the Sunshine Coast and across Queensland.
Vehicles that are not naturally aspirated, or which are turbo-charged or super-charged, are ideal to provide diesel remapping for. This is because the larger and more powerful engines provide the greatest difference when they receive performance enhancements. Naturally aspirated, small engines may only receive minimal performance increases. Engines that use diesel fuel also enjoy a range of benefits due to the nature of the engine in comparison to a petrol motor.
Remapping your ECU is safe but should always be done by a trained professional.
Professional tuners like Just Autos are your best chance at seeing great results. Our years of experience will allow us to safely manipulate your engine’s ECU, maintain all the important safety parameters, and achieve major success.
ECU remapping is effective but simple because, unlike other performance enhancement options, it’s interchangeable at any time and completely reversible.
An ECU can be programmed repeatedly, and any changes that are made remain in place until new ‘maps’ are implemented. They are not erased by turning off your engine or removing your battery. If the factory settings are retained, your can ever revert back to those at any point.
You can see huge improvements in fuel economy and mileage by having your ECU professionally remapped. It is an effective and considerably inexpensive option that pays for itself over time!
Any sort of performance enhancements or modifications on vehicles can invalidate some or all of a manufacturer’s warranty. When remapping, the standards settings applied by the manufacturer are replaced and sometimes lost, which may pose a problem when returning to see the vehicle dealer for a service.
In comparison to other performance enhancement and modification options, ECU remapping is considerably affordable. The service does not require parts to be replaced on your vehicle, and the entire remapping process usually takes less time than when making physical part changes to your engine.
The cost does depend on the make and model of your car, however, and the changes you are hoping to achieve.