Do you need ECU remapping done on your engine?
If you own a turbo diesel vehicle, you have probably heard the term ‘ECU remapping’ before. Simple but effective, ECU remapping or tuning can be an affordable and effective way to improve the performance of your diesel engine.
Today, where cars are mass produced, vehicle manufacturers have to ensure their vehicles are suitable for just about any type of driver, anywhere. They have no idea where or how their cars may be driven, so they apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the performance of their cars. This is where ECU tuning comes in.
Are you looking for ECU remapping to increase your car’s performance? Our team specialises in ECU tuning and engine remapping, and can have your engine tuned professionally. Our workshop is fully outfitted with high-end equipment and tools that will allow us to professionally remap your ECU.
ECU remapping is adjusting the parameters set by the manufacturer to get your desired results. If that is more power, better fuel economy or engine efficiency, ECU remapping is the way to achieve this.
ECU tuning 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 are capable of for the sake of longevity. They apply factory standard settings to suit a variety of environments and factors.
There are a number of benefits to ECU remapping. Vehicle manufacturers do not sell their cars already tuned 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 fuel or lubricants, so vehicle manufacturers created a ‘one-size-fits-all’ style of motor, in that they are generally prepared for all types of owners and environments.
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 ECU remapping include:
What is ECU remapping? An ECU (Engine Control Unit) is the brain of your internal combustion engine, which 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 which 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 its programmed to.
ECU 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, ECU remapping is the way to achieve this. Basic ECU 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 ECU 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.
Vehicles which are not naturally aspirated, or which are turbo-charged or super-charged, are ideal to provide ECU 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.
ECU remapping is a great way of improving your vehicle’s performance without the need for modifications or physical changes to your car’s engine. Most car manufacturers intentionally de-tune engines nowadays, to allow for a variety of driving styles and environments – which is why many car owners don’t realise that their engines are performing at a throttled level.
Investing in ECU remapping for your turbo diesel offers an array of advantages and is a great investment to make into the performance of your car. With the help of a professional diesel tuner, you can see significant improvements in power outputs, drivability, and even fuel consumption.
For the most part, turbo diesel engines are worker engines. They are great for towing trailers and caravans; perfect to go off road with; and they are ideal for transporting large loads. However, factory ECU settings often see these engines struggle in one performance area or another.
Our ECU remapping…
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.