April 2015 Blog

ECU Remapping, Chipping and Chip Tuning

FlashRemapping, April 2015

BMW E93 330D Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW E93 330D Remap

ECU Remapped 01/04/2015
Gain 42BHp 90Nm
Starting off the month with a car we know tunes very well – not the most spacious in the back for the kids but with the convertible roof it makes up for that in cool – Its now much quicker with better throttle response and improved mpg if driven reasonably
A nice upgrade for a nice car

Audi TT 1.8T 225 Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Audi TT 1.8T 225Bhp Remap

ECU Remapped 02/04/2015 in Bexleyheath
Gain 40BHp 80Nm
This my2000 Audi is still a pretty fresh car and with only 75k miles its a keeper – The owner wanted more power as his wife said it wasnt quick enough ( probably the first time I have ever heard that ) and what I think the problem was is that it needs to rev high 5500 rpm plus to feel quick – We have fixed that with the remap and the turbo gives more boost lower down and does now feel rather rapid

BMW 330D Cabriolet Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW 330D Cabriolet Remap

ECU Remapped 02/04/2015
Gain 42BHp 90Nm
Second E93 330d we have remapped in as many days and this one went just as well as the first one but it had a little spanner to throw in the works. When we remap these cars via the OBD socket it can upset the canbus network ~( the communication line around the car) and once mapped the tyre pressure monitor would not reset itself – after 20 minutes of fiddling we used our diagnostic system to reset the can gateway and everything is now back to normal. We can always sort these niggles out but its just strange to note why this arose on this car and not on the one yesterday

BMW E60 525D 3.0 Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW 525D E60 Remap

ECU Remapped 03/04/2015

Gain 42BHp 90Nm

Another great condition BMW with the silky smooth 3 litre 6 cylinder diesel engine. Our remapping not only gives it more power, better throttle response and improved fuel economy, the power delivery is even smoother than the Bavarian s made it in the first place. Now that is some achievement 

Peugeot 308 CC 1.6Thp Remap Flashremapping.co.uk

Peugeot 308CC 1.6Thp Remap

ECU Remapped 05/04/2015 in Bexley
Gain 30BHp 60Nm
We know a thing or two about the mini cooper s engine as used in Citroen and Peugeots badged as Thp – This variant had an Auto Gearbox and 140BHp as standard – A nice gain of 30BHp 60Nm makes a welcome benefit as the CCs clever roof mechanism weighs an ton and makes the car a bit slow in stock form
Its now more responsive and certainly quicker

Mercedes Sprinter 315 Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Mercedes Sprinter 315 Remap

ECU Remapped 07/04/2015 in Northfleet
Gain 38BHp 75Nm
The big Sprinter has 17 seats for transporting people around
that weighs in pretty heavy when loaded and despite this being the 315 ( 150bhp ) version that makes it horrid to drive – The remap is a must and now pulls strongly through all the gears and gets the team to work on time

Renault Mergane 2 225Bhp Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Renault Megane2 225BHp Remap

ECU Remapped 07/04/2015 in Bexley
Gain 40BHp 75Nm
Around the 2005 year there were a number of choices in hot hatchbacks – The Ford Focus ST, The Vauxhall Astra VXR and this Megane which seems to be a little forgotten but a very competent performer with possibly better handling. Pretty easy to remap once you have got your head around the credit card key design and getting the dash turned on without the engine running.
The only thing that slowed us up was that you cannot program the ecu till the engine temp is below 40deg C which took ages and of course doing our little jiggle to make the cruise control work again after remapping and its now a little flying machine

BMW E63 635D Auto Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW E63 635D Remap

ECU Remapped 10/04/2015 in Bexleyheath
Gain 55BHp 130Nm
Yet another 3 litre 6 cylinder BMW we have remapped today, This time in the beautiful 6 series and a later one with slightly more bhp in stock form but we can add masses more – another 55BHp and 130Nm of torque certainly changes this car into something very special – Its nearly crazy NOT to remap one of these

VW Caddy 1.9 TDi Custom Remap flashremapping.co.uk

VW Caddy 1.9Tdi Custom Remap

ECU Remapped 11/04/2015
Gain 60Bhp 110Nm
Here a FlashRemapping we love a VW van (having owned one for 140k miles before getting into mini clubvans) and we know a thing or two about the 1.9Tdi engine – this one had pd150 turbo and injectors, decatted, egr delete etc – It had been mapped before
and looking at the map there were chunks of nice mapping and chunks that were completely missed no wonder it drove badly
its now double quick – Nathan who works in the motor trade building race cars certainly appreciated the map – no we have to work out how to stop spinning the wheels so often LOL

VW Crafter EDC17 Remap flashremapping.co.uk

VW Crafter 2.5 Tdi Remap

ECU Remapped 11/04/2015
Gain 38BHp 85Nm
Im not sure what the whole story is with this van but something isnt quite right – The ecu had been opened before with a crowbar by the looks but the file was original except no chassis code in the ecu ( hmmm cloned?) we have remapped the ecu and cleared all the fault codes and put the ecu back together with a fair helping of sealant as leaving the ecu with gaping gaps as it was when it came in will not be good in the long run
Van is all sorted now and back to delivering flat pack kitchens for its owner

Mercedes CLS 320CDi Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Mercedes CLS 320CDi Remap

ECU Remapped 13/04/2015
Gain 38BHp 75Nm
I still remember seeing my first CLS sitting in Puerto Banus harbour having some lunch when it drove past – It looked like a 100 grand motor but the cunning germans had basically reshelled an e-class making a dramatic 4 door coupe that made complete sense at the price tag – and with a 3 litre diesel engine they are affordable to drive – Now 224BHp is OK but 262 is a whole lot better especially when you also get better throttle response and more mpg too

BMW 320CD Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW E46 320CD Remap

ECU Remapped 13/04/2015
Gain 40BHp 80Nm
Still a great shape and a drivers car the e46 coupe and the 2 litre diesel is the most frugal version, with 150BHp in stock form is OK but we can make it so much better to drive and more economical too – this car travels from london to cornwall regularly so the extra power will be welcome and the extra mpg helpful

Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Remap

Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6 Remap

ECU Remapped 14/04/2015
Gain 30Bhp 60Nm Blend
The Land Rover Discovery is a great vehicle and the 3 lite engine is so much better than the older 2.7 but still a bit underpowered and uneconomical – This LHD vehicle has the ecu located on the opposite side to the RHD ones but after a wrestle wit the battery it was out opened and on the bench for tuning – 2 hours and its faster, smoother and more economical

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi Remap

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi Remap

ECU Remapped 17/04/2015
Gain 35Bhp 65Nm
It doesn’t seem fair sometimes – this 59 reg insignia needs to be tuned on the bench yet exactly the same car 6 months older could be tuned via the diagnostic port – Its the same ecu same software except for a bit of encryption that needs to be bypassed with the boot pin ( the connection onto the ecu board in the picture )
Its still worth the effort with more smoother power and better throttle response and improved fuel economy if driven sensibly

BMW E87 120D Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW E87 120D Remap

ECU Remapped 19/04/2015
Gain 54Bhp 95Nm
The 120d with 163 BHp is vastly tuneable – 54BHp 95Nm transforms the car into a real ripper – better throttle response and more grunt right through the rev range

Audi q7 3.0 Tdi Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Audi Q7 3.0 TDi remap

ECU Remapped 20/04/2015 in Tottenham
Gain 45Bhp 85Nm
this 2011 Audi q7 has a Bosch EDC17CP44 ECU which up till recently was only tunable on the bench – Now if we have a copy of the exact same software we can tune OBD – being 4 years old there must be a chance of seeing the software before but no – So out came the ecu – very simple on a Q7 as its just under a flap on the drivers side scuttle panel and connect on the bench – A vast improvement on the big Audi, even as a bench tune its such a worthwhile tune

Audi Q7 Tdi Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Audi q7 2015 3.0 Tdi Remap

ECU Remapped 20/04/2015 in Tottenham
Gain 45Bhp 85Nm
The second Audi Q7 of the day and this one was brand new – I mean 225 miles on the clock so what was the chance of us having a copy of the ori software that allows us to tune the car OBD – slim right – WRONG , after having to tune the first on the bench this was very welcome news and the whole job took just over an hour
and with very pleasing results

Mercedes CLS CDi Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Mercedes CLS 320CDi Remap

ECU Remapped 20/04/2015 in Newham
Gain 38Bhp 75Nm
Million dollar looks for Mini money the CLS is a beautiful looking and riding car especially as this one had the lovely air suspension too ( well lovely till it goes wrong anyways). A nice simple remap and simply great gains make the diesel option one worth considering when choosing a CLS

Mercedes c220 Cdi Coupe Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Mercedes c220CDi Coupe Remap

ECU Remapped 20/04/2015
Gain 38Bhp 75Nm
Every day throws up something new and this remap should be super simple ( big power supply to the battery for the write aside) but when plugging into the OBD port 0.0v instead on the 12/13V we should see – Oh dear – two options pull the ecu and drop a probe on it on the bench or find the blown fuse to the OBD port
We did pull the ecu but in the process checked the fuse box and spotted the blown 5 amp fuse – quick swap and then we had power and the remap was again straightforward.
The car now drives the way it should have from the factory

bmw x6 xdrive 30d Remap

BMW X6 X-Drive 30D Remap

ECU Remapped 21/04/2015
Gain 45Bhp 110Nm
My favorite ecu type EDC17CP45 YUK – But all in a days work and the gains on the BMW X6 are so worthwhile, you just have to take your time opening the ecu and flipping the board. The read/write process is then pretty straightforward and although there is a few hours invested the customer always drives away with a cheesy grin

BMW 520D E60 SE Remap flashremapping.co.uk

BMW 520D SE E60 Remap

ECU Remapped 21/04/2015
Gain 40BHP 80Nm
this is a mid range map on the 163BHp version of the 520d which gives great power but also improved fuel economy along with a sharper throttle response its a very good level of tune to give the best of both worlds. Not quite the torque figures of the Bus the owner driver for a living but a little quicker

mercedes c250 cdi remap flashremapping.co.uk

Mercedes C250Cdi Blue Efficiency Remap

ECU Remapped 28/04/2015 in Orpington
Gain 30Bhp 80Nm
After remapping his previous Audi a3 TFSi Mark called us straight away after buying the Mercedes W204 and asked us to remap it – It felt a bit lazy – even 2012 Mercedes when fitted with the 2148cc engine can be remapped via the OBD port so just over an hour and the Merc drives just as it should more power and much sharper response – fuel economy will also be improved

Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Remap flashremapping.co.uk

Ford Focus 2 2.0 TDCi Remap

ECU Remapped 30/04/2015
Gain 30Bhp 60Nm
A 57 plate Focus diesel with only 57k miles must be a rarity but this car has been owned since 10 months old by its current owner . There is absolutely nothing wrong with it and has plenty of serviceable life left so a remap to give it an extra sparkle will keep its owner interested in it for a few more years

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