The motor industry is global, and as such has to develop vehicles that can function in a wide variety of conditions and environments. 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 optimising the ECU’s program or ‘map’ to deliver the best performance or the most fuel efficiency they have to make compromises to the map to take into account these potential differing operating conditions. These will include sub-standard fuels, extremes in temperature and altitude, differing emission legislation 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 reprogramming the ECU’s processing chip from the standard compromised map and adjusting its parameters to suit UK conditions. These adjustments take into account the UKs higher quality fuel, fuel pressure, boost pressure (on turbocharged applications) ignition advance and throttle pedal control amongst others to release the true performance from the engine. Remapping is a completely safe process as it is just giving the engine the tailored performance it should have had in the first place before the manufacturer made all the compromises to the original programming. 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.
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