Enginostics offer various stages of tuning from software remapping, performance exhaust systems, uprated brakes, adjustable suspension, high performance tyres, air induction system.
We evaluate each vehicle before and after carrying out a performance remap, this involves road testing and data logging. This process enables us to decide whether the vehicle is healthy enough to be remapped. If your vehicle has an issue, we will let you know and discuss the options with you and rectify these before we remap the vehicle.
Customers should be aware that there are many tuning companies who will remap your vehicle without carrying out any form of road testing and data logging. These companies use cheap generic files and do not carry out any pre-tuning tests, which can be detrimental to you vehicle down the line.
Our goal at Enginostics is to maintain the life of your engine while improving its overall performance. Our testing and monitoring procedures provide valuable data which enables us to tune your engine for optimal performance and minimal wear.
- What is remapping?
All fuel injected vehicles contain an engine control unit, ECU, which is a microcontroller that controls various systems on the engine such a fuelling, injector timing, turbo boost, cooling EGR and so forth. Majority of vehicle manufacturers de-tune their engines by using software.
This is done as vehicles are sold all over the world, therefore settings on the ECU must take into account various climates, laws and varying quality of fuels. Vehicle remapping is the modification of the manufacturer’s software on a vehicle’s ECU to produce more power, more torque and better fuel economy.
- How does it work?
We replace the standard software on the ECU, flashing it with new software which optimizes the vehicle’s overall performance. This process is known as vehicle remapping because the ECU stores software that controls how the engine functions mechanically.
When your vehicle is remapped, the tuned software is flashed into your vehicle through the serial port, OBDII, or straight on to the ECU circuit board which then overwrites the standard software with the new file to enhance engine performance. On vehicles that have Tricore processors on the ECU’s which is tuning protection, we unlock and reflash the ECU on the bench in a lab environment.
- Effects of ecu remapping
If the vehicle is driven in an enthusiastic way after the remap has been carried out then the fuel economy will not increase, basic laws of physics, more power equals more fuel. If the driver modifies their driving style to make the most of the increased power and torque through the rev range then fuel economy will be increased.
A remapped vehicle with more torque and power will not have to be driven hard to produce power hence increasing fuel economy. Vehicle remapping also eliminates flat spots and increases acceleration from stationary. We have found remapping modern turbo diesel vehicles equipped with diesel particulate filters, DPF, has helped to keep the filter clean when the vehicle is driven mainly on short journeys. We can also delete DPF and EGR software when remapping vehicles.
- Engine responds better under acceleration and throughout the rev range
- Overall torque and power will be noticeably increased
- Power delivery will be smoother for a more safer driving experience
- Prolongs the life of the DPF filter (Diesels only)
- Safer to overtake and get out of sticky situations
- Better MPG under normal driving conditions
- Minimises your carbon footprint
- Why choose vehicle remapping?
There are many reasons why you should remap your vehicle. Firstly, your vehicle is detuned from the factory and to purchase the same vehicle but with more power will cost a good few thousand pounds more. For example, the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDi CR 108 bhp is a detuned version of the 138 bhp version with identical components.
A stage 1 file would increase the power from 108 bhp to 138 bhp. A stage II file would increase the power further to 206 bhp using the stock components. Our Stage I and II files are produced on the rolling road by Elite Remapping and produced to be used on the standard engine.