Grimsby Diesel Tuning

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Grimsby ECU Remapping Offer Diesel Tuning & Diagnostic Services Across The Lincolnshire County, ECU Remaps for DPF Removal and EGR removal is our specialty!

Did you know that you can boost both the power and fuel economy of your car in about 30 minutes, simply by altering the settings on the engine control unit?

It’s a process called 'remapping' – and it’s all the rage among petrolheads.

The engine control unit (ECU) is basically a computer that controls how the engine works, a bit like a brain.

But the default settings – or maps – are not necessarily the best they could be, as manufacturers who sell their cars around the world have to take into account different climates, fuel qualities and laws when they program the software.

Car makers are also known deliberately to limit the performance of their cars through the ECU so they can release faster models at a later date, with just a few software changes and a much higher price tag.

Remapping is intended to make the most of your car by overwriting the ECU’s default settings with new software which can be programmed to enhance the car’s overall performance.

It usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour, and modern technology means it’s pretty straightforward.

Previously, the process was called 'chipping' and involved the removal of the main microchip from the ECU, which was then replaced with a modified chip. Lots of scope for strife in that process.

If the remapping is successful, you should notice an immediate improvement in the speed and power of your car.

We usually claim an increase in horsepower of between 30 and 40 bhp (average) and in torque of up to 80nm.

The engine will also be more responsive, so it will be easier to overtake, for example. You might also find that you don’t have to change gear as frequently, boosting the number of miles to the gallon by up to 30% better economy!

Damage to the engine is very rare,  you should always choose a reputable company to carry out the remapping – and preferably a company like ourselves that offers a lifetime warranty on the software.

Bear in mind, though, that some cars cannot be remapped, usually because they are too old. If you car was manufactured before 2000, you might have difficulty, but it all depends on the make and model of the vehicle