Specialists in petrol & diesel remapping in Ayrshire Scotland.
Here are the most commonly asked questions about remapping, TDi tuning and performance chips, and their corresponding answers.
Q. Why does a turbocharged engine gain so much more power than a normally aspirated engine?
Q. In what rpm range is the extra power released?
A. On most cars equipped with an Evolution chip you will feel the power over the entire power band of the engine, but especially in the lower and middle rev range.
Q. Why haven't the manufacturer given this extra power as standard?
Q. Will my engines life expectancy be shortened?
A. No, The power reserves of the engine are so large, that you don't have to expect more engine wear. We optimise the fuel and ignition curves, without exceeding the limits of your car's engine.
Q. What about my fuel consumption? Will it be better, or worse?
A. With same driving style, improvements in fuel consumption of up to 20% are possible, especially in turbo diesel powered engines.
Q. Is the programming and remapping work done by your company?
A. Yes, We have the technicians and a state of the art dyno facility in house to read the data from your ECU via the serial port or on the bench via BDM if required. We can then recalibrate and re-flash your complex run maps back into the ecu. We can of course remove, read and re-program EPROMS as required on older vehicles.
Q. How do I know if my engine can be remapped?
A. Click on our vehicle serch button below and see if your car is listed. If it’s not, please call us direct upon which we can give remapping advice, remember there is always a good chance something can be done to improve any engines performance… Just because it isn’t yet listed, doesn't mean we cannot improve it for you.
Q. Will my engine run hotter after remapping and TDi tuning?
A. The temperature, at worst, will rise by a very small amount (only on full power). On average, this is between 2 - 4 degrees. Most modern cars however have no problem at all dissipating the heat from a mild power upgrade and will not see any temperature change whatsoever
Q. Can your Evolution chip be detected by dealer servicing?
A. No. Your car dealer cannot determine a software modification with his equipment, since our Evolution chips are designed to be transparent to all engine diagnostic equipment. However, the reality is, a well trained technician should be able to tell that certain parameters are above standard during a test drive, such as for instance, boost pressure.
Q. Do I need to up rate the chassis or brakes?
A. No, on 90% of vehicles, you don't need to upgrade the chassis or brakes after the re-mapping.
Q. Can I use my original chips again?
A. If your car is an older type where we remove the performance chip itself, then yes, but on modern cars there is no physical chip and we just change the data within it. In these cases we keep your program on file so we can simply program it back should you require us to do so.