Yet again a fantastic week at Rapid Remapping, even getting a lung infection doesn’t stop me getting out most evenings this week. Another amazing array of vehicles wanting to be more efficient, thus giving their owners more power and more MPG.
We repaid a visit to a car from the previous week which had connection issue’s with some new probes and we had lift off. These are one of the trickiest to do using 8 probes on the board, takes a steady hand and a lot of patience, but the end results are fantastic turning these family saloons in to what feels like a hot hatch, with an additional 35bhp and torque up 70nm means this car has just under 200bhp
And I started this week with a trip up the M25 to do tune one of my favourite vans, and one of the best looking van’s I think out there. He had a 125bhp version, and it was speed limited as well. Doing these it requires removing the headlight, drilling out the security bolts Ford fit to stop the ECU being removed, and going direct on to the ECU board itself.
Having a Performance Tune and Speed Limit removal mean’s he is no longer stuck at the factory limits. But instead is more than keeping up with the rest of the traffic on the motorways. He gained an impressive 30bhp and 60nm of torque, making it faster and more efficient to move materials and tools to site.
Also this week, I had the privilege of doing this great Peugeot 308cc, it uses a 1.6 Turbo engine, meaning there is some great scope to tune this engine. But with all things related to cars they do like through in the curve ball, being a 2010 it should have been a OBD tune, but being late 2010 it turns out they installed anti tune software so again, I whipped the ECU and split it, again this used only 1 probe and wires connect to the main harness port. But being awkward we had to wait for a driver to come back from the software company. but two days later all tuned and ready to go. Taking the BHP up to 185bhp and the torque a massive gain of 60nm for a such a small petrol engine.
Then on to one of my most favourite place’s in the UK, Goodwood home of Rolls Royce, and Goodwood Racing Circuit and my favourite motor show Revival. This Navara’s owner has an amazing job of restoring and repairing airplane’s he wanted his Navara to have a more linear power band, and to increase his fuel economy. This one is a simple OBD port the 2.5dci can feel a little low on power in these 2 ton vehicles. But giving it an additional 35bhp it takes it 205bhp and torque up 60nm, the client noticed straight away how much better the power delivery was.
The last job of the week, was another car, I like the look of is the Ford Kuga this is a 2.0 tdci engine with 135bhp, we took it up to 165bhp and the torque up 65nm meaning this family car should be able to keep up with old rep mobiles on the motor way. This client wanted have the power delivered lower down for ease of getting around the country roads. so the performance tune was designed with that in mind. This is the same as the Navara its all done through the OBD port.