At MAS Performance we develop all our software in-house no generic 3rd party files are used by us! the software is developed and tested to ensure great results and reliability this comes through expert knowledge of diagnostics and data-logging. On all tuning we look at lots of data to ensure the vehicle is running 100% such as air/fuel ratio, engine knock, boost pressure, exhaust gas temp, air intake temp and many more, generic files from an unknown source untested is asking for trouble, have an expert remap your ecu from your own original software.
Another method of ecu remapping on vehicles fitted with ecu that contains a Motorola MPC555 – 565 processors is via a BDM Module. This BDM module can read and program 3 data areas on the ecu the processor, eprom and eeprom it is a very safe way of chiptuning ECU’s giving the user a full back up copy of ecu data.
the bdm module also comes in very handy for recovering ecu’s after a bad flash via obd ecu remapping here at mas performance we keep the bdm module in our tool box not only for this reason but also for when an ecu cannot be read though the obd socket so ecu remapping can always be done.
here we are going to run through what is involed when a vehicle cannot be tuned via the OBD socket.
first of all the ecu needs to be removed this can range from very easy to extremely dificult!
now the ecu is out the cover can be opened to gain access to the circuit board and the chip can be removed. in this bosch ecu this is the chip we are interested in.
now we need to add some flux to the solder joints to aid in removing the chip and use a hot air desoldering station to remove the chip from the board.
once the chip has been successfully removed from the ecu we can use an adaptor to read original data and program new data on to the chip using an eprom programmer.
once we have the tuned data on the chip the board needs to be cleaned and prepared do the new chip can be soldered to the ecu.
now the new chip is fitted the ecu can be put back togeather and fitted to the vehicle, this form of ecu remapping looks very complicated but to a professional tuner it is usually a daily operation.