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A 65 plate 335D xDrive yesterday for a stage 1 map. This car had the Bosch EDC17 CP45 ECU that requires drilling to access the boot pin. Stage 1 tune will make around 380BHP/770Nm. They're 313BHP/630Nm standard. That tiny little solder ball is not the easiest thing in the world to hit! They're maybe .4mm wide - .6mm solder dwarfs it :lol:

 

 

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Blimey they make it difficult, it's almost as if they don't want you to modify their ECU's :lol:

 

Makes my days of chipping Playstations a doddle, soldering hair thickness wire onto IC's was always a challenge.. 

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1 hour ago, Blobby said:

Blimey they make it difficult, it's almost as if they don't want you to modify their ECU's :lol:

 

 

I wish they wouldn't - people will play with it and people will get into the ECUs one way or another, so stop making it so difficult! :lol:

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MP,  a couple of questions for you if you don't mind?

 

Can you test and repair E24/28/34 era Motronic ECU's ?

 

Can you clone/make exact copies of ECU's ? For example, making a spare ECU for the exact same car if you are given the original ECU and a spare ECU to use as the spare? I'm thinking of similar generations as the first question, i.e. E24/28/31/32/34/36/38/39 cars.

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53 minutes ago, sharkfan said:

MP,  a couple of questions for you if you don't mind?

 

Can you test and repair E24/28/34 era Motronic ECU's ?

 

Can you clone/make exact copies of ECU's ? For example, making a spare ECU for the exact same car if you are given the original ECU and a spare ECU to use as the spare? I'm thinking of similar generations as the first question, i.e. E24/28/31/32/34/36/38/39 cars.

 

I believe some ECUs I can clone yes, I'd need to check exactly what tomorrow though. It would be the E36 and E39 shapes if anything though. In terms of repair and cloning any others, I would speak to these guys - http://www.ecutesting.com/. We use them in work and they've never let us down.

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A Mercedes ML320 petrol today for stage 1 plus lambda delete. An OBD breakout box was required to bridge pins 1 and 16 together in the OBD connector to bring the ECU up into boot mode. 

 

All I can think of is Jurassic Park! Cool as **** this thing.

 

 

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Really interesting thread, cheers for sharing.

 

Random one for this forum - but do you do a map/flash for a 2013 Volvo V70 D5 (215bhp twin turbo)? Ideally removing EGR and DPF.

 

Cheers,

Rob

 

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58 minutes ago, ttrw2 said:

Really interesting thread, cheers for sharing.

 

Random one for this forum - but do you do a map/flash for a 2013 Volvo V70 D5 (215bhp twin turbo)? Ideally removing EGR and DPF.

 

Cheers,

Rob

 

 

Ask away dude we cater for all makes and models. Questions are always welcome.

 

Yes, we can certainly cater for the Volvo. None of those options are an issue to do, and a stage 1 tune would take power up to around 250-260BHP and about 520Nm of torque. The ECU would need to be removed and opened up so it would take a couple of hours to do but it's perfectly possible. :)

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On 11/29/2017 at 3:29 PM, Mashed Potatoes said:

 

Ask away dude we cater for all makes and models. Questions are always welcome.

 

Yes, we can certainly cater for the Volvo. None of those options are an issue to do, and a stage 1 tune would take power up to around 250-260BHP and about 520Nm of torque. The ECU would need to be removed and opened up so it would take a couple of hours to do but it's perfectly possible. :)

 

Thanks! I'll be in touch in the New Year to arrange a trip up...

 

Cheers,

Rob

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A quiet day today meant some jobs on our own cars can be done. Some testing and tweaking has been done on an E36 325i with a Garrett GT30 turbo strapped to the side of it that was built a while ago (and is actually in for a starter motor and some other little bits and bobs) - just a few teasers of that! Was hard to take photos whilst working. And my car is finally getting some TLC in the form of an oil change with oil analysis, M5 front brakes (OEM discs, EBC Red Stuff pads - I love these), and the lowering springs are being swapped for H&R ones. I've run the Eibachs for a good few months now and fancy a change to H&R to see what they're like.

 

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More to come!

 

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Finally got round to fitting springs to mine today! We've also had a few services in! And more to do this afternoon! We can supply and fit nearly any performance part for most manufacturers. So if you need anything, just let me know. Springs, shocks, chassis bracing, brakes (standard and uprated), exhaust systems, intercoolers, you name it we can sort it for you.

 

Couple of photos of mine and a Corsa in for oil and filter. 4 wheel alignment will be done later on this afternoon if there's time!

 

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(Need to wash the car again I know before someone points that out!)

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12 minutes ago, Blobby said:

Parts for most manufacturers. Get me the right rear springs for my daughters Yaris would you... I really don't want to ask Toyota

 

PM me the reg dude and I will see what I can get for you! Fitting not an issue if you fancy a road-trip either! :lol:

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Big news!

 

We can now remap the Fxx shape cars through the OBD port! No more intrusion to the ECU! Even the F10 M5 can be programmed this way. Returning to stock is not an issue should the car have to go into the dealer, and even if the car still has a warranty, an optional CVN fix will ensure that at present the tuning is not detectable by dealer software.

 

Supported engine codes: N13, N20, B47, N47, N55, S55, N57, N63TU, S63TU (excludes: B48 and B58).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As a bit of a wind down we are shut until the 27th. Today the last customer cars were collected and we just finished off a couple of jobs on one of our drift cars. Work will carry on on this one in the new year (needs suspension work and polybushes fitting to the front), but it would be rude not to have a little end of year play!

 

 

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Excuse the water spots on the lens, amazing how much crap comes off the back tyres when it's doing donuts around you! :rolleyes:

 

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We've had a Volvo FMX truck here for the last day. Stage 1 tune for more pulling power. An extra 70BHP and 380Nm of torque. The ECU is bolted to the cold side of the engine and was fiddly to remove! If nothing else it was the size of a A4 pack of paper nearly! And nicely buried under some hydraulic lines and a fuel pipe. Unfortunately no ECU picture this time (too pre-occupied being careful opening it and getting it out) but I have another to do over the next few weeks so I'll snap some pictures then! Kneeling on the tyre gave the best access to the engine bay with the cab tilted!

 

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