Frequently Asked Questions - Chip Tuning Files Service
1. What do we do ...?
Our technicians link to ECU or "brain" vehicles with a laptop through the socket diagnostic vehicles and read the current engine management file which is then sent to our office and custom files optimized for your vehicle. The technician schedules the new optimized Quantum file in his vehicle and then has the opportunity to experience the amazing results. In some vehicles it is not possible to carry out this function as the diagnostic socket, in this case the ECU is removed and a chip change or a start load function is carried out directly in the ECU. The final effect is exactly the same, only the process is different. Chiptuning Almeria
2. Is it safe for the vehicle?
Our KNS Electronica re-mapping process improves and optimizes engine power within safe limits, not beyond them. The extra power will also result in fewer gear changes. Manufacturers have to build in a tolerance for the parts in the engine, to handle the effect of wear, production variations, and to ensure their warranty claims during their warranty period normally 3 years, are reduced to a minimum.
Most racing and rally engines are pushed for every last bhp, and therefore more common for failure, while normal car / van / truck engines are limited behind, well away from the probability of multiple faults. Each individual motor is different in how much it can be pushed in a remapping, but a good ecu remap of a quality ecu tuner will never get close to the component failure limits.
You will see that the most important companies within the market have developed vehicle improvements for similar products. Be careful with tuners that claim much more, or else you are hoping that the average customer would not be able to tell the difference, or the engine is being pushed too hard and will quickly become unreliable.
3. Why do not the manufacturers do it?
Manufacturers generally sell a vehicle that covers various markets, with different tax and emissions regulations; Different climates with extremes of heat, cold, humidity; Different amounts of fuel; Different operating altitudes, etc. A manufacturer has to take all these factors into consideration and make substantial commitments in the operation of the vehicles.
Sales and marketing also have a great effect on the way an engine is assigned. If you look at the manufacturer's brochure in the engine specifications, the torque chart will rise, flatten in a straight line, and then fall. This obviously is not how an engine breathes, and it is the sales and marketing request to produce this flat coat of the pair. Why? Well, it's about having better pair figures from the competition and about the tax laws of the local market.
4. Do not affect the manufacturer's warranty?
Some manufacturers of diagnostic equipment can detect a remapping. In addition, many advanced manufacturers turn a blind eye to a quality reassignment service, knowing that a properly improved vehicle can only benefit them. The official line of most manufacturers is that if a modification causes a problem with the vehicle, then the part of the affected vehicle will not be covered under warranty, this does not mean a unilateral cancellation of the entire warranty.
5. Additional Tuning Box
We do not fit into additional tuning boxes, which usually only interfere with engine management signals to trick the injectors into adding more fuel. Our service is a personalized re-map of your ECU, specifically for your vehicle.
These differ from how a remapping works. A tuning box is based on the principal of more diesel = more diesel energy. That theory is correct and the boxes increase the power, but they can not control the amount of black smoke (maximum allowed limit of visible smoke) that comes out of the exhaust.
Too much smoke is undesirable, both environmentally and visually. More importantly, the black smoke is unburned diesel fuel attached to the combustion chamber, with deposits exiting directly out of the exhaust, thus losing fuel that has had no effect on power gain. The results are high emissions, a higher thermal load on the engine (ie, exhaust temperature) and often defects such as "bucking" are often the result. It must be clear what this means for your engine. "
In a modern engine there are complex engine control systems that cooperate with each other to make everything work perfectly. A diesel box manipulates some signals to increase the injection time or the fuel pressure. Unfortunately, this manipulation is performed completely without the knowledge of the engine control system. This means that a diesel box tricks the vehicle's engine control system and the consequence is that a lot of values and control data will be incorrect, resulting in:
The on-board computer shows better fuel consumption, but the actual amount remaining in the tank is lower, since fuel is injected without any of the sensors detecting the additional amount that enters the cylinder.
The anti-slip program (ESP) is disturbed due to an incorrect torque value
There are no loose boxes or flexible cables in the engine compartment
Automatic gearboxes get an incorrect torque value
No torque reduction during gear change (for comfort and durability)
The regeneration (emptying) of the particle filter will not be optimal
The calculation of the exhaust temperature is altered
The calculation of the service interval is altered
The diagnostic system is altered