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Autologic Performance Tunes/ Remapping

Performance Tuning

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Autologic Performance Tunes  are modifications to the manufacturer's  vehicle tune data.   These modifications are  downloaded to the vehicle's Engine  Control  Module (ECM) from Autologic

Through the on-board diagnostics connector.

 

 

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Benefits of Tuning

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The re-tuning process itself

Takes from a minimum 25 minutes and involves the electronic removal and re-installation of a more refined and more enhanced version of  the vehicle’s computer programming.  As ECUs cannot communicate during the upgrade process, at the end of  the upgrade, the fault memory is cleared and rechecked before the newly tuned vehicle hits the road.

What does tuning involve

Before tuning any  vehicle, it is first necessary to undertake a diagnostic report to ensure there are  no  issues  which may  affect the performance upgrade. Once  completed, the relevant performance tuning software is simply  uploaded to the vehicle through the tool via the OBD diagnostic port.

 

 

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Why do manufacturers limit output of their engines?

The standard manufacturer tune is a compromise of hundreds of factors. Principally, the  manufacturer  must ensure a  high degree of  engine reliability across  the worldwide market taking into account factors such  as:

Fuel quality

• Different servicing schedules

• Different operating environments, such  as altitude and terrain

• Local legislation with regard to power output and emissions

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During testing, manufacturers ‘tweak’ the tunes constantly

 

 

 

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Is the tuning process reversible?

Yes. In the unlikely event that you require the Autologic Performance Tune to be removed, the process

How will the emissions be affected?

All Autologic Performance Tunes are tested to ensure that they comply

with UK emissions laws.

 

 

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Are there an physical changes to the vehicle?

Not usually. Most Autologic Performance Tunes are ECM software downloads only. There will be  no  physical evidence that the engine has been up-rated. The exception to this statement is the BMW Mini Cooper S. We have two different tunes available. The  first is diagnostic only, the second has been optimised for a smaller supercharger pulley.

 

 

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To achieve individual results for individual tests, thus compromising the  overall smoothness of  the original tune.

Performance Tunes are optimised for European and US driving conditions. As  long as  the manufacturer’s service  schedule is adhered to, there is no  reason why this extra power cannot be ‘unlocked’.

The standard manufacturer tune is a compromise of hundreds of factors. Principally, the  manufacturer  must ensure a  high degree of  engine reliability across  the worldwide market taking into account factors such  as:

Fuel quality

• Different servicing schedules

• Different operating environments, such  as altitude and terrain

• Local legislation with regard to power output and emissions

 

During testing, manufacturers ‘tweak’ the tunes constantly to achieve individual results for  individual tests, thus compromising the  overall smoothness of  the original tune.                  Performance Tunes   are optimised for  European  and US driving conditions.  As  long as  the manufacturer’s service  schedule is adhered to, there is no  reason why this extra power cannot be ‘unlocked’.