A lot of tuners work hard on the dyno to make tunes, only to be copied by rivals. I have come up with a solution to protect the maps by scrambling them. This means that maps are protected from being copied in boot and OBD mode read. Only the tuner who has my tool(unique for […]
I had to program a legacy EEPROM on a Mercedes EDC15 ECU. I had a choice: to buy a reliable tool to read/write the E2P(3SP08/95SP08) or make my own by reading the datasheet. I chose the 2nd option.
A tuner contacted me to make a special version of map switching. Basically they needed a way to adjust KRKATE for varying alcohol content. Timing maps are also switched depending on the alcohol percentage selected in the cruise control speed display. Speed of 98km/hr in cruise control display corresponds to 98 Octane mode. 85 corresponds […]
Jan of 2019, I was contacted by a offroad racing team. These guys had been using old mechanical pump Mahindra engines in their builds. They were bothered by how heavy these engines were, produced very little power and had a peak RPM of 2800. I suggested they use an ALH TDi engine from Skoda Octavia. […]
So we’d originally done this project 8 years ago, on our older Skoda Octavia. It was time to do it on the newer one now. Too analog, gotta add some electronics to this.
Last year the Air-con on my Skoda Octavia(2002 1U) started behaving erratically. Did some basic diagnosis(pressure check in both lines, fans and compressor clutch check) revealed something wrong either with :-1. Thermal expansion valve(TXV)2. Refrigerant control valve(RCV) After some further diagnosis, I confirmed it was the RCV. I proceeded to take the car apart. Upon […]
Skoda Octavia/Laura 1Z(2009 Facelift L&K). It had an ABS issue.Skoda service made a bill of upwards of 1lac(1400$) just to replace the ABS unit. I was never going to spend that much on ABS repairs. EVER. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and picked up my Stahlwille toolkit. Taking the ABS […]
A lot of tuners contacted us for a solution to switch between maps on the newer generation MED17 ECUs. After a few weeks of rigorous testing we have been able to come up with a robust solution. Here is a video of it in action on an VW Golf MED17.5: Contact us for a quote […]
So for years tuners have tried various different techniques to have multiple tunes in one ECU. There are several advantages to this:1. Multiple tunes with different output power levels2. One tune can be tuned so that engine won’t start: sort of like an added level of security as the driver needs to switch into the […]