Remapping

remapping lincoln

Whether you choose to have an economy map or a performance map our specialist remapping software will massively improve the torque of your engine, thus creating a lot more pulling power and throttle response.

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Our economy maps will greatly improve fuel economy thus saving you large amounts in fuel costs, up to an extra 20%.

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improved performance

Our performance maps vary in different stages, we do a stage one which can be done to any standard vehicle then stage 2 & 3 which are for extra power for modified vehicles. All our map files have been created and fully tested on a dyno at either Regal Tuning or Elite Remaps.

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better car efficiency
cmd remapping lincoln

What is remapping?

Virtually all vehicles from 1993 have an e.c.u. (Engine control unit) which is basically a computer which holds software controlling a vehicles fuel injection system and many many things on that injection system such as:- turbo boost level, injection timing, spark timing, ignition advance, fuel pressure, valve timing, throttle plate settings and many more settings. Our Lincolnshire remapping team can reprogram these, just like the computer in your house to release more power and make an engine run more efficiently.

Why do i need it?

All vehicle manufacturers make hundreds of thousands of cars a year and no two identical engines are ever made perfectly the same. Say they make one hundred thousand Fiestas all with the same engine, some made for this country in our fuel grades some made for foreign countries, they don’t tailor make the software for each individual car as it would increase production cost dramatically.

What does it do?

What remapping does is set up that software for that specific vehicle and our fuel grades so it can run as perfect as it possibly can. it also gains that extra de-tuned power. which in turn increases (miles per gallon) (brake horse power) and (torque) thus making the vehicle more efficient and more exciting and smooth to drive. with more usable power.

How is it done?

Most early cars can be remapped from the o.b.d. socket (on board diagnostics socket) using Kess V2 at a cost of £199 Inc Vat.

However there are a few early cars that have to have the e.c.u. (engine control unit ) removed to remap them such as :- most volvos some nissans and a few other makes and models. Most 2010 onwards cars (ecu types EDC17 etc) will have to have the e.c.u removed as the software is security protected, blocking any updates through the o.b.d. (on board diagnostic) socket. The chip is then programmed directly using the k-tag system which produces some great results. These take slightly longer and cost £199 Inc Vat.

The external update will also include a patch that will allow you to update by o.b.d in future, should you wish to remap again after engine improvements.

What's CMD Flash?

We also use cmd flash which has only just come out and is a very clever tool which is being updated all the time. On some 2010+ vehicles can crack the code and code in the “serial programming activation patch” threw the obd socket and we are then able to remap the vehicle threw the o.b.d. socket and thus saving a lot of labour time in which we pass on to the customer and we only charge £199 Inc Vat for these vehicles.

Cmd flash will currently covers (which is being updated all the time) nearly all vehicles vehicles. Use our drop down menu to see what you could gain from your vehicle being remapped. Anything not listed, just give us a call 01522 791240 option (1) or use our online form

dpf cleaning lincoln

What is a DPF?

Since 2009, the exhaust emissions standards for new cars have effectively forced the fitment of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the exhaust of diesel cars. Their aim is to reduce the soot that is created by burning the fuel by upto 80%. While effective for an initial period, it’s often troublesome when the filter fills with soot, and causes apartial blockage in the exhaust system causing a dashboard error light and a massive performance reduction.

What are the causes?

  • Frequent short journeys where the engine does not reach normal operating temperature
  • Wrong oil type – DPF equipped cars require low ash, low sulphur engine oils
  • A problem with the inlet, fuel or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system causing incomplete combustion will increase soot loading.
  • A warning light on or diagnostic trouble code logged in the engine management system may prevent active or catalyst regeneration
  • Low fuel level will prevent active regeneration taking place. As a general rule ¼ tank is required
  • Oil counter/service interval – exceeding the service interval may prevent regeneration
  • Additive tank low or empty

source: the AA.com

 

Do cleaning additives work?

NO. Additives added to the fuel system have been known to reduce emissions and soot from the fuel burning process which could reduce the chance of the DPF being blocked. Various cleaning fluids claim that their additive can unblock the DPF and extinguish the warning light, but if you’ve tried this you’ll know it’s simply untrue. By the time the additive has been through the combustion process there will be very little left of it, so it’s chances of unblocking the filter will be minimal to none.

Only cleaning additives injected directly into the DPF by trained technicians can break down the deposits, which are then flushed out and burnt off through regeneration.

But my car regenerates itself!?

True.. to some extent.

Regeneration in the car itself is a high-temperature burning of the soot, which turns it into a thinner, exhaustable ash which is blown out through the exhaust system.

Passive regeneration takes place whilst you’re driving, and is managed by the vehicle’s ECU, however it can only take place while the exhaust runs at high temperatures so short runs to the shop and urban trips won’t allow this to happen.

Active regeneration initiates a post combustion fuel injection to increase the exhaust temperature and trigger regeneration. If the journey is too short while the regeneration is in progress, it may not complete and the warning light will come on to show that the filter is partially blocked. Those quick journeys to the shop won’t allow this to happen.

How do i know it needs regenerating?

When the soot has built up to around 70% it’s important that the car has a long, fast run in order to regenerate. If this has not been done and the DPF reaches over 85%, then it will have to be removed and manually regenerated.

How do you regenerate it?

We use a high grade cleaning fluid to remove deposits from the DPF.  For this we require an amount of Liqui Moly Cleaner, purge, pressured tank spray gun and probe.

The cleaning fluid is sprayed into the DPF filter at a fixed pressure and allowed to break down the build up inside. It is then purged with a another cleaning fluid to remove any of the Liqui Moly cleaner left in the DPF.

A regeneration is then forced by running the car at high revs to burn off any of the deposits left in the DPF.

You can watch a short video on this here.

egr cleaning

What is an EGR?

In many modern vehicles, in fact since the 1970s, it’s common to have an EGR valve. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is a nitrogen oxide (NOx) a technique used in petrol and diesel engines to reduce emissions. It works by recirculating part of an engine’s exhaust gas and sending it back to the engine cylinders.

How does it get dirty?

Soot particles from unburnt fuel build up over time and cause the size of the valve to reduce through blockage, affecting the airflow and performance.

Common Problems:

  • Increased exhaust particulates
    EGR valves reduce the available oxygen in the cylinder, this in turn increases the production of particulates (fuel which has only partially combusted). This is most commonly experienced by diesel engines Diesel engines are now fitted with DPFs to help reduce this. A faulty EGR valve that is stuck open will increase the amount of particulates produced by the engine, causing your DPF to become blocked quicker than usual.
  • Detonation
    Also known as “pinging” or “spark knock”. This occurs when your EGR system simply isn’t working, when the EGR valve is disabled or when your exhaust port is clogged with carbon. Cleaning can often remedy this.
  • Misfiring or rough idle
    hen your EGR valve fails to close, exhaust gases leak into your intake manifold.
  • Hard starting
    This may occur when the EGR valve isn’t closing, thus resulting in a vacuum leak into your intake manifold.

How can it be cleaned?

The EGR can be removed by our service technicians, and subjected to a thorough clean.

The EGR valve will be removed, then submerged in a solution such as carb cleaner and left for a period of time. The deposits are broken down allowing the unit to be further cleaned by hand using carefully selected brushes and a little elbow grease!

The gaskets will then be replaced and the EGR refitted to the engine.

In rare cases, the EGR valve may need replacing.

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