How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

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How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby Dale » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi guys,

Is there a way to check what brand of software is loaded on a ecu if the car was bought second hand with no info from previous owner?

Or, just a simple case of taking it back to the agents and let them load stock software and see if there is a difference in performance?

Also, assuming software is loaded by company y and you would like a retune by company x, can x software be loaded over y or not?

Thanks.

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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby THANAS » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:07 pm

Depends on which car and which software. Which car are we talking about?
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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby Dale » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm

THANAS wrote:Depends on which car and which software. Which car are we talking about?


MK5 gti.

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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby smitbrandon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:27 pm

Dale wrote:Hi guys,

Is there a way to check what brand of software is loaded on a ecu if the car was bought second hand with no info from previous owner?

Or, just a simple case of taking it back to the agents and let them load stock software and see if there is a difference in performance?

Also, assuming software is loaded by company y and you would like a retune by company x, can x software be loaded over y or not?

Thanks.


Very good question

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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby panic-mechanic » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 am

Unless the tagged the brand name you won't know. Run it on a known dyno somewhere then you can get an idea of whatvot makes and what the delivery looks like. Thatbwaynifmitnhas a nice map on you can just leave it instead of spending money again to get anotehr loaded.
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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby THANAS » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:50 am

Some tuners change the software coding tag as can be seen in the engine module using vcds.
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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby panic-mechanic » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:03 am

Yup but less and less of them do that becuase guys load it on cars under warranty and want to hide the obvious tag when you scan the module
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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby THANAS » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:18 am

True, not on the newer cars as much.
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Re: How to determine what tuning brand is loaded if any?

Postby Dale » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:39 am

Thanks guys.

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