Engine tuning is the adjustment, modification or design of internal combustion engines to yield optimal performance, to increase an engine’s power output, economy, or durability.
It has a long history, almost as long as the development of the car in general, originating with the development of early racing cars, and later, with the post-war hot-rod movement. Tuning can describe a wide variety of adjustments and modifications, from the routine adjustment of the carburettor and ignition system to significant engine overhauls. At the other end of the scale, performance tuning of an engine can involve revisiting some of the design decisions taken at quite an early stage in the development of the engine.
Setting the idle speed, fuel/air mixture, carburettor balance, spark plug and distributor point gaps, and ignition timing were regular maintenance items for all older engines and the final but essential steps in setting up a racing engine. On modern engines, equipped with electronic ignition and fuel injection, some or all of these tasks are automated, although they still require periodic calibration.
Most vehicles from the year 2000 onwards can have the ECU remapped through the OBD diagnostic port on the vehicle. This is the most simple of procedures and involves connecting our programming equipment to the OBD diagnostic port on your vehicle and reading out your original tuning software. We then fine tune the software for your vehicle and upload the very much improved tuning software back into your ECU.
We provide an excellent service and we are extremely committed to customer satisfaction, all of our customers are always very happy with the level of service and tuning that they receive from us and this is very important to us as we rely on the recommendations that you, the customer provides to your family and friends about us.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding the ECU remapping or chip tuning as we are always available to answer any query that you may have.
Tony Gilham Limited tuning centre has something many others don’t… Race pedigree!
Our years of experience within the racing industry gives us an edge others simply can’t buy and we can get the very best out of your car, either with parts upgrades, tuning existing components along with road testing if necessary.
- Genuine parts or OE approved fitted
- ECU Performance Software / Remapping
- Vehicle upgrades or modifications
- Road and race vehicle preparation
- Full geometry setup
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