Joined: 14 Nov 2017
|Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:39 am Post subject:
|Hairyscreech wrote: |
|All OBD2 ECUs that use onboard flash memory need to be flashed in situ or bench flashed, provided you have the tools to do this then you can edit these ECUs.
I believe Romraider may be more useful for the Siemens MS4xx ECUs, it certainly seems to be what they use more on the M52 Z3s.
For OBD1 ROM chip based ECUs (Bosch, M50 and back) then this is probably the best of the low cost tuning software. Everything else is quite closed source and people seem unwilling to let any info out which can make things hard if you have a less supported platform.
E36 wise we are pushing for better understanding of the M3.3 and M3.3.1 ECUs at the moment, we think EWS on the OBD1 is solved now by ether a bit swap on the EWS code or moving the EWS maps to a compatible non-EWS code base.
Fpr OBD1 you will need to get setup with a ROM emulator and chip burner. Moates do both and seem to be the standard goto equipment.
If you only deal with M52 stuff then they are all OBD2, you can obviously step back to the OBD1 ECU for those engines provided you use the right sensors with them, however Silver and Red label 413 ECUs are not so common.
Given your choice of cars I assume you are UK based?
Is the drift car for the Drift Cup?
Thanks for the info, I've also been on the romraiders forum checking them out.
Nah its not for the drift cup, I'm no where near that level, I am in the UK at the moment, for the next 3 years, but I'm American.
Funny you should say that, I've noticed e36's are very popular over here.
I will be dealing with m52's and a s52 mainly, and I want to keep the obd2 for the tuneablitiy.