In Reply to: Re: I only wish I had the knowledge to work with t posted by andy r. on February 10, 2000 at 17:48:18:
I suppose you could blow up the car if you had the power to program it....
But then again, who'd want to?
But to address the FUBAR version of programming your own car....
Do any of you guys work around a PC? How about play any games?
How's this idea sound....
SAVE THE CAR'S FACTORY SETTINGS
and to adress the programming issue....
Looking over the torque/hp curves on the M3 and the writings from Turner and Dinan.. The M3 is optimized stock for 87-88-ish fuel.
By the own admission of the tuners, they reoptimized the engine management for premium (90+ octane) fuel.
Which oversimplified is bumping up the timing and playing with air/fuel curves through the power band.
I suppose the crazier people might push the RPM band to 10k rpm and such.
But I wouldn't.
And can you guys really say the Factory teams just leave the ECU's to just ONE ECU SETTING and they don't tune them to the tracks or events they run?
All I'm asking is....
If the factory guys (and the import kids) can do it, why not us? Or maybe easier said....I.