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      08-12-2019, 10:35 AM   #23
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this is directly from Litchfield in regards to tuning the latest version of the ECU.
That is only for the latest istep revision. Prior to 03/2019 builds do not need the ecu removed for the unlock and the current Ecutek software will do it. I did it all myself with my tuner being 850miles away.

My comment however was referring to choosing a tuner for Ecutek...there are lots of people who can unlock the latest istep revision by pulling the ecu...after that then you are free to use whatever tuning software you like.
yep, I was only saying that because iirc, he had the latest istep.
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What's the deal with install though? Do I need to go through a physical store affiliated to them or can everything be done remotely?

There's a local tuner that supports them, but like 90% of shops around EU, they're only listed as proficient with N55 engines

Hard to trust the work of a tuner that doesn't have certified proficiency with an engine...
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What's the deal with install though? Do I need to go through a physical store affiliated to them or can everything be done remotely?

There's a local tuner that supports them, but like 90% of shops around EU, they're only listed as proficient with N55 engines

Hard to trust the work of a tuner that doesn't have certified proficiency with an engine...
I would wager that Litchfield could point you in the right direction.
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Weird I just got an email back from a tuner that handles ecutek for the S55 and according to them their is no current tune for the S55??
"The actual tunes requires time to develop and since the vehicles are still new, there is currently no time frame just yet."
I attached the front page and all. I'm located in the bay area.
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What's the deal with install though? Do I need to go through a physical store affiliated to them or can everything be done remotely?

There's a local tuner that supports them, but like 90% of shops around EU, they're only listed as proficient with N55 engines

Hard to trust the work of a tuner that doesn't have certified proficiency with an engine...
You should only purchase Ecutek from the tuner you plan to go through. You pay for the dongle kit which you can only get from an Ecutek tuner. For 03/2019 and newer locked DME's you would need to get the ecu unlocked first. Otherwise everything can be done remotely from the tuner of your choice. I have done everything remotely but I also have a 12/2018 build so I don't have to worry about the unlock.

Across the pond it looks like Litchfield does some good work and imo makes sense going with them if you live over there.

I can only ever recommend to do your own research...know what you want out of a tune and communicate with the tuner prior to making a decision to purchase. Also keep in mind that some of the best tuners are not instagram/facebook posters and generally rely on word of mouth.

A second thought...if you are just the guy who wants a quick one time flash and wants to play around with burbles then the BM3 gang is probably your best bet. If you want something more professional and custom along with true flex fuel support then Ecutek will be a better decision imo.
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Weird I just got an email back from a tuner that handles ecutek for the S55 and according to them their is no current tune for the S55??
"The actual tunes requires time to develop and since the vehicles are still new, there is currently no time frame just yet."
I attached the front page and all. I'm located in the bay area.
So this tells me right away not to touch that tuner with a 10ft pole. Each tuner needs to develop their own S55 tune with Ecutek...it's not an OTS tune from Ecutek.

Here is a video of Racerom Map Switching on Ecutek as proof:


Also some revs of non-burble sport+ mode with AA Mid and VRSF DP's:
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So this tells me right away not to touch that tuner with a 10ft pole. Each tuner needs to develop their own S55 tune with Ecutek...it's not an OTS tune from Ecutek.

Here is a video of Racerom Map Switching on Ecutek as proof:


Also some revs of non-burble sport+ mode with AA Mid and VRSF DP's:
Unfortunately I'm kind of out of luck as that is the only tuner around me that handles ecutek that I can find atm. I'll have to dig some more but I got it from ecuteks webpage.

Awesome vids!! Great stuff thanks
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I think the only tuner in my area is Boost Logic.
Unfortunately they don't have a great reputation when it comes to work quality.

I'm stuck with flash tunes... And by that, I mean I'm totally fucked because I can't flash my car and the only thing any tuner gives a fuck about right now is making a high number Supra.
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I think the only tuner in my area is Boost Logic.
Unfortunately they don't have a great reputation when it comes to work quality.

I'm stuck with flash tunes... And by that, I mean I'm totally fucked because I can't flash my car and the only thing any tuner gives a fuck about right now is making a high number Supra.
I had good experiences with BoostLogic on my GTR. Zohair the owner was great to deal with. One of the lead techs there has a boss E46 track car.
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Update: ECUTEK RACEROM RELEASED

As per this email: https://mailchi.mp/ecutek/bmw-racero...Inaja896sp4xMs


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I think the only tuner in my area is Boost Logic.
Unfortunately they don't have a great reputation when it comes to work quality.

I'm stuck with flash tunes... And by that, I mean I'm totally fucked because I can't flash my car and the only thing any tuner gives a fuck about right now is making a high number Supra.
I had good experiences with BoostLogic on my GTR. Zohair the owner was great to deal with. One of the lead techs there has a boss E46 track car.
I haven't been back there since the original owner sold it. So I just have word of mouth to go by. I've just heard their work has been unreliable. /shrug
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I think the only tuner in my area is Boost Logic.
Unfortunately they don't have a great reputation when it comes to work quality.

I'm stuck with flash tunes... And by that, I mean I'm totally fucked because I can't flash my car and the only thing any tuner gives a fuck about right now is making a high number Supra.
Why not use CommanderWiggins tuner? Youíll be in good hands. Across BendCalibrations development feet has a couple S55ís and a few N55ís.

ECUTek can be flashed remotely FYI.
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I think the only tuner in my area is Boost Logic.
Unfortunately they don't have a great reputation when it comes to work quality.

I'm stuck with flash tunes... And by that, I mean I'm totally fucked because I can't flash my car and the only thing any tuner gives a fuck about right now is making a high number Supra.
Why not use CommanderWiggins tuner? You’ll be in good hands. Across BendCalibrations development feet has a couple S55’s and a few N55’s.

ECUTek can be flashed remotely FYI.
But I'd have to physically remove the ECU and send it off to them. Or so said the ECUTek tuner I spoke to.
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Wow perfect timing! Looks like ecutek it is. Can anyone point out advantage/disadvantage to bm3 or bpm?
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Wow perfect timing! Looks like ecutek it is. Can anyone point out advantage/disadvantage to bm3 or bpm?
There's really no comparison and Ecutek is just on Phase 1.
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Is there a two step launch control for the manual folks?
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Is there a two step launch control for the manual folks?
Two step no... but factory LC logic yes! First in the world done by yours truly using factory table definitions

I'm sure true 2 step with more boost built on launch will be available in newer phases of RaceRom
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Two step no... but factory LC logic yes! First in the world done by yours truly using factory table definitions

I'm sure true 2 step with more boost built on launch will be available in newer phases of RaceRom
How would this work? Anytime you are in first gear with the clutch pressed in and you mash the throttle it holds rpm? Then just clutch drop it?
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How would this work? Anytime you are in first gear with the clutch pressed in and you mash the throttle it holds rpm? Then just clutch drop it?
Yup exactly. I decided to not post my videos showcasing this as all I got were trolls judging my technique.

If interested send a PM and I can link you to a video.

It works the same exact way as DCT, so you can use the cruise buttons to raise or lower launch RPM.

I havenít coded in the LC flag to show up on the display but should be easy to do.
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cookiesowns regardless if it is the right or wrong way the takeaway is that you altered/programmed the factory logic to do what you wanted, and that in itself is awesome.
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Have you heard any updates from Ecutek in regards to flash tuning the locked S55 DME?
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Have you heard any updates from Ecutek in regards to flash tuning the locked S55 DME?
To my knowledge nothing has changed, you can still remove the ecu and get it unlocked that way though. For those who remember, Ecu removal used to be the only way to initially unlock.

OBD Unlock I haven't checked the status and I would encourage you to contact Ecutek directly.
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