Did you know it is possible to boost the power and fuel economy of your Mini in about 30 minutes, simply by altering settings on the engine control unit (ECU)? It is called Mini Engine Tuning or Mini remapping, and it is all the rage amongst Liverpool Mini enthusiasts.
What is Mini Remapping?
The ECU (Engine Control Unit) is your Mini engine’s ‘brain’. It constantly reads and takes decisions based on the angle of your accelerator pedal, the engine temperature and gas content in the exhaust gases. Based on this wealth of data, it controls the Mini’s fuel pump, so the correct quantity of fuel is provided to the engine to balance fuel economy, performance and emissions. Mini remapping optimises these settings for your vehicle, rather than manufacturer’s default settings that are designed for Minis used for all kinds of purposes, all over the world.
Liverpool ECU Remapping
The Liverpool Mini engine remapping process used to be called chipping, as it involved swapping a microchip in the Mini with a modified one. These days, the process is done by your Mini specialist garage using a computer interface. First, we read the Mini ECU’s standard map, and then we adjust various parameters such as fuel pressure and ignition advance to unlock your Mini’s engine performance. Mini engine remapping improves power and torque, throttle response and fuel economy. The fuel consumption of your Mini reduces because extra torque at lows revs means less throttle input on acceleration and lower revs for any given speed.
MB Liverpool Mini Specialist Garage
A Mini engine remap from MB Liverpool can significantly improve performance and fuel economy. Do not be tempted to attempt a Mini engine tuning yourself – if it goes wrong then it can cause extensive damage to your Mini engine which will be very expensive to repair. To find out more about our Mini ECU remapping service, contact the local Mini Liverpool experts here at MB Liverpool. Call us today to book your car in at our garage in Liverpool City Centre for an engine tuning.