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EcuTek my 1 Month review

Discussion in 'DME / ECU Software Tuning' started by iceman21_23, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Darth

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    The car ran without this issue on stock tune with the downpipe and with all feedback from other owners I am fairly sure its the tune.
     
  2. KeshyMKV

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    Interesting, thanks for chiming in on this. I am hoping an updated tune will resolve this as I am planning on using this software for a tune on mine.
     
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    Yeah me too was not present with a turboback on stock tune

    Tried resetting learn adaptations with no luck
     
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    Its a simple fix in the tune.
     
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    TLDR: Can confirm, Ecutek is great and Marin tunes are awesome, smooth and reliable.

    I want to revive this thread just to confirm the review. Moving from BM3 to Ecutek is one of the best decisions I made with this car, the power delivery is great and smooth, no jerkiness, no limp mode, smooth delivery like a stock tune, just with more, way more power.

    Also to note that the comparison is not apples to apples...With BM3 I was using OTS maps and Ecutek is custom tune, Marin is one of the best tuners out there for this platform and he is honest, so I really trust him and recommend him. For the 91 Octane map we had several revisions due to the fact that CA 91 Oct gas is awful, even a bit of Ethanol will improve timing greatly, however we decided to have a 100% 91 Octane map and then a E50 map for full power.

    The difference between 91 Octane and E50 is crazy, it really is. The OTS E30 Map from BM3 was very different, from start, I had a lot of knock count and the power delivery was jerky, sometimes entered into limp mode, like it was over boosting. And as I said, this is not a BM3 thing, don't get me wrong. Most likely is what we should expect from an OTS map, rather than a custom one. With the E50 tune from Marin you will find that your tires are not good enough, and there is a reason why stock tires match the 340whp stock. From my logs readings, the car is making close to 595 hp to the crank... the 285 Toyo r888r barely keep traction. I got two options, get 305 tires or go Pure 800 turbo to push the torque 1000 rpm up.

    Side note is that I am way way more comfortable having my .bin files with me, and I can flash without internet, with a native application rather than a web based app. This is a personal opinion, maybe most people won't care, but this is a big one for me.
     
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    If you guys are having transmission shudder under light load in top gears you should do a full transmission pan drop and filter replace. DO NOT EVER FLUSH YOUR TRANSMISSION just drain and drop the pan) Especially if you are drag racing your car. The trans oil is only lifetime if you drive slo and easy in normal mode lol. IF DRAG RACING (and tour car puts down 475+ hp on a stage 2 tune (with like 10-20pulls a weekend so about 40 1/4 mile runs) pan drop and fluid fill after every couple weekends of racing. Or use your bald tires as a gauge of when to change fluid
     
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    Lol what are you talking about? I've done plenty of drag nights and don't drive the car easy my transmission is fine
     
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    Good luck with that & if your car is shuddering then it’s not fine....


    There’s a reason professionals in the drag racing industry do complete motor rebuilds after every run. I doubt you’ve done 40-50 1/4 mile runs in the 10second range. obv your not a professional drag racer so yea
     
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    I don’t think any of us are professional drag racers........
     
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    Speak for yourself
     
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    Those engines also don't start unless you have running temp oil flowing through them as well.
     
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    lmao
     
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    I though this was a forum where people who had a Supra actually knew about cars or how to work on them, But By all means you casuals go ahead and run 100thousand miles on your transmission fluid and get your money’s worth on your “lifetime oil”. makes no diff to me if you trash your car. I for one will be dropping the pan and filter every 25k miles or every 50 1/4 mile runs or after every track day. See you on the side of the road in a couple years :drive:
     
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    Totally agree. People who are ragging on these cars, which is most if not all people on here, should be doing much more than what the owners manual calls for.. I'm not drag racing my car however was planning on doing a flush around 30-50k mi but instead I'll be taking your advice to drop the pan entirely. Thanks!
     
  15. KeshyMKV

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    What's with the hostility? Take it easy, most people on here or owners are not full time drag racers. No doubt if you launch the car all day every day you will have transmission and engine issues.

    The ZF-8 is pretty strong and capable to handle a good beating.

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