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Hi all,

I know im new to this forum but I've been lurking for a long time now. I sent an email to Ecutek in the UK about tuning. Ecutek is the only company so far to tune the subaru BRZ/FR-S that uses Toyota's hybrid fuel injection system.

They are very interested in development on this platform but in order for them to start looking into cracking the ecu, they asked that I open up the ECU and take a picture of the inside.

Im not sure what they are looking for but if anyone has a picture of the inside of an IS-F ecu, would you please post it so I can forward to them.

If they can unlock this thing, think of all of the power!!! Lets get this going guys!!!

Reply Below:

"Hello David

Can you send some good quality photos of the ECU inside and out please.

Best regards
Mervyn Carroll

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EcuTeK International Ltd
8 Union Buildings
Wallingford Road
Uxbridge
UB8 2FR
ENGLAND

Tel: +44 (0) 1895 811200
Fax: +44 (0) 1895 811611
[email protected]
ww.ecutek.com

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I would like to see their #'s on the dyno for the BRZ.

You can't gain much power with ECU tuning on a naturally aspirated engine. I remember when the 350Z came out, someone made an ECU flash for it good for 10 horsepower and the cost was $500+..............waste of $$$ if you ask me.

You can mess with the ignition timing, raise the rev limited a little bit and adjust some fuel curves, along other things.

There is no boost to increase here, I just don't see what's the point.
 

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I would like to see their #'s on the dyno for the BRZ.

You can't gain much power with ECU tuning on a naturally aspirated engine. I remember when the 350Z came out, someone made an ECU flash for it good for 10 horsepower and the cost was $500+..............waste of $$$ if you ask me.

You can mess with the ignition timing, raise the rev limited a little bit and adjust some fuel curves, along other things.

There is no boost to increase here, I just don't see what's the point.
This is a common misconception and is 100% UNTRUE. These cars run rich from the factory and use extra safe, economical, ecu AF/timing maps.

Typically V8's gain anywhere from 15-30 whp from tuning on a stock unmodified car. Now add in variable camshaft tuning on top of that... do some research on the new mustang 5.0 motors... they gain about 40whp just from a tune and cat deletes.

Its a shame people keep regurgitating this nonsense because its keeping the community from getting a tuning solution. The 350z community did the same crap and they shot themselves in the foot. They thought tuning wasnt worth anything at first because the DE motor didnt make any power... they ran off Cobb tuning and they discontinued their accessport, now I hear those guys crying at their meets about how they wished cobb still offered it, especially now that their High Rev engines were released...

FYI, Just by playing with the timing and fuel, they gained over 10whp out of a 2.0 BRZ... now add 4 more cylinders and an IS-F badge...

These cars will do well into the 400's with just a tune and long tubes.

Anytime you do a modification to these cars, it messes up the tune. Intakes throw off the MAF calibration, Headers disrupt the 02 sensor's, etc. I just cant understand why everyone shuts down someone when they try to get things rolling.

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Back on topic, please someone out there snap some pics of the inside of an IS-F ecu so I can get Ecutek into our community
 
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