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FIAT 500 ABARTH (ECU) Engine Control Module by TMC

FIAT 500 ABARTH (ECU) Engine Control Module by TMC
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    Proven performance gains at a great price!

    This kit is designed by TMC Motorsports. It is a plug and play digital tuning kit for the FIAT 500 ABARTH. The kit is designed to increase the performance of the North American Model FIAT 500 ABARTH.

     

    The tuning kit features:

    3 Year Manufacturer Warranty - we are an authorized North/ South American Service Provider for TMC

    Fully transferable to your next ABARTH

    Adjustable Power Setting

    Fully Reversible in minutes

    By Pass Plug Included - allowing you to remove the box for service without removing the harness

    Digital Microprocessor Controlled

     

    Frequently asked questions regarding TMC Motorsport Power Tuning Units:

    Q. How do they work?

    A. There are two main methods of tuning modern engines, one is by chip tuning or re-mapping, this involves using a special interface to read out the program from the cars computer or ECU and then writing in a new program to increase performance.


    The second method is to use an external plug in Tuning Box or as some people refer to them 'Piggyback ECU', these units connect into the existing wiring of the vehicle generally using original manufacturers connectors, a control unit (Tuning Box) is then attached which can over-ride the signals coming from the engines sensors to the cars ECU and alter them to allow the injectors or common rail to inject more fuel at certain times and increase turbo pressure to keep the air/fuel ratio correct.

    These units are generally connected to either the fuel injectors or to the pressure sensor on the injection systems common rail (the common rail is a thin cylinder close to the injectors which holds the fuel at high pressure before feeding it to the injectors) and also to the pressure sensor of the turbo charger allowing us to increase turbo pressure to match the increased fuel.

    Q. Whats the difference between analogue and digital tuning units?


    A. Quite simply the analogue unit has no electronics inside and no processor, its generally made of resistors inside a plastic box with a screw to increase or decrease fuelling, these are very cheap to make and are usually found on auction sites, the risk with these units is that they have no set program to deliver the increased fuel at specific points , instead they just increase fuelling continuously even at idle which can cause the engine to run erratically and over time will likely cause damage and usually create a lot of smoke from the exhaust.

    The analogue units generally will not work on quite a large number of modern cars due to the latest intelligent computers running the engine which can detect them and will cause the engine warning lamp to come on and the engine to go into safe mode (greatly reduced power and limited revs).


    A digital tuning unit has a microprocessor controlled computer board inside which is programmed with specific parameters for each individual vehicle to obtain the maximum performance without reaching the safety cut off limits set by the manufacturer, each unit is set up on a dynamometer so the results can be accurately measured , the digital unit will also not function until the accelerator pedal is pressed beyond a certain point at which you are demanding extra power , this means that no extra fuel is being added at idle and the extra fuel being injected is reduced again when the engine approaches maximum revs to avoid damage , put simply the digital unit is carefully designed using the latest technology to achieve the maximum performance safely from each individual make and model of vehicle, also the parameters in the digital tuning kit are hard programmed into the control chip so they can never alter over time or temperature.

    Q. What kind of increase in performance can I expect from the TMC Motorsport Digital Tuning Unit and will it improve my M.P.G?

    A. The manufacturer (TMC) states that all of the units supplied by TMC Motorsport will give up to 40% increase in B.H.P and up to 30% increase in torque, the vehicle will be noticeably stronger pulling away and over-taking. All performance figures quoted are given as an approximate guideline and are provided by the manufacturer (TMC). They will vary from car to car, figures can also be influenced by outside factors such as temperature, air quality, quality of fuel and accuracy of the dyno the vehicle is being tested on as well as maintenance of the vehicle.


    On fuelling: the units are sold mainly for their performance increase however almost all customers who have fitted one have noticed that if driving sensibly M.P.G will increase by up to 20%, this is not due directly to the tuning unit but more to how the vehicle drives after the tuning unit is fitted, it’s really down to common sense, if the vehicle pulls away easier in lower revs you don’t need to keep changing gears as often which reduces the amount of fuel used. This also means that you do not have to rev the engine hard to get performance which reduces stress on the engine and again reduces fuel consumption.

    Q. Some ECU Modules (including TMC based Modules offered elsewhere) are encased in Metal Boxes, some are encased in Plastic Boxes. Which is better?

    The TMC ECU Modules we offer are encased in Plastic Boxes. These are the newest design and is superior to the older metal boxes available on some other modules. These TMC Modules have a specifically made, molded boxes that are fireproof and do a superior job in protecting the motherboard from moisture and heat. As you know it gets hot inside the engine bay of the 500. These boxes provide superior insulation to other handmade metal boxes.



    Q. Why should I buy the TMC Motorsport Tuning Unit over others that are on the market?


    A. There are many good tuning kits available from various companies, but also many very bad ones which may cause serious damage to your engine leaving you out of pocket for hundreds or even thousands of dollars! The biggest difference between this tuning kit compared to many others on the market is that TMC uses multi-channel technology. These multi-channel kits also increase turbo pressure by adding more air with the additional fuel.

    TMC Motorsport guarantees that their digital tuning modules are of the highest standards available, most units carry the highly regarded German T.U.V certification/approval and are rigorously tested and guaranteed for 3 years.

     

     

    Q. Could the unit damage my engine?

    A. It should not (per TMC). TMC units are specifically designed to run within the manufacturers’ safety limits and tolerances; the extra performance is easily within the capability of the engine and gearbox. The service intervals of the vehicle will not change however it is important that they be done on time and using original manufacturers parts, it is also very important to regularly check the engine oil level and top up if necessary with the correct oil as most modern engines are designed to use some oil to increase the lifespan of the engine. 

    Q. Is the unit difficult to fit if I wanted to fit it myself?


    A. Generally not, most can be fitted by a trained technician in less than 20 minutes; we offer installation services for this unit at our facility and can also give you assistance over the phone if needed. 

    Q. Is it legal to increase the performance of my engine?

    A. As with most performance enhancing products regulations vary from state to state. We offer this unit under the "For Off Road and Track Use Only" and encourage you to check with your local state laws to see if this unit is legal for on road use in your country/state.


    Q. Chip tuning or Tuning Box which is best?


    A. It’s a personal choice really, both should give similar results. For some people a Tuning Box is preferable if their car is under warranty as the unit can just be removed for servicing and re-fitted afterwards. Chip tuning also gives excellent results and means that the method of tuning is invisible to the eye; one downside is that if the vehicle dealer has to install updated software from the vehicle manufacturer the chip tuning will be erased and will have to be re-done.

     

    Warranty:

    This product comes with a 3 year product warranty, this means if the product develops a fault it will be repaired or if un-repairable it will be replaced free of charge, and the customer is responsible for return postage and insurance in the event of loss. The unit will need to be shipped directly to TMC for service, but we will provide you with assistance.

     

     

     

    Free FedEx Insured Shipping (Continenal US) Promo!

    Proven performance gains at a great price!

    This kit is designed by TMC Motorsports. It is a plug and play digital tuning kit for the FIAT 500 ABARTH. The kit is designed to increase the performance of the North American Model FIAT 500 ABARTH.

     

    The tuning kit features:

    3 Year Manufacturer Warranty - we are an authorized North/ South American Service Provider for TMC

    Fully transferable to your next ABARTH

    Adjustable Power Setting

    Fully Reversible in minutes

    By Pass Plug Included - allowing you to remove the box for service without removing the harness

    Digital Microprocessor Controlled

     

    Frequently asked questions regarding TMC Motorsport Power Tuning Units:

    Q. How do they work?

    A. There are two main methods of tuning modern engines, one is by chip tuning or re-mapping, this involves using a special interface to read out the program from the cars computer or ECU and then writing in a new program to increase performance.


    The second method is to use an external plug in Tuning Box or as some people refer to them 'Piggyback ECU', these units connect into the existing wiring of the vehicle generally using original manufacturers connectors, a control unit (Tuning Box) is then attached which can over-ride the signals coming from the engines sensors to the cars ECU and alter them to allow the injectors or common rail to inject more fuel at certain times and increase turbo pressure to keep the air/fuel ratio correct.

    These units are generally connected to either the fuel injectors or to the pressure sensor on the injection systems common rail (the common rail is a thin cylinder close to the injectors which holds the fuel at high pressure before feeding it to the injectors) and also to the pressure sensor of the turbo charger allowing us to increase turbo pressure to match the increased fuel.

    Q. Whats the difference between analogue and digital tuning units?


    A. Quite simply the analogue unit has no electronics inside and no processor, its generally made of resistors inside a plastic box with a screw to increase or decrease fuelling, these are very cheap to make and are usually found on auction sites, the risk with these units is that they have no set program to deliver the increased fuel at specific points , instead they just increase fuelling continuously even at idle which can cause the engine to run erratically and over time will likely cause damage and usually create a lot of smoke from the exhaust.

    The analogue units generally will not work on quite a large number of modern cars due to the latest intelligent computers running the engine which can detect them and will cause the engine warning lamp to come on and the engine to go into safe mode (greatly reduced power and limited revs).


    A digital tuning unit has a microprocessor controlled computer board inside which is programmed with specific parameters for each individual vehicle to obtain the maximum performance without reaching the safety cut off limits set by the manufacturer, each unit is set up on a dynamometer so the results can be accurately measured , the digital unit will also not function until the accelerator pedal is pressed beyond a certain point at which you are demanding extra power , this means that no extra fuel is being added at idle and the extra fuel being injected is reduced again when the engine approaches maximum revs to avoid damage , put simply the digital unit is carefully designed using the latest technology to achieve the maximum performance safely from each individual make and model of vehicle, also the parameters in the digital tuning kit are hard programmed into the control chip so they can never alter over time or temperature.

    Q. What kind of increase in performance can I expect from the TMC Motorsport Digital Tuning Unit and will it improve my M.P.G?

    A. The manufacturer (TMC) states that all of the units supplied by TMC Motorsport will give up to 40% increase in B.H.P and up to 30% increase in torque, the vehicle will be noticeably stronger pulling away and over-taking. All performance figures quoted are given as an approximate guideline and are provided by the manufacturer (TMC). They will vary from car to car, figures can also be influenced by outside factors such as temperature, air quality, quality of fuel and accuracy of the dyno the vehicle is being tested on as well as maintenance of the vehicle.


    On fuelling: the units are sold mainly for their performance increase however almost all customers who have fitted one have noticed that if driving sensibly M.P.G will increase by up to 20%, this is not due directly to the tuning unit but more to how the vehicle drives after the tuning unit is fitted, it’s really down to common sense, if the vehicle pulls away easier in lower revs you don’t need to keep changing gears as often which reduces the amount of fuel used. This also means that you do not have to rev the engine hard to get performance which reduces stress on the engine and again reduces fuel consumption.

    Q. Some ECU Modules (including TMC based Modules offered elsewhere) are encased in Metal Boxes, some are encased in Plastic Boxes. Which is better?

    The TMC ECU Modules we offer are encased in Plastic Boxes. These are the newest design and is superior to the older metal boxes available on some other modules. These TMC Modules have a specifically made, molded boxes that are fireproof and do a superior job in protecting the motherboard from moisture and heat. As you know it gets hot inside the engine bay of the 500. These boxes provide superior insulation to other handmade metal boxes.



    Q. Why should I buy the TMC Motorsport Tuning Unit over others that are on the market?


    A. There are many good tuning kits available from various companies, but also many very bad ones which may cause serious damage to your engine leaving you out of pocket for hundreds or even thousands of dollars! The biggest difference between this tuning kit compared to many others on the market is that TMC uses multi-channel technology. These multi-channel kits also increase turbo pressure by adding more air with the additional fuel.

    TMC Motorsport guarantees that their digital tuning modules are of the highest standards available, most units carry the highly regarded German T.U.V certification/approval and are rigorously tested and guaranteed for 3 years.

     

     

    Q. Could the unit damage my engine?

    A. It should not (per TMC). TMC units are specifically designed to run within the manufacturers’ safety limits and tolerances; the extra performance is easily within the capability of the engine and gearbox. The service intervals of the vehicle will not change however it is important that they be done on time and using original manufacturers parts, it is also very important to regularly check the engine oil level and top up if necessary with the correct oil as most modern engines are designed to use some oil to increase the lifespan of the engine. 

    Q. Is the unit difficult to fit if I wanted to fit it myself?


    A. Generally not, most can be fitted by a trained technician in less than 20 minutes; we offer installation services for this unit at our facility and can also give you assistance over the phone if needed. 

    Q. Is it legal to increase the performance of my engine?

    A. As with most performance enhancing products regulations vary from state to state. We offer this unit under the "For Off Road and Track Use Only" and encourage you to check with your local state laws to see if this unit is legal for on road use in your country/state.


    Q. Chip tuning or Tuning Box which is best?


    A. It’s a personal choice really, both should give similar results. For some people a Tuning Box is preferable if their car is under warranty as the unit can just be removed for servicing and re-fitted afterwards. Chip tuning also gives excellent results and means that the method of tuning is invisible to the eye; one downside is that if the vehicle dealer has to install updated software from the vehicle manufacturer the chip tuning will be erased and will have to be re-done.

     

    Warranty:

    This product comes with a 3 year product warranty, this means if the product develops a fault it will be repaired or if un-repairable it will be replaced free of charge, and the customer is responsible for return postage and insurance in the event of loss. The unit will need to be shipped directly to TMC for service, but we will provide you with assistance.

     

     

     

    PLEASE NOTE!

    By purchasing this unit you understand that it is being sold under the "For Off Road and Race Use Only" category. It may not be legal for street use. You agree to check your local state laws for legality prior to installing it and using it on a vehicle intended for street use.

    You also understand that by increasing the power output of your engine you may cause harm to the power train of your vehicle and shorten the life of the engine and related components (if not used as intended).

    By purchasing this unit you understand and agree to release Soler Motorsports, Magneti Marelli, its affiliated companies and partners, its owners, officers and staff from any damages, costs, legal and non legal issues that may arise from the use of this product.

    You agree that Soler Motorsports, Magneti Marelli its affiliated companies and partners, its owners, officers and staff are limited in their responsibility from anything that may happen by the use of this product and agree to hold all parties involved harmless from any costs or issues that may be associated with the use of this product.

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    FIAT 500 ABARTH (ECU) Engine Control Module by TMC
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