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    Report: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ rough idle issues require ECU reflash
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    The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have been struck by a minor gremlin, but the repair is turning into an episode that ends with "Stay Tuned" rather than a definite conclusion. Automotive News reports that a software mapping hiccup can cause the adaptive engine ECU to get out of whack with the engine, ...

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    Nissan Patrol recalled overseas but kissing-cousin Infiniti QX56 not affected [*UPDATED]
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    2010 Nissan Patrol - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan has issued a recall for more than a thousand Nissan Patrol models in the Middle East, citing electrical problems that could affect the engine's fuel supply leading to engine stalls. According to Monal Zeidan, the general manager ...

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    Nissan to halt NA output of Altima, Sentra on Hitachi part supply delays?
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    Hitachi Automotive supplies engine control units to Nissan. Further up the chain, an unnamed supplier hasn't been able to fulfill Hitachi's need for a custom integrated circuit, so Hitachi hasn't been able to fulfill Nissan's orders for ECUs. That has put Nissan in the potential position of ...

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    Hackers tap into ECU to kill engine, brakes and more
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    During the 17 years this writer worked on braking and stability control systems, we occasionally joked about being able to remotely update the software in people's vehicles and bring them to a halt. At that time, the technology didn't really exist to actually do that. Today that's no longer true. ...

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    Spanish supercar company working on infinitely adjustable vehicle settings?
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    IFR Automotive Aspid - Click above for high-res gallery
    Luddites, time to break out the coffee – this will be keeping you up nights. Now, we just reviewed the 2010 Nissan GT-R, which has lots and lots of driver selectable modes. You can control how quickly the transmission shifts, the ...

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    NISMO renting GT-R engine and transmission computers in Japan
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    Nissan GT-R SpecV - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Beginning June 1, NISMO will begin taking pre-orders on a new ECU and Transmission Control Module (TCM) for the standard GT-R and its SpecV sibling. According to Nissan's motorsports arm, the ECU increases maximum boost pressure by 0.1 ...

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    Dinan gets around to offering ECU upgrade for BMW's 335i
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    Dinan, renowned tuners of all things from the propeller people, have finally decided to offer an ECU upgrade for owners of BMW's delectable 335i. The reflashed upgrade necessitates the installation of either BMW's or Dinan's oil cooler, but once the Bimmer's brain is reprogrammed, throttle response ...

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    BMW USA offering factory performance parts, with full warranty
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    BMW has officially thrown its hat in the performance parts game here in the U.S., likely rivaling the products available from aftermarket firms and coming complete with a factory-backed warranty.Beginning with the 3-series and Z4, BMW is offering a host of components, from brake upgrades to engine ...

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    First review of the R56 MINI Cooper S JCW package
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    The first assessment of the John Cooper Works tuning package is in, and the verdict is a qualified "Buy." According to the JCW site, the kit has an air filter ,a remapped ECU, and a central twin exhaust. The test car was kitted out with a host of other JCW fittings, including an aero kit, 18" ...

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    Germany going after aftermarket ECU tuning
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    In an effort to reduce emissions, increase drivability and/or prolong the life of the engine, most automakers spend an exhaustive amount of time balancing performance and usability on the factory engine computer. Before jumping headlong into modifications, one of the more effective ways of boosting ...

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    Camry-soft? Toyota developing its own operating system
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    As any fledgling tuner knows, a car's ECU's are the little things that mean a lot, and the modern car has dozens of them. For Toyota, which is working with suppliers to create an in-house operating system that will rationalize the number of control units and the amount of code controlling them, ...

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    Traction control banned in F1 beginning in 2008
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    Back in 1994, the FIA banned the use of traction control systems on Formula One cars in an effort to put more emphasis on driver skill rather than technological prowess. By 2001, there was considerable hue and cry from some of the participants that certain teams were using advanced engine ...

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    Currency's 810 HP, twin-turbo M5
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    BMW Car magazine's March issue features what is likely to be the only 240 MPH, twin-turbocharged E60 M5 in existence. Put together by Currency Motor Cars in Westlake, California, this blown uber-sedan sports the aforementioned duo of turbos, acres of custom intercooler plumping and a modified ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Autodelta remaps Alfa 3.2 V6
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    Few people would argue that the Alfa Romeo Brera, Spider and 159 aren't among the most beautiful cars gracing the road – few people with any taste, anyway. Unfortunately, while the legendary Italian marque has made a huge comeback in the styling department, reviews suggest the driving ...

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    SAE Convergence 2006: The difficulty in implementing effective engine management systems
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    Just a decade ago, engine management was a relatively simple affair. Spark advance and fuel injection quantities were the key parameters, and the determination of both was a relatively simple matter of determining engine speed and load and using those values to index a lookup table. Nowadays, ...

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    Camry ECU won't let drivers give it the boot
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    A few years back I had the good fortune of owning a WRX wagon whose tenure began with me leaving it unmodified for as long as I could stand. All told, it only took about two months for all rational thought to be overwhelmed by the relentless pursuit of ponies and I found myself at a highly ...

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