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News EcuTek Release ProECU Nissan 370Z RaceROM Phase 2
 

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EcuTek Release ProECU Nissan 370Z RaceROM Phase 2

22/05/2015

EcuTek are proud to announce the release of RaceROM Phase 2 for 370Z. It's been two years since the initial release of our 370Z software and there has been a huge amount of work put in by the development and testing team to create a class leading product in our latest RaceROM Phase 2 release.

 
After many months of development EcuTek are proud to announce the release of RaceROM Phase 2 for 370Z. It's been two years since the initial release of our 370Z software and there has been a huge amount of work put in by the development and testing team to create a class leading product in our latest RaceROM Phase 2 release.

If you don't already have our 370Z software, simply click on the boxes below.

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ProECU Nissan 370Z         Nissan Bundle: GT-R; 370Z; Juke   


Don't forget you can buy it at a 38% discount as part of the Nissan bundle! Find out more by e-mailing sales@ecutek.com and we can send you full details.
 

Nissan 370Z RaceROM Phase 2
 

ProECU Updates

Fully defined Variable Timing Control (VTC): set the VTC angle at Idle, overrun and on full load.

Fully defined Variable Valve Event Lift (VVEL): set the VVEL angle at Idle, overrun and on full load.

Knock control per cylinder: log and adjust the knock limit for each cylinder.

Throttle and torque control: torque limits and full pedal to throttle control.

Detailed fuel injector control: injector size, lag time and firing angle.

Overrun fuel cut: control when the fuel injectors restore.

MAF sensor rescaling: rescale for new Intakes without upsetting the engine load.

Cruise control: adjust the maximum target and set speeds.

Radiator fan control: adjust the fan duty cycle.

Gear ratios: correct for new gears or final drives.
 

New RaceROM Features:

Map Switching
Rev counter indication of the four different map switch modes.

Flat Foot Shifting
Full throttle gear changes (Manual Transmission models only).                      

Speed Density
MAP sensor based tuning with VVEL compensation.

RaceROM Controller
Use the cruise control switch gear for adjusting calibration.

Knock Warning
Check engine light flashes when knocking is detected.                           

Per Gear Rev Limit
A different rev limit in each gear.            

Custom Maps
Create a map to do almost anything!               

Launch Control
Adjustable Launch RPM using the cruise control (Manual Transmission models only).  

Traction Control
Adjustable traction control using custom maps.   

Boost Control
Closed loop boost control using custom maps.       

Flex Fuel
Ethanol flex fuel tuning using custom maps.          

AFR Control
Closed loop target AFR control using custom maps.

Fail Safe
Protect the engine from any dangerous situations.    

Oil Temp Gauge Hijack
Display lambda, AFR, fuel trims or ethanol content on the oil temp gauge.

Map switching


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Map switching for the 370Z provides 4 separate customisable tuning modes, which can be changed on-the-fly by the driver using the cruise control switchgear.

These modes can be customised to provide bespoke settings such as:

Mode #1     Economy Mode
                   Tuned to provide the best fuel economy but with reduced performance.
Mode #2     Road Mode
                   Tuned to provide the best performance for the regular fuel quality.
Mode #3     Race Mode
                   Tuned to provide the best power using high octane race fuel at the track.
Mode #4     Ethanol Fuel Mode
                   Tuned to run on Ethanol based fuels

Map Switching also works with other RaceROM features such as Launch Control, Flat-foot Shifting or Speed Density enabling them to be switched on and off depending on the mode selected.

 

Speed Density

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The Speed Density (SD) feature changes the way the engine load is calculated. When SD mode is activated, the ECU will disregard the MAF sensor reading and will instead calculate mass airflow based on engine speed, manifold pressure, variable valve event lift (VVEL) and air temperature. This feature can be useful in the following conditions:

  • Extra large MAF sensor intakes have been fitted causing low air speed and poor air speed stability
  • The MAF sensor reading suffers from air turbulence from the compressor wheel (turbo and supercharger models)
  • If an external blow off valve has been fitted (turbo models)
  • The MAF sensor reading hits 5 volts at high RPM.

In addition the hybrid Speed Density feature offers a combined MAF and SD configuration, the transition from MAF to SD (or SD to MAF) can be calibrated against a range of activation thresholds like Engine Speed, Mass Air Flow or Manifold Pressure. The Speed Density feature can be enabled in any of the map switch modes.

The RaceROM Controller  

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The RaceROM Controller is a driver-adjustable input to the Custom Maps system. The driver can select a value using the cruise control buttons and it is displayed on the Oil Temp gauge. The tuner can create a custom map to adjust any of the engine parameters based on the driver’s input. This could be used on a forced induction car, for example, to select a desired level of boost. It can also be used by the tuner to provide a certain amount of live tenability.

 

Per Gear Rev Limit
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This feature allows per gear rev limits to be configured. It could be used to improve 0-60 times by allowing a higher 2nd gear limit to just hit 60 mph / 100 km/h in 2nd, whilst preserving the lower rev limit in other gears.

Flat-foot Shifting allows you to keep your foot flat on the accelerator while changing gears to minimise your gear change time and to maintain engine speed for when the next gear is engaged. 
 
By reducing the engine torque and controlling the air fuel ratio during gearshifts, the engine, clutch and drivetrain are not unnecessarily stressed. This is very important on forced induction vehicles where the power output is substantially higher.

Flat-foot shifting

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Flat-foot Shifting allows you to keep your foot flat on the accelerator while changing gears to minimise your gear change time and to maintain engine speed for when the next gear is engaged. 
 
By reducing the engine torque and controlling the air fuel ratio during gearshifts, the engine, clutch and drivetrain are not unnecessarily stressed. This is very important on forced induction vehicles where the power output is substantially higher.

Launch Control

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The launch RPM is adjustable from the cruise control switchgear and can be enabled for any of the four map switch modes. Also included is an ignition retard traction control feature that can help reduce wheel spin after the launch.

Traction Control
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Using Custom Maps we can create a fully adjustable Traction Control system that can simply be adjusted using the cruise control switch gear on the steering wheel. Too much or too little wheelspin for the current conditions? Simply fine tune the calibration in an instant. The current Traction Control level can be displayed on the Oil Temp Gauge and the wheel slip amount can also be displayed as well. 

This powerful feature is a must on any forced induction models and Custom Maps can even use steering wheel angle and G sensors for the Traction Control calibration. 

Custom Maps

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RaceROM Custom Maps allow the tuner to modify the behaviour of the factory ECU by inserting additional maps into the ECU's normal calculations for parameters such as ignition timing, fuel, boost & VVT, and even re-purpose inputs and outputs to measure custom sensors or solenoids not featured on the standard vehicle (Flex- Fuel, EGT, Oil or Fuel Pressure for example). 
 
For more information on these powerful and unique features, see the dedicated Custom Maps Manual. See below a few examples of what is possible using Custom Maps.

Boost Control

RaceROM Custom Maps can offer a wastegate solenoid driven boost control on forced induction models. This can be a basic open loop control setup or a more sophisticated closed loop system with proportional and integral control. Additional compensations for Gear, Altitude and Temperature can also be added. This output duty cycle control can also be used on Supercharged models to recirculate or vent inlet manifold pressure during part load condition when undersized drives are used. The Boost Pressure or Wastegate Duty can also be displayed on the Oil Temp Gauge.

Flex Fuel

The 370Z can now be accurately tuned for any ethanol content ratio making it a safe and reliable flex fuel setup. Like with the FR-S and GTR setups Custom Maps offers detailed Ignition and Fuel control for any given ratio and this can be linked to boost control on turbo models. There are already a few ‘Plug and Play’ kits that make Flex Fuel upgrades very quick and easy. The current Ethanol Content Ratio can also be displayed on the Oil Temp Gauge.

AFR Control

The 370Z does not offer a full load closed loop fuelling control like the GTR. Using Custom Maps we can set up a closed loop injector volume adjustment for a profiled target AFR. The AFR target feedback can come from the factory AF sensors or even better, import true wideband sensors through the rear o2 sensor to set up an accurate closed loop fuelling control. With a AFR failsafe configured as well, this feature provides unparalleled engine safety for forced induction models.

Failsafe

Failsafe maps can be created to protect the engine should the fuelling run lean at high RPM, high boost or high speed. Additional protection can be added for Air, Coolant and Oil temperature exceeding certain thresholds.

Oil Temp Gauge Hijack

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Display lambda, AFR, fuel trims or ethanol content on the oil temp gauge.

370Z RaceROM Phase 2 Achievements


370Z With Stillen Supercharger Package
The following power graph is generated from a 370Z tuned with RaceROM Phase 2 and fitted with the popular Stillen Supercharger kit. With the standard car pushing out 320bhp and this one developing 467bhp, it is clear the massive power gains that can be had from a properly set up, blown 370Z using RaceROM Phase 2.


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370Z D1 Drift Car

AP Boss in Japan have used our RaceROM Phase 2 to custom tune this famous turbo powered D1 drift car to over 800bhp. With the added protection of our RaceROM Failsafes it will never run lean or over boost whilst on track.

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