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Hello people,

From experience, who would you recommend for tuning my ME2.0 ECU?
I have swapped out my M113 5.0 engine for a 5.4 M113 AMG N/A one. And need my ECU programmed to compliment the new engine.
 

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No idea if this firm is good bad or indifferent but I would definitely talk to them as their sale info suggests they know what they are doing. On a side note it looks like they can disable the immobiliser so could help someone with no key... eBay ECU service
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I believe the W202 C43 AMG guys also doing this swap just use their standard ECU with no tune...I am curious to know if a tuning solution even exists as well. Very cool swap!
 

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Of all the tuners you listed, I think Eurocharged is the only one that specializes in doing tunes. I think the others, if they have tunes for your car, have only tunes, and not the ability to tweak for your driving conditions, gas, running idiosyncrasies, etc.

If it were me, I'd look for someone who has the capability to do dyno tunes. Usually the best results. Maybe difficult in Bahrain.
 

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No personal experience here, but I might add Celtic Tuning to the list. I've heard some good stuff about them and they seem to have programs for at least the naturally aspirated W203 C55 and W163 ML55.
 

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As a matter of fact, Jerry from Eurocharged did respond to my enquiry and asked me to ship my ECU over so he can remap it as if it's an SL55. remapped file.

However, from experience, I know it can be a tricky adventure as I may encounter hick ups along the way due to the fact that it will not be a live tuning and I may need to have to re-ship it back again multiple times if things don't work out well.

Therefore, I found a local guy who is the dealer for Eurocharged and will take care of all the headache, he will run the car on the dyno, gather data, open up the ECU and download the files along with the data from the dyno runs.. send over to Jerry, upload the new files and run the car again and again for adaptation purposes, and continue tweaking the maps until they get it right.

The only problem is.... cost!

The local guy quoted me $1500 for this, while Jerry quoted me a third of this + shipping.

Seems like I need to cough up to get this thing perfect. I just wanted to know if Eurocharged is the way to go before I invest any more money in this.

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How much is another $2k compared to the total budget of this conversion project though? :D

We happened to post at the same time so check out my post above yours in case you missed it. Wouldn't hurt asking for another opinion.
 

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As a matter of fact, Jerry from Eurocharged did respond to my enquiry and asked me to ship my ECU over so he can remap it as if it's an SL55. remapped file.
I think I know what you mean, but just in case, you're not suggesting he will try to load the R230 SL55 AMG Kompressor tune on your 5.4L NA R129 right?

$1500 isn't too bad for a dyno tune. Dyno sessions do cost money not associated with just loading up an off the shelf tune.

Can't wait to hear how this all turns out for you. If my M113 5.0 ever dies, I'm throwing the 5.4L in it.

BTW, I'd make sure everything is in tip top shape before getting a dyno tune done. Meaning no vacuum leaks, faulty or dying sensors, etc. No sense in dyno tuning on a less than healthy engine, if for no other reason, it will not be an optimal tune if you find and fix problems down the line.
 

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As a matter of fact, Jerry from Eurocharged did respond to my enquiry and asked me to ship my ECU over so he can remap it as if it's an SL55. remapped file.

However, from experience, I know it can be a tricky adventure as I may encounter hick ups along the way due to the fact that it will not be a live tuning and I may need to have to re-ship it back again multiple times if things don't work out well.

Therefore, I found a local guy who is the dealer for Eurocharged and will take care of all the headache, he will run the car on the dyno, gather data, open up the ECU and download the files along with the data from the dyno runs.. send over to Jerry, upload the new files and run the car again and again for adaptation purposes, and continue tweaking the maps until they get it right.

The only problem is.... cost!

The local guy quoted me $1500 for this, while Jerry quoted me a third of this + shipping.

Seems like I need to cough up to get this thing perfect. I just wanted to know if Eurocharged is the way to go before I invest any more money in this.

Thank You
Hi Ahmed.
If you send me a kessv2 unit I could pull the image for you.
Cheers, Frank
 
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