Vehicle or car ECU remapping is a change, modification of the internal combustion engine or modification to its control unit, otherwise identified as its ECU (Engine Control Unit). It is performed to yield optimal performance, to increase an engine’s power output, economy, or durability. These goals may be mutually exclusive, and an engine may be detuned with respect to output (work) in exchange for improved economy or longer engine life due to lessened stress on engine components.
WHAT IS AN ENGINE?
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion. Heat engines, including internal combustion engines and external combustion engines (such as steam engines) burn a fuel to create heat, which then creates motion. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion, pneumatic motors use compressed air and others—such as clockwork motors in wind-up toys—use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create motion.