A quick follow up post to my quick post earlier in the 240E thread.
Mike sent me a replacement .mod file for the one he gave to me earlier to get the car started. The specs I requested were:
- full decat
- cold start delete
- 4500 rpm cold rev limit
- 8600 rpm warm rev limit
- 93 octane
- removed top speed limiter
As I said in the other thread, dyno's are not my thing, but in the interest of making sure the air fuel ratios are safe across the board the car was strapped onto the dyno on Friday and prior to flashing, pulled off a baseline dyno of 381hp.
I loaded up iFlash, put in the file Mike emailed over and we pulled off 403hp, 404hp, 405hp, very consistent! Therefore I am happy to say we are finally in the 400hp club.
The car did not make more much power below 4k RPM, a personal bugbear of mine since I got the car. Above 4k RPM however, it feels VERY much smoother and there is a tangible increase in urgency. The power does not fade till ~7+k, where the rate of increase of revs tapers slightly continues to pull cleanly till the new warm cut. The increased revcut does not feel like it taxes the engine, and the AFRs are safe through too. As a final piece-de-resistance which I am thrilled about, the car also sounds different after the tune - it has a more aggressive, purposeful tone through the revs.
My engine mods are:
- full catless 2.5" resonated x pipe
- akra slip on
- AA crank pulley
The car is a 2008 DCT.
I strongly recommend working with Mike Benvo. He has provided me exceptional customer service, and his product works well and as advertised. I would happily recommend him and his product to anyone else who is in a similar position. In fixing my car and subsequently supplying me with this tune he has demonstrated good knowledge of the MSS60 DME and the custom flashing process.