May 15, 2013

Boost VW TSi engine power with Arduino

 It's interesting the things you find on the Internet when you're not looking for it - and one example is an older but interesting and quite detailed guide to building an Arduino-based device that can be used to boost the power output of certain VW TSi engines without altering the mapping in the engine control unit. With this example, the system takes the value from the engine map sensor, changes it then feeds the data to the engine control unit. The whole project is explained along with code, physical wiring requirements and explained in detail. 

Remember that you modify your car at your own risk, however if you're interested or just want a good read, you  can download the descriptive .pdf file for this project here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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