Chip tuning lessons for professionals

Chip Tuning Trainings

WinOLS training

Direct contact: training@vtechtuning.eu

Professionals very often talk about the features of engine controllers and their chip-tuning, but the information circulating on the internet or among friends is in most cases very limited and vague.

If anyone has participated in a training offered by the automotive companies, they might had had the impression that some questions, such as, "what tuning functions the ECU has" got vague and often evasive answers. Such a behavior should not be surprising, considering the fact that the sharing of information, which should not be accessible to everyone, can cause considerable harm, if used by amateurs. This procedure is justified by the fact of carrying out repairs to a workshop (sensors, wiring, el. adjustments) without taking into account the electronics, which very often is the cause of the fault. Furthermore, the current European legislation on environmental protection forces the automotive industry to “throttle” engines.

Quite often we can see the case that the customer comes to the distributor or seller of car because the new “astonishing” car is slower than advertised, uses a lot of fuel and, paradoxically, is generally of poorer quality than the old car? What's more, the client will be explained by mechanician or dealer often with an answer like "this is a special feature of this type of car," which means that nothing can be done and driver has to get used to it.

One fact is certain: the tools that workshops have at their disposal are usually not sufficient to work with the ECU, so the technicians can’t tune key parameters: the torque limiter injection, ignition, boost pressure and many others. These types of operations are performed in limited circumstances and only by an authorized service personnel.

The aim of the training – which will contain very interesting information, usually unknown to wide public – is to explain to the technicians / mechanicians how does the ECU really work and what are the real possibilities of making safe modifications to the ECU parameters. With dedicated programs operated by the car tuning companies, we will explain and train you at the safe and efficient optimization of the ECU.

Training in the V-tech Tuning  based on the WinOLS software and tools manufactured by EVC Electronic is authorized by EVC.

Types of training

Training is offered at three levels: basic (one level) and professional (two levels) and optionally training with the WinOLS software.

Examples of agendas (agenda can be widely adapted to your personal skills and needs).

Training in the V-tech Tuning  based on the WinOLS software and tools manufactured by EVC Electronic is authorized by EVC.

Level 1 training agenda:

  • How the ECU works, functions inside the ECU
  • Transmission of information from the sensor to the actuator
  • EPROM, EEPROM, PROM and flash memory, modification logic in complete EPROM
  • BDM interface, boot mode, JTAG interface
  • OBDII, available flashers & tools, serial (OBD, CAN) and conventional modification
  • WinOLS introduction and basics, user interface and capabilities of the program (optional)
  • Signification and utility of the hexadecimal system, use of the ASCII code
  • Linear checksum 8bit, 8bit even and odd, 16bit; calculation of the checksum, anti-tuning systems
  • How to distinguish a map from a code and garbage/refuse? Repeatability of map structures
  • Chip tuning basics
  • Techniques for remapping turbo diesel engines
  • Techniques for remapping petrol aspirated engines
  • Techniques for remapping petrol turbo engines
  • ECU families Bosch and Siemens – differences, similarities, factors, methods of tuning
  • Practical exercises

Level 2 - training agenda:

  • Differences/similarities in the ECU families (Bosch, Siemens, Marelli, Ford Infineon, Denso etc.)
  • Automatic tuning, WinOLS scripts, data replication
  • Fine tuning of diesel engines, power gain via altering of fuel amount, pressure of fuel, injection angle, boost, EGR flow, variable cams
  • Effect of pre-, main- and post-combustion injection timing angles onto engine performance and exhaust gas composition & EGT temperature
  • Fine tuning of gasoline engines, power gain via altering of fuel amount, pressure of fuel, injection angle, boost (where applicable), EGR flow, variable cams, variable intake systems.
  • EGT control, methods of reduction of exhaust gas temperature
  • Critical limiters, thermal limiters – how to find, control, deactivate
  • MED9/MED17/Tricore - closed loop cross checking validators & torque monitoring inside ECU – ommiting, controlling, deactivation
  • Important tips & tricks while high power (stage 2) tuning & customized/modified cars (big turbo, exhaust, intercooler etc)
  • DTC Error tables, P-codes, factory codes – controlling
  • Practical methods of EGR, DPF, FAP, SCR deactivation
  • Optimizing settings for performance vs fuel consumption
  • Practical exercises

Level 3 training agenda:

  • Introduction to reverse engineering
  • Table of vectors, adding own functions, injecting additional code, activation/deactivation of functions/structures
  • Re-creating table of DTC codes (errors), altering error levels, system behaviour on error
  • Bit-switch controlling of functions, configuration tables of ECU
  • Altering pre-scalers of sensors, tresholds of sensors, CAN bus live data
  • Advanced methods of DPF/FAP deactivation
  • Stand-alone systems tuning, race cars tuning, durability&reliability control
  • Automatic gearboxes tuning
  • Practical exercises

WinOLS training agenda:

  • User interface and capabilities of the program
  • Modification logic in complete EPROM
  • Signification and utility of the hexadecimal system
  • Use of the ASCII code
  • Linear checksum 8bit, 8bit even and odd, 16bit; calculation of the checksum
  • How to distinguish a map from a code and garbage/refuse? Repeatability of map structures
  • 2D and 3D graphics – right interpretation and use
  • How to centre and frame a map?
  • Relations between values and maps – methods for identification
  • Creating setting files, drivers and database
  • Creating projects
  • File codes
  • Differences/similarities in the ECU families (Bosch, Siemens, Marelli, Ford Infineon, Denso etc.)
  • Automatic tuning, WinOLS scripts, data replication

Specialized trainings (by additional appointment):

  • Trucks chip tuning – DAF, MAN, Scania, Volvo, Mercedes Trucks, Iveco. Training includes following themes/subjects: performance chip tuning of trucks (LKW), fuel economy and fuel saving in trucks, Adblue correction, DPF corrections, EGR/AGR corrections, fine tuning, eco tuning of trucks (LKW) on dyno.
  • Agriculture chip tuning – Valtra, Case, Claas, Massey Ferguson, Volvo, John Deere, Cummins, Deutz-Fahr, JCB, Caterpillar, New Holland. Subjects: performance chip tuning of agriculture machines, fuel saving, eco tuning of agriculture, Adblue, DPF, EGR/AGR corrections, fine tuning on dyno.ing
  • Water crafts, jetskis (Polaris, BRP Seadoo, Yamaha etc) chip tuning
  • Fine tuning of stand-alone systems, racing/off-road (with dyno)

Petrol (turbo, compressor, NASP) engines

  • typical closed loop control of fuel and ignition
  • „permanent knocking” mechanism, control and results
  • ignition pitfalls, setting proper ignition base for knock control system
  • knock reaction – understanding and control
  • fuel control by lambda
  • fuel control by throttle dynamic
  • closed/open loop of fuel
  • flow control, controlling power by air flow
  • understanding flow demand curve – spool, interception, constant torque, constant power
  • adapting flow demand to alternative turbochargers
  • air flow modulation in naturally aspirated and compressor engines – way to get power
  • specific solutions in Delphi, Denso, Siemens

Extended Petrol

  • physics and chemistry of gasoline engines
  • controlling of AFR (lambda), goals of mixture denisity
  • Closed loop lambda controllers, RTOS
  • ME7, MED9, MED17, ME17 - similarities and differences
  • Simos8-18 family - similarites and differences
  • Permanent knock system - how it works, how to control ignition
  • Lambda-based systems - traps and pitfalls
  • Simulation of EGT as common method of anti-tuning protection
  • Torque monitoring - handling, off switching
  • NASP (naturally aspirated engines) - downflow modulation controll, off switching
  • Alternative fuels (LPG, CNG, alcohol) - control, adaptation
  • turbo swap - adaptation
  • alternative intake - adaptation
  • direct alpha-q control, running without MAF sensor

Day with diesel tuning / Day with gasoline tuning:

This course differs from our typical one-to-one trainings. It is oriented towards beginners, who want to verify whether becoming a skilled pro tuner is reachable for them (level 1) or already make own tuning files, but want to improve skills and repeatability and learn new useful tricks (level 2).

Training formula bases on one day (7 hours) training, focused only on diesel controllers (level 1 – Bosch, level 2 – various types) or gasoline controllers, respectively.

Such training will be organized in groups of 5 persons.

The cost of training:
400€ net / person – Level 1
500€ net / person – Level 2

Training takes place on Saturday and lasts for 7 hours

Prices

  Level 1 -
standard
(2 days)
Level 2
(3 days)
WinOLS
training
included
Level 3
(2 days)
Specialised /
dedicated
training
WinOLS
training
1 person 1500 € 2700 € 3100 € 1300 €/day 950 €
2 persons 2100 € 3780 € 4340 € 1820 €/day 1330 €
3 persons 2400 € 4320 € 4960 € 2080 €/day 1520 €
4 persons 2700 € 4860 € 5580 € 2340 €/day 1710 €
5 persons 3000 € 5400 € 6200 € 2600 €/day 1900 €

 

References

Trainings

What do I need to have with me for chip tuning training?

Notebook with WinOls Demo or WinOls installed (latest version if possible).

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I do level1 + level2 at once?

Yes, at the explicit request of the trainee. It takes a total of 5 days. However, it should be borne in mind that the interruption between training allows you to consolidate and systematize your acquired knowledge based on your own practice. Participating in continuous training without any interruptions between levels may be less effective.

Last update on 2017-03-22 by V-tech Tuning.

How long does chip tuning training take every day?

7 hours + 1 hour for lunch per day. Such training covers complicated material, so short pauses for coffee/refreshment are on demand. Also homework is obligatory every day.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can you adapt your trainings to my knowledge? I know already some of subjects of training.

Of course this is possible. Posting such a wish when setting up training will allow you to determine the current state of knowledge by starting and modifying it as you need it. However, this is only possible with 1 in 1 (non-group) training. As training agendas have been prepared taking into account our best knowledge of the necessary levels of each level, we assume that the change in the scope of the training resulting from the agreement with the trainee and resulting in the acquisition of higher level training results in an increase in the price of all training to a higher level.

Last update on 2017-03-22 by V-tech Tuning.

Is your training of WinOls authorised by EVC?

Yes. Refer to www.evc.de

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I buy WinOls license directly at training?

Yes. You will receive discount on total price of training + WinOls license.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I use cracked version of WinOls during training?

No. You need to have the demo version installed (downloadable from www.evc.de) or purchase a full version license. Training on the demo version of WinOLS is as possible, but like every demo version it has a vendor-defined limitation that does not allow access to all features. Based on the demo version after the training did not allow the normal work of chiptuner, development and expansion of knowledge.

If you opt out of the cracked version and go to legal, you will buy it with us at a special discount.

Last update on 2017-03-22 by V-tech Tuning.

What can I do after a training, during evenings in Kraków?

We ask you to do homework (do some files/modifications of provided ECU files) to ensure the knowledge is well trained, so you wouln't have a lot of free time. Homeworks are checked next day morning. Beside that Kraków is an 1000 years old town, famous for its architecture. Historical Main Square is 8 km far from our headquarters/hotels nearby – you can take a taxi or tram.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

What is „homework”?

Additional work you do every day except last day of training at hotel, calculated for 1-2 hours. This can be omitted by demand, but is highly suggested as a brilliant method of improving skills and better memorization of new informations. Homework is checked and disputed next day morning, with instructor, who checks it for quality of work, explains mistakes and missing things.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you offer practical training with dyno?

It is available on demand.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you offer weekend chip tuning trainings?

Yes, it is partially possible. We train from Monday to Saturday.

Last update on 2017-03-22 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you offer other types of chip tuning trainings?

Trucks, agriculture machines, jetskis, snowmobiles and leisure ATV (BRP, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Polaris)

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I buy chip tuning tools and flashers from EVC, Alientech (KESS, KTAG), CMD Flashtec directly at training?

Yes, if agreed prior to training. Prices of tools will be discounted (lowered) for you.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

What languages are trainings provided?

English. Other options available (on demand): German, Russian, Polish.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you provide any printed training materials/scripts?

Yes, for level 1, 37 pages, English

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I record the training?

No. You can make photos of whiteboard, screenshots, still images.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you accept PayPal/bank transfer?

Yes. Payments can be done with PayPal, bank transfers (prior to training), BitCoin, currencies other than EUR (must be agreed) or mix of any of above.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Is lunch/sanwitches/cakes/coffee included in the price of training?

Yes.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you provide accomodation?

No, but there are inexpensive hotels nearby. We can make a reservation for you.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

What is the nearest airport?

Kraków Airport (code KRK) is an international airport located 20 km from our headquarters. We can pick you up and back free.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

Is Wi-Fi available?

Yes.

Last update on 2016-03-04 by V-tech Tuning.

We look for distributors in some countries. If you are interested in PHEV Box distribution, or distribution of other products (power boxes, EPC power controllers, SeaDoo/BRP flashers etc) or arranging trainings for chiptuning & WinOls (for tuners) in your country – please contact us: tuning@vtechtuning.eu

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