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3.0 TDI APR Software Is HERE!!

Posted on February 11, 2013 – 10:19 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce APR’s release of the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 3.0 TDI!!

After months of long nights and many hours of testing, developing and more testing, APR is pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR’s extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect faster acceleration, improved accelerator response and more torque across the entire power band.

APR’s 3.0 TDI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine management control strategy that increases horsepower and torque to provide smooth and reliable operation as if intended by the OEM. APR’s ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications. APR’s patented EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your finger tips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 261 HP and 452 FT-LBS of torque. As much as 34 HP and 40 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band. At 5,000+ lbs., acceleration from a complete stop is challenging. However increasing low-end torque with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, the 3.0 TDI will accelerate with minimal effort. Furthermore power normally drops dramatically from 3,500 RPM to redline, but with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, power is dramatically increased making merging and passing on the highway easier. APR’s ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 3.0 TDI and gives it just the extra edge these cars lack from the factory without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.

Acceleration Enhancements:

Beyond power and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the vehicles acceleration rate through other calibrations changes. Takeoff limiters are reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle pedal sensitivity.

Increased Fuel Economy:

APR’s Calibration Engineers paid close attention to several parameters directly related to fuel economy, especially while cruising at highway speeds. Depending on your driving style and fuel quality, you may see better miles per gallon!

Speed Limiter Removed:

APR’s ECU upgrade increases the vehicle’s top speed limiter for blistering sprints around the track or across the Autobahn without the speed limiter shutting down your fun!

Left Foot Braking:

APR’s Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped 3.0 TDI’s throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. Left Foot Braking, a common motorsport driving technique, allows the driver complete control over the vehicle’s throttle and braking system, which may give the vehicle the edge it needs at the track. As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.

Dyno Graphs

Power and Torque Measured at All Four Wheels

Power and Torque Gain Over Stock

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Calibration Report

Stock – As Measured by VAG
240 HP
405 FT-LBS

Stock – As Measured by APR
251 HP
420 FT-LBS

APR Stage I
261 HP
452 FT-LBS
+34 HP @ 4500 RPM
+40 TQ @ 4450 RPM

APR Acceleration Tests

Stock vs APR

0-60 MPH
6.1 sec vs 6.0 sec

0-100 MPH
14.0 sec vs 13.6 sec

62-124 MPH
16.7 sec vs 15.6 sec

60-130 MPH
Factory Speed Limited vs 19.9 sec

APR EMCS Programs and Features

APR’s patented EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. Other companies have attempted to imitate EMCS with clumsy external switching devices that only replace or multiply portions of a “base” calibration. However, EMCS has the ability to completely rewrite the entire operating map data, giving each map a complete set of calibration changes. APR’s EMCS features and programs modes are activated via your OEM cruise control buttons. Your cruise control will continue to function as normal.

Program Switching:

Program switching allows the user to cycle though different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.

Stock Mode:

By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reset to the factory calibration. The engine will run exactly as it did before purchasing APR software.

APR Performance Mode:

By selecting performance mode, the APR’s performance calibration is enabled giving you all the benefits APR software has to offer!

Fault Code Erase:

Fault code erase allows the user to erase and reset engine related trouble codes and ECU adaptation data without using a specialty tool.

How to use APR EMCS Programs and Features

To Enable EMCS:
Turn the ignition and cruise control to the on position. Do not start the engine.

To Cycle through APR Programs:
Hold “SET” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will blink in sets of one to four blinks to indicate programs one through four. Release “SET” during this sequence to select a program. The vehicle may be started.

To use Fault Code Erase:
Hold “RESUME” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will begin to blink. Release “RESUME” when the check engine light is flashing in groups of one blink per second. Fault Codes will be cleared.

The APR Development Difference

APR ECU Explorer:

APR’s proprietary ECU Explorer gives APR’s Calibration Engineers unparalleled access to the vehicle’s entire engine management system. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. APR’s ECU Explorer is capable of logging every variable found within the ECU. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.

APR ECU Composer with APR Live Tuning:

APR’s proprietary ECU Composer is used for altering the engine management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within the ECU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to a handful of maps as is common for most tuning companies. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level on the 3.0 TDI with APR’s Live Tuning. APR’s Calibration Engineers can test calibration changes with a single click of a button to instantly monitor the changes, rather than spending several minutes shutting down the vehicle to reflash the ECU. This allows a level of fine-tuning unmatched in the market.

APR ECU Assembly:

APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU to add features not available from the factory. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to increase torque levels as if intended by the OEM. For most 3.0 TDI owners, the advantage of this ability is the addition of APR’s patented EMCS Functions. EMCS puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your ECU.

Application Guide

Audi Q7 & Volkswagen Touareg
3.0 TDI CR (CATA) Engine

Fully loaded ECU (Includes Stock, APR Performance Mode & Fault Code Erase)

Price

$699.00

Please be aware there are many variations between vehicles. We may need to “Code Extract” your factory ECU to prepare APR software for your particular vehicle and ECU.

Give us a call at 425-895-0000 or email us at info@achtuning.com with any questions or simply stop by between 9am and 6pm M-F for an installation!

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarentee
All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee:

All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, return to Achtuning for a full refund, provided you are within the 30 day period from the time of your initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are not refundable.

Limited Lifetime Warranty:

All APR ECU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.


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APR ECU Upgrades and TDI Info

Posted on August 9, 2012 – 1:01 pm

So far we’ve had several successful APR ECU upgrades on 2.0 TDI (140hp) Audis and VWs and we want to give everyone some detailed information with regard to availability of an ECU upgrade for your TDI. When you come to see us, we will plug into your OBD-II port and load APR’s Direct Port Programming online flashing suite. The computer will scan your car to see if software is available. If it is, you can flash and go on your way. If it isn’t, we’ll do what’s called a “Code Extract” to send your ECU information to APR for software creation.

Currently we are extracting and flashing ECU’s with the 1796 processor. However, vehicles with the 1797 ECU found in select new vehicles are still in development. We can take a good guess which processor revision is which based on your ECU Box code, however, the only way to be sure is to open the ECU and check.

Audi/VW/Seat/Skoda have MANY ECU part numbers and revisions for each vehicle in their fleet, so typically during the launch of a new software code, there’s some lag time before all of the codes are available. Codes will not become available unless APR actually sees them, which means taking a trip to come see us to do that scan/code extraction will speed up the process.

If you have a Ross Tech VCDS cable, you can do some homework to find what you have. Just follow this guide: http://www.goapr.com/support/boxcode.php

At this point, the following ECU box codes & revisions are available to flash right now:

2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019CL S7966
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019CM S7967
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019DA S9144
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019DA S8217
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019DB S9047
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019DB S7970
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906022PB S8216
2.0TDI CBEA 03L906022SQ S7968

If you’re not on that list, you may need to be code extracted. However, we will not need to extract your ECU if you’re on the lists below.

Here are the other ECU codes we currently have and are waiting for APR Engineering to release:

2.0TDI CBEA 03L906022SQ S7276
2.0TDI CBEA 03L997016N S8680
2.0TDI CBEA 03L997016P S8681

Lastly, here are other codes we are waiting for APR’s Engineering team to test before they can be bumped up to the next level for a release:

2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019EE S1181
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019EE S3521
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019EF S1182
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019EH S3523
2.0TDI CBEA 03L906019EJ S1466
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019HG S2261
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019HH S2260
2.0TDI CJAA 03L906019HH S3524

Hope this clears up any questions or confusion out there with regard to “select” TDI software availability from APR. If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!


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APR TDI software is here!!

Posted on July 20, 2012 – 2:28 pm

APR is pleased to present the ultimate ECU upgrade for the 2.0 TDI Common Rail 140 HP Diesel Engine. After a year of research and development on a multitude of vehicles in the VAG lineup, APR is pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR’s extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU Upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect large increases in power and torque across the powerband, improved response and a smoother, more powerful top end.

The 2.0 TDI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine management control strategy that increases horsepower and torque to provide smooth and reliable operation as if intended by the OEM. APR’s ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications. APR’s patented EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your finger tips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.

A Stage I ECU Upgrade give you higher peak numbers of 170 HP and 297 FT-LB of torque with gains of up to 27 horsepower by 2950 RPM and 50 FT-LB of torque by 2700 RPM! APR’s ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the 2.0 TDI and give it just the extra edge these cars lack from the factory without pushing the limits. With factory like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU Upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.

The software is $599 for a fully loaded ECU (Stock / Performance mode and Fault Code Erase).

Unlike other software on the market, DSG Software is NOT REQUIRED to achieve these torque gains. The supplied dyno charts were from a DSG vehicle with stock software. 

Dyno charts:
Crank - http://www.goapr.com/includes/img/pr…0_vs_s1_cc.gif
Wheel - http://www.goapr.com/includes/img/pr…0_vs_s1_cw.gif
Gain - http://www.goapr.com/includes/img/pr…vs_s1_gain.gif

Older MK5 ECU’s are available through the OBD-II Port while new MK6 vehicles require removal for flashing ($95 labor).


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QuattroWorld.com’s Clean Diesel TDI Audi Q7

Posted on September 2, 2011 – 11:46 am

The QuattroWorld.com Q7 is in for a “stance” consultation. We immediately decided we need to GO WIDE courtesy of TRAK+ Wheel Spacers from our good friends at H&R.  Update later…  Gorgeous ride though, no?


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