Civic 2.2 i-CDTi ECU remap shows excellent power gains
Hot off the press for Civic 2.2 i-CTDi owners hungry for more urge! Torque Developments international has worked intensively using its extensive dyno testing facilities http://www.tdi-plc.com/index.php?pge=C_dynocam to begin research work on a high performance ECU remap for the 2.2 diesel Civic that enhances all round performance and produces substantial power gains.
Many channels of data were gathered during each test for proper scientific analysis before each incremental step up in performance tuning. All critical engine health parameters have been monitored and kept within the limits of reliability.
Thus far, having optimised several mapping parameters and increased turbo boost by just 10% we have recorded an impressive gain of 24 bhp at the hubs, while torque rises by a mighty 40 lb.ft!
Torque Development’s Sam Borgman says “The standard Honda intercooler’s thermal capacity is the big bottle neck now, but we should be able to get another 10% power output with a more performance orientated unit. Already though the way the car drives is transformed, it really wants to go!’
Unfortunately the standard clutch will not handle this upgrade, so an uprated item is going to be a ‘must have’ for 2.2 diesel owners who want to go worrying Type R’s!
Watch this space for more news on this fantastic upgrade that retains economy and gives the 2.2 diesel Civic the urge it deserves. As Honda would say, ‘hate something, change something, make something better!’