OBD1 or OBD2?



  • My friend has got some software for his laptop for remapping a car. But the program requires OBD2 connection (I know nothing on computers so I don't know why it it requires OBD2).

    Will my 1998 R be OBD1 or 2?



  • it will be 2.

    socket is for diagnostics though isnt it? remaps
    usually require a chip in the ECU replacing with
    a dyno mapped chip or EEPROM



  • @273205d5fe=youdirtyfox:

    it will be 2.

    socket is for diagnostics though isnt it? remaps
    usually require a chip in the ECU replacing with
    a dyno mapped chip or EEPROM

    I dunno. I know nothing about computery stuff, he's the computer geek :lol:



  • I only know mate, because I had a remapped
    chip for my pug turbo engine, wich changed the fuel
    and ignition curve and upped the boost to 1bar!
    The ECU needed opening up and a socket soldering
    in place of the original chip to accept the new remapped
    EEPROM(chip)

    remapping a standard ECU with a new chip usually costs around 400 quid
    so if he can do it via a laptop then its a good call :)
    But a piggyback or full standalone management is far more flexible
    in the long run than OE ECU remapping.



  • I'll see what he comes up with when we plug it in :lol:



  • you can confirm which it is by checking how many ecu connectors you have



  • remaps at angel tuning cost around £200 for minimal gains on a non turbo petrol engine. you will feel a difference and it will feel more plucky (on a 1.6 you could maybe expect as much as 10bhp) but on a turbo diesel (lets say 150bhp before remap) you could quite easily get that figure to over 200-210bhp. if it is free then give it a go but try not to fk up your ecu lol.

    and yes as jesta said, if you have 4 yellow connectors on your ecu i believe it to be obd2 whereas if you only have 3 it should be obd1.

    good luck with the remap, i am sure if it is successful there will be a few people on here that will want it done so you may have accidently set you friend up with a new business :lol:



  • @d7fdce470a=daniel:

    remaps at angel tuning cost around £200 for minimal gains on a non turbo petrol engine. you will feel a difference and it will feel more plucky (on a 1.6 you could maybe expect as much as 10bhp) but on a turbo diesel (lets say 150bhp before remap) you could quite easily get that figure to over 200-210bhp. if it is free then give it a go but try not to fk up your ecu lol.

    and yes as jesta said, if you have 4 yellow connectors on your ecu i believe it to be obd2 whereas if you only have 3 it should be obd1.

    good luck with the remap, i am sure if it is successful there will be a few people on here that will want it done so you may have accidently set you friend up with a new business :lol:

    I don't think he'd mind the extra money coming in :wink: Although it would be a hell of a way for some people to come.


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