• Mercedes attempting to cut down on M156/E63 AMG tuning by changing ECU coding?

      Well, that is the claim of Singh Autosport but not exactly the most credible source. Regardless, this warrants further investigation. Singh claims that the ECU files have undergone a change in 2011 and the file is now twice the size it was previously and quite different. So is Mercedes trying to slow down the tuning of the M156 and E63 AMG? Does this mean Mercedes is going to be proactive in trying to curtail tuning? Certainly looks that way. Let's see what our own tuners have to say about it.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes attempting to cut down on M156/E63 AMG tuning by changing ECU coding? started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        That would be sad to say the least.... and I assume if they start with the E-Class, then eventually this will spread to the other models. Hopefully some of the tuners on this site can verify.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        Hopefully some of the tuners on this site can verify.
        Exactly, I'm hoping our tuners can verify it.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Any word?

        I'm thinking this will up the value of the pre-MY 11's. Ha
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        Any word?

        I'm thinking this will up the value of the pre-MY 11's. Ha
        I should have asked the tuners I was speaking with today, forgot. I'll follow up on it.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Thanks, Sticky.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        That would be sad to say the least.... and I assume if they start with the E-Class, then eventually this will spread to the other models. Hopefully some of the tuners on this site can verify.
        I was just thinking, why would MB start with the E63 if they wanted to curtail tuning? Does the "E" make up a larger segment of the tuning market than the C or any other individual "63" platform?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        I was just thinking, why would MB start with the E63 if they wanted to curtail tuning? Does the "E" make up a larger segment of the tuning market than the C or any other individual "63" platform?
        May have just made sense from where they were in production plus starting with a smaller tuning market and watching the result before they applied it across the board.
      1. I am Jeff's Avatar
        I am Jeff -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        That would be sad to say the least.... and I assume if they start with the E-Class, then eventually this will spread to the other models. Hopefully some of the tuners on this site can verify.
        Is that you Mo?
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Tuning Protection it's the future of DME/DDE automotive security solutions =) Avoiding, 'tooners' & providing reliable mfg OEM tunes to end-users. But, of course there's DME solutions for every OEM TP.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I am Jeff Click here to enlarge
        Is that you Mo?
        Yes, it is him Click here to enlarge
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        May have just made sense from where they were in production plus starting with a smaller tuning market and watching the result before they applied it across the board.
        That's one way of looking at it. And you may be right.
      1. Even Money's Avatar
        Even Money -
        This seems at first glance....just dumb. If I truly can't "crack the ECU" then I'll just go buy something else....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        This seems at first glance....just dumb. If I truly can't "crack the ECU" then I'll just go buy something else....
        I wish they would give you the option of foregoing your warranty for an unlocked ecu.

        They are going to end up pushing me into a domestic.
      1. MHP LLC's Avatar
        MHP LLC -
        AFAIK between myself and those I know and trust there is no truth to this whatsoever.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MHP LLC Click here to enlarge
        AFAIK between myself and those I know and trust there is no truth to this whatsoever.
        Has Singh ever been honest about anything?
      1. MHP LLC's Avatar
        MHP LLC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Has Singh ever been honest about anything?
        Frankly I don't think I've ever seen anything posted by Jags that was true. Sad to say but I legitimately can't think of anything. Note: No one is bashing, just making a factual statement. Click here to enlarge
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Yep..... I made it over to the dark side Click here to enlarge
      1. Jake@Eurocharged.com's Avatar
        Jake@Eurocharged.com -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MHP LLC Click here to enlarge
        AFAIK between myself and those I know and trust there is no truth to this whatsoever.
        yupper ! Click here to enlarge

        oh and I owe ya a beer at timmayfest.....

        Jake
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        Scare tactics employed to increase their status in the tuning market and it the minds of enthusiasts?

        They will be the hero's when they break the code and offer tuned ECUs.

        Simply mind games and fear mongering?
      1. MHP LLC's Avatar
        MHP LLC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by loungn14 Click here to enlarge
        yupper ! Click here to enlarge

        oh and I owe ya a beer at timmayfest.....

        Jake
        I'm going to get you and Jerry so ridiculously lit you'll be hungover for days and won't be able to tune anything. Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge