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ECU and RON

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Scuzi, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,915

    Location: Екатеринбург

    My car is normally run on Optimax but now that I've been in Ireland for the past two weeks, I've been running the car on 95RON as SUL is scarce and Optimax isn't sold here. I've been told that the ECU changes the timing to suit the higher RON but once you use a lower RON fuel, the ECU defaults back to 'safer' settings therefore losing you a bit of performance. I've also been told that if you then put in 98RON again, it can take a while for the ECU to change its settings back to those required for best performance.

    I'll be going to the OcUK Rolling Road on 1st July and want the engine putting out full power so how many tanks would I need to run through the car to get the ECU back to its best settings? I'm in economy mode at the minute so every penny counts, 95 RON is all I can afford :p

    Car is a '53 Seat Toledo 20VT
     
  2. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,630

    fill it back up with 98ron and then disconnect the battery for 30 mins, ought to do the trick
     
  3. merlin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,679

    Location: England

    Quite a few cars have the ECU fused - so you just pull the fuse and give it 5 minutes.

    Otherwise as said, it's onto disconnecting the battery.