I have 01 question and 01 concern.
Question--Are you installing the EGT_Unit Unichip Products - EGT Unit. Its usually for diesel but still. A safety feedback
Concern--Its Going to be a long one. Please bear with me on this.
I totally get the point of Unichip. Using a 3D fuel and timing map, what is eventually being done is letting the ECU run as if the engine is factory new, all tolerances have been engineered to the minimum, and the engine is fully capable/healthy (in actual, tolerances are there).
So the best map around ideal conditions is selected by ECU. And probably the CEL will not turn on if Unichip is properly calibrated, dyno tested, Right??
But what is eventually done is that the signals and commands are being masked. It may run like the OEM fuel economy mode at normal operation but under load, an actual requirement of +15 LTFT and a commanded LTFT of +2 will cause lean. Eventually the fuel will keep leaning out to suffice the need of the user as the parts wear and tear every day. The engine temperatures will be continuously high for a driver squeezing juice out of it every alternate day.
And since everything is mask-able, eg the rev limiter, the Exhaust temperature, there's no guarantee what will be bypassed. So the point of OEM engine safety is in doubt.
Let me put one simple example of electronic circuits (not directly relevant but still). Each BJT has a max operating temperature called TJ max. As an electronics design engineer, one can operate the BTJ close to this limit without having any problem. But this reduces the life significantly. What most designers do is to limit it way below that temperature. This ensures long life.
Another example is CPU or GPU over-clocking. You still get increased power but the lifespan is reduce. (This is in no way related to over revving. Nopes. It is only related to increased heat the embedded circuit produces)
The engines getting more power out of this setup will no doubt perform, but eventually have a less life. And it will be even less than what the engine safety loops can manage to achieve.
Please do comment.
I would also like @spoonmotorsports @ser_gtr @lowresolution to share their views.