MINI ONE Acceleration & Lohen ECU Upgrade Questions

MINI ONE Acceleration & Lohen ECU Upgrade Questions

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t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Friday 21st July 2006
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Hi,

I have a Mini One and wondered if anyone could help me out with a number of things. Firstly, to pull away without stalling, you seem to need to give it an awful lot of revs?? Is this common with most mini's/mini one's??

Secondly, has anyone used Lohen and purchased the ECU Upgrade?? Just wanted to know if this product actually does what it says? Does it invalidate the warranty? Is it harmful to the engine etc... Any information regarding it would be much appreciated.

Tom

detchibe

471 posts

192 months

Sunday 23rd July 2006
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t4tom4 said:
I have a Mini One and wondered if anyone could help me out with a number of things. Firstly, to pull away without stalling, you seem to need to give it an awful lot of revs?? Is this common with most mini's/mini one's??


I only find I have to do this if Air Conditioning is switched on.

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Sunday 23rd July 2006
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Hi,

I tuened the Air Con off and it did make a difference. It seems that the Mini One is slightly under powered so the Air Con reduced the amount of power. Does anyone know if the ECU Remap from Lohen will help this?

Tom

LeeP-CS

138 posts

202 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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I have a Cooper S and the same applies. Doesnt need high revs, but the pickup is laggy.

mini_ralf

6,335 posts

187 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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My old Mini one suffered horribly if the Air Con was on. If it's on tick over then I found that I could pull away normally. Anything higher and the car really did struggle to pull away. The same applies to my Cooper S so I think it's a generic 'Mini' thing.

According to a friend (don't wholly believe him), the air con is bolted directly onto the engine and small cars suffer as they don't have enough power to drive the AC while the car is pulling away. Hence the battle between pulling away and the AC dipping in performance until you have motion. But take that with a LARGE pinch of salt.

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Thursday 27th July 2006
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Hi,

Thanks for that. I definitely notice the difference if I turn off the air con!

Also, I'm interested in the ECU Remap from Lohen? Has anyone got any information on them.. good or bad?!

Thanks for the info guys!

Tom

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Friday 11th August 2006
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Hi,

Got the remap for Mini One- though hardly notice the difference. Gonna take it to Superchips, anyone else had similar probs???

Tom

bez_uk

172 posts

182 months

Saturday 12th August 2006
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Yea the air-con thing is sooo annoying. If I forget it's on and try pulling away quickly... eeewwww help!

Definitly report back if the superchips remap is good.

Mikey G

4,319 posts

210 months

Saturday 12th August 2006
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I would recommend BBR, ive seen good results.

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Saturday 12th August 2006
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Hi,

Yeh I've heard a lot of good things about them which is why I was a little disappointed... though also heard that from time to time, the wrong map is programmed in so just needs superchips to sort them, but otherwise once it works its meant to make a hell of a difference. Going up there on Monday, so will def report back. You get a full refund within 7 days, so if worse comes to worse I'll just get my money back and look into other options!

Cheers

Tom

Mikey G

4,319 posts

210 months

Saturday 12th August 2006
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You went BBR?

Edited by Mikey G on Saturday 12th August 21:41

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Saturday 12th August 2006
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No, Superchips from Lohen!

Tom

Mikey G

4,319 posts

210 months

Sunday 13th August 2006
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I may be trying to sell BBR products but you are out of my area. I sugest you take a close look at them as they seem to be very clued up on them at the moment. And BBR have a few years more experiance than Lohen in the tuning market

t4tom4

Original Poster:

16 posts

183 months

Sunday 13th August 2006
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Hi,

Thanks for the info, if I have no luck with Superchips, may look into BBR.

Tom