The only definitive way to get the most from any engine modifications you have made (such as air intake systems, exhaust systems, camshafts, supercharger, turbo etc) is to have the electronic control unit (ECU) in your car professionally tuned/mapped on a dyno with a Hondata engine management system.
Hondata systems modify the standard Honda engine computers (ECUs), adding features and expanding the capabilities of the stock ECU. Vehicles with year of manufacture up to and including 2006 models require the ECU to be modified and in most cases hardware is added, for vehicles of years 2007 and onwards tuning takes place via an external programming interface. In all cases Hondata software is utilised in order to change the parameters/settings within the ECU (i.e. to tune the car).
So why use Hondata instead of one of the many standalone systems available on the market? The answer is very simple; nothing will run a Honda engine better than a Honda ECU, and the Hondata systems all leave the Honda ECU completely intact thereby retaining full reliability, full dash functionality etc.
The Hondata Flashpro allows full reprogramming of the factory Honda engine computer via the vehicles OBD port. No hardware is added to the vehicles ECU; the Flashpro system is simply locked to the vehicles engine computer via a laptop and tuned using the supplied Flashpro Manager software which can be downloaded, free of charge, from Hondata’s website. Here is a link http://hondata.com/downloads.html Within the Flashpro Manager software a selection of base calibrations can be found, which are suitable as a starting point for tuning most applications. The FlashPro Manager software's advanced data-logging and live tuning capabilities combined with thoroughly tested base maps, allow the car to be tuned faster and more accurately than any other solution on the market.
• Programmable ECU interface
• Connects via OBDII diagnostic port
• USB 2.0 connection
• Works with laptop or desktop
• No ECU modification necessary
• Live tuning
• 20 hours on board data-logging memory
• Security password
• Flashpro Manager Windows software
• Check and clear diagnostic codes
• Custom laptop gauges
• Dual calibration storage - upload from one of two calibrations stored in the FlashPro
• Can be rescaled for larger fuel injectors
• Can support up to 40psi boost pressure
• Launch control
The Flashpro system has full data-logging of all of the car’s sensors. Below are some examples of how the data-logging function can be utilised:
• Evaluating performance
• Monitoring sensors for faults
• Reading diagnostic codes
• Checking operating temperatures
• Monitoring boost pressures
Please note: These are for European customers only, if you are outside of Europe then please contact your local Hondata dealer.
Some 1.5T models in Europe are not compatible - please check compatability here: https://www.hondata.com/flashpro-2016-civic-int