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  • ECU or Piggy Back Adaptation, Long and Short Term trims

    ECU or Piggy Back Adaptation, Long and Short Term trims

    I feel this article is way over due, probably years over due.

    After changing an ECU, adding a piggy back of any brand, or flashing on a new tune the car needs to go through an "adaptation period" before it runs with full power. What is that? Why does it matter? I'll explain it and explain how to get your car to go through it as fast as possible.

    It's important to note that there is an adaptation period of at least some duration anytime you change anything having...
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  • Oil Change DIY - 500 Abarth

    Oil Change DIY - 500 Abarth

    Abarth Oil and Filter Change

    Like all cars, your Abarth needs fresh engine oil at semi-regular intervals. Exactly how often depends to an extent on your driving style, the Abarth’s brain keeps track of this and when it decides it’s time for an oil change it will illuminate the “Generic Warning Light” on the dash. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s the amber light with an exclamation point inside of a triangle. The MAXIMUM period between oil changes is 8000 miles,
    ...
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  • FACTORY UPDATE Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio 2.0L Saftey Recall UA4/NHTSA 18V-636

    NEW FACTORY UPDATE GIULIA 2.0L

    SAFETY RECALL UA4/NHTSA 18V-636

    Vehicles Affected:

    2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0L

    2018 Alfa romeo Stelvio 2.0L

    CEL/DTC Concerns:

    P0420
    P0171
    P2096
    P0299


    ...
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  • P1CEA -00-Boost Side Evap Purge System Performance

    P1CEA -00-Boost Side Evap Purge System Performance

    P1CEA-00-BOOST SIDE EVAP PURGE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

    Special Tools: Click to hide the list of tools used in this procedure
    Click here to launch the form to order any tools you need.
    8404C - Kit, EELD And Accessory

    For a complete wiring diagram, refer to the Wiring Information.



    Theory of Operation






    EVAP SYSTEM COMPONENTS

    CALLOUT

    DESCRIPTION
    1 Filter – Fresh...
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  • Giulia Quadrifoglio Exhaust Mod - Permanent Race Mode Active

    Giulia Quadrifoglio Exhaust Mod - Permanent Race Mode Active



    The 2017+ Giulia QV utilizes a solenoid/vacuum controlled exhaust valves that allows the center (2) exhaust exits to become active allowing for a more efficient and more aggressive exhaust note.

    These (2) center exhaust exits becomes active in stock form when "Race Mode" is selected.

    In order to always have this "Race Mode" option would require software changes in the body control module or by directly unplugging the solenoid which may...
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  • KYB KG5564 Rear Shocks - Parts List

    KYB KG5564 Rear Shocks - Parts List

    A lot of people have fitted KYB KG5564 rear shocks to their Fiat 500s (Abarth, 500T, Pop, etc). These shocks are a decent upgrade over OEM and can be used as OEM replacements. They are not adjustable like the Koni Yellows which I still recommend over these. The KYBs also need extra hardware. A list is available of what you need below:


    Note: Might be able to find them cheaper or available at other places.


    1. 2 Shocks: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00.....
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  • 2015+ TFT Cluster Retrofit Guide

    2015+ TFT Cluster Retrofit Guide

    Applies To:

    - 2012-2014 Fiat 500 Abarth (works on other Fiat 500 models as well, including Pop, Lounge, 500T, etc).


    Notes:

    - Direct swap, 100% no extra wiring.
    - Flashing Odometer (fix included below).
    - Throttle position in sport mode doesn't work when the TFT Cluster is set to Abarth mode.
    - G-Force does not work in any mode.
    - Tire pressure readings will be off by 5-7psi


    There may be fixes for the last three...
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  • Unichip Unbrick Guide

    Unichip Unbrick Guide

    Applies To:

    - EC UniChip Q


    The UniChip, no matter sold from any vendor, can sometimes enter a state where it is soft bricked. This is typically do to a bad firmware flash via a corrupt firmware file, the UniChip was disconnected during the firmware update or other outside causes (bad cable, etc).


    To recover a soft bricked UniChip, we need to understand what a soft bricked UniChip looks like or what symptoms it exhibits:

    - Connecting...
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  • ECU or Piggy Back Adaptation, Long and Short Term trims
    greg@eurocompulsion
    I feel this article is way over due, probably years over due.

    After changing an ECU, adding a piggy back of any brand, or flashing on a new tune the car needs to go through an "adaptation period" before it runs with full power. What is that? Why does it matter? I'll explain it and explain how to get your car to go through it as fast as possible.

    It's important to note that there is an adaptation period of at least some duration anytime you change anything having...
    01-28-2019, 09:04 AM
  • FACTORY UPDATE Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio 2.0L Saftey Recall UA4/NHTSA 18V-636
    Chris@Eurocompulsion
    NEW FACTORY UPDATE GIULIA 2.0L

    SAFETY RECALL UA4/NHTSA 18V-636

    Vehicles Affected:

    2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0L

    2018 Alfa romeo Stelvio 2.0L

    CEL/DTC Concerns:

    P0420
    P0171
    P2096
    P0299


    ...
    09-28-2018, 08:47 AM
  • P1CEA -00-Boost Side Evap Purge System Performance
    Chris@Eurocompulsion
    P1CEA-00-BOOST SIDE EVAP PURGE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

    Special Tools: Click to hide the list of tools used in this procedure
    Click here to launch the form to order any tools you need.
    8404C - Kit, EELD And Accessory

    For a complete wiring diagram, refer to the Wiring Information.



    Theory of Operation






    EVAP SYSTEM COMPONENTS

    CALLOUT

    DESCRIPTION
    1 Filter – Fresh...
    09-25-2018, 11:39 PM
  • Giulia Quadrifoglio Exhaust Mod - Permanent Race Mode Active
    Chris@Eurocompulsion


    The 2017+ Giulia QV utilizes a solenoid/vacuum controlled exhaust valves that allows the center (2) exhaust exits to become active allowing for a more efficient and more aggressive exhaust note.

    These (2) center exhaust exits becomes active in stock form when "Race Mode" is selected.

    In order to always have this "Race Mode" option would require software changes in the body control module or by directly unplugging the solenoid which may...
    09-22-2018, 08:30 PM
  • Oil Change DIY - 500 Abarth
    greg@eurocompulsion
    Abarth Oil and Filter Change

    Like all cars, your Abarth needs fresh engine oil at semi-regular intervals. Exactly how often depends to an extent on your driving style, the Abarth’s brain keeps track of this and when it decides it’s time for an oil change it will illuminate the “Generic Warning Light” on the dash. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s the amber light with an exclamation point inside of a triangle. The MAXIMUM period between oil changes is 8000 miles,
    ...
    09-21-2018, 02:51 AM
  • KYB KG5564 Rear Shocks - Parts List
    BoostedAbarth
    A lot of people have fitted KYB KG5564 rear shocks to their Fiat 500s (Abarth, 500T, Pop, etc). These shocks are a decent upgrade over OEM and can be used as OEM replacements. They are not adjustable like the Koni Yellows which I still recommend over these. The KYBs also need extra hardware. A list is available of what you need below:


    Note: Might be able to find them cheaper or available at other places.


    1. 2 Shocks: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00.....
    09-20-2018, 02:52 PM
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