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115120 - Engine ECU Flash Tune Upgrade for Motronic 4 Turbo Models 1994-1998
|IPD ITEM NUMBER||115120|
|QUALITY LEVEL||BEST (BETTER THAN OE)|
|UNITS PER CAR||1|
|WARRANTY||LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY|
Upgrading the engine management software and exhaust on your turbo Volvo is the most effective way to improve output. You can expect to see realistic and measurable gains from 33 to 53 HP depending on the model. Since 1994 we have partnered exclusively with MTE SWEDEN to bring you the world¹s most effective and reliable upgrades. We work with engineers from MTE to develop performance calibrations optimized for the North American market that retain full factory functionality, drivability and emission levels.
If you spend much time on popular Volvo performance enthusiast forums, you might have noticed that we are occasionally referred to as being too conservative in our tuning since some Volvo tuners publish higher horsepower specs than we do. Some of our competitors do make a couple of more peak HP, but if you do your homework, you will find that our upgrades provide superior real world performance and the reason is because we focus on developing the most area under the power curve with smooth linear power delivery.
Still not convinced?
Here's an unbiased excerpt from an article by Dave Coleman that appeared in Sport Compact Car magazine titled "Below The Curve":
"We, the collective of car geeks, tend to get entirely too wrapped up in peak numbers, especially horsepower." Then the debates start. "Peak torque is more important than peak power." "Peak power is more important than peak torque." The battle rages on and more precious Internet bandwidth is wasted arguing one misconception against another. The truth, as usual, is that the engine with the most area under the curve, either the horsepower or torque curve, is the one that will be faster. Ah, ha! Now you see why the area under the torque curve is the most important of all."
FYI- Dave writes very insightful tech articles laying waste to common performance misconceptions in each issue! You can also read some of his work at www.sportcompactcarweb.com.
It's our goal to provide you with software upgrades that deliver maximum power levels as advertised as well as being reliable without overstressing the car¹s powertrain. It might be possible to squeeze a few more ponies from certain models by running a bit more boost, but careful research and development combined with over a decade of experience in upgrading the Volvo 5 and 6-cylinder Turbo models have made our upgrades the most respected and successful in the industry.
When upgrading, it seems logical that you would want to make sure that the engine is in top tune, but this is often overlooked in the quest for instant performance gratification, which often results in poor performance from your upgrades. The increased loads can cause misfiring and other unpleasant issues. We ran across the Stage "ZERO" idea on volvospeed.com and concur 100% that you should perform these steps before making upgrades to the engine in your Volvo if it is more than 5 years old or has more than 50,000 miles on it.
Stage ZERO Tuning List:
- Cap, rotor, plugs, and wires
- Air, fuel and oil filter service
- Trans fluid flush
- Inspect & replace vacuum lines and IC piping rubber
- Upgrade to silicone hoses where possible
- Test / replace 02 sensors
- Verify proper fuel flow using a fuel pressure tester and replace fuel pumps if needed
- Clean / replace injectors
- Clean intercooler / intercooler plumbing
- Compression and cylinder leak down test
No Chips! No Soldering!
We have been flash upgrading Volvo ECUs since 1994 and we are still the only company that can offer you the security and reliability that flash upgrading provides. Just like the factory, no soldering, no wire cutting or piggy back connectors required. Even though our upgrades sometimes cost more than our competitors, the performance, quality service and convenience we provide allows us to outsell our closest competitor by 10 to1. You get what you pay for with ipd ECU upgrades.
The ECU Upgrade Process For 1994 - 98 Models
Send it in for a quick upgrade or arrange to exchange it with a $1000 Core charge. Once you have the Bosch part number on your ECU, give us a call to see if we have a matching core unit in stock for your car. If we do, you can purchase it plus the core charge of $1000, which will be refunded when you return your working original ECU. If we do not have the core for you car in stock, you can send us the ECU from your car and we’ll upgrade it and send it back to you. Using overnight delivery, the whole process can usually be completed in 3 days. Your car cannot be driven without the ECU.
Disclaimer: Performance products sold by IPD have not been tested or approved by any international, federal or local governing agency for street use, thus are designated for non-road or race track use only. Although every effort is made to maintain or improve upon the emissions standards and safety of your Volvo, some of our products may not be legal for street use in your region. IPD makes no claim of fitness or certification for such use and leave it up to you to research the laws of your region.
Additional Technical Information
The chart below shows the approximate gains you can expect when upgrading to an ipd ECU and exhaust. Although the exhaust is not required, it’s highly recommended for best results and to prevent overheating of the turbo, especially if you are a hard driver or you will subject your car to sustained high loads such as towing or track conditions. NOTE: Figures shown below are for ECU when installed with our Sport Exhaust. Deduct 10 units when installing ECU only. The 0-60 times are based on tests performed on automatic transmission models using a G-Tech performance meter. A capable driver in a manual transmission car could possibly improve these times by approximately 2/10ths of a second. Power Pack It and Save $100! Buy an ipd ECU upgrade and ipd sport exhaust at the same time and we’ll deduct $100 off your order.
|Boost PSI |
|0-60 Seconds |
|ECU Upgrade |
|1994-1995 850 T5||072||222/275||236/280||9.7/14.5||7.4/6.2||86072|
|1995-1997 850 T5R||628||240/275||236/280||12/14.5||7.0/6.2||86628|
|1996-1997 850 T5||072||222/275||236/280||9.7/14.5||7.4/6.2||86073|
|1997 850 GLT LPT||936||190/230||212/265||8/12||7.8/6.6||86936|
|Boost PSI |
|0-60 Seconds |
|ECU Upgrade |
|1998 C70 LPT Automatic||458||190/230||212/265||8/12||7.8/6.6||68458|
|1998 C70 T5 Automatic||607||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86607|
|1998 C70 T5 Manual||608||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86608|
|Boost PSI |
|0-60 Seconds |
|ECU Upgrade |
|1998 S70 GLT LPT||458||190/230||212/265||8/12||7.8/6.6||86458|
|1998 S70 T5 Automatic||451||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86451|
|1998 S70 T5 Automatic||607||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86607|
|1998 S70 T5 Manual||450||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86450|
|1998 S70 T5 manual||608||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86608|
|1998 V70 T5 manual||608||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86608|
|1998 V70 GLT LPT Automatic||458||190/230||212/265||8/12||7.8/6.6||86458|
|1998 V70 AWD LPT||460||190/230||212/265||8/12||8.0/6.8||86460|
|1998 V70XC LPT||460||190/230||212/265||8/12||8.0/6.8||86460|
|1998 V70 T5 automatic||451||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86607|
|1998 V70 T5 Automatic||607||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86450|
|1998 V70 T5 Manual||450||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86608|
|1998 V70 T5 Manual||608||236/285||243/290||10/15||7.2/6.0||86608|
|1998 V70R Automatic||455||240/285||243/290||10/15||7.6/6.4||86455|
Potential Product Fitment Issues
You must send your ECU in to have us flash it.
We cannot send you a pre-flashed ECU.
Product Status & Availability
Adding items to your shopping cart and placing an order is only an intent to purchase. We will not charge you for anything until we can ship the products you ordered (if paying by credit card. PayPal is a prepayment method.) We will do everything we can to fill your order in a timely manner. You can cancel your order at any time prior to shipment.
This non-stocked product is available to order plus backorders are allowed.
|Units available to ship:||Zero|