Q: Is the software safe?
A: Yes, the software only makes changes to the ‘parameter’ space. The software does not make changes to the file you have loaded, the changes are saved out to a new file so you always have an untouched original which can be reflashed if you wish to restore back to your original parameters.
Q: How safe is flashing my ECU / DME? What happens if the flash is interrupted or I screw up the file?
A: As above, as long as you have your original read, you can always restore your known good backup. Have a read of this post and watch the video where I deliberately flash junk into the DME.
Q: Can’t I just make these changes manually with HexEdit or similar?
A: Sure you can
Q: Does your software correct the checksums?
Q. I want to try the ‘burble and pop’ feature. Will it wreck my cats?
A. Long term, possibly. Running a decat is advisable
Q. I have cats, can I try the BuildJournal Backfire stuff?
A. No, the BuildJournal Backfire tune was designed to work with decats only.
Q. I’ve applied the inertia fix along with CSL shifting / rev matching. Do I need to update my SMG DME?
A. For best result, yes. Full instructions on how to perform this upgrade can be found here!
Q: Will this work with my tune from ‘tuner x’?
A: If you’re able to get a legit read from your ECU/DME that isn’t encrypted or scrambled then yes. However, the tool won’t touch any other parameters in your tune so your tune will not be negatively effected.
Q: How long will it take to receive my license?
A: Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your license, it’s a manual process so I need to be on a computer to do it. During the hours of 8am and 10pm (GMT )your activation key *should* be returned to you within 30 mins unless I no access to my computer.
Q: I’ve purchased a license already, do I get upgrades when you update the software?
A: Sure you do, just download the latest build and your license will be read automatically.
Q: I want to make multiple changes to my car, do I need to purchase multiple licenses?
A: Nope, a single license will allow you unlimited changes to your ECU.
Q: What’s with the multi-version license?
A: The multi-license allows unlimited changes to any variant of the MSS52 /MSS54 / MSS54HP ECU, perfect for those who tune/tweak peoples ECUs for a bit of extra pocket money or for those who want to use the product commercially.
Q: I’ve decided I don’t want to use your software after purchasing it, can I have a refund? I’ve not used the software…..honest!
A: Due to the nature of software, refunds are not possible. If for whatever reason the software doesn’t work as expected, shoot me a mail, I’ll help you out where I can.
Q: I want to purchase your Evolve Automotive E46 M3 remap, however my car is already tuned. Will it be ok to overwrite my existing tune?
A: For best results you should always start with a stock file, many stock software versions can be found on the downloads page.
Q: Are there any ‘how to’ guides for using your software?
A: Sure, take a look at the ‘how to’ links below!
‘How To’ Guides