How do I download my free tuning software?
You simply open ProECU and download a new version of ProECU using EcuTek Update.
What can I do with it?
You can tune your Mazda MX-5/Miata yourself by creating your own tuned ROMs using ProECU MX-5, then programming them into your ECU.
What can I adjust?
You can adjust all Ignition, Fuelling and Cam Control parameters, Limiters and many other maps.
Does it include the RaceROM special features?
Yes, some RaceROM special features are included for free; the exact list of features can be found under the MX-5 RaceROM section.
Can I get all the special RaceROM features?
Yes, you can if you purchase the RaceROM MX-5 upgrade from your Master Tuner, as this will add the features that are not included in the free product.
Can I damage my engine?
Yes, very easily if you do not understand the ins and outs of tuning and engine management systems; if you have any doubts about your capabilities please consult a professional tuning shop.
Can anyone use my Programming Kit to tune my vehicle?
Yes, any tuning shop can tune your vehicle or other vehicles using your ProECU Programming Kit.
Can I program a ROM file supplied by another tuner or ProECU MX-5 retail customer?
Yes, you can program any ROM using your ProECU Programming kit as long as it hasn't been protected by ROM Keying.
Can I program a ROM file supplied by another tuner or ProECU MX-5 retail customer if it has RaceROM features enabled that I don't have access to?
Yes, but you cannot see or edit the RaceROM maps unless you have bought the RaceROM MX-5 Upgrade from a Master Tuner.
Can I tune an existing ROM supplied by my tuner?
Only if the tuner has supplied the ROM unlocked (i.e. not ROM keyed).
If my existing tuned ROM is locked (ROM keyed) how can I gain access to it?
You need to email your tuner to request access to your map, but access is at the tuner's discretion, and you can't assume they will give you the file, and they may charge you for unlocking it.
Can ProECU MX-5 read my tuned ROM out of the ECU?
No, ProECU MX-5 does not have READ ROM ability.
Can ProECU MX-5 make a back-up copy of the ECU before programming?
Yes, absolutely. ProECU MX-5 can read the ECU ROM by choosing Dump Details for EcuTek, but this ROM cannot be viewed or edited by any customer or tuner; it can only be decoded by EcuTek under special circumstances.
Can ProECU MX-5 open, view and edit the non-EcuTek ROMs that are available on forums?
Yes, ProECU will allow opening and editing of any ROMs that are of the correct format, but they can only be saved in the secure EcuTek format.
Can ProECU MX-5 be used to tune other MX-5/Miata cars?
Yes, you can tune your friends' vehicles, as long as they are between Model Year 2006 and Model Year 2015. An additional licence will have to be purchased from your Master Tuner for each extra vehicle tuned.
How do I acquire further licences to program other vehicles?
You can buy them from your Master Tuner.
How do I know who my Master Tuner is?
Your Master Tuner's details are given on the front of the ProECU Programming Kit, also on the ProECU startup splash screen.
Can I change my Master Tuner?
Yes, just email email@example.com and specify your Hardware Licence Key ID (dongle ID) and the name of the Master Tuner you want to move to.
Can I use the ProECU MX-5 commercially?
No, the licence agreement limits you to non-commercial use only. You must contact EcuTek if you wish to use it commercially.
Will I be listed as a tuner on the EcuTek website?
No, only trade customers are listed. You will be listed on the website if you purchase the full commercial tuning suite.
How many ECUs will ProECU MX-5 be able to tune?
EcuTek will implement a fair usage policy to prevent professional tuning companies from abusing the low-cost ProECU MX-5 retail product.
Can ProECU MX-5 programme other ECUs supported by EcuTek?
Yes, the ProECU Programming kit supports many other vehicles such as the Nissan GTR, Subaru STI and Mazda MX5. Using ROM files supplied by an EcuTek tuner of your choice, you can program and datalog these ECUs as well as read and clear the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). See the supported vehicle list on www.ecutek.com.
Can ProECU MX-5 edit maps on other ECUs?
Yes, with it you can edit maps for the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
Can my ProECU MX-5 ROM file be programmed into an ECU using other tools or products?
No, as ROM files saved with ProECU can only be programmed into the ECU using EcuTek tuning tools.
What ROM should I use in my ECU?
You should base any tuning on the same-region ROM that's already in your ECU. See the MX-5 Tuning Guide for further guidance.
Why is EcuTek giving away free tuning software?
So as to compete with other solutions that take EcuTek data and sell it at a price, or offer it for free.
Why is EcuTek better than the competition?
Other competitors have less ability and fewer scruples and simply benefit from EcuTek’s hard work. Our superior RaceROM features show our ability as a company and we are the unquestionable leader in this market.
Do any other tuning shops use EcuTek ProECU?
Yes, many famous companies use and have used ProECU to calibrate ECUs; these include Mitsubishi, Subaru, Prodrive, Cosworth, TRD, Sprintex, HKS, Greddy, Jun, AVO and Vortech, to name but a few.
I don't know how to tune my vehicle!
Then you must not use ProECU MX-5 but should instead visit an EcuTek tuner, who will be able to carry out the work safely on your behalf.
Can I ask EcuTek how to tune my vehicle?
No, EcuTek cannot teach you how to tune your vehicle.
Can the EcuTek tuner teach me how to tune my vehicle?
Some Master Tuners may be willing to teach you to tune your vehicle, but you can expect to be charged for the privilege.
What happens if I have general questions about tuning?
This is not something EcuTek can help with, although some EcuTek tuners may be willing to help you for a price.