MoTeC M1 Firmware: JRR Toyota 86 F458 Swap

JRR Toyota 86 Ferrari 458 swap firmware license for MoTeC M1 ECU

  • If you are a MoTeC dealer or already own an M1 ECU, you can purchase just the firmware license - no ECU purchase required

  • This firmware supports the Ferrari 458 engine in the Toyota 86

While this firmware license is actually available for purchase, we know the odds of selling another one are quite slim. It is posted here as an illustration of what is possible with the MoTeC M1 ECU when doing engine swaps on complex CAN integrated modern vehicles, and how the firmware package can be provided in a production level, cost effective manner.

Special thanks to Ryan Tuerck and his team for having me do the MoTeC M1 integration on his wild GT4586!

This firmware is based upon MoTeC GPR-DI and includes the following features:

  • Maintains complete OE operation of the Toyota 86 chassis electronics - including cruise control

  • Flex fuel control - adjust fuel, timing, boost, cold start and more based upon ethanol content

  • Supports running two separate fuel systems - each running a different type of fuel

  • Nitrous control - various parameters supplied to control nitrous. Includes nitrous bottle heater relay control based on nitrous pressure

  • CO2/wastegate pressure control - controls a fill/bleed solenoid setup to control wastegate pressure

  • Water injection control - with failsafe for boost/timing/fuel based on pressure sensor feedback

  • Air bypass anti-lag control - for increased ALS performance (when used with appropriate engine hardware)

  • Boost control system allows incorporating turbo shaft speed and turbo compressor inlet pressure into the control strategy

  • Supports the use of third party lambda controllers with 0-5v output

  • Supports momentary buttons

  • Supports direct input from a MoTeC/Racegrade CAN keypad

  • The lower price (compared to GPR-DI) is due to this firmware being locked to the OE engine (unless otherwise noted). Locking is done by hard coding the crank and cam trigger pattern, cylinder number and firing order in the firmware. To change to a different engine or non stock trigger pattern requires purchasing a different firmware license. Multiple firmware licenses can be installed on a single ECU.

  • Like anything, the MoTeC M1 requires knowledge and experience to gain the best results. While we are happy to answer technical questions, purchase of this M1 firmware does not come with unlimited tuning support. We can quote tuning for your particular setup, refer you to someone in your area, or if you prefer to do it yourself (and lack the experience) then we can also quote training.

  • This firmware is for closed course competition vehicles only. It does not meet federal emissions requirements.

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