I'm pretty sure that the ecu will need to be flashed with the VIN. As for what Noxide is asking, a canned tune might screw an EU ecm up without knowing how it's set up. Tork would know way better though. But, the biggest hurdle would be the emissions.Hurricane, are you sure that they can just buy a new, blank ecu and run it without having their Vin flashed to it? How will the car accept an ecu that it doesn't recognize?
Does the European ECM produce more horsepower than the US version.Ok here it is. I have a European-specs VT (2013 model - purchased january 2014).
For those who don't know we get the same car but with different engine power outputting.
Here is the info that wikipedia gives : veloster turbo
"The turbocharged model uses a 1.6L T-GDi Gamma engine that has different outputs depending on the destination market. In areas such as the United States, the engine outputs 150 kW (204 PS; 201 hp) at 6,000 rpm, and 27 kg·m (265 N·m; 195 lbf·ft) between 1,750-4,500 rpm. Other markets, such as Europe, receive a lower power engine outputting 186 PS (137 kW; 183 hp) at 5,500rpm with the same 256Nm of torque, but altered to come earlier in the rev range at 1500 rpm. A possible reason for the European market receiving the lower powered engine may be because the Kia Pro_Cee'd GT already makes use of the 150 kW engine in the region. The American Veloster Turbo uses the same suspension as the standard model, whereas the European version has been retuned for a firmer and more confident ride typical of sports-coupés and hot hatches sold in the region."
->> My question is: If i buy a new US ECU direct from Hyundai (Genuine Product) and just fit it in the eu-veloster turbo will this be ok and my engine will run with the american specs outputting the same 201hp without any problems? Has anyone tried this before? Will I void warranty? My main concern is about the Fuel type because we use 95,98 octane here. But if this works fine I would prefer it than using a chiptuning like DTE Systems Germany because I will get +18hp with a factory - tested ECU.
Definitely makes no sense. I believe the main reason for the "weaker" ecu spec setup in europe is the co2 emmission requlations and in order to keep the taxes low as a result of low emisions.I feel for you and totally don't understand that reasoning (for the weaker engine).
So, we are using that engine in another car so we cannot possibly use it in the VT... WTF? Makes no sense at all.