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Exige S2 ECU interrogated for past data

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Hi All

Has anyone had their ECU interrogated to provide a readout of past data, particularly on a used car? I found this below so it can be done:

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The data recorded includes the percentage of time spent at each of five throttle opening bands, five engine speed bands, five wheel speed bands and five manifold pressure bands. Further data on time spent at various coolant and oil temperature bands is also collected. Additionally it records data on the maximum engine speeds attained at certain coolant temperatures, the five highest vehicle speeds recorded total engine running time and the fastest and latest 0-100 kmh and 0-160 kmh times. The system also recognises and records the number of full load standing starts performed. The data is not linked to any real-time system and cannot therefore be used by other authorities as it is not possible to determine when or where any of the data was recorded. No customer details are recorded in accordance with the data protection act. It is not possible to clear the memory. The data can be accessed by the dealer using an interrogation tool, and copies are returned to Lotus. It was not intended that this data be shared with the customers, but there's no reason why your dealer can't let you have a look.

If so where and how much did it cost?

Andy

Worcestershire

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I have mine presented to me annually when the car is serviced by Williams Lotus. It makes very interesting reading and I’d recommend you get your hands on the printouts.

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We have a few customers that when buying a car from a dealer request and ECU Dump.

That way they can see if the car is likely to have been a track day warrior or the little old lady, one carful owner car. If they are not willing to share it, you might ask why?

As Dave says, you can't identify the owner so there is no data protection issue.

It may be that Lotus information is not in real time but I believe some cars are which can be even more useful/incriminating!

Kim

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