The BMW e36 Link is a direct plug in replacement of the factory BMW ecu. The factory ECU case is used to cover the Link board. A small modification to the case is needed to allow for a vacuum line to connect to the internal Link ecu features an on-board 4.0 MAP sensor.
With the Link BMW e36 OBDI M50/S50 plug in standalone engine management "chip tunes" are a thing of the past. This engine management system allows for tremendous flexibility and can handle any custom engine set up from NA to turbo / supercharged combinations this plug in unit is up to the task.
The BMW e36 Link works excellent with E30 swaps where an M50/S50 wiring harness is used. The package will also work with other standard (M52 / S52) and custom displacement engines as long as the M50 / S50 harness is used and the car is converted to OBD1 configuration.
This ECU will also work with manual transmission M50 vanos E34 5 series BMWs
Please contact us directly to discuss your configuration and have ACE Performance design a custom package.
Engine configurations are pre-set into plug-in ECU's with a "start" base map. Additional performance maps and tuning support can be provided by ACE Performance at an additional cost.
ACE Calibration File: - *For advanced set up and configuration please consider adding the ACE Performance calibration file*
Dwell Time Table. Configurable X and Y Axis Parameters
Individual Cylinder Trim
Individual Cylinder Tables
Multiple Ignition Tables
Up to 6D Ignition Mapping
Individual Cylinder Ignition Trim
Digital Trigger Decoding
Reluctor, Optical Proximity or Hall Sensors
Programmable filtering and arming thresholds
Configurable trigger patterns or preset triggering options.
Supports nearly all OEM trigger patterns and custom trigger arrangements
Antilag Group A/Group N
Auxiliary Output Options
Application specific. Output drives can be altered from OEM configuration. e.g. Purge control may be in the standard set-up. This can be re-wired and programmed in the Link Plug-in to control intercooler water spray (if added) for example.
Each Output independently configurable
Unused ignition and injection outputs available as auxiliary outputs
General Purpose Output
General Purpose PWM
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control
Closed Loop Idle Speed Control (Solenoid or Stepper (4 & 6 Terminal))
Dimensions and weights change according the the specific plug-in supplied
Connector : Same as factory ECU
G4 Plug-In ECU
MAP sensor for applications where no factory MAP sensor fitted
Anti static strap
Wiring and Installation Instructions
Additional Accessories (Purchased Separately)
Intake Air Temperature Sensor
- 3/8 NPT - Bosch push in - 14mm (Aluminium or Steel Mounting Bosses to suit)
Throttle Position Sensor
1,2 or 3 Channel Link Igniter
Narrowband Oxygen Sensor
Wideband O2 Controller & Sensor
Injector Ballast Resistor Packs
- 1 x 1R (6 x <6R injectors) - 2 x 1R (12 x <6R injectors) - 1 x 4R7 (1 x <6R injectors) - 2 x 4R7 (2 x <6R injectors) - 1 x 2R2 (1 x <3R injectors) - 2 x 2R2 (2 x <3R injectors) - 4 x 4R7 (4 x <6R injectors) - 6 x 4R7 (6 x <6R injectors)
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