Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 Stage 1 Remap (
120 BHP |
Our stage 1 remap for the Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 provides constant and increased torque through the entire rev range whilst remaining well within the safe limits of your clutch and turbo charger. The torque delivery will be smooth and stable and it won’t drop off in the higher RPMs like the stock mapping, making your 1.6 TDCI much more fun to drive.
When running a HDI tuning remap on the Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 16v 90, most customers also see an economy gain during normal driving conditions. You can also save some fuel and get better top end power by using premium diesel thanks to the extra additives present.
This remap is available for models from 2008 to 2010. Some variants of this engine came fitted with a DPF system, this is clear by the additional Lambda sensor in the exhaust at the front of the engine.
You can program the ECU yourself using our online remapping service. For this we recommend to use the Kess KTAG tool. For models from 2008 to 2010 you will need to remove the ECU and program on the bench.
If you prefer to send the ECU to us for the programming work, you can use our postal remap service.
On the 1.6 90 model we generally skip the stage 2 step. The reasons for this are because the turbo is very small and pushing it too hard can result in boost instability making the car not so good to drive. A Stage 3 remap uses higher flowing injectors and a larger VNT turbo from the 110 BHP model.
Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 Stage 3 Remap – Option 1 (
145 BHP |
For the HDI tuning stage 3 upgrade we need to fit the turbo and the injectors from the 1.6 16V 110 model. The turbo required is the Garrett GT1544V, this is a VNT turbo instead of a waste gated turbo. The turbo will provide perfectly stable boost within the safe limits of the turbo charger.
HDI Tuning are the only company able to offer remapped software with full VNT control. Others will try, but they will be unable to gain full control of the turbo and this will result in unstable turbo pressure or even turbo failure. Our remap on the other hand will offer excellent turbo reliability by keeping turbo pressure well within safe levels and by not allowing the boost pressure to spike (over boost).
The injectors must also be upgraded. Here we need to choose the correct part number so that the correction codes can be programmed in to the ECU.
0445110239 should be upgraded to 0445110259
0445110311 do not need to be upgraded as they work well at 145 BHP, but if you want to upgrade you can use 0445110297. 0445110353 is also an option in place of the 311 injector, this comes only on newer ford models.
If you use an injector which does not have the same length of correction code the vehicle will still run ok after being remapped to account for the calibration, however you won’t be able to add the correction code. Over time, the ECU will automatically adjust to account for the correction.
All other hardware on the 90 engine is the same as on the 110 engine, so we won’t need to change any other parts.
Some people choose to run this remap with an EGR blanking plate, this is only acceptable for off road use as it is not road legal.
We put together a full fitment guide for the GT15 turbo, please see here.
Stage 3 – Option 2 (
155 BHP |
We also have another option for a turbo and injector upgrade, however this upgrade is not such a direct fit, but is well worth the extra work.
The GTD1244VZ uses fourth generation Garrett GTD technology which means earlier spool and better top end power. Another plus is that this turbo fits directly on to the stock exhaust manifold.
To run this remap we also require you to upgrade to the 0445110297 injectors, fit a 3.1 Bar MAP sensor, performance down pipe and an EGR blank (for track use only). It’s well worth while to fit an uprated intercooler, with this you can push for nearer to 160 BHP.
Please see here for the GTD12 fitment guide.
Stage 3 – Option 3 (
185 BHP |
The next step up is to build a hybrid GTD12 using a 49mm compressor wheel (please contact for full specifications before building your turbo).
To run this remap we also require you to upgrade to the 0445110297 injectors, fit a 3.1 Bar MAP sensor, performance down pipe and an EGR blank (for track use only). You will also need a large front mount intercooler with a straight through exhaust system of 2.5 inch.
The clutch will need to be upgraded to at least a stage 2 Kevlar clutch, or better is a full stage 3 ceramic paddle clutch.
Please see here for the full fitment guide.
Stage 4 (
205 BHP |
HDI Tuning have developed a completely custom turbo manifold kit to fit the 1.6 16V engine. The turbo used is a TF035 from a 2.2 Mitsubishi engine with a very modern VNT system. This turbo offers excellent spool and crazy top end power.
- TF035 manifold
- TF035 turbo
- 3.1 bar or 4 bar MAP sensor
- Turbo down pipe
- 2.5 inch exhaust system
- Large FMIC
- 0445110297 injectors
- The clutch will need to be upgraded to a full stage 3 ceramic paddle clutch.
Which vehicles are covered?
The power figures quoted on this page are applicable to the following vehicle models if fitted with a Bosch EDC16 ECU and the 1.6 16v TDCI engine:
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 BHP
Ford Fiesta Fusion 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 BHP
Ford Figo 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 BHP
Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 16v 90 BHP
If your vehicle is not listed directly but you have the 1.6 16v 90 BHP variant, DV6 engine with the TD025 turbo you can assume these figures will be correct.
Recommended programming method:
Program over OBD using the Dimsport MyGenius standalone tool
The Dimsport MyGenius tool is the safest, easiest and most reliable way to program your ECU from home. Simply connect to the OBD port and let the tool do the work, no need to remove your ECU or bench program for most ECU types. For more information have a read here
Programming via BDM port using Kess KTAG
The EDC16C34 on models from 2008 to 2010 can be programmed direct to the ECU board through the BDM port. Obtain a suitable programming tool, we recommend Kess KTAG for bench programming.
- Order a suitable tool such as Kess KTAG.
- Install the tool to a reliable laptop.
- The ECU must be removed from the vehicle, and then the tabs on the lid can be carefully pried open and the casing of the ECU removed.
- Using a pogo spring probe connect to the ECU board, power the ECU to the ECU connector plugs as described by your programming tool.
- ID the ECU and then take a read of the ECUs memories for a backup (please save separately, and not as a combined file). For EDC16C34 the performance maps are stored in the 2MB flash memory.
- Send payment through our webshop.
- We will modify the software and send back to you. This normally takes less than 2 to 3 hours during working days.
- Using the same tool, ID then write to the ECU. This will overwrite the ECUs memory, it’s important not to interrupt the process. If you encounter any problems we can fix the ECU for you so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about (You can always repair an ECU if you take a full BDM backup of all memories).
- Straighten the lid on the ECU and seal with a little silicone.
- Refit the ECU and start the engine.
- Let your engine warm up and then take the car for a spin, enjoy the extra power!