F430 360/430: DIY: F1 Pump Relay – Finally, a better designed relay - Page 3 - Ferrari Life
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post #41 of 121 Old 11-16-2017, 10:47 AM
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To make the Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU even easier to install, we've now integrated a smart internal sensing system which will sense automatically where the positive relay coil voltage is located between terminals 86 and 85. On many cars, manufacturers like Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini inverted the positive relay coil voltage while the ISO standard specifies the +12V on 86 and ground on 85. Cars like the F430 for instance had this corrected somewhere in mid 2008. With this new feature, it's not needed anymore to check where the +12V or ground is located, the eMT ECU will sense it automatically.

There is no more need to manually set a switch as it was the case with the previous eMT ECU version(s).

This makes the installation even more Plug & Play, you only need to remove the old relay, connect the ground wire of the eMT ECU and plug the 4 pin or 5 pin base in the F1 relay socket, that's it!

Now available with the ECU Release R5.0 and firmware V2.92

BTW, the eMT ECU is now also installed on the Aston Martin Vanquish by the official dealer Aston Service London.

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Great update to an already excellent design relay ECU.

Fantastic job Stef!

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We don't stop receiving great feedback from the different dealers and owners who installed our Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU. Here's an example of another one:

"I can tell you that I’m amazed of what this small super Smart box is doing with the car. It just absolutely unbelievable. My TCU is already modified works perfectly and gives much quicker shifts compared to stock F430 with other modifications I have made, but this smart relay box changed shifting quality dramatically. You are Genius! Thank You so much. Upshifts, downshifts are so smooth, clear and fast. I have asked my friend who has a Scuderia to compare shifting time and generally the work of gearbox and he was also amazed how my gearbox is working now. It is almost as fast as Scud gearbox. On high rpms shifting time is like Scuderia. No differences at all. Even my tech guy was surprised!"

Indeed, our firmware (embedded software running inside the Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU) is able to anticipate the hydraulic pressure needs well before the TCU does. How we do that is in our secret and complex algorithm but from simple power and ground lines, a lot from the engine/transmission can be analyzed without having to directly connect to it. As a result, mostly on rear-engined cars, improvements in shifts may be directly felt by the driver (and at the condition that the F1 system or equivalent is in perfect condition). While this ECU's main purpose is to greatly improve the reliability and safety of the hydraulics, it's a nice bonus offered here. No wonder that Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini or Aston Martin dealers start to install it as a default replacement of the old and outdated relay.

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Every day, more and more cars are powered with the Smart eMT Relay ECU and became quickly a massive and officially recognized improvement for our cars.

So far, all Ferrari F1 models have been covered and have been installed (F355, 360, F430 + F430 MT, Scuderia, 16M, 575M, 599, 612, Enzo) but also Maserati Coupe, Gransport, Granturismo, Quattroporte V - Lamborghini Gallardo, Murcielago, Aventador - Aston Martin Vanquish and Audi R8.

Our latest firmware V2.93 contains some interesting improvements allowing even faster processing and anticipation of hydraulic pressure needs.
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A small upgrade of the Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU with firmware V2.94 has now been released.

It is minor update to allow an improved support of the Ferrari 360 Modena/Spider were a CS TCU has been installed.

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New basic version

https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...relay-ecu.html

We've now designed also a new declination of the Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU called Basic Version which is much simplified version compared to the current well know complete version (now named Advanced Version).


The Basic version is a limited cost-effective version and comes WITHOUT the monitoring module, user configuration, pump diagnostics and statistics, pump current sensing, pump optimizations and fault logs. We designed the Basic version for those who prefer the "Plug & Play & Forget" approach what means that you just install it and the ECU will silently do its job in a very efficient way. The ECU module itself has 2 visible LED lights, one green and one red which will display the different statuses of the ECU and still allows a minimum level of monitoring if required. While the Basic version doesn't integrate all the hydraulic system optimizations of the Advanced version, it is still a very efficient and safe way to replace the OEM relay. It is also a convenient solution when the OEM relay is located in the rear luggage compartment or front engine compartment and isn't directly visible.

The Advanced version is the complete version of the Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU and comes with the independent monitoring module which can be installed nearby the driver or visible enough to view the 3 different status LED lights and hear the integrated buzzer operating. The Advanced version provides continuously a very detailed feedback on how your hydraulic system is operating and thanks to the Early Warning System, will alert you when something starts getting wrong, well before you get an F1 light on the dashboard. The Advanced version is also entirely user configurable. Designed for owners who like to monitor their F1 hydraulic system and like also the different optimizations, the Advanced version is the right choice.

Scud Ing Swiss Smart eMT Relay ECU Versions compared V1.1.pdf This file contains a detailed table where both versions are compared.
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A large number of the Smart eMT Relay ECU has already been installed on many cars worldwide with great results.

Not only limited to our dear F1 Ferraris, owners of Maserati, Lamborghini, Aston Martin or Audi R8 also enjoyed the vast improvement of this ECU.

Latest car models where the eMT ECU has also been installed:

Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Vantage S
Aston Martin V12 Vantage and Vantage S
Lamborghini Murcielago


The list of covered car models is getting larger every month.

Automated manual transmissions should never use a cheap stone age relay which is very often the root cause of many different issues. Even new, such relay is already worn out after only a couple of weeks! Specialized workshops are very aware of that. We've tested several OEM relays on our bench hydraulic system (equivalent to a F1 system) and let it running through regular cycles. We saw the relay contacts starting to burn out in no time with a considerable increase of power resistance!
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Stef- Basic version is a great idea when the relay is hidden behind a panel behind the seats like it is in my 575M.

What pump optimization did you delete and why?

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Thanks Taz.

The Basic version, available at a much cheaper price, doesn't have all the electronics compared to the Advanced version which are used for real time transmission analysis and the embedded software doesn't have all the features neither like the pump run cycles optimization & anticipation algorithm. Although, the Basic version remains a very efficient way to replace the OEM relay and will still protect the hydraulic pump as well as the TCU.

We have a lot owners who still prefer the Advanced version even if the monitoring module isn't directly visible like on 599/612, Maserati or Aston Martin (installed in the rear luggage compartment).

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We're not inventing them, among many others, this is another testimonial received from an USA F430 owner who just installed our Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU:

"I just installed the Smart eMT F1 Relay in my F430. I noticed the shifts are much smoother and quicker than before which I'm real happy about. Before, the shifts were real jerky but now it's much improved!"

This may be the bonus when you upgrade your OEM pump relay but clearly, it's most of all a huge protection of the F1 / E-DIFF or any other car brand's automated manual transmission hydraulic system.

A super easy upgrade for a big peace of mind!

https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...relay-ecu.html
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I installed Stefs basic relay and it does make a noticeable difference in my 2001 360.Smoother tighter shifts but more noticeable when fast shifting. I have juri's bigger F1 pump and CS TCU. Really finishes the update of the F1. Any 360 owners in the Sacramento area welcome to drive mine and verify the significant difference compared to 360 and or stock 430F1.
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I installed Stefs basic relay and it does make a noticeable difference in my 2001 360.Smoother tighter shifts but more noticeable when fast shifting. I have juri's bigger F1 pump and CS TCU. Really finishes the update of the F1. Any 360 owners in the Sacramento area welcome to drive mine and verify the significant difference compared to 360 and or stock 430F1.
Thanks for sharing.

I have an F430 Spider. I installed Stef's F1 eMT advance relay and my experience is the same as yours. Tighter shifts.
A few think Im dreaming and I urge them too to test drive my F430 compared to OE mechanical relay and feel the difference themselves.

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We're not inventing them, among many others, this is another testimonial received from an USA F430 owner who just installed our Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU:

"I just installed the Smart eMT F1 Relay in my F430. I noticed the shifts are much smoother and quicker than before which I'm real happy about. Before, the shifts were real jerky but now it's much improved!"

This may be the bonus when you upgrade your OEM pump relay but clearly, it's most of all a huge protection of the F1 / E-DIFF or any other car brand's automated manual transmission hydraulic system.

A super easy upgrade for a big peace of mind!

https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...relay-ecu.html
Great job Stef,
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Many thanks Nick, Dan and Fabio
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Another happy USA client who shared this picture and feel now relieved with the Smart eMT ECU.

We receive every day "thank you" emails from owners who installed this solution which saved them a lot troubles.

We had a recent case for instance where our Smart eMT ECU was able to alert also a weak battery on a F430 of Dubai. The battery wasn't able to power anymore correctly and simultaneously the engine cranking motor and the hydraulic pump which the Smart eMT ECU immediately alerted.

Before, with the OEM pump relay, nothing warned this owner of the weak battery condition which could have only worsened up to day you can't start the engine anymore to go back home (and leaving it on battery charger/tender won't change anything in this case). In Dubai, battery lifetime is very short, 12-18 months at best!
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Hi Stef,

I am currently on version 2.92 (original release back in Sep 2017). I noticed that the current version for the smart EMT relay is 2.95. What has changed from 2.92 to 2.95? More importantly, do you recommend updating?
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Hi Isi,

Actually, the current firmware version is V2.94 we released in January 2018. The difference between V2.92 and V2.94 are mainly the support of other car brand specifics as well as some algorithm optimizations.

For your car, the most important change is that the ECU won't go in sleep mode anymore when ignition is on. With V2.92, when cruising at constant speed and the pump isn't priming during 3 minutes, the eMT ECU goes in sleep mode, then wakes up again as soon as the pump needs to prime. On some cars, this caused some random issues. Since V2.93, the eMT ECU detects if the ignition is on or not and will allow to go in sleep mode only when ignition is off. I would recommend upgrading to the latest version.

On our website, you can find an upgrade option: https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...l#ecu_versions

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https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...relay-ecu.html

Our Smart eMT Relay ECU is also getting much appreciated by the Aston Martin friends & owners and AMOC members.

In Australia, the Smart eMT Relay ECU will now be locally available by Aston Acquisitions. Installs Plug & Play on the V12 Vanquish + S as well as the V8/V12 Vantage + S with ASM-SportShift.

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https://www.scuding.com/Shop/en/ecu-...relay-ecu.html

Helped not only many Ferrari owners but also other supercar owners:

"A quantum leap in relay technology provides lifetime reliability and superior protection for ASM Sportshift owners"

"On a trip to the Geneva Motor Show I visited the Scud Ing Swiss laboratory where I saw this amazing piece of Automobile electrical equipment which would be a great advantage to Aston Martin owners of the ASM Sportshift, 1,11,111, V12 Vanquish and Vanquish S,V8 Vantage and Vantage S and the V12 Vantage and the Vantage S."

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Smart eMT F1 Relay ECU installed on the F355 by a French specialized independent workshop Garage millancourt - Spécialiste Véhicules Prestige et Collection https://www.facebook.com/GarageMilliancourt/.

This is an important upgrade because the OEM pump relay is very well known to blow the TCU and the F355 TCU is pretty impossible to source today (we've repaired already several TCUs).
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