To comment on this: The problem is my map and ECU control goes well beyond a simple Ecutek fuel and ignition map and there are many parameters I need access to on a weekly basis as the car has undergone constant 'at event' development for years. I have GPS based launch and traction control, logging, gearshift control and a few other features that have nothing to do with the engine map. If it were possible to password just the engine map then I wouldn't have a problem with that as I would never alter the engine fuelling or ignition - I leave that up to the people that know what they are doing and who have the facilities to make sure the engine is safe. It's the other areas of the ECU file I need to be able to play with. At events I have been dialling in launch to find small improvements for example. Had this to be done by a remote third party at weekends via a laptop and reliant on a mobile signal i'd be stuffed for doing simple changes, such as setting up a gear pot or strain gauges should either need replaced mid-event.I had a car mapped on ecutek and asked about the map access. They are coded to the master tuners key so nobody but that tuner with his key can access it. Are people saying that having an ecutek map means you should have access to the mappers key? Go to another mapper and they have to start afresh. It has always been this way so why are people getting upset at aftermarket maps which take a lot more time to develop than ecutek maps?
If you buy a coca-cola can do you have the right to the secret formula?
A more pertinent question would be what was the agreement here between the parties? That is only something they know I guess
FYI password protection was never discussed at any of my trips to Simons dyno