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dogrosie
Hey all.

The car:
Focus MK2 57 reg Ghia 78,000 miles 2.0TDCI Non-DPF
Car in good nick but all engine parts are the originals still.

I am looking to get a remap for more power, better pick up from low revs and a touch better economy.

I have found that Bluefin are on offer at the moment for £327 inc. VAT and postage. They seem to have a good reputation.

Any other companies come recommended? I am wary that many maps claim silly hp figures and/or can damage an engine.
Elephant wanted £150 EXTRA per year for a remap up to 25hp (over this they won't insure) - I am 24 with 6.5 years driving and 2 years ncb!

Bluefin put the Focus on a rolling road and got 150hp standard. There is a video review of a Passat 140 tdi that was similar. It seems cars make a bit more power than they are sold as.

Thanks
Matt
Stoney871
I put bluefin on my 1.8 MK2 and got 148bhp.
Runs like a champ.
dogrosie
Sounds good :-)
Did the Bluefin graph show yours making more power than it should before the remap? Their graph says 152hp yet the 2.0TDCI is supposed to make 136hp.
Stoney871
Mine was rated at 117bhp before modification.
Now independently recorded at an average of 148.
Millsy1
whats better with a remap? the bluefin or having a ecu remap..isnt a bluefin thats always plugged into the fag lighter?
Stoney871
[quote name='Millsy1' timestamp='1340722297' post='189207']
whats better with a remap? the bluefin or having a ecu remap..isnt a bluefin thats always plugged into the fag lighter?
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A bluefin is basically a fault reader type device.
You plug it into the data port while loading the map and remove afterwards.
The beauty of bluefin is that you can reset the ECU to standard and reload the map whenever you want.
Millsy1
ah thats handy then changing it to when u want it. does seem alot of money for the bluefin when a proper remap is cheaper im sure,

thanks for the info tho pal. do u enjoy yours with the bluefin in?
martyntdci
im undecicive on this..... i want a re-map but unsure, a lad on here mentioned blue fin, but im unsure and just want a obd2 re-map, dont want figures just over-all better driving experience, but more torq would be great.... im thinking about here http://www.ecuremapping.co.uk/
Stoney871
Better torque and BHP.
Fuel economy is marginally better too.
Stoney871
[quote name='Millsy1' timestamp='1340744265' post='189296']
ah thats handy then changing it to when u want it. does seem alot of money for the bluefin when a proper remap is cheaper im sure,

thanks for the info tho pal. do u enjoy yours with the bluefin in?
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Oh yeah ;)

A decent remap is only a bit cheaper but is fixed with no ability to reverse once done.
With the bluefin you have a good quality fault reader to keep too.
martyntdci
bluefin just a chip then? what is it? where does it go? or is it a ecu re-map?
Stoney871
[quote name='martyntdci' timestamp='1340746477' post='189311']
bluefin just a chip then? what is it? where does it go? or is it a ecu re-map?
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It's an ECU map.
You buy the unit and plug into the OBD port and it saves a copy of your current map.
You send it to Superchips and they tweak it and send it back.
When you load it to the car you then take it for a good drive to bed the code in and job done.
When i did mine they sent me 3 different levels of map to work up through until I found my optimal setting.
Richiemac
Have mine mapped also, then rolling road , putting out 149 bhp and bags of torque.....fuel economy....not much difference really but on long runs definately 3-4 mpg better if not more than i was getting...........highly recommend getting it done. Makes the car much easier to drive with the horrible flat spots removed. Rich :)
Stoney871
Best money I've ever spent on a car.
cuke
Hi, [url="http://www.angeltuning.co.uk/engine-remap/ford-diesel-car-tuning.aspx"]http://www.angeltuni...car-tuning.aspx[/url] excellent company that did my 2.0l diesel Mk4 Mondeo.
Chris
salsheikh
OP, why dont you try R-Tech in Hinckley, Leics as he does custom remaps so can do a map to suit you.
Millsy1
u can try http://www.htecelite.com. very good at mapping, and im pretty sure the r-tech boys know them :D
Millsy1
[quote name='Millsy1' timestamp='1340830609' post='189507']
u can try [url="http://www.htecelite.com."]http://www.htecelite.com.[/url] very good at mapping, and im pretty sure the r-tech boys know them :D
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they are also in leicestershire by the way.
Millsy1
just had a look at websites, and what they say my gain will be from a remap/bluefin.

on a remap i will only get 12 more bhp
and on a bluefin 9 bhp...which is not alot for the money you would be spending.
jnb1
I don't mean to needlessly bump this thread, but I'm curious about getting a bluefin map for my new focus sport. However, bluefin only have a chip for ones up to 2005 plate. Would a focus 05 map work on my 06 plate sport?
Stoney871
[quote name='jnb1' timestamp='1340905429' post='189682']
I don't mean to needlessly bump this thread, but I'm curious about getting a bluefin map for my new focus sport. However, bluefin only have a chip for ones up to 2005 plate. Would a focus 05 map work on my 06 plate sport?
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As long as it a Mk2 I don't think there will be a problem.
May I suggest you give them a call.
They're very helpful.
jnb1
You have proved very helpful again Stoney, cheers :). Is it worth chipping the 1.6 in your opinion? From what I drove of it today, it didn't seem short on power.

Also completely unrelated, but I found it rather interesting how the speedometer went up to 150mph in the Focus Sport. Seems a tad "optimistic" :)
Stoney871
Optimistic? Maybe but we can pretend.
The remap will pretty much eliminate any turbo lag in low revs and get the car up to speed better after junctions etc.

Btw i'm here to help in any way I can with my limited skills. :P
jnb1
I think with the Focus sport being such a nice car, we don't need to pretend :P. Just think, I could of ended up with a Purgeot 307cc or SportKa (which is actually quite nice, its just too femanine).

Had to laugh though. On the test drive, I had a fiesta driving up my backside with a 'ZSOC' sticker on the windscreen. Put my foot down, and he was soon a small spec in my rear view mirror. Ahhh, the satisfaction :D
jimmygixer
Can a bluefin be bought secondhand and then sold on?
Stoney871
I believe so.
I'm pretty sure all you need to do is contact them and they'll sell you the software for a reduced price.


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