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#1 dogrosie

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

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.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

I put bluefin on my 1.8 MK2 and got 148bhp.
Runs like a champ.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

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.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

Mine was rated at 117bhp before modification.
Now independently recorded at an average of 148.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

whats better with a remap? the bluefin or having a ecu remap..isnt a bluefin thats always plugged into the !Removed! lighter?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:25 PM

whats better with a remap? the bluefin or having a ecu remap..isnt a bluefin thats always plugged into the !Removed! lighter?

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.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

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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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

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/

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

Better torque and BHP.
Fuel economy is marginally better too.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

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?


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.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

bluefin just a chip then? what is it? where does it go? or is it a ecu re-map?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

bluefin just a chip then? what is it? where does it go? or is it a ecu re-map?

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.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

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 :)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

Best money I've ever spent on a car.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hi, http://www.angeltuni...car-tuning.aspx excellent company that did my 2.0l diesel Mk4 Mondeo.
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