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#1 Drich290195

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

Spoke to a guy who is a friend of a friend who is gonna do a remap for me for 175 he has a unit etc but why so cheap is their such a thing as a bad remap he said we could discuss when I arrived what performance we wnt to get out It

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

There is most definately such thing as a bad remap. My cousin works in a local tuning centre, and the amount of customers he has had in, asking him to get their ECU back to normal function due to a poor/bad remap is astounding. The remap has got to be made skillfully, otherwise it can put all sorts of values (such as Air flow, fuel air mixture) out whack.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

Mmmm so may not be as good as it first appears then is the only way to go back to stock to have it remapped again at full cost

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

Your better off getting a bluefin mate, thats what I'll be doing in a month or two. That way you can switch between stock and mapped at any time. Nice Focus btw, loving the wheels :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

best thing for you to do is go to a place which is reasonable and have good customer advice, its also best to go to a unit/tuning shop where they have a rolling road so u can see the outcome of the remap.

give these guys a go http://www.htecelite.com/

very well priced.good remaps and a great service.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:41 PM

Just curious guys, is it even possible get my 1.6 Petrol Re-mapped? would it even be worth it and id have declare it almost instantly wouldn't i on insurance?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:46 PM

A non turbo petrol is hardly worth a remap.. You may see 10bhp if your extremely lucky....

Diesels get the best gains, due to running very lean out of the factory... You am see in some cases 35bhp and shedloads of torque increase... Turbo petrols see not far off diesels..

Advantage of remapping a diesel is better fuel economy too!! May sound too good to be true but it isnt lol!!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:51 PM

Just curious guys, is it even possible get my 1.6 Petrol Re-mapped? would it even be worth it and id have declare it almost instantly wouldn't i on insurance?


yes it is....only a 7BHP increase, though

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

yes it is....only a 7BHP increase, though

only 7bhp increase :( and how much did you pay for the unit??
i take it you still notice the difference...

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

When combining the 7hp with :-

Free Flow Air Filter
Sporty Exhaust
Better spark plugs
Better Ignition leads
Oil and Filter change

you may increase the 7hp to lets say 15-20

It will cost more money though to see those gains

This is where mountune comes into play

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

only 7bhp increase :( and how much did you pay for the unit??
i take it you still notice the difference...


Ive no idea lol, I nearly did it but decided not to do it because there might not be much difference and its 250

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:23 PM

That is a high cost though, £250 for 7 bhp!!!

How does Bluefin work? is it a piggy back or is it an actual ECU you can replace?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

It's a recode of the original engine management software.
You install it via the OBD port.
No chips to swap, no boxes to fit, just a straight software job.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

That is a high cost though, 250 for 7 bhp!!!

How does Bluefin work? is it a piggy back or is it an actual ECU you can replace?


Would you even notice 7BHP?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Would you even notice 7BHP?


You might see improvement in fuel economy and a bit more torque but unfortunately petrol engines seem to not really benefit from retunes.
My diesel 1.8 Focus went from 115bhp to 148bhp average with a Bluefin, very noticable.

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