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#1 martyntdci

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:59 PM

As title says, just before I went in hospital I had the car re-mapped by midlands mappers and he over rided my ecu with a maximum performance map, which takes it from 115bhp upto 150 ish, and from 250 torque upto 310 r/r will confirm.... Anyway is it usual for alot more smoke under heavy boost? I have no other issues than smoke lol..... Any replies more than welcome cheers....

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:07 PM

interested to see how well yours performs interested in having my 1.8 done so will be watching for any updates you give

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

Mine is mapped to 148 and have no extra smoke.
May I suggest some BG244 additive and a good high rev run on a motorway or A road (Italian tune).

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

It has a good run every weekend, I get lots more torque steer escp in 2nd, and it pulls lots better up in 4th and 5th, pull of is easier too. Im gettin average 50 round town. So chuffed even stays with the vectra diesel sri.....


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Mine is also mapped to 148 (338Nm + overboost) and have no extra smoke. No turbo lag, no turbo hole. 9.0sec from 0-60miles.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

So the smoke is a bad sign? I no its not turbo failure.... Ive tried redex and no difference.... Any other ideas please..

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:40 PM

Are you sure it was a proper remap not a piggyback ECU more commonly know as a smokebox!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

Unsure on wat u mean oilburner? All I can tell u is that he was on the lappy messing about with specific ecu folders


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

A good map won't produce any more smoke. Sounds like the fuel has been upped but not matched with the boost level.



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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:12 PM

So it needs to be fine tuned then?

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:15 PM

Depends... Could be anything, has it only happened since the map? Or are You only noticing it now and blaming the map...

I had a similar thing with my old focus, turned out it needed a new egr valve... It wasn't the tuning box as I suspected...

I'd try cheaper solutions first (like millers diesel additive) for a few tanks before going back to your mapper... He should do tweaks for nothing if your unhappy... Most ones I have dealt with have

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

Im not blaming the map I love it. If it qas there b4 its more notciable now under heavy foot say 3rd to 4th about 3.5k. By tuning box u mean a map? Will deffo try the additive...

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:00 AM

Kind of... A tuning box basically interrupts the signals sent by the cars ECU and changes it, so ups the fuel... That's why u get more smoke.. With a remap u can adjust the fuel and boost and normally many other things, to keep the smoke to a minimum...

Yeah try the additive, also if it is possible get the egr cleaned.. Even if this isnt a problem its a good idea... They always clog up and block open or closed... This leads to a lot of smoke, I know it happened on the M6 to me lol!

If you have only noticed it since the map, then it sounds like it may need a little tweak. If you go back and say its smokey then the mapper should tweak it a little to either give a little more boost or a little less fuel...

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

Ok, will sort some millers from eurocar parts or somewhere local. If im correct with our facelift focus I have to remove the wipers scuttle pan etc....... As far as I no I have no tunning box installed, as he directly messed with the ecu...... U take it u clean the egr with carb cleaner or similar? Thanks for replies

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:22 PM

You don't have a tuning box,,,, you have a remap. And personally I wouldn't worry about the smoke under heavy acceleration,,,, a few sayin that this shouldn't be the case with a remap, but I've seen many a car, with propper remaps that produce extra black smoke when giving it a kicking. As the old saying goes "No smoke, no poke" ;-)

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