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#16 exponential

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

vw forum you say i know who youre on about mainly does vw seat and audi theres not a bad word said but i know theres been a lot of issues with the software he uses mainly on the seats the bad reviews are there but few and far between not many want to admit they were done so to speak after being told not to do it but anyway others have had the issue fixed by having original software redone but then they have had dpf lights etc coming on hopefully he sorts it the truth is since youre not meant to do it many companies can fob you off what can you do really as above hopefully it gets fixed if not dont bet on getting the money back

 

Yeah, I think we are talking abou the same person mate.

 

You know what, I dont wnat my money back, I just want it fixing and I wont leave his house until it is.

 

My friend in Doncaster wants to inspect his work so im heading down there at weekend to see the results.

Shouldve gone to him first but you knwo when you have a mate whos good at what they do but you dont want to meither them..........shouldve meithered him. LOL



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

 
Yeah, I think we are talking abou the same person mate.
 
You know what, I dont wnat my money back, I just want it fixing and I wont leave his house until it is.
 
My friend in Doncaster wants to inspect his work so im heading down there at weekend to see the results.
Shouldve gone to him first but you knwo when you have a mate whos good at what they do but you dont want to meither them..........shouldve meithered him. LOL


What a c**k. If you pass Sheffield give me a wave.
Hope you get it sorted bud.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Fords are different from audis etc - remappers that can electronically delete the EGR on other cars cannot do Euro4 Fords  

 

If he does not sort it out you can get your money back via your credit card company



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

I dont think youll have issues but i dont think he knows how to do fords as said vws etc are different just be honest and tell him if he cant sort it just give me the money and get it done elsewhere

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hi guys.

Just an update.

I went to the remappers house after work and he was very appologetic and almost seemed embarrassed by the whole thing.
I must admit, I wasnt best pleased at the whole situation so I guess an angry looking skinhead walking towards you kinda makes you apologise a bit more! LOL
I went in there feeling like I had been duped but to be fair, he couldnt have been more helpful and did a thorough job of diagnosing the fault. One of his friends rang while I was there asking about my car and if he had found the fault so he bas abviously asked around about it.
He took the passenger side wheel off and the guard and removed the ecu.
He then took me inside and showed me how it all works. Quite an eye opener for me as it was like a workbench you would see at a computer repair shop.
He connected my ecu to a small electronic device via the pcb it's self and downloaded a different code.
Long story short, he did this a further 3 times until it worked.
I now have a working dashboard but the fuel guage still didnt work.
We went to a local BP and I filled it with some Ultimate but the automatic stop mechanism didn't work on the pump I was using so was a bit shocked when diesel came surging out of the opening!!
Anyway, the fuel dial now works but it is only showing an 80 mile range on the digital readout.
I think it needs to re-learn when it is full and empty.......

Car feels great to drive now. Pulls very nicely and with the DPF gone, I can hear and feel the difference.
Get a nice "whistle" now that I didnt get before.

I am happy overall but am unhappy about how he initially dealt with me as far as ignoring my calls but I think it is fixed now so I guess its all a learning experience.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

I dont think youll have issues but i dont think he knows how to do fords as said vws etc are different just be honest and tell him if he cant sort it just give me the money and get it done elsewhere


Yeah, I agree with you there mate. Fords are new to him I think and he has kinda "muddled" his way through it.

total time from from dropping the car and it being complete: 13 hours. Hmmm

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

hey, glad you got it sorted mate, sounds like a stressful and eventful couple of days lol.....



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

glad you got it sorted,

NOW get it put back in,as its going to fail the next mot?.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

glad you got it sorted,
NOW get it put back in,as its going to fail the next mot?.


LOL

My mate is an MOT tester so.............I'll leave it out thanks! Hehehe ;)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

glad you got it sorted. I would genuinely feedback to the guy that he should consider how he handles things in future.

 

You were calm and collected, both by choice, but moreso likely by the presence of your little one. (Please dont think I am suggesting you are a nutter! :P) but seriously, would you have been as calm and collected if your little one was there?

 

I think he would probably do well to know that he needs to improve his customer service skills to ensure that next time, he doesnt come across an angry customer with a shorter fuse and massive muscles to compensate!



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:08 PM

glad you got it sorted. I would genuinely feedback to the guy that he should consider how he handles things in future.
 
You were calm and collected, both by choice, but moreso likely by the presence of your little one. (Please dont think I am suggesting you are a nutter! :P) but seriously, would you have been as calm and collected if your little one was there?
 
I think he would probably do well to know that he needs to improve his customer service skills to ensure that next time, he doesnt come across an angry customer with a shorter fuse and massive muscles to compensate!



Hi jeebo.

Funny you should say its sorted....on the way home from work, the dreaded DPF light came on!
It is the same code that kept on coming up before I had the work done on the car "P2002 Particulate Trap Efficiency Below Threshold".
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if you are deleting any trace of DPF coding in your ecu, anything even remotely related to the DPF no longer exists so this code should not have come up??
I have rang him and he convinced me that it is just a sensor issue and it can be coded out but I am starting to seriously question this guy's capabilities.
Tomorrow will be the second time I have had to go to his house and its a bit of a joke to be honest.

I have added up all the time he has had my car and its already at 11+ hours in total.

Going back to what you said. I am a very calm person with a long fuse so I absorb things then make a judgement later.
I can blow my top but you would have to REALLY upset me to get me to that stage.
My brother on the other hand.......total opposite LOL.

I am going to give him this one last chance I think.

What would you do pal?

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Just to add to this...

I have done the dashboard trick and there is a section you click to which shows your DPF "active" and "passive" cycle.

My "active" cycle is showing a reading which means it is regenerating. How can this be??

Is the info on the dashboard trick reliable or is it just what the ecu "thinks" it should be doing?

Anyone on here who had the DPF delete done care to check what their "active" cycle shows please.

As farcas I am concerned it should read zero fuel being added!

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

Michael,

name and shame the guy on here so that others are warned.

 

when i was on seatcupra.net you could not say anything bad/negative towards any of the sponsors on there as your post would get deleted or your account would get deleted. its just how the admin team worked so you never got proper feedback on any of the sponsors on there.

 

hope you get it all sorted mate.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

Michael,name and shame the guy on here so that others are warned. when i was on seatcupra.net you could not say anything bad/negative towards any of the sponsors on there as your post would get deleted or your account would get deleted. its just how the admin team worked so you never got proper feedback on any of the sponsors on there. hope you get it all sorted mate.


Im considering doing that but the thing is, the guy has been very attentive and seems to be very thorough.
Its been a nightmare from the start though and ive gotta go back to his house AGAIN tonight for him to delete a DPF sensor (which, again doesnt make sense).

I personally think that he has zero experience with Ford and I get the impression that I was a guinea pig to see if he could do it.
He specialises in Audi and VW you see.

Im just very pee'd off with it now and am doubting everything he's done.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

Just to add to this...
I have done the dashboard trick and there is a section you click to which shows your DPF "active" and "passive" cycle.
My "active" cycle is showing a reading which means it is regenerating. How can this be??
Is the info on the dashboard trick reliable or is it just what the ecu "thinks" it should be doing?
Anyone on here who had the DPF delete done care to check what their "active" cycle shows please.
As farcas I am concerned it should read zero fuel being added!

  

Michael,
name and shame the guy on here so that others are warned.
 
when i was on seatcupra.net you could not say anything bad/negative towards any of the sponsors on there as your post would get deleted or your account would get deleted. its just how the admin team worked so you never got proper feedback on any of the sponsors on there.
 
hope you get it all sorted mate.

  

Im considering doing that but the thing is, the guy has been very attentive and seems to be very thorough.
Its been a nightmare from the start though and ive gotta go back to his house AGAIN tonight for him to delete a DPF sensor (which, again doesnt make sense).
I personally think that he has zero experience with Ford and I get the impression that I was a guinea pig to see if he could do it.
He specialises in Audi and VW you see.
Im just very pee'd off with it now and am doubting everything he's done.

A ceramic dpf is just the same as a cat,
It doesn't have any sensors at all in the exhaust equipet with a ceramic dpf,
They don't have eloys fluid or injectors,
They are not capable of self regeneration,
The only thing they have is passive regeneration meaning the waste gases passing through heat the ceramic,
It has no thermostat to know how hot it is neither,

You can remove a ceramic dpf and the engine won know its gone mate,
There's nothing connected to the computer.
I've had my ceramic dpf done,
If you tell m the trick I'll check mine for you too.

One question on your behalf though;
Who's paying for the diesel on all the trips to his place,
I feel for you mate and realise now how lucky I have been as I traveled 127 miles from home to get mine done and no problem, I hope you get yours sorted this time.

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