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In Topic: Got My Focus Remapped Today

19 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

South_Bound did they tell you what type of gains you got in bhp or torque with your remap?


What I really was hoping to achieve was more low down torque and the turbo kicking in lower down the rev range. That way I would use less fuel as not having to rev as much, car would be easier to drive and would also have more power. Unfortunately I have the opposite, slight bit more power mid range (not much) and no extra low down pull :(


He did tell me but I forget the actual numbers - I wasn't looking for outright power so I think it was something like 130BHP.  The guy I went to specialises in dpf deletes and remaps and writes his own code - he has done a good number of Focus and so had a suitable map ready to flash over.  He is in the west of England of you were ever looking for an alternative, no exactly local for you but useful if you were ever that way. 

In Topic: Got My Focus Remapped Today

19 December 2014 - 05:02 PM

Got my 1.6TDCi remapped at the same time as the dpf came out and I do notice the difference when I drive hard, but not really when I potter along.  The mpg was significantly improved though, which I was told is a combination of not having to regen any more and the remap adding a good amount of torque low down in the range.  There were loads of dpf related codes and warning lights because it had reached the end of its life, and these disappeared with the remap.  The effect was instant as well.

In Topic: Fitting New Radio - Adaptors Needed?

18 December 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thanks.  Its hard to see what connectors are needed with any radios on the internet - there are loads of photos of the front but none of the back which is what I want to see for fitting!  Some come with a connector and then a load of wires which need to be spliced which I want to try to avoid if possible - straight click into the back  of the radio would be best.

In Topic: Jump Sarting Vehicle Using Jump Leads

17 December 2014 - 12:43 PM

Interesting...I've used jump leads many times without problem but admitiedly never with a car newer than 07 plate, and including mixed petrol and diesel engines starting eachother.  I normally start with the donor car engine already running, and always very careful that the + and - don't touch eachother or a common conductor and short out!  Is really a problem on new cars, or is it a case of someone once had an ECU blow up and posted it on youtube so now everyone thinks it will happen to them? 

In Topic: Do You Let Your Engine Heat Up Before Travel? Poll

11 December 2014 - 01:23 PM

If you plan on changing the car regularly (or if its a rental car) then you don't even need to think about it.  I have done 100k miles and plan on keeping it for a few more years and so driving it sensibly from the start should mean I see the benefits now with less problems and worn out parts. I think its not just the engine, its the same for all mechanical parts - brakes, steering, suspension which will perform longer and better if not abused.  Saying that when I had comnpany cars I raggged them to death and they still coped with 100k miles in 3 years, but I wounldn't have wanted to be the next owner buying it at auction!