EM TuningVolks Autos
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 46
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: DIY Stage 1 Map ?

  1. #1
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018

    Exclamation DIY Stage 1 Map ?

    Before i start, i just want to say that I've always been against diy mapping and loading free/cheap files obtained from the internet but.....



    I got talking to a fellow a3 owner today and mentioned that i was thinking about getting my car remapped. he said (as most of you guys have) that i wouldn't regret it and how it completely unlock the power of the car.



    He then went on to say that he did his one himself, I gave him my views on diy remapping but he explained that he didn't just buy as lead and download i file off the internet.



    What he said he did was.... he bought a lead for about £30 that he used to read and save the files on the ecu. he then sent these files to a professional car remap company that tuned the files and sent them back to him. All he had to do then was load the tuned files back on to the ecu.



    He said the good thing is that he can still load his original files (as well as the tuned files) whenever he wants.



    I know this wouldn't be good if you wanted a custom stage-1/2 map but would this be good for someone that was just going for a generic stage 1 ?



    I mean there's been a few posts about people send their ecu’s off to get remapped so surely this you be the same sort of thing and you would still have your original files should things go wrong?





    What do you guys think ?
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    sportquattro's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ivybridge, United Kingdom
    Posts
    742
    Personally I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole for fear of inadvertantly lobotomising my cars ECU.
    1999 Audi S3 Superchips remap, Forge 007p, Phatnoise, Black Diamond Discs & DS2500 pads, N249 Deleted, Badger 5 TIP, Poly dogbone bush, Bilstein B8's and Eibach Springs.

    1986 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.2 restoration project

  4. #3
    MUSH's Avatar
    MUSH Developments Ltd.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    712
    With stage 1 maps being the price they are (£250-300), it hardly seems worth the hassle of trying something else which brings other inherent risks.

    With anything else in life, you get what you pay for, use a good firm and youll not go far wrong
    Audi S3 1.9 GT30....




    ....that is all

  5. #4
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,915
    Try it...and post the results
    beanoir and Inertiauk like this.

  6. #5
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    Personally, i'd be willing to give that a go, but i'd want the car run up on a dyno afterwards to ensure everything is in order.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  7. #6
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    As always thanks for all the replies


    To be honest... I'm still not completely sold on this idea and was just passing on the information.


    On the other hand, I did a bit of digging last night and it seems that more-bhp (and a few other sites) do this service.


    http://www.more-bhp.com/fileservice.html


    I'm also thinking it could be a good idea to buy the cable and use it to back up the original map so you've always got a copy of it and don't need to rely on the tuning company keeping it safe.
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  8. #7
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Widnes Cheshire
    Posts
    404
    His: 2001 1.8T AUM. Hibiscus Red Pearl Effect - Hers: 2002 1.8T AUM. Metalic Silver.

  9. #8
    beachbuggy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,746
    The a3 is a bit rubbish to remap yourself as the me3.8 isn't the easiest to flash. The s3's on the other hand have me7.5 ecu's and are a lot easier to flash and read. Free software which is very reliable is available to down load free and use's a vagcom cable. That's the easy part! Then you need xdf's, tuner pro or winols and a huge amount of knowledge to tune the engine.

  10. #9
    AndyC's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    717
    ITS NOT EASY!
    there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!!

  11. #10
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    The a3 is a bit rubbish to remap yourself as the me3.8 isn't the easiest to flash. The s3's on the other hand have me7.5 ecu's and are a lot easier to flash and read. Free software which is very reliable is available to down load free and use's a vagcom cable. That's the easy part! Then you need xdf's, tuner pro or winols and a huge amount of knowledge to tune the engine.
    Hmmm....

    Does that mean that a3’s need to be flashed on a bench? As i thought you would just need some sort of galletto lead.


    Also why would you need xdf , tuner pro ...etc ? Wouldn't you only need these if you was tuning the files yourself and not sending the files off to a pro to tune?


    Like i said, I'm still not completely convinced about this method but its got to be worth looking in to

    I know there's always a bit of a risk when trying to flash something yourself as is say flashing your mobile phone or computer bios, but sometimes the risk is worth it....lol

    You would also have to go to a reputable company to have the files tuned and not just download some off the internet of buy some for a couple of quid on ebay....lol
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  12. #11
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    You have an AUM, which should be ME7 anyway.

    I'm more interested in which cable you can buy for 30quid to do the reading and writing though?

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  13. #12
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    galetto 1260 as found on ebay

    however..... most tuners files will not port read as they have altered the memory reported size and port reading will fail telling you to change driver to an incorrect size.

    It can read the stock file tho.. thats the easy bit.
    adjusting the files is the difficult bit.. knowing whats where, its function, and relationship to all the other address locations..

    galletto's on ebay>> galletto 1260 | eBay
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  14. #13
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    ah cool.

    I didnt know they were that cheap!

    I'd buy one just for a mince around, but i'm on ME3 so probably not much point.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  15. #14
    beachbuggy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,746
    If you have a me7.d then you can use a vagcom cable and nefmoto software. Better than galletto and more reliable. I doubt a tuner is going to send you a remap file though. What's stopping you just selling it on or giving it away?

  16. #15
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    got a link for nefmoto?
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  17. #16
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  18. #17
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    thankyou
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  19. #18
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    I doubt a tuner is going to send you a remap file though. What's stopping you just selling it on or giving it away?
    I think its down to them mapping your original file so it wouldn't be any good to anyone else.



    That nefmoto software looks interesting, I didn't think a normal vag cable was able to read/write (flash) to the ecu.


    I sent more-bhp an email asking them their thoughts on this and they said they would map a file and email it back for £80 .


    Hmmm...
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  20. #19
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Also....


    How do you know if you have me3.8 or me7.5 ?
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  21. #20
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    If its cable throttle its ME3.8(or maybe 5.9 but they're pretty similar)

    If its DBW but with narrowband lambda its ME7

    If its DBW and Wideband lambda its ME7.5

    AFAIK an AUM is ME7.5

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  22. #21
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    I think its down to them mapping your original file so it wouldn't be any good to anyone else.



    That nefmoto software looks interesting, I didn't think a normal vag cable was able to read/write (flash) to the ecu.


    I sent more-bhp an email asking them their thoughts on this and they said they would map a file and email it back for £80 .


    Hmmm...
    hmmm. Good luck.

    If AUM its me7
    cable throttle AGU's are Me3.x
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  23. #22
    beachbuggy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,746
    They can map your original file, but the files aren't specific to your ecu. If some else has the same ecu, part number etc it will map perfectly fine to another ecu, Cloning isn't a problem and that's why I don't think tuners will just sell the files. I may be wrong. At the end of the day you pay a tuner, to load a file, do the tuning and ensure it's done with proffesionalism. You pay for the whole service. Just like getting a garage to fit a new wishbone bush for £70 when it costs £8 from GSF and you fit yourself, it's the service that costs.

    The Vagcom - Nefmoto is very capable of reading and writting to the ECU on the Me7.5 It now has support for Galletto cable as well, but there are still a few issues with it but the Vagcom (£20 from Ebay) works perfectly.

    I would suggest to anyone wanting to experiement with the a kind of flash or DIY tunning get yourself a spare ecu, depending on where you get them from they aren't that expensive £50-£200 because it's very easy to brick your ECU and then you're stuck. If you do this then you'll probably need vagtacho as well to reset the immo when you install the ecu.



    Last edited by beachbuggy; 26th July 2011 at 10:13.

  24. #23
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Thanks mate you've been very informative

    Quote Originally Posted by beachbuggy View Post
    They can map your original file, but the files aren't specific to your ecu. If some else has the same ecu, part number etc it will map perfectly fine to another ecu, Cloning isn't a problem and that's why I don't think tuners will just sell the files.

    I'm surprised that people aren't just getting their cars remapped then upload their map for others to put on their cars


    Wouldn't the files need to be edited in some way to pair up with the car?
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  25. #24
    beachbuggy's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,746
    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Thanks mate you've been very informative




    I'm surprised that people aren't just getting their cars remapped then upload their map for others to put on their cars



    Wouldn't the files need to be edited in some way to pair up with the car?

    Look on ebay and you'll see people offering copies of their maps!
    No, the pairing is done by the immo chip on the ecu, it's seperate to the flash memory which stores the map.

  26. #25
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Thanks mate you've been very informative




    I'm surprised that people aren't just getting their cars remapped then upload their map for others to put on their cars


    Wouldn't the files need to be edited in some way to pair up with the car?
    Just bare in mind, get it wrong and you will damage the engine.
    best advise is take it to somewhere who knows the car, can pre-diagnose car for faults, ideally have a dyno to confirm logs whilst doing power run, then get them to install their map, and revalidate.

    I see many "cheap" maps, and jeeses they are very bad for the engine.. Typical example, lots of boost, no change to fueling request, runs too lean too hot, and engine/turbo wear is greatly accelerated and damage WILL occur.. Lean brings on egt protection soon, killing power, causes high timing pull (I have seen 9's and 12's pulled!!!)

    Ask yourself the question, is it worth it? Your call, but balance risk with cost...
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  27. #26
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    I've actually just been offered a map from someone (for free) that has copied a map they had done professionally.


    I'm still not sure i have the bottle to do it .....lol


    Wouldn't it be recommended for everyone that has had a remap done, to make a back up of it ?


    I'm sure I've read a few posts where people have taken their car to audi and they have updated the ecu.
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  28. #27
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    35
    How do these programs deal with the checksum correction (if required?)
    I have access to a large well know S3 map file but not sure how this will work??

  29. #28
    Chlippo's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Canada/USA/Lebanon
    Posts
    666
    I do have the galletto 1260 and another similar tool called KWP 2000 plus, and i am planning on remapping my AMK S3 myself.
    But in order to do this (i already have some experience with turbo cars tuning) i will install a wideband to check afr and a boost gauge and i suppose i should be ok with that!

    i am planning to do this since i couldnt find anyone to do a custom map for me. I may dyno the car before and after if i have enough time, if not i will check the air data at the air mass, afr and boost before and after.
    Audi S3 AMK
    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

  30. #29
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Something else has just popped into my head.......lol


    Why would more-bhp want my original file if they just need to send me their generic one (why not just ask me the ecu part number/car...etc)?

    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  31. #30
    sportquattro's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ivybridge, United Kingdom
    Posts
    742
    Given the potential for it all going very bad if you get it wrong, and the relatively low cost of tried and tested remaps, why would anyone want to try and remap their own car DIY. Dont get me wrong, I think it's a ballsy move and Im just curious as to why they choose that route over a known remap. if you do do it, do post the resuslts
    1999 Audi S3 Superchips remap, Forge 007p, Phatnoise, Black Diamond Discs & DS2500 pads, N249 Deleted, Badger 5 TIP, Poly dogbone bush, Bilstein B8's and Eibach Springs.

    1986 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.2 restoration project

  32. #31
    SiGainey's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    475
    Group buy on a file anyone?
    '01 AMK, completely standard except for the Ambient Lighting Pack.

  33. #32
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    427
    lol. It will be a group buy for new ECU's next
    sportquattro likes this.
    Current

    Porsche Cayman S

    Gone but not forgotten
    Audi S3:Blueflame TBE; 3" blueflame downpipe; Forge 007p; jabbasport custom map; Badger 5 TIP v1, various bushes, N249 Bypass, Stack Boost Gauge, Junior GT Brembo brakes, tarox 2 part discs, DS2500's

  34. #33
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    As with anything, it needs done with some forethaught and common sense. If you breinge in, flash on some free map you found in some forum then proceed to blindly rag the car around without checking anything you're at a high risk of melting something. You also need to have a fair understanding of the flashing process, what options are available to recover if something goes wrong etc. This means reading, research, more reading, more research etcetc.

    Its no different to doing any work on your car, be it replacing some brake pads or repainting the entire shell. Before you do the job you need to understand whats going on, what checks need to be made etc. If you cant do this, either because you dont understand it or because you cant be bothered, thats when things go wrong.

    more-bhp probably want your old file to ensure they provide you with the correct one in return.

    Bill makes many valid points, and i would without a doubt have my car booked in for a dyno session after flashing on some cheap/free map to ensure everythings right. At least then, you can reflash the original safe map and find another, or get back onto the company that sold you the file, if it turns out to be dangerous.

    I really like the idea of nefmoto and its forum. I dislike the cloaks, daggers and secret handshakes that seem to revolve around the tuning industry, and that forum is in effect the polar opposite of this. There are clearly some guys on there who know what they're doing, and tuned files posted seem to have a reasonable critique from other members so you can be somewhat more confident they're not ****, than just finding some random post.

    There is a 1.8T k03s map on there which seems to be fine, however you'd need to check its compatible with your ECU before trying it. The thread does say the two ECU codes its compatible with.

    Getting more advanced, you can use various software to compare the cars original flash, with one of the "good" tuned maps, and start to build up an idea of what they have changed, what each table does and why you want to change it.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  35. #34
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Since making this thread I've been doing a load of research and from what i gather....


    The flashing the reading / writing the ecu is pritty straght forward and shouldn't go wrong if you follow the steps and make a “good checked” backup of the original map.
    Having said that, I'm a computer tech and also do a bit of programming, I always hate it if someone wants me to modify any firmware and there's always that thought in the back of my mind that it could go wrong....lol

    It seems that its more the tuned map file you need to be worried about as they could make the car over boost, run lean.....etc

    Its all about trust... If say badger (for example) said he had a tuned file that could be loaded onto an ecu using a vag cable everyone would want one......lol
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  36. #35
    S3quatt's Avatar
    Flat Oot like a ducks Foot

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sunny Scotland
    Posts
    595
    Out of curiosity here, what kind of warranty / guarantee do the likes of More bhp give that you wont blow your engine?

    Another thing, I know a guy in my area who had it done on the cheap by someone who supposedly knew what he was doing, & he ended up with 2 blown turbo's (Took the 2nd one before he thought it might be the map) My view is, at least if you go with a reliable & established tuner then you should have some come back...
    ...... Now this one's MUCH better!...

  37. #36
    TDIQ's Avatar
    8L > 8P > 8V

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    777
    Is it possible to read a modified map off an ECU then flash it onto a different car?

    '02 A3 TDI quattro sport

    8L IS DE BEST

  38. #37
    SiGainey's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    475
    Quote Originally Posted by S4quatt View Post
    Out of curiosity here, what kind of warranty / guarantee do the likes of More bhp give that you wont blow your engine?...
    I don't think you get a guarantee that you won't blow your engine from any tuner unless they are doing a full build on it, very unlikely for just a remap on an unknown engine...
    '01 AMK, completely standard except for the Ambient Lighting Pack.

  39. #38
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,915
    This is why you get what you pay for.

  40. #39
    A3 T's Avatar
    Lord Of The Rings

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,018
    Quote Originally Posted by S4quatt View Post
    Out of curiosity here, what kind of warranty / guarantee do the likes of More bhp give that you wont blow your engine?

    Another thing, I know a guy in my area who had it done on the cheap by someone who supposedly knew what he was doing, & he ended up with 2 blown turbo's (Took the 2nd one before he thought it might be the map) My view is, at least if you go with a reliable & established tuner then you should have some come back...
    As SiGainey said i don't think you get a guarantee from turbo’s blowing up whenever you go.

    It would be like the postal service only you would be doing it yourself.

    Steve bain went for their postal service but has stopped reply to his thread , i also sent him a pm and he didn't reply so maybe it all went tits up

    sending my ecu off in post....



    Quote Originally Posted by Aar0n View Post
    Is it possible to read a modified map off an ECU then flash it onto a different car?


    Yes mate



    A bit off topic but....

    What sort of bhp should you get from a 150hp aum engine with a ko3S turbo after a stage 1 remap?
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

  41. #40
    Chlippo's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Canada/USA/Lebanon
    Posts
    666
    i was reading and doing some research about the galetto tool and i am wondering if it allows me to custom tune a map or it just allows me to flash an already done map.
    The reason after this is that i dont want to load a generic (stage 1 or 2) map, my goal is to have a custom map done to suit the mods on my car.
    Which means i will have an afr gauge, boost gauge and will do the tuning on a dyno
    In Lebanon i didnt find any reputable shop that is able to custom tune a map, so i might try to do it myself with help of some professional Mitsubishi evo tuners. so it is a question of tools now

    maybe badger 5 got an answer on this....
    Audi S3 AMK
    Relentless-Manifold, Relentless-3" downpipe decat, Forge 007 DV, autobahn88 TIP, K&N Panel filter, EBC yellowstuff brake pads, R32 ARB, Custom column dual gauge pod...waiting for a remap!

    For help/info/pricing on xs manifold and downpipe pm me (not affiliated, nor a reseller trader, just an enthusiast!)

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO