R-Tech Ben here...
Is this the blue AGU A3 which was dropped off yesterday which was point blank refused to remap due to "major" issues with the quality of the hardware and build?
1, Actuator arm wound right upto its limit, not an issues as Nick could have waited until the engine had cooled down re-adjusted correctly.
2, Huge crack in the turbo which is blowing.
3, From head to the exhaust tail pipe the manifold, turbo and exhaust is blowing at every join...
4, the lambda readings are off the scale with major fuel addaptions.
5, A list as long as my arm with fault codes which all need investigating.
6, with our 02 sensor on the exhaust we could not get a 02 reading due to the fact the side exit is so low its scrapped on the road and made holes...
I am sure you will find a tuner willing to flash a map to your car and take your money from you, but Nick will only tune cars which are in a "safe" realistic condition to even think about tuning.
Car you please inform the forum the full details on the situation and give us credit for spending 2hours looking over your car for "free" and advising you of your best option to have a safe running setup which will make good safe power.
You was told to make exhaust air tight and to get another turbo with out turbine housing cracks, maybe a k03s as you have the supporting mods. At the end of the day you cannot expect us to put our name to a car which we can hear, see and smell is not right at all.
End of the day, as I see it the OP has kept quiet, this doesn't mean he's being a pr*ck about it. I think he's kept quiet out of respect and as not to start a discussion.
Audi s3 goodwood green, BAM, n249 delete, 80mm TIP, s2000 air-filter, new turbo, ap coil overs, lots of poly bushes, 15mm spacers all round rolling on 18'' RSTT's
@s3dave - agreed.
If I took my A3 to R Tech, they would probably unknowingly brush it up into a nice neat pile, scoop it up and pop it in the bin.
Just crack on with the points they have said need amending, and continue with the project!
The op said he had a bad experience. Thats not a bad experience. Its an honest and expected evaluation of his car.
He should know that it needs to be tip top to get something like that from a professional.
Now I might be wrong, but surely Niki maps with the emulator then loads on maps via the 'diagnostic socket'. If it was inaccessible then how did you think they were going to load the map on in the first place?! Besides, it is unlikely that it would have been that inaccessible that it would have been impossible for them to get to..
This discussion should be kept between Lee and Niki; neither party will get any benefit out of the continuation of this thread. You have all seen the two proposed sides of the coins and I feel the topic should be left and you can make your own minds up.
I quite often say I'm going to do things.
Then never do them.
Nick has requested I post this on his behalf as the thread is locked.
I think we can leave it at that ok folks, anything else, please do it via PM or email through official channels.Did you want us to map your car unsafe and take your money?? We turned down your £250 because we knew tuning your car would have cost your more in the long run.
End of the day your car is in no fit state to be tuned you have issues to fix and sort out before its ready to be tuned.
As your car is an early AGU is a A3 platform the OBD does not have the pin 43 wire hooked to the obd, for our tool to make coms with the AGU ecu in the A3 we use a patch lead to the ecu with fires up 12v to pin 43 and gives us the means to ID the ecu and read the codes.
I dont think any tuner would "custom" tune a car knowing the turbine housing has a huge crack in, If you had wound up your actuator and running the car on an MCB then its would have been running silly hot lean which would have caused the crack, we need to ask ourselfs what over underlaying issues are there??? we need to know whats what with the car to tune. For us to see a list of 8+ dct codes stored in the ecu mean they all need clearing and to see what comes back and why, but its a waste of time if the narrow band 02 sensor is not getting a reading and also storing a B1S1 fault code.
Take the advise get your car running correct and safe first then take it to a tuner, just dont expect a decent tuner to remap a car which is not safe.
It was a piss off for us as we could have used that booking slot for a car which was healthy and not wasted an afternoon booking slot and spent the time we did on your car again for "free" And there was not thank you at the end of it all from you.
"Thank you for your time and advise I will sort my car out then rebook, sorry about wasting your time today buddy"
Your not the only car we have refused to remap, we refuse to tune 9-10 cars per month but they all end up fixing the hardware faults and rebooking.
Do it right do it once!!