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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy88 View Post
    Surely if it's not the fault of RTech, but you're not telling anything it just looks more suspicious and worse on RTech?!

    Seems odd to me
    I'm not phased whether its told or not, but I do agree with this comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spatula View Post
    Did they.... forget it was a quattro on Dyno?


    (for all you with a keen eye, I don't know whether or not OP's car is actually quattro)
    Nah its a fwd a3 I know the lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3clarke View Post
    Nah its a fwd a3 I know the lad.
    Well then I'm at a loss

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3-Lee View Post
    Bad experience and don't want people thinking I'm having a moan about RTech So best to keep quiet tbh mate
    It would have been a Bad experience if we had started to tune your car and melted the engine due to the hardware issues.
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    See now that sounds perfectly fair and reasonable, where's the harm in sharing? Good on R-tech.
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    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.

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    Nothing wrong in saying your car needs work either, whos doesnt...

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    @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!

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    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.

    Lesson learnt.

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    All this cause your car had a couple of faults?

    Why not just say it was not Mapped cause its blows more than harbour side prostitute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbhp.com View Post
    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.
    Find it hard to believe il had a huge list of fault codes when I am 110% my car was not code read as my diagnostic socket had fell behind the dash and I forgot to retrieve it from there so the plug is actually in accessible also my car hold boost fine although apparently it holds nothing I'm happy to supply a video of my boost gauge sat holding boost and give you credit for the 2 hours spent looking at my car I got a phone call 30 minutes after leaving r tech saying come and collect it the car was not even there for 2 hours, also my exhaust was blowing but not until it gets hot hmmm unlikly so facts over fiction win for me you told me when I arrived you was busy and had taken the book on over the phone incorrectly I do not for 1 minute doubting the knowledge and skill of niki he is a genius just putting my point across of my experience and the rude way I was spoken to by Ben

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    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..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    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..
    I fully understand that and that would be a valid reason not to map it which yes is my fault its fell right behind the dash the point I'm making is how could they of extracted the faults as long as bens arm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3-Lee View Post
    I fully understand that and that would be a valid reason not to map it which yes is my fault its fell right behind the dash the point I'm making is how could they of extracted the faults as long as bens arm?
    What if they fixed this for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    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..
    I have been thinking this for the last 15 minutes but didn't want to post it; I concur.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    I have been thinking this for the last 15 minutes but didn't want to post it; I concur.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    What if they fixed this for you?
    I checked before posing and still no we're to be seen I wouldn't disagree if socket was back

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    Sorry guys, thread locked at the OP's request.



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    Nick has requested I post this on his behalf as the thread is locked.

    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!!
    I think we can leave it at that ok folks, anything else, please do it via PM or email through official channels.



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