My S3 is booked in to get the Revo Stage 1 map tomorrow and I'm a little bit worried about how it's going to affect my warranty. I called up my local dealership which I take the car to for servicing and they have said that I will invalidate the warranty with relation to any engine component (presumably the turbo as well) and that they will be able to see if the car has been remapped when they plug in.
This I already knew. Although hopefully if I get it flashed back to Revo's standard map before servicing, then as there won't be a power increase they won't think to check.
I don't want to end up footing the bill if my engine blows up, even if it is completely unrelated to the map. At the same I do want more power. I will be putting the remap down on my insurance, so presumably if the worst came to the worst I could fall back on that.
The car is March 2011 so it still has just under 2 years of warranty to run, I haven't had any issues with it to date. I always make sure it is warmed up before the engine comes under any stress, but when it is up to temperature I do like to use it. I leave the oil changes and spark plugs to Audi, and would only top up the oil if the car told me to - I expect I would have to pay more attention to these issues post-remap, is there anything else I need to consider checking more often?
I guess what I really want to know is any bad experiences people have had in the past as a result of remapping (aside from hesitation issues) and how often people have problems so that I can gauge the size of the risk I'm taking. From what I've read people don't seem to have any problems, although I can imagine that if the car already has some minor issues, these will be accentuated by a remap.
Now I think about it, my post is about as well structured as an essay written by a six year old. I probably could have just summed this up into the following question: what is the chance of a remap ruining my car and how much will it cost me?
Thanks for reading the most convoluted post ever