So nearly two weeks ago i took my S3 for a Stage 1 REVO map at VWheritage in Sussex.
I just wanted to give a huge shout out to the guys that work there, especially Chris and Ben.
Whilst the car was in being done, Chris informed me that the car had already been mapped ! ( I have only owned it for 6 weeks) and double checked with me whether i wanted to continue with the REVO map or not, he also mentioned that the KNOCK was very high on the current map, and that in his opinion it was very poor.
At this point i would like to explain that as stated above i have only owned this car for 6 weeks or so and whilst impressed with the performance, i felt it was a little erratic or hit and miss ! one minute i thought this is quick and the next not so much... this could be explained now by the very high KNOCK that the old map produced and that the ECU was retarding the timing because of this. The car since i have had it has only been ran on Vpower so it wasn't a poor fuel issue.
So anyway, I asked Chris to carry on with the Remap and he spent quite a while getting things just perfect with his colleague Ben.
WOW, what a transformation ! the car is noticeably faster and smoother and the midrange grunt is far better, it eats through gears and the increased redline i feel is a real benefit, I always felt it hit the limiter a little early and had a little more to give. It also sounds great through the REVO Intake installed a few days before ! I love the lift off chatter I have done around 1000 miles since the Map and my MPG has even increased ! 31mpg vs 28mpg before. My wife even said it drives alot better
So once again a big thank you to the guys at VWheritage, i'm really pleased with how honest they were. To be honest they could of just remapped it and said there you go cars done and, although I wouldn't of thought wow that feels like another 40ish bhp i would of been very happy with the results. But knowing that it had been mapped already and feeling the improvements over the old map i really couldn't be more happier, especially with the complete transparency of the guys at VWHeritage.
So there you go, there is a difference between a good remap and a bad one ! you get what you pay for i guess !
Just got to save for stage 2+ now...