Hi guys, first post on here after recently joining the site since the purchase of my A4 Cab. Firstly, ABSOLUTELY LOVING THE CAR!!!
Anyway, just back from Frimley, where I have spent most of the day getting a custom remap from Morgan (VAGCHECK.com), and thought I would pass on my comments on the experience.
Primary reason for the remap, is that I commute 15k per year, mostly fast dual carriageway/ motorways. The fact that this heavy car will also gain an extra 30-35bhp, and 45 foot Lbs of torque, was another consideration.
Met at Morgan's at the agreed time, was met with a nice cup of home made tea (thanks Morgan's mum :-), indeed a plentiful supply was provided at regular intervals throughout my time there.
Next it was diagnostic check to ensure no problems prior to the remap, followed by backing up the stock settings. This was followed by a real time diagnostic check where Morgan and his laptop sat in the pasenger seat whilst i carried out some runs down a local dual carriageway for baseline purposes? Once back at Morgan's, he downloaded my stock ECU maps, and these were then sent via email to his partner, who started to customise the settings.
Due to the complexity, and the additional fact that my Cab has the multitronic box, meant that it was a good hour and half before the revised settings arrived back.
Once flashed, more runs were carried out down the same road, what a difference!! For comparison, with the car in 4th gear on stock settings, it took 29 seconds with 100% throttle to reach the limiter. With the revised settings, that figure was reduced to 17 seconds!!
Back to base once again, where a final diagnostic check was made, and I was on my way back home.
The best part was yet to come. Travelling up in the morning, I had reset the DIS and the car averaged 40.5 mpg for the journey. Leaving Morgan's I reset the DIS, kept the speed the same, road conditions were the same both ways, and the car averaged 47.3 mpg on the return. My rough calculation means an increase of around 12-14% which came as a real surprise, as I thought it would be only around 3-4 mpg increase.
So in conclusion, I can highly recommend Morgan at VAGCHECk.com and hope you guys reading this, have found it helpful.
Once back, the revised settings were flashed into the ECU