I’ve got a 2.5tdi 180bhp. It’s running really well, it loses no oil and is averaging 37.5mpg with FSH which will be maintained. I intend keeping this car for at least another 2 years and do around 15-18K per year. Mileage is approaching 180K but the car seems fine. The clutch is new (15k old), CAMS look tidy (through the filler hole anyway), it’s had 4 timing belts, I’ve done the Mr Muscle Turbo clean and the VP44 diesel pump was replaced by the previous owner.
The problem is - I’m jealous! I keep reading about the benefits of remaps or tuning boxes but I’m $hit scared of knackering my car as I need it to last those 2 years so I don’t want to do anything that will cause me problems.
I don’t really need more power/torque as it’s already got plenty for my driving style but I’m a bit of a greedy git and like giving it the beans now and then! I understand the options are....1. Remap - £300>£400 / 2. Tuning Box - £300>£400 / 3. Pedal Box - £200.
The pedal box claims to stress the engine components less. Does anyone have experience of the pedal box on a 180bhp 2.5 tdi, and if so what were your experiences? I cant find any reviews anywhere. Details on the pedal box in the link.
DTE Systems Maximum Response PEDAL BOX | chip tuning boxes from Diesel Tuning UK