Remapping via OBD is possible on new A3s - MY11 1.8TFSI
A little while ago I posted a thread titled "Remapping via OBD not possible on new A3..." This thread is just to correct that, they can be remapped via the OBD.
I recently investigated using a Bluefin device on my new MY11 1.8tfsi but was told by a couple of dealers and Superchips themselves that it most probably wouldn't be possible because of the anti-tamper code on the new ECUs. This meant that the only way to remap was to remove the ECU.
The advice on this forum was the same, the new MED17.5 ECU could not be remapped directly via the OBD and the ECU would have to come out. However, a few suggested that GIAC and REVO had solved this issue. Looking at REVO's website there is a news announcement that they have got round the security code. So I took the plunge and went down to AMDEssex at Lakeside, a very helpful and friendly bunch of people. They quickly reassured me that it would be possible.
So, one Stage 1 remap later and I've got a new car. The remap has definitely worked. Straight off their premises and the difference was noticeable http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sp...smiley-020.gif. Power delivery is much more immediate and the smile I had overtaking is now a grinhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/gr...smiley-045.gif.
Power: 171.3 bhp (supposed to be 157, a bit of a Audi freebie Brucey bonus)
Torque: 184.4 lb/ft @ 4693 rpm
Power: 214.2 bhp
Torque: 261.1 lb/ft @ 3171 rpm
Sorry for the double post/bump on this but I thought it was worth sharing in its own post. I know this is nothing new for 90% of you Audi veterans but I thought it would be useful for newbies to know that it is possible to remap new MY11 models (at least REVO can do new 1.8TFSIs).