1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Diesel chipping

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by cocker147, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. cocker147
    Offline

    cocker147 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi

    just got my a3 140 tdi sport chipped!!

    I have been thinking about getting my car chipped for a while (about a year) and finally after much research i went and got it done with a company called motechperformance from the northampton area.

    After speaking to the owner of motech, a guy called mike he convinced me to go ahead, mike told me off the record that he was infact chipping brand new cars for 3 audi dealerships and he had just chipped a new Audi R8 a couple of weeks ago, i thought if someone was gonna have a new R8 chipped why was i worried about my secondhand A3!!

    Anyway i live in hull and drove down to Motech's place, i managed 49 to the gallon on the way down and still cant get my head around the fact i got 52 to the gallon on the way back.

    Car was producing 140bhp before and now its producing 180bhp and its more economical, staggering.

    I would recommend having it done, the car is just miles better, so much more responsive and has got more of a turbo whistle to it, i have come on here to give mike's company a plug because he really was spot on and is an expert on chipping vw/audi cars

    check out his website www.motechperformance.co.uk and it cost me £300

    if your thinking of chipping your car i would give him a call and just have a chat with him


    Audi A3 140 Sport diesel, 3 door, Brilliant Black
    #1
  2. nails
    Offline

    nails New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    i'm currently looking for an A3 140tdi and would definietely be chipping it.

    i was just wondering if anyone on here has got rough estimations of performance figures after a remap

    0-60 and top speed would be good, i know it doesn't always show a fair representation of a cars performance but it gives me an idea of what to expect

    the main reason for the question is i've just sold my 306 gti-6 and don't really want to get bored with the performance of the Audi

    thanks

    tim
    #2
  3. cocker147
    Offline

    cocker147 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi

    i used to have a brand new 306 gti 6 in that strange gold colour and i loved it to bits, having owned both cars the 0 to 60 doesnt give the right indication.

    Yesterday on the way home was on a back road, low revs, tootling in fifth gear at about 1800 revs and wanting to overtake 2 cement lorries (live near a cement factory) in the 306 i would have dropped it to fourth maybe even third but in the audi i just kept it in fifth and she flew past them, the torque is just so impressive

    hope that explains?

    The chipping was done via a laptop by the way
    #3
  4. nails
    Offline

    nails New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    it feels quicker then?

    i loved the 6 but we don't need 2 cars in the household and i'm looking forward to seeing double the mpg!!!
    #4
  5. Staz
    Offline

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,189
    Likes Received:
    47
    Glad you're happy with it mate, and welcome to the forum.

    My dad has a 52 plate Passat. I think it's the 130 PD 1.9 and he's thining about getting it chipped for the economy. I'll pass on your results to him :o.k:
    #5
  6. steve184
    Offline

    steve184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    1
    great idea if ur insurance co willlet you chip your car - i'm dying to get a blufin for my 170 to turn it into 200+bhp but they won't bloody let me!!!!!

    Name and shame!!!! RSA!!! buggers!
    #6
  7. RichC
    Offline

    RichC RAC 500W

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diesel cars do respond really well to being remapped, the torque is amazing. We used to have a 306 GTi-6 in the family and i still stand by the fact that it is probably the best hot hatch ever but that worked well when you took it up the rev range whereas the diesel will use its torque to drag you along in most gears and from very low down. Cocker147's example is spot on in fact.
    #7
  8. nails
    Offline

    nails New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    what sort of top speed could i expect from a 140tdi chipped?
    #8
  9. paul051
    Offline

    paul051 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    145
    #9
  10. dunk
    Offline

    dunk Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    1
    with 180hp, approx 141mph, 0-60 ppprox 7.5
    full blown 240 hybrid approx 155 0-60 approx 5.5-6 secs
    #10
  11. nails
    Offline

    nails New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    thats really impressive, on par with the gti-6 along with much better midrange and mpg!!

    thanks, i'll keep searching for my new car!!
    #11
  12. RGC
    Offline

    RGC I void warranties"!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    1
    Question....

    will chipping a 140 DSG do any damage to the gearbox?
    #12
  13. missviper
    Offline

    missviper Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mine was chipped ages ago by superchips.
    Brill would use them again... If you haven't yet justdo it ... You won't be dissappointed
    #13
  14. RGC
    Offline

    RGC I void warranties"!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    1
    great, is yours a manual or auto?
    #14
  15. dunk
    Offline

    dunk Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    1
    dsg gearbox is regularly used for 3.2 turbo applications in germany up to about 410lb/ft or so, so the chipped diesel isnt going to trouble it at all.
    #15
  16. Wai-Fan
    Offline

    Wai-Fan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    1
    What are the in-gear times after it's been chipped? 30 - 50, 30 - 70 etc. Also does it wheelspin a lot in 1st and 2nd gears???
    #16
  17. dsl55
    Offline

    dsl55 exploring other avenues

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry to resurect this but Mike from Motech has just left after mapping mine and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Am amazed at the difference, more power and torque from far lower down, delivered incredibly smoothly and much wider band of power also.

    Mike knows his stuff as well and cares about you being happy with his work.

    @ wai-fan, might try some in gear timing for you!!
    #17
  18. tmint
    Offline

    tmint Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    what sort of mpg are you guys getting after the remap?
    #18

Share This Page