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

is there any way to tell if a car has been remapped?

Tom_B Sep 25, 2012

  1. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

    292
    20
    18
    would VCDS be able to tell? No 1 son bought a 1.8T with a sports exhaust and a boost gauge - we are wondering if it has been remapped.
     
  2. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

    5,795
    1,183
    113
    It is super easy to tell, what does it boost to?

    Stock cars are slow as ****, if it feels even remotly quick it has probably been mapped.
     
  3. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

    1,089
    11
    38
    what does it boost to?
     
  4. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

    292
    20
    18
    Thanks for both replies: We will go and find out and report back.
     
  5. HEKTOR

    HEKTOR Member

    401
    11
    18
    Stock boost is around 8-10 psi. A mapped car will run more like 14-18 psi depending on the map.
     
  6. jayz_son

    jayz_son New Member

    2
    0
    1
    compare the mass air flow readings to what they should be as standard?
     
  7. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

    292
    20
    18
    Its got a boost gauge fitted which reads in kpa and under load the guage read to 500kpa which i think is about 7.5 psi so it look s like the guage isl for show then.
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    17,769
    673
    113
    500kPa is 5 bar or 72psi :p

    50kPa would make more sense, as thats 0.5bar or 7.2psi.
     

Share This Page