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Ive just resently purchased an Audi A3

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Stuart Elliot, May 20, 2013.

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    Im thinking about remapping my car, would a remap help mpg, ive spoke to a few ecu remappers in the UK, that will come to my location from £140-£200

    How much would you normally pay for a remap, and is it going to harm my vehicle ??

    Thank you

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    Petrol, Diesel, Turbo ??????

    give us a clue which A3 you bought then you might get an answer ;)
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    What he Said :beerchug:
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    £140-£200 seems a little too cheap for a remap from someone reputable...

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    Sorry i forgot the minor details, Audi A3 Sportsback, 2.0 TDI 150 S tronic.. 13 Plate..

    I did speak with ECU Remapping | ECU Tuning | Remapping Service | Remapping and they quoted me £260 but i dont know which is cheap or expensive.. Or what to pick. give me an idea guys.

    And sorry for being so dumb when i uploaded my post...



    ""EDITED"" i included a domain name, and it put a load of writing in place" ????? :(
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    Hi Stuart

    Your in wrong section mate

    Think you want the 8V or 8P section (this is 8L) ;)
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    You posted in the wrong section dude.....take your band new shiny motor elsewhere ;) lol

    I'm sure a helpful mod will move this shortly to the correct area for you :)
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    I didnt know which section entirely to post in. im a total forum newbie, :)
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    Shiny Motor :) only got 106 Miles on it so far.. :) hoping to keep it for another 100k
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    You have a diesel Audi....100k is barely worn in! lol

    btw- as your car is brand new....not to sure on whether Audi would void you warranty if you get it remapped.
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    How many miles on average should you get from a Audi Diesel ??

    I dont want to void warrenty now you worried me a little. Can they detect its been done ?? Or could i reverse the remap if i have problems.

    I was also thinking of other mods. but not sure what to do. i just want power. not fussed about MPG.. anything you guys can recommend..
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    The std editor will parse links and get the title of the page you have linked to and display that rather than the actual URL... this can be turned off in the advanced editor...

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    I must say, been looking around this forum, and its pretty neat...
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    According to colleague who is an Audi Master Tech they can always tell if an engine has been remapped, even if the remapping has been reversed. But having said that he said most dealers would only be interested if any problem was directly related to the engine.

    I currently drive an 8P 2.0TDI-170 Sportback. My previous car was a 2.0TDI-140 which I had remapped to around 170-175. My current car is so much smoother in the way the power is delivered than the remapped 140.

    Have you checked if your insurance company will insure a remapped car and if so how much extra premium they will want.
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    I have had personal experience of 'come to you and chuck a generic map on' type remapper, working from his driveway usually for beer money.
    Whilst the map i replaced it with from Awesome Gti isnt fantastic, id still recomend an established specialist over the driveway generic stuff. Especially with a new moter.

    Good luck with it but imo if it was my car knowing what i do now, id probably use somebody like VW specialist in lincoln who are authorised revo dealers. Both a specialist garage, and a well known mapping name. Also the likes of Darkside Developments in barnsley, specialist in derv and have rolling road and mapping facilities.
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    The 150 TDI is the new 8V and requires ECU out job so someone thats going to do that on your driveway is taking a gamble on weather/conditions as the ECU has to be opened up and bench remapped. This is after he has removed/drilled out/hacksawn off the shear bolts that hold the cradle in.......these are the biggest tell-tale signs that your ECU has been removed. I have seen many bodge jobs on trying to remove ECU cradles and on such a new car under warranty I personally would think twice about using someone that charges that price for doing it......way too cheap. All the top companies have dealers that can do it but do your research first before committing to it.
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    I agree. There is no way I would let someone mess about with the ECU on a new car on my driveway. May be with the older cars where the remap could be done through the diagnostic port but that is no longer possible. I would want any car of mine done by a specialist in a proper workshop with all the necessary facilities including a rolling road to test it once it had been done together with a guarantee to reverse it if I did not like the result.
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    I agree with the above and also have a brand spanking new 13 plate I want remapped! Took it to P-Torque last month and the ECU software has changed so is currently with the software developers to be de-encrypted. It will be going back to them as soon as this has been done for full DPF removal and remap. These are great cars but after a remapped Leon FR it's sluggish as hell!

    Stay away from flash mappers and get it done on a rolling road so you can see what's been done - not worth the risk with cars of this value!
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