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New A3 2.0 TDi Question. Remap related.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by xs2man, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. xs2man

    xs2man Member

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    Hi guys. New on here, but not really to VAGS. Just bought myself a nice 03 plate A3 2.0TDi (138) to compliment my mk4 Golf GTi (running later model turbo, and other mods including piggyback ecu @ 240 BHP).

    Anyway, was looking for some advice. I am thinking of a remap (already, I know), but am quite unsure as to a few things. Well, firstly, who would be good to go to for this? I was thinking something cheap and simple (as I did spend a FORTUNE on my golf, and this is my daily), so maybe like an Angel tunning map or similar. Is it worth it, and what can I expect from just this?

    How strong is the clutch on these motors? I had to replace my clutch on the golf almost immediatley (but I suppose an extra 90 BHP would cause that), but just dont need the hassle of having my daily off the road for a "little" more power. If I do need to change this, what would be the best bet (assuming no further mods), and how much is this likley to cost??

    Cheers for your help.:blackrs4::blackrs4::blackrs4:
     
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  3. Chip-n-spin

    Chip-n-spin ECU Remap & Tuning Specialists

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    Hi Mate,

    if you are interested we are doing a unit called the ST3 on special. Basically you get the unit, 2 modified maps of your choice, which give you the ability to switch between the modded maps and your original.

    See the link in my signature.

    The 140 will go to about 190hp and 290lb/ft fairly easily or anywhere inbetween depending on what you are after.

    Thanks, Mark
     
  4. xs2man

    xs2man Member

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    Very interesting. And could be very tempted. Any forum members reviews on this item? Gotta admit, I heard good things from chipped uk over on ukmkiv from my mk4 days, lol.

    How about my clutch fears though? Thats the only thing holding me back just now...
     
  5. SteveTDCi

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    Mine started to slip on my 2.0 TDi Golf 140ps, that was after 23k, the map was making 182bhp and 405Nm torque, I don't know if that was down to the remap or the fact that I always thought there might have been an issue with the gearbox.
     
  6. xs2man

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    Ok, then. Cost much to replace? Mine is on 72k to be fair, and my mk4 was on 114k when changed. I just don't wanna do it, then immediatley have to shell out for the clutch replacement.
     
  7. skyblue337

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    I've got an ST3 on my 60k miler 2004 8P 2.0TDi.

    I'm very happy with it. the map is smooth but really notice that there is no let up in pulling power as you go past 3000rpm and it definitely makes a big difference in the upper gears. Also like the fact that you have a choice of maps. I'm running the fast road at the moment but I'm going to switch over to the economy map for my next tank of fuel to see what difference it makes to my mpg.

    re the clutch - I think mine is on the way out but I had problems with it a couple of years ago that seemed to mysteriously go away after a service (suspect Audi changed the map as it was a lot smoother but felt a bit slower when I got it back).

    Go for it - at least if the clutch is a bit suspect on the higher torque map you can drop back to economy and still gain some power.
     
  8. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

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    I never changed the clutch in the Golf, just took the map off and all was fine.
     
  9. xs2man

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    I do like the idea of having different maps though. I would probably go for the fast road and the economy aswell.

    Just gotta hope this is still on come payday, as I blew the last of my pay on the car, and wheels for my mk4, lol. Was just looking for ideas just now really, but that looks like a good deal.

    Any idea what clutch I would replace mine with when the inevitable happens though?
     
  10. Chip-n-spin

    Chip-n-spin ECU Remap & Tuning Specialists

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    Put your name down you can always change your mind if you don't want it. It's not a problem.
     

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