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Remap don't !!!

A4tdishane Oct 9, 2012

  1. A4tdishane

    A4tdishane Member

    All will be revealed soon lol
    And the cars back up and running now :) thanks to Pete Wilson auto electrics and Tom for all his help much appreciated
  2. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

    what area so i know avoid
  3. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    you didnt buy an ebay special and try doing it yourself ?
  4. glenandem

    glenandem Active Member

    I once got a remap from a guy near Cannock, never again will I use somebody who doesn't have any recommendations from people off forums like this!
  5. A4tdishane

    A4tdishane Member

    Noooooooo way lol although I imagine if I tried it would of been a lot worse lol
  6. A4tdishane

    A4tdishane Member

    Mansfield pal
  7. pauldazzle

    pauldazzle Well-Known Member

    Crikey that's a mess, whoever did that should be shot.
    I've seen chips being removed from pre 99 VAG ECU's many times, & it's always been done using a tiny blow torch & solder braid not a soldering iron. As already stated the ECU should of been flashed through the OBDII port, there was absolutely no need to remove the chip unless they killed it & had too.
    I've had every VAG car (7) I've ever owned remapped without issue.
  8. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

    Please change the heading... this experience should put people off amature reCHIP jobs. No way any modern remap should need a soldering iron. And a before and after rolling road will let you see if it's had the expected results, otherwise it's just hit n hope.
  9. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    I like awesomes map n smoke job myself lol. 150 mile round trip to put it right or have it removed unfortunately wasnt a viable option. one company ill steer clear of in future for sure.
  10. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.

    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    Some very new stuff does :) Did one today actually, but not to any chip itself :)

  11. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

    Looks like it's all heading back to the soldering days anyway.

    New cars not allowing the plug 'n' play way anymore.
  12. BFT - John

    BFT - John New Member

    Hi Coatesy, sorry that's untrue, not at all. Why don't you pop down and say hello to me to see exactly what we do. I'll provide the bacon sarnie and a cup of coffee and we can discuss the 'cow ****' comment! We have all our own master devices, state of the art rolling road and diagnostics etc. So I can't say that is a fair post at all? Infact completely inaccurate. Unfortunately some companies feel the need to circulate bad rumours to make themselves feel better. Bring your car down and we can rolling road it for you free of charge and give you a proper view to how we do things here.

    To be clear Big Fish is solely me and there is no other employees. If anyone is saying they used to work for me please let me know, and I will take it further.

    Kind Regards,
    John @ Big Fish Tuning

    **To be clear this is not for advertising, simply to clear up incorrect information**
  13. BFT - John

    BFT - John New Member

    Coatesy - PM sent to you regarding our company and a free offer to come and visit us with a touch of hospitiality to show you what we do as your comments are 100% incorrect. We have our own facilities, rolling road and master devices etc. So I find this comment unfair and untrue.

    To be clear this was not Big Fish Tuning. We write our own maps and it is solely me. No one works for me or ever has done. A 1.8T you should be able to flash by OBD unless it has been tamperered with a protection board recently.

    I wrote a post but it hasn't appeared so trying again.

    This is to clear up incorrect comments, and nothing to do with advertising to be clear.

    John @ Big Fish Tuning
  14. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    John, thanks for your comments on this thread, I have been keeping an eye on it for a while.

    For now, no posts have broken any rules, they are all based on people's experiences and opinions.

    I'd just like to remind all further contributors to remain respectful of all parties.
  15. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

    I have spoken with john, he has invited me up to his place of work for a look around and personaly show me how his maps are made, to give me a better over view on his company on the whole.

    My comment I made was not because I use a different tuner. It was the the fact when I researched for over a year for where is best suitable for my custom remap all the feedback I received was negative.

    John also mentioned to me there is a few people out there trying to use his name.

    I apologized for any upset I caused but when you here so many bad reviews about a place its only right to advise people against to save heart brake of something happens to there car. Maybe my wording was a little strong.

    I'm sure after my visit to big fish tuning I will have a positive review to give. Which I will be happy to share with other's.
    SilvioD likes this.

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