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VAGCHECK - Launch MED17 Software upgrades for the TSI/TFSI

Morgan-VAGCHECK Jan 5, 2009

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    VAGCHECK MED17 Tuning – Support for all current engine platforms 1.4TSI – 1.8TSI – 2.0TSI/TFSI

    It is with great pride we announce we are now ready with our Stage 1 & Stage 2 software tuning, for all VAG TSI/TFSI engine platforms utilizing the latest MED17 ECU’s.

    With the MED17 ECU being a new architecture our code developer has been very busy behind the scenes studying the strategies & control algorithms of this ECU family. Together with extensive engine calibration testing & data logging completed on both the road & the dyno, he has achieved nothing short of excellent results.

    This new family of ECU’s will be sure to test the skills of our competitors, particularly if trying to achieve the higher outputs as found with our Stage 2 code. Since the whole thermodynamic cycle is modeled within the code, an advanced knowledge of thermodynamics is required to correctly calibrate the associated models & constants.

    Multiple vehicles have been tested during the development phase, with several different rolling roads used from Dynomet, Maha, & Dynapack to verify our gains. We have averaged the peak recorded figures for all the power verification runs made, rather than just take our best peak figures for the highest run so as to indicate a realistic & repeatable improvement in gains.

    Expect delivery to feel as smooth as silk, with strong linear torque delivery these engines just want to keep pulling right up to the limiter. In fact our code developer jokes "VAG engineers have finally invented the real replacement for displacement.. the TSI engine"

    Our MED17 Stage 1 & 2 remaps are both suited to vehicles with stock hardware, although small engine modifications can be catered for with Stage 2. However since even things like air filter resistance are modeled in the ECU code, it is advisable for data logging checks to always be made when any future engine performance modifications are carried out, & code updates applied if required.

    For those planning more serious HW upgrades we will be offering our Stage 3 code to accommodate, & we expect the release to be no later than March 09.

    In the case of our MED17 Stage 1 code, this is a really light tune developed for the economy conscious looking for a more mild increase in performance & drivability, & whilst the gains are modest the remap still injects a new spark of life with the added benefit of maximum economy and durability.

    Our MED17 Stage 2 code is aimed at those wishing to achieve the very best yet safe gains from their vehicle, & we will spend longer with the vehicle data logging & fine tuning to achieve this. You can be assured of blistering performance, with the above mentioned exceptionally smooth & linear delivery.

    All our MED17 tuning keeps the hardware well within component tolerances, & we do not exceed the turbo specifications as they are set by the manufacturer. Neither do we raise the backpressure & shaft over spin limiters, & these are kept at stock settings with both our Stage 1 & Stage 2 code.

    Also worth noting with our Stage 2 code, is the fact that under wide open throttle our EGT levels are lower than found with the stock code due to our fuelling strategies, & this offers better component protection during WOT cycles which is certainly a consideration for the more aggressive driver or those considering track use.

    We required new equipment to flash these ECU’s via the diagnostic port, & again our developer has tested all the available market options before we made our final choice of tool based upon reliability, stability & recovery. This is now on order & we are expecting delivery mid to late January.

    We are scheduling appointments from Monday January 26th, & as a special launch offer for forum members we will apply a £75 discount to the prices below for all bookings made before February 28th providing a small deposit can be taken to secure your booking.

    Further to this we will offer one forum member, the chance to have our MED17 Stage 1 or Stage 2 code applied without any charge whatsoever. All we would ask for is a detailed forum write up of your honest findings of our service, & feedback on the remap itself.

    We would prefer the free MED17 remap offer is taken up by a keen & knowledgeable enthusiast, who is able to make a factually accurate post in order for it to be as informative as possible for other forum members. This offer is not for those just seeking a free remap, & cannot give accurate feedback !

    MED17 gains & pricing as follows. Please mail us with your vehicle details, if you would like more information for your individual application contact@vagcheck.com

    1.4TSI (Turbo)
    Stage 1 up to 145bhp - 245Nm/180ftlb (Eco tune) @ £299 all in
    Stage 2 up to 160bhp - 270Nm/199ftlb (Performance tune) £399 all in

    1.4TSI (Twincharger)
    Stage 1 up to 190bhp - 270Nm/199ftlb (Eco tune) @ £349 all in
    Stage 2 up to 205bhp - 295Nm/217ftlb (Performance tune) @ £449 all in

    Stage 1 up to 205bhp - 300Nm/221ftlb (Eco tune) @ £399 all in
    Stage 2 up to 220bhp - 325Nm/239ftlb (Performance tune) @ £499 all in

    Stage 1 up to 245bhp - 350Nm/258ftlb (Eco tune) @ £399 all in
    Stage 2 up to 260bhp - 380Nm/280ftlb (Performance tune) @ £499 all in

    The VAGCHECK team.

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