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What can I safely have my 140 bhp tdi remaped to

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dubindan, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. dubindan
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    It's currently only got a panel filter it is allready chipped but the bloke now had a totalling road and is willing to tweak it up he set a 04 plate 140 bhp with a s3 intercooler and milltek to 209 bhp 8 months ago is this to much for components thanks
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    If you drive without any mechanical sympathy then yes it would be. If you don't rag it once in a while then I am sure you will be okay provided you stay on top of servicing - oil changes, etc.
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    I'm having mine done to 175 and around 380-400nm torque, for 70 quid! Blacksmoke.co.uk is the site worth a read anyway
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    Recipe for Major Disaster! Stick to the major people and you will not regret it
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    I have a 54 plate with BKD engine.. is it a good idea to remap this engine,. Have been informed its not worth the while, will cause engine problems.. any ideas on good major people who know about remaps, located in Leeds
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    Manual or Auto? Whats it mileage? hows the clutch? etc etc all depends

    If you have a high mileage one with a clutch nearing the end of its a life, the remap will make the clutch slip silly.
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    Anything over 180hp will quickly wear and eventually blow the turbo
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    Not long had mine remapped, approx 180bhp & 400Nm & all been fine. Car has now done 120,000. Had clutch, flywheel & engine mounts replaced last year so I'm guessing that the turbo will be next to replace!

    As said, if you have no respect for the engine it won't last long! My dad for instance has blown up 4 'standard' engines in the last 10 years due to lack of oil, one day he will learn!!

    And a remap for £70??? Ok then. You'd be better spending it on premium fuel tbh
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    s3 intercooler on a bkd engine is a waste of money standard intercooler is fine.
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    A bit harsh, just have a search and there's many reviews on the mk 4 forums that are very happy, saying smooth power delivery and the guy is very very helpful
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    Well why pay a stupid amount when you can get it done way cheaper, unless of course your going stage 2 and obviously require a custom map and RR

    Edit: the map is loaded on via yourself which is why it's cheaper.
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    Its a manual, with 75,000 miles, clutch is perfect. Just had the car serviced couple of weeks ago..
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    To be running 190 ish is this okay with everything stock or do I need a milltek for example
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    depends on how its mapped id say 190 max on standard turbo . milltek will help
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    180bhp is what I would recommend.

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    It's just had new turbo anyway plus it's done 50,000 so it's not done a lot of mileage so I'm Hopeing 190 will be okay I hardly ever thrash It tbh so it should be okay shudnt it
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    I bet you'll get a heavy foot and a big grin
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    How much stick can the stock clutch take then? From the threads I've read, it's wise to factor in the price of a new clutch once remapped.
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    Mines mapped with a milltek decat and brand new intercooler plus silicone boost hoses mapped to 175bhp but got 309ft lb torque as soon as the exhaist system beds in you will get bit more bhp only 2-4bhp but all counts so ill need a dyno run, plus last night i took all boost hoses off and found no oil in them at all they were dry which shows my catch can is working
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    Dont think my clutch would hand more than 180bhp and 315ft lb torque plus strain on the turbo running high boost plus dont listen to people who say there car is this n that unless they have dyno proof and any joey can have there car mapped but you will never know figures unless you take it on a dyno take that in consideration for when you get it mapped
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    When you say you have a milltek decat is that it no milltek backbox or silence r bypass did you get may fault engine management light example any power gains you could notice
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    The cat is just after the downpipe by buying a decat milltek system non resonated i have a new large bore downpipe with the cat removed and eplaced by large bore pipework and the pipework continues to a milltek backbox with straight large shiny stainless steel twin tail pipes
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    Sounds beefier and turbo spool up is faster, dont be one of those guys who goes and gets. £50 remap of a joker and then brags that its 200bhp just go to a decent company around where you live and then get them to put it on a dyno and remap it or go to a revo dealer there maps are good you will get 170-180bhp max aslong as your turbo and boost hoses hold boost well also intercooler needs to be good condition but make sure you soend £250+ as cheaper than that i would question the quality of the remap
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    And how much did the milltek set you back, yh it's a decent company with a lot of business no back street job 250 it's costing me allready mapped there but didn't have rolling road so getting it tweaked up abit :)
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    Aslong as you done research it should be ok mate, milltek cost £850 pricey bit i wanted it lol
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    Ive got a custom downpipe for sale if your interested but collection only from derby derbyshire
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    Got a ITG panel filter, cat back Miltek with a stage 1 Shark remap and its fine running 175hp. Still on standard clutch and turbo at 63,000 now, done over 2,000 miles with the map. Just make sure you let the oil warm up when starting your journey and give a good few miles granny driving when nearly home and keep on top of servicing and buy good oil ;-)
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