1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Remapped 1.8TFSI (120) still doesn't feel that quick

Keydogg Aug 7, 2018

  1. Keydogg

    Keydogg New Member

    27
    3
    3
    Hey guys,

    I have a 2010 1.8 TFSI (120) B8 which had the engine rebuild work done by Audi in 2016, since then never lost a drop of oil and it's ran perfect, now on 67k miles so relatively low.

    I decided recently to have it remapped as the 120 is well known for going to 200-210bhp with it being the same engine/turbo as the 160. I had it mapped by one chap who does it on his own, but he's relatively cheap (£150), and I wasn't happy with the result as it felt quicker, but not that much difference (it basically felt like 160-170 to me, having driven similar cars like it). So I wasn't happy and I got him to put it back to stock on the same day.

    I then went to a local reputable company, who charge £295 but are well known for their professional service and remapping success - same result. Car does feel quicker, but definitely not 200bhp quick. I've done a couple of 0-60 tests on back roads and with decent launches I can't break about 8.6 seconds.

    My question is, are there any known issues that might cause the engine to be starved? Do you think that my exhaust system, might be clogged from the engine oil issue before the rebuild? Has anyone else had this issue?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

    6,405
    2,616
    113
    This is why before and after dyno is crucial.
     
    DrStrange likes this.
  4. youngy93

    youngy93 Member

    128
    21
    18
    +1 dyno, never bother with places that dont have one, also useful to make sure the engine is healthy before tuning
     
  5. Tempz

    Tempz Member

    174
    15
    18
    Was in the market for a 1.8 120. Aim was to then remap it. Not sure now...
     
  6. Keydogg

    Keydogg New Member

    27
    3
    3
    I'm sure mine is an isolated incident as I have googled a number of times and no one else has commented about problems.
     
  7. Phlipper1

    Phlipper1 New Member

    28
    2
    3
    Did you swap out the OE air filter and put some Shell optimax...(99 oct).....before the map...?
     
  8. Attila_tdi

    Attila_tdi New Member

    24
    4
    3
    I had a same car (engine rebuilt by audi then remapped) and we used it as a company pool car. It is quick, much quicker and pulls all the way through the revs. I was impressed.

    I have an octavia vrs 2.0 tsi with 220bhp and its not that far off.

    Something has gone wrong with the OP’s remap i reckon
     
    Keydogg likes this.
  9. Keydogg

    Keydogg New Member

    27
    3
    3
    No, I am taking it to my local garage to get him to look and see about replacing fuel filters etc.

    Yes something is definitely wrong but I'm not sure it's the map as I've had two separate maps with the same results.

    My engine management light came on last night and my ODB reader found that my engine is running lean, could be a crack in the intake pipes or something wrong with the oxy sensor? I will get this checked out also.
     
  10. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    3,420
    968
    113
    Get it on vag com.
     
  11. Sippo

    Sippo Member

    31
    10
    8
    Am I reading this correctly? 120bhp to 200+bhp on a stage 1 remap?

    Very unlikely?!
     
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. RJ-8V

    RJ-8V Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group

    530
    140
    43
    The 120bhp is only software downgraded from the 160/170bhp. Vag does that often so they can offer a wider range of different bhp's to customers.

    The 1.2tfsi 86bhp is a downgraded 110bhp
    The 204bhp is downgraded 245bhp
    Etc



    A3 8V Facelift Limousine
     
    DrStrange likes this.
  14. philbell

    philbell Member

    90
    50
    18
    Not at all standard my car made 118bhp with supporting mods, exhaust, intercooler, air filter and stage 1 map I’m making 240bhp n have been for a good 10k miles now
     
  15. Scott.T

    Scott.T Well-Known Member

    752
    290
    63
  16. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

    6,405
    2,616
    113
    Stage 1 120 bhp is 160 .

    Stage 2 ?

    Stage 3 is the 240 ?
     
  17. Scott.T

    Scott.T Well-Known Member

    752
    290
    63
    That Stage 1 would just be flashing the OEM 160 or 170ps tune on.
     

Share This Page