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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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T2 remap sadness

Hey all,

So a few weeks ago I had my T2 remapped! And oh my god. It was amazing. It has gone to 190bhp and 320nm torque. Was like a new car.

Everything was perfect and great! Even fuel economy had gone up!

Then it went for its service and Volvo...

Me being an idiot didn't think anything of it to think sh*t when they do a system update it will over write my map.

It has... It's slow and I'm sad and £270 out of pocket.

Don't fall for my stupid mistake.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 01:30 PM
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Oh my...I'm very sorry for you!

But I'm wondering that your dealer didn't say anything when running the system update. Usually they see that a different software is installed and then should ask why's that...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 01:32 PM
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Rookie error there mate!

Might be worth giving the company a buzz and seeing if they'll reload the map for a nominal fee...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 01:47 PM
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Was yours under warranty still?? I'd love to have my T2 mapped but worry about the implications...
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 06:38 AM
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If your mileage means you only have one service a year why not pay the £270 again? It's a small amount for a years worth of fast motoring!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 12:03 PM
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Where did you get it remapped for only £270?

Rica and others want double that amount.......

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys! Well it had a coolant leak so they changed the water pump under warranty. To be fair surprised they didn't notice as it does invalidate it apperently.

A company in West Yorkshire. Awesome guy bent over backwards to do it.

I'm going to get it re-done at some point but I've just bought a motorbike so I spent my spare pennies haha!

One of life's learning curves hey!

Anyone thinking of doing it. DO IT. Rev limiter gets removed too!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 10:31 PM
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Just out of interest Alex. I've remapped a few vehicles in my time, and the general rule of thumb for power increases with car engines is around 30% for turbo-diesels and 20% for turbocharged petrols (diesels can handle higher peak cylinder pressures than petrol engines). Your remap has boosted power output by almost 60% if the engine was at claimed 190bhp (assuming your T2 is a standard 120bhp). Engines running hot or losing coolent, blowing gaskets, leaking injectors and over-boosting are not unknown after remaps. To be honest, unless you have a dyno readout, you've no way of knowing what true power your engine is putting out.

Not all "remaps" are the same. Stock "maps" can be bought over the internet and flashed in by anyone with a laptop and the software. I'd be careful if I were you.
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