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Good evening all.

Now before you jump with "use the search, it's been discussed before", let me assure you it hasn't, not in depth anyways.
As the title says, looking for feedback from people who have remapped a T2 B4204T38.

I have found a tuner who like many others has quoted me 190bhp and 340Nm (picture attached) for £400.

I'm a bit concerned about how this could affect the mechanical parts of the car and if it will cause premature wear. I am aware from reading on this forum that the flywheel gearbox or even the turbo can be affected if you are heavy-footed. I want to hear from people who have done this remap and specifically how it affected their cars longevity.
Also, how much of an impact did this have on your insurance?

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Assume that the T38 has the same M76 gearbox as my T37 engine? I've been unable to find the gearbox or clutch ratings so not sure of its design limits. Will keep the forum posted if I get any issues as pushing 420nm with my map. Note that the T2 engine is mechanically the same as the T3 so experiences with this engine also apply. The only high torque V40 VEA with a manual box is the D4 and this uses the M66 box - probably for its torque specs!
 

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More digging and the D4's use the M66 and others the M76. However both boxes use the same clutch. From what I can see the D4, T2 and T3 use the same clutch so that must be ok for 400nm. So the most likely items in question are the DMF and M76 gearbox. However looks like the B4304T19 engine which as a T4 can also use the M76 box and DMF as per T2/T3 so should be good for at least 320nm and 290hp. That's the technical info only time will tell the reality!
 

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Many thanks for your efforts, quite impressive discovery, as it can get frustrating to untangle Internet information.
Adding to your conclusion, one must also account for owner's style of driving and servicing routine. Even the type of fuel used.
Hopefully I can get a hold of my insurer to find out how big of an impact the remap could have on my premium and I'll go ahead if not overly expensive.
 

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Insurer denied my modification and on top of that, I have to spend the money elsewhere, so no Christmas treat for me. I hate it when they won't tell you why the computer said'no'.
 
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