Engine Map?

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  1. GeebeeJaybee

    GeebeeJaybee

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    I am sure this has been done to death but we are new so forgive us....

    We have bought our Sea Sharky 2010. It is great - perfect layout for us - immaculate condition inside and out, low mileage (13K) and what we thought was a good price (£23k). Fiat base.

    We don't know whether to have the engine re-mapped or not. It is the 2.2l 100bhp engine which was the compromise when we bought. We have no intention of flying around and will be keeping to 60mph ish anyway.

    We had read that engine remapping would increase the BHp to about 130 and can improve fuel efficiency but the downside is wear and tear on the clutch.

    Opinions on the clutch issue would be welcome

    Jen
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    100 is enough for 60 mph.

    We had 80 on a 2l,and remapped to an alleged 100 now it's fine.

    Everyone says "horsepower" but in fact it's Torque you need for an easy drive. The two are linked of course.
     
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  3. musson

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    I am thinking about it (bluespark tuning box) because I am going to tow a car, but as above it is torque you want, from reading different forums there is more for it than against and some do mention clutches but not many.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I'm firmly in the 'If it works, why break it ' camp

    you don't need more horses, and better fuel consumption can be achieved by driving style.. with no risk to the clutch

    just my opinion
     
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    We have a "Tunit" tuning box, which we've now used on 2 vans, both Fiat 2.3 JTD based - which works well for us. These are plug & play, so easy to install/remove as required.
     
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    If an engine is remapped correctly by a reputable company, there should be no adverse affect on the clutch at all. Torque and MPG and driveability have been improved on mine.
     
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    Two best things I've done on my camper was to fit(myself)air assist suspension and have the vehicle remap.Suspension made the vehicle more stable and the remap gave me more torque up around the 60 to 65 mark.When I took it for a remap I explained that I didn't want to go much faster but needed more power in the midrange when towing my trailer with racing car.I got it and there was no increase in fuel consumption.I would always go for a remap tailored to your particular needs!
     
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