Engine tuning / remap

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  1. Swift

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    I have had my 2.8jtd Fiat engine remapped by site sponsor Wow tuning, what a difference it makes, more torque eats hills andcseems smoother :thumb:

    Anyone else tuned up?
     
  2. rob kinnear

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    Hi swift
    I had mine remapped last year by a wow agent and I have increased MPG from about 22 to 25+ if I drive at about 55. On a long motorway run it has gone up to 28. The biggest change for me was on motorways there are now far less gear changes on hills as I can now stay in top gear most of the time. I have done about 8000 miles so far and I am vrty happy with the result.

    Rob :thumb::thumb:
     
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    wow did my 2.4 transit mh and what a difference its got more power and better mpg and i have blocked the egr valve off and thats even give me even more mpg:RollEyes:
     
  4. Swift

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    Rob, what engine did you have done?
     
  5. Swift

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    How easy is it to block off the egr, do you just buy blanking plates, and how does it affect the MOT?
     
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    rob kinnear Read Only Funster

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    Fiat ducato 2.8 2002

    Rob
     
  7. Motoberg

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    Is there a discount code for funsters at WOW tuning being a site sponsor and all he asks curiously ? :Smile:
     
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    are you serious ???

    not only will it fail an MOT on emissions ( Geo can advise ?? ) but blocking can also overheat the engine...

    do some research, Google egr valve , before giving bad advice..
     
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    I believe there is indeed a Funster discount...

    JJ
     
  10. Swift

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    Sorry you are wrong, I had a Land Rover Defender and had the EGR's blocked on that, it gave more power and a cleaner engine. I have a Land Rover Discovery D3, unfortunately on the older D3's you could block them without any problem, on the newer version of the engine it keeps the engine light on in the dash, so I am waiting for a fix to solve that then they will be blocked. IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE MOT :thumb:

    By feeding the lower oxygen exhaust gas into the intake, diesel EGR systems lower combustion temperature, reducing emissions of nitrous oxides. This makes combustion less efficient, compromising economy and power. Diesel EGR also increases soot production, though this was mitigated in the US by the simultaneous introduction of diesel particulate filters. EGR systems can also add abrasive contaminants and increase engine oil acidity, which in turn can reduce engine longevity. So in short removing them is good for the engine but less good for the environment, or so they say, but you get more power and less crap recirculating in the engine :thumb:

    As for WOW tuning, they do deals at shows so you can save 10 - 15%, I found this out AFTER I had mine done at home, apparently if you do have it done at home around the time of a show deal they will honour it :thumb:
     
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    I had our 2.8 ducato done by WOW about a year ago, made it so much nicer to drive
    At this years Newbury show they were offering free upgrades to those that had had it done previously
    I asked and they came over to the pitch and did it for me :thumb:

    Happy Daze
    Chrisboyo
     
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    the engine is a 2.4 tdci and i just got a plate off ebay but its the 1 for the disco 3 fits good 2 mins of a job and it sail though mot...runs sweet ands never had a problem
     
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    Will someone tell me what an EGR is please ?
     
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    Wow Trader - Engine ReMapping

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    Remap Prices

    Hi, thanks for the compliments on our Remaps.
    We have recently reduced some prices and our 'normal' price is now £299 for a full custom remap and at the shows they are £255.
    Whenever prices come up there is normally a healthy debate and someone who will say "yes, but so an so are cheaper" thats fine, if you are convinced that it is firstly a custom motorhome remap (we do 'vans much different to delivery vans for instance) and are fully guaranteed by a national company with a good reputation, then go ahead.
    Over 1,000 motorhomes a year pass through our process and have coverred well over 20 millions miles between them, so we kinda know what we're doing.:Smile:
    The reality is low prices are unstainable for a quality product and I wouldn't risk my AT840 on something unproven to save £50!
    Everyday without exception, I speak with motorhomers that are convinced that someone they found on the internet, or some charlie (you know who I mean:Rofl1:) at a show will do it for silly money... my answer to them is normally a question "just how much did you spend on your van?" and the answer is invariably "mmm, see what you mean".
    Finally, for the unconvinced about remapping and its benefits, you can do not better that try it for yourself, you might just be amazed! We're at all the shows and have nearly 50 dealers round the country and every remap comes with a 30 day-money back guarantee.
    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  16. Loujess

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    But when I re-insure, one of the questions asked is 'has the vehicle been modified in any way?" Isn't remapping a modification? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  17. Motoberg

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    Yes, and you 'should' tell your insurers
     
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    Has anyone ever been refused insurance due to a remap.
     
  19. Motoberg

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    I suspect a refusal of insurance is unlikley although an increase in premium is a distinct possibility. Most 'informed' motorhome insurers will realise people do this to help pull the weight along, get up hills easier etc rather than any desire to stick it on pole in qualifying at the Monaco GP :BigGrin:
     
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    Since having a Wow upgrade I have informed both my insures and had no problems or premium increase due to it , Comfort last year and Caravan Guard this year
    Happy Daze
    Chrisboyo
     
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