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  1. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver Read Only Funster

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    anybody fancy a quantum re map in the south east, just phoned up for one, we can get good discount if have a few done
     
  2. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Be careful I had a Quantum remap by WOW, its been a nightmare, 3 clutches later its gonna cost me £300.00 to get it put right and no support from them at all.
     
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    How does a remap wear out a clutch? Is it not due to the poor driving style/technique that causes a clutch to wear out?
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    clutch is designed and rated for X amount of torque......suddenly its encountering Y amount of torque and cant cope so slips and burns out.
     
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    I have heard of this problem before so not just a one off by the sounds of things, but how just adding a few brake horse can clap the clutch mystifies me surely a vehicle designed for white van man would not use a clutch so close to its load limit?:Eeek:
     
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    forget the horse power in a diesel,its the increased torque that kills the clutch:thumb:
    an increase in torque allows you to hold on to that fifth/six gear longer going up hill putting extra strain on the clutch:Doh:
     
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    thanks for the offer but we are happy with ours as it is
     
  8. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    God I read this and thought, south east we might go there, we could do with a map, I'll have one!:Rofl1:
     
  9. Peter & Elaine

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    A clutch is designed to take a certain amount of torque power pressure call it what you like
    If its fitted to for a example a 120 bhp engine it will will take that torque through all its workin range
    If you increase bhp to say 150 then when you start to pull under load the engine is in effect stronger than the clutch so it will slip

    Now for the good bit
    A GOOD driver can compensate this in how you drive
    Joe blogs who doesnt understand it will just drive as normal and end up knackering clutch

    My advise whould be leave well alone
    Would I have mine done NO and I have driven cars vans and trucks all my life
     
  10. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    All a matter of different opinions and driving techniques I would say.

    Had my Autotrail done 12 months ago and have done about 8k in it. It's now a lot more of a pleasure to drive with a lot less gear changes.

    I'm not one of those that cruises at 70 though and I don't try to get to 60 in under 4 seconds either.

    Make your own decision.

    All the best

    Miss Daisey

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    had my transit 2.2tdci done in 2007, it has now done 140000 miles and will do 41 mpg on average never any problems
     
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    Had mine done late last year as well, much improved driveability now as well as approx 2-3 MPG increase, absolutely no change to the clutch performance as mine was remapped correctly, not full torque from zero revs as some "tuning boxes" do.
     
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    You have to ask why would a member say negative things about a firm that refuses to help after a remap unless they were true not only that I have read the same from others about a remap buggering up the clutch so I know who I believe here is a clue (forestboy)
     
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    after all fiat have remaped the 3.0 themselves, it has gone from 157 bhp to 180 bhp and havnt changed the clutch
     
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    Listen I have no reason to make up a negative comments about any company I simply related what happened to me and the terrible after service I received.

    If you search you will find plenty of information on the clutch issues associated with remapping, I was aware of this before I had it done but decided to go ahead so only have myself to blame. However my issue is with the lack of promised back up if it happened or if I was unhappy. Having said that for every customer with a complaint you find you will find just as many people who are happy with their remaps so you pay your money and take your chance.

    I have a guy coming next week to redo the remap for me (recommended by another funster) which should have been done by the original co. as promised so I'm not against remapping but it needs to done properly to suit the vehicle or can cause more damage than its worth.

    As for me being an incompetent driver, well that's probably true but I bought the vehicle with 18000 miles on the clock then I did another 12000 before having it remapped. Clutch slipping within 250 miles, ok I thought 30000 miles can't blame the remap. Next clutch slipping within 5000 miles oh **** :Eeek: fit another and again slipping within 5000 miles. Now call me paranoid but bearing in mind all the warning about slipping clutches following remaps you can understand my comments.

    Anyway good luck with your remap I sincerely hope you don't have the same problems :thumb::thumb:
     
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    who did your remap so I can avoid them
     
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    Quantum remap by WOW
     
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