Remapping usually focuses on max torque and max horsepower. But like everywhere else in life. Nothing comes from nothing. If you use the added power, the engines life will for sure be shorter.
Does remapping damage your engine?
Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company. Remapping does put extra strain on an engine, but not a dangerous amount if it’s done properly.
Does remapping reduce engine life?
The remap itself will not shorten the life of an engine. A careful, thinking driver could get say 200K out of a remapped car whereas someone who constantly drove with their right foot, accelerating and braking hard all the time may only get 100K.
What problems can a remap cause?
When pushing the power to it’s limits leads to reliability problems, injectors leaking, hesitation, over boosting, at it’s worst a “blown” engine. The Remap is usually done through the OBD port using something like the “Genius” tool.
Is it a good idea to remap your car?
Remapping the software and fine-tuning the engine can increase a car’s power and torque output, and maximise its overall performance by as much as 35%. It’s highly recommended that car remapping is carried out by a qualified specialist to avoid the risk of engine damage.
Is remapping illegal?
Remapping is legal. Not informing your insurer that you have remapped the vehicle invalidates your insurance and is therefore not legal. Remapping may invalidate your warranty, but that’s a “you” issue rather than a legal one.
Can a remap be detected?
Is a Superchips remap detectable by the dealer? In most cases, no. Some manufacturers can tell that something has changed, but not necessarily what.
How much BHP will I gain from a remap?
You can expect a 20-30% increase in bhp and torque after a remap. This extra performance is accessible across the rev range, particularly at low revs and in the mid-range. A typical 30-70mph run will be reduced by 1.5-2 seconds, and your car will pull better at higher speeds.
Does remapping affect the turbo?
A re-map can ask for too much boost that will shorten the life of the turbo.. But if done well you will be fine.. The biggest killer on turbos is lack of oil..
Is ECU remapping safe?
ECU Remapping is a simple, safe and extremely effective method of electronic engine tuning. It allows increasing the power and torque of the engine, as well as increase driving comfort and the engine’s efficiency.
Can you hide a remap?
The ECU will log the map, even if it’s been returned to factory standard later… you won’t be able to hide it.
Can you go straight to a Stage 2 remap?
Stage 1 remaps & remapping
Most start at Stage 1 & quickly progress to stage 2. We recommend you go straight in at stage 2!
How much does it cost for a Stage 1 remap?
Stage 1 car remap: 180bhp/370nm torque. Price: £249 / £299, contact us to confirm a price for your vehicle.
Does a Stage 1 remap affect insurance?
You must know that even a stage 1 remap could lead to a 20% increase of your car insurance premium. Always check upfront with your insurer!
Is it worth Remapping a diesel engine?
In short no, you can only remap the later diesel engines. … It is not worth remapping a naturally aspirated (non turbo) diesel engine. The power gains are not worth the expense. However if you are driving a turbo diesel that accepts a remap then you will probably see power gains of 30% or more.
Does 40 bhp make a difference?
It’s not just the BHP figure, with a K100 and a proper map, the car will be smoother, and struggle less throughout the range. Better breathing, quicker releases of gas ftw.