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    T4 Remap - info and advice please

    Now Ive been discussing with my mate about possibly getting my T4 mapped.

    Does anyone have any experience of this?

    I would love the extra 35bhp but I dont fancy the V-Power prices so would it be worth getting it mapped and running it on normal Shell Unleaded or is that wasting my money/time on a remap.

    Also......where would be a good place for a remap. Any recommendations?

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    HI Antz, i think you will find the p2 t4's should run on 98ron as standard it was the 2.0t that can run on the 95 ron fuel,
    The siemens ecu's are a PITA to map mate, not many people can map them..

    There's a place in Cornwall that can do them for 300, Don at Kalmar Union does the MTE for about 330 IIRC,


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    Getting it mapped and running on 95 isn't worth it imo.

    Personnally i would use 99 in any t4/t5/R even if its not been modified.

    What gary says, i'm sure thats what it said for my t4 on the petrol cap - 98 recommended.
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    I did run mine on V-Power for a few months and then the prices just got too stupid. I worked out I was getting 8 miles more to a tank of fuel and it was costing about 5 more every time.

    Not it gets normal Shell fuel and only Shell. Tried Morrisons once on a fuel light dash one day and it did nothing but throw a hissy fit until I used Shell again.


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    Just been reading online about T4 fuels and people are saying that it MUST run on 98ron otherwise it retards the engine and can cause pre-detonation which is big problems for the car.

    Ive ran mine on shell unleaded for over 2 years now....am I honestly really causing damage or is that just people preaching a big rumour about what happened to a guy someone knew that someone knew that read on the internet about a man that someone knew?

    If V-Power wasnt so expensive Id run it on that all the time. It did feel slightly more responsive but every time i filled up at the pump it was a nice big kick in the nuts


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    It does indeed say 98 ron on the petrol flap, saw it the other day. I run mine on normal, was only last week I put sainsburys premium in and I didnt notice anything different at all. Is that 3 ron really going to feck the engine?

    Link to someone who piggy backed theres. Linky

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    You don't need V-Power. Any 98 or better will do - Tesco Momentum or example. Saves a few pennies a litre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al115 View Post
    You don't need V-Power. Any 98 or better will do - Tesco Momentum or example. Saves a few pennies a litre.
    Where I live the Tesco garage is 20miles in Bridlington and I never ever go there as its 20miles in the wrong direction. Id use V-Power as thats the only local high quality petrol station in the area and happens to be right on my drive to work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haizum74 View Post
    It does indeed say 98 ron on the petrol flap, saw it the other day. I run mine on normal, was only last week I put sainsburys premium in and I didnt notice anything different at all. Is that 3 ron really going to feck the engine?

    Link to someone who piggy backed theres. Linky
    I haven't done mine yet but my link shows someone who has unichipped theirs with success. I was quoted Unichip q+ piggyback ecu, supplied, fitted and mapped for 550+vat. If it works it's a bargain and it's proven to work. The guy I'm going to use is Richard Berg from redline tuning Basildon.

    The can custom map for any hardware mods ie turbo, injectors etc. And the unichip is easilt reversible if you want to remove it from the car for sale etc

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    sounds far too much hassle tbh. If it was a simple remap with nothign else needed that'd be ace but I cba with piggybacking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by antz View Post
    sounds far too much hassle tbh. If it was a simple remap with nothign else needed that'd be ace but I cba with piggybacking.
    Get a generic map mate which should take you to 230 but bare in mind that your injectors will be almost 100% DC. The problem I'm having with my ecu is from factory it stays closed loop even at WOT til 4500rpm so AFRs are 14.7:1 until then, then they suddenly richen to 12:1.
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    You've lost me there mate. I know absolutely jack about ecu's, electronics and that sorta thing. Im used to a world where a pair of Weber twin 40 carburettors is the norm haha.

    All I want is a generic remap but want to know peoples experiences of them. Im not fussed about going for any more power because I like the car as it is. Its only mod is a k&n cone, heatshield and a cold air feed. I dont plan on taking it any further but a map might just finish it off nicely


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    Hi mate, Phone don from kalmar union. He sells MTE generic maps which are supposed to be very good for the modest gains you would like mate.
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    Now that sounds like a plan. Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchyboy01 View Post
    Get a generic map mate which should take you to 230 but bare in mind that your injectors will be almost 100% DC. The problem I'm having with my ecu is from factory it stays closed loop even at WOT til 4500rpm so AFRs are 14.7:1 until then, then they suddenly richen to 12:1.
    What do you mean when you say at 230 bhp the injectors will be almost 100% dc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurchio2 View Post
    What do you mean when you say at 230 bhp the injectors will be almost 100% dc.
    the injectors will be almost constantly open to supply the fuel required for the 230bhp, recommended duty cycle is around 80%

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    remap

    Quote Originally Posted by antz View Post
    Now Ive been discussing with my mate about possibly getting my T4 mapped.

    Does anyone have any experience of this?

    I would love the extra 35bhp but I dont fancy the V-Power prices so would it be worth getting it mapped and running it on normal Shell Unleaded or is that wasting my money/time on a remap.

    Also......where would be a good place for a remap. Any recommendations?

    ta peeps!
    hi mate,
    try this company cause there aint much they dont know about remapping and they will tell you if its worth while and what your gains would be.
    AET MOTORSPORT (richard) - WAKEFIELD - 01924228042
    hope this helps...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchyboy01 View Post
    This unichip seems good where are they based the place that wingaero was on about


    I said a 10 second car not a 10 minute car

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    Hamish at HLM Bromsgrove did my remap on my T4. Superb job. After 2x modballs, 1x Blue label challange, La Mans 24h and many shows in Europe with 215k on the clock and still going I am really happy with it

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