What an honour

Yet again a fantastic week at Rapid Remapping, even getting a lung infection doesn’t stop me getting out most evenings this week. Another amazing array of vehicles wanting to be more efficient, thus giving their owners more power and more MPG.

We repaid a visit to a car from the previous week which had connection issue’s with some new probes and we had lift off. These are one of the trickiest to do using 8 probes on the board, takes a steady hand and a lot of patience, but the end results are fantastic turning these family saloons in to what feels like a hot hatch, with an additional 35bhp and torque up 70nm means this car has just under 200bhp

And I started this week with a trip up the M25 to do tune one of my favourite vans, and one of the best looking van’s I think out there. He had a 125bhp version, and it was speed limited as well. Doing these it requires removing the headlight,  drilling out the security bolts Ford fit to stop the ECU being removed, and going direct on to the ECU board itself.

Having a  Performance Tune and Speed Limit removal mean’s he is no longer stuck at the factory limits. But instead is more than keeping up with the rest of the traffic on the motorways. He gained an impressive 30bhp and 60nm of torque, making it faster and more efficient to move materials and tools to site.

 

Also this week, I had the privilege of doing this great Peugeot 308cc, it uses a 1.6 Turbo engine, meaning there is some great scope to tune this engine.  But with all things related to cars they do like through in the curve ball, being a 2010 it should have been a OBD tune, but being late 2010 it turns out they installed anti tune software so again, I whipped the ECU and split it, again this used only 1 probe and wires connect to the main harness port. But being awkward we had to wait for a driver to come back from the software company. but two days later all tuned and ready to go. Taking the BHP up to 185bhp and the torque a massive gain of 60nm for a such a small petrol engine.

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Then on to one of my most favourite place’s in the UK, Goodwood home of Rolls Royce, and Goodwood Racing Circuit and my favourite motor show Revival. This Navara’s owner has an amazing job of restoring and repairing airplane’s he wanted his Navara to have a more linear power band, and to increase his fuel economy. This one is a simple OBD port the 2.5dci can feel a little low on power in these 2 ton vehicles. But giving it an additional 35bhp it takes it 205bhp and torque up 60nm, the client noticed straight away how much better the power delivery was.

 

The last job of the week, was another car, I like the look of is the Ford Kuga this is a 2.0 tdci engine with 135bhp, we took it up to 165bhp and the torque up 65nm meaning this family car should be able to keep up with old rep mobiles on the motor way. This client wanted have the power delivered lower down for ease of getting around the country roads. so the performance tune was designed with that in mind. This is the same as the Navara its all done through the OBD port.

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“ready for the weekend”

Another busy weekend for Rapid Remapping. Having worked my magic on some interesting vehicles at the beginning of the week. I had the honour of working my remapping magic on these 3 awesome cars, each one was different type of tuning, all with the same strong performance tunes, with unmatched reliability developed into each tune.

With an early start of 8.30 a 2008 Volvo D5 185bhp, these are one of my most favourite cars, the D5 is an awesome engine, reliable, powerful and has loads of torque. The customer wanted more of everything, so a performance tune was in order.

 

With this Volvo, they have hidden the ECU under the panel, under the wipers.

I had to remove ECU because to stop people like me tuning the ecu, they remove the K-Line lead from the ECU, so I carefully and expertly drilled a small hole in the main ECU wiring block and insert my probe to connect the ecu, then connected the power and started reading off the software to make changes to it, re-installed the software, checked the make sure the car ran as sweetly as before.

Rebuild the wiper panel and tuck the ecu back in to bed, after a quick roadtest the client was more than happy with the additional 40bhp (wa 185bhp now 225bhp) and increased torque of 85nm over standard, after a few tanks of diesel the MPG should show an increase of around 8-12mpg depending on his driving style.

 

 

Next I was off to Bulford/Tidworth Barrack’s the place where heroes are trained and developed (having a father in the Royal Marines, and have spent many years as Royal Marine Youth Cadet), I have so much respect for the armed forces and makes me think of the one who havent come home.

This Lance Corporal wanted his Seat Ibiza FR, to keep up the the Cupra’s around the area so starting off the 150bhp, this was a simpler to read and write, straight through the OBD Port. So with a Performance Tune requested it gain an increase of 30bhp and 60nm of torque. 180bhp from a 1.4 TSi engine.

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Next was a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi these are the trickiest to read, due to the anti tune software installed on these means you have access the ECU board, and probe straight on to it. But due to a technical issue it wouldn’t read off, time for some diagnostics and email to technical but alas they were closed. So sealed it up and come back another day with the problem fix and to give it another go.

We all know Hardware and Laptops mess around sometimes.

 

More pictures to come as it is only saturday ………

 

Power Issue’s

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Tuning gone wrong, tuning issues? Great care is taken at Rapid Remapping to ensure all our tuning and ecu remapping is of the very highest quality, our tuning  needs to deliver complete satisfaction in every case. But, sadly not all tuners and remapping services are the same ? In fact some are really quite terrible, its easy to make a great website that promises the earth, but sadly all too often customers only find out the tuning and remapping is not all it is cracked up to be after the tune is installed.

Tuning not quite what you were expecting?

Car tuning dealers also get mislead, being promised great tuning files, and great service from their tuning partners ? Only to find out the service is poor, the tuning files don’y work, or the back up and support is not all it was meant to be.

This can give the tuning industry a poor reputation, smoking cars, cars with flats spots, hesitation, poor running, warning lights on, and in the worst case cars that don’t start at all!

 

I purchased this thing on e-bay and now my car will not start? sadly yes, this happens every single day.  Do not panic – we are here to help, genuinely ? we are here to help!

 

If you have been a victim of poor tuning, have a car that is not running, or not performing correctly after tuning and remapping, and your tuner can’t or will not assist we can help.

All this is free for an initial inspection and ECU read.

Please feel free to email rapidremapping@gmail.com or call 07940462224

 

Liam @rapidremapping

 

DIY Camper

Last night went out to do tune on a  Ford Transit, being converted to a camper, it was fantastic the owner had created an area for a double bed above the cab, and talking about his plans to travel Europe with his girlfriend and go mountain biking all over, as well as visit his extended family.

His need for a tune, was to help the van cope with the additional load he would be carrying as well as getting the additional MPG. The results are fantastic with another very happy client with around 40bhp additional power, and torque up around 75nm.

I also fitted a K and N Air Filter, to help with the breathing side of things

 

liam @rapid remapping