Another Re-map post (yawn)... RemapScience?

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Anyone heard of them, or better still used them? They're within spitting distance of me, and their prices seem very reasonable. I don't expect 40bhp more out of my W210 E320, but if the MPG is improved by 10%, The remap will have paid for itself in... 2months!!!
 
Anyone heard of them, or better still used them? They're within spitting distance of me, and their prices seem very reasonable. I don't expect 40bhp more out of my W210 E320, but if the MPG is improved by 10%, The remap will have paid for itself in... 2months!!!

Look at their web site FAQ, esp the bits about warranty and telling your insurance co, and then consider if you like their standards.
 
Yeah, I read that bit, I am not really sure what seems dodgy? Do all other tuners pressure the owner to tell the insurance companies?
 
Look at their web site FAQ, esp the bits about warranty and telling your insurance co, and then consider if you like their standards.


I have yet to see one warranty from any of these companies that's worth the paper it's written on, or heard of any that have ever paid out. Most of their FAQ pages seem to be copies of every other firms too, very little variation between them last I looked. I suspect most of these remaps all come from the same source under different names.

Russ
 
had myn e270 cdi remapped with them and i am more than happy, the guys at bradford are a good set of guys. I had to take mine back to be redone as when it was don there was a split in the turbo pipe and it through it all out and they let me get it fixed and told me to go back and the will do itagain for me , car running like a dream now and better fuel consumption.
 
I've just thought on anyhow, my car's 10 years old, so unless they're re-mapping my paintwork (still another 20 years left on that warranty, which is as pointless a warranty ever) then I don't have a warranty anyway, right?

The service intervals, could the ECU end up getting re-set during minor or major servicing (thereby cancelling out the re-map instantly)?
 
This is interesting:

'If you still feel apprehensive about taking your vehicle for any warranty or service work with your remap file installed then simply bring your vehicle back to us and will will remove it free of charge. When the work has been carried out bring it back and we will re-install your remap file free of charge as many times as you wish.'
 
To explain my point more clearly.

They say the remap is undetectable. This is just not true.

They don't flat out recommend that you do not tell your ins co, but they clealy suggest you don't.

Do you really want to deal with a co that hints that you don't tell your ins co because the remap is undetectable, when it actually is detectable.

They also say that 90% of ins. co do not charge more if you do tell them. Also rubbish, many companies will refuse cover and the bulk of those that do offer cover will increase the premium.

I'm not against remaps, but use an organisation that provides straightforward accurate information.
 
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That's interesting Raymont, I was first aware of this process when the 'Angel Re-map days' threads kept showing up, and every one of the lads having work done said that when they contacted the insurers, saying they had had economy-improving tuning (as opposed to blistering-performance tuning, which it transpires is sometimes the same thing) the insurers were all fine with it. I suppose the best thing for me to do is to contact my insurer prior to any work. I will keep you posted.
 
Sorry for the hijack.... does anyone understands how this snake-oil works?

VIABTOR - Technical information


Yeah - I do. It doesn't. Or to be more accurate, its impact is not measurable.

In all that big box of clever ECU electronic trickery, do you think that the OEMs never thought to account for (i.e. provide circuitry to prevent) voltage fluctuations for all these fine measurements/readings/calculations? Hmmm.

There have been threads on this product before. At worst, I bet there will just be a couple of wires inside leading to a little red LED. At best, it stabilises the voltage at the cigar lighter. Wow - I need that!

I recommend taking two paracetamol tablets before you start every journey. This reduces the tendency for your right leg to get the jitters, thereby actuating the throttle with smoother inputs and saving you fuel. This would have more effect than that product. And paracetamol is cheaper too. :bannana:
 

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