let us know how it is, i did hear about the oettenger conversion being approved by VW, do you know any more than that ?, why did you go with them as they offer less power than AMD for exampleHi Guys, after weeks of deliberation I've booked the GTI in on Friday for an Oettinger remap to 235bhp. Should hopefully be a fun drive home !
If an Oettinger and an AmD GTI were dynoed back to back on the same dyno I think the differential would be less than 15bhp. Oettinger don't offer less than AmD they just make a different claim in their blurb.let us know how it is, i did hear about the oettenger conversion being approved by VW, do you know any more than that ?, why did you go with them as they offer less power than AMD for exampleHi Guys, after weeks of deliberation I've booked the GTI in on Friday for an Oettinger remap to 235bhp. Should hopefully be a fun drive home !
Do you have any info about this approval from VW uk, have you actually spoken to someone at VW about this ?, if that is really the case them i am going with them also, i have a dsg car so would like to keep things in warranty. Where abouts are RSD ? and how much is it costing you ?I went with the Oettinger chip basically because it is approved by VW. Had a long chat with RSD about the VW warranty and if anything goes wrong then I can take it to any VW dealer for repairs. Any damage caused to the engine by the chip is taken care of via an arrangement between VW UK and RSD.
235bhp vs 250bhp really wasn't a big deal to me. I will probably find it easier to put the 235bhp down than the 250bhp on the roads round here. Also, the new Leon Cupra R will run 240bhp so I felt quite comfortable about the reliability of running the engine at 235bhp.
I spoke to RSD and they are now covering DSG GTI's, the conversion is not really approved as such, however acording to RSD VW are aware of their work and if you told you local dealer you have the conversion they will not kick up a fuss about it. All sounds great to me, has anyone spoken to VW about this conversion ?Yes there is plenty of info in the Group Buy thread
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it all sounds really good to me, you will have to let us know what you think of the conversion. Have you actually spoken to VW customer service about it ?, it would be interesting to see what they sayok, here's the extract lifted from an RSD email I received:
The cost for the conversion is ?695.00 + the VAT and as an approved supplier to Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd (Supplier No. U762) we have to match the manufacturers warranty. A copy of the conversions that we do/done are kept at MK at their legal department. Failure for us to comply with our contractual agreement with Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd would mean suspension of our contract for 9 months! (very costly for our work that we do with them).
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o>I'm almost positive that because the Oettinger conversion is TuV approved, the 235bhp they quote is the minimum power gain you will see.</o>
A simple check on the ECU will tell them you have software there that shouldnt be there.But, being 'devils advocate' do you need to tell your insurance company ? I can understand if your car visually looks like its been modified, but engine management software ? I'm not so sure. What insurance company do anyone know that driven a crashed car to see if they think its quicker than standard ? how do they know how quick a standard GTI is and odds on, if you have stuffed a GTI its not going to be driven anywhere.