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I need a remap for my V6, and after reading alot about AMD and the good results they have had with 4mo's I had more or less decided on them.

But now I am not hearing good things about them, I know, I know most of it was with 1.8t's but that doesnt matter. Also they are a very long way from me so it would take a BIG effort to get there for the day.

So who else can do custom remaps for a V6 - and I am not interested in superchips etc as I want full before and after rolling road readout, and honestly think a custom map is the only way to go with the v6.
 

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How will superchips give the same results as AMD as far as I am aware Superchips is a generic chip IE the chip was designed and mapped on another 4motion a few years ago, whilst this is an improvement over the standard VW map it is still not as good as doing a custom map that is performed on a rolling road for my engine.

Because all engines are different manifolds and inlet tracts are different and injectors all have very variable flow rates, plus the original superchip was probably done on a a nearly new engine, whilst mine has done nearly 70 thou, I really think the only way too go is to get a custom map.

I see it a bit like comparing a nice Armani Suit to a Tailored Savville Rowe suit, whilst the Armani is nice and very good there is no way it will fit you aswell as a custom fit designed too your shape Savville Rowe suit.
 

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Get yourself a copy of lemiwinks, up the timing by 2-3deg and run only optimax. Check that the knock sensors only retard by 3-6kW max. Free chip for a n/a car. Thats all a remaps gonna do. Same true with an r32 or v5.
 

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Is this software for real? It appears to have Revo logos all over it, but surely, if it were *that* easy, then everyone would be doing it, right?
 

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MMM I was thinking that I REALLY dont want to be the first to test this against a 4mot ECU, dont mind changing things so long as I can put it back.
 

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Well, it seems to have 'Read' and 'Set' buttons. My 4mo is still under warranty, so I might give it a bash. I mean - would VW *know* I'd altered the settings?
 

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Do as John said and only mess with the Timing Offset, fill up with Optimax then log block 20 with vagcom to make sure you stay under 6KW of timing.

Add in some Millers Octane+ for a little more.
 

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Its not just a case of warranty, you could if you really messed with settings pop your engine, ie too little fuel or too much, pistons getting hot, pre detination problems etc etc

I would leave well alone!
 

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As garry says, just play with timing offset. It realy is that easy. Just go 1 degree at a time whilst loggin timing pull Once you get to about 3kW of pull, don't advance it any further. Leave all the other settings alone.
 

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Also AMD do not give you a custom map it is also a generic chip, they may tweak a couple of parameters but not to your engine specifically more minute adjustments.
 

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Quote: posted by andymac on 29/09/2004 15:20:04

Right Im doing this tonight!

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
 

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Its not very accurate, its done via block 120 if you would like to try it.

You then need to download a spreadsheet for you to enter the data into.
 

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You should feel the extra response that the timing and good fuel makes. I don't know what perameters peole think tuners change when remapping a normally aspirated car. Your ECU are set to be safe with really crap fuel, so all they and you will be doing is moving the timing map up to make use of the better fuel.

The only other thing they change is the speed at which the throttle body opens compared to throttle pedal position. Your throttle would be wide open with the pedal half down. This make the car feel more responsive, but its less easy to drive in traffic.
 
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