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Remap, yes or no.

Discussion in 'Tuning, Styling and Performance.' started by Rob.T, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Rob.T

    Rob.T Senior Member

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    I was considering getting my 2011 Cdi 200 estate remapped, when I talked with Mercare about it they told me not to get it done they don't recommend remapping any car.
    So what's the problem, is it safe, are there any pitfalls, why would they not recommend?
     
  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Plenty of maps work well, some cause issues.
    Much will depend on the state of the engine before mapping and how it's driven.
    The only thing to bear in mind isxa remapped car (when driven hard) will be under more stress than a standard car so can reasonably be expected to have a shorter life.
     
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    bembo449 Senior Member

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    I cant think if a single reason not to remap a car , especially a diesel car , I have all four of my current cars mapped inc my old range rover , yes occasionally ive read about mapping issues but ive certainly never had any in over 20 remapped cars that ive owned
     
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    Capra Senior Member

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    Have you ever had any reliability issues? I suppose if you stress an engine/gearbox over and above what it was designed to do overtime something could break?
     
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    I have had cars where after remap there have been issues but I would say it was down the general wear and tear (ie injectors worn on a very high mileage diesel which is going to happen sooner or later. or had clutch on a e60 m5 wore out but very common issue on that car with the mileage it was on)
    my mum has had 3 diesel vehicles remapped and all done lots of motorway miles at times then lots of town driving but again no issues.

    id say if your a careful ish driver and don't abuse the car and the car itself is mechanically healthy then all should be fine with a tune/remap :)
     
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    houseboss2 Senior Member

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    NO to the original question
     

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