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    Great post thanks. Just been looking into a remap as the exhaust and intake mods will be complete soon. But, a quick look at the tdi north website and I'm not so sure. In between £500- £800 depending on hardware once the kpro has been brought. Seems a bit steep. Shame. Back in the day I took my Astra to Courtney motorsport and came out with a custom map for around £200.

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    Excellent write up this mate, explains a lot. Nearly bought the HkS boost editor for my FK8 but pleased I didn't now as I could have likely done something drastically wrong. Instead I'm getting a tuning box from Blue spark. However it's a 3 channel box, the third being a cam sensor so guessing that ticks a big box. It's the first one they'll have done but it means the biz is being mapped specifically for my car with a full day on the dyno!

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    Aw Bless...
    Chris actually seemed happy in his posts 15 years ago!
    What happened man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonstatus View Post
    Aw Bless...
    Chris actually seemed happy in his posts 15 years ago!
    What happened man?

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    You wore him down.

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    Age. I'm far less tolerant to anything in life now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    No, it's a load of crap, also, no text speak please.
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    Jesus didn't realise the article was that old. On another note. Getting a custom tuning box done from Bluespark automative. They've recommended filling up with 99 for purposes of the dyno but I usually run 97. I've asked them the question but waiting for a reply. Do you think this would cause any issue by have the box 'mapped' on 99 but then going back to 97. I'm guessing no as the actual ecu is still in play.

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    Depends on the tuning box. Some are dumb and just trick the sensors into throwing in more fuel or upping boost. If they don't interface with the ODB port, it won't be talking to the ECU.

    If they've tell you to use 99 even though they know you use 97, they're just after numbers on the dyno. Using 97 when mapped on 99 will mean the engine will retard ignition when it detects knock. If it's a dumb tuning box, that could be a bit dodgy...

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    Cheers. I get it won't be talking to the Ecu as such but I was more meaning the Ecu is still active just getting false readings so guessing could still adjust to the different octane, regardless of whether it's getting more fuel than it thinks. What would define a clever box, its 3 channel so boost, air/fuel and cam sensors all in play? I've emailed Tdi tuning to see what they say as they've already got box mapped for the FK8. I'm guessing it should be OK though as every single box could have this problem given the range of fuels people will run on.

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