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159 ti 170 cambelt prices / MPG and remap

Have replaced the workhorse 159 2.4 with a pretty 159 ti 2.0 jtdm - Its ready for cambelt / wpump mr clutch is £325 all in , anybody use them or what prices at alfa specialists

its a bit flat following the 2.4 and first 150 miles looks like 33mpg - i am thinking of remap - like a middle remap -another 30 bhp and 65nm of torque - does anyone have one with a remap , does it improve it - specially low down

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Have replaced the workhorse 159 2.4 with a pretty 159 ti 2.0 jtdm - Its ready for cambelt / wpump mr clutch is £325 all in , anybody use them or what prices at alfa specialists

its a bit flat following the 2.4 and first 150 miles looks like 33mpg - i am thinking of remap - like a middle remap -another 30 bhp and 65nm of torque - does anyone have one with a remap , does it improve it - specially low down

All advice appreciated !
Remap and exhaust mods transform it completely if done right.
If i had to put it back to 150 etc id sell it.

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Just had mine mapped to 200 and it pulls nicely. Recommend it. What exhaust mods make a difference? Anything else recommended doing with the 2.0? Air filter too?
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Hello thanks for the advice on the remap, does it improve the low down torque and mpg? Where did you have it done ?
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Had mine done by Autolusso. Yes improves low down torque. It's not a huge difference but a very nice one! I think the 2 litre diesel is half way between the older 1.9 and 2.4 but lighter and with map it's a better car for it IMO.
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Mr Clutch I think it maybe down to the individual branch but the local branch to me has not got the best reputation.
Why not use an indipendant specialist in your area?
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when you have these remapped - do you blank the egr ? i have just cleaned the throttle body out and that has helped it pull better - egr & maf clean this weekend - give it every chance !
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Watching this thread as I pick up a 159ti 2.0 Diesel later this week and am planning a Carbon engine clean and mild remap to perk things up (Have done the Carbon clean opn my Vito van and BMW 320d with great results!)
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I've got a 2012 registered 2.0 JTDM 159 TI, so was 136bhp when I got it. I had it remapped to 170. It accelerates much better after remap and performances just fine on the motorways. The remap nearly doubled my insurance premium so something to keep in mind.

I decided not to remove or core the DPF as it would just be a ball ache for MOT's. Would need replaced before each MOT.
 
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Just ensure you take the car to the same place that does your map for the MOT. Easy. Yes egr delete for sure but not DPF removal. This is where I believe things can get a little tricky...
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I've got a 2012 registered 2.0 JTDM 159 TI, so was 136bhp when I got it. I had it remapped to 170. It accelerates much better after remap and performances just fine on the motorways. The remap nearly doubled my insurance premium so something to keep in mind.

I decided not to remove or core the DPF as it would just be a ball ache for MOT's. Would need replaced before each MOT.
Doubled?!?! what???? declaring my remap only added about 60 quid to my premium
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will keep an eye on this - mine is much improved following a quick clean of the throttle body - now gone up 5 mpg - still slow in bottom 2 gears , so remap will be done soon - be interested to see results of carbon clean, how much is that etc ?

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a remap only improves fuel economy (a bit) if you driving which requires a lot of changing gears - think A roads, town driving provided the traffic keeps moving. It wont make any difference on motorways or where there is minimal requirement for downshifting to keep your momentum going
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will keep an eye on this - mine is much improved following a quick clean of the throttle body - now gone up 5 mpg - still slow in bottom 2 gears , so remap will be done soon - be interested to see results of carbon clean, how much is that etc ?

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Carbon Clean cost £100 a pop but I had 2 done and a remap in one sitting so he charged £60 per car. To be fair, I wouls be happy with £100 as it sorted a niggling hesitation from idle, much smoother
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