DPF removal, EGR delete and remap at Motormech
Thought I'd report back on my experience last week getting the dpf removed, egr deleted, and remap on my 2.4 at Motormech in Birmingham. I know lots of you have given accounts of how things have gone at AHM etc so thought it might be useful to compare the cheaper alternative.
Well, all went to plan, booked in for 12 noon, had a discussion about remap type, I went for the full performance map (takes it up to about 500nm, 255bhp) and had the dpf inards knocked out instead of the replacement pipe (so dpf removed, insides removed, dpf welded back on). I was told it should be ready at about 4-4.30, but my mate and I had done the Bullring to death after nearly 4 hours so we went back at 3.45. The car was just being finished and we watched it being driven off for its post work check. 5 mins later it was back and I settled up (£360) and got under way.
The difference in performance was immediately noticeable, even driving gently back out through the back streets to the inevitable Brummie jams. I've noticed this even more since, at about 1400 or so I can squeeze the throttle and feel an instant delivery of a lot of power, much more than pre-remap. Once we were on more open roads (which was much later) I could stretch it out more and the increased power is pretty awesome. We used an old Road Angel and its GPS speedo couldn't keep up, jumping 5-10 mph at a time. Fuel economy has improved. It did 41mpg coming back (150 miles back to south Norfolk) and that included an hour in traffic covering about 7-9 miles and then giving it the beans off every roundabout home. Drove it up to the north Norfolk coast and back on Friday, me, wife, two kids, stopping at the in-laws on the way, lots of twisty bits, mainly 3rd, 4th and 5the gear work, 60mile round trip and it did 42.5mpg.
I'm very please with the work done, Motormech are a small operation and so might not appear to give the customer service polish that a lot would hope for, but they did what they said they would. We had a full discussion about the remap options and the options for putting a replacement dpf on should MoT regulations require them to be in full working order in future. The chaps at Motormech clearly enjoy doing the remaps, especially on the 2.4s.
All in all, no complaints about the service or the product. What was a very good car is now a fantastic one.