No Coxy you just got carried away with yourself. I tried to tell you but you just took it all the wrong way
The only argument I put forward was that if your only interest in a remap is not for performance reasons but was to delete the dpf, the only difference between a remapped car and a non-remapped car was going to be that without a remap the car still regens, and that used a certain amount of extra fuel.
I suggest you go back to message #80, which you have clearly misunderstood , despite me trying my best to make it clear what argument I was making by putting the following sentence in bold type
What are the associated costs when you compare a car which is remapped to remove regen cycles, compared to one which hasn't been remapped ?
...you just ignored it completely.
Please remember, the thread wasn't about trying to get a cheap remap or a shortcut performance boost. It was just for guys who merely wanted to get their car running as good as it used to before the dpf blocked up. Your interest in performance enhancements, remaps, water/meth etc has, I suspect, caused you to misunderstand that little point.
The only argument i was making was that if the only difference between two cars which have had their dpf's removed was that one was remapped to delete the regenerations and one still had regens, how many miles would it take you to recover the cost of a remap when all you were saving was the cost of the extra fuel used only during regens.
I knew you had taken it the wrong way then...I tried to tell you, thats why I said 'there is nothing wrong with the maths'. That might be a hint to most people to check that they understood what point was being made.....but i had never imagined somebody would take it all so badly out of context, so i left you to it.
I still stand by 420,000 miles as a reasonable distance required to drive to recoup the cost of a remap, when your only saving is the cost of the then unecessary regen fuel
My point was that as far as I could see there was no benefit in getting a remap just to delete regens if you had drilled the back off the dpf. That hasn't changed either. (Maybe apart from adding that if you completely gut the dpf you can sometimes find it smokes during a regen...stopping regens might be beneficial in that case)
Read message 80 one more time to see if I am wrong or not, wind your neck in a bit, and have a merry Christmas. Okay ?
Message 80 > http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ml#post5033866