Re: 159 2.4Jtdm Remap
Hi Wormus, yes I am listening as I have been kindly pointed to this thread. I don’t come on forums very much any more, due to other commitments, so sorry if I haven’t responded before.
We have done 6 x 2.4 JTD 159's and 7 x 2.4 Brera in the last two months (and even a Fiat Croma - yes - we found someone who bought one!!). Not high volume as we have been suggesting owners to get a few miles under their belts first due to the problems being encountered with the particulate filters - on standard cars, let alone remapped ones, in their early mileages.
The power can be increased safely and consistently without compromising the longevity providing you are not trying to be a big hero over power figures. A safe increase of 45bhp and 55lb ft has so far (and of course we will hold our hands up and say "so far" as these have not been tested to 30,000 mile + yet, obviously and until they have been we will not say anything different) given a superb turn of manageable torque on the FWD, clean delivery and no issues.
We can do the work either directly to the ECU by taking it off the car , opening it up and programming it directly like other companies, or we can do it via the diagnostic port.
With regards to warranty, we have deliberately taken cars back to have diagnostics done, cars in for service and of course we run a fleet of new Euro4 EDC16 Fiat vans - all of which are sign written - nothing has been said by any dealership to date.
There is no way that you can ever say they anything is absolutely undetectable, everything can be proven somehow (even if the USA put some on the moon or not - so they can prove if your ECU has been mapped, but like the man on the moon, its a whole arse of a job to find out and unlikely!)
The so called "tuning boxes" are in ours and any other tuning company's opinion simply for use on cars that cannot be remapped. Why the hell pay £470 minimum for a box of resistors that is only going to give you 50% of the power that a remap could. They do work, do not get me wrong, but its like having the choice of going out on a date with the beautiful nymph or her minging sister , yes you might get a sh4g, but one is preferable to the other when your mates find out :-D (am I allowed to say that :-D).
Marlon, I am very sorry to hear that you did not receive a return call, I will pass your comments onto Paul and if you would like to offer us another opportunity I will personally ensure that you are dealt with immediately and at a very good rate too.
Wormus, I will respond via email in the morning to you if that is acceptable, thank you for your enquiry - I have some 37 to go through from today and will do yours as a priority.
Lastly, thank you to all of you who made positive and kind comments about us.