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Remap and cambelt service

Hi All,

I know this a yet another thread ive posted within last 5 minutes and also another tuning thread, but quick question if i may and straight forward responses would be great...

Should i get the cambelt and waterpump done before i remap my 1.9jtdm?

Ive been quoted 900 for Cambelt service, Remap, DPF removal and EGR (software) blanking.

The tuner/ service will be carried out by a well-tuner in Oxford/ Banbury area.

Question is, is this the right approach, get the big service done at the same time and is that a good price?

Im hoping to remove the awful dead acceleration spot under 2.5rpm and make the car more responsive... is this what i can expect?

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To be honest I would probably get service, cambelt, waterpump & swirl flap removal done together. Maybe add EGR delete to the mix too especially if your existing manifold is choked up with soot. Then see how much better the car runs before deciding whether or not to go down the remap route. There shouldn't be a dead spot under 2.5k rpm, that indicates there is a problem somewhere, its not a characteristic. I just did a similar job on a GT 1.9 JTD and we got 400ml in volume of soot out of the inlet manifold. It drives like a new car now, it feels like it has just been remapped and it hasn't!

Remaps are great, you can get a good 190-200bhp from this engine but it does put a lot of stress on the gearbox, they are pretty fragile things are the M32 6-speed boxes. Remapping a car with issues is bad practice, it makes it harder to diagnose faults (like your flatspot).
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