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Any point in getting a 159 1.8 MPI remapped or chipped?

What do you think folks or am I just wasting my money??

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A 159 is never a waste of money imo, especially if it is a diesel. I can't comment about the 1.8 motor....maybe the 1750tbi would/could be/is better? Personally I would go for the 2.4 in sportwagon guise but then this country is the 3rd world...as far as motoring is concerned. From a financial point of view the 1.9 jtdm would make most sense ???
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I think you would be wasting your money to be honest as it's a petrol without a turbo there is slim gains to be had but knowing some mappers they can change the characteristics of engines by changing the map. Not the same thing but a friend of mine has a 530D that has been mapped and the engine is like night and day compared to the standard bmw map that the car came with and there has been no issues either with reliability
 
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As above, generally it is considered not worth it, sometimes you might get better throttle response but not worth the cash just for that I reckon.
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The 1.9JTDm (imo) would be the best bang for buck as regards performance versus road tax versus fuel etc..
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I looked into getting my 1.8TS chipped before. Defo slim gains. The best I found was from a Dutch crowd called Squadra Tuning. They claim gains of 8-10 hp on their chip and slightly higher torque in the sub 4k revs range. Not cheap though think in the range of 250 - 300.
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The 1.9JTDm (imo) would be the best bang for buck as regards performance versus road tax versus fuel etc..
The rare 2.0JTDm is even better than the 1.9 in that regard.
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The rare 2.0JTDm is even better than the 1.9 in that regard.
Yes that is true from what I hear on the techy forum.


Sorry Pete (OP), your question was about the 1.8 engine; in general normally aspirated engines don't really gain much on a remap.. Forced induction is the way to go for sizable gains. But I don't know what the internals the 1.8 could withstand.. besides it's crazy money for something like this on a n/a petrol engine:

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Yes that is true from what I hear on the techy forum.


Sorry Pete (OP), your question was about the 1.8 engine; in general normally aspirated engines don't really gain much on a remap.. Forced induction is the way to go for sizable gains. But I don't know what the internals the 1.8 could withstand.. besides it's crazy money for something like this on a n/a petrol engine:

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Cathal, don't look at this link.
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Some amazing stuff there alright.... Just waaaay out of budget ..
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Cathal, don't look at this link.
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What were you thinking posting that??

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Only 4.5k for an engine...I'll have two then!
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Only 4.5k for an engine...I'll have two then!
Supercharged or turbocharged and fitted!
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