Would You Risk It ? - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Tuning & Upgrades Discuss performance enhancements for your Alfa Romeo

 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 12 Old 18-12-11 Thread Starter
Status: Tired and emotional....
Unregistered
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 112

Member car:

Brera

Would You Risk It ?

With apologies for being slightly off topic if I may....

My daily driver is actually a company car; a German originated 2.0TDI which shall remain nameless...

Now, said German is actually reasonably quick with 170BHP on top, however a remap would give it 210BHP and enough torque to pull a Cheiftan tank.

My problem is that being a company car, if the map ever got "discovered", I would get the sack, end of.

I know that the tuners all say the maps are undedectable, but it s a low risk high consequence strategy to my way of thinking - what would you do ?
Edward2012 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
156Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 12,881
Realistically legally is it a sackable offence??? If you're unsure why not just get a tuning box (as much as I hate them )
156Chris is offline  
Status: Giggity Giggity...... Giggitygoo
AO Silver Member
 
Alfa155 TS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ireland
County: Dublin
Posts: 3,230

Member car:

75 2.0 8v

how would they find out?? I'd do it
Alfa155 TS is offline  
(Post Link) post #4 of 12 Old 18-12-11 Thread Starter
Status: Tired and emotional....
Unregistered
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 112

Member car:

Brera

Quote:
Originally Posted by 156Chris View Post
Realistically legally is it a sackable offence??? If you're unsure why not just get a tuning box (as much as I hate them )
Well, working on the basis that it would invalidate the insurance,, invalidate the warranty, and land them with a big repair bill if it blew (unlikely i know), then yes it would be !

Pardon my ignorance, but how do tuning boxes work ?
Edward2012 is offline  
rhett71
Status: - Update
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I know my company would sack you if they found out you'd modified a company car without permission. However if you think you can afford the potential grief I would say go for it, but don't be surprised if you get found out by increased tyre wear and possible higher fuel consuption. I've been there and the bean counters will spoil your fun!!!
 
Status: a good shot of nitrous will sort that!
AO Silver Member
 
jbsmith1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 1,968
leave the company car alone as its for work, its not worth the potential grief. I'm quite happy to potter about in a little C2 diesel and electric car for work and look forward to a blast in the Brera in the evenings/weekend. Spend the tuning money on the Brera.
jbsmith1 is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
County: -
Posts: 81
i wouldnt risk it - keep the work car untouched
pete_h is offline  
Status: Meh.
AO Platinum Member
 
NineOneSix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Hertfordshire
Posts: 30,067
Garage

Member car:

GTV V6 3.0

I stuck alloy wheels on my company work van back in 2005 and got a huge thumbs up from the director but they were just OE wheels for that brand so just looked stock.

One guy had his golf GT TDi remapped and it did pull like a train and never went detected within the 3 years of its lease.

More modern cars will probably be easier to detect the mapping though. It all depends on how much you think the risk is and if you think it's worth it.
NineOneSix is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
towney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Hampshire
Posts: 1,782

Member car:

BMW M135i

I would just ask your boss. if they say no out right then dont do it. that way there is no risk of loosing your job.

and if he says yes you can do it with no worries
towney is offline  
Status: skint!
AO Silver Member
 
cannotstop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ireland
County: Dublin
Posts: 1,493
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by towney View Post
I would just ask your boss. if they say no out right then dont do it. that way there is no risk of loosing your job.

and if he says yes you can do it with no worries
What he said.
There is no reason to risk the job and future career over something like that.
Its not like its going to give you a Ferrari beater anyway.

Just be wise about how you explain it, and he might let you do it.
cannotstop is offline  
Damien_C
Status: - Update
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbsmith1 View Post
leave the company car alone as its for work, its not worth the potential grief. I'm quite happy to potter about in a little C2 diesel and electric car for work and look forward to a blast in the Brera in the evenings/weekend. Spend the tuning money on the Brera.
Exactly and it could make their insurance null and void if it ever was to be found out.
 
(Post Link) post #12 of 12 Old 22-12-11 Thread Starter
Status: Tired and emotional....
Unregistered
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 112

Member car:

Brera

Wise words. Thanks all.
Edward2012 is offline  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Tuning & Upgrades

Tags
risk

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worth the risk? robp General Alfa Discussion 6 06-01-11 20:08
Accepting content of a risk assessment braddersR Way Off Topic 27 05-11-09 22:12
Families Told To Remove Doormats Due To Health And Safety Risk Kevin Slegg Way Off Topic 15 29-06-09 08:20
Alfa factory at risk under new merger plan. marius General Alfa Discussion 7 07-05-09 08:06
3.0 V6 engine: Risk of Damage??? drainagain Alfa 164 & 166 5 11-02-06 18:17

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome