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Help GT JTD Remap - Now I'm Really Confused


I'm picking up a 2008 1.9 JTD Cloverleaf on Saturday with 34000 miles and a full history. Car drives very well - tight, no rattles or smoke and it's lively but it's not remapped.

My intention was to remap it at Angel (local outlet, decent rep)to 195 bhp so I've done some research on here and it all regens, clouds of smoke, EGRs, blocked DPFs, straight through pipes......

I do around 6000 miles per year with a lot of short journeys but not stuck in traffic and now I'm thinking is a remap going to be worth it? Can I keep the EGR and DPF and just have a remap, give the car a good blast every now and then and service it more regularly than scheduled and all will be fine? Do Angel know what they're doing? (The local outlet in Plymouth did a really good job putting a stainless steel exhaust on my Fiat 20VT a few years ago).

Thing is, the GT diesel in standard form is quick but I have driven one with an Angel remap it was awesome - 100% better and fun is very important to me. Don't say I should have got a 3.2, I've been there with a GTV 3.0 and I've still got the whole in my bank account to prove it!

What do you guys reckon? Thanks for any advice.
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Your car does not have a DPF, get a remap and get the EGR deleted at the same time, this will solve all your problems of clogging up with short journeys, bear in mind tho a remap will put extra strain on your clutch and you may need an uprated one at some point, I still have standard clutch but cannot use full power in low revs in 4,5,6.
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Thanks for the info. Am I right to assume that the EGR removal won't cause problems with passing the MOT emissions test?
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No a diesel is subject to a smoke test only not an emmision test .Getting the EGR deleted is a must it will save you loads problems later on .Mine passed its MOT no problem with the ERG delelted
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as there are different maps for standstill and on the move smoke should not be a problem.
but a Q2 upgrade is favorable. (std diff is only rated about 300Nm - mine vaporized on a Tuned 1.9 8v)
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Not all re-maps are born equal.

It's well worth the money to get a reputable tuner not a man with a van and lap top.
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I have an Alfatune remap. Drives like a different car and puts a grin on my face. No smoke and (indications so far) better economy.

Would recommend. Though I appreciate that Devon is a bit far from anywhere, lol.
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Though I appreciate that Devon is a bit far from anywhere, lol.
except the beach

a bit more oomph is definitely recommended. And so is driving it with a bit of mechanical sympathy for all the other bits taking the extra strain. Apart from that, it should be fine.
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How much would you expect to pay for one of these remaps?
I've an 06' Standard GT JTDM and I'm seriously contemplating the above? :/
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