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Remapping Alfa 55 GT 1.9 JTDm

Hi All,

Im looking into remapping my JTD(m?) diesel and was wondering what the main pros and cons were?

In my head i have main pro being better balanced acceleration and power.

Cons being more strain on clutch (primarily), turbo and turbo hoses.

Does anyone have an idea how much faster a clutch will wear with a remapped 1.9?

Also is it easy to spot a remapped GT? I wouldn't like to see what the insurance would quote for a remapped one if you know what i mean!

Thoughts on a postcard!

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Wouldn't worry about the clutch unless you really drive it hard, I can't think of any cons , I can't see many people declaring just a remap on a turbo diesel. You should get better mpg too as more torque means you don't have to use the loud pedal too much. Best upgrade on a turbo application just get it done by someone reputable.
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chose a good remapper to do it, get the EGR deleted as well while u at it .Its the best think you can do for the car save you loads problems block it off at both ends with the blanks you can get .It transforms the car it is very difficult to detect if its done properly .Your clutch may need doing depends on how many miles on it .I had to do mine replaced clutch and DMF at an independent its a big job £ 700 all in be warned











depends on the miles you have done
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I had mine remapped and felt the difference straight away, pulls better right through the rev range.

Not had any clutch issues although i've a new clutch and flywheel fitted.

If you want to see what its like i'm over in Edinburgh Wednesday/Thursday and your welcome to come a drive and see. I don't have any power graphs for the car as the place I had it done doesn't have a rolling road but they said about 180hp. Evolution chips map.

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Had my old GT remapped and never regretted it. Such a difference but the clutch was starting to slip in 5th and 6th around 50,000 miles when I sold it. That could have been the normal life expectancy for it though...
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Best place to get it Mapped in Edinburgh is at Mclennans garage. They work with Gus at Alfatune and do a great job.

I used Mclennans all the time I lived in Edinburgh.
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Mclennans are really good, I had my GT serviced there not too long ago and thought they were very good and reasonable, I dont think they are on the forum are they?

I'd like to hear from anyone who regretted the decision to remap? My trouble is my GT is now 8 years old with 70k on the clock. I dont really think its feasible to remap and have to put a new clutch on it costing about £1k all in when it would only be worth circa £4k soon anyway.

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Depends how long you want to keep it. Those engines are good for stellar mileage.

They aren't on the forum no. Too busy working on alfas!
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This is definitely planned for 2014.
 
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Had my 147 Jtdm remapped about six weeks ago by JJb Motors in York who work with Alfatune, and I have to say it was the best money I have spent on it.

The car is just much smoother with no flat spots and so nice to drive, but also when your in the mood it can make some real progress.

I have planned in a clutch change (uprated) even though mine isn't slipping, along with a Quaife for the new year as it can overpower the front wheels quite easily especially in the wet.

As for the cost per value of the car, I try not to think about that as I do it for my own pleasure, but I will probably have spent more than half the cars value in the last few month's.

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How are you finding the fuel economy? Mine has got slightly worse since the egr blank and delete.
 
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In normal use (ie when the wife drives it) it has improved slightly, gone from around 38mpg average to 42 mpg, she only does a short 10 mile round trip each day in it.

Have to say when I drive it I have a lead foot but on the trip computer I used to be able to get it down to 32mpg and now it stays around 35, although I haven't done a proper calculation since it was done.
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