Engine remap 1.4tsi

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Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by OlivierW11 » Wed May 03, 2017 11:26 am

So... given that the 1.4tsi is OK, but not thunderous by any mean... has anyone started looking at engine remap?
I know nothing about them, but clearly there are loads of options out there, from sketchy to ABT (nearly official... kinda...)

Anyone has an opinion? Risk to DSG transmission? or else?

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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Colin Lambert » Wed May 03, 2017 12:30 pm

I would be very cautious about remapping any of the TSi engines. they are pretty highly stressed. To get the equivalent of a 2.0Litre engine out of a 1.4 , they must be at the top end .
Also I know for a fact that although some insures will allow it, others, including AVIVA will refuse to insure any remapped car.
Why did you buy the 1.4 if you aren't happy with it's performance? Normal 0-62 is 9.7sec using launch control you can get it down to 8.5seconds.
But I don't know why Skoda even have launch control on a large SUV it doesn't pretend to be a sports car.
If people want to tear-arse around in an SUV they should perhaps buy a V8 BMW X5.
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Savage » Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 pm

Personally I wouldn't remap a 1.4, 150ps out of that engine is a reasonably high figure for an everyday road car.
The 2.0, I wouldn't have any qualms about remapping from a reputable company if I felt it needed it a couple of years down the line.
As mentioned you will load up your insurance though .... and invalidate your warranty ....
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by KodiaqPetrolHead » Wed May 03, 2017 2:13 pm

I'm told by someone who is familiar with VW engines that they remap themselves to run leaner after a set running-in distance. I'll be interested to see...
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Italy Paul » Wed May 03, 2017 2:44 pm

Anyone have any thoughts on remapping the 125 ps engine?
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Gizmo68 » Wed May 03, 2017 4:30 pm

Savage wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Personally I wouldn't remap a 1.4, 150ps out of that engine is a reasonably high figure for an everyday road car.
The 2.0, I wouldn't have any qualms about remapping from a reputable company if I felt it needed it a couple of years down the line.
As mentioned you will load up your insurance though .... and invalidate your warranty ....
I am no stranger to remapping cars but likewise I am not sure I would remap a 1.4 as it will already be fairly highly stressed to begin with, a remap will typically add approx 30BHP over std.
Whilst it will invalidate your engine warranty, it will only affect directly affected components, so for example a wheel bearing would still be covered under warranty.
Italy Paul wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 2:44 pm
Anyone have any thoughts on remapping the 125 ps engine?
A remapped 125 BHP will probably go better than the 150 does as std, as they will produce a lot more torque, for example the 1.4 (122 BHP) TSi Tiguan goes from 122 - 145 BHP but more importantly the torque goes from 200 Nm - 265 Nm

http://www.sharkperformance.co.uk/volks ... emaps-3896

I notice the 2.0 (170 BHP) TSi Tiguan goes to 250 BHP and from 320 Nm - 420 Nm... now that has got me interested in the TSi :o

http://www.sharkperformance.co.uk/volks ... emaps-3962
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Italy Paul » Wed May 03, 2017 5:49 pm

Does this mean that the internals of the two 1.4 tsi engines are the same, just one is tuned to 150 ps and one 125 ps?
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Gizmo68 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:54 pm

Quite possibly, the difference is probably the turbo, intercooler and map on the car.
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by Colin Lambert » Wed May 03, 2017 6:01 pm

I am obviously being a bit dim.
I simply can't understand why anybody would want to remap a Kodiaq. There is such a wide variety of available engines. If you need more power, buy a more powerful model. Why run all the risks as outlined above.
Seems bonkers to me.
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Re: Engine remap 1.4tsi

Post by KodiaqPetrolHead » Wed May 03, 2017 6:14 pm

- And yet pretty soon Škoda will come along with a VRS version, and many people will want that. All different i guess.
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