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    Hi,
    My first post since purchasing my 56plate CDTi 150 Vectra and probably the opposite question to what most ask!

    Since buying the car i have discovered by a careful look through all the paperwork that the car has been remapped.

    I've pretty much been there and done the tuning thing and not really interested with this car, i just need a nice reliable family car so was thinking about having the ECU reset to standard, i just don't want the risk of problems and really am happy with standard power.

    Question is where to go for a reset? Spoke to my local VX dealer who said they should be able to do the work for £55 but as they had never actually tried to do this before he wasn't 100% sure that it would work. Does anyone know if a Vauxhall dealer will be able to reset the ecu to factory settings ok?

    The other option i have is to go back to the place where the remap was done, he said that they still had the file for the car and would do the reset for £35 but they aren't too local to me and really i'd rather the dealers take care of it just to make sure its right.

    I need a service too, don't suppose its something the dealer would do as part of the service is it?

    Any advice please?

    Cheers

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    all the dealer would need to do is load a generic fecu file for your vehicle
    no different than if the ecu had been faulty and replaced - they would have to reconfigure the replacement - so can't see a problem with them completing it ...
    do you know from the company that remapped it what they have done - it could have been given an economy map rather than a boost ??
    check before you pay to have it removed

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    Another thing to keep in mind is that most tuning tools used by the mapping industry wont actually read out the original ECU file on the EDC16c9/c39 ecu's that these engines use so the original tuner may not even have a copy of the original map file to revert to.

    If you get stuck and want an original file, just PM me I will gladly send it for you (free of charge of course) this way you could go to any tuner and they will be able to reflash your ecu to stock.

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    I spoke to the guy who did the work (dynotech) and he told me that it was a power tune. He did say that they could re-program back to the standard settings but i would prefer the reassurance that it is back to stock settings that i would get from VX.
    Thought the VX price was a bit of a joke though, can only be a few minutes work. Also i guess they will keep a record against my reg that the car has been messed about with although thats not too important as its out of manufacturers warranty now anyway.

    Need to get this sorted before i get too used to the power!

    If I had a map to load as per Pauls offer then what equipment does the garage need to be able to load this for me?

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    To be honest mate If your not booting it everywhere your not going to put any extra strain on the car so I would not even bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-2.2Direct View Post
    To be honest mate If your not booting it everywhere your not going to put any extra strain on the car so I would not even bother.
    As said above, I wouldnt worry.

    If the previous owner has ragged its arse off with the MAP, theres nothing you can do about that now anyway.

    If your driving sensibly then dont worry.

    A point to bear in mind is that even with a power map, fuel consumption is usually better under normal driving, so i really dont see why you would want to change that

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    Thanks for the advice, i have been giving it consideration and decided that really i am happier to just have my car ecu as its should be, i don't want the risk or hassle of future problems.

    Was gonna get my ECU sorted soon so spoke to my local VX dealer and the next nearest dealer and both claim that they cannot return the ecu to standard settings. I'm a bit confused by this as 6 weeks ago they said they could, i wonder if this is a new policy for Vauxhal.

    Guess i will have to go back to the original tuner which is a pain in the arse as its miles away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdii View Post
    i don't want the risk or hassle of future problems

    is the car a cdti 150ps?

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    Yes it is a 150 CDTI, 56 plate.

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    There are claims that a power map will enhance the fuel economy and really is only going to put extra strain on the engine under heavy load. Every day driving, the car wont notice the remap ? Sure reverting back is worth it ?

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