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    confused 1.9 Cdti Engine Re-map

    I am new to the whole diesel engine way of doing but thought i would give it a go, i bought a 2007 Vectra 1.9 Cdti 150 Sri which is no slouch but i would like a bit more so am considering an engine remap.

    How well do these engines take to the remap ? Does the reliability get affected too much ?

    How detectable is it for warranty purposes ?

    Also i know diesels smoke a little but mines smokes blue/black when i first fire it up and when following behind it there are small puffs following a gear change - is this normal ? And would it be made worse following a remap ?

    Lastly does anyone know the main faults on this particular model so i know what to look out for and get them rectified as soon as possible.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Get either a cheapo T-tuning "caterman special" tuning box for around £65 or go the whole hog and get the BSR remap from LMF. (£550)

    Both can be removed before you take the car to the dealers and both give around 190bhp.

    The engine tunes well but as for reliability, it is a fragile engine if you get a bad one. I've had 2 1.9's and had 3 different tuning boxes on them. I had the fuel pump replaced under warranty but doubt it was anything to do with the box as it is one of the things that does break on them

    The DMF is a fragile part, along with the swirl valve, EGR valve, injector wiring etc. etc. when they go wrong, they go wrong.......a lot

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    as tony has said £65 is a no brainer in my book its a dam good place to start and you may find you never change from the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav80 View Post
    How detectable is it for warranty purposes ?
    It's not the warranty you need to be concerned about, it's the insurance if you don't declare it (as if ) and get stuck somewhere that you can't get the mod off before they collect it. Insurance companies are well geared up to look for undeclared mods.

    By the way - what are people's experiences of declaring a remap to the insurance company?

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    expect to pay an extra £250 for a remap, same for a box when declaring insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey68 View Post
    expect to pay an extra £250 for a remap, same for a box when declaring insurance.
    Well I declared my BSR Remap & KN panel filter and at my insurance renewal (albeit with a different insurer) it was only £50 more than my (at then) present insurers were wanting for an unmodfied car. The insurance cover was like for like, same xcess etc. So it does not have to cost a fortune if you shop around

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey68 View Post
    expect to pay an extra £250 for a remap, same for a box when declaring insurance.
    My DTUK box only cost me an extra £74 with Chris Knott, and I'm 24 with 4 years no claims

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    My DTUK box only cost me an extra £74 with Chris Knott, and I'm 24 with 4 years no claims
    Just for interest could I ask you what you do pay for your insurance? (I'm ahem rather older than 24 and I pay around £250 ATM)

    Sorry for the

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    Quote Originally Posted by boba View Post
    Just for interest could I ask you what you do pay for your insurance? (I'm ahem rather older than 24 and I pay around £250 ATM)

    Sorry for the
    Sure, £594 with the Tuning Box, K&N Panel Filter, and Irmscher door pins declared. That's also with a £450 excess.

    It was £520 before adding the Tuning Box, with everything else on there (the other bits didn't load the policy)

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    i had a remap done by regal cost 550 took about 2hrs waiting to get the car into the bay to do the work same it was 12 hrs drive there and back i went for this because the tech2 at vauxhall doesn't know its there so no warranty probs should be around 200 bhp loads of fun on the road
    needless to say the insurance doesn't know hope this helps

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