Hi all, recently bought a Vectra C (2006) cdti 120 bhp (the 19dt engine I think, the V5 says its 154gms but the fuel cap is on the left - two conflicting pieces of advice I got from this or another site...). I have been looking into getting it remapped but the more I read the more confused I get!
I want to stay away from chip boxes/diesel boxes/etc. as I'm not to keen on their lack of proper intelligence. I've got a quote from celtic tuning who say they can take it to 180bhp for £313, another from e-maps 150bhp for £330 but have also been looking at BSR's ppc and EDS' ipf boxes. I like the fact that the map can be removed, the extra safety they both implement (like not releasing full power when cold etc.), the fault finding on the ipf and the launch control(?) on the bsr unit.
On the regal site they say they can take the 120 and 150 versions to ~194bhp as long as they are 16v engines. How to I check if I have a 16v and what gain would I see if I am unlucky enough to just have the 8v?
I'm aware that almost every other thread like this has ended up in a handbag fight but as I can't find one later than 2008 I thought I'd ask again to see what the latest opinions are. Which option do you think I should go for? Can the Celtic stats really be possible? How members experiences with the ppc and ipf units compare?
Also where is the best place to find whichever option you recommend? The IPF is £550 or so on regal-sport but I've seen it for EURO495 on a german site obv. delivery cost would factor in but would still be cheaper.
p.s. I appologise for this but my gf insists I put the flying pig in the message... ....