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Hello there, can anyone tell me the difference between the 150 and 190 HP TDI engines apart from the difference in power? The reason I'm asking is I'm looking at having mine remapped off a very reputable company in the north east who have advised me that they can safely remap the engine to give it an extra 40-50 BHP. I was just wondering if the 190 version was fitted with different parts or is it all down to the ECU map? Thanks in advance
 

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Hi, also interested to know. Ive ordered the 190bhp and may look at getting a dtuk box to put it to 240bhp for £380ish.
 

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Hello mate, I was told to stay away from plug and play boxes and also that if I was to get it done to go to a specialist company who put your car onto a rolling road and analyse the data to give your specific engine a custom remap as no 2 engines are identical.
 

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Hello mate, I was told to stay away from plug and play boxes and also that if I was to get it done to go to a specialist company who put your car onto a rolling road and analyse the data to give your specific engine a custom remap as no 2 engines are identical.

Adamsy

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Yeah - a few years ago I put a dtuk box on my BMW 120d.... no end of issues, one major engine management failure - ended up needing a load of work doing on the engine and costing me a packet - proceed with caution!!!
 

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Shock horror :eek: :eek: ...Companies selling tuning boxes will tell you to avoid remaps, and companies selling remaps will tell you to avoid tuning boxes

Just be wary of any engine modification, whether a tuning box or remap for warranty purposes, especially those that promise they are undetectable.

Just go into it with your eyes open about whether it could affect potential future claims. I'm always wary of those firms that seek to maximise the on paper gains...at the expense of real life durability and reliability

If during a diagnostic scan or inspection the online factory diagnostics systems pick up non-factory software, non-standard boost readings or the technician sees visible engine modifications, vehicles are being marked as being modified.. otherwise known as the TD1 indicator which can then be used to deny future warranty claims.

For example: http://www.revotechnik.com/support/sales/is-revo-software-undetectable

I know this as our previous A6 TDI had a Bluefin remap to modestly boost the power from 170hp to circa 195hp and 350nm to 410nm torque. I never had any cause to make any engine/clutch/gearbox warranty claims, but my very friendly local service rep had explained openly beforehand about the process all the VW brands are now using to spot modified cars. I could have gone for any number of firms that would no doubt get better remap results, but played safe. It turned out to be a brilliantly usable remap in real life rather than too peaky.

The A6 was duly noted as TD1 at the next service. I reverted it to the stock map when I traded it in 3 years later.

Bluefin suggest that my current 190 A6 TDI should go from 190hp to circa 220hp and 400nm to 460nm torque, but I've held back from doing that
as I wasn't sure of the durability of the (then) just introduced 7-speed DSG for the Audi, and I certainly won't be messing around with my company car Golf GTD :D
 

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Spot on... my BMW was really good with the box for two years - and then went 'bang'!
 

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Yeah I'm aware of the risks that come with having a remap, I was just wondering what the physical differences between the 150 and 190 engines are . Thanks
 

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Adamsy - I cannot remember where I saw it but the 150 and 190 had different model numbers for the dsg boxes. The difference must be indicative of the power difference...

Sean
 
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