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Offline Hozepipe

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Re: A wolf in sheep's clothing, maybe this is the answer (Remap content)
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 05:45:55 pm »
A remap at a reasonable price, would you?


Not a chance.

Why not? bad experience in the past?

No, I just don't want to compromise my investment or the integrety of the car. As John501 says, we've probably done this to death but anyways....

In the short term you have the reliability and warranty issues and in the long term you'd have a reduced resale value and lower buyer demand to contend with.

To illustrate the point, I'm just selling my 100% original Porsche 914 and have had over 165 enquiries and several offers in the last 3 days. The offers I've already turned down are considerably more than other 'upgraded' or 'refurbed' 914s that have been advertised for weeks, even though my car is hardly in show room condition.

No one wants to pay good money for cars that have been mucked about with for a whole host of reasons.

If you have only had your car remapped how is a new owner going to know unless you tell them?  Never been an issue with me  in the passed, if the car is in immaculate condition and has a FSH should not be a problem.

Any ECU changes will be time/date stamped. However, as you say, the buyer may choose not to investigate.

It'll probably be the replacement turbo that will give it away. :-X
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    Re: A wolf in sheep's clothing, maybe this is the answer (Remap content)
    « Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 05:53:49 pm »
    A remap at a reasonable price, would you?


    Not a chance.

    Why not? bad experience in the past?

    No, I just don't want to compromise my investment or the integrety of the car. As John501 says, we've probably done this to death but anyways....

    In the short term you have the reliability and warranty issues and in the long term you'd have a reduced resale value and lower buyer demand to contend with.

    To illustrate the point, I'm just selling my 100% original Porsche 914 and have had over 165 enquiries and several offers in the last 3 days. The offers I've already turned down are considerably more than other 'upgraded' or 'refurbed' 914s that have been advertised for weeks, even though my car is hardly in show room condition.

    No one wants to pay good money for cars that have been mucked about with for a whole host of reasons.

    If you have only had your car remapped how is a new owner going to know unless you tell them?  Never been an issue with me  in the passed, if the car is in immaculate condition and has a FSH should not be a problem.

    Any ECU changes will be time/date stamped. However, as you say, the buyer may choose not to investigate.

    It'll probably be the replacement turbo that will give it away. :-X

    Why do you say that, surely the same would apply to  the Fiat remap. I have never had a problem or breakdown of turbo or any other component in the past on any remap I have had done.  What I have had is better performance and better fuel consumption and no buyer has ever investigated. Incindently most have been told.
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    Re: A wolf in sheep's clothing, maybe this is the answer (Remap content)
    « Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 06:12:39 pm »
    Good for you.
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    Re: A wolf in sheep's clothing, maybe this is the answer (Remap content)
    « Reply #21 on: April 20, 2009, 04:23:15 pm »
    You can have turbo problems with an un mapped vehicle, this guy was probably quite unlucky or asked for quite an aggressive map 130-180 is a big ask, car would require more TLC, I had a remapped GT with  between 180-190bhp, ran it just over 3 years, did 60k in it and approx 6 trackdays or club sprints a year, car was driven hard, VERY hard, moreso than you could on the road but more importantly the car was well maintained, lots of oil changes etc, I had very minimal problems with it, hole in a boost pipe and split exhaust front pipe due to Alfas crap design and cost cutting no doubt but everything else was perfect in that time.

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    « Reply #22 on: April 20, 2009, 05:03:16 pm »
    You can have turbo problems with an un mapped vehicle, this guy was probably quite unlucky or asked for quite an aggressive map 130-180 is a big ask, car would require more TLC, I had a remapped GT with  between 180-190bhp, ran it just over 3 years, did 60k in it and approx 6 trackdays or club sprints a year, car was driven hard, VERY hard, moreso than you could on the road but more importantly the car was well maintained, lots of oil changes etc, I had very minimal problems with it, hole in a boost pipe and split exhaust front pipe due to Alfas crap design and cost cutting no doubt but everything else was perfect in that time.

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