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Author Topic: Remapping a PD115 the easy way  (Read 5655 times)

Offline Mirez

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Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« on: June 22, 2013, 08:09:49 PM »
Well after a recommendation from a friend, I went ahead and bought a remap for the Galaxy. I've done it a different way to most though - simply buy a second fully remapped ECU and swapped it over :)

15 minutes to swap it out with the old one I'm very happy. Its now running at 145bhp which was a noticeable increase and interestingly MPG is already up :) I'll monitor oil temperature for a little while though as there is a noticeable increase. Because I have the Sharan cluster the oil gauge typically sits around 90*c but with the new ECU it runs around 100*c - perfectly happy with that though (the Golf generally runs 100*c to 110*c) but I'll just keep an eye on that for the next week or so.

Ohh and the price? 95 delivered and of course I've always got the old ECU to refit should I ever want/need to :D
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline Mirez

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 02:37:44 PM »
Just a follow up on this, to say things have gone very well. She's been though an MoT and there was no increase in the measured smoke test they do, it still went though as a fast pass :)

The only thing I've had an issue with was the immobiliser - if you started the car immediately then all would be well, but leave the ignition on for 5+ seconds (like you would in winter) and the door LED flashes and the car won't start. A quick email to Lee and he took my old ECU, cloned it to another, remapped that one and then sent it back - it's now perfect so whilst IMMO isn't active in a Galaxy ECU there is clearly some other comms going on!

I still think this is by far the preferential way to do it as you keep your old ECU should you ever wish to revert back and it's DIY when convenient. It's also significantly cheaper then any other remap I've seen out there!!

If anyone else is interested, his details are below!

Lee Metcalf
MOT 7
Unit 1 + 2
Wilton street
Hull
HU8 7LG
01482 329329
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline bigdave982

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 07:18:02 PM »
Hi Mirez
Following this one with interest! Just a couple of questions

Have you or the sjupplier rolling road tested it for power increase or does it just feel better?
Whats the fuel economy like now?
And the kicker for me,,, does having the immobiliser cancelled mean that the pats chip in key(or not lol)  is not used

Looking at a couple of these on ebay but they are dearer than the one in your original post

Cheers dave

Cheers

Offline Mirez

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 08:20:11 PM »
Hi Dave, its a claimed remap from 115 to 145bhp. Rolling roads are clutch killers so it's not going near one of them! Its noticeable quicker though, both in pull and response, and much more then a placebo type increase you get with so called "tuning boxes" its a real lump of additional power that's been added.

My simple test is this; I quite often convoy with the missus on an A road near here and previously the Galaxy and Golf were very well matched however it will now comfortably pull away from the Golf.

MPG wise its risen although the weather may have something to do with that, today we did 42miles on the M4 and acheived 49.3mpg.

Sorry, I may not have made that clear with the immobiliser. Lee is a VW chap and his normal plan is that they ship the ECU with the immobiliser off and you recode it when its installed to enable it. Unfortunately the Galaxy isn't doing the immobiliser the same way dispite being a VW ecu and engine! By sending him my ECU to clone I've had no change to the mmobiliser as I also wouldnt want it disabled!! Obviously the downside is that the ECU isnt plug and play like it is with the true Vdubs so you'll either have to swap twice, or be without the car for a few days.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline bigdave982

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 11:18:07 AM »
Shame about the immobilizer as i couldnt get vag tacho to wirk when i wanted to code a key

Offline Mirez

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 12:23:30 PM »
Yeah that's the problem. Normally VW car's have the immobiliser built into the instrument cluster and it's synced to the ECU using a pass-code. The Galaxy has a separate immobiliser entirely. The weird part is that the factory ECU's are coded with the immobiliser off as standard - there must be some other coding elsewhere that controls it.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline Blueboy

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 11:38:44 AM »
HI  I have tried the phone number for lee but he has moved on.  Does anybody know if he still  remaps ecu's  and a current phone number.
Many thanks.

Offline mike wilson

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Re: Remapping a PD115 the easy way
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 11:09:25 AM »
This seems to be him.

http://www.remapbhp.com/

Listed as a director at present here:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-metcalf-45b65762/?ppe=1


 

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