Super thanks sir bax!well first thing you should do is make sure people tried remapping that certain car model and once you find such people make sure to ask for their experience and any tips they can give you for the future once you do that certain remap by that certain group/company ...
talking in general most of those who do remaps will keep their maps withing the safe limit for the turbo/engine/transmission and they will give you a warranty and a period of time in which you can try out the new map and if you arent pleased with it you can just cancel the whole deal .
Usually for Diesel cars there are 3 types of remaps , one would be Eco map (saves fuel and adds slightly more Hp), then theres the Powermap which is a decent increase in power while sacrificing Fuel consumption to a certain degree , and finally theres the Ultra/Mega/Super or whatever they may call it which is taking your turbo close to its limit on boost pressure ...
now all of those are supposed to be within the safe range and should not cause any issues in the future , but keep in mind that a remap is extra stress on an engine and it will shorten the lifespan of the cars components (lets say 10% is a fair loss to lifespan) so if your engine is supposed to last 1 million kilometers before dying it will now last 900000 instead (which is really a minor thing )..
another thing to keep in mind that theres is a change for worn parts on your car to burst when the extra power is added , not because the Remap is bad but simply because those parts are old and worn out and the extra power at their age was the last nail in the coffin .. (im talking about plastic pipes , vacuum hoses,air filter) ....
one last thing , once you remap consider doing the regular maintenance more often so if you used to change oils and filters every 15k kilometers , it will be time to start doing them every 10k kilometers just to be on the safe side
I am wary of the ability of oiled filters to actually filter air effectively.
Cost £75 and stopped the flat spot i was getting at 70mph and smokes lessHow much did it cost? Is it worthwhile to DIY?
Did you notice any performance improvement?
I blocked one off on a Toyota some while ago as it kept sticking but didn't see any performance benefit.
Aren't oiled filters likely to be more effective than dry ones in reducing impurities as the stickiness in the oil will catch them?
Presumably they will clog up more quickly and thereby increase the air resistance long term rather than reduce it
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