From http://www.auto-tune.co.uk/faqs-ie.htmlBaz53 said:Hi Antrim_Man,
Haven't had this done, but I have been considering it.
Will this invalidate the warranty though?
Once you pay autotune for the remap they restore it at no extra charge. I assume others would be the same.velcrohead said:The thing you would have to watch out for is if you get it serviced at a Kia dealer.
If there is an upgrade for the ECU then then the remap will be erased.
I remapped a previous Mondeo ST TDCi I owned from 150bhp to 180+BHP and the performance and fuel economy improved greatly. The remap back in 2006 cost £250 and it paid for itself in fuel savings.suttonseven said:Recommend you check other sites, plenty of comments from owners on the continent that have had DPF problems after a remap, many have had to revert to the original map or remove thetuning box. I will always say if the car isn't quick enoughyou should have bought a quicker one in the first place. Surely its crazy risking the 7 year warranty, I am certain that dealers kit will detect changes.
Well the Mondeo I remapped is now 5 years modified without a fault. I hope the Kia's are as robust over timeViking Paul said:<h1 align="justify"></h1>
<h1 align="justify">How will it affect my warranty?</h1>
<h4 align="justify">Your car dealer cannot determine a software modification with his diagnostic equipment. Since we modify the original program from each car, all engine characteristics and VIN numbers stay the same leaving the modifications undetectable.</h4>
wrong when we view the car on live data it shows all the ecu peramiters along with air flow rates injection times and pressures so when you car comes in with out any issues we look at the live data and PING Oh sh*t look at thease faulty readings because they are all outside the vehicle Spec
and thats the end of your 7 year warranty on the engine gearbox and axels
I'll bet it has great potential are they fitting another turbo as part of upgrade?Antrim_Man said:
As I said previously. I remapped a Mondeo for £260 and got 35+ more BHP and increased fuel economy. Do the same at the showroom and the price will be in thousands of pounds difference.suttonseven said:That's a tuning box not a remap and where is his proof of the figures, easy to make cliams on a web site.
Just buy a more powerful car in the first place.
As I said. I remapped a Mondeo with these guys http://www.auto-tune.co.uk/ and it made a big difference to the performance and fuel economy. I then had the Mondeo for 3 years afterwards without a hiccup.suttonseven said:Antrim_Man
I presume you had a power figure taken before and after since you claim to know the difference it madeor was that the manufacturers claim?
Don't you think its better to buy the correct car than have the wrong one tampered with by a man in shed and invalidate the warranty if and when Kia find out? If you buy the correct car it may cost more in the first place but it will be worth more when you trade it in.
A tuning box does not repmap the engine,if you are lucky mostonlyalter the fuel pressure and have a fancy sales blurb. Some years ago it was proven than one sold for a G o l f TDi only made the ECU think the engine was permanantly cold by changing the engine temp sensor readings thus injecting more fuel as required by a cold engine, hardly a clever remap and it would never have passed an MOT. To remap the engine the man in shed needs access to the original map in the ECU via fancy software etc, a rolling road or dyno to simulate road/load conditions and many 100's if not 1000's of hours, how many have that? Any thorough professional remap carried out by a reputable company (if you are luck enough to find one)will only apply to the engine it has been done on and willstill invalidate your warranty if found during a dealer read of your ECU at service, see Viking Pauls post above.
In 1989 I had a *****chips fitted to my G o l f by oneof theirlocal agents who wanted to see if it was any good. Supposed to give +12 bhp, better pick up and better economy, all it gave was +3 bhp and CO readings off the scale. Agent shrugged, took it out and did not charge me, honest chap fortunately for me, had found the same with an Astra one the week before. Never had any faith in chips or tuning boxes since. Call me biased but I had a lucky escape.