Originally Posted by 9D280
And the reason you can do a "simple remap" and get X more HP out your Focstra / Vecdeo etc is because they have to be sold to both pass the EU emmissions regs, and also show a nice small number in the fuel consumption tests so they get free road tax & make you want to buy it.
Remapping the ECU will (and I describe this at a very basic level) re-tune it for power / torque instead of economy. Thing is your super clean diesel will end up doing it's impersonation of a Silver DB5 driven by a Mr Bond........
...and pass noise tests and have good driveability and start when it's -30C or +45C and have durable gearboxes (some engines are de-tuned to save the gearbox)...and so it goes on.
Yep, there's no such thing as a free lunch, you don't get something for nothing, etc, etc, etc
But, brace yourself 9D280, the last time I (now we) made this point there was a queue of those who knew better. Allegedly