Hey guys, I've just been using the search facility to try and find as much information out about remapping my car as possible but I haven't found answers to all of my questions, so I've had to start a thread
I've installed a Pipercross Viper induction kit and I've had a full stainless exhaust system fitted to my 2000 plate Astra G SXi 1.8.
I am now planning on getting her remapped, got the cash at the side of me.
I need to find out which engine I have, I see two engine models for the 2000 1.8, one being the Z18XE and t'other being the X18XE1. What do I need to 'spot the difference' so to speak and identify which model I have?
Once I've found out, I'm obviously inquisitive about the gains that are to be had. On Regal's website, for £295 on the Z18XE they quote:
How 'approximate' is their 140bhp figure?Originally from www.regal-shop.co.uk
Z18XE Software Astra G
This New Generation Software from our German partners, EDS, will give your Z18XE car a power increase to approximately 140bhp with improved torque, superior throttle response with an altered drive by wire program, increased rev limit, better fuel consumption with a more refined map.
They list a remap for the Z18XE but they don't for the X18XE1, is that because they don't support remapping of the X18XE1? The X18XE1 has 118bhp factory BHP figure and the Z18XE has 123bhp factory BHP figure, I'm guessing remapping the the X18XE1 won't quite achieve 140bhp if it starts off 5 bhp less before the remap?
'Increased rev limit', does this mean the last x1000 rev range that is usually unusable between 6,000rpm and 7,000rpm is then usuable, and is that rev range actually going to pull the car along or will it just be putting unnecessary strain on the engine?
Last but not least, I see on the website's engine remaps are listed as just 'software', but I hear a lot of people driving down to either Regal and Courtney and having quite a sessions, i.e. rolling road as standard, the guys do their magic, then a rolling road afterwards, you cough up some pennies and enjoy a refined drive home... Which is what I'm after really - a whole days trip out.
Any help from you knowledgable chaps is recieved with big thanks