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    Just had my car remaped

    well sort of, It was booked in today for a warrenty repair - the egr valve and a software setting adjustment.

    I took it in, they checked the eger valve, then got down to plugging in a tech2. The mechanic asked told me that i had the version 3 software and if i wanted he could update the whole ecu software to version 10. i agreed without much hesitation.


    after letting it warm up, then taking it for a drive my response is:

    F**K ME - its amazing, no flatspots whatsoever, its soo cool, the noise of the car has changed, its soo much smoother and when you put your foot down, its mental, the rev's dont drop as fast - enabling smoother gearchanges. Its the best its ever been. ever.


    the car is absolutly mint now, i cant beleive that the noise of the engine has changed too, it growls and when you put ur foot down, it screams - sounds pure crazy.


    just thought i'd let you know about my pleasant experiance with vxl
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    Asim, u like ur icons dont ya!!!

    The EGR software workaround is a well known fix on the Z16SE engine

    glad its resolved ur running issues and got u smiling again

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    Asim, u like ur icons dont ya!!!
    lol . I wish I was as hyper as you right now!

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    i have a z16se engine, otherwise known as a ecotech 1.6 16v right? so could i get mine updated to by tech 2? altho i got a remap done cheap from chipped uk and iv noticed a difference in the noise level and the pull i get in 1st 2nd and third is alot more so wud that be the same as the tech 2 or wud a remap of the ecu be better?
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    mate the Z16SE is the later model 1.6 8v engine. I'd stick with your chipped uk remap m8, although you could look at breathing mods if you want more pull (induction and exhaust = breathing).
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    Quote Originally Posted by measorpaul View Post
    i have a z16se engine, otherwise known as a ecotech 1.6 16v right? so could i get mine updated to by tech 2? altho i got a remap done cheap from chipped uk and iv noticed a difference in the noise level and the pull i get in 1st 2nd and third is alot more so wud that be the same as the tech 2 or wud a remap of the ecu be better?
    The software update Asim got only cancels out the EGR if its proving to be causing running problems. Its not just isolated to the Z16SE (1.6 8valve) engine. . . BUT only if the EGR is causing problems - if yours is perfectly correct and in order then why bother?????

    Your Chipped UK remap will be an ECU remap.

    I think Asim's title of "Just had my car remapped" is a little confusing as its not really had a remap - just a software update for the EGR.

    Stick with your pukka remap as its performance orientated and not emissions orientated like the EGR update .

    HTH

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    k thanks mines sweet like
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    My housmate's Z16SE got that new software a while back. Made a huge difference to his too.
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    m8, you wont beleive how much the car has changed, its completely different to drive, and it cucks you back into the seats when you put ur foot down.

    The vauxhall guy did a full software update on the car, the noise has also changed. Its crazy now.

    it sounds like some next level vtec s**t is goin on inside the engine now.

    its mental
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    Sure they didn't give you the wrong car back?

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