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    Hi, wanting a remap shortly (probably with 'The End') but am a bit concerned that it will put extra strain on the turbos and end up causing all sorts of problems. My car has 65k on it with no sign of turbo problem. Whats your thoughts with regards to turbo's and remaps? Am i looking too much into it?

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    Would have thought remapping would have put some discernible extra load on the Turbo but regular oil and filter changes,
    fitting the vortex oil separator coupled with warming up and cooling down practices will extend the life of Turbo
    far more than remapping will damage it (IMO)
     
     

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    In theory it may reduce it's life, in reality, there isn't any clear lifespan for a turbo, so it's hard to pin it down.
    I would say there's far more variation in turbo life due to the driving style or bad luck than tuning.
    Plenty have let go quite early, often due to breather problems, and high speed driving and shutting them off (and having a hot spinning turbo with the no oil pumping) probably causes the most damage.


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    At 65k I would not worry about the extra strain, but saying that if your going to be abusing it then it's like oat els.

    1 never use full throttle before fully warmed up
    2 give it some beens but never thrash the crap out of it
    3 as said if your just back from a spirited drive let idle for 1 min to cool the turbo
    4 keep up and maintain the car as you should, prob stick an oil change in your self mid service.
    5 now don't worry to much plenty of other mapped cars

    I plan on having mine done but been higher miles and alot older, it needs doing with abit more sympathy.

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    The only thing putting me off is that the cars out of warranty! If i could find a decent warranty company that is guaranteed to pay out if things blow up i'd be there like a shot.
    I know its a new thread but any warranty recomendaions are welcome.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by snow8oard View Post
    The only thing putting me off is that the cars out of warranty! If i could find a decent warranty company that is guaranteed to pay out if things blow up i'd be there like a shot.
    I know its a new thread but any warranty recomendaions are welcome.
    If the turbo go's pop !! its down to lack of respect ! poor service , poor oil etc etc... A re-map can ask for too much boost that will shorten the life of the turbo.. But if done well you will be fine.. The biggest killer on turbos is lack of oil.. TDi cars use oil ! so cheack and the age of them... There old there more than likey week...

    But when you re-map a car you must understande that your pushing the turbo harder..
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    while its true that upping the boost will put extra strain on the turbo (only cos its spinning faster), its my opinion that the sort of person that spends their hard earned on these maps is a car enthusiast??? car enthusiasts are the type of people that will change the oil every 6 months and generally look after their cars.
    also, if the blower does go pop then its a perfect excuse to fit an uprated hybrid to replace it with...win/win lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by snow8oard View Post
    The only thing putting me off is that the cars out of warranty! If i could find a decent warranty company that is guaranteed to pay out if things blow up i'd be there like a shot.
    I know its a new thread but any warranty recomendaions are welcome.
    If you want a warranty sorry can't help never had one, other then what bit you get with any car from a garage.

    But what I read about on all forums, is FBMWSH is a must. Any missing stamps or late services (think there is a small time scale) then they just don't pay.

    Not 100% abit of a stab in the dark, but why would any warranty comp check for a remap??? Maybe somebody can answer this, but I would have thought they wunt. Even though this is a easy get out of Paying a claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motechmike View Post
    If the turbo go's pop !! its down to lack of respect ! poor service , poor oil etc etc... A re-map can ask for too much boost that will shorten the life of the turbo.. But if done well you will be fine.. The biggest killer on turbos is lack of oil.. TDi cars use oil ! so cheack and the age of them... There old there more than likey week...

    But when you re-map a car you must understande that your pushing the turbo harder..
    I agree,poor maintenance is the biggest killer of turbos and cars in general
     
     

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    Depends on how much extra power you want out of the car as well, if your going for a map with really high figures you will shorten the turbo life.

    and +1 for what everyone else has said
     
     

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