FuelSheepdisease said:Could someone please explain what remapping is?
How much would it cost to get a 1.4 206 remap??bettyswollocks said:Fuel
All modern vehicles use an ECU (Engine Controll Unit) to control fueling. When the manufacturers write the program for fueling at full throttle they tend to program for best economy rather than for maximum power. We set the fuel ratio for best power at full throttle this allows us to modify the program at mid range throttle so that over all fuel consumption is improved.
Fuel ratio for best power 12.6:1
Fuel ratio for best economy 15.4:1
Ignition (spark) timing is also controlled by the ECU this is also an area of adjustment that will release power from an engine. Years ago it was possible to adjust the distributor to adjust timing and replacing the internal centrifugal bob weight springs to help with advance curve, modern day engines no longer have distributors so the only way to optimize ignition advance is to remap the ECU to give a more advanced timing curve resulting in greater power and more responsive throttle.
Forced Induction (turbo/compressor)
Forced Induction is the process of using a mechanical system to force more air into an engine. This includes superchargers, turbochargers and other mechanical systems. Both superchargers and turbos use a compressor to force air into the engine, making it more dense (i.e. more oxygen). When fuel is added this creates a much larger explosion and more power from the engine. These mechanical compressors are controlled by the ECU, remapping the intake boost pressure gains as much as 40% more power.
ok thanks for the heads upchopper1192 said:In the diesel, anywhere from c.£150 to £400ish, depending on whether it's a live or generic map, and how well developed it is.
On the 1.4 petrol it's not worth it. Without some major head and piston work, the TU14 hasn't got anymore to give.
ok cheers, i want the big alloy look with low profile tires and want to get it lowereddamers2000 said:I put 17's on mine and it was also lowered, can't remember how much though but it was low! Didn't have to roll arches etc or any messing about like that
Nothing. Just keep it well serviced and tip top. You'll spend £££s for little or no return, unles you invest in some proper engine-apart work, but that'd cost more than just buying a 180.Rickmates said:ok thanks for the heads up
what would you recomend to get more power out of my 1.4 206??
also what size alloys can you fit on a 206??
okk cheers mate what brakes and suspension would you recomend?chopper1192 said:Nothing. Just keep it well serviced and tip top. You'll spend £££s for little or no return, unles you invest in some proper engine-apart work, but that'd cost more than just buying a 180.
I'd uprate the brakes and suspension (don't just slap on nasty lowering springs) so you can make the use of every last ounce of power you have.
Dunno, as I've never delved too deeply into the strange world of 206dom. I'd stick to reputable makes for the suspension and do shocks and springs, and not just fit crappy Pi springs. Follow that up with some 3d geometry set up, scorchio.Rickmates said:okk cheers mate what brakes and suspension would you recomend?