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ECU Remapping a Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi

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I've had a remapped VW Golf 2.0 TDi 140 and I was happy with the 160+ results.

My new car is a Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi and at 126ps it's a little short in the power department. Can any one recommend either:-

1) ECU re-mapping company that can deal with Kia's

2) Diesel tuning box supplier

I understand that remapping would produce better results, so that is my primary choice. However, with the car being new and under a 7 year warranty, I'm also considering a tuning box that can be removed for services. Main reasons are that I've seen it suggested that during a service, the dealer may either be able to see that it's been re-mapped (voiding any future warranty work) or zap it if they work on the cars ECU. MY previous VW Golf never had an issue during services though.

It's a lower powered vehicle but if it can receive a power increase that would be the icing on the cake.

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Hi!

Welcome to TSN.

Not sure what to suggest. You might want to ring up a Kia dealer and ask about warranty with a remap and if a service would wipe the ECU.

Obviosuly, you can call a completely different Kia dealer to the one you normally use............... :grin:

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Hi!

Welcome to TSN.

Not sure what to suggest. You might want to ring up a Kia dealer and ask about warranty with a remap and if a service would wipe the ECU.

Obviosuly, you can call a completely different Kia dealer to the one you normally use............... :grin:

I've been pointed at a Evolution remap. The company have stated they will re-apply if a service update removes the remap.

I don't believe the Kia will dealer would OK a remap. I asked them about having the brake calipers painted and, after a lot of tutting, they said it would be classed as 'modification' and would affect the warranty!

Another question is would they be able to detect the remap?

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Another question is would they be able to detect the remap?

In theory Yes, if they knew where to look but I doubt they'd bother unless you had major engine troubles.

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