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Well I phoned my insurance company today to find out how much my premium would go up if I had my 2.2l engine re-mapped. They had to ring their underwriter to check, and came back to me to say that they would not insure my Evoque if it had a re-map! Can anyone recommend a company that will insure if I have it remapped?
Wonder how the 44,000 recalls will get on, as JLR must have to re-map all these engines?:wink:
 

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The whole question of the recall will is entirely speculative at the moment. As of today, my local dealership has had no information on what needs to be done - and it may be different for each model recalled. One thing JLR have said is that is that is intended to decrease CO2 emissions which may result in a slight loss in performance and/or increase in AdBlue usage. How manufacturers choose to set up their engines does not bother insurance companies as they can calculate the risks based on the performance figures provided by the manufacturer.

What really gives insurers the cold shivers is engines remapped by owners with absolutely no knowledge of how that will change the performance figures and the effect on other systems within the car like brakes, suspension, ABS, Stability Control, etc as well as driver reactions.

Also, you don't say how old your car is but, if it's still within the warranty period, have you checked whether the warranty will be affected?
 

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I had my 2 year old Kuga remapped a few years ago from 170 to over 200 bhp. Made a big difference to the performance, I had a stainlesss exhaust fitted at the same time. The ins was hardly effected, only went up a few quid. Result
 

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Looks like it’s 2013!
 

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Thanks for the replies all, the comment I made about the recalls was only meant to be tongue in cheek SS.
I know what you mean about a vast improvement Veteran, a mate had his brand new Audi Q3 re-mapped and it went like a rocket! Not too sure if it affected his MPG (he said it improved), but the way he drives I don't see how lol.
Thought I read on here somewhere, that someone else had their Evoque re-mapped, and their ins. only went up by £23 a year? Can't find the thread now though.
 

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My 2013 is at 258 bhp makes a difference to fuel usage currently 38 mpg round town. Insurance companies are a bit hit and miss in their approach to this. Or as someone said to me "if you bought a car second hand how would you know if its been re-mapped or not"
 

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Correct Timplym---You would not be of the knowledge if the car had had a re-map-
Don't know if that would apply in law should there be an accident though-guess someone would have to prove something etc etc
 

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I wonder what happens if you take your remapped car to an approved dealer for service. If they put it on the diagnostic to check the tuning and find it way off, do they reset it?
 

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I wonder what happens if you take your remapped car to an approved dealer for service. If they put it on the diagnostic to check the tuning and find it way off, do they reset it?

Yes I think they probably would SS, in fact that is exactly what happened to my mates Audi. The tuner (Quantum) did re-map it again and charged him another £100. The interesting thing is, the next time he took it to his dealer, he told them not to reset his ECU, and they said OK, it seems a lot of the mechanics who were at the dealership had had their own cars re-mapped!
 

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Correct Timplym---You would not be of the knowledge if the car had had a re-map-
Don't know if that would apply in law should there be an accident though-guess someone would have to prove something etc etc
When I traded my remapped Kuga in I gave them the remap print out and the life time guarantee for the stainless exhaust. Then again I’m a decent sort of guy, not like the stealers!
 

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My 2013 is at 258 bhp makes a difference to fuel usage currently 38 mpg round town. Insurance companies are a bit hit and miss in their approach to this. Or as someone said to me "if you bought a car second hand how would you know if its been re-mapped or not"
258 bhp, wow that's quite an upgrade! You must really feel the difference, do you pull away in 2nd gear?
Mine's only getting around 39 mpg around town, and I only averaged 41.2 on my recent trip to Belgium, 500 mile round trip. So not a great loss in fuel consumption for you.
How's the turbo lag?
 

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258 bhp, wow that's quite an upgrade! You must really feel the difference, do you pull away in 2nd gear?
Mine's only getting around 39 mpg around town, and I only averaged 41.2 on my recent trip to Belgium, 500 mile round trip. So not a great loss in fuel consumption for you.
How's the turbo lag?
Only 39mpg round town! I’d like to get over 28 round town
 

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I wonder what happens if you take your remapped car to an approved dealer for service. If they put it on the diagnostic to check the tuning and find it way off, do they reset it?
I asked this very question whilst considering a remap or not.....Head technician a dealer said diagnostics would not pick it up however as pointed out a full ecu rest would revert car to normal map... mapping specialist said he agreed and said it would reinstalled for 50 quid as it would already stored on his laptop so is a 45 min job
 

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258 bhp, wow that's quite an upgrade! You must really feel the difference, do you pull away in 2nd gear?
Mine's only getting around 39 mpg around town, and I only averaged 41.2 on my recent trip to Belgium, 500 mile round trip. So not a great loss in fuel consumption for you.
How's the turbo lag?
no turbo lag at all masses of extra torque, I pull away in first but dont have to, I also have a big right foot when i dont use it I have seen 40 around town and a n easy 48 on a run at a steady 70. normal driving if mine is normal 37/38 and 43/44 - Just be careful there are remaps and remaps they should run a full diagnostics first and garentee their work and keep the new and original map for you
 

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That's great Timplym, Pretty sure Quantum are a reputable dealer, with rolling road, that do all you have advised on for £250.
 

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price sounds about right give or take dont forget to ask if they are tuning through the obd or openning the ecu in which case do they have the correct seals to use on it at the end of the job
 

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Crikey.

Brabus do an M Benz approved Plug and Play Power upgrade of 46BHP, you won't get much change out of £1400 and that's not including fitting!!
 

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Try Lichfield down in Gloucester, it's a new mortgage for an M4!!!!!!! My son has more money than sense, but then he has a ridiculously fast car now LOL
 

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Try Lichfield down in Gloucester, it's a new mortgage for an M4!!!!!!! My son has more money than sense, but then he has a ridiculously fast car now LOL
remaps are great but don't expect turbo to last, if you want a faster motor then buy a sports car
 

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I know Lichfield, drive past them twice a week.

My cars (I buy them), have enough BHP without needing anymore.

Daft thing is I'm more at risk of losing my licence speeding in a 1.6 diesel with about 75hp!!
 
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