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    Junior Member e-on's Avatar
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    cheap power modules on ebay

    hey guys, i have had a scout around the forum and the general opinion of these is low, can anyone tell me why they are poor?

    an associate of mine has run passats for a good few years now, nothing bought with ess then 100k on the clock, all diesels and all treated to the cheap module off ebay with great results.


    also why are power modules or remaps needed?

    if VW thought that more power, both bhp and torque, plus an increase in mpg was possible/required, they would manufacture and sell the car with this map/output in the first place.
    Last edited by e-on; 22-08-12 at 16:34.
    56 plate passat, 2.0 tdi se dsg

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    The cheap boxes just send the wrong inlet air temp to the ECU and this can trigger fault codes. The manufactures always pull the power back on engines to allow a huge safety margin and often to position the car in a particular market demanded by those in marketing, it is a very complex subject.
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    Junior Member e-on's Avatar
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    i can understand why this could get complicated.

    thanks for telling me how the boxes work bud.
    56 plate passat, 2.0 tdi se dsg

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