Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Engine Re-maps

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Freds Dad, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Zorg Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Model of Z:
    2.8
    A friend of mine has set up a business doing re-maps etc http://www.redhotremaps.co.uk/

    At the moment he is only covering the North West but may travel if enough members get together.

    He is paying me a commision of £5 for every customer I send to him but I will donate this to the MDNA charity this site is supporting. If mention that "Freds Dad" sent you I can then get the money from Danny.

    If this is in the wrong section can one of the Mods please move it.

    Thanks
     
  2. DangerousDave

    DangerousDave Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Macclesfield and a remap. Sounds like a fun day out :coolsteer) . Arrange it and see who takes it up.

    I suggest Cruise am, Cat & Fiddle lunch, remap pm.

    I'd be happy to watch someone having their car done. I want to put mine on a rolling road first to optimise a standard car. I don't want a remap at this stage.

    How much does he charge? Does he do rolling road runs? How much?
     
  3. zedzen

    zedzen Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    34
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Model of Z:
    2001
    I Have been reading some of the virtues of re chippping the Z. I am interested if anyone on here can confirm the virtues of doing it? I am especially interested in mpg improvements as my research is conflicting!

    Ty

    Rob
     
  4. billz

    billz Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    3,838
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    Langley Mill
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0si
    I have had ours remapped by evolve, we are returning around 2 mpg more. The main difference is the responsiveness, also we gained around 5% bhp and torque through the full range of acceleration from start to redline.
    Bill
     
  5. zedzen

    zedzen Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    34
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Model of Z:
    2001
    Ok, so your experience suggests the engine isn't a million miles away when it left the factory. Obviously the increase in HP and torque are very useful though.

    Rob
     
  6. billz

    billz Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    3,838
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    Langley Mill
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0si
    I would also suggest having it done with a company that uses a rolling road as that is the only way you can actually see any gains. It can take sometime to get the set up right as at Evolve they didnt just add the new map run it and call it a day, if they thought the car wasnt performing as it should then they tweeked it to get the best possible figures and i can not see how anyone without a rolling road would be able to tell. They had mine do 4 dyno runs before they worked out any lack of performance around the red line was down to poor fuel.
    bill
     
  7. pete59

    pete59 Zorg Addict
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    newark notts
    Model of Z:
    2.0
    Bill where are the company that did your re map ,now i have a free flow exhaust and induction i would like a proffesional company to do mine,i try not to go any where near cheap when it comes to my zed.thanks .pete
     
  8. billz

    billz Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    3,838
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    Langley Mill
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0si
    Pete i had mine done at Evolve of luton, i got a group of us together and they gave us a discounted price of £250. Might be worth doing a post and finding out if any more are interested. If they are then i dont mind getting in touch with them to arrange it.
    bill
     
  9. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Peterborough
    Sounds good billz.. mine needs the map tweeking :coolsteer)
     
  10. EnthuZiaZT

    EnthuZiaZT Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,590
    Likes Received:
    2,199
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Heacham Norfolk
    Model of Z:
    Z4 28i Msport
    You've got too much power now!! :ymdevil:
     
  11. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    you can never have enough

    :ymdevil:
     

Share This Page