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All vehicles are custom tuned on a Maha LPS3000 Rolling Road and all the software is personally wrote by myself. You will get before and after dyno print outs as well as a full report of the motor.

We also offer Dyno Runs for vehicles tuned elsewhere with also live VCDS datalogs. So if you are unsure what power output your vehicle is putting out after having a remap why not get a dyno print out of it along with a full report and vcds logs.

Stage 1 - Custom Tuned (Standard none modified engines)

VW Transporter 4

  • <2000 - 2.5TDI £275+VAT (MSA Engine Control Unit which requires soldering)
  • >2000 - 2.5TDI £245+VAT (Bosch EDC15 Engine Control Unit)
VW Transporter 5
  • 1.9TDI - £245+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
  • 2.5TDI - £245+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
VW Transporter 5.1
  • 2.0CR - £345+VAT (Bosch EDC17CP20 Engine Control Unit)
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Stage 2 - Custom Tuned (Slightly modified engines i.e. Injectors / Intercoolers)

VW Transporter 4

  • <2000 - 2.5TDI £325+VAT (MSA Engine Control Unit which requires soldering)
  • >2000 - 2.5TDI £295+VAT (Bosch EDC15 Engine Control Unit)
VW Transporter 5
  • 1.9TDI - £295+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
  • 2.5TDI - £295+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
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Stage 3 - Custom Tuned (Highly Modified engines + DPF Delete)

VW Transporter 4

  • <2000 - 2.5TDI £375+VAT (MSA Engine Control Unit which requires soldering)
  • >2000 - 2.5TDI £345+VAT (Bosch EDC15 Engine Control Unit)
VW Transporter 5
  • 1.9TDI - £345+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
  • 2.5TDI - £545+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
  • 2.5TDI 4Motion - £685+VAT (Bosch EDC16 Engine Control Unit)
VW Transporter 5.1
  • 2.0CR - £685+VAT (Bosch EDC17CP20 Engine Control Unit)
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Rolling Road Run + Live Datalog (Complete Engine Check Over)
  • Any 2wd Vehicle £40+VAT - Maha LPS3000 Rolling Road Run with Print out + VCDS datalogs with Print outs
 

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Pendle Performance would like to give VWT4forum members some technical information on tuning and meanings of different states of tuning.

So what is tuning you might ask, well all modern vehicles today are electronically controlled and in simple terms your vehicle has a computer inside called an Engine Control Unit (ECU).

Within this ECU there is software that controls the engine, its this software that tuners alter to tune the vehicle.

OK what is all this talk about Chiptuning & Remapping you ask?

We its the same thing really but a different way is used to tune the software inside the engine control unit.

Chiptuning is Older ECUs which are usually found in vehicles older than year 1999/2000 had write once Chips that store the software inside the ECU (Like a Computer CD and once you write to it you cannot write to it again) So with these older ECUs the tuner physically needs to desolder the Chip and write the tuned software onto a new Blank Chip then re solder the new chip back into the ECU, So this gets the name ChipTuning.

Remapping is the same but with newer engine control units the chip inside that stores the software is rewritable (Like a CDRW you can write to it, erase it and again re write to it as many times as you like) So the tuner can plug his tool into either the On-Board-Diagnostics Socket (OBD) or directly onto the engine control unit and then read and write the chip without having to desolder it.

Tuning terms explained

Generic Tuning - All VAG vehicles (VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda) engine control units are labelled with hardware numbers and also software numbers, the hardware number is the Engine Control Unit and the software number is the software inside the engine control unit that controls the vehicle. Many VAG vehicles use the same hardware & Software numbers so one software with matching numbers will work in another vehicle with the same matching hardware and software numbers. 90% of tuners will use the tuned version of the hardware and software over and over again and claim this is custom tuned as the the original software was custom tuned on a vehicle with the same matching numbers once. Generic files are perfectly fine 95% of the time if it was correctly setup in the first place on a perfectly running vehicle and also the vehicle it is being used on it also perfectly running. (Trust me when I say this almost all tuners use these generic files even though claiming they custom tune vehicles) Also vehicles coming out of VW themselves are also Generically Tuned so please done let this put you off, (Would be nice for tuners also to be honest in what they do instead of lying as well)

Custom Tuning - Vehicles that are custom tuned are either done using a rolling road or in-depth live vagcom datalogs. This progress involves using a base file (a tested generic file) and then tweaking many many times while doing dyno runs or datalogs each time. This progress on the rolling road would take many runs while also taking live datalogs measuring all the data such as Air Intake Temperatures, Exhaust Gas Temperatures, Actual Boost Pressure, Injection Quantity, Ignition etc etc.

Benefits of a true custom tune over the generic tuning is that the vehicle will be fully setup to suit the running of the engine and every bit of performance can released and will be much smoother that the Generically tuned software

Live Tuning
- Vehicles that are live tuned involve using an engine control unit emulator such as the excellent EVC OLS300. Basically the tuner can take full control of the engine control unit via there own laptop / computer and alter in real time the software while also running the vehicle on the rolling road. This gives much greater control and can really fine tune every aspect of the engine control unit.

Live tuning is really only ever needed when setting up for modified vehicles such as fitting different injectors / hybrid turbos etc etc where complete rescaling of the software is needed.

We are happy to help any VWT4forum member out with any technical information needed and also are happy to give advice to any tuning company on vagcom datalogging if needed.

Regards
Martin
 

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Had my 2.5TDi done today by Martin - it's like driving a different van. Highly recommended, great service, great guy!!
 

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VW T5.1 2.0CR 102bhp 2011 with 400miles on the clock custom tuned.



Its making 360Nm at 1800rpm (peak 364Nm @ 2425rpm) still making 295Nm at 4000rpm.

This is honestly tuned to perfection and trust me when I say this no other tuner could come close to this perfection, not just with the graph but also the live datalogs taken while it was on the dyno. The Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT), Air Intake Temps (AIT) as well as Turbo control was totally perfect.

Forget the cowboy tuners who are here today and gone tomorrow, get your vehicle professionally remapped to perfection.

Regards
Martin
PendlePerformance
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Dantro, from what ive seen and read its worth the drive up to Martin or even just to one of his agents around the UK. Ill definatly be taking my t4 and my dads t5 to Martin when im ready to get them remapped.

Jon T:
 

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Martin is a wizard he knows these engines had my t5 done today and its fantastic he has a proper set up rolling road etc not some dodgy laptop in a rucksack why go anywhere else cheers martin got 2 more for you to do i ll ring you next week after your tripT:T:
 

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Mobile service maybe? you would find plenty down this way who would take you up, fat chance though i know :(
 

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i ve had a bad experiance with a mobile so called tuner martin has invested a massive amount into his business he put mine on the rolling road and made it right after a so called tuner did it the guy knows his stuff T:
 

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Hi Martin (Pendle Performance).
I have a 2008 reg VW T5 1.9tdi 85bhp panal van, it has a K&N panal filter fitted (also silly plastic thing under filter removed) and a full de-cat exhaust system from PP tuning fitted.
Im wanting to blank out the EGR valve aswell.
Im not after more top end speed etc, just better MPG on motorway usage and more power for driving up mountain roads in Wales, lakes , scotland etc.
How much will it cost me for this, what BHP gain should i expect for this and do i have to supply and fit the blanking plate for EGR valve?

I live in Barnoldswick and there is an agent of yours at Calf Hall Mill near me that i would prefer to go to if possible.
Thank you.
Chris.
 

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Hi Martin, do all your agents have rolling roads? If not, which is the closest to midlands/warwickshire/leicestershire?

Cheers.
 
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