Customer Feedback – How did we do ?

May 9th 2017 Peter Shaw – TDDI 90 Transit Camper

From: Mark Snares, April 7th 2017

Email: <snaresy@co.uk>

Location: Essex

Vehicle Details:Transit mk6 260 85

Had the van remapped and the limiter taken off about a month ago,on the drive home it really put a smile on my face.After driving it regularly it is like a different vehicle with very quick response and better economy,all in all it’s fantastic to drive and i have now fitted a free flow exhaust and blanked off the egr valve for a little bit more performance.

Martyn is very patient and will not let you drive the van until he is happy,i would recommend him to anyone,thanks again.

From: steven cassidy <stev******@mail.com>
Sent: 15 February 2017 23:53
To: Martyn Lewis
Subject: Re: 2nd Tuned file attached.
After using it for 4 days, it is quicker over 65, it just didnt appear to be as the torque up to that speed is so violent and then it starts tailing off . You even have to be cautious in the wet when its empty, So well chuffed, thanks
Just an update on a days work-bout 250 miles. Torque up to about 2750 is stunning. Absolute power,  im not sure theres not much difference,  theres an amusing vibration on foot to floor, bit like a td5 discovery. Overall the old bitch is really quicker to about 65. After that shes about the same. 😄
All i can say is fuck me, the torque off the old bugger. Its dark, im on country roads, but seriously fuck me. 😂. Thank you. I doubt itll be better on fuel but do i care.
Ill stop now but thats how ford should a made them. Top man
 
(115ps Mk6 2.4 tuned in the Republic Of Ireland remotely via the IMAP system  –  Stephen wrote about 3 times hence the 3 different paragraphs above ) The vibration may be mapping issue , but  i have advised to check the propshaft centre bearing 1st.)

 

 

From: simon c*****
Email: <************@live.co.uk>
Location: South West
Phone:  07*** ******
Vehicle Details:Transit Econetic 59 Plate

Message Body:
I bought a Transit Econetic 59 plate from a fairly local dealer who conveniently didn’t realise it had a ridiculous 70mph speed limiter until after I had paid for it and on my way home (buyers beware apparently you cannot reject a vehicle as being unfit for purpose for this reason). After being let down by two well know separate Ford Dealers in the South West who both initially said they could remove it but then later stated that it was written into the ecu programming unlike normal speed limiters and it was impossible I turned to Google in desperation and Vantuner came up, now I have to admit I did have a doubt about sending one of the most important bits of my new van to a guy I have never met and sending payment before receiving it back but let me assure you this guy is as everyone states on the forums a true genius and honest, he was always on the end of the phone for queries and explained about the power upgrade I could have. When I received back and fitted the ECU I was completely ‘gob smacked’ by the way the van pulled, I seriously haven’t had this much fun in a vehicle since I had an Escort RS Turbo 18 years ago, the van pulls so much low down when you plant the throttle that the traction control light flashes like a Christmas tree on slightly damp roads and you actually get torque steer in the dry. I’ve left the usual boy racers and smug reps looking stupid at the traffic light grand prix, it’s totally unbelievable to both them and me that a standard looking white Transit van has this much poke, the long dual carriageway hills we have here in Devon & Cornwall on the A38 and A30 are not even noticed anymore! As for the speed limiter, well that’s long gone and if I am not careful so will my license, cannot thank you enough, highly, highly recommended and definitely a repeat customer here when the van gets changed, Ford 0 Vantuner 2 .      (received 27/2/17)

 

Hi Martyn,

Thank you for the re-map of my ecu via your postal service, it has transrormed the van. On re-fiiting i also added an K+N panel filter and now it revs smoother power delivery is a lot stronger.I am very pleased with your work and service and will be recommending to people that i know who have vans.
Many many thanks,

Paul (South Wales) 85HP MK6 Transit SWB 2.0l, 99000mls,

Editors note: Tuned to 120ps  – September 19th, 2015

Martyn,

 Just an update on my van having now driven some of my usual routes.  Feel free to publish this on your website if you’d like.
My 2005 Iveco Daily 35s12 does a lot of fully laden towing with a box trailer, weighing in at over 6000kg.
As a standard 2.3l engine with 116bhp it would struggle on hills, and cruising at 56mph would normally need 4th as i could not maintain speed on any hint of an incline or headwind in top.
After your postal remap the van is transformed, it comfortably holds 5th with power in reserve, Falmer Hill on the A27 nr Brighton can be topped in 4th at over 50mph (previously with a run up and changing down to 3rd we would struggle to maintain 40mph) and Handcross Hill on the A23 maintaining 56mph in 4th. And yes, this is whilst towing the fully laden box trailer.
And its silly quick when driven solo!  I can’t remember how much extra torque you dialed in but feel free to add it.
Thanks very much Martyn, a happy customer 🙂
(Editors note: 65nm added..)

MK6 Transit Motorhome – May 2014 tuned in Glasgow

Hi Guys,
Well, what a marathon, but certainly worth it in the end, I cannot thank Dan enough for his patience, commitment, and single bloody mindedness to find a solution to the problem on my van, and also the excellent support provide by you Martyn
Well, when i left Dan last night, I topped off the fuel just before I went onto the M6, and even from the Workshop to the filling station, the difference was quite noticeable, and even the wife noticed it was lot smoother & livelier
Once on the M6, i never had to drop out of 5th Gear, acceleration up the slip road was quick, and I was soon up to 60mph, which it stayed at all the way to the turnoff for Hexham (Carlisle) and the A69, on some of the inclines it did drop down to 55mph, but never went below this, and picked back up on the level, I never had to change down to 4th or even 3rd, which I had to do before the up-grade
It has never ever been as good as this, and I now have to hold it back !
On the A69 it was just as good, I maintained a steady 55 – 60, again in 5th gear, and again only changing down for the roundabouts, a couple of times the hesitancy was there, but I have now adapted my driving style to feed the throttle in steady and get into 5th ASAP and it just flies along, so I can live with that, it is just a different beast all together
I topped the fuel off again this morning, so the tank/fuel had cooled down, and would not have been warm/expanded so I believe it to be quite a “True” reading, within the limitations of a Tank to Tank check, but even so, 155 miles, at 60mph, and 24.72mpg, on a van that is as Aerodynamic as a brick !!, I can live with that, it would have only done 17 to 19 mpg before at these speeds
I reckon if I backed off to 55mph, and drive like a granny, on some of the flatter routes in France I could break the 30mpg barrier, so watch this space for more info, that is my target, and I am going for it
Once again, thanks for all the help, advice, and total professionalism, I will certainly pass the word around
PS, Are there any “Tuned by Vantuner” – “Vantuner Tuned” stickers in the pipeline ?, put me down for some
I passed a white van on the M6 and you should have seen the look on his face !!!
Best Regards
DM

Ex Rac 100ps 2007  – Hi Martyn. I thought I would give you some feedback on the remap. I’m really happy with it, pull really well and much more even power band. Unfortunately I do not know what mpg it was doing before has I had only just got the van, but around town it’s doing 27ish and on more extended driving its doing 29/30ish which I think isn’t too bad considering its s 2.4 with the high ratio diff, and its more that I expected it would do after reading feedback on the forum. Thanks again. Lee

85 Tddi 2003  – Sorry for late text its Alan who came over yesterday. I just done my usual 45minute b road drive from Norwich to Lowestoft where I wouldn’t dare over take anything and be stuck sometimes doing 50mph behind some slow arse but today I over took every car in my way without dropping down gear 🙂 its like nothing I’ve ever driven before its fucking amazing thank you also I raced my friend today with the quick transit I embarrassed him he couldn’t believe its an 85Tddi

Hi Martyn. Just thought I’d give you an update on the van.   Noticeably more responsive, bags more torque especially overtaking.   Took the van out Thursday with a pretty full load, trailer and car – about an extra 2900kgs. Pulled well on the flat and didn’t have to drop lower than 3rd for any hill or indeed under 50mph. Did 300 miles on a tank of fuel towing, which is another improvement.   Very pleased with the remap well worth the trip!

Hi Martyn, hope your well, i took the boost valve out and cleaned it at the weekend and it was as you said thick with gunk, i then had the emissions checked. Yesterday and its gone from 2.32 down to .6 which is great and its still fun at the moment till i get used to the extra power then i will do a proper mpg test but i can say at the moment its better on fuel going by the miles I’ve done to the tank reading, many thanks again and i will keep you posted, Jim

Hi Martyn, fitted it and road tested. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. But its better, quite a lot better. Revs up to 4.5k easier, less gear changes and easier to drive. Hopefully I will see a difference with the caravan on the back. All in all very pleased. If you want me to leave any feedback anywhere let me know. Cheers Pete. Ps service from you was spot on.

Hi Martyn, Harry Thomas here, you did a transit crew cab for me a wile ago, wasn’t that impressed with the performance, then we found a big split in the inlet manifold, now it goes like a rocket, and driving careful at 50 i returned 34.7 mpg cross country, and its got a heavy body, well pleased thank you. I am thinking of buying an Isuzu rodeo pickup have you done anything with then, and which is the best engine to get, is it poss. to get much more mpg out of it. Having transit sign written next week, will send pic and testimonial if you like direct to Your site  ?. all the best Harry Thomas

Van Is spot on mate 🙂 major difference best £300 spent in a long time are you on Facebook ? If so join the group I told you about I have put a good word on there for you I’m sure there would be some work from it Thanks again mate.

Hi Martin . Getting 26.5 mpg now without driving like a pensioner , thats 2199 miles since the flash, improved 2 mpg after about 900 odd miles Cheers Neil.

Hi Martyn, sorry for the long delay in replying, (Putor probs!) I cant thank you enough for re-educating my Transit Connects brain, its a completely different van now goes like stink if I want it to and the fuel consumption is loads better. I put a 6 mm hole in the egr blanking plate and it made no difference till about 100 miles were covered, then it got a lot better. The extra torque the motor has now is brilliant and the van is the best now it has ever been, best £150 I have ever spent on it! Best regards, Dave in Suffolk.

Martyn,
Here is a little feedback on the MPG after your work.
On my recent trip to Scotland I achieved an average on 29.29 over 1700 varied miles.
The motorway element average was 30.5 with the best leg achieving 31.8
The ‘a’ and ‘b’ roads average was approx 28.

Hope this is of assistance.

Regards

David  – Ex RAC 100ps 2.4 2008

 

5 thoughts on “Customer Feedback – How did we do ?

  1. Hi, I had my Caddy SDI limiter removal from my van?
    I drove home down the m25 it was so nice to over take a Lorry comfortably,
    Thank
    Aaron

  2. Had my Ford Transit MK7 2.4 140Hp ECU with km. 108000 updated. First Impression, runs crisp and smooth, good acceleration. Was powerful before, so to really compare the results a dyno measurement would be necessary. The feeling my a… confirms after modification is really positive. Thanks Martyn.
    Konrad

    • The “butt dyno” is a really useful tool Konrad, & is probably indicating around a 20ps gain along with 60nm or so of torque. – enjoy !

  3. RE Transit 2006-2014, 2.2L Duratorq TDCi (115PS) – Puma, Frozen White ECONETIC.

    WOW what a difference speed limiter removal and remap to 140bhp not had it over 100 yet but I dont really need to. I had two metalworking lathes a hoist and some other bits and pieces in the back at around 850kgs and travelled from Plymouth to Leicester averaged 42.4 mpg and was not holding back at times to pass slower traffic on the a roads, lots of pulling power.
    Prior to the remap the van was showing an average of 34 mpg but was ex national grid so was probably loaded to the hilt, now even running around in traffic and a short run recently of around 65 miles returned 44.6 mpg I am more than happy with it.
    Thanks Martyn especially with the 110kph limiter removal it has left me feeling back in control again when overtaking now I just give a little push to about 78mph and past I go.

    Mark

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