Shaf’s 2018 Transit Custom VR46 – Tuned to 190ps , May 2018
Hi Martyn. Here’s some feedback as promised.
Took the new transit custom vr46 edition 170ps to Vantuner last week. Martyn is a pleasure to deal with and very knowledgeable and professional. Was a bit dubious that I would see any difference to the drive of what was already a ok van to travel around in after a remap. After Martyn had worked his magic all I can say is that the van is just ridiculous, the overall general drive is brilliant and seems a lot smoother and confident shall we say. Put ones foot down on the throttle and I have to remind myself I’m driving a van. The power is just excellent and lots of fun, the kids in the back love it and other drivers hate it!!! Seen a improvement in fuel economy and the vans computer shows about 29.8mpg and 460ish miles on a full tank, this has to be said was calculated whilst driving around like a boy racer who has just got his licence. I’m confident this can be improved on when I decide to drive more conservatively. Overall very impressed with the service and like others have said probably the best few hundred quid spent in a long time. I would not hesitate to recommend the Vantuner!!
How’s that!! Will copy and paste it to a Facebook review. Cheers Shaf.
Rod – 85ps MK7 Transit November 2018
Had a very frustrating drive down to see Martyn with a sick transit from south Wales cutting out and generally giving me grief, A few hours and Martyn doing his guru stuff sorted a multitude of problem I never even new I had PCM updated and remap installed again Ignition done and a battery fault, I can’t fault the service and highly recommend everyone take there van to him.. It was a different van going home best it has ever run since I got it,, wish I had done it when I first had it saved me time and hassle from main dealers.. Well done Martyn and thanks
On 19 Jan 2018 09:17, “John Garlick” <email@example.com> wrote:
From: John Garlick
Phone: 07932 9 ******
Vehicle Details:2014 Transit MK7 Euro 5
This is just some positive feedback on the recent remap of my van.
We have just completed a 3,000mile road trip across Europe.
This included 1,500miles fully loaded.
Generally the van is much improved across the whole rev range.
The most improved part is the hill performance where the van climbed some steep inclines still maintaining 80mph in 6th gear.
This was never possible before and would need at least one gear drop.
Also it is quieter, smoother and pleasant too drive.
In regard to economy it seems a little better however I am still monitoring this.
Overall I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend your service.
From: Mark Snares, April 7th 2017
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.
Sent: 15 February 2017 23:53
To: Martyn Lewis
Subject: Re: 2nd Tuned file attached.
From: simon c*****
Location: South West
Phone: 07*** ******
Vehicle Details:Transit Econetic 59 Plate
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)
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
MK6 Transit Motorhome – May 2014 tuned in Glasgow
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.
Hope this is of assistance.