Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - TheGentlemanThug

Afternoon everyone.

I've a 56-plate Accord i-CDTi and I'm umming and arring over whether or not to remap the ECU. I had a new clutch and flywheel (LUK) fitted earlier this year and all manner of suspension components replaced the year before that. The car gets a full service and oil change every year from a trusted garage that I've been using for years, so the car is well looked after.

I love how willing the engine is to rev but feel that it could do with a little extra oomph. I appreciate that more power will mean more wear and tear and more frequent servicing, that's no big deal. What worries me is that remapping the ECU will make something in my well-cared-for car go bang in a big and expensive way.

If I were to do this, I'd be looking at a seemingly reputable place like Superchips or Celtic Tuning. What are your thoughts or experiences on this? Is remapping still a dark art?

Edited by Bicycle_Repair_Man on 09/08/2017 at 17:03

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - RobJP

Personally, I think it's idiocy to put additional stresses on an engine that's over a decade old. Asking for problems.

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - Big John

Personally, I think it's idiocy to put additional stresses on an engine that's over a decade old. Asking for problems.

Seconded

The 2.2 was a well designed engine - I'd leave it alone

Edited by Big John on 09/08/2017 at 23:09

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - focussed

Civic enthusiasts have mapped the 2.2 iCDTI up to beyond 220 hp - but with a trick paddle clutch friction plate kit.

The engine will take it - but the clutch probably won't in the long term.

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - SLO76
I certainly wouldn't chip an eleven year old diesel. These were never exactly slow to start with and were set up with an optimum balance of performance, economy and reliability by a major manufacturer who knows a thing or two about making engines... leave well alone. If you want to go faster, buy a faster car.
Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - jc2
I certainly wouldn't chip an eleven year old diesel. These were never exactly slow to start with and were set up with an optimum balance of performance, economy and reliability by a major manufacturer who knows a thing or two about making engines... leave well alone. If you want to go faster, buy a faster car.

Like his F1 engines?

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - SLO76
"Like his F1 engines?"

:-/
Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - TheGentlemanThug

Thanks everyone, I'd be reasonably confident that the engine could take a little extra power (the remap would only add about 30bhp) and if the clutch and flywheel were only good for, say, 75% of their usual life, that wouldn't bother me very much. Despite keeping the car in good nick, it's still over a decade old and there's no getting around that.

Think I'll leave the remap and just give it a bit more welly as and when.

Thanks again.

Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi - To Remap or Not to Remap? - RobJP

Thanks everyone, I'd be reasonably confident that the engine could take a little extra power (the remap would only add about 30bhp) and if the clutch and flywheel were only good for, say, 75% of their usual life, that wouldn't bother me very much. Despite keeping the car in good nick, it's still over a decade old and there's no getting around that.

Think I'll leave the remap and just give it a bit more welly as and when.

Thanks again.

Adding 'only' 30bhp would be more than a 20% increase in power.

 

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