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Remote remap - T2 V6 3.0 TDI

Hey guys, my ex UK 2008 Treg is living with me in Nairobi, I want to get a remap, but don't trust the local shiesters as they sell unknown crap.

I live at 6000 feet, so ideally wanted a remap for altitude

What options do I have, can I download ecu file and email, or get a plug in unit to flash (have already looked at bluefin).
Alternatively I'm flying to uk for 3 weeks so could rip out ecu and send it to UK tuner (last resort)

I had a revo remap on my Leon cupra R in the past, and there was no rolling road involved, just plug and flash.

Any ideas on options for remote flashing?
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Any proper remap includes measuring the properties of the engine in its current state, then doing a remap (possibly adjusted based on the measured values), and then a measurement of the end results, to see how well the remap works and what the gains are. So, it can only be done on a working car.

Of course technically there could be ways to install a pre-defined remap by you on a DIY-basis, or by you bringing the ECU to a shop with the appropriate equipment (for firmware flashing), but you could possibly never (objectively) know what the results were. And most remaps are for performance gains anyway, and not adjustments for non-standard climates.

Also, the engine will measure the ambient air pressure anyway and try to adjust the fuel ratio and its inner workings to that, even without extra tuning. Anything beyond that is most likely only possible by having custom and/or parts, that were designed specifically for that climate/region, installed. In that sense a UK version of a car is possibly the worst one you can have in your climate/region, because if it has any per factory customizations, they will be for the exact opposite of the environment you're about to use the car in.
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