Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newtownards, N.I.
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: XC diesel
Effects of reflash?
I had the reflash campaign carried out yesterday, as well as an inspection to some under-bonnet wiring. The reflash makes quite a noticeable difference to the engine, here are my observations.
Much more powerful and refined from a cold start. The engine is less noisy and doesn't feel as sluggish when just started.
The fuelling at idle has been revised. Much more torque available; second gear throttle-less starts are easy now whereas it previously would stall in first if the clutch wasn't feathered carefully.
Engine seems even quieter than previous in the 1.5-2k region whilst in gentle cruise.
Revs held-up a little longer on gearchanges, or perhaps the throttle pedal map is more aggressive, dunno. Either way smoother gearchanges seem the result.
Finally, I'm pretty sure there have been emissions-related changes too. I happened to observe a regen cycle today and whereas before the TPS *always* reads 5% during regen at idle, it was reading 4% today.
Anyone else observed similar?