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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
    Same goes for anyone with a case of knowitallism.

    We even see it on here, even in this thread. He's just a close-minded fuckhead that shits on anything and everything, knowing full well that he'll clash with the vast majority of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Orange View Post
    I don't get the hate. In the first video he supplies good reasons why getting a remap/tune on a car under warranty could end up an expensive exercise due to it giving the manufacturer valid reasons to refuse warranty claims from catastrophic failures, even if no obvious fault of the tune. Are people saying he's wrong?
    In this case he's half correct, warranty can be refused if they believe the tune contributed to the fault. An example is the Range Rover TDv8 that lunched it's engine in the rolled into the shop thread, Land Rover could/would refuse warranty if they discovered the ECU had been tampered with. But if the same car came in because the infotainment system had died, they would still have to approve the warranty claim. The thing that he doesn't mention, or glosses over, is it's bloody hard to tell if an ECU has been touched unless you happen to have the factory tables to directly compare it with. And alot of time the dealer level diag computers don't have the ability to get that far into the ECU, even when you data log using the OE computer you would be hard pressed to tell if the numbers aren't what they should be, I've tried it. Why do you think remaps are so popular compared to intercepter boxes? Not only do they allow a better remap, they also are virtually undetectable.

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    Because of this

    "Cadogan worked as the resident 'go-to' motoring expert on top-rating Australian current affairs shows A Current Affair (Ch 9) and Today Tonight (Ch 7) for more than 10 years."

    Anyone who associated themselves with those trash shows can fuck right off.
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    He's not wrong, he's just an asshole.

    For someone who's making a living from the automotive world, he sure seems to hate cars and the companies that build them.

    I guess expert =/= enthusiast.
    He was a contributor for Street Machine and pretty sure I saw his name in Car Australia magazine in the 1990s, so he does actually like cars, and modified ones at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
    Same goes for anyone with a case of knowitallism.

    We even see it on here, even in this thread. He's just a close-minded fuckhead that shits on anything and everything, knowing full well that he'll clash with the vast majority of people.
    Would probably fit in well here at PF. What’s one more knowitall?
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    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    In this case he's half correct, warranty can be refused if they believe the tune contributed to the fault. An example is the Range Rover TDv8 that lunched it's engine in the rolled into the shop thread, Land Rover could/would refuse warranty if they discovered the ECU had been tampered with. But if the same car came in because the infotainment system had died, they would still have to approve the warranty claim. The thing that he doesn't mention, or glosses over, is it's bloody hard to tell if an ECU has been touched unless you happen to have the factory tables to directly compare it with. And alot of time the dealer level diag computers don't have the ability to get that far into the ECU, even when you data log using the OE computer you would be hard pressed to tell if the numbers aren't what they should be, I've tried it. Why do you think remaps are so popular compared to intercepter boxes? Not only do they allow a better remap, they also are virtually undetectable.
    Golf 7 era ECUs will flag on ODIS that they've been flashed outside of the dealer network.

    Many of the big name tuners like ABT and APR initially went down the path of plug-in interceptors until the ECUs could be properly cracked, and maps written that wouldn't be easily detected.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    In this case he's half correct, warranty can be refused if they believe the tune contributed to the fault. An example is the Range Rover TDv8 that lunched it's engine in the rolled into the shop thread, Land Rover could/would refuse warranty if they discovered the ECU had been tampered with. But if the same car came in because the infotainment system had died, they would still have to approve the warranty claim. The thing that he doesn't mention, or glosses over, is it's bloody hard to tell if an ECU has been touched unless you happen to have the factory tables to directly compare it with. And alot of time the dealer level diag computers don't have the ability to get that far into the ECU, even when you data log using the OE computer you would be hard pressed to tell if the numbers aren't what they should be, I've tried it. Why do you think remaps are so popular compared to intercepter boxes? Not only do they allow a better remap, they also are virtually undetectable.
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    You had an e85 tune on an NA?
    May I ask why you would bother...especially that type of car?
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    Yep, they can tell. Probably not during a basic service but if you lunch the engine/transmission part of their fault finding the ECU gets sent off for analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    For someone who's making a living from the automotive world, he sure seems to hate cars and the companies that build them.
    Sounds about right given that he worked for ACA and TT. The only time those cunts aren't hating on something is when they are cross promoting the latest reality tv show or selling the latest fashion accessories for "hundreds off RRP!!!one!" in their pre horse racing carnival / christmas / other consumerist holiday special.

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    Early on my F6 had only a SCT flash tune (before I went further with mods). Short story water marks showing on block, coolant a bit low. Took in to to "friendly" dealership. Was told upfront, if Ford single this out followup you're fucked as it was very low mileage at the time (<15,000KM). Anyway being close the Christmas dealer put in paperwork with a shit tonne of photos, repair approved. They were even nice enough to swap out the factory valve springs to my supplied atomic valve springs no-charge.

    If you flash tune an in warranty car, and you have drive line issues, then you roll the dice. Many here won't give a fuck, but the general population will. I haven't been able to convince my BIL to to a fit a better exhaust to his Mustang GT for this reason. He keeps saying after warranty is up (I guess his the "smart" one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    Early on my F6 had only a SCT flash tune (before I went further with mods). Short story water marks showing on block, coolant a bit low. Took in to to "friendly" dealership. Was told upfront, if Ford single this out followup you're fucked as it was very low mileage at the time (<15,000KM). Anyway being close the Christmas dealer put in paperwork with a shit tonne of photos, repair approved. They were even nice enough to swap out the factory valve springs to my supplied atomic valve springs no-charge.

    If you flash tune an in warranty car, and you have drive line issues, then you roll the dice. Many here won't give a fuck, but the general population will. I haven't been able to convince my BIL to to a fit a better exhaust to his Mustang GT for this reason. He keeps saying after warranty is up (I guess his the "smart" one).
    The dealer probably wants you to buy more fords. Also I’m pretty sure ford has an or approved exhaust for most of their cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    Yep, they can tell. Probably not during a basic service but if you lunch the engine/transmission part of their fault finding the ECU gets sent off for analysis.
    Most of the newer shit, they can pull the software version out of it with their scan tool. Not a recognised version, no warranty on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S View Post
    The dealer probably wants you to buy more fords. Also I’m pretty sure ford has an or approved exhaust for most of their cars.
    Doubt it, service manager couldn't really give a toss either way, but you could tell he was into cars, hence the recommendation to use them for the warranty claim. Car wasn't purchased thru that dealership, so it's not like I had a previous relationship with them.

    BIL on the other hand is a paranoid cunt, doesn't even take the car out unless he's checked the weather forecast first, I try explaining to him that it's not special and there fuck loads of them on the roads FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    Yep, they can tell. Probably not during a basic service but if you lunch the engine/transmission part of their fault finding the ECU gets sent off for analysis.
    I work at a dealership, its pretty easy to tell cars that are tuned by how they drive, due to sheer number of the same types of car i drive its easy to tell when they're different

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    Different makes have different methods.

    Late model petrol engine'd Jags will throw an unerasable DTC of "Non OEM calibration detected" that will always come back even if you flash a stock/factory calibration file with the dealers diagnostic tool.

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    The tech can see this even if he's looking for an unrelated issue or just reading the codes for whatever reason.

    Even better, if this code is detected in the car the diagnostic session get's immediately transfered back to JLR HQ in the UK and is flagged. It's now standard practise that if a warranty claim is made on a car that is powertrain related, the warranty guys check for this code. If it's present then you're powertrain is no longer covered under warranty...

    There are other ways to know if the PCM has been fiddled with, like there is an internal flash counter which records how many times the PCM has been flashed.

    This code does not get set on a diesel, which is why sometimes now the dealers will call on a 3rd party to read the calibration file out of the PCM and compare it to a stock calibration of the same ID, if there's any differences i.e. it's been tuned, they will reject the warranty. That's what happened with that TDV8 in the just rolled into the shop thread....

    But let none of this take away from the fact that Cadogan is an arrogant cocksucker.
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    Cadogan lays into MCM (about 3 years after the MCM video was released)

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    Quote Originally Posted by evo-gsr View Post
    You had an e85 tune on an NA?
    May I ask why you would bother...especially that type of car?
    More power. the 2.10 14 to 1 engine turns 170whp on the dyno with CAI and exhaust.

    Was annoying though as E85 is not widely sold here sold so I ended up with a vehicle that had limited use, I ended up getting it re-tuned to to also run E20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    Cadogan lays into MCM (about 3 years after the MCM video was released)

    Of all the things he could have hung shit on from MCM, he picks that?

    Now I dislike him even more.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    This kunt makes the motive DVD gtr propaganda seem sane

    And that's saying alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    This kunt makes the motive DVD gtr propaganda seem sane

    And that's saying alot


    He is nothing more then a youtube shock jock. His content is just click generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    This kunt makes the motive DVD gtr propaganda seem sane

    And that's saying alot
    Good old Hawkins.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post


    He is nothing more then a youtube shock jock. His content is just click generation.
    This.

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    Auto expert! what does PF have to say about this.

    I despise anyone who refers to themselves as an expert. It implies that they know everything and that they are unwilling to analyse fresh information. It’s also written on the name tags of Bunnings workers. “Paint expert” “Garden Expert” “Tool Expert” which pretty much reinforces my point that most “experts” know shit. About the only thing John Whatshisface is an expert in is making a 3 minute video into 15 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyRX2 View Post
    I despise anyone who refers to themselves as an expert. It implies that they know everything and that they are unwilling to analyse fresh information. It’s also written on the name tags of Bunnings workers. “Paint expert” “Garden Expert” “Tool Expert” which pretty much reinforces my point that most “experts” know shit. About the only thing John Whatshisface is an expert in is making a 3 minute video into 15 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    You must hate the guys at the Apple stores
    Almost as much as the shopping centres they’re housed in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyRX2 View Post
    I despise anyone who refers to themselves as an expert. It implies that they know everything and that they are unwilling to analyse fresh information. It’s also written on the name tags of Bunnings workers. “Paint expert” “Garden Expert” “Tool Expert” which pretty much reinforces my point that most “experts” know shit. About the only thing John Whatshisface is an expert in is making a 3 minute video into 15 minutes.
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    Know what, if my intercooler is black I get less attention from the rozzers.

    And that leeds to a lot less thermodynamic heat on my ass

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