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EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

Yeah....high performance code sets to upload. There was, I hear a price to be paid eventually for a marginal increase in performance.

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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

In severe circumstances the engine could blow up if pished too hard.
For example, in one of his DVDs, Jeremy Clarkson added a turbo charger from an MG ZT to a Rover 25 1600 and got the Stig to drive it in his usual way, while accelerating the engine literrally exploded but thankfully the Stig walked away of course.
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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

Having been on the other side of the fence a while back some changes are easy, the Police Transit had to have its speed restricted as the available tyres had a speed restriction of 95 MPH.  bye fitting a chip from another vehicle it would happily go at 110, not to be recommended
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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

Quote from: adiewoo
...  a FSH doesn't really mean that much...

Correct which is why you always want see FSH plus the receipts for the work done.
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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

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It's a wee bit trickier for independent garages to reset the "servicing due" warning light, code a new key or even interpret the fault diagnostic codes without access to a set of diagnostic equipment supplied by the vehicle manufacturer.

In many cars, the procedure for resetting that warning will be described in your handbook.
There is an OBD standard for the diagnostic interface >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-Board_Diagnostics
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Re: EU/UK Legislation for Authorised Repairs to Cars

Yes, the OBD standard is another example of using legislation to try and stop manufacturers from restricting independent repairers.