Diesel `superchips`.

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Diesel `superchips`.

Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:36 pm

If (when) I finally get the 1.9TD on the road I`ve sort of got to thinking a Superchip of some sort may be just what it needs.
I recall from such laughable magazines as Maxi Pants and Boy Racer weekly that the engine needs to be in good order to cope with the power gains and I`m quite confident it will be.
I`m also told by a reliable source that the cheapo things on eBay are apparantly nothing more than cobbled together central heating components available for pennies.
Is there a chip available for the TD Xantia/Pug engine, are they worth the money, will I see a decent power gain and are they reliable?
Anyone with any experience I`d love to hear from.
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Post by M » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:44 pm

Chip the 1.9TD?????

WHY??? And indeed how? I didnt think it had a fueling ECU?


Advance the fuel pump, increase the boost, fiddle with the wastegate a bit (look ask Jon here, hes the one with the know how) - Cost pence if anything.

If indeed it does need a chip, there is a place in Chorley that is supposed to be good. Otherwise I have a Dragon Black Box on the Xantia which I can only describe as "Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeow!"

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:16 pm

Sorry Billy theres no ECU on your car so your cant 'chip' it.

HDI's can have interesting add-ons that boost power. My mate has got one and used to have it on his C5 2.0 HDI. It made a true difference. I think its a Van Aaken one.
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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:30 pm

Many thanks gents, more expert advice which was much appreciated. I`ll have a fiddle about when I get it roadworthy and see what I can do. Would a bigger intercooler help matter too?
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Post by sleepy0905 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:58 pm

oh no billy you know your mechanical knowledge :shock: :shock: :D :D
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Post by Oscar » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:13 am

If you are running on veg oil, that will help with the chips.

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Post by M » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:38 am

Tell you what - I will "chip" your engine for, ooooooh lets say a pony?
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Post by cavmad » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:57 am

Marty wrote:Tell you what - I will "chip" your engine for, ooooooh lets say a pony?
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What? Just one horse power extra? Hardly seems worth the effort :lol:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:51 pm

Its pretty simple really Billy, let me have yer email address and I will send you the goods, the only chips they need are the ones that make waste oil for biodiesel :D
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