What is Chip tuning?
An alternative to modifying the on-board chip is adding an external device, often known as a tuning box. The abilities of the external devices generally reflect on-board chip modifications, with the advantage that they can be easily removed to restore the vehicle to standard.
How do they work?
The chip tuning boxes connect into the existing wiring of the vehicle generally using original manufacturers connectors, a control unit (Chip Tuning Box) is then attached which can over-ride the signals coming from the engines sensors to the cars ECU and alter them to allow the injectors or common rail to inject more fuel at certain times and increase turbo pressure to keep the air/fuel ratio correct.
What's the difference between analogue and digital tuning units and why multi channel units?
The analogue unit has no electronics inside and no microprocessor, its generally made of resistors inside a plastic box with a screw to increase or decrease fuelling.
A digital tuning unit has a microprocessor controlled computer board inside which is programmed with specific parameters for each individual vehicle to obtain the maximum performance without reaching the safety cut off limits set by the manufacturer.
Multi channel units: advantages of these modern technology are impressive, we have the ability to control not just the amount of fuel being injected into the engine, but simultaneously the turbo pressure can also be altered to make the air fuel mixture correct. Our units also have the ability to read engine temperature so the tuning can be delayed until the engine reaches a safe running temperature before power is increased. This technology is much more complex than single channel tuning kits made by most other companies and costs significantly more to produce, but the benefits both in quality and performance make the extra cost worthwhile.
What kind of increase in performance can I expect from the DESCHMANN CHIPTUNING BOX and will it improve my M.P.G?
All of the units supplied by DESCHMANN CHIPTUNING will give up to 40% increase in HP (BHP) and up to 30% increase in torque depending on the vehicle. The vehicle will be noticeably stronger pulling away and over-taking. The results range from very modest up to excellent: the performance of the car can vary from car to car, that depends on the serial tolerances of the vehicle engine health, maintenance, fuel quality, climatic conditions, driving style.
How is less fuel consumption possible?
The DESCHMANN CHIPTUNING additional units increases the power and torque characteristics of the engine. This means you can achieve the same style of driving with less throttle at lower RPM's, meaning that down changing becomes less frequent and higher gears can now be used sooner.
Is there any complicated setting up to do?
No. Every one of our systems is specific to a particular vehicle and comes ready to use, right out of the box, already set for optimum power and economy. There is no need at all to change any settings or make complicated adjustments.
Could the unit damage my engine?
Our units are specifically designed to run within the manufacturers safety limits and tolerances, the extra performance runs within the tolerance of the engine and gearbox. The service intervals of the vehicle will not change however it is important that they be done on time and using original manufacturers parts, it is also very important to regularly check the engine oil level and top up if necessary with the correct oil as most modern diesel engines are designed to use some oil to increase the lifespan of the engine. It is also important to remove the unit before visiting your dealer as many car manufacturers will have an issue with any performance upgrades.
Is the unit difficult to fit if I wanted to fit it myself?
The additional modules are equipped with cable plug&drive with connectors for any vehicle model, is very easy to install and uninstall.
Will my vehicles emissions increase and, therefore, my vehicle may fail its MOT/Government road safety test?
No any increase in emissions is negligible, some kits even reduce emissions!
How do I know if the tuning chip is working?
You will feel a dramatic increase in power right away!