Can our performance chip harm your vehicle?
chip cannot cause damage to your engine or
transmission as it increases the horsepower and torque output. The
is generated by harmlessly adjusting and optimising the air/fuel ratio
fuel injector timing settings. This adjustment maximises the efficiency
combustion. Obviously, the chip module's tuning map should not be set
over-fuel the engine or exceed the manufacturer’s component
this reason we recommend the chip be professionally calibrated. This is
possible through any reputable tuning shop.
module is a powerful microprocessor, which
continually monitors the engine’s performance. It assists and modifies
injection parameters sent by the ECU. It works by optimising air/fuel
fuel input timing or duration and fuel pressure; thus enhancing the
engine’s performance by carefully modifying these values and
resulting in optimum performance. Fuel rail pressure is increased as
necessary to atomise the increased fuel volume. We emphasise that this
performed within the vehicle manufacturer's pre-set tolerances as our
connected to the fuel rail through the vehicle's original sensor. The
effect is directly controlled by the ECU which strictly controls and
Question: Do I need to be a
computer programmer to use a
Anyone can use
our performance chips. All of the difficult
programming has already been done by the engineers who built our
chips, so all you have to do is plug it in and enjoy the increased
torque and efficiency.
Our modules have
a selector as well as multiple tuning maps.
The owner can adjust the unit using these mechanisms, fine tuning the
best suit their particular needs. Zero turns the unit off and at the
of the scale is maximum power gain (but the possibility to over fuel
engine). Each module dial is set in the middle when shipped. It is
that the unit is left at this setting to start with and only adjusted
required. We recommend the use of a professional diesel tuner when
the settings of our products.
Question: If I
have made other performance modifications to
my vehicle, is it a good idea to use a performance chip?
performance chip with other vehicle modifications
such as exhaust systems or cold air induction kits is an excellent way
maximize the horsepower, torque and efficiency gains. Although, tests
demonstrated that the largest gain by far is after installing a chip.
on-board ECU is running settings that are
designed for the vehicle under standard conditions, it does not take
consideration performance upgrades or changes to stock equipment. So
parts are probably not being fully utilised. When you add a performance
into the equation, your system will be tuned to operate at peak levels,
full advantage of your previous or future performance modifications.
Question: If the
settings made by your performance chip are
so great, why don't the manufacturers use the same settings in the
manufacturer's Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
configuration, commonly called the ”Tuning Map” must cater for, and be
of, many conditions. Those conditions may relate to the vehicle
environment, fuel quality in use, overseas environmental emission rules
how a vehicle is driven by a driver that's not an enthusiastic motorist
is one who does not demand or care about performance or efficiency, and
neglects to maintain their vehicle on a regular basis).
stock ECU calibrations are tuned low to
accommodate for drivers who use poor quality fuel or who do not have
vehicles regularly serviced. If you use high quality fuel, keep your
tip-top shape and have an appreciation for the potential performance
your stock settings will be holding your vehicle back. Our performance
unleashes all the potential horsepower, torque and efficiency that are
now lost by the factory programming in your on-board computer.
Question: Is it
difficult to install a performance chip?
installation wiring simply requires you to plug it in.
It should not take a competent installer more than 60 minutes to plug
tune-up and complete the installation. All that is required is for you
unhook specific cables in your engine compartment and to plug in the
Diesel control module. Fine tuning adjustments can be made after you
vehicle. Step by step instructions are supplied with the chip. If after
the instructions, you feel unsure about installing it yourself, a motor
mechanic or electrician can easily perform the job for you.
what does your tuning chip do for me, and what
performance gains do I get?
chip allows you to easily modify the performance of the
motor. There are many factors that affect engine performance and each
is different. Because all engines, even those of the same model, have
individual characteristics as well as the effects of age, condition and
maintenance. Differences that are made on your motor by the chip will
a general rule we say that you will see an improvement of up to 40% in
torque and power and up to 15% fuel savings. We prefer to say, just
take up our
offer of the 60 day trial and feel the difference while knowing that
Dirt Diesel chip will bring out the best possible performance from your
SEE RED GREY
& BLACK GRAPH ABOVE. This
graph shows a hypothetical case. Here are 7 motors, numbered 0-6 across
bottom. They are all the same type of motor made on the same line and
motor is exactly the same as they are a mechanical devices. The
spec for this motor is 100 kW. This is controlled / governed by the
ECU. As shown
by the white line above the red area. The grey area bellow the red line
above the white line is potential and unused power available to a chip
Motor number 0 potentially could make 118 kW, Motor 1 could make 140 kW
motor 5 only 105 kW. So motor number 5 owner wouldn't be too happy if
$1000’s for a chip and only got an extra 5 kW. This is why we offer a
guaranteed to work in your vehicle warranty.
of your chips look the same as other diesel
power performance chips that perform similar functions, is your chip
Pty Limited is not associated with any
other Chip reseller in Australia. Our chips modules are made in Germany
exacting quality standards by the original manufacturers. We carefully
establish that the product we purchase are of the highest possible
product is produced for us by the intellectual property owners or
Patents or Trademarks owners. We only
sell the original product, the same as you may have seen elsewhere!
is the difference between a piggy-back chip
module and an ECU power upgrade program?
difference between a piggy-back chip and a power
programmer is ease of installation. A control module is wired directly
assist your vehicle's on-board computer; it mounts externally to your
usually inside your engine compartment. On the other hand, a power
upgrade program is loaded onto your vehicle ECU. The tuning map
the ECU is re-written. This makes it difficult for the owner to return
setting back to standard. If required, our chip can be simply
returning the vehicle to its default settings.
is your warranty?
We offer a
written Lifetime Parts and Labour Warranty on the
module itself. There is also the added assurance of a 60 day
back guarantee. Subject to terms and conditions. We believe as time and
experience has showed us, the product is extremely reliable when
configured correctly. For customers with existing new car warranty, we
engine and drive line warranty for any damage directly caused by the
Question: Will I
get better fuel economy with your performance
performance chip makes improved adjustments to
your air/fuel ratio and fuel pressure timing, your engine operates more
efficiently and does not have to work as hard to generate power during
combustion. In other words, your motor uses less fuel to create extra
maximizing the energy output. These improvements are especially
vehicles during towing.
Of course, if
you like to think of yourself as an honorary
member of the Andretti, Petty or Schumacher family and drive
fuel economy will probably remain about constant. Change your driving
take advantage of the added torque and you will notice better
Lower RPM to maintain cruising speed with less gear changes to make it
hills. Lower RPM consumes less fuel!
your performance chip void my manufacturer's
According to the
Australian Competition and Consumer
Commission (ACCC) August 2009, Consumer rights statutory implied
warranties submission to the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory
your dealer cannot void a manufacturer's warranty just because you are
aftermarket accessory or part, unless it can be proved that the
part itself caused damage to your vehicle.
manufacturer’s ECU continually monitors and controls all
sensors and components which our chip manipulates. This directly
chip exceeding any manufacturer’s tolerances. The only way the chip
damage would be if it was incorrectly adjusted to exceed manufacturer’s
specifications and the main ECU fail-safe systems failed to notice
excesses. If the original ECU and its sensors are in working order
not possible! In cases of excess the ECU protects the components by
automatically reducing engine performance to a safe level. In such
vehicle performance is diminished but still functional. Once the
identified then rectified the ECU will either automatically reset or
reset with a scan tool (purchased optionally) to standard operation.