chip or map

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  1. ukbill

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    i have a carioca 694 fiat ducato is it worth either mapping or chipping the engine and if so wat does it do i have heard about it but got no idea wat it will benefit me :Smile:
     
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    bump
     
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    My opinion for what its worth is remap but do it from a local reputable source that will hold your original settings in case you are not happy with the results. Most chips work by altering the times on the injectors and very little else - a remap is just that - it should take into account the size and bulk of the vehicle - its normal running weight plus any add on that affects air drag. It should then also take into account the 'normal' driving ie mainly motorway etc. The remap will then take in all aspects of the engine from throttle response to air flow meter - water temp - oil temp - as well as the injectors etc and literally remap the way the engine works - the result should be a more responsive more powerful engine and driven normally should return a better Mpg. No way an off the shelf fit all chip can do that.

    Always remember you should notify your insurance company of fitting a chip - failure could result in finding you are uninsured in the event of an accident
     
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    Why do it if you don't know if you need it?, engine manufacturer has set up the engine for overall average use.
     
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    because i have heard its a good thing to have done and can save money
    and i like doing things even though i got no idea what they do :Laughing:
     
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    thanks Landy lover its ok i would get my local garage to sort it its not something i would try myself
     
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    Whoops sorry Bill, I only read your post I should have noticed you signature:Doh:
     
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    re mapping is not something your local garage could as normally done by specialist companies, if you bought a chip then yes they could fit it for you
     
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    You won't save money, if you use the extra power you'll lose a lot.

    I had it done because ours needed lots of down changes on hills, now it pulls up hills much better. No change in fuel if I drive sensibly but when I first had it done I got carried away on my own on a trip to Scotland and got down to 20 mpg from a normal 25 mpg.

    But if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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    ok brians advice now taken no mapping and no chipping leave well alone seems to be the thought for today thanks all
     
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