Re Mapping or chipping the 160 bhp 3 litre engine

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  1. barrywi

    barrywi Read Only Funster

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    Has anyone any experience of a chipped or re mapped 3 litre 160 bhp engine?
    There is plenty of power on the standard engine but I wondered if increasing the torque and power would give better economy if driven carefully? I am getting around 25 mpg on a long motorway run.
     
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    Yes, you need to be doing a lot of miles to get any saving, about 10% (2.5mpg).
     
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    We get about 26mpg @ about 60mph with cruise on as things stand.. But that's almost certainly with a tail wind..:Smile:
    Can't imagine things could improve much but it would be interesting to see.
     
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    I'm driving at 4 ton just now and not doing any steady motorway and getting 22.
    Average during 2.5k miles in France last year of mixed terrain acheived just under 25mpg.
    I will not risk a remap my engine never labours and to me the only realistic way is a lighter right foot or reduce the weight. I know there are many who will disagree :thumb:
     
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    Perhaps mine has already been chipped! The 3 litre engine has been a revelation. Van has been rerated to 3850kg and isn't far short of that fully loaded. With cruise control set to 100kph [63mph] we get 30 mpg. Have never got less than 26, even batting into a mistral. Power to spare and loadsa torque.
     
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    I get 26 out of mine (from a spreadsheet, not the trip) with about 3.7 tonnes and an overcab. Don't think a remap will improve things and might over strain the clutch
     
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    Our Autocruise Augusta (4250Kg) was remapped by WOW at the Stratford show four years ago and improved by about 3mpg. Normally get 29mpg even with the toad behind.
     
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    I get 25/27 depending on conditions......why bother to change it .Lovely engine as it is ...especially with the brilliant auto box.

    Barry
     
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