Hi, I have moved an issue over from "Technical" because it did not get much response there.
Re the vague possibility of chipping my '02 Mondeo TDCi Ghia X 130 I have had a look at the archives on the "Diesel Car" website, according to both Superchips and Bromleys/Tunit many standard cars produce more power than quoted by the manufacturer though others are spot on, for instance:
I wonder how many cars are actually more powerful than quoted by the manufacturer and if this applies to petrol as well as diesel?
Whether my Mondeo produces 128 or 148bhp the performance is excellent however the idea if a significant gain for a few hundred quid appeals. My car has done 83k though is in good order, can anyone say from experience whether I am likely to encounter any mileage related problems if I were to go down the chipping route.
Lastly, with regard to the TDCi's Ford periodically introduce revised ECU settings, I am not sure if the chip/box will override these standard settings or work togther with them, i.e. would it be a good idea to have the latest ECU update before getting a chip/tuning box fitted or would it not make any difference?
Std quoted power outputs and tuning. -
> can anyone say from experience whether I am likely to
> encounter any mileage related problems if I were to go down
> the chipping route.
If you continue to drive in the same manner as before, then I don't see why anything would wear out noticably quicker. The percentage of operating time that you are using the additional power is very small. (eg. on my 45min commute in a chipped car, I accelerate at full power, perhaps 3 times for approx 10secs each time).
As for the dealer ecu upgrades. The Tuning boxes are external to the main ECU so would be OK, but a remap might get overridden. I'd wager that the majority of tuners would allow you a free re-remap...