Posted 03 August 2012 - 17:44
Posted 03 August 2012 - 17:56
a TMC tuning box is available though
bhp Standard: 77 105 175 Tuned: 92 125 225
Posted 03 August 2012 - 18:56
This may sound like a silly question, but how long would i need to run the car in before fitting a tunning box?
EDIT - In fitting this will it void my waranty? i take it yes
Edited by DMilsey, 03 August 2012 - 18:59.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 19:28
I wouldn't "run in" anyway... tuned or not my last car was a 1.9 diesel grande punto, driven "as normal" from new, and mapped at 7k... ran to 110k without problems
being a tuing box, it works as a piggyback ECU, so the ECU runs to "normal" perameters... no changes as far as the ECU is concerned... you can remove it when you take it to the dealers.
I havent got one of these yet, but will do at some point. I don't want my ECU "cracked" and messed with...
Posted 03 August 2012 - 19:30
Posted 03 August 2012 - 19:46
I think i will definatly be investing in one of these tuning box'. Also i read somewhere that the stated 105ps from skoda is abit less than what is actually producses is this true?
Thanks for your help
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 20:07
I used to do massive miles, (drivivng instructor) and had a new car every 2-3 years... always done the above, and never had a problem... my highest miler was a saxo VTR with 155,000 miles, 20k service intervals and no engine issues (being a citroen it needed a new gearbox every 40k though...)
my fiat was mapped for over 100k , no issues.
my vRS was bouncing off the rev limiter at 14 miles down the first morroway slip road my car doesn't use any oil... but some do to the point of being rediculous.....
I dont do massive miles any more,as my full time occupation has changed..
there is a theory, that running in gently doesn't "seat" the components properly, no real heat cycles, proper operating ranges and temps ect, and this does way more damage than good...
all of this however is just my opion... no proof to back it up! just my general observations.
I'm not saying rag it all over.... just drive it as you normally would, without being extra careful, and without limiting revs or throttle.
up to you whether you take my advice
enjoy your new car !
Posted 03 August 2012 - 20:20
i will look at the graph later, as im at work untill 10pm and flickr is blocked
thanks for advise
Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:42
theres a vid on the site under commonl;y asked q's
Posted 04 August 2012 - 21:38
I get scared as it is my monte getting 105bhp out of a tiny 1.2 engine (I do enjoy the 45mpg though and sound of the dump valve!) im not very good on knowledge of engines just get scared of so much power from such a tiny engine!
Posted 04 August 2012 - 22:38
fiat are happily getting 180 bhp from their 1.4 turbo with no problems, and they dont use a supercharger too like the VAG engine... its the way forward, small forced induction engines
in reality , you are of course pushing the perameters a bit more... but only a bit....
Posted 05 August 2012 - 18:49
Posted 05 August 2012 - 21:55
Hi with regards to chipping the 1.2 tsi engine I came across this company Racechip.de while looking for a chip for my mk2 octavia. I did a bit of checking and they have quite a good reputation with half descent power figures. They just post the chip to your door and you fit it yourself, ther is a video showing you how easy it is. Hope this helps a little Dave.
Mine ran some rollers at 118bhp stock at just over 3,000 miles. I never babied mine, it tended to be driven hard. The Racechip box I had on my old 1.2, I got the "lower" spec box. Went like a stabbed rat afterwards but then I think they have all got around 120bhp or so from the factory. Mine was probably a bit more than that, I had put the air filter on it plus a performance exhuast. Would think it ended up more around 150bhp or so before I had to send it back.
It was certainly quick enough to outrun Fiesta STs but not quite quick enough to outrun Corsa VXRs.
Still have all the bits waiting to go onto a new one. WHEN i get a replacement (and I will!)
And I am sure there are a couple more people with "tuned" 1.2s although AFAIK mine was probably one of the heaviest that I know of.
Edited by Ross Chapman, 05 August 2012 - 21:59.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 16:06
Edited by DMilsey, 07 August 2012 - 16:06.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 15:11
Edited by Puff Dani, 14 August 2012 - 15:37.