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John47 02-28-2012 03:55 PM

CRD engine chip
 
I was interested to see this....
http://www.racechip.de/racechip-chip...RD-4278-r.html
The website had some interesting stuff.

Our present Patrol has had a Safari chip installed for the last 18 months and around 40,000k - no issues and I have been very happy with it. It definitely has a bit more power and torque when towing and surprisingly fuel consumption dropped slightly.

The figures on the Race Chip look interesting and for a plug in device with a price of AUD $218 delivered it isn't a big outlay.

Not sure I would be game to stick one on a brand new unit but got the info filed away just in case.

frog_a_lot 02-28-2012 05:47 PM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
It seems like these chips are starting to add Jeep GCs to their compatibility, but i think it means they have just made it plug in and it works to some extent. I would rather one that has actually been developed for this engine. I think we will start to see more over time, specially once the US get some CRDs.

pwyss 02-28-2012 08:43 PM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
These http://dieseltuner.com.au/ work for JGC as well. Had one on my 2007 GC with good experience. May upgrade that one for the new model if I ever get my car.

selous 02-28-2012 10:35 PM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
Wouldn't these void your warranty or insurance if something catastrophic occurred and you were trying to claim? I would imagine it would be considered an unauthorised engine modification.

frog_a_lot 02-28-2012 10:40 PM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
Since its a plug and play unit, you still have your original ECU. Once you remove the unit everything reverts back to standard. Basically if something went wrong, it would be very hard to discover or prove you had one of these chips installed.

John47 02-29-2012 12:03 AM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pwyss (Post 583338)
These http://dieseltuner.com.au/ work for JGC as well. Had one on my 2007 GC with good experience. May upgrade that one for the new model if I ever get my car.

Looking at the Dieseltuner website the chip box looks very similar :confused: - and with much the same blurb.....with a delivered to Aus price ex VAT of $520 against the Race chip price of $218.
i'm very much a believer that you pretty much get what you pay for but I dunno with these things.

selous 02-29-2012 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frog_a_lot (Post 583426)
Since its a plug and play unit, you still have your original ECU. Once you remove the unit everything reverts back to standard. Basically if something went wrong, it would be very hard to discover or prove you had one of these chips installed.

Unless you had a major prang and couldn't recover it due to damage or injury. I'm thinking the insurance company could deny a claim in the basis you modified the vehicle without notifying them

frog_a_lot 02-29-2012 04:50 AM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by selous (Post 583524)
Unless you had a major prang and couldn't recover it due to damage or injury. I'm thinking the insurance company could deny a claim in the basis you modified the vehicle without notifying them

No you see the point is, you can plug it in and out very easily without modification. So if you did have accident or somthing went wrong, you pull chip out and no one would know.

John47 02-29-2012 05:04 AM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by selous (Post 583524)
Unless you had a major prang and couldn't recover it due to damage or injury. I'm thinking the insurance company could deny a claim in the basis you modified the vehicle without notifying them

My insurer (Allianz) of our Patrol wan't the slightest bit worried about it having a chip when I rang to notify. It didn't impact on our premium, but is noted as an accessory. More the issue would be Nissan warranty.
The Safari chip I have had experience with only shows a slight difference around town but when the thing is working under load it is about half a gear - strange way to explain I know, but but it just copes a bit better.
it's not like it is getting nitrous into the inlet...
If you check out the RaceChip site you will see that it is as quick as disconnecting and reconnecting a plug - as Frog posted.

Mendo 02-29-2012 06:04 AM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
seems too good to be true... i intend keeping this car for a long time and will definitely consider one when outside warranty.

selous 02-29-2012 09:27 AM

It does seem too good to be true

Deserthucker 02-29-2012 10:45 AM

Re: CRD engine chip
 
in a decent accident you get taken to hospital for a checkup, car gets towed, cant open the bonnet. Bet the repair shop/storage yard would not be to willing to let you play with your car and remove the chip. public liability and all that.


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