Diesel chip

Has anyone compared the DPChip and Steinbauer and what are the pros and cons
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:17

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:17
JD, there is many a thread on performance chips here on the EO site. There was a very good article in 4x4 Action around issue 180 or thereabouts comparing chips including the two you mention. Both are fuel rail or fuel pulse models. My personal preference is for an integrated model as per that which I have installed into my 79 series. If you are keen to fit a chip, you should also consider fitting a 3" exhaust system and an EGT gauge.


I've reviewed my chip and exhaust in my ute build blog


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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:19

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:19
JD, type "performance chip" into the search function on the top right of the page and 62 posts come up. The first few include the Steinbauer.

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Reply By: MARIC - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:34

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 09:34
Hi, I have a DP CHIP and am reasonably happy. But in the back of my mind Their is always a niggly feeling about the long term effect on the engine.
After a little research I am considering going down the path of engine remapping! Here is the website of the Australian Company doing themQuantum Tuning if interested, and the price is less than either of the chips.
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Reply By: garrycol - Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:13

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:13
Why do most people go for chips rather than an ECU remap? Chips are generally just an ad on and increase fuelling usually by increasing rail pressure and all other tuning parameters remain unchanged.

Remapping the ECU generally means all aspects of the tuning process are changed so that the engine copes better with the changes - as the manufacturer would have done it - Less things to worry about (like EGTs) because the ECU is still monitoring parameters and making changes as required.

I went for a ECU remap on my car and have never looked back and never had any faults or codes.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 14:58

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 14:58
If 'the manufacturer would have done it' why didn't they?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 17:08

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 17:08
They do. For example the differences in power between the two Disco 4 3.0 engines is primarily due to different engine maps.
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 23:41

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 23:41
Manufacturers do it all the time. One engine can have a number of different tunes for different markets....due to fuel and temps.

Model updates often have more power and torque, which predominantly is software driven, but sometimes change injectors and do little more internal work to longevity.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 05:21

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 05:21
Sure. Let's say that a state of tune is a decision made to go with a specific set of trade-offs, between performance, fuel consumption, and driveline stress / wear. If you chage one you must affect the others - but it seems many advocates of chips (and now remaps) don't believe this or don't consider it.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:09

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:09
Exactly - Hence my question above - why do people seem to want to go for chips rather and ECU remap that does also change other parameters rather than just fuelling.
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