Performance chip in Non-turbo diesel

Submitted: Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 19:53
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Hi

I have searched everywhere, but I'm after feedback on anyone with a performance chip - DPchip, Tunit, steinbauer etc in a diesel non-turbo.

DPchip say they have brought one out for the Hilux 5LE that makes a decent difference. It's a 30 day money back guarantee to I can't really go wrong with that aspect.

Anyone got any feedback. I know about the possible increased oil changes, overfuelling issues, etc.

Steinbauer on their website have a chip for a Hilux 3.0 diesel with 71Kw and 200Nm standard and then quote the increased figures resulting from their chip, these original figures are the exact specs for the 5LE - however, when you enquire about the chip for this engine they said they don't fit them to non-turbos, welll duh why advertise it for the engine then? strange.

My only thought is they don't do it because it's not a sufficient increase and they get too many send backs or something.
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Reply By: Muzzgit [WA] - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:25

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:25
Just a wild guess, I don't know the first thing about a toyo 5LE except it's probably a 4 pot, but I'd say it has more to do with a lack of electronic management of the engine than anything else.

If the fuel injection isn't electronically controlled in some way the chip can't do anything.

Put a turbo on it.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:43

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 00:43
got to agree?
I dont know of any non-turbo electronicly injected diesels?
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Reply By: porl - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 06:28

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 06:28
The 5LE is a an electronically injected 4 cylinder non-turbo diesel. Millions of them around. If you had the money then you bought the turbo diesel 3.0TD but they weren't cheap. The 5LE I think came in about late 1999/2000 the 4 pot Hilux's to replace the mechanically injected ones (far easier to put a turbo on the mechanically injected I am told). The gains in the EFI over the mechancical injection were like 5kw and 7Nm or something so hardly inspiring, but it will take a DChip or a Tunit.

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Reply By: madfisher - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:19

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:19
For your money, you will get a better result by fitting a 2in sports exhaust and a snorke
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: porl - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:23

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:23
Thanks Pete, do you mean a chip AND a sports exhaust and snorkel or instead of a chip ?

I suppose if the costs keep going up I might as well look at a gas conversion or a turbo.

I suppose I was looking for the best bang I get get for the $1k price range.


thanks
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Follow Up By: madfisher - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 16:07

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 16:07
A sports exhaust and snorkel should cost less than a grand. Biggest problem with normally aspirated diesels is they cannot get enough air. Just putting in more fuel just means more heat.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: porl - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 16:24

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 16:24
Thanks pete
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Reply By: Baldrick - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 13:05

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 13:05
Didn't know anyone made non turbo diesels. ;-)
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