Diesel - gas conversion v Chipping

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:48
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Well now the shares I took a punt on did better than expected and which were always going to be my 1. big tv fund, and 2. power up the hilux non-turbo fund, I come to the decision:

1. A chip - simple, removeable, but possible issues with overfuelling; or

2. A gas conversion, tad more expensive (taking into account Gov rebate), similar power increase, by all accounts a similar reduction in economy - but - the added plus of better range and less oil changes (so they say).

At the moment it looks like a gas conversion wins.

If you've got an opinion other than "get a turbo" I'd like to hear it.

porl
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:12

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:12
Hi Porl,
My TDC chip cost only $297 from US to my door and although I never had a lack of power/torque my economy is definitely better say 1L/100km for so little outlay and <5min to fit, and it flies when I boot it,
cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:16

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:16
Crikey that's cheap, I was looking at the people here for the benefit of the warranty, though being my truck is 8yrs on maybe I'm better doing what you did. Can you send me details of yours? mine's a non-turbo though, if that makes a difference.
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:17

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:17
And was there any import duty or did you pick it up where you were over there ...
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:43

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:43
simply google 'TDC Technology', check vehicles listed, and buy on-line. Delivered to your door within 10 days, no extras such as duty etc
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:46

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:46
sorry...Technologies
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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:46

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:46
Porl I would not be to concerned about all the so called bad things chips are meant to cause.

The people who make such comments are usually the one's who have never used then but have read a lot or can not under stand how a electronic injected diesel works.

Show me proof that a chip has caused engine damage and I'm not talking 10 years down the track.
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Reply By: DCTriton - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 00:04

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 00:04
Can you chip a non-turbo diesel...??? I thought they only worked on turbo'd models with integrated engine management systems...
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:06

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:06
So I thought, then enough googling found that TJM sell a DPChip for my Hilux 167R 3.0D EFI non-turbo. Pretty new too. Usual claims of boosts in power torque and fuel efficiency, not as significant as the turbo models, but sound good to me. Driving it on bitumen doesn't feel like it's only got 70kw but get it into wet holes and soft sand and boy, another 10 - 15kW and 10% more torque would be really helpful sometimes.

I'm not into the cost efficiency debate, it's just a present to myself cause I can.

Now, about that non-existent rear diff ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:34

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:34
I would turbo it first and then fit gas, a chip in a non turbo is a waste of money about 5-7 KWasps at the best of times.



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