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installing a mod chip to increase bhp

are these any good....suppose to be a resistor that tricks the ecu to allowing more air into flow of fuel or something like thinking of using it oon my laguna dynamique anyone goto any positive feedback on these????
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I wouldn't bother to be honest. It basically enriches the fuel by making the car think it's cold all the time. I can't see it being good for fuel consumption or the longevity of the engine
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These resistors supposedly trick the ECU into increasing fuelling. I think they do it by increasing the resistance reported by the airflow meter, making the ECU think there's more air, and increasing fuel accordingly.

I can only go by what I've read, but the general concensus is that they do absolutely stuff all on a modern 'closed loop' fuel injection system with a lambda sensor. They're supposed to trick the engine into running rich, but the sensor will see this in the exhaust gases and reduce fuelling to compensate.

And before you even think of it, the things that supposedly 'swirl' the air in the intake are just as pointless. Snake oil , the whole lot of it.

If your car's still struggling to reach 80mph then it needs looking at. The 1.6 16v may not be jet propelled, but according to Dervman's specsheet, it's still supposed to be good for 120 (sounds a bit optimistic to me mind you, but I'd still expect it to see the right side of 100.)
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Thumbs down Ecotech Valves and Resistors

Obviously this is only my opinion, but back when I had my Peugeot 206 GT, I brought both these gadgets, one off e-bay and the other direct from Ecotec.
The only thing I noticed was when you used the air conditioning it became very sluggish and wouldn't idle correctly.

So save your money, if I was you.

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ok depends what type of mod chip you looking at and what car you got??

ebay resistor mod chip - avoid as everyone says it just fools the system and make the car run richer.

diesel tuning box - good idea if you have a diesel can increase bhp up to an extra 30 bhp and shed loads of torque. to gain full advantage of this go to a garage to get profesionally set up on a rolling road.

petrol ecu chip - needs to be done profesionally by a computer and rewrites the ecu program to give you a gain in power and torque usually about 5 to 10 bhp depends on engine size. i had a guy do my old beemer and gained about 12 bhp(est) due to adding other parts before rolling roaded it.

hope this helps
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