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Message posted by panagah19/7/2007 at 10:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Big Brian 56 on 19/7/2007
As you seem chuffed, and the money seems right, but what,s the difference between chipping and re-mapping , obviouslt a chip is fitted in one ,but which is best ?

Quite simple really Brian. It depends what the van is you have. Most vans today have whats known as an ECU (electronic management system). The ECU contains a "chip" which stores all the information on it to get the van to perform different actions, these can even include the central locking. The "chip" tells the other parts to do the things they do in a certain order ie when the turbo should come in, how much turbo boost, fuel/air to go in to cope with what you are asking the engine to do.  On most cans the chip can be re-mapped in other words give the engine different instructions to those that the manufacturer set up. so in short its a bit like re-writing your hard drive on your PC. Chipping refers to when the chip is actually replaced by a chip that already has the new instructions for the ECU on it. This is generally more expensive but in reality is no different. Its so companies can protect the data that they have designed and then farm out to franchisies.  Having said this some vans can not be remapped because the chip is not re-writable (some BMWs and Mercs) hence the need to replace the chip. When this is done the chip needs to be removed and then resoldered , this on its own can cause problems if not resoldered properly and lead to unexpected breakdowns. Remapping is safer as you are only rewritting your software.

Hope this explanation helps.

Paul.


Message posted by Big Brian 5622/7/2007 at 10:27pm
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I,m glad somebody Knows what they are on about, thanks for that, will probably ring him tommorrow. See if can meet him or if he knows where Morley is, unless anybody knows of a place in leeds/Bfd/wakefield area for same sort of money ?

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Message posted by Big Brian 5622/7/2007 at 10:31pm
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Ps its a 2006 2.0 JTD, Fiat, but dies a death on the hills, wagons fly past uphill, but I get them on the way down !! LOL

Message posted by panagah23/7/2007 at 8:56am
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Im sure he will go to Leeds Brian. Just mention my name, paul from haslington. hes done a few recomendations of late.

Leeds is only just over an hour away from me. Let us know how it goes. you won't be dissapointed.


Message posted by Big Brian 5623/7/2007 at 6:34pm
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Will do Paul, thanks, didn,t get chance today,

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Message posted by Big Brian 5628/7/2007 at 2:17pm
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Have done, doing it Monday, will race you in a frock !!

Message posted by morecambebay28/7/2007 at 7:44pm
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Hi Brian

had ours done, went to lakes last weekend, what a difference it makes and yes I'll race you anytime, but not in a frock

Morecambebay


Message posted by Big Brian 5628/7/2007 at 7:46pm
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Skirt n Blouse ??

Message posted by morecambebay07/8/2007 at 9:11pm
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Beware  guys

I lent motorhome to my Dad ffor a week away - he got caught speeding!!!!!!   

the dress didn't go down well either

 


Message posted by Big Brian 5613/8/2007 at 3:47pm
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Just come back from Devon  FLEW DOWN  never below 65mph up hills ,changed gear only at newton abbot, was like driving an automatic- a must have for all motorhomes, dunno about wearing a frock whilst driving though !!! LOL

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Message posted by panagah13/8/2007 at 6:05pm
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 good to hear it Brian.

Off to the south of France in 2 days so I too will be flying!!!



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