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FincHy
Hey everyone,

Has anyone had any experiences with the above? I have enquired at a local Ford specialist Grahamgoode.com and they have told me that they only offer the bluefin chip at 399.99. Which will give my focus an extra 21bhp. Anyone reckon it's worth it?

Cheers!
Stoney871
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Hey everyone,

Has anyone had any experiences with the above? I have enquired at a local Ford specialist Grahamgoode.com and they have told me that they only offer the bluefin chip at 399.99. Which will give my focus an extra 21bhp. Anyone reckon it's worth it?

Cheers!
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Is your car petrol or diesel?
Petrol remaps never give great increases but turbo diesels get the best results.
Best two options are custom remap or bluefin.
Beauty of bluefin is you also get a natty fault reader and can remove and reapply the map whenever you want.
I went from 115 to average 148 and it is very noticeable and also reduces turbo lag to nearly nothing.
FincHy
My focus is a 1.6 tdci. So you'd recommend a bluefin? Thanks for the info :-) what car do you have?
Stoney871
I have a mk2 1.8 TDCI.
Apparently the 1.8's respond particularly well to bluefin.
Ultimately the choice is yours, you may want to ring around to see what gains are offered from a few tuning companies before you decide.
raskL
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My focus is a 1.6 tdci. So you'd recommend a bluefin? Thanks for the info :-) what car do you have?
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its more or less the same thing, they are pre written maps, the difference with bluefin is , you dont need a dealer to come round your house with a laptop and re-programe the ecu, you get the device to do it yourself, also with bluefin you can set it back to factory settings at no extra cost, a dealer would need to come back out to do the same thing and charge you for it.

i had mine done via a dealer (celtic tuning) :)
FincHy
Cheers for advice guys, think ill get mine chipped then once I've got the funds :-) ill report on my experiences once I've done it.
Makefish
Bluefin all the way for me, been very impressed with it .... it's also on offer till the end of the month for [url="http://www.mybluefin.co.uk/search?make=9&fueltype=2&model=2&variant=183"]£320[/url] so get the credit card out ;)
FincHy
I notice you guys have bigger engines than my baby 1.6, hope the blue fin still makes a considerable different.

The stats say an extra 21 bhp. so 131 bhp.
raskL
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I notice you guys have bigger engines than my baby 1.6, hope the blue fin still makes a considerable different.

The stats say an extra 21 bhp. so 131 bhp.
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the torque is the more important figure realy, cos the gearing is set up for the current bhp you may notice a few mph at the top end but is the in gear and acceleration figures you'll notice more :)
Makefish
[quote name='FincHy' timestamp='1342596979' post='194377']
I notice you guys have bigger engines than my baby 1.6, hope the blue fin still makes a considerable different.[/quote]
Oh you'll definitely notice a difference for the better :) ........ I've had my last 4 cars remapped by either REVO on 2 Skoda Octavia's and Superchips Bluefin on my current Focus and a Saab 9-3, the best money you can spend upping the power and torque characteristics especially on turbo diesels no matter how big the engine capacity.
FincHy
Sorry for the late reply, cheers for all your advise lads :-)
andysvision


its more or less the same thing, they are pre written maps, the difference with bluefin is , you dont need a dealer to come round your house with a laptop and re-programe the ecu, you get the device to do it yourself, also with bluefin you can set it back to factory settings at no extra cost, a dealer would need to come back out to do the same thing and charge you for it.

i had mine done via a dealer (celtic tuning) smile.png

so basicly if my ECU needs to be programed to itsbasic setting ,i mean if sudenly my ECU has lost its basic brogram this BUEFIN can program it?so it works as the FORD dealrships programing computers too?i mean is not just for remaping but for reprograming too?Thanks

chaznik
Bluefin all the way
andysvision

Bluefin all the way

I can use Bluefin as an ECU updater?no needing to go to FORD dealer and spend 300euros just for an update...

FOCA

Looking at the power/ torque curves-

 

http://www.superchips.co.uk/curves/focus16tdci110bhp.pdf

 

 

i would say there is a significant gain from 2k to peak power (just over 4k) the power curve is a "good shape" with a steep rise within the band with no dips/ and it does not "level off" - not much point in revving it over 4.1k, and you need to keep it above 2k to "shift" so a typical turbo-diesel "narrow power-band" again - on the torque curce not much below 2k (pre, or post remap) the 37Nm is a big "headline" figure, but more significant is the extra torque at 4k

 

So overall well worthwhile with a significant gain - and you will notice a difference "all round"

 

According to Superchips the mail-order Bluefin is not available for post 2010 Focus 1.6 TDCIs, and you would have to take the car to a Superchips dealer - you would need to confirm this with them, but the cost may be £320, rather than £399.99        



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