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#16 johnS

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

You might see improvement in fuel economy and a bit more torque but unfortunately petrol engines seem to not really benefit from retunes.
My diesel 1.8 Focus went from 115bhp to 148bhp average with a Bluefin, very noticable.


next time I will probably buy a diesel so that I can get a lot more performance from chips, does it wear other components any more? Like clutch?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

When combining the 7hp with :-

Free Flow Air Filter
Sporty Exhaust
Better spark plugs
Better Ignition leads
Oil and Filter change

you may increase the 7hp to lets say 15-20

It will cost more money though to see those gains

This is where mountune comes into play

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yea i tried contacting mountune, and they were as much use as a chocolate teapot lol
they wouldn't touch my car unless it was an ST or RS, they wouldn't even fit a K+N air filter...
seen as K+N make a specific air filter for my car and mountune use only K+N, i wouldn't have thought this would be a problem...
And i need mountune to do it so i can keep my 3yr warranty intact..

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:42 PM

next time I will probably buy a diesel so that I can get a lot more performance from chips, does it wear other components any more? Like clutch?


Only if you dump it and do a lot of race launches.
Strangely enough i had my clutch checked a few weeks ago by one of my work mechanics for a slab of beers, (they work on a lot of Focus and Fiestas as that's mostly what the fleet is) and the clutch is hardly worn at all.
Seeing as it's an ex MoD pool car it probably had a new clutch some time in it's life but it's holding up very well indeed.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

Only if you dump it and do a lot of race launches.
Strangely enough i had my clutch checked a few weeks ago by one of my work mechanics for a slab of beers, (they work on a lot of Focus and Fiestas as that's mostly what the fleet is) and the clutch is hardly worn at all.
Seeing as it's an ex MoD pool car it probably had a new clutch some time in it's life but it's holding up very well indeed.


Pretty good. I herd remaps hurt clutches in particular cos of added torque. I guess not

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

As long as you're sensible you're usually fine.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

Yeah its only if you drive your car like its a race, and you dumop the clutch into 4000 revs, thats when it hurts!

Other than that, more people continue to claim (and its only fair to advise you) that the following are more "at risk" when you do any sort of remap... to be honest, its hardly ever proven, but for the purposes of being fair:
  • Clutch
  • Turbo
  • Suspension - I will never understand that one!
  • Common Rail - Diesels only of course
  • Tyres (fair game)
  • Head Gasket
Some of it is twoddle, but this is a list of only queries I recall over seeing on various forums over the last few years...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

It's a recode of the original engine management software.
You install it via the OBD port.
No chips to swap, no boxes to fit, just a straight software job.


I know how it mostly works but do you need to do any extra download software (plugging into the computer and going onto bluefin website) to get the Superchip to recognise for example my uprgrades: induction kit, 4-2-1 branches manifold, sports car and sporty exhaust.

P.s I'm a noob and have no idea how to see if you've replied (mobile site user)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

Everything you need to get started comes with the kit.
Install the bluefin as an external device on your computer and it all works smoothly.
As you send a copy of your map to superchips for modification the map on your car will show differences from standard due to the system learning.
It wouldn't hurt to email them details of your configuration though.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:34 PM

Everything you need to get started comes with the kit.
Install the bluefin as an external device on your computer and it all works smoothly.
As you send a copy of your map to superchips for modification the map on your car will show differences from standard due to the system learning.
It wouldn't hurt to email them details of your configuration though.

So how is it you get the copy of your cars map to send ? 😖

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

Everything you need to get started comes with the kit.
Install the bluefin as an external device on your computer and it all works smoothly.
As you send a copy of your map to superchips for modification the map on your car will show differences from standard due to the system learning.
It wouldn't hurt to email them details of your configuration though.

So how is it you get the copy of your cars map to send ? 😖

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

as long as the car is sound mechanically to start with and you do maintenance it will likely be fine the gearbox etc can handle more power than it does and provided the engines well maintained there shouldnt be any head gasket issues

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

So how is it you get the copy of your cars map to send ? 😖

You plug the unit into the cars data port and it uploads a copy then you transfer it to your computer and email it to superchips then they monkey with it and send it back.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

next time I will probably buy a diesel so that I can get a lot more performance from chips, does it wear other components any more? Like clutch?


Hi, or get a focus with a 1.6 ecoboost engine in it, it has a turbo and direct injection you will get similar gains to a diesel...
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