FAQS – ECU Remapping

FAQs on Swisschip
If CHIPTUNING and ECONOMIC TUNING are so simple why the manufacturer does not make it yourself?

When developing an engine/car, automobile manufacturers need to take care of various problems of the mass production into consideration. These manufacturers often have to make compromises, which make the vehicles to perform less perfectly from what the manufacturers originally expected. Results are increased fuel consumption with only average power output.

1. Compromise – Marketing Department of the manufacturer:
The sales and marketing departments of a manufacturer instruct the development department how much output should the engines have. This is because the sales and marketing departments of a manufacturer plan and spare the max output of the engine for the subsequent facelift, a new model or a parallel model in the future. Some of the manufacturers actually adapt same engine for different models, only modifying the output of the engine.
2. Compromise – World Market:
It will include compromise for countries with inferior fuel (low octane value or impurities) and compromise for local environmental factors such as extreme heat, extreme cold, high humidity and low air pressure. Thus, the engine that is planned with 140 hp, actually is developed at 180 to 200 hp.
3. Compromise – Manufacturing tolerance:
Automobile manufacturers today are working together with many specialist suppliers. These suppliers are required to make their products within an agreed tolerance spectrum. As a supplier, they would always produce a product so that the product is within the tolerance range. As a result, for example, an engine that is designed to be perform with a compression ratio of 10:1, in fact only performs a compression ratio of 9.5:1.
4. Compromise – Motor control software:
The supplier of the engine control software (such as Bosch, Siemens and Delphi) programmes the engine to a less performance, considering all the negative and the worst cases that can happen in manufacture process and external influences. However, this never happens in practice, but inevitably leading to a lower efficiency.

What is the difference between ECU Remapping and Chip tuning?

Chip tuning refers to changing or modifying an erasable programmable read only memory chip in an automobile’s or other vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU) to achieve superior performance, whether it be more power, cleaner emissions, or better Fuel efficiency.

ECU Remapping works theoretically the same, but main difference is that ECU remapping directly modifies and overwrites the ECU itself. Because it changes ECU characteristic, it may void your manufacturer warranty as it can be detected trace from your ECU.
Moreover, recent cars including BMW F series, are fitted with ECU protection, which prevents owners from doing ECU remapping. This tells how hard the ECU remapping is and how it could affect the durability of the car parts. This is why chip tuning is now getting spotlight over the world.

Does my dealer / workshop in the diagnosis get displayed an error?

No! In the diagnostic device, no error is displayed.

All control functions and duties will remain the engine control unit, since SWISS CHIPTECH always performs on the basis of the latest software from the original manufacturer the CHIPTUNING or ECONOMIC TUNING.

Why do I save by increase of power and torque fuel?

This approach is contrary to our normal academic knowledge, but is easy to explain:

If we are in a vehicle has 150 hp and would like to drive 100 km/h, we provide a means of throttle on the throttle as 35%.If the vehicle performance boosted to 180 hp for example, the throttle valve in the engine is only set at 29% to drive 100 km/h. About this modified throttle setting is less fuel injected, which in turn leads to a reduction in consumption. Furthermore, is utilized in optimizing the performance of a Standard air excess of 20%. This has the consequence that can be achieved with less boost pressure greater fuel efficiency.
Of course, in practice it is more complex, since the engine can not operate with as little fuel, or any amount of air. This is where the secret lies in the right amounts can vary from engine to engine, even in identical cars.

Does the Swisschip impact upon the lifespan of the engine?

No, the Swisschip tuning box does not have any impact on either engine performance or lifespan. Instead, driving style and the level of care taken are much more important factors in the operational reliability of a modern car.

Does the Swisschip affect my manufacturer’s warranty?

NO ! There will be no trace on your car at all !

Just remember to remove Swisschip Tuning box before you go to service centre. When removed, Swisschip Tuning box leaves no trace at all. Many of our company’s cars are installed with our chip and are well-maintained to this day. Also over 10 million cars have been installed with Swisschip Tuning box worldwide. None of them had an warranty issues. That is why many people prefer install Swisschip while their cars warranty remained. So, don’t worry, there won’t be a problem.

Does the Swisschip easy to self install?

Swisschip Tuning box can be installed by someone with no mechanical knowledge at all. It comes with original connectors that will not install in the wrong direction. It comes with detailed instructions with illustrate. What’s more, you can call our technical service. Real technicians, who carry out dozens of connections a day, will be there and happy to help you. Depending on the model, installation takes between 5 and 20 minutes.

Or you can easily install swisschip in our workshop.

How long does the delivery take?

Swisschip Australia has 80-90% of stocks ready to be dispatched. All the deliveries are dispatched from our Brisbane Head office within 24 hours with AU Express post. It only takes 1-2 working days to be delivered within Australia. However, for some special models, we may not have the stock ready in our Head office. But don’t worry. The Swiss chiptech Germany opens from 17:00 in Australian time. If you order, the stock will be sent out on the same day by DHL Express from Germany.

You can also track your shipment
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>> Above was ordered on Monday night, and dispatched on Tuesday 1:00 am. Only takes 3 days to be delivered to Australia Head office (Thursday).
Why Swisschip Tuning box over other Tuning Chip?

If you really value your car, go with safe ones. Those chip tuning companies which only consider performance enhancement can be made by anyone. Swisschip Tuning Box has been developed to draw out the best performance within the acceptable range of the vehicle design. There is no doubt that we are the best in safety.

1) One year warranty on Engine / Mission / Powertrain (until 80,000km)

Safety is the most important factor of all.

Are you worried that our product may void your warranty and harm your car parts?

Don’t worry

Just remember to remove Swisschip Tuning box before you go to service centre. When removed, Swisschip Tuning box leaves no trace at all. Many of our company’s cars are installed with our chip and are well-maintained to this day. Also over 10 million cars have been installed with Swisschip Tuning box worldwide. None of them had an warranty issues. That is why many people prefer install Swisschip while their cars warranty remained. So, don’t worry, there won’t be a problem.

Still worried? Don’t. Only Swiss Chiptech can offer

To each SWISS CHIPTECH chip tuning-box, software optimization and ECO Tuning, you will automatically receive 12 months free warranty on engine, transmission and powertrain until 80,000km.
The Guarantee comprises the following components:
-Engine
-Turbocharger
-Mechanical Transmission
-Automatic Transmission
-Axle
-4 x 4
-Brakes
-Suspension
-Electrical Equipment
-Air conditioning
-Cooling System

*Warranty is valid only if a car has been properly taken care of all services
*Warranty will automatically void if a car is over 80,000km

2) No warning light on dashboards
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This is one of the common reason why many people change the other tuning chip to our Swisschip Tuning box. We know how annoying it is when warning light appears on dashboard while driving. Especially for new cars, you should definitely not over-burden your car with Chip Tuning that gives no proven guarantees. You will no longer worry about it anymore with our Swisschip Tuning box.

3) Customised manual supports every model for easy self-install
People unsure if they can install themselves properly. That is why we provide full customised manuals so that beginners who know nothing about car tuning can also do self-install in just 10-20 minutes. You can also call our technical free support or visit near authorised swisschip workshop or just bring it to mechanics near you!

4) Also successful with Petrol-turbo cars!
Not only that we support diesel cars, but we also support petrol turbo cars. It has not been long since tuning-chip technology has started to support petrol-turbo engines. Swiss chiptech has successfully proven their technology using dynamometer and all the result given out were exactly matched the output they present.

5) Swisschip is developed with our new full digital technology, ST microelectronics and Atmel Processors are only in Swisschip Tuning Box.

6) We offer 14 days 100% money back guarantee if there is any dissatisfaction or change of mind in case you are still hesitating! Just try it and decide later!

FAQs on Tuning Pedal

Is there a separate Tuning Pedal for each vehicle type and why?

Each vehicle type from every range has different parameters. In order to retain these, the Tuning Pedal must be tailored to suit the corresponding control system. When purchasing the Tuning Pedal, you must therefore state the year the car was built and the make.

Why has the car’s response not been improved by the manufacturer?

Firstly, manufacturers only ever give mean values – to take account of the respective market. Secondly, the engine control unit is designed in such a way that the individual driving style governs engine performance. If, for example, someone frequently drives at full throttle, the controller will be induced to work more dynamically through the engine control unit. The higher the speed driven at is, the more signals will be sent out from the pedal. In day-to-day driving however, this is difficult to achieve for any significant length of time and so the engine control unit lowers the engine’s response once again.

If I want to drive in a more dynamic mode, will it not suffice to press the accelerator often enough?

That doesn’t work. For one thing, the human foot simply isn’t as fast as the electronics of a car and secondly, doing this on an ongoing basis would damage the potentiometer and the transmission.

What is the difference between the Tuning Pedal and swisschip tuning?

Chip tuning boosts the power of a car’s engine management system whereas the Tuning Pedal programmes merely modify the accelerator characteristics. This change in values does not alter the programmes of the engine control unit.

If you install our chip tuning box and pedal, you can experience a totally different car.

Does the Tuning Pedal impact upon the lifespan of the engine?

No, the Tuning Pedal does not have any impact on either engine performance or lifespan. Instead, driving style and the level of care taken are much more important factors in the operational reliability of a modern car.

Does use of the Tuning Pedal inevitably lead to greater fuel consumption?

The shorter responsiveness of the throttle response does not alter regulation of the injection amount. Instead, fuel consumption may actually be reduced by the Tuning Pedal. However, this depends on the driver’s behaviour.

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