Chipping and Tuning - 307 XSE HDi 2.0?
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    Default Chipping and Tuning - 307 XSE HDi 2.0?

    Hi all,

    Pretty new to these parts, and as we are looking around for a car to replace our 2.5 Turbo Forester.

    Coming from the Forester that is a nimble car, looking at the specifications on the HDi it has HEAPS of torque and reasonable KW's. I must state, that I am not a a total dweeb and know the differences between diesel and petrol engines...

    So the questions that I want to ask are;

    Are there performance upgrades for the ECU in the diesel range?
    Are there many people that can performance tune these engines?
    Are performace sway bars and strut braces on the market.

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    What in reality I would like to do is just give the car a bit of a tweak, not 'rice' it up altogether. I know that this is common practice for VW owners to reflash or change ECU's, just sounding out how things are over in the Pug arena.

    Cheers in advance!

    Mick.

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    Hi, I am also interested in mods for these hdi's.

    From memory in the uk they have a 90hp/205Nm model and a 110hp/250Nm model using the same basic engines (2.0). In aussie we only get the 90hp tune.
    I think the above is right...

    If it is, anyone know the difference between these engines?

    Cheers

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    Mick, which 307 HDi are you looking at, the 1.6 or the 2.0L? Having driven both, IMO the 1.6 is the better buy (value for money) and even its 80 odd kw and 240Nm is enough for the car. If this isn't enough then surely the 100 odd kw 340Nm 2.0L 307 would be. If either of these doesn't satisfy your 'need for speed' then I suggest you should be looking at a petrol engine and not a diesel.

    As for chipping your only option I believe is Unichip because you need a piggy-back ecu.
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    We've got a stand alone ECU for diesels coming out in September. I believe it's a world first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EfiOz
    We've got a stand alone ECU for diesels coming out in September. I believe it's a world first.
    Who are 'we'?
    Cheers Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz
    Hi all,

    Pretty new to these parts, and as we are looking around for a car to replace our 2.5 Turbo Forester.

    Coming from the Forester that is a nimble car, looking at the specifications on the HDi it has HEAPS of torque and reasonable KW's. I must state, that I am not a a total dweeb and know the differences between diesel and petrol engines...

    So the questions that I want to ask are;

    Are there performance upgrades for the ECU in the diesel range?
    Are there many people that can performance tune these engines?
    Are performace sway bars and strut braces on the market.

    What in reality I would like to do is just give the car a bit of a tweak, not 'rice' it up altogether. I know that this is common practice for VW owners to reflash or change ECU's, just sounding out how things are over in the Pug arena.

    Cheers in advance!

    Mick.

    I am not up on the 307 deisel. I would go for a petrol engine if you wanted performance and if you wanted something quickish I would look at a 206Gti180 or something if you like pugs, the 307 is a slug.

    I notice you live in TASMANIA, I could recommend plenty of tuning houses in NSW/Sydney, however here is a list for you of places that sell Haltech systems (I have used their ECU's before in various race cars and road cars and they are very good)

    See list (these guys deal Haltech ECU's and are registered tuning houses, so they would have Dyno's and stuff and I am sure they could help you, hope they are local to you):

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    Chris Colgrave Automotive
    4 Dry St, Invermay 7248
    (03) 6334 1799

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    Fueltech
    3 Wilson St, Launceston 7250
    (03) 6343 2282

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    AJL Mechanical Services
    1 River Rd, Wivenhoe 7320
    (03) 6431 9034

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    Howell Automotive
    199 Main Rd, Moonah 7009
    (03) 6273 2105
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