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Old 02-20-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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Car Mod Chips

Alright, I wanna know right here right now if these actually work.

These car mod chips that attach to your inlet air temperature sensor connected to your ECU. They tell the ECU that all of the air in the engine is cold, more dense and packed with oxygen. The ECU then tells the fuel injectors to let out a little more fuel, this in turn makes a more powerful detonations in the cylinders. DO THESE CHIPS WORK?

If they do work, is there not some long term effect that they will have on your car?

People are claiming they can boost your bhp by 5-20.

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Sounds like that idea may work on a diesel (maybe?), but not on a gasoline engine, it would probably make it run rich, and crappy, plus you would use more gas.

IMO, bad idea.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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lol according to all the sellers of this product, it will not work on diesal or carb engines. Only petrol engines that are fuel injected!
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:23 PM   #4
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This subject has been beat to death on this forum. Clicking the search button a few times instead of the submit button would have answered your question.

The answer to your question is NO! If you or anyone else took the time to learn how an engine management system operates, you would know that. The only time they can potentially provide any noticable increase in power is during a very short period before going into closed loop. On cars built after 1996, that time period is usually less than 30 seconds after cold start. Pre-1996 vehicles may give you about three minutes before entering closed loop after cold start-up.

So, as long as you only want the "huge horsepower increase" for the first 30 seconds of driving, jump on it. Otherwise, don't waste your money.
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