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    i've got a '54 reg 1.9 cdti 6 speed with 85k miles. I am looking to buy a plug in chip to improve the car all round. i have heard DTUK make a good product, but have a company called tdi that are local too. has any one used either of these or got any suggestions or recomendations please.

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    Dtuk and caterman have the best reputation on here, I personally run a diesel express box

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    i used to have a dtuk green box and couldn't fault it mate

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    ive got a dtuk crd2 and had no probs

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    You'll only get faults if you try to be too greedy.

    Best to leave them at the setting that they are sent to you at or all you'll end up doing is sooting up your engine innards.

    Note:

    I ran my V6 on the minimum setting for some time and this seemed to be no worse than having it at the recommended setting! Minimum doesn't mean that the box is switched off.

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    i have mine set to 8 (setting 1-8)

    but on long drives i put back down to lowest for economy

    i think if it was running at highest setting during lots of short trips, as diesel dog has said, your engine will start to clog with soot, and the dredded EGR problems, but as my average journey is around 30 miles, i dont seem to have any issues as soot is always blasted out on the M'way (i hope!)

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    With regards to soot build up:

    If your box or remap is making the engine produce too much black smoke the combustion process at that point can actually cause the soot to be taken out of the combustion chamber and back into the inlet manifold in far greater quantities than any EGR valve puts it in at! And blanking the EGR valve off in itself does not eliminate all inlet manifold soot build up. Diesels (and petrols) used to have inlet manifold soot build up long before EGR valves were invented!

    Be warned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post
    With regards to soot build up:

    If your box or remap is making the engine produce too much black smoke the combustion process at that point can actually cause the soot to be taken out of the combustion chamber and back into the inlet manifold in far greater quantities than any EGR valve puts it in at! And blanking the EGR valve off in itself does not eliminate all inlet manifold soot build up. Diesels (and petrols) used to have inlet manifold soot build up long before EGR valves were invented!

    Be warned!
    without removing box/deactivating remap, is there anyway to manage this? or clean inlets without dismantling manifold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    without removing box/deactivating remap, is there anyway to manage this? or clean inlets without dismantling manifold?
    Not that I know of.

    But there are some sprays that you can squirt into the inlet manifold that supposedly break down any soot build up. Not sure how effective they would be.

    Here's an example (bottom of page).

    http://www.dieselbob.co.uk/fueladditives.shtml

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    I've read on a couple of threads that 10k boost sprayed in the air intake pipe (Sprayed AFTER the MAF) can clean out carbon buildup.

    If I remember correctly, one thread said by using the 10k boost (There is a How2 for this), it cleaned out the air intake manifold, throttle body and possibly also the EGR and turbo.

    Hope this helps.

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