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    Default Cheap Tuning Chips? Something to avoid?

    Forgive my ignorance. I'm very new to Vectra ownership & although I'm 43 I have never owned a car that had ECU. I'm used to setting points & having distributor caps & rotor arms

    So I've seen these & logic tells me that they would either harm the car or do nothing at all

    My Vectra is a 2004 1.9 CDTI

    I'm sure everyone is going to tell me if you want remapping done, get a pro to do it. I'm happy with the car's performance, I'm a middle age Dad not a boy racer.

    But then again if £12 will make the car go quicker....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TUNING-CHI...item3cc27fa328

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    Your logic is right mate.

    It's right up there with all of the other tablets, liquids and everything else that folk will try to sell you to make a quick buck. Normally with these things the cheaper they are the more damage they will probably do. If want more power then look for a cheap s/h tuning box or even better go and get a remap....worth every penny

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    That chip will probably destroy your engine, avoid like the plague.
    The nearest best thing to a remap is probably this box http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-DTUK-CRD-T-1-9-150hp-CDTi-Tuning-Box-/ I've had one in the past and I am using one now.

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    Seems my gut feeling was right then The car was running lumpy when I got it a few weeks ago. Since changing the oil & the air,oil,fuel filters it now runs smooth & pulls very well.

    Probably the best "mod" I could get would be to have the cam belt changed as I don't know when that was last done. Think it might be a job for a mechanic. I'm not scared of getting the spanners out but if I get that job wrong I'll be looking at expensive consequences!

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