Diesel Upgrades

DIESEL UPGRADES BY THE EXPERTS IN AITKENVALE

Here at Aitkenvale Auto and Dyno, we are experts in diesel upgrades including Unichip diesel performance enhancements. Our highly trained technicians have the software & experience required to enhance many engine control parameter normally inaccessible to most in our trade. 

With the use of our state-of-the-art dynamometer and other hi-tech equipment, we can test and adjust the vehicle’s engine management system while it is under load conditions. By connecting a Unichip to your diesel vehicles existing ECU, we are essentially upgrading it to a custom tunable computer control system. Where performance enhancement is concerned, talk to the experts at Aitkenvale Auto and Dyno.

What is a Unichip?

The Unichip gives the properly trained Unichip authorised agent full control over the timing and mixture functions of most electronically controlled vehicles (petrol or diesel). Not only can mixtures and timing be set, but can also be set under various load and RPM conditions. This gives one the ability to optimise the vehicle for economy under light load conditions and set it up for optimum performance under full-throttle conditions.

The Unichip is much more than just a "chip". In fact, it is a fully functioning “piggyback” computer, which is added to the vehicle’s existing engine control unit (ECU). Apart from controlling timing and fuel mixtures, it can also control boost, EGT protection, drive existing injectors (petrol or diesel) or additional injectors, eliminate road speed governors and much, much more. The Unichip can support five different tune maps to suit your specific needs, including:

  • High or low octane petrol map
  • High or low boost map
  • Towing map
  • Imoboliser map
  • Lend-it-to-you-mate map (really restrict power map)
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Why should I install a Unichip to my car?

The most obvious reason is to increase engine performance. Significant gains in torque and power across the entire RPM range are possible. In addition, the engine will be smoother, deliver greater response and maximise fuel efficiency at all RPM and throttle positions. A Unichip will also harness the performance value of engine and exhaust modifications. Standard engine management systems are not programmed to cater for exhaust headers, cat back exhaust systems, hi -low air filters, performance camshafts or larger turbochargers and intercoolers.

How does the Unichip increase engine power?

Every engine requires optimum timing and air fuel ratio at all RPM and load conditions. Unichip gives the experienced Unichip authorised agent the access and ability to adjust and optimise timing, fuel system and boost if required in real time on a chassis dynamometer to suit your vehicle.

What does Unichip real time tuning mean?

Real-time tuning describes the process whereby adjustments are made to timing and air fuel ratio while running the vehicle on a chassis dynamometer. In doing so, the Unichip authorised agent can see the power output from the dynamometer live while making changes to timing and air fuel ratios. This greatly reduces the time spent on the dynamometer to achieve a perfect tune.

Will Unichip improve my fuel economy?

Yes. In most driving conditions, Unichip will improve fuel economy. Many modern, fuel-injected engines waste fuel by running very rich air fuel ratios at part throttle and full throttle openings. With Unichip, it is a simple procedure to correctly adjust the air-fuel ratio and timing over the entire engine operation for maximum economy at light throttle and maximum power at full throttle.

How much power can I expect?

Power gains of 10kw-30kw are commonplace, as measured by a Unichip authorised dealer on an accurate chassis dynamometer. While less common power gains of 50kw have been verified, the exact power gain depends on the design and condition of the engine and the factory calibration of the engine control unit. No two engines are identical. Unichip results are verified by before and after dynamometer, tests, measured at 100% throttle opening across the entire RPM range.

Will Unichip improve my fuel economy?

Yes. In most driving conditions, Unichip will improve fuel economy. Many modern, fuel-injected engines waste fuel by running very rich air fuel ratios at part throttle and full throttle openings.

With Unichip, it is a simple procedure to correctly adjust the air-fuel ratio and timing over the entire engine operation for maximum economy at light throttle and maximum power at full throttle.

How is Unichip different from performance chip?

Unichip is a supplementary engine management system, As such, it is far more advanced than “generic plug-in performance chip” products. It is individually programmable to meet the requirements of engine and driver. Being fully adjustable, Unichip can cater for non-standard, current and future engine modifications. Best of all, Unichip can deliver the most personalised power result every time – uniquely tuned for fuel type and rating and even particular ambient conditions of operation. With optional five map capability, your Unichip authorised agent can tailor a tune to suit your requirements.

Best of all, there is a 99% chance that you can install your Unichip to your new car when the time comes. That means you only have to buy a Unichip once, and simply swap it from vehicle to vehicle with tuning only required.

Is the original factory engine control unit modified by installing Unichip?

No. Unichip is a supplementary computer that is programmed to contain the optimum fuel and ignition adjustments for each engine. The factory engine management control unit is not altered in any way; the Unichip ECU is simply installed by connecting to the wires of the original factory E.C.U. Plug and play options are available for most vehicles, and once removed there is no electronic footprint left behind for dealers to find.

Unichip product warranty

A two-year unlimited kilometre warranty applies to all Unichip products.
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Buyers beware!

Customers, please be aware of unauthorised Unichip Installers that are NOT on the dealer list on the Unichip website. These unauthorised installers have no support, no training, and no warranty.

Unichip Australia and New Zealand takes pride in choosing only the best dyno tuners from around the country to fit, tune and warranty our product. There is very stringent training involved in becoming an authorised Unichip agent. This ensures the Unichip product is fitted and tuned correctly for best results to the customer.

Unichip has spent countless hours developing the new Unichip Q4, the injector drivers for Toyota D4D, and recently released Injector driver for Ford Ranger/Mazda BT50. The Australian R&D doesn’t finish there, having spent well over 18 months developing the brand new plug and play harness for the 200/70 V8 Toyota Land Cruiser. These can only be purchased through authorised Unichip agents found on the dealer list. So please give your local Unichip agent a call before you compromise your vehicle with an unauthorised product – after all, your vehicle is your pride and joy and doesn’t deserve to be compromised.

Manta Performance Exhaust systems

Manta manufacture high-quality exhaust systems in WA and cover a huge range of vehicles in both petrol and diesel. All their systems are mandrel bent to a very high quality in either mild or stainless steel.

Established in 1974, Manta is now Australia's premier manufacturer of performance exhausts. Celebrating 40 years of experience, they have the expertise to build exhaust systems that are world-class. From their humble beginnings as a small exhaust shop, they now boast two dedicated locations from which they manufacture and wholesale our extensive range of exhausts for street, off-road, and race vehicles.

Ongoing investment in research and development, together with the implementation of cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, ensures that they stay at the leading edge of exhaust design and manufacturing. The integration of CNC technologies into their production line ensures our products cement their place as market leaders.

Don’t take chances with your diesel upgrades. Talk to the experts at Aitkenvale Auto and Dyno today on 07 4728 3382.

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