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Old 05-12-2004   #1
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Cinq Sporting Performance Chip
At long last - the Cinquecento Sporting performance chip is now ready. The chip is available for the Weber/Mareli IAW-16F-ER ECU

Extensive testing in 3 different Cinqs reveal the following features and benefits*:

• Increases torque and power across the whole rev range by an average of about 6%.
• Maximum increase in power of approx. 9% @ 3,000 RPM
• Maximum increase in torque of approx. 8.8% @ 4,500 RPM
• Increases Maximum Power by approx. 3.5%
• Increases Maximum Torque by approx. 6.8%
• Reduces 0-60 time by average of about 1 second [ from 60.05 in 13.3s to 60.125 in 12.4s]
• I think that it slightly decreases fuel consumption - on average my mpg increased from just over 40 to just over 43 over a month on a mix of cross country and fast motorway driving, but to be honest this could be spurious.
• Disables immobiliser circuit; This allows you to fit the chip in any ECU so you can have a separate ECU for track days for example. (Although if you are using it permanently you may want to fit an alternative immobiliser)

(Interestingly this solves the problem of losing the Red Key as any key that fits the steering lock will start the car)

To be entirely honest this chip is not as good as the claimed performance for Superchip™or Starchip™ but then it’s not priced at over £250

*[Test data from 1997 Cinq sporting, standard (apart from Ramair panel filter) 4 runs, 2 in each direction at 10C 1026mb and 78RH. – measured using a Dyno Plus accelerometer and RACE evaluation software. (probably not as accurate as a rolling road but nevertheless a very good indication as a comparison) N.B. Performance improvements will vary dependent on many variables not least the car and the weather for example on a low pressure wet day the improvement seen was only about half that gained on a dry high pressure cool evening]

Click here to see the Performance Graphs http://www.crich.plus.com/index.html

I'm really happy with the cars performance with the chip It makes the car more drivable, particularly at lower revs where it pulls much stronger (due to the greater torque I presume), it gets rid of the flat spot and improves acceleration considerably. I've recently added further mods to my car [A BMC type induction kit and a Magnex backbox] The chip works great with these mods and still improves the performance further. There was a noticeable difference when I took it out for a while.


The chip is made available for £80, but I must stress that I am not selling the chip you will be joining the development project to further test the programme [all that will be required is a testimonal statement that I can publish].

I'm happy to run before and after performance comparisons with graphs for an additional £40 with no charge if the chip does not increase performance.

I have put a lot of time and effort and a fair bit of money into the project together with a friend who normally charges £800 per day for electronic design work. I have tested it in my own car for three months and it has been fine. It has also been tested for shorter periods of time in two other cinq sportings with absolutely no problems.

The chip is easy to fit providing your existing chip is socketed and not soldered to the ECU board. (I think this is only an issue for late 97 and 98 cars). It takes about 30 minutes to an hour and full fitting instructions will be provided

I must stress that it is important that you make sure that you inform your insurance company and that they will cover you for the Chip Modification.

Anyone who uses the chip does so completely at their own risk I am not a big corporation I cannot guarantee it will not destroy your engine (although I think this is highly unlikely). There is a degree of risk in joining the project, and I need to be sure that everyone is aware of the risk.

What I will do is refund in full anyone who returns the chip within 14 days if they are not happy with it or with being part of the project for any reason.

If you want to use the chip and join the programme send a cheque for £40 to:
Michael Crich
145a Leicester Road
Broughton Astley
Leicestershire
LE9 6QF

or pay by credit card through Nochex or Paypal by sending £42.00 (includes their fees) to mick@crich.plus.com (go to www.nochex.com or www.paypal.co.uk )

Any questions or further information PM me here or email to chip@crich.plus.com

Regards,

Michael
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Re: Cinq Chip Details - As requested

Michael,

I've a 97 R Cinq, much like yours, was your ECU the soldered type?

I fancy a chip but don't know if it would fit? Not too keen on unsoldering TBH so the slot in method is more favoured by me.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Cinq Chip Details - As requested

Liam, best thing to do is open your ECU and check. Unbolt it (4 bolts), turn it over and run a knife round the seal. Then carefully prise the bottom plate off. You'll then be able to tell what it is.

If it is a soldered one, you could always source a non-soldered ECU from a scrappy and use that
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Quote Originally Posted by arc
Liam, best thing to do is open your ECU and check. Unbolt it (4 bolts), turn it over and run a knife round the seal. Then carefully prise the bottom plate off. You'll then be able to tell what it is.

If it is a soldered one, you could always source a non-soldered ECU from a scrappy and use that
Thanks Mark, Couldn't have put it better!
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mckcrich - i live in Broughton Astley aswell lol what a small world.
Is there a similar chip for the sei? or would that cinq chip work with the sei aswell??
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you wouldnt be able to do a chip for the 899 would ya cos i no quite a few people are after one superchips do one for it but i aint paying those prices
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Quote Originally Posted by Seicent0
mckcrich - i live in Broughton Astley aswell lol what a small world.
Is there a similar chip for the sei? or would that cinq chip work with the sei aswell??
Hi,
there had to be another forum member locally at some stage, If your interested in trying the chip out your welcome to come over. The version available is a bit limited in application at the moment as I've been concentrating on getting something working for my Car a (99S Sporting). What model / year is yours.

I will post details of progress in a separate post as there have been quite a few Sei inquiries recently.

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PS if you know anyone locally that might be interested in my Cinq for sale let me know. (its a good one)
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Quote Originally Posted by Spudgun_mk
you wouldnt be able to do a chip for the 899 would ya cos i no quite a few people are after one superchips do one for it but i aint paying those prices
No not at the moment I'm afraid, too busy with the Seicento version, also dont have an 899 to use as a test vehicle which is a bit of a nescessity.

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my one dont mind being used as a test vehicle i got a spare ecu anyway just be nice to have a bit more torque from the engine
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Quote Originally Posted by mckcrich
Hi,
there had to be another forum member locally at some stage, If your interested in trying the chip out your welcome to come over. The version available is a bit limited in application at the moment as I've been concentrating on getting something working for my Car a (99S Sporting). What model / year is yours.

I will post details of progress in a separate post as there have been quite a few Sei inquiries recently.

Regards,

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PS if you know anyone locally that might be interested in my Cinq for sale let me know. (its a good one)
Cheers Michael, i may be intrested in a chip perhaps sometime in the new year hopefully when ive passed my test, i might have to treat myself lol. Ive got a T reg sporting abarth. Ill ask about for you mate see if anyone i know wants to buy a cinq
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if you could make up a chip for the 899 i would be very interested, depends if you get one made before i have the money to buy a map ecu
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this threads nearly 4 years old
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this threads nearly 4 years old
agh well, recon he has made one for the 899 yet? or has he folded? lol
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he's doing them for 1108's but i doubt he will develop another

https://www.fiatforum.com/cinquecent...mckcritch.html

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if you could make up a chip for the 899 i would be very interested, depends if you get one made before i have the money to buy a map ecu
Lol, where can u buy a map ECU?
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