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Old 05-06-2004   #1
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JTD 130 Tuning Newbie Question

Hello all

First post. Cracking forum!!:)

I've just bought a Fiat Marea 2.4 jtd 130 and i'm very :D happy.

I noticed you can get a box of tricks for these engines that give you a wee bit more go ;) Which should I buy, there are loads available. Found one on ebay 174 delivered. May be I should have the ecu remaped and not get the add on box?. The engines done about 84000 miles has just had a full service and new cam belt, has it done too many miles to tune it up or should it be ok. Last question If I buy and add on box will it smoke or rattle or blow up or anything else equaly horrible.

Sorry if this is old ground. But the moneys burning a hole in me pocket and I dont no which way to go with the tuning.

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Old 06-06-2004   #2
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Box of tricks?

ECU remap would give you 190bhp and 400Nm of torque. www.angeltunning.co.uk is probably the best place for this.

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Thanx

Wondered about the plug in secondary ecu's that are available. I could take it off if i needed to. But there are loads of them?

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I have chip tuned mine JTD130 with a programmed chip, replacing the old one. Of course the old one can be used if necessary (EPROM holder in the ECU). In principal don't go for box tuning: less power + a smokey JTD. Only replace the chip by professionals who can do the welding in the ECU. In principal for safe don't go above the 165 hp, to avoid transmission problems to the wheels.

It's now running for more than 2 years, start at 80000km now 180000km.

0 - 100 km/hr in ~8.5 seconds
60 - 120 km/hr in 4th gear ~9.5 seconds
80 - 120 km/hr in 4th gear ~6.2 seconds

I have a Wetterauer chip (WWW.wetterauer.de)

Good luck, Frans
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Thanks Frans

Gonna Check them out.

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