Tune the Engine of Your Car to Improve Fuel Efficiency Figures

Chip TuningThe problem of fuel efficiency has troubled all the car owners across the world and increasing price of fuel has further acted like putting the drop of petrol in the fire. Going through this problem car enthusiasts are adopting different methods like minimizing the weekend trips, adopting the policy of no vehicle day, car pooling etc to minimize their fuel expenditure. On the contrary getting the engine of car tuned can offer them fruitful results.

This might surprise to most of car enthusiasts but there is lots of potential hidden inside your car which can be helpful in enhancing its power and performance by tuning the engine of your car. Now the question arises that what are the methods which could help in enhancing the fuel efficiency of the car with tuning. Well before discussing those methods let us point out an important which plays an important in affecting the fuel efficiency of your car. To track that factor you should make sure that your car is running according to determined parameters or not.

For that it would be better to get the mechanism of your checked by an expert mechanic to check whether there is smooth flow of fuel towards engine or not. Along with this you should also try to detect the loops in your driving habits like keeping the clutch of continuously pressed while driving, switching on the air conditioner at different stops etc. All these driving habits are quite enough to affect the fuel efficiency of your vehicle to huge extent.

How tuning can improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle?

There is myth among lots of car owners that replacing the existing engine with powerful engine will help in improving the fuel efficiency. But surprisingly it is like hitting yourself with your gun, because by integrating powerful engine our engine burns more fuel and inhales more air resulting in high fuel consumption on the contrary low power results in improved fuel efficiency. Therefore to enhance the fuel efficiency of the vehicle by tuning it would be better to enhance the combustion system of an engine delivering the fuel efficiency and improving the performance of the engine.

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Installing the light weighted flywheel can also be the good option to improve the efficiency of fuel by minimizing the rotational speed of the engine. However this technique will be favorable only during the condition when you drive your car for short distances because going for long drives and driving across the hilly areas will result in increased fuel consumption.

So now if you are also suffering from the problem of low fuel efficiency get the engine of your car tuned by an expert mechanic and enjoy flawless drive of your car without making any strategy.

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Supercharger Pulley: The Small Component With Huge Power

Despite of being small in size the supercharger pulley plays an important role in taking the tuning of your car completely to the high level. This might surprise to you, but there is plenty of power still hidden in your vehicle even after tuning and remapping and installing the new supercharger pulley can amazingly bring out that hidden power from your vehicle.

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An interesting fact about pulley is that it doesn’t require any heavy modification or alteration in your vehicle and can be simply fitted by removing the existing pulley from its place or by heat shrinking. But, to enjoy the full potential of the upgraded pulley it is necessary to pay appropriate attention towards its maintenance.

Maintaining the supercharger pulley: To enjoy the flawless functioning of pulley it is important to look after its proper maintenance and get it serviced from time to time.

  1. Lubricating: The main objective of the pulley is to spin the supercharger and during this process the pulley creates huge friction, due to which they it starts slipping from its place. To stop this slipping it is necessary to lubricate the pulley properly at regular intervals, especially at the time of car servicing. Interestingly the pulley available now days on the market contains their personal oil system and do not require any type of lubrication from the engine.

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  1. Heat: It is a universal truth that every machine depreciates due to regular wear and tear and interestingly supercharger pulley is not an exception to it. Due to excess of heat there are chances that the pulley might break, it would therefore be better to install pulley that is heat resistant and capable of bearing high temperature for during drive without doing any damage to the vehicle.
  2. Alignment: Although pulley is fitted by simply replacing the existing pulley but to enjoy its full potential it should aligned properly. The pulley fitted forcefully or misaligned will affect the overall performance of your vehicle in the form of fuel efficiency performance and leakage of oil. To get rid of these problems it is better to get it inspected by an expert mechanic at regular times or at the time of service.

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Types of Supercharger Pulley: There are mainly two types of upgrading pulleys found in market one with larger engine crank and another with small engine crank. But, their size doesn’t affect their functioning and both of them help in a fast spinning of the supercharger, compressing the air or fuel mixture and finally the last generating more power.

Tuning Can Boost the Performance of Your Diesel Car

Diesel Car TuningWhen a person decides to buy a car of his choice his main objective is to buy the car that is not only enriched with contemporary features but is also cost effective and delivers healthy fuel efficiency. And, therefore going through this requirement lots of people prefer to buy a diesel car, because it satisfies their all expectations which they expect from their vehicle. But, the engine of diesel car makes extra sound while driving, the power generation and torque efficiency of these cars is comparatively lower than petrol cars, the acceleration speed is also lower. In simple words, it can be said that driving a diesel car although satisfies your varied driving needs but on the other side you also have to struggle with different performance parameters.

Interestingly, all these problems have now become the tales of yester years as today tuning the diesel car can dramatically boost the performance of your tired diesel car and that also at the terms and conditions that you feel suitable for you. In recent modifying, the software installed in the engine control unit to determine the performance of fuel injection vehicles has emerged as the simplest methods of diesel cars tuning. The main objective of ECU is to look after the every activity performed by the engine reply to instructions received from different sensors.

Car Tuning, Engine Tuning and ECU Remapping

The software installed in the ECU determines the fuel efficiency of the diesel car by making an appropriate timing of fuel transition between the engine so that it operates smoothly at different rotations per minute and delivers normal emission level. The diesel engine developed few years back had ECU installed on a computer chip. But the diesel engines developed today have in-built ECUs which can be accessed through on-board diagnostic port.

Today with help of Blue Optimize technique the tuning and remapping of diesel engine can be performed within the span of an hour. The technique of blue optimization makes use of diesel particulate filter deletion and tuning. This however is illegal in some of the countries but in countries where it is legal diesel car owners are getting their cars tuned by this technique.

Getting the diesel car tuned by an experienced mechanic will result in smooth engine performance that will produce more power and torque. Let us for instance if own an Audi car empowered with 2.0 litre generating the power of 140 BHP will develop the power of around 170 BHP after ECU remapping. This is just an illustration of an ECU tuning, depending upon the make of your car you can enjoy sufficient improvement in the performance of your car.

Rolling Road Tuning: Assessing The Success Of Chip Tuning

Now the day’s trend of chip tuning has gained huge popularity among the car enthusiasts who are not satisfied with the existing performance of their car in form power and torque generation efficiency, fuel efficiency, working of exhaust system, etc. In simple words it can be said that chip tuning is the process that is helpful in enhancing the functionality of your car according to your requirements.

It would be interested to know that due to excessive use of computer technology in every field of life, the cars manufactured today are not exception to it. The Days have gone back when the setting of different components installed in the car was done manually, today everything is computerized and therefore settings of all components in vehicles is determined with the help of a chip. The chip contains an erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM) stored in the engine control unit of the car, and which stays stored in its memory even if the power of the car is switched off.

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This memory can be erased and new settings can be determined in the EPROM according to the expectations of the car owner. The memory stored in EPROM is erased by bringing it into contact with the ultraviolet radiation, which is a type of an electromagnetic light. The chip is mainly developed from silicon ultraviolet light that is used for deleting the existing memory of the chip.

What is rolling road tuning? From the above description it is clear that chip tuning is the process of improvising the performance of the car by erasing the existing settings stored in read only memory with the new one. But now the question arises that what is the process which could help in assessing that are these newly determined settings according to your requirements or not until unless the car is driven on the road or not?

Interestingly, this is done with the rolling road tuning, which simply may be defined as the process of generating real road conditions inside the premises and assessing the performance of the vehicle by driving it at different speeds.

While conducting the test apart from generating natural road conditions the vehicle is also equipped with substantial weight, which is equivalent to the luggage carried by adult passengers moving in the vehicle. The results achieved by rolling road test are assessed to understand the final setting of chip.

Fleet Tuning: Controlling Malpractices Adopted by the Drivers For Increasing Fuel Efficiency of the Vehicle

Before proceeding ahead towards our topic “Fleet Tuning”, I feel it would be better to understand what the term tuning refers to.

What is Tuning?

Tuning is the process wherein the standards or settings of a device are adjusted according to required performance. This could be better understood by an illustration, you will agree that as your car gets older it is not able to accelerate the power that it generated at the time of beginning. Along with this there is also decline in its fuel efficiency figures and also it has started developing high emission than compared to standard level.

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To get rid of such problems, in recent years car tuning has emerged as the best solution to answer your different queries pertaining with the performance of your vehicle. The process of tuning facilitates the vehicle owner to determine the settings of its engine with help of a chip installed in the engine control unit (ECU) of your car placed below the on-board diagnostic port (OBD).

During the tuning, the existing settings of the engine control unit are re-written with the help of software that is developed strictly for this purpose only.

Moving ahead, the process of tuning is not restricted only towards determining the settings of old vehicle, but in case if you are not satisfied with performance of your newly brought vehicle then also you can boost its performance by changing its existing settings according to your requirements.

Fleet Tuning Explained

Fleet tuning may be defined as the process of tuning vehicles that constitute a part of fleet of vehicles being used by a group. You will agree that operating the business of transportation on the papers seems quite easier task, wherein after obtaining the license from local transport authority a group is allowed to make the fleet of vehicles move in different parts of the specific region without any government restrictions.

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Similarly, there are various institutions like hospitals, schools, colleges, call center who have different vehicles being used as means of transportation for dropping patients, students, employees etc to their desired destinations. In such organizations, it is imperative that proper attention should be paid towards the maintenance of all vehicles so as to minimize the cost of operation for these vehicles.

This is mainly because it is not possible for the owner to exactly track the location of these vehicles (although today with help of global positioning solution) it is possible to locate the position of vehicles. But, still there are various methods by which the performance of vehicles can be affected, resulting in the huge loss of the business operator.

Therefore, to get rid of this problem, the owners of a big number of vehicles look for the tuning for improved performance of their fleet of vehicles and minimize the cost of their operation to huge extent.

Referred as “Blue Optimizing” fuel economy technique, the process has enabled the fleet operators of various vehicles to maintain control over the fuel efficiency and minimize the levels of emission. The major benefits enjoyed by using blue optimizing process are mentioned below:

1. Reduction in fuel charges up to 15%;
2. No impact on warranty or the residual value of the vehicle;
3. Decline in level of emissions;
4. No change in the physical structure of the vehicle;
5. The owner of vehicles can enjoy return on investments made by him on tuning the fleet of vehicles under his supervision within the period of six months;
6. The process can be conducted in less than an hours;
7. The original settings of the vehicle can be adjusted easily;
8. Instant change in the fuel consumption figures; and
9. No additional cost for each vehicle individually.

The major benefit of fleet tuning enjoyed by the fleet operators is that it facilitates them to control the malpractices adopted by their drivers by making misappropriation of accounts maintained in the records maintained for recording fuel efficiency of vehicle driven by them.

Exhaust System To Boost The Efficiency of the Car

Buying an expensive car like Aston Martin or Lamborghini or Ferrari or Porsche is not everyone’s cup of coffee, but still there are lots of these car owners who despite of being high price for these cars are not able to enjoy the actual power hidden in these cars. This however doesn’t mean that the components used for developing these cars aren’t of high quality and the manufacturers cheated car owners by charging costs for developing these cars. Actually, this is mainly because of driving restrictions prevailing in different countries due to which the car makers have to follow those manufacturing parameters while developing the particular car for specific region.

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This sometimes is painful for the car owners who do not want to make any compromise in price for enjoying the full potential of their car. Interestingly, today there are various modification methods which could help them in getting rid of their problem without putting an additional financial burden on their pockets. So, now the question arises that what are the components working on which could help in improving the performance of these expensive cars or any other car equally across the world?

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In this regard the first important component to consider is the exhaust system of a car which mainly looks after the exhausting of hazardous gases from the car with the help of strong tubes used for the purpose. These tubes are developed from a thin sheet of steel which gets damaged after specified period of time. To make the smooth flow of gases to enhance the power and performance of the engine it is better to get the existing exhaust system of your car replaced with high performance car exhaust system.

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Now this might surprise you that what is high performance car exhaust system and does it perform extraordinarily than the regular exhaust system? So, an answer to this question in simple words is that this system also exhausts the gases in the same way as standard company fitted exhaust system the only difference is in their make. The high performance system for exhausting gases is developed by making use aluminized steel or high quality stainless steel and last for longer time as compared to their standard time.

Interestingly, now days there are lots of renowned suppliers of performance exhaust system that offer wide range of such exhaust systems, including hand-made exhaust manifolds, headers, systems and mufflers to tailor the requirement of antique cars to modern cars depending upon their requirements.

Some of the commonly used high performance exhaust systems are:

  1. Cylinder head and exhaust manifold: The cylinder head is generally placed on top of the cylinders and affects the performance of engine by fixing the compression and volumetric efficiency ratio of the engine. Whereas the exhaust manifold is developed from steel units mainly involved in the business of collecting gases from different cylinders and moving them through the exhaust pipe. A turbocharger that deals mainly with increasing the density of air that enters the engine, thus improving the power ratio that engine can provide.
  2. Muffler: The main objective of muffler is to minimize the sound levels that develop during the exhaust of gases inside the pipe.
  3. Catalytic converter: This is mainly used for minimizing the level of air pollution and reducing the emission level of gases that is transmitted through the engine.

The main objective of high performance car exhaust system is improving the exhausting efficiency of the car, depending upon its make and mechanism.

Unleash the Hidden Features of Your Beloved Audi by its Engine Tuning

Name of Audi doesn’t require any introduction to introduce itself in the world of cars. The cars sold by German luxurious car maker are considered as the synonym of power and performance blended in one unit. The stylish looks, use of robust materials and unique engineering result in making Audi undoubtedly an excelled car in all segments whether it is entry level super mini sized car A1 developed keeping in driving expectation of young car enthusiasts or Audi R8 representing the car maker in supercar segment.

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All the cars launched by car maker apart from above mentioned cars namely A4, S3, A5, TT, RS6, Q7 and A3 are enriched with the features that are not offered by other luxurious car makers across the world in their specific segment. But, surprisingly despite of all those in-built features, the enthusiasts of Audi cars are not satisfied with the performance of their beloved car and wish to get more from it by retuning its existing settings.

Interestingly, now days there are various methods in form of chip tuning and ECU remapping by which you can tune your Audi depending upon your requirement. The methods of Audi Tuning developed by the experts are custom written and developed after going through the varied needs of Audi owners. The tuning of vehicle helps in enhancing its power and torque generation efficiencies, throttle response, drivability, and fuel efficiency.

The tuning and remapping program is available for both the diesel and petrol variants of different products launched by the car maker. It would be interested to know that the tuning and remapping program can be performed instantly and easily with help of on board diagnostic board.

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So, now being an Audi owner if you are also planning to get your Audi tuned again then below are some great thoughts that will help you in getting more from your beloved car.

  1. Boosting the engine power: The worth mentioning feature of tuning any vehicle is boosting its power generation efficiency and therefore from that point of view your Audi is not an exception to it. This you can do by going through any of the following process:

    A. The highly recommended and the most cost effective method of boosting the power of any vehicle is remapping the engine control unit or ECU. Getting the ECU remap by an expert will help you in remapping the engine of your car and make your car capable of generating superior power and torque along with improved fuel efficiency.

    B. The other method of tuning is to boost the performance of exhaust system and make smooth flow of air through engine. Improving the performance of exhaust system helps in enhancing the power generation efficiency of an engine.

    Precaution to be kept in concern while enhancing the power of engine: When you tune the engine of your vehicle, it will simultaneously require some changes in fuel system. The boost-up of engine will equally require installation of fuel pressure regulator and fuel injectors to enjoy full benefit of engine tuning.

  2. Upgrading the brakes: While you tune the engine of your Audi for enjoying additional power and improved throttle response, then you should upgrade its braking system including high friction pads and large calipers to response the quick pick up of your car.
  3. Work on the suspension system of your car: From the above mentioned discussion it is clear that tuning the car enhances its power, torque and throttle response. But, it also impacts the other parts of your car and therefore to enjoy full benefit of tuning it is imperative to pay equal attention to other parts. Improved power means increase in the speed of vehicle and therefore driving such vehicle on rugged roads with existing suspension system will undoubtedly offer unwanted shocks while driving. It would therefore be better to get the rubber bushing and settings of suspension system also checked by an expert to avoid any type of problem after tuning.

Epilogue: Buying an Audi car in itself is a pride moment for every car enthusiasts but going through the cut throat competition among all car makers, every month modified cars are stepping in the market which offer better performance than the others existing in the same segment. However, going through this, it doesn’t mean that the current owners of old cars should sale their cars just to enjoy enhanced features in another car. With help of car tuning they can get their car stay in the same lane as the cars of today’s generation stay.