I didnt i told them I had it and they added £16 I think. Im with Admiral
jul3s said:I jnformed my insurer, who is Hatings and they added £15 to my premium after checking the web site and the chip I installed
chrisg said:jul3s said:I jnformed my insurer, who is Hatings and they added £15 to my premium after checking the web site and the chip I installed
Liverpool Victoria + £16 (I assume admin fee)
The tuning boxes are the cheaper method and from my experience with the racechip box i have its been very good for the money. If I could justify the extra cost i would go down the bluefin road but to be honest after reading about them it might be a safer way to do it but im not sure you are getting anything more for your money.Dave7 said:Hi Dave & Cherie,
My first dilemma is that I haven't yet decided which tuning-box to go for (there are loads to choose from and all claim to give oodles more hp/torque plus better mpg). Some have chosen the basic Racechip box at around £100, alternatively there is a TDI Tuning box at £289 (all of these boxes intercept the data from the ECU at the diesel rail and basically fool it into delivering more fuel or so I understand) There are however those who admonish going down the ECU remap route and a popular method is the Bluefin which is a handheld device that you plug into the diagnostic port of the car, remove the existing map and replace it with a map which you download via the internet from such as Racechip. My biggest problem is that before installing any of these devices, you are obliged to declare the modification to your cars performance to your insurer - mine said it was acceptable BUT whether the device was installed by me or a garage, they would need a document from a certified engineer confirming that the installation had been done correctly before they would consider adding this to my insurance cover - the extra premium would equate to around £36 per annum. Hope I haven't confused you AND I do know that most of the tuning boxes can be self-adjusted to target more mpg or better torque etc.
Nope and I have played about with the settings on the box.chrisg said:When fitting the race chip, has anyone had dashboard lights coming on ?
The box comes with a preset setting off the top of my head I can't remember what my one was but it was just a case of removing the cover on the end of the racechip and turning the screw one click at a time. Again I would need to check but I think I added another 3-4 clicks which makes so much difference to the torque. It was trial and error some worked better than others.chrisg said:Hi Grumps, I would be very interested in any settings that you have experimented? thanks