Review of DieselTronic [Dual Channel] on Mahindra XUV300It is a common experience of Mahindra XUV300 owners that you absolutely get no power [Turbo Lag] between 1500 to 2000 RPM with the OEM ECCU, this affects the overtaking capabilities on the highway and you have to downshift regularly to increase the engine RPM. DieselTronic controls Air and Fuel mixture ratio and also the Turbo Boost. DieselTRONIC’s P2 mode delivers 141 BHP [over 23% increase over the 115 BHP], the torque also increase from 300 NM to 346 NM [that is 15.33% increase in the Torque].
The another benefit of the Dieseltronic Unit is that it makes the Mahindra XUV 300’s engine smooth, the graininess is completely gone. Reviews mention decrease in the vibrations that are otherwise felt at higher RPMs.
Installation of the Dieseltronic ECU on the XUV 300 does not increase the idling RPM nor does it trigger any engine alert light. There is also no increase in the engine temperature and no difference in the engine’s noise.
So where do you feel the Dieseltronic difference? The answer is “as soon as you put your XUV 300 in the first gear”. You don’t have to stop to change the DieselTRONIC Modes, you can do it on the fly. In case of the Mahindra XUV 300 it extracts most power in the 4th gear. Users have reported increase pull even when the Traction Control is “on”, in the Mahindra XUV 300. There is a quick gain in the speed when if transition from 3rd gear to the 4th, which otherwise is a bit sluggish. The DieselTronic unit works just as good with the AMT [Automated Manual Transmission] too.
Review of the Dieseltronic Dual Channel on Ford Ecosport 1.5 ltr TDCI [Diesel]Happy with the Dieseltronic Dual Channel Ford Ecosport 1.5 ltr TDCI diesel, one reviewer says that he has been using the dual channel for his Ford EcoSport 1.5 ltr TDCI diesel. Although it cannot measure the exact performance increment, he sees a distinctive improvement in throttle response and in gear acceleration. The fuel efficiency has gone up by 15/18%.
Review of Dieseltronic Dual Channel for Honda City i-DTECOne review mentions that the P2 mode is extreme and P1 is balanced, and delivers both economy and performance. It feels like driving an automatic but with the performance of a geared car.
Review of Dieseltronic [Single Channel] for Maruti SwiftFor the first 700-800 km, the power gains are not noticeable, but once it covers that travel distance there is a gain of 20 % in power and an increase in torque too.
Review of Dieseltronic Dual Channel for Tata SafariWith the installation of the Dieseltronic Dual Channel in the Tata Safari, the initial lethargy in low gears is reduced and constant usage of gears is minimized. The drivability improves significantly and there is reduced engine clatter and a substantial boost in power and torque, especially the low end.
Review of Dieseltronic [Single Channel] for Maruti Dzire DieselThe best part about the system is that you have the option to choose from four different maps: stock, economy, P1 and P2. You can easily switch between modes using a small remote control. The stock mode is identical to the car’s original ECU map. Users claim that the E mode is mapped to intensify the fuel efficiency and give the car more linear power delivery with reduced turbo spike. On the road, users felt an obvious power drop and even more turbo lag, but it felt adequate in city limits and at cruising speeds on the highway. The Dzire went on to return 16.58 kmpl and 24.74kmpl in the city and highway respectively (a surge of 1.28 and 0.85kmpl over the stock figures). In terms of performance, the car takes 16.1 seconds to hit the ton (two seconds less than as stock). Roll-on figures have substantially changed, 20-80kmph in third gear now takes 23.24 seconds (stock – 14.13s) while 40-100kmph in fourth and fifth gear takes 23.21 and 32.36 seconds respectively (stock -13.37s, 20.7s).
Users claim that in P1 mode there is an increase in power and torque by 15 per cent while fuel efficiency improves by 25 per cent. In this mode the car crossed the ton in 13.31 seconds (quicker by 0.85 seconds). 20-80kmph in third gear is reduced by 2.39 seconds while 40-100kmph in fourth and fifth gear is reduced by 1.33 and 1.69 seconds.
In the P2 mode there is an increase in power and torque by 40 per cent. It only takes 12.35 seconds to hit the ton (quicker by 1.81 seconds) while roll-on figures increase significantly. 20-80kmph in third gear saves 3.05 seconds while 40-100kmph in fourth and fifth gear is lesser by 1.63 and 1.47 seconds. There is a reduction in turbo lag and power delivery is considerably solider. Top-end performance has also enhanced with the car smoothly reaching 160kmph. The fuel efficiency is amazing, the car still returned 14.2 kmpl in the city and 22.14 kmpl on the highway, less by just 1.1kmpl and 1.75kmpl than the car's stock figure. With the option of driving four different cars at the press of a button.
DieselTronic Question and Answers [FAQs]
Q. What to expect from DieselTronic?A. According to the user reviews, both power and torque vary with rpm. There is a loss in transmission from the engine to the wheels. DieselTronic delivers an increase of up to 25% over the stock figures for your vehicle.
Q. Does the DieselTronic unit harm my engine? A. Designed and developed using Race Dynamics dynamometer, the DieselTRONIC performs well within the safety limits of your engine causing zero damage to the engine or its life.
Q. Where do I get it installed? A. DieselTronic Dealers are spread across the country and can help you with the purchase and installation of the ECU unit. As per the user reviews it is recommended that you get a free dyno check after the plug in since it delivers a practical number to trust the performance figures like 30% or 20%. They cost for the dyno is an additional 3.5K.
Q. Does it increase my vehicle’s mileage? A. The mileage of your vehicle greatly depends on your driving style and age of the engine. But based on our observation and customers reviews there is an improvement in the mileage by 3-4 km/litre after installing the DieselTRONIC.
Q. Is the Dieseltronic compatible with Figo TDCi? A. There is a Single Channel DieselTRONIC available for the Ford Figo TDCi 1.4
Q. Does the DieselTronic unit void car warranty? A. Being a plug and play system, the DieselTRONIC does not void the warranty of your vehicle. User reviews suggest to simply unplug the unit prior to taking your vehicle in for service and it leaves no hint of its use. It can be installed any number of times.
Q. Is one DieselTRONIC unit compatible with multiple CRDi engines? A. The maps change from vehicle to vehicle while the hardware on the device remains the same. The unit is mapped to increase performance without affecting the life of the engine.Q. Does it smooth out the power curve? A. Yes, power and torque delivery improves, with reduced turbo lag – Actual user reviews attest this fact. The unit is pre tuned with vehicle specific mapping, you have to simply plug it in. Q. What is the mileage in all modes i.e. E, P1 and P2? A. The mileage of your vehicle depends on your driving style. E mode is recommended for bumper to bumper traffic while the P1 mode is recommended for city driving, for both power and mileage. We have observed mileage gains of between 1 to 4 kmpl. Q. Is the DieselTronic ECU safe? And are all the parameters within safety limits? A. The DieselTRONIC functions well within the Factor of Safety values set by the manufacturers.
Q. What if I sell my car? A. You can transfer the DieselTRONIC on to your next Diesel vehicle. However, you will have to send the unit to us before transferring so we can remap it to your next vehicle. You may also need to purchase a suitable wiring harness.
Q. Will the device stay on the same mode or will it get reset to default? A. The DieselTRONIC remains in the same mode you leave it in, even when your engine is turned off and back on.