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Ive had my pro ceed for a year now, i want to increase the
power but have no clue where to start, never had a diesel before, what's the easiest
ways of getting some extra power out of it? I have a 1.6 diesel pro ceed 3.



Any help appreciated.
 

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Yes very easy. Take off the engine cover and locate the fuel rail. At end of rail there is a fuel pressure sensor disconnect the plug and plug the wiring of the tuning box into the sensor and the other plug connects to the wiring plug you just took off the sensor. Locate a good spot for the tuning box to live and make sure its not anywhere hot or vibrates. Replace engine cover and adjust the tuning box to your hearts content.
They give you instructions with the box anyway.

I have one fitted to my Rio diesel and its worth the money.

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If its a newer car with a DPF be very carefull, lots of info if you Google it, many owners (especially in Europe where they have had DPF's longer) have had to remove them due to problematic regens, not just Kia. Beware also potentialwarranty issues, it is a modification after all.


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The good thing about bolt on power improvements is you can take it off when it goes for a service or any warranty work unlike ECU remapping.
Good point about the DPFs Paul. I dont have that problem with my old 06.
 

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Car breaks down late on a wet dark night on the motorway with the Mrs driving it. Is she going to take off the Tuning Box before the AA take to car to wherever before it gets picked up by the dealer the next day. Just a thought.



Don't forget about telling your insurance either.



My personal view is if the car you are looking at isn't powerful enough buy a more powerful one. When I bought the BMW 1 series diesel it came with 114, 141, 174 and 201 bhp engines, all the same 2 litre block, the only difference with the firstthree is supposedly the chip, the 201 bhp model has twin turbos thus is totally different. Tried the 141 and 174 bhp models, about a grand price difference but there was very little differencein the way the car drove, bought the 141 bhp model and three years later I have no regrets.



Benkj14, have you found the go faster button on the Ceedyet? The throttle pedal has a stop part way down its travel, you have to press harder to get it past this position and then the car really gets a move on. No one told me, not in the hand book, only discovered it accidentally when fitting the mats when I was checking the pedals did not catch anything. Using the pedal to the first stop the car felt pretty much like the Focus we had before it, when you get it past this postion the car is definitely faster. Its well documented on here. Dealer really should tell you, you are only getting 3/4 of the car if you don't use it.



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Very true paul. Tho' I have sent my mrs to a mechanics class at the local college
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Sadly thats the only Rio diesel that's out just now but there is a new one coming out later this year with a 1.7ltre and pushing out 150bhp so that should be fun.
 

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Only MY 11 1.6 have DPF's didn't start entering this country until September thus all should be 60 plate. Should tell you on the V5 if its Euro 4 or Euro 5, only Euro 5 will have a DPF if its a 1.6.


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thanx
for the info, ill take a look. Only
thing that worries me with these boxes are the prices, some company's charge
£90.00 where as others charge £300.00, id assume there was a difference in
quality.

On another note, anyone changed there air box on these cars
to a more performance related one?
 

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Well most of them do the same thing if they are connected into fuel rail pressure sensor. What it does is variably increases fuel rail pressure. Not sure if it alters injector opening times but it does show up on my diagnostic equipment as an increase in fuel rail pressure. I wouldn't pay anymore than the £99 for one as my mate who has a g o l f and bought one a few years ago and it was £250.
 
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