Interesting.

The Navara Forum

Help Support The Navara Forum:

Old.Tony

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Joined
Oct 3, 2009
Messages
15,771
Reaction score
116
Location
Mid Coast Region, NSW, Australia
Sounds excellent. $1200 is a bit of money to spend but many would say it's worth it.

What's not "worth it" is taking the car back to Nissan for a service afterwards, because they could very easily reflash the default tune on the car. You'd hope that this guy would have stored the "adjustments" (or even given them to you on a USB stick) so that they can quickly be rewritten to the ECU again.

Notice (near the start) where the guy talks about iDrive - it's like a No Limits chip. Probably about $5 in parts (including connectors etc) and people pay $150 or more, and all it's doing is modifying the signal to the ECU regarding the amount of throttle being applied. No extra power there at all - so don't bother with those things. They might make you feel like your car is performing better, but a graph of the ECU's throttle position PID will reveal that iDrive/No Limits are just trickery.

Longevity of the engine is another consideration. If you ask more of it, it will spend more of its life to deliver that power. This may or may not be of concern, the extra ponies would certainly be nice and you can always service it a little more frequently and use better oils etc. Shame they didn't get to talking about fuel consumption much more than "yeah we can make it more economical".
 

Tappet

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 23, 2011
Messages
1,563
Reaction score
29
Location
North of 16 deg.s South.
Longevity of the engine is another consideration. If you ask more of it, it will spend more of its life to deliver that power.
Yep, if play you will pay. To me 140 Kw's out of 2.5L diesel = A fairly high stressed engine for starters. We all would love more power. If you have more power over stock, chances are you're going to take advantage of it. I would :biggrin: With anything mechanical you only have one guaranty- at some point in time it's going to break down. Your just bring that day forward.:)
 

Latest posts

Top