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As savvy customers, we all have to ask ourselves why we should choose one product over another and the tuning market is certainly a minefield. There are so many websites, so many different options and prices all making different claims. Who should you trust and why? Naturally we want you to trust us so we’ve put together a little list of what we think makes us stand out from the crowd.
Future Proof yourselves from the switch to Digital
If your comparing tuning boxes from various websites, we’d like to make you aware of a new feature that has recently been added to our CRDT+/CRD3+/FSR+/MP-T+ with app control.
More and more vehicle manufacturers (Audi, Mercedes, Seat Skoda Volkswagen since 2016) are now using a new sensor technology called SENT ( Single Edged Nibble Transmission ) Basically a digital sensor rather than the usual analogue type sensor that have been used for years.
Our boxes listed above now have ability to control both analogue and the new SENT protocol digital sensors, so in the future if you find you’ve changed to a new car that uses this new technology there is a good chance that your DTUK box can be re-used. Most otther tuning box companies don’t have this facility and instead have a separate box for these vehicles and retail them for around £550.00 +.
We pride ourselves on supplying systems that are as simple to install as possible. Virtually all our kits can be fitted on your driveway with little mechanical skill required. All you need is to be able to follow our simple instructions that even include detailed photographs of the engine in question. No stock images and generic text to be found here!
We are just a phone call away should you have any issues and we will even contact you prior to despatching your order should you purchase a system that we know to be slightly more complex just to make you aware of an awkwardly located sensor or similar.
We know what it is like when your new toy arrives and we want you to be able to fit it, and start enjoying it, as soon as possible.
BHP, brake horsepower, is an adaptation of the Victorian Imperial measurement of horsepower. The ability of one horse to lift 33,000lbs by 1ft. Since the move to a metric system PS, pferdestärke, has taken over in many markets and is now the universal language for car manufacturers. To save confusion we leave the cars standard figure in PS so it makes sense to declare our tuned figure in PS also.
We are often asked which tuning option is ‘best’ and there simply isn’t a one-fits-all answer to the question.
Professional, reputable, remaps certainly have their place, especially on a vehicle that has or will have an extensively modified engine. A remap will tailor a vehicle to an uprated turbo, FMIC, etc, far more effectively than a tuning system.
For the average driver who is looking for a safe upgrade that will provide power, economy and enhanced drivability, a DTUK tuning system is the way forward.
The majority of our systems can be fitted by the average customer in less than half an hour, many in 5-10 minutes. All come with full colour fitting instructions and first class telephone customer support. Be very wary of anyone who can ‘flash’ a remap to your car in that period of time as it is most likely a generic map downloaded off the internet and loaded from their laptop.
All our systems offer a range of adjustability not available with a remap or chip. As each vehicle is built to a manufacturing tolerance, no two are the same. The same is true of each driver. As such, adjustability is required so that the customer can tailor the system to their vehicle and driving style.
Many engines are shared between manufacturers, as are components and technologies. As such, most DTUK tuning systems are transferrable between a variety of vehicles, often only requiring a software change (free to existing customers) or a change of loom (charged at a trade price to existing customers). Alternatively, if nothing can be done to transfer an existing system to a new application, an existing customer can purchase a suitable system at a trade price.
DTUK tuning systems are well known across internet forums and popular auction sites. As such they command a healthy resale value should you choose to sell the system on when you change vehicle, whereas a remap or soldered chip would stay with the vehicle and your investment would be lost.
A remap or chip can also cause you issues should your vehicle visit a garage, dealership or be subject to a warranty repair or recall. Firstly, It is standard practice in many workshops to automatically perform a full software update on any modern vehicle that goes in for work. This update is highly likely to overwrite any aftermarket software (remap) installed on the vehicle. Secondly, the presence of a remap or the physical alterations (breaking the seal on a factory ECU, etc) required to install a chip will immediately invalidate any manufacturer or aftermarket warranty.
We are often asked which tuning option is the “ Best setting” and there simply isn’t a one-fits-all answer to the question.
We want to share as much information prior to adjusting the system so the correct procedure is followed to set up your DTUK tuning system to your preference. If you then decide to ignore our advice and subsequently see an engine light or experience issues due to over adjustment, it gives us a little recourse.
The sticker is on the module as 99% of users don’t read instructions and simply turn the box onto the highest setting and then wonder why they have seen an engine light. This usually results in negative feedback being published on social media and forums. With all of our systems we have an optimised setting; a little analogy we like to use… “If you turn your toaster up too high you will burn your toast”. Now this isn’t the same principle with a vehicle, what you may find is that if you over adjust the system the vehicle will display an engine light as you have been a little greedy with the power and the safety tolerance set by the manufacturer has been reached.
Quite often than not customers contact us saying “Joe Bloggs” is running P2+1 I want to run this setting on my car. Our advice is to ignore anything you may have read online regarding the “best setting”, in fact even if you have 2 identical cars in the household please treat each vehicle as a unique item and don’t simply assume that the setting you’re using in one car, is the best for another. As we’re constantly looking to update software and make improvements if required software versions do vary so where you could be comparing to a friend’s identical car you may different software.
So where do we start? We start off with a little bit of information on how to use the system and making adjustments.
Firstly, the module itself needs power – to make any adjustments to the module the ignition must be in the first position or the vehicles engine running.
Secondly… one of our most common asked questions: The LED lights on the module will FLASH 99% of the time – this means the box is in lock down mode and can’t be adjusted but the flashing lights indicate the Program and fine adjustment that has been selected. Once the box is unlocked by holding the plus and minus buttons down the LED lights will then go solid, this means you can adjust the system. After several seconds of inactivity on the keypad the system will lock automatically. If in doubt at any time please read the instructions provided with the kit or get in touch.
Can’t feel a difference with the box fitted?? – Then please check and make sure you’ve not switched the module to “off” If you have 3 LEDs “RED” “YELLOW and “GREEN” flashing under the P button, then the module is switched off. Yes, we know it sounds crazy, but this is known to of happened so please make sure you only have 1 LED light flashing under the P with the set adjustments, either RED, YELLOW or GREEN on their own or a P light with the specific fine-tuning settings selected and this means that one of the 3 programmes is selected.
PUSH Button Control Systems – CRD2+ CRD3+ FSR+ MP-T+ (with or without bluetooth control)
For the majority of our systems there are 3 programs which 99% of the time all show equal Peak BHP and Torque figures, what differs between our 3 programs is how the power is delivered through the RPM range of the vehicle? For anyone unsure this means for example Program 1 may start earlier, 2 later etc… (Please note this is not a specific description of your vehicle so please try the following information to set up your DTUK tuning system). Our advice would be to start with P1, P2, P3 not adjusting the fine tuning… this will allow you to get a feel of the power delivery the program has to offer… after a short drive or even a couple of days of trying each program settle with your preferred. Once you have found your preferred program then adjust the fine tuning. With all of our push button systems we optimise the programs to run on 0/+1. Anything higher may result in an engine management light, but there again may not. It is purely down to sensor tolerances, and in some cases fuel quality and ambient air temps can affect things.
The minus settings – we’ve had a couple of customers who have contacted us and have found that -1 or even -2 have given them even better results than 0 or +1. If you are having issues we would advise customers to try the minus settings as it maybe some bizarre anomaly that can’t be explained as surely – should mean less rather than more?? With mentioning that subject even -3 should and will give you more power than stock. Think of it as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 rather than -3, -2,-1 zero +1, +2, +3.
PDI & PD2 systems
For modules such as our PDI, PD2 systems etc please note there is 4 programs… the same principle applies as above.
Red Power, Green Eco3 & MP2 systems
For systems with a potentiometer (Red, Green ECO3) you have settings 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F (1 being the lowest and F the highest) we will send the module out present to the suitable base setting for your application. We recommend to adjust the system up in increments – if you see an engine light reduce the setting down.
Engine Management Light?!
If you do see an engine light, don’t worry this is your engine telling you that you’re being “greedy” so please don’t panic! If the system is turned down the light will either go out straight away, or after a certain number of full ecu power downs. (A “full ECU power down” means starting your vehicle, switching it off, locking it, walking away for around 20-30 minutes).
We are also asked the question “what’s this little black block in the box with the tuning module?” That’s our blanking plug for our systems (please note some vehicle don’t require this – if you’re unsure please refer to the installation manual or get in touch) which reverts the vehicle back to stock leaving the harness in place without needing to remove it entirely if you want the vehicle back to stock easily.
Legal Notice – Usage of Smartphones Whilst Driving is not allowed in many countries. Please Comply to legislation applicable to your country of residence as we will not be held liable for failure to comply.
If you have purchased a system with Bluetooth capability pleasure ensure you are using the guidance as follows:
1. Location of the module is key
2. The keypad of the module must be facing towards the driver or in some cases upwards (if the keypad is facing away from the driver the Bluetooth signal cannot travel out of the module.
3. For the strongest and constant connection we advise using a mobile phone mount on the dashboard or air vent (Please comply with local legislation).
All we want is for customers to be able to enjoy our product, but to also realise that their car is as unique as them, and in essence some trial and error is required to set up the system to best suit your car, and more importantly your driving style.
Another very common question that has a few contributing factors to the answer.
Modern vehicles are built globally, using manufacturer platforms that are designed to be used in a variety of applications, in a range of diverse environments across the world. If we take, as an example, the popular 2.0 170ps Common Rail engine built by the VAG group. This engine is used in a sporty Seat, a large executive Audi, a, Skoda taxi, a load-lugging Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck and everything in between – all with the same management software.
Because of the global nature of modern vehicles it has to be able to cope with driving through the Sahara Desert and a Norwegian winter fuelled by the lowest quality of diesel you could possibly find in a third-world fuel station. If we remove all those variables and focus on your specific vehicle, being driven in a country that benefits from a mild ambient air temperature and a high quality of diesel we can comfortably take a vehicle to a level that far exceeds the standard, generic set-up whilst staying within the engines tolerances and safety parameters.
Another consideration for certain vehicles is that a lower powered variant is often a restricted variant of the same manufacturers own higher powered engine. If we go back to the VAG group the 2.0 140 Common Rail and 2.0 170 Common Rail are only differentiated by the software installed by the manufacturer.
DTUK tuning systems are designed and manufactured by DTE Systems of Germany to exacting standards and meet with TüV approval, probably the most stringent testing standard in the world.
All systems are developed to work within the confines of the vehicle manufacturers safety parameters. We have never had, to our knowledge, an incident where our unit has been responsible for any engine or engine related problem.
Virtually, all incidents reported to us at DTUK can be attributed to customer misfitment. For additional peace of mind all systems are shipped with a, non-transferable, 3 year warranty Diesel Tuning UK Warranty.
The majority of our figures are based on data gained from rolling road testing undertaken here in the UK or in Germany.
As each vehicle is different, due to manufacturing tolerances, state of repair, time since service, etc, we cannot guarantee figures for horsepower or economy. Anyone who does offer that guarantee is making a promise they simply can’t keep.
Efficiency and economy is governed by how hard the vehicle has to work to move itself down the road.
If you have more horsepower and more torque, the vehicle is able to get up to speed with less effort, tow more easily, cruise in higher gears, etc, which all leads to improved economy.
A DTUK tuning system is designed to optimise the vehicles torque level and deliver the power when and where you need it. 15% increases in economy are common and backed up by our many, many customer testimonials.
We always advise testing the various settings of a DTUK system and this is the only way to get the best from the system.
A session on a rolling road can tell you which setting gets the most power on your particular car. Miles of back to back testing can tell you which setting gets the best economy on your particular car.
Friendly internet forum users can tell you which setting they like on their own personal car. But, no one except you can tell you which setting YOU like to use. Our happiest customers are always those who take the time to explore the various options from their chosen system.
We have a variety of systems on the market, depending on installation, which are adjusted in one of two ways.
In each instance they system will have a protective window or cover that has to be removed using a T10 Torx bit – if you don’t have one just let us know at time of ordering and we will happily include one with your order free of charge.
The two adjustment types are either a simple dial that adjusts in increments or a series of jumpers and pins. Adjustment instructions are included as part of the fitting guide.
Very simple, DTUK tuning systems are shipped with a blanking plug (system dependant) which can quickly and easily be attached to the loom in place of the tuning box in only a couple of minutes, returning the vehicle to standard performance.
To go completely to standard simply remove the loom in a reversal of fitting, leaving no trace of our system.
Yes, but only at our HQ in County Durham.
We will happily work with any customer using one of our multimap systems, by appointment, to optimise their system and their preferred software.
Yes, you should notify your insurance company of any modification that alters a car from factory standard.
Many insurance companies are aware of our systems and the positive impacts they can have on your vehicle. Please feel free to ask us for recommended insurance companies.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer warranty or aftersales support on second hand systems.
Far too many unscrupulous people are misadvertising our systems on the internet in order to sell them at a higher price. We regular encounter systems purposely missold for an incorrect application, other companies systems passed off as ours, damaged or outdated systems being sold on with non-existent warranties and/or forged paperwork.
No, we do not accept part-exchanges against new systems. This simply does not represent the best value for you, our valued customer.
As an existing customer you can purchase a new system from us at a trade price and can sell your old system online for more than we can offer you for an exchange.
In many cases, your logbook (V5) document that came with your car will give you the information you require.
Alternatively, give us a call with your registration number and we will do the rest.
A DTUK tuning system, a chip and a remap are all designed to achieve similar end results in different ways. It is not recommended to combine them.
The EML is the vehicles way of telling you that you have been a little greedy and that it is not comfortable with the new setting. Simply switch the box to a different setting and try again.
Yes, we certainly do. International shipping options are available at checkout and VAT free prices are available for relevant countries.
There have been many instances of manufacturers detecting “remapped” software within a vehicle’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit).
However, we do not remap the ECU so this style of detection does not affect our products. We work downstream of the ECU. We are not aware of a single instance of a manufacturer detecting a tuning module if the tuning module has been fully removed from the vehicle prior to it going in to the dealership for maintenance.
However, the fact remains that vehicle manufacturers will continue to enhance and upgrade their software so we cannot state unequivocally what the future will bring. When purchasing any form of tuning the purchaser assumes all inherent risk that those modifications may bring. No guarantee is offered with regards to your original manufacturer’s warranty.