By: Armadale 4WD Service Centre  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Fuel, Engine, Engine Management

What is Unichip?
Unichip is a fully programmable engine management system which allows 408 optimised fuel and ignition parameters to be channelled through a vehicles standard factory ECU to deliver maximum power, optimised drivability and improved fuel economy.

Why Should I install a Unichip to my car?
The most obvious reason to install Unichip in your car is to increase engine performance. Significant gains in torque and power across the entire RPM Range are possible. In addition, the engine will be smoother, deliver greater response and maximise fuel efficiency at all RPM and throttle positions.
A second reason is to harness the performance value of engine and exhaust modifications. Standard engine management systems are not programmed to cater for exhaust headers, cat back exhaust systems, high flow air cleaners, performance cam shafts, or larger turbochargers and intercoolers.

How much extra power can I expect from Unichip?
Power gains of 10KW to 30KW are common place, as measured by an accurate chassis dynamometer. Whilst less common, power gains of 50KW have been verified. The exact power gain however depends on the design and condition of the engine and the factory calibration of the engine control unit. No two engines are identical. Unichip results are verified by before and after dynamometer tests, measured at 100% throttle opening across the entire RPM Range.

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Will Unichip improve my cars fuel economy?
Yes. In most driving conditions Unichip will improve fuel economy. Many modern fuel injected engines waste fuel by running very rich air fuel ratios at part throttle openings. With Unichip, it is a simple procedure to correctly adjust the air fuel ratio over the 12 throttle positions and maximise the fuel economy for cruising at part throttle.

How is Unichip different from "performance chips"?
Unichip is a supplementary engine management system. As such, it is far more advanced than "generic plug-in performance chip" products. It is individually programmable to meet the requirements of engine and driver. Being fully adjustable Unichip can cater for non-standard, current and future engine modifications. Best of all, Unichip can deliver the most personalised power result every time - uniquely tuned for fuel type and rating, and even particular ambient conditions of operation.

What are the engine management advantages of Unichip?
Unlike many other engine management systems, Unichip does not alter the cold start, knock sensors, water temperature sensors, air temp sensors or 02 sensors. All remain genuine components. A major advantage of Unichip is that it works in harmony with the factory ECU to enhance and unleash the best possible performance result without compromising engine durability.

Is the original factory engine control unit modified by installing Unichip?
No. Unichip is a supplementary computer which is programmed to contain the optimum fuel and ignition adjustments for each individual engine. The factory engine management control unit is not altered in any way. The Unichip ECU is simply installed by connecting to the wires of the original factory ECU. 

Is Unichip suitable for all EFI cars?
Most EFI cars, whether normally aspirated, turbocharged, supercharged, with 4, 6 or 8 cylinders respond brilliantly to Unichip enhancement.

Peter Fitzgerald.
"I've been racing cars nearly 25 years. In this time one of the most significant changes affecting engine performance has been the introduction of electronic engine management systems.
The only downside has been the lack of adjustability of the factory engine management system.
Unichip's software and adjustable supplementary ECU is a fantastic Product. We can now tune cars for peak power and performance across the entire RPM range. I think it's best value for money performance gain you can get!"

Jim Richards.
"I'm very impressed with the power gained from the Unichip Engine control Unit. Speed and reliability are paramount in GT Production car racing and Unichip delivers both. The Porsche 911 RS-Cs is a great car, with Unichip on board it's even better."

Keywords: Engine, Engine Management, Engine Management System, Fuel, Fuel Economy

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