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P-Tronic tuning box, questions / answers


You send us every day questions about the functioning of the electronic tuning box and the working methods of P-Tronic in particular.

Some questions are more frequently asked. We kept the most repetitive and relevant from them to answer to all our customers and users.
If you want to ask other questions, do not hesitate to express them. We will make a personalized answer within 24 hours.

With a tuning box, will my fuel consumption increase ?

Instead. As you can read in our section and consumption in the testimony of automotive journalists and others who have tested our tuning box, placing a P-Tronic kit will allow you to similar conduct, reduce your consumption diesel 10-15% . The only elements that increase following the installation of a P-Tronic tuning box are power, torque and driving pleasure...

With a tuning box, does my car will give off black smoke ?

No, each additional box P-Tronic is set so that keeps the vehicle standards combustion application in the automotive industry. Your car will not release black smoke and will not pollute more. Better, reduced consumption will be initiated by the same housing at the base of a reduction in your emissions. Logically, if you eat less you pollute less. However, it is common to be overwhelmed by the "planes" - whose power has clearly been increased - bringing with them a black smoke infects. In this case, either the engine is poorly adjusted or defective or the reprogramming is provided by an equipment of poor quality.

Is the P-Tronic tuning box is compatible with the particle filter (FAP, DPF)?

It is true that some increase in power devices interfere with particle filter.
P-Tronic however, is not affected by this issue. Indeed, the latest generation of our tuning boxes have a variable program that fits the constraints of particle filter and does not impair the cleaning cycle.
This software upgrade enables full compatibility of all boxes of P-Tronic range with vehicles equipped with a particle filter .

Does the diesel or gasoline chip have an impact on my engine's lifespan ?

Unlike other methods on the market, the P-Tronic Diesel chip or gasoline chip is set such that it does not cause no premature engine wear .
In our experience, and as is confirmed by our customers who have traveled many miles , our diesel chip can even extend the life of the engine . A quite logical conclusion when one considers that the increase in performance generated by a P-Tronic additional box often involves improving engine performance . This is explained by the fact that the chip releases the intrinsic power of the vehicles often hamper voluntarily manufacturers.
With a P- Tronic chip, a diesel or petrol engine therefore runs more "round". In addition, the driver seconded less strongly on the accelerator - and therefore less seek his vehicle - to achieve a comparable result. The engine is no longer in a state of constant suffering , as is too often the case when the driver is looking for performance that is not ...
Automakers are also likely to use the same as the P- Tronic Diesel chip or gasoline chip technology and thus offer different levels of power and torque for a given engine. Some of articles on this website also extend on the subject.

Can the tuning box be bad for my engine ?

With certain brands of additional boxes or other devices to increase performance, actually, there is a risk. But with P- Tronic power kit, there is no danger.
Originally, many turbodiesel engines are clamped on a voluntary basis. Ideally, they can develop their full power to express their full potential and deliver performance for which they were manufactured. P- Tronic box is precisely developed to allow the engine to find the optimal configuration, without dipping into its limits . This , keeping active settings Original security. There is therefore no risk of damaging the engine. Recall , however, that to ensure better longevity to a turbodiesel engine (with or without housing ) , it is advisable to never exceed 2000 rpm / min cold and always let it idle for about 30 seconds after a ride before switching off the ignition . By observing these simple rules, you will never have a problem with your engine or your turbo. Attention, it is always possible that a vehicle has a defect original ... PS: Further guidance is available on our page How to drive?

Does your tuning box work on vehicles with automatic transmission, automated or robotic ?

Yes, no problem. P-Tronic tuning box acting on the fuel injection device, not the gearbox . them ideal for all types of transmission : manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, automated or robotic boxes. The effect of P-Tronic box is comparable in all configurations of transmission available in the market.

Set the P-Tronic tuning chip up myself, is it possible ?

Yes, is so easy that we always recommend our clients to install themselves . The timeline sent each case is illustrated and shows ease of installation. No knowledge in mechanics or automotive electronics is required. Most cases P-Tronic simply plug in parallel on the injection system with quick connect plugs, identical to those of the vehicle. This choice of connection is the safest, most reliable, most durable. It is also the simplest. A single click and it's done! For more information about installing the P-Tronic additional box, refer to our section Montage .

What to do if I can't set the performance chip up myself ?

Our Technical Assistance Center is at your disposal from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00 to guide you by phone. If despite this assistance, you are still unable to connect your performance chip, you can take the form appointment with our technical staff for installation in our workshops.

Can i remove and put back my tuning box every times i wish ?

Yes, no problem. All P-Tronic tuning boxes have plugs by the original manufacturer . They can be inserted and removed as often as you want without causing any wear or malfunction. This can be compared to a socket of an electrical device which can be connected and removed to infinity...

How to distinguish false and true from forums about the tuning box?

it is true that some increase in power devices interfere with particle filter.
P-Tronic however, is not affected by this issue. Indeed, the latest generation of our tuning boxes have a variable program that fits the constraints of particle filter and does not impair the cleaning cycle.
This software upgrade enables full compatibility of all boxes of P-Tronic range with vehicles equipped with a particle filter .

Does a tuning box is as effective as reprogramming ?

It is common to hear that reprogramming is more effective than the housing because it acts on more parameters. Regardless of whether reprogramming becomes increasingly difficult to achieve on newer vehicles due to loss of warranty, this statement is false regarding P-Tronic . Our case is several parameters very precise injection device, which provides real results equal or superior to some reprogramming.

What is the difference between a motor reprogramming the plug diagnosis and a tuning box?

reprogramming engine diagnostic plug (or plug OBD On Board Diagnostic System) is to inject new information to the original mapping of the vehicle via the diagnostic socket. This device works, but several major problems arise:

1 / In interviews, most dealers and mechanics routinely perform a upgrade of the original software, which restores the initial configuration of the vehicle's electronics. This forced him to start over at each service, which requires a substantial budget and each time requires a shift in the cylinder. The P-Tronic box is not him, not affected by these updates.

2 / More and more manufacturers are equipping their vehicles with timer snaps when a change is made mapping . When the countdown ends, the vehicle crashes and should be returned to the dealer with a tow truck for a "reset" of cartography. The operation is often accompanied by a loss of warranty. For his part, installing a timer does not activate the P-Tronic box.

3 / During an ordinary trip to the dealership for a minor fault (eg power window that does not go through), if the technician is not the cause of the failure, it is responsible for reading mapping of the vehicle and send the file to its parent. If reprogramming was done, the plant will notice directly and void the warranty. box P-Tronic that is not related to electronics to originally, is not affected by this problem .

4 / More and more manufacturers are sending a letter to their customers (randomly selected) few months or years after the purchase of their vehicle. In this letter, they invite them to visit their dealer for up visit . This monitoring shall include the mapping. If it turns out that it has been changed, the jumps warranty. Ditto if the client refuses to appear at the dealership within the stipulated time in the mail. As the P-Tronic box does not change the mapping, the warranty will be maintained.

5 / Reprogramming blew the safety provided original by the manufacturer. A vehicle and reprogrammed is in danger of over-rev or excessive stress. The P-Tronic additional box, he maintains all the safety of active origin.

6 / No ability to change reprogramming exists , except by paying once again for an additional reprogramming ... The P-Tronic box disconnects in seconds or rule when necessary.>

7 / When selling the vehicle, reprogramming is lost while the P-Tronic box is removed in minutes and can be installed in a compatible vehicle or be easily resold.

If you want to increase the power of your turbo diesel, the additional housing is a much more flexible solution, equally effective and less costly than a term reprogramming .

Is the chip tuning better than a tuning box ?

No, on the contrary. housing is pivilégier for many good reasons :

- Installing a additional housing P-Tronic, unlike the implementation of an EPROM, requires no change in the original mapping . Our additional housing, which is located downstream of the computer, is a reversible and safe adjustment even for new engines where the electronics are increasingly thrust. chip tuning ( EPROM ) is not only irreversible and blew the safety provided by the manufacturers . So in case of overspeed or unreasonable solicitation station for clunkers! The P-Tronic additional box, he keeps all the original operating safety.

- A box additional P-Tronic installs without any knowledge mechanical or electronic. chip tuning requires hours mounting , often the welding , which can only be done by a professional.

- box P-Tronic mounts and removes in minutes . It can be removed easily and installed on another compatible vehicle (see about the compatibility link on each product page). EPROM , he does moves that once on a single vehicle . "

- additional housing P-Tronic n is on injection parameters without risk to mechanical . The action of chip tuning is, among other things, to increase the turbo pressure , with all the risks (blown engine, turbo problems, injectors ... ) that implies.

Can i used back my tuning box on another vehicle ?

Yes, without a doubt. P-Tronic works by families injection. A box of a family can therefore be set for all vehicles with the same type of injection and similar connectors . However, the trend is widespread injections , which increases the range of compatibility . To know about your case which vehicles can be reused, simply go to the page that presents the case for your car (via the triple selector above), then click under the picture on the box "Show other compatible models."

Will the maximum speed of my vehicle increase with a tuning box ?

The additional box P-Tronic does not increase the speed of a vehicle, but the power and torque of the turbo diesel or turbo petrol. It achieves this faster speed, but does not attempt to exceed this limit (although often that a vehicle equipped with a housing gains a few km / h). This choice is explained by the fact that P-Tronic wishes to maintain the tolerances specified by the manufacturers and that an increase of the maximum speed without changing the suspension, braking system, tires and other mechanical components in some cases, could have a significant risk for the vehicle and its occupants .
note here that the P-Tronic additional box does not influence the speed limiter fitted to some vehicles. So it remains active.

Does the P-Tronic tuning box working with gasoline engine ?

We are specialized only in the additional box for engines with turbo . This choice allows us to be more relevant in our approach, to know thoroughly each engine, each injection device, each turbo. By not disperse us, we remain in step with the progress of the automotive industry, we provide technology watch to improve existing models and develop new ones.

This approach allows us to equip some gasoline engines. Only those equipped with a turbo. These cases concern the TFSI and TSI engines from Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW, CGI Mercedes, Porsche Turbo 4.8 TB of Alfa Romeo, T-Jet Fiat and Lancia, Land Rover Si4, TCE Renault THP Citroen and Peugeot, 1.4 and 1.6 Turbo Opel and 1.6 Turbo Mini.
This limited offer comes from the fact that currently no technology can increase the power conclusively and a torque of an air motor gasoline.

How to proceed to buy a P-Tronic tuning box ?

The easiest way is to directly purchase online on this site via eShop this will allow you to benefit from 1 5% discount and free shipping worldwide. All you have to do this register, then follow the instructions on the screen. Payment will be made either by credit card or by bank transfer.

Another possibility is to fill our form or send us an email and tell us the nature of your request. Payment may be made ​​by bank transfer or delivery (against payment).

order by fax or phone is also possible. Payment will be made on delivery (against payment).

Installing a tuning box on a new diesel engine, is this dangerous?

First of all you should know that not all tuning boxes for diesel or petrol engines are of equivalent quality. This difference involves both the components and the way in which the chip tuning provides the extra power, that is to say the programming, which is what interests us here. Certain tuning boxes and other procedures for increasing performance have recourse to unscrupulous reprogramming, without taking into account any of the vehicle's parameters. There is clearly a danger here, both for a new vehicle and one which is run in.
With P-Tronic, every chip tuning which leaves the workshop has been subjected to development down to the slightest detail, and to optimisation under simulation of real use conditions on the diesel or petrol engine for which it has been designed. The electronic parameters are regulated in a way which will not damage the engine in any way, with the reprogramming values being always within the tolerance margins laid down by the car manufacturers. These precautions keep users of P-Tronic tuning boxes away from any worries, from the very first hours of use of turbo-diesel or turbo-petrol engines.
This does not of course mean that the prudence required when driving the first few kilometres with a diesel engine which has just come out of the factory can be abandoned, or that you don't have to treat your vehicle as a responsible owner should.

Why is the P-Tronic chip tuning one of the most expensive on the market?

Our tuning boxes are certainly not given away, and you can find far cheaper ones on the market. If you look round you might even find one for € 25… And having said that, if you take a good look round the market you can find anything: very good, less good, very bad and even dangerous. Certain devices increase the injection pressure, others don’t hesitate to alter the turbo pressure, with all the dangers this brings with it. Others are quite simply empty (yes, really!)

For our part, we work only on the injection timing, while keeping all of the original safety parameters active, which is the most suitable way of improving performance levels. Our price is justified by the quality of our component parts (boards, cables and connectors which are always original), and by our software systems which are individually developed for each vehicle. This policy enables us always to offer tuning boxes which increase performance in an optimal manner and without any risk to the vehicle.
We can also quite truthfully state that we offer an after-sales service unrivalled in the chip tuning sector.
Quite sincerely, you will not find a better price-quality ratio, but do not hesitate to make your own enquiries in order to make your decision in full possession of the facts.

I can’t see my vehicle in the P-Tronic catalogue. Does this mean you can’t equip it?

P-Tronic has a well-filled catalogue, but not all the vehicles on the market are included, nevertheless. Our offering involves only turbo-diesel engines and certain turbo petrol tuning boxes.
If your vehicle is fitted with a turbo-diesel or turbo petrol, it may be that it is more than 14 years old and has mechanical injection. If this is the case, we have no solution for you, as P-Tronic can only act on electronic injection.
It is possible, however, that your vehicle is in the catalogue but that you have been unable to find it. Certain models are, indeed, sold with different types of injection (Siemens, Bosch, Lucas, Piezo, Nippon-Denso), which obliges us to use a number of references for just one vehicle in order to be sure to offer the tuning box suited to each type of injection. The same goes for a particulate filter.
And finally, if your vehicle is brand new it may be that the P-Tronic chip tuning to fit it is still being developed.
Having said this, if you don’t see the tuning box you are looking for in our catalogue, please contact our sales service by e-mail or telephone. They will be more than happy to help you.

What do I do to order a P-Tronic tuning box?

Several formulas are possible. 
The simplest is to order on-line and to pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard), paypal or bank transfer. 
Another possibility is to fill in our form or to send us an e-mail, detailing exactly the nature of your request. Ordering by telephone or fax is also possible.
It is also possible for persons residing outside the European Community to order P-Tronic chip tuning. In order to find out about the purchase procedure, we invite you to contact us by e-mail or to fill in our enquiry form.

If I sell my car, what can I do with my tuning box?

Three possibilities are open to you:

The first is to sell it on with your car, because it adds value to the vehicle.

The second will be suitable for you if your new vehicle is fitted with same type of injection system as your old one. You can then re-use your tuning box on your new car. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out if your box is compatible, and if this is the case, to find out the procedure for re-programming.

The third possibility is to sell your chip tuning, either on a web-site specialising in cars, or a web-site offering private sales (such as ebay). Once again, you can contact us to find out the value of your P-Tronic tuning box on the second hand market. When you are composing your advertisement, pay particular attention to the following points: make it clear that you are selling a genuine P-Tronic chip tuning (imitations sold at a discount are going round the market), detail the precise type of P-Tronic tuning boxes that you are selling along with the turbo-diesel vehicles to which it can be fitted, indicate that your box is equipped with connectors compatible with the originals and do not hesitate to talk of the simplicity of fitting - you will merely be telling the truth.

Is it legal to install a P-Tronic tuning box?

With concern for the legal environment in which it is evolving, P-Tronic is a manufacturer very much concerned by the recognition of tuning boxes as car equipment in their own right. We are fighting to have a European framework established in this matter.
Certain countries have already demonstrated their positions fairly clearly in favour of the chip tuning. This is the case in Germany, where the well-known certification organism Tüv has accredited certain tuning boxes (most of which are manufactured by P-Tronic) within the framework of anti-pollution legislation. When a chip tuning is approved and registered, the vehicle to which it is connected is officially recognised as 'a vehicle whose power has been increased'.
P-Tronic would like the German model to spread to countries like Belgium and France, where a current legal void exists.

Does P-Tronic supply a chip tuning for petrol engines?

P-Tronic supplies a petrol chip tuning only for engines equipped with a turbo. We equip the TSI and TFSI engines from Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda, THP engines from PSA Peugeot Citroën, CGI from Mercedes-Benz, T-JET at Fiat / Lancia, TB at Alfa, Si4 at Rover, SCTi at Ford, 1.6 Turbo at Mini, TCE at Renault, 1.4 and 1.6 Turbo at Opel and 4.8 Turbo at Porsche. These tuning boxes are systematically equipped with original manufacturers connectors, just like those for diesel engines. These adaptors enable rapid and reliable connection and disconnection and require no skill at all in the automobile domain.

For petrol engines with classic injection, we estimate that no tuning box on the market enables convincing results from such a product to be obtained. This is why we currently refuse to extend our range to these engines if they are not equipped with a turbo.

The P-Tronic chip engine may break my gearbox ?

The P-Tronic chip tuning represents safe for your transmission . The reason is simple: as in the case clutches, automakers provide a safety margin for their transmissions so that they can support a additional torque by approximately 40% compared to original values.
The P-Tronic additional box is designed and developed to never reach levels that exceed this tolerance . It may not be the cause of a broken gearbox, whether manual, automated sequential automatic transmission,,, Tiptronic ... It is not advisable to install a device to increase performance whatsoever (chip, additional, ePROM, reprogramming, KN filter housing ...) on a vehicle whose transmission has been weakened.

How to find on the internet, knowing that we find boxes between 50 and 1500 ?

The first rule is do Never buy an additional box cheap (below 400 ). components of a housing quality have a cost incompressible . Box that says cheap therefore necessarily mean e poor, inadequate in automotive connectors and often Technology dangerous for mechanics.

Some boxes play on the turbo pressure, with all the risks that entails. Others affect the fuel temperature at the inlet of the pump, which produces almost no result. One can even speak of placebo effect in some cases. Several brands unscrupulous indeed sell boxes ... empty!>

For your safety and the safety of your vehicle, always make sure that the company that sells the box is a manufacturer that has set up shop and prefer still a brand whose products have proven themselves . Instead of going astray in forums where it became impossible to find reliable information, the best indicators in this regard are the quantity and quality of articles devoted to it and the testimonials you can find on its products

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