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