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Offline EADadof3

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Check if Chipped
« on: January 14, 2022, 08:24:28 pm »
Hi, this might seem like a daft question, does anyone know if there is a simple way to tell if an Abarth has been chipped?

I cannot get the average over 30mpg even in non sport mode, bearing in mind most of my journeys are town with the odd 15-20 mile journey, but even gentle driving it seems to drink fuel! I have 2017 Turismo, 15k, FSH,I am the second owner. To be honest, not sure I could tell the difference between 165bhp and 200bhp having come from around 90hp.

Do I need to buy one of those plug in things? I am a bit old school, used to play with cams, carbs, airfilters and exhausts.


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    Offline a3Jeroen

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    Re: Check if Chipped
    « Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 10:47:34 am »
    Not sure if MPG is the right indicator.
    Mine is chipped from 135Hp 206Nm to 170Hp 300 Nm. Since tuning it uses even less than before and less than my 100Hp Panda.
    On a long run (motorways) it does 1(litre) in 17.5 (Km) easily. Short runs (especially in the cold) gives 12,5 out of a litre.

    gr J 

    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: Check if Chipped
    « Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 07:44:43 am »
    First thing is to reset both Trip 1 and 2. That should give you a clear base to start from. Does your mpg improve in summer? If you are doing short journeys in town where the oil and water temperature does not get up to normal, I can see 30 being quite possible, especially if it is all stop start.
    Is the car service up to date, plugs, air filter correct oil, tyre pressures? You are not carrying a boat anchor in the boot ;D

    Our Abarth does about 36mpg in similar driving conditions and my mrs certainly does not have a heavy foot.

    Offline Fast Eddie

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    Re: Check if Chipped
    « Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 07:29:01 pm »
    Hi, this sounds about right to me, we have an 2020 esseesse and the other half only does very short trips always in sport mode, very rare to see over 30 mpg, we get what i would call normal ( late 30's ) on a longer trip.