OK, so I fitted the chip on Saturday, it's had time to bed in now, and I took her for a nice trip to the cinema last night, along some nice A-roads.
There hasn't been a huge improvement in performance, but then that's not why I bought the chip, and I was never expecting that.
She seems to pull away from low revs better, and the revs build more freely.
Two tests which I did to try and see what difference the extra torque made at low revs:
Pulling away after taking a speedbump. She'd always done this rather sluggishly before, as I have to go down to about 1000 rpm in 2nd, there's a definite improvement here, the revs rise faster.
Pulling away froma standstill without using the accelerator, just slipping the clutch. She does this a lot easier now, and more smoothly, obviously this isn't something you need to do, but I thought it'd be a good indicator of low range torque.
As far as high-revs performance is concerned, it's very hard to tell a difference, the 145 cloverleaf isn't exactly lacking in this department to start with. wink
Oh, should probably say, I also put my alfaowner sticker on the side window at the same time, so it's possible these performance increases are actually due to the sticker, not the chip. I take no responsibility for anyone buying the chip and finding it makes no difference, just ask Ian for a sticker at the same time, and you'll be laughing
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