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post #1 of 21 Old 09-07-2016, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Putting a tune on the XE diesel engine

I test drove the XE with the diesel engine and think that it's a great engine, quiet, adequate power, and good economy. However, I would like to add a tune to the engine when I get my XE, probably next month. Has anyone put a tune on the XE diesel yet? I have a Malone 1.5 tune on my VW Sportwagen and love the difference it makes, but I haven't been able to verify that Malone has a tune for the Jag engine. But I found that Race Chip has a tune that they claim gives it about a 25% increase in power and torque and a 5 MPG increase in economy. This really sounds great, but I find it hard to believe. Has anyone used the Race Chip yet?
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post #2 of 21 Old 09-08-2016, 03:27 PM
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I actually did some searching up on it and found reviews that they were garbage. They say to take it to a tuner and let them figure it out.
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post #3 of 21 Old 09-08-2016, 06:19 PM
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Are those numbers proven or are they just saying it on paper? If they have dyno sheets showing a before and after, then there's a good chance its true. First I would start with that. Rather not get this and then find out it's actually a very small incremental increase.
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post #4 of 21 Old 09-09-2016, 12:32 PM
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It's not even a matter of a small incremental increase, it's how are they achieving those numbers. Need to see AFRs and all of that to know if it's something reliable that won't hurt your engine over time
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-12-2016, 03:30 AM
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what time will the diesel 0-100km/h
after the chip?
who ever made the chip?
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-25-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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That's not a bad idea. Now I just have to find a good tuner in this area. Anyone know of a good tuner in the Sacramentio, CA area ?

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post #7 of 21 Old 10-25-2016, 02:54 PM
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I know of Force Fed Motorsports in Sacramento, to be honest I don't know enough to vouch for them and I think they're website is temporarily down at the moment. Worth a try to maybe check out reviews and what not ?
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-30-2017, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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I contacted Malone and they said that if I let them use my XE as the prototype they will develop a tune on my XE at no charge. Since their parent company isn't local they would have to use a local tuner to do the work, so I'll wait and see which tuner they want to use and if I'm comfortable with their capability I'm certainly going to go along with this.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-31-2017, 03:02 PM
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I contacted Malone and they said that if I let them use my XE as the prototype they will develop a tune on my XE at no charge. Since their parent company isn't local they would have to use a local tuner to do the work, so I'll wait and see which tuner they want to use and if I'm comfortable with their capability I'm certainly going to go along with this.
Now that is some pretty exciting news. Definitely gotta keep us updated on that. That's a deal you can't go wrong with at all.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-31-2017, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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The only downside is if they use a tuner who doesn't really understand how the Jaguar engine is responding to tweeking and possibly doing some damage, or voiding the warranty. That's why I'll be looking carefully at who Malone wants me to deal with. But if it's a good tuner I can't wait to have my 2.0 tuned. I know with VW if you have your diesel tuned you also need your automatic transmission tuned to accept the additional torque (my VW is a standard, so I didn't have to do anything with the transmission), and since my Jag will be an automatic they may need to do something with the transmission (torque converter?) also.

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