Volvo S40 1.9 T

Volvo S40 1.9 T
Powerchip Inc.
Phone : 1800-495-0777
Fax : (949) 646 1238
tcattach@powerchipgroup.com
Digital Adrenaline For Your…
Volvo S40 1.9 T
Powerchip technology enhances your Volvo to its ultimate level,
delivering faster, smoother acceleration in all driving conditions.
Whether you enjoy a leisurely weekend cruise or a hard racetrack
drive – there is no easier and more effective way to release the
potential from your S40 1.9 T.
The following information is an overview of the performance the
Powerchip will deliver. If you have any questions, your Power
Consultant will assist you as best as possible. We look forward to
giving you the best performance possible from your Volvo.
Volvo
Make
Model
Engine
Year
Powerchip Code
S40 1.9 T
B4204S
Jan 03 to Dec 04
VOL0069
Power
In standard form the VolvoS40 1.9 T produces 170 hp at the flywheel,
and Powerchip improves the engine power to 202 hp.
Power (hp)
Standard
Bronze/
Silver
Gold 91
Gold 93
170
N/A
198
202
The extra performance achieved by the Powerchip allows your vehicle
to respond much better than stock S40 1.9 Ts. You will notice an
effortless push back into the driver’s seat, to give you a much more
enjoyable and at times safer driving experience. The Powerchip will
tap into your Volvo’s ‘hidden reserves’, to give you an immediately
noticeable improvement from your vehicle – we guarantee it!
Torque
Torque is a measurement of your engines pulling power, and it’s
torque that pulls you up hills, allowing your engine a more linear and
aggressive acceleration curve. With the Powerchip, you notice the
increase in torque right throughout the rev range, which gives you far
greater flexibility at low engine revolutions. Towing will become less
demanding, and you will no longer feel the need to take the engine to
the redline in each gear to get the performance you demand... It’s
always there for you, when you really need it most!
Torque (lb.ft)
Standard
Bronze/
Silver
Gold 91
Gold 93
177
N/A
208
212
Acceleration
Increased Power and Torque results in faster acceleration. And it is
not just standing start acceleration that is improved, your in-gear
acceleration is improved and faster.
If overtaking is important to you, you will feel safe knowing that you
spend less time on the “wrong side of the road”, improving the safety
of your car, for you and your family or passengers.
Perhaps you feel that you need that extra bit of power when you are
lined up at the "traffic light grand prix" against another car with similar
(or more) power? If you want to have the unfair advantage that will
give you more ‘GO’ away from the lights, you need a Powerchip
performance software upgrade for your S40 1.9 T.
Fitting Details
Your car utilizes a Surface Mount Chip (SMT) – a very sophisticated
and powerful memory device which is fitted to many late model (post
1996) vehicles. Because of its complexity, the SMT style chip must be
'flash' programmed in the same way as the dealership (don't worry we do this for you when we recieve your ECU), similarly to when
servicing the vehicle. The ECU itself is very easy to remove, and
should be sent overnight to be modified at Powerchip and then return
overnight to you (we use FedEx Priority Overnight Service). Detailed
instructions (including photos) are also provided to ensure the ECU
can be removed easily from the vehicle. Once complete, and reinstalled into the vehicle, you are back on the road to enjoy your
enhanced performance – as soon as possible.
On Road Development
Where Powerchip really shines out over its competitors is the
emphasis and time spent refining the program for drivability and
enjoyment. Much more a ‘real world’ gain than full throttle horse
power runs on a dyno, part throttle refinement is a gain everyone
uses every time they drive the vehicle. Flat spots and poor off the line
performance are smoothed out in this process, and transient throttle
conditions are made razor sharp for the ultimate in response. Real
time changes to tables like throttle response and power enrichment
are done on road to fine tune the driving experience of the vehicle,
with acceleration timing equipment used to ensure consistent and
measurable gains in part throttle drivability.
Driveability
Beyond the impressive torque and power gains on full throttle, many
hours were spent refining the part throttle timing maps for maximum
throttle response and driveability. Both the full throttle and part
throttle maps are changed for improved driveability in day-to-day
driving.
In other words, you don’t need to be on the racetrack to notice the
Powerchip performance improvement.
Manufacturers Tolerances
Volvo unfortunately leaves large tolerances in the performance
characteristics of its entire fleet to allow for drivers that are negligent
on maintenance, and who are non-enthusiasts. The S40 1.9 T is ‘detuned’ to be able to run on the poorest grade of fuel that the car is
likely to encounter anywhere in the world, and also to allow for the
small percentage of owners who put their cars reliability to the test
due to their lack of mechanical understanding. In most cases, our
clients are enthusiasts who place more emphasis on the performance
characteristics of their vehicle, and therefore the Powerchip does not
need to be programmed as conservatively as the stock software.
Modified Spark Advance
In the old days the ignition distributor controlled the engine spark
timing. Changes to the position in the distributor will result in changed
ignition settings, and is a good method of ‘tune-up’ for older vehicles.
Modern engine ignition is controlled by a series of tables or maps.
These maps give the engine any instructions required to operate,
under ALL load and rev per minute access points.
Similar to the old systems, advancing the point of ignition within a
cylinder results in increased horsepower and toque. It is important
not to advance the timing beyond the capabilities of the fuel used, or
else detonation can occur. Peak horsepower is achieved when
ignition timing is set as close to the point of detonation as possible,
without exceeding it. This is the primary purpose for asking the octane
rating each client uses most frequently, so that the software is set to
the correct level of ignition advance for the fuel used.
The end result of ignition advance changes is increased horsepower
and torque, resulting in better acceleration and various other driving
benefits.
49 State Emissions Legal
The Powerchip complies with U.S. EPA Memorandum 1A, or it has not
been found nor is believed to be unlawful for use under the provisions
of the Clean Air Act. Currently, Powerchip is not legal in California for
vehicles that may be used on a highway. Powerchip is currently
undergoing testing for certification under the Californian Air
Resources Board (CARB) exemption process.
Our Satisfaction Guarantee
Every Powerchip sold in North America comes with an unconditional
14-day money back guarantee. This ensures that the Powerchip will
live up to your expectations, not ours! If for any reason you are
unsatisfied with the Powerchip, you may return the Powerchip to your
place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price (not including
shipping and handling, installation and removal etc.).
Our satisfaction guarantee offers you total peace of mind, and makes
the purchase of the Powerchip risk free. By purchasing a Powerchip
you have nothing to lose – and everything to gain!
Octane ratings
The Powerchip is designed to get the best from your engine, and to do
this you must use a high performance fuel (91 Octane minimum). It is
not possible to improve the performance on late model fuel injected
vehicles using poor quality fuels, such as 87 or 89 octane. When
ordering your Powerchip upgrade, your Power Consultant will ask you
for the octane rating you would like your program to run.
Powerchip Gold 91 is designed to run on fuel with an octane rating of
either 91 or 92. Powerchip Gold 93 is designed to run on fuel with an
octane rating of 93 or higher. We highly recommend that you use the
highest-octane fuel available to you, such as 92, 93 or 94 octane if a
higher than 91-octane fuel is available.
Warranty
All Gold 93 Powerchips come with a three year, unlimited mile
warranty, which means that if anything occurs with the Powerchip in
that time, we will replace it without charge to you. An optional
extended Powerchip warranty is also available at an additional $90 at
the time of ordering. This extends the warranty period on any Power
chip to six years.
The terms and conditions of the Powerchip warranties can be viewed
in detail on our web site at
http://www.powerchipgroup.com/products/warranty.asp
To briefly summarize the information: if your car is covered by a new
or dealer warranty, the dealer may not ‘void’ a warranty simply
because you have fitted an aftermarket product. SEMA, the
automotive aftermarket industry body in North America has made the
following statements regarding aftermarket products such as
performance chips...
"The vehicle manufacturer is not allowed to void the vehicle warranty
just because aftermarket equipment is installed on the vehicle..."
"...In cases where such a failed aftermarket part is responsible for a
warranty claim, the (vehicle) manufacturer must arrange a settlement
with the part manufacturer, but the new vehicle warrant is not void
under the law."
"If the failure to honor a claim involves the new-vehicle warranty, and
it appears that the (vehicle) manufacturer is improperly denying a
claim, the incident should be reported to the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC)."
The fitment of the Powerchip will not have a detrimental effect on
your vehicle performance or engine longevity, and therefore does not
interfere with the manufacturers warranty in any way.
Value for a Lifetime
The investment you make in the Powerchip will last for as long as you
keep your car, and for most of our customers, that is normally for 3 or
4 years. So when you consider the benefits of the chip over a number
of years, it is not a lot to pay for extra performance you will probably
use nearly every day. As a percentage of the total cost of your car, the
Powerchip works out to be very cost effective.
Cost Effectiveness
As we all know, modifying late model vehicles is not a cheap exercise,
however, when you look at it on a hp per dollar basis, the Powerchip
comes in ahead of any other modification you could make to your
Volvo. Have a look at just how well the Powerchip stacks up:
Price
hp Gain
Price/hp
$640
32 hp
$20
The Powerchip is designed to offer excellent value for money
compared with other modifications you might be planning in the
future.
COST USD($) (not including shipping/handling)
Bronze
Silver
Gold 91
Gold 93
N/A
N/A
$640
$640
Ask the Experts
Your Powerchip Power Consultant is trained to provide you with the
best information about getting more performance for your car. We
have a specific Power Consultant who is responsible for the Volvo
range, and he is an expert at answering all of your technical
questions, especially about the S40 1.9 T. If you would like to speak
with your Power Consultant about any aspect of the upgrade, please
telephone Toll Free North American headquarters in California on
1800-495 0777 or email your Volvo Power Consultant directly at
tcattach@powerchipgroup.com
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Gold 91 Performance Data for your...
Volvo S40 1.9 T *
R.P.M.
hp STD
hp Powerchip
hp Gain
lb.ft. STD
1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
4000
4500
5000
5500
6000
46
67
84
101
117
133
148
162
170
163
53
79
99
118
137
155
173
189
198
188
7
12
15
17
20
22
25
27
28
25
160
176
177
176
175
174
173
170
162
143
hp Powerchip
hp STD
lb.ft.
Powerchip
184
206
208
206
205
204
202
198
189
164
lb.ft. Powerchip
24
30
31
30
30
30
29
28
27
21
lb.ft. STD
220
1000
200
900
180
800
160
700
140
hp
lb.ft Gain
600
120
500 lb.ft.
100
400
80
300
60
40
200
20
100
0
R.P.M.
6000
5500
5000
4500
4000
3500
3000
2500
2000
1500
0
* This graph shows figures for
Powerchip Gold 91
MODEL
ENGINE
VERSION
CAPACITY
Max hp
Max lb.ft.
0-60 Auto
S40 1.9 T
B4204S
B4204S
Standard
1948cc
170
177
N/A
N/A
Gold 91
1948cc
198
208
N/A
N/A
S40 1.9 T
0-60 Man
Gold 93 Performance Data for your...
Volvo S40 1.9 T *
R.P.M.
hp STD
hp Powerchip
hp Gain
lb.ft. STD
1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
4000
4500
5000
5500
6000
46
67
84
101
117
133
148
162
170
163
54
80
101
120
139
158
177
193
202
190
8
13
17
19
22
25
29
31
32
27
160
176
177
176
175
174
173
170
162
143
hp Powerchip
hp STD
lb.ft.
Powerchip
189
211
212
211
209
208
207
203
193
166
lb.ft. Powerchip
29
35
35
35
34
34
34
33
31
23
lb.ft. STD
220
1000
200
900
180
800
160
700
140
hp
lb.ft Gain
600
120
500 lb.ft.
100
400
80
300
60
40
200
20
100
0
R.P.M.
6000
5500
5000
4500
4000
3500
3000
2500
2000
1500
0
* This graph shows figures for
Powerchip Gold 93
MODEL
ENGINE
VERSION
CAPACITY
Max hp
Max lb.ft.
0-60 Auto
S40 1.9 T
B4204S
B4204S
Standard
1948cc
170
177
N/A
N/A
Gold 93
1948cc
202
212
N/A
N/A
S40 1.9 T
0-60 Man
Customer Testimonials
Customer Name: Ted J, Mission Viejo
Car: XC70 2.5 T
Testimonial added: Jun 29 2005
Customer Comments:
"Installed in 90 minutes by the Santa Monica tech. I
felt some improvement at first. After several start up
cycles the power increased. From 50mph to 90mph
strong pull. Quicker starts off the line. I will update you
once my catback and K&N air filter is installed. A
hiflow downpipe is also in the near future."
Customer Name: Steve D, Lakewood
Car: XC90 2.5 T
Testimonial added: Oct 22 2004
Customer Comments:
"Wow! I was impressed with what you did for my
Boxster a couple of years ago. But, what you did for
my wife's XC 90 is amazing. The acceleration is
noticeably faster, but the way the XC 90 pulls up the
hills in the mountains is remarkable. On the I-70 hills
that I drive with the cruise control on, the car used to
shift down to 4th then 3rd gear. Now the speed holds
constant in 5th. My wife is out of town until next week.
I can't wait to hear what she says. Thanks for a great
product and great turn around service."
Customer Name: C L, Los Alamos
Car: S60R 2.5 AWD Manual
Testimonial added: Mar 11 2005
Customer Comments:
"The boost is now much better and I think I could take
a Porsche on now!!
but i still got room to put 3 kids in the back :)
Thanks for the good work!"
Customer Name: Herb N, Indio
Car: S60R 2.5 AWD Manual
Testimonial added: Feb 25 2005
Customer Comments:
"I drove to Santa Monica to have my chip installed (I
had just taken delivery of the car earlier that week). I
then drove in heavy traffic to Monrovia to pick up and
istall the Evolve sport exhaust. When I finally got to an
open road, I was astonished at the performance
improvement... I cannot help but drive aggressively
(when safe to do so, of course). I did remove the sport
exhaust system for a couple of weeks when I brought
the car in to the dealer. I did not want to send out red
flags to the dealer to cue them to ask me if I chipped
it (I am a terrible liar). Yes, I am nervous about
warranty issues and, because I cannot lie when asked,
I will probably put on stock exhaust for dealer service
appointments. There is a rumor on Swedespeed that
Powerchip will have a software loading device for
consumers so that the consumer can tune / de-tune
their chips without having the chip sent to Santa
Monica. Is that true? Overall, I am very pleased with
my purchase and the professionalism I have
encountered with Powerchip. Thank you"
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