Powerchip Inc. Phone : 1800-495-0777 Fax : (949) 646 1238 [email protected] Digital Adrenaline For Your… Volvo C70 T5 2.5T 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 C70 T5 2.5T. 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 C70 T5 2.5T B5254T3 From Jun 06 VOL0177 Power In standard form the Volvo C70 T5 2.5T produces 218 hp at the flywheel, and Powerchip improves the engine power to 250 hp. Power (hp) Standard Bronze/ Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 218 N/A 244 250 The extra performance achieved by the Powerchip allows your vehicle to respond much better than stock C70 T5 2.5Ts. 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 93 236 N/A 278 283 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 C70 T5 2.5T. Fitting Details Your car uses an ECU which has 'flash' memory. The flash EPROM inside the ECU is a hybrid and cannot be modified via a replacement part. Powerchip can 'flash' program the EPROM device by interfacing with the computer's wiring connector plugs to reprogram the chip that contains the engine's fuel delivery, ignition timing and throttle response settings. The ECU will need to be removed from the vehicle and sent via overnight courier to Powerchip. We have full photo ECU removal instructions to assist you and we will contact you after the order is made to organise the shipping information and other details. 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 C70 T5 2.5T is ‘de-tuned’ 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 C70 T5 2.5T. 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 [email protected] © Powerchip Group, All Rights Reserved. Reproduction by any means is prohibited.
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