Volvo Penta D3 160 Marine Diesel Chip Tuning Box

Release the true power, economy and driveability of your Volvo Penta - safely, easily and in minutes with a CHIP Express™ plug-in upgrade!


More Power

Power Before
120 kW / 161 bhp
Power After
143 kW / 192 bhp
Power Max
158 kW / 212 bhp

More Torque

Torque Before
251 lbf/ft
Torque After
310 lbf/ft
Torque Max
356 lbf/ft

After figures show the power your vehicle will produce on the supplied settings. Max figures show the power your vehicle could produce on a higher setting. More Information


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Diesel Tuning Chip
Diesel Tuning Kit
Diesel Tuning Chip in Hand
Diesel Tuning Video

The only tuning kit that comes with everything you need:

  • The chip (can be re-programmed if you change vehicle)
  • Engine specific photo instructions
  • A plug-in cable harness for your engine
  • A quick release Velcro chip mounting pouch
  • Reusable Velcro cable ties
  • A blanking plug to revert to stock easily

If you’re not delighted simply return goods postmarked within 28 days for a 100% refund.

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Volvo Penta D3 160 Marine

  • Power: 163 PS / 120 kW / 161 bhp
  • Torque: 340 Nm / 251 lbf/ft
  • Availability: Available for Shipment Today

Rating:
★★★★★ 5.0 (2 reviews)

Price: £495 £395 $480 USD Estimate More Info

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Auto & Sports Mode Compatible
Up to 5 Years Warranty

Achieve a guaranteed increase in performance from a name synonymous with digital diesel tuning systems – CHIP Express™.


Product Details

Unlike "generic" diesel tuning systems, this advanced, self fit chip will be programmed specifically to optimise your Volvo Penta D3 160 Marine. And because it works in conjunction with your on-board computer rather than altering it, all engine safety functions remain operational. What's more, the system can be easily unplugged, leaving no trace of fitment, returning your vehicle to factory standard at any time.

The CHIP Express™ system simply plugs in using connectors which are identical to those originally fitted by the manufacturer - there are no wires to cut, just follow the supplied photo-instructions for your specific engine and you'll have the job done in minutes. Once installed, you will immediately feel the difference. Your vessel will no longer struggle to get on plane quickly as your prop will spin up faster for better acceleration, allowing you to enjoy higher RPMs and cruising speeds - where not electronically limited. Increased power and torque provide greater manoeuvrability, especially when loaded with passengers, fuel, and gear. Performance gains also mean that less throttle needs to be applied for any given speed; as a result fuel economy and range are improved. Remember while most tuning companies aim to provide maximum power our aim is to transform your marine engines flexibility, providing a wider spread of usable performance where you need it most!

Better Economy

By making your engine significantly more fuel-efficient, the CHIP Express™ digital tuning system means you can achieve substantially better economy from your 160 Marine too. You'll drive on a smaller throttle opening for a given speed and change gear less, getting you further on a tank of diesel!

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* Typical economy results between 8-16% yet can produce up to 20% depending on engine tolerances, driving style and conditions. CHIP Express™ diesel tuning chips may also increase the maximum speed of your vehicle by up to 5%; applies to non speed limited vehicles only.

Ever wondered why the manufacturer didn't program it this way as standard?

Vehicle manufacturers are forced to compromise when they set up the engine's ECU, to create vehicles which will operate in a wide variety of markets and conditions.

  • Many countries, for example, impose emission controls which are far more rigorous than those we have in the UK.
  • Other countries relate their vehicle taxation systems to power output rather than engine size.
  • Some, like the UK, impose higher taxation for different emission levels.
  • In many cases power is deliberately restricted for future use.
  • Finally the manufacturers themselves often produce several different performance variants of a given model.

To meet all these different needs, they re-program the vehicle's ECU to change the engine requirements. Now, thanks to CHIP Express™ class-leading, state of the art solutions, you can benefit from greater low-down torque for improved pulling power, higher output for better out-and-out performance, and better fuel economy!

Feedback From Our Customers

Richard with a Volvo Penta D3 190 said: We have fitted one of your systems on Friday to a D3 190. We went on sea trials with the owner and (VODIA) Volvo diagnostics installed. No problems and noticed a much smoother acceleration. Also the engine ran much sweeter and got to its top speed quicker.
Ryan from Pearl City, Hawaii with a Volvo Penta D3 190 said: My boat is a Grady White Gulfstream 205 (with twin D3 engines). With your chip’s and Stainless F7 propellers on I was able to reach 3800rpm at wide open throttle. My goal is to run my F8 props and hopefully reach 4000rpm. But as it sits now, the biggest and most impressive gain since fitting the chips was in full range acceleration. From idle and pushing water, to powered up and jumping up on plane was phenomenal. I started to apply power from just off idle (about 6 kts) right at the harbour mouth and by the time I cleared the wall and was out of the no wake zone, the boat had already jumped up on plane (without the stern drive tucked under) and was nearing 15 kts. This is within a distance of maybe 60 feet! Once up on plane the engine took off running and ran up to my half throttle setting instantly, I trimmed it out a bit and floored it, the engine rocketed up to 3600rpm then with trim and a little time it worked its way up to 3800rpm. I estimate about 37.5 knots. This is with a boat weight of roughly 4500lbs plus three adult men on board, fully rigged for open water fishing, and nearly 250lbs of ice on board! The best part is that at my normal “hunting” trolling speed of 8 knots or so, my consumption dropped nearly .5 gallons per hour, and down at the Tuna speed of 5.5 – 6 knots I was only burning .75 gph. And to top off the fun, we landed a 20lb Ono (Wahoo) without even knowing we had a strike! I just happened to look back and see the out rigger knocked down and the rod bent just a hair. Who knows how long we had been dragging him! Anyway, thanks again for your help, I love the chip, and can’t wait to turn the power up! I use the boat for wake boarding as well, so this will be a great improvement for pulling the person being towed up!

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What others are saying...

“I must say l'm delighted with the improvement from your chip, its on the standard settings and the difference in the car is amazing!!! I have a smile on my face every time I get in the car, and there is about 5-7mpg improvement. With the mileage l do, l can see myself getting my money back in no time at all. So if your a doubter like me, don't be because its one of the best things l've ever bought!!!”

★★★★★

Ian from Manchester

Audi A6 MK4 3.0 BiTDI 313

“As do many, I took the 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' approach to performance chips. But CHIP Express were recommended by an impeccable source who had had experience with their product on my model of car - a Citroën C6 with the 2.7 HDi twin turbo diesel. Following a first rate response to a query, the product has delivered in spades. Ten days and more than 1000 miles of mixed town, country, low and high speed driving later I am certainly getting more than 10% more from a gallon, and probably 15%, and the performance is markedly better. Low speed response is immediate and has eradicated what I took to be baked-in lag in a big automatic turbo diesel, and mid-range acceleration is silky smooth, including up inclines. A very good car has been turned into the excellent car I had hoped for all along.”

★★★★★

Simon from Ketteringham

Citroen C6 2.7 HDi 204

“Be assured, this is NO gimmick. Arrived yesterday (less then 24 hours after the order was placed) and fitted today. The fitting was easy especially with the photos and instructions sent with the chip. The first thing I noticed was the responsiveness of the engine from a standing start, no more lag. I then went on a 30 minute drive both motorway and sideroads and my average fuel consumption went UP from 33.3mpg to 38.7mpg. My motorway speed varied from 60 to 85mph and the sideroads from zero to 40mph. I am so pleased with the whole result. This is worth every single penny paid. Thank you!”

★★★★★

Edwin from Bridgend

Ford Kuga MK2 2.0 TDCi 163

“A friend recommended one of your "gadgets" a year ago and being not-very-techno (but Scottish and keen to save money!) I bought one. The gizmo has TRANSFORMED the performance of my Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 AND improved the fuel economy by a genuine 15%; so much so that I have bought another one for our Freelander 2 SD4 which is now a REAL Q-car! (And of course saves fuel...) I have never written a review before (though strangely I do read them and take notice of them, whilst half-believing that they are written by the owner's chums!) so to have made me pick up pen & paper so to speak - I MUST be delighted! Thanks for making technology so simple and so successful!”

★★★★★

Andrew from Lochwinnoch

Land Rover Freelander (2) SD4 190

“Your customer service, speed at which you deal with questions and chip (most importantly) are second to none. This is the 3rd variation of the chip that I have run, not only do I see the fuel savings made each and every time I fill up but I also feel the changes in the increased performance too. Far too often people only feel the need to leave negative feedback on a product, it's very rare that people take the time to leave positive comments however on this occasion I feel compelled to do so. A brilliant product and one that I highly recommend should you want to make the most of your cars potential performance and make a fuel saving to add into the bargain. What's not to like?! It's been a pleasure dealing with the team at Chip Express, I just wish everyone I dealt with in life was this professional! Thank you.”

★★★★★

Lee from Halifax

BMW 1 Series F20 120d 190

“A good product and a good service deserves recognition: I fitted a CHIP Express unit to my Insignia. What an amazing bit of kit! My fuel economy and performance went way up and with the mileage I do was a Godsend! On a run to Aberdeen from Hull I returned an average of 62 MPG and I drive quite energetically! I've just taken up the trade in offer and saved a few quid on a new system. The Vauxhall has now gone with 125,000 trouble free miles and I have changed car to a Volvo S60 D3. I'm looking forward to fitting the Chip Express unit and reaping the rewards, thanks guys!”

★★★★★

Frazer from Skirlaugh

Vauxhall Insignia MK1 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX 130