Tuning The Ford Transit

2016 Ford Transit

 2.2L – 155HP – Siemens SID208 ECU

The Challenge

The Ford Transit is a versatile and reliable workhorse known for its practicality and efficiency in various commercial applications. As one of the most popular vans on the market, the Transit has won the trust of businesses and fleet owners around the world. While it already offers an excellent blend of performance and utility, power tuning provides an exciting opportunity to take its capabilities to new heights.

In this post we are looking into how tuning the Ford Transit can unlock the true potential of this dependable van. We are using a 2016 Ford Transit we have tuned as an example. The customer wanted a more efficient van so that the jobs could get done quicker. 

The Solution

After taking a look at the Transit and reading the factory ECU data, we decided to give the ECU a power tune using Alientech KESS3. An ECU (engine control unit) tune is a software upgrade that optimizes the performance of the vehicle’s engine. By reprogramming the ECU, we are able to unlock the full potential of the Ford Transit. This can result in improved horsepower, torque, and fuel economy, as well as a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.

One of the key benefits of a power tune is the increase in horsepower and torque. This can make the Ford Transit feel more lively and responsive and can make it easier to get up to speed or when towing a heavy load. Additionally, the tune can improve fuel economy, allowing you to save money on fuel. Another benefit of tuning the Ford Transit is that it can improve the overall drivability. This includes things like better throttle response, smoother power delivery, and improved shifting. All of these features can make the Ford Transit more enjoyable to drive and can make it feel like a completely different vehicle.

Increased Power And Torque


Increased Power


Increased Torque

Further benefits Of Tuning The Ford Transit

Increased Power and Torque

Increased power and torque result in safer over taking and easier open road driving. Throttle response is also increased.

Years of Development

We have been tuning the Transits 2.2 L 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines for years, and understand how they work as well as the limitation on factory hardware.

Emissions solutions

We have solutions for emission systems such as disabling the Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Diesel particulate filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) (Adblue) and associated DTC fault codes.

So, if you’re looking to take your Ford Transit to the next level, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our dedicated team is ready to unleash the full potential of your vehicle and make your driving dreams a reality!

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