Latest Transit & Transit Custom Tuning & Speed Limiter Removal – (2017 Panther Engine 2.0 Euro 6)

Ford’s 2017 Transit Mk8 & Transit Custom,  now has an updated engine – the “Panther” 2.0  – complying to Euro 6 emissions specifications.

 

Available in 3 models there’s also an auto option, finally !.

105ps 360nm

130ps 385nm

170ps 420nm

As of June 2017 , thanks to the usual Italian hacker, they can now be tuned & delimited with all models capable of great gains in power & torque. Like most Ford diesels power varies a little from 1 van to the next but 190ps  /460nm is the ballpark figure.

Many tuning companies will quote  a little more to get you in the door, i quote what they really make, measured on a top quality dyno setup,  & get customers who value honesty, over hype, just like myself. They can be tuned without opening the ECU as well now so less concern for water ingress after the tuning or warranty considerations.

Most enquires i receive ask about the safely of the engines once tuned but like many models in various manufacturers ranges , one engine is used & its differing ECU firmware that determines the output power level.

So with lumps making up to 170 stock, 190 isn’t  pushing anything. The 105 & 130 are just detuned 170’s, thats one way of looking at it anyway 🙂

As a footnote to engine specs & types, a 2.2 Euro 6 is available on a MK8 mini bus chassis – most commonly as a 125ps  –  these make 175ps once tuned & for off highway use like airports, DPF & Adblue systems removal is available.

 

24 thoughts on “Latest Transit & Transit Custom Tuning & Speed Limiter Removal – (2017 Panther Engine 2.0 Euro 6)

    • Not sure yet Steven as i have yet to have one of the new euro 6 models in yet. Cant see it being a problem based on how simple transit limiters are generally though. Were you interested in tuning as well ?

  1. 2.0 Panther engine remap.
    Please could you let me know if you are able to tune the new engine that is fitted to my Transit Custom?
    If you can, please advise me of costs, and how you would go about carrying out the work on the van?

    • Any day now David I will be doing them. Cost wise its £325. The process requires ECU removal & opening so is around 6 hrs work done here in Uxbridge.

  2. Hi Martyn,
    I’m in the process of choosing which Mk8 Transit engine I should spec in my new Transit. Having read the above comments, I assume that there is no physical/mechanical/parts difference between the 105/130/170 BHP engines? It literally is just the map placed on the ECU? And that by going for the lesser powered unit, I can spend the money saved on tasty options 😉
    And you can add the power later, to make the engine what it should be! And there will be no physical/mechanical restrictions by going for the 130bhp rather than the 170bhp?
    Thanks for your thoughts………

  3. Would like my transit custom euro 6 130ps remapped but concerned about warranty

    Do you know if warranty will be void? And does the remap leave a log on the ECU?

    Thanks

    • Hi, there’s no log regarding tuning. Warranty would be technically void but in 10 years I haven’t heard or had any such warranty issues with vans that I have tuned & that have subsequently gone in for repair.

  4. Hi Vantuner
    I Have a Transit Custom 2.0 with the Euro 6 engine.
    As I understand it the ECU has to be removed to carry out the remap, is this correct? and do you think it may in the future be possible to remap these vehicles without disturbing the ECU and thus alerting the service agent to the upgrade.
    Regards
    PB

      • Hi Martyn
        Thanks for the reply.
        Can I have prices and info on what I can expect in terms of performance. I currently have the Transit custom 2.0 130 version.
        PB

        • Hi Paul, all 2.0 Customs make 190ps / 460nm , for a quote please call me on 07956555666 during office hours to discuss price options – Martyn

  5. I’ve got a 2017 Transit. (Not custom). Currently it’s 170hp and won’t go past 97mph. You able to change those figures?

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