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finch1
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Hi i have a 1.4 16v corsa b with full stainless system and pipercross vector induction kit. What are my best options to get the most power and performance out my engine.
Prices and the best parts to get would be most appreciated
Gambit
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do a search on here for mantzel & lexmaul inlet manifolds

[Edited on 16-12-2003 by Gambit]
Cybermonkey
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or look at getting a 1.6 thrown in and stick it on TB's.
blackula
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This geezer from Shell told me that if you run the incorrect grade of oil, i.e too thick then that saps power, stands to reason, the difference between a Ford Zetec on the recc'd 5-30 and 10-40 is 4bhp power loss.

Thats a mad fact.
Other than running the correct oil, making sure the last owner has not put some gloppy monograde in it, the inlet manifold, and then a Dastek or something.
--DAN--
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I swapped my 1.4 16v for a 1.6 16v out of a 95 GSi and the difference between the two has suprised me, so far I've just added a PiperX Viper, but theres still a massive difference. I got the lump( 50k and FSH), gearbox, ECU, new clutch, driveshafts(old ones were knackered) and the Viper all fitted for well under a grand. Made a realy big difference and its still got lots of tuning potential ( TB's, Inlet etc.)
Andy GSi
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^^^^ as dan said, it not worth doing any to a 1.4 its just a straight swap with a 1.6 16v, i will be doing that when my 1.4 blows its done 80k now! so if i was u put a 1.6 in!!!! can tune them up really well!!
blackula
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If insurance allows and you can afford it, then, hell won't a 2.0 or 2.2 do ?
broster
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im tuning my 1.4 16v, look in my garage for the spec, and when it blows up, which its gunna soon, i can swop all the bits over to the 1.6, so u may aswell tune it, mine goes well now for a 1.4, many people are suprised, gettin some piper cams after xmas i think
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quote:
Originally posted by blackula
If insurance allows and you can afford it, then, hell won't a 2.0 or 2.2 do ?


id prefer a tuned 1.6 to a 2.0ltr, mainly do to the fact that its hard to sell a 2.0ltr on! and also a 1.6 will handle better, ok ud get the 2.0ltr to handle well but not the same as a 1.6 IMO
Fad
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quote:
Originally posted by broster
quote:
Originally posted by blackula
If insurance allows and you can afford it, then, hell won't a 2.0 or 2.2 do ?


id prefer a tuned 1.6 to a 2.0ltr, mainly do to the fact that its hard to sell a 2.0ltr on! and also a 1.6 will handle better, ok ud get the 2.0ltr to handle well but not the same as a 1.6 IMO


very true but you dont get the same kick due to lack of torque the 1./1.6 have. Plant a 2ltr and u wont stop smilling
broster
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lol, iv made my choice an im stickin with it! lol, also have to go for a 1.6 as my insurance wont be affordable for me due to me having a 50:50 claim on my name, will be 21 in july tho so shud help a bit with 1year ncb!
jr
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1.4 16v are the way forward
broster
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you got some power out of ur aint ya! lol, im hopeing for 115bhp with mine, not got cams, then i may swop the lexmaul if i get some dosh!
jr
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16th Dec 03 at 16:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine got

264 cams
venier pulleys
sbd manifold
flowed head
flowed inlet manifold
manzel box
omex ecu
raised rev limit
ap 4 paddle clutch (ariving soon)
pocketed pistons
uprated vaulve springs and caps

[Edited on 16-12-2003 by jr]
shorty235
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i want to stick with me 1.4 16v. anyone had decent power from these, wot mods do u recomend and how much do they cost?
koolkorsa
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wots sort or 0-60 does 1.6 16v give u standard? and also wot does the 2litre give u in comparison?
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shorty235 check my garage for specs, soon to get new rr'd figures with a 4-2-1 supersprint manifold and de-cat, with c16xe(1.6 gsi) cams in, ill u2u the graph and stuff when i get it if u want?
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PMSL laughing at the 4hp loss between oil
jr
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quote:
Originally posted by shorty235
i want to stick with me 1.4 16v. anyone had decent power from these, wot mods do u recomend and how much do they cost?


my spec (above your post) is 136 bhp
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you got a graph
broster
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its mattc's old engine aint it?
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quote:
Originally posted by koolkorsa
wots sort or 0-60 does 1.6 16v give u standard? and also wot does the 2litre give u in comparison?


standard 1.6 is 9.5seconds, a 2.0ltr is between 7-8seconds, my car with these mods:-
viper induction kit
superchip
lexmaul inlet
cat back grp a scorpion stainless exhaust
is quicker to 60 that a 1.6 16v corsa buti m in the process or trying to sort out a c16xe engine now, but needs a major rebuild!

[Edited on 16-12-2003 by broster]
luca2020
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http://www.sbdev.co.uk/
ultrabluesxi
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i checked out sbd they can get some serious power from these engines
miles
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I've got a 180bhp odd c16xe which does a 1/4 in 14.065 @101.92mph.

For a comparison a Standard Escort cosworth does a 1/4 in 15.1

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