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NeilRocks
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20th Jan 04 at 10:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got a performance problem. My car struggles to beat a 1.4 8v sri corsa and a 1.3 16v Honda Civic. It's a 1.4 16v SRi.
has 64k on the clock and a green cotton induction kit with no flat spots and 2 cold air feeds.

Now IMO I should be quicker than those two cars and it feels a little sluggish. It has never had new leads, 1 set of plugs and the oil has not been changed for 9000 miles.

The Civic has 17's, the other Corsa 15's. I have 14's.

I know it's a bit of a 'bo wicked neon washer jet gonna race you'question but any help appreciated.



[Edited on 20-01-2004 by NeilRocks]
deanmcreynolds26
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20th Jan 04 at 10:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive got a corsa sri 8v and i cant beat a 16v on acceleration thats with ma 17's on and the 16v on 15's
Ditch
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20th Jan 04 at 11:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Change your oil

clean your induction kit

new leads and plugs (just use vaux stuff)

optimax?

take your rear bench and spare wheel out

ermmm.... put a new engine in....


Ditch
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20th Jan 04 at 11:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

broster, that bloke says "CANT beat".....
broster
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20th Jan 04 at 11:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol, so he does oh well time to edit! should read it properly next time!

[Edited on 20-01-2004 by broster]
MoNkEy MaGiC
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20th Jan 04 at 16:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well theirs not much difference between, 1.4 8v and 1.4 16v in terms of 0-60 but the 16valver shud have more top end power i wud say
Ant
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20th Jan 04 at 16:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my 16v ran shite for a while was strugling to get std power then found the bottom pulley for that goes on the crank had sliped cam timing was 15 degres out and piston were hitting stuff! Got away with no real damage now the car runs ace.


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   20th Jan 04 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That's because you're a poser
9000 miles to change oil good for the rings and bores
just do proper maintenance and fit an inlet manifold
115 bhp and 7300 rpm, that shoul be enough
NeilRocks
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20th Jan 04 at 17:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just go myself a big bottle of Castrol / oil filter and a new set of spark plugs. HT leads in the next few weeks along with a coolant flush and de-coke.
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   20th Jan 04 at 19:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Proper maintenance should never be denied. I change oil every 3, 4K and only use special racing oil now
Change sparks every 4K and do not forget to change the fuel filter
Clean the air filter and remove the spare wheel for the acceleration runs.
After 78K my cars still pulls till 7300 rpm, and when checking cylinder compression all four cylinders where at 98% of the max.
The mechanic just scratch the head
big eck
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20th Jan 04 at 19:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by NeilRocks
Just go myself a big bottle of Castrol / oil filter and a new set of spark plugs. HT leads in the next few weeks along with a coolant flush and de-coke.

But all the parts from vauxhall, it aint that expensive and you know your gettin quality parts
deanmcreynolds26
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20th Jan 04 at 22:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i meant can beat!!!!
broster
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20th Jan 04 at 22:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u can beet a 16v! lol! ok!
NeilRocks
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20th Jan 04 at 22:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got myself some NGK copper core plugs and a champion oil filter as Vauxhall were closed

Also Castrol GT-X oil, champion fuel filter and some Vauxhall HT leads soon.
Also give it a full de-coke and clean the Idle Control Valve and Induction kit.

If that doesn't do it I am gonna beat the shit out of it.
broster
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20th Jan 04 at 22:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

while ur at it dis connect the battery for a few hours and itll re-set the ecu, some people say it makes a difference, so u may as well try it
NeilRocks
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20th Jan 04 at 22:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Will do
deanmcreynolds26
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20th Jan 04 at 22:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dunno how ma wee car done it! maybe his 16v is fucked!
broster
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20th Jan 04 at 22:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id say so especially if ur runnin 17's and he was n 15's, he shud have won easy

 
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