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Simon_16v
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Hi Guys,

Im new here on corsasport and my first question on here is about the SRI Corsa B. At the moment im only 16 but 17 in 2 days and basically im wanting a SRI as my first car. But in the faq's the SRI engine specification says its only a 8V OHC, but iv noticed in autotrader and ebay etc some say 16V DOHC SRI. So my question is, is there such thing as a 16V SRI Corsa B? If so is it the same engine as the Corsa sport?

Thanks alot, Si
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yes there was a 16v version

the 8v was an early model

wont an sri cost quite abit on insurance for a first car
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Ok thanks. How would i go about telliong the difference if the owner isn't too sure or is trying to throw me a 8V? Well iv been quoted 1635 for a 1994 SRI fully comp
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Originally posted by Si_Si
Ok thanks. How would i go about telliong the difference if the owner isn't too sure or is trying to throw me a 8V? Well iv been quoted 1635 for a 1994 SRI fully comp


where from mate??
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My second car was a 1.4 8valve SRi, had it when I was 18, don't rememeber the insurance being really expensive, could be at 17 though.

Don't think the 8valve is any slower than the 16 though, its still an mpi engine and depsite all the arguements between the 16v and 8v there isnt a lot of difference except the 16v costs more if it goes wrong..

Would expect the 16v or sport to have better equipment though ie more chance of electric windows etc..
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an 8v will be quicker of the start but the 16v will last longer

count how many spark plugs it has 8v's have 2 16v's have 4

i think i may be wrong
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Originally posted by fir3vip3r
quote:
Originally posted by Si_Si
Ok thanks. How would i go about telliong the difference if the owner isn't too sure or is trying to throw me a 8V? Well iv been quoted 1635 for a 1994 SRI fully comp


where from mate??


Did it on confused.com and it was with the RAC. It is 400 more to insure the sport over the 94 SRI
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Originally posted by Si_Si
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Originally posted by fir3vip3r
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Originally posted by Si_Si
Ok thanks. How would i go about telliong the difference if the owner isn't too sure or is trying to throw me a 8V? Well iv been quoted 1635 for a 1994 SRI fully comp


where from mate??


Did it on confused.com and it was with the RAC. It is 400 more to insure the sport over the 94 SRI


yeah so i am finding out with my corsa sport ownership, i was 17 on monday passed my theory and drivings ace you will enjoy it
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quote:
Originally posted by IvIarkgraham
an 8v will be quicker of the start but the 16v will last longer

count how many spark plugs it has 8v's have 2 16v's have 4

i think i may be wrong


Yep you are, only 2 spark plugs on a 4 cylinder engine? Dunno where you got that from or if your getting confused with something else!

Easy way to tell, 8v are small and have one top pulley, 16v are wide engines and have 2 top pulleys
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Not to sound stupid but where would i find the pulleys? Iv been driving my mums rover 45 around, its also a 1.4 16v and is pretty quick. done a top speed of 45mph. . Before you think iv been on the road messing around, its been on a private farm.
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isnt an 8v a 2 cylinder?
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Dont be daft lol the 1.0 12 3cyl corsa is the smallest engine in the corsa range. No 2cyl engines around that i know of
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They're both four cylinder, and both have four spark plugs.

The 8v has two valves per cylinder - one for intake and the other for exhaust.

The 16v has four valves per cylinder - two for intake and two for exhaust, making more efficient use of the space in there and allowing the valves to be smaller and thus lighter and more responsive, and less prone to stress due to mass forces - so theoretically more reliable.

In practice its more complicated so this isn't always true.


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i thought it was always 4 valves per cylinder

i feel so thick
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Could anyone do me a favour and find me a picture of a 8v and 16v sri engine comparing the pulleys? Just so i know what im looking at lol

Also what are common things prone to going wrong on a corsa?
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16v in my avatar
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The easist way to tell is the 8v was l-m reg and the N reg changed over to a 16v thats when they brought in the sport which is the same car as the sri but came with electrics as standard. there isnt alot of difference between the 8v and the 16v speed wise but if i were u id go for the sport as they had e\w and colour coded bumpers. 8V's and 16V's were all group 6 insurance. hope this helps
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[Edited on 17-08-2006 by Ajones_17]
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This is what a 16v lump will look like, excepth the rocker cover will be silver and say ecotec on it in black.



note most importantly the size of the block more than anything, i'm sure someone will have a pic of the much smaller 8v lump.

[Edited on 17-08-2006 by Ajones_17]
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8v lump


[Edited on 17-08-2006 by daz_SRi]
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quote:
Originally posted by ryan_fowler1985
The easist way to tell is the 8v was l-m reg and the N reg changed over to a 16v thats when they brought in the sport which is the same car as the sri but came with electrics as standard. there isnt alot of difference between the 8v and the 16v speed wise but if i were u id go for the sport as they had e\w and colour coded bumpers. 8V's and 16V's were all group 6 insurance. hope this helps


Ok thanks for the bit of info. But is the sport worth the extra 400 on insurance for the sake of colour coded bumpers and electric windows? Does anyone know the full difference between the spec of the Sport and SRI? Thanks for the help so far
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If you get lucky some of the early 8vs have leccy windows as they were an option. Most are pre-wired for leccy windows and mirrors anyway so you could find some leccy windows and mirrors in a scrappy or off a breaking car and put them on
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Sport is basically an SRi with the electric bits and sunroof already fitted. No major differences otherwise. You might even find an SRi with those options.


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my sport has no sunroof
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Has aircon though? I'm talking 96/97ish models. Later ones have aircon instead of the sunroof.

Or you can get both, as I did on mine, but I've never seen one before or since with that spec.


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