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Author Anyone tuned a 1.5td Corsa?
corsadonk
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19th Apr 11 at 05:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As the title really, what did it go like, what was your MPG like afterwards, also did it go bang?

I'm looking at getting one, to drive about in, and fancied playing with it.
Jed D
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my mate had one, dont know much about them myself but im sure he had a bigger turbo on set to 2 bar or something, said it went like shit, but he had to get rid as someone backed into the side of it when it was parked up and his mods weren't declared on the insurance, he had to put it all back to standard to get the money for it, got himself a 1.2 c sxi after that but his bro's just got a 1.5 diesel b. haven't seen it yet, il let you know if i find anything else about them though. sure someone got a nice white van one on here
corsadonk
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19th Apr 11 at 17:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ah, cool. Can you find out what turbo he used.

I've seen the how to guide, on the fuel, and boost.
AlunJ
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19th Apr 11 at 17:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

there are guides over on vxon, possibly migweb as well. I used to have one but never got round to tuning it up.
corsatdi
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Ivw got the 1.7 and am just looking at turboing it seems easier to drop the 1.7 cav lump in
corsadonk
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19th Apr 11 at 19:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've been looking at the thread on Mig, it's a bit big to read the lot.

So I'm thinking, remove the white ring, fit a bleed valve, and a intercooler, and wind the fuel up

I can get used hydraulic oil from work, so may give that a go after filtering it.
AlexW
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19th Apr 11 at 19:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats basically it yes, Good for 22psi all the time too.

MPG, Depends how you drive it lol
corsadonk
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19th Apr 11 at 20:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So if I potter about, it will be good on fuel, but if I need to overtake a lorry I can.
AlexW
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Yep, As std they aren't quick at all so be a massive improvement
davcohen
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r80GYsw-D_I&feature=related

I remember back when I had this badboy, surprisingly fast for me and anyone I took in it.

it was completely stripped out with just two bucket seats, airfilter bolted right close to the turbo and a straight through pipe running 17psi of boost. this car had virtually no lag.

as you can probably tell it didnt even sound like a diesel on the move, obviously there was no hiding the tractor idle
Chris F
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21st Apr 11 at 06:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That's a really boring video
djgritt
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21st Apr 11 at 10:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you saw the Cav that died on Track at Combe the other week, that was my old one - it was the 1.7 Isuzu, had been running increased fuelling and 22-23psi Boost for around 2 years before letting go - was good fun

There is a big TD guide on VxON too that is pretty useful

But yeah, for the 1.5, do what you suggested a couple of posts up, and that should be about if for a basic start.

Edit - Guide Link - should work if unregistered! - http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/showthread.php?77961-Diesel-How-2-Tune-your-turbo-diesel


[Edited on 21-04-2011 by djgritt]


Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
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carl roper
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ive had a tuned 1.5 and now im on my second tuned 1.7, there great fun as such good gains for little money. i get 40/45mpg thrashing it around on short journeys, but if i do a long run on the motorway i can get 60/65mpg.
then theres the fact you can run it on pritty much anything you want to
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris F
That's a really boring video


Agreed, although it was a quick vid I made just to show the sound.... which i think is fairly decent for corsa that only set me back 400 quids at the time
corsadonk
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24th Apr 11 at 08:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'll be putting my Sport up for sale this weekend, so after that I can have a look for one.

Does anyone know if I take the intercooler pipe work off a 1.7 Astra, it will fit straight onto a Corsa 1.5?

Not too keen on a massive one sticking out of the front.

My throught have been, K&N panel filter, de-restrict the air box, intercooler, the boost, and fuel mods.

Then run it on what oil, I can find at work
corsadonk
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24th Apr 11 at 08:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmmm 1.6 bar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ue96IUcVp8&NR=1
Mieran
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crana is boosting 20psi
Jed D
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quote:
Originally posted by corsadonk
Ah, cool. Can you find out what turbo he used.

I've seen the how to guide, on the fuel, and boost.



i think it was the turbo off the 1.7, set to 2.bar limit

he done something with the fuel pressure too
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24th Apr 11 at 14:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Chris F
That's a really boring video

Agreed Worst video ever!! lol
Crana
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24th Apr 11 at 15:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's worth it lol I've got a front mount on mine as well MPG does drop tho

carl roper
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the 1.7 pipework wont fit the 1.5 inless you rotate the turbo housing on the 1.5.

the 1.5 turbos outlet points up where as the 1.7 points down.

iveco daily intercooler



doesnt stick out at all

corsadonk
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24th Apr 11 at 20:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Could I fit the turbo from a 1.7 ?

Then use the pipe work, also looking at a chargecooler, and use a A/C rad.
carl roper
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yea you could fit a 1.7 turbo but you need to replace the whole manifold as the 1.5 turbo is 3 stud the 1.7 is 4 stud.

the only problem with the 1.7 intercooler is its fixed to the side of the radiator and there isn't room to fit it into the corsa bay you would have to have it infront of the radiator anyway
corsatdi
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24th Apr 11 at 21:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Carl is that the normal 1.7 isuzu non turbo that youve turbo charged?
davcohen
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ok here is a better video altho not my car lol

out of interest why do you say your mpg would drop all the intercooler does is drop the intake temp so surely if anything you would get slightly better mpg if driven normally?

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