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    tuning the 1.6 16v ecotec

    what kind of mods could i do to the engine to get more power and at what price apart from the standard manifold and zorst. im gona tune it instead of dropping in an xe. any links and prices would be great.
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    Get a good head job like Blydenstein(hes retired). Theres a guy on here that does heads don't know his details. Get it chipped. Fit a close ratio gearbox. Get the flywheel slightly lightened( Can make drive jerky )


    Thats getting on to 800+ GBP. That will probably make the most difference for that engine.

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    Mantzel or similar inlet manifold - 20+ bhp (~450-600 for a genuine manztel, or there's a guy on here selling similar home-made boxes for ~200)

    Throttle bodies....

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    i read something on here about a toque tube wtf? is that. i really dont know much about engines at all lol

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    Well, a reconditioned XE from Cafco is only about 1500 ahh but they probably didn't include tax there... so that might be a better spend for the same money.

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    I think I must have spent about 10 grand in the past 7 years on various cars. I've owned about 7 Vauxhalls and all I have to show for it is a shed full of parts and a 16V GTE with various ailments! I could have taken a loan and bought a VXR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edz_astra_5door
    i read something on here about a toque tube wtf? is that. i really dont know much about engines at all lol
    A torque tube was an imitation of the Mantzel inlet system, designed by Velos. They are no longer trading.

    A Mantzel (or homemade alternative) is ur best bet for decent gains on a budget, as the highly restrictive inlet fitted as standard is crap in comparison - you can really liberate some serious power by ditching it. They're not that difficult to fit either, if ur not mechanically minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaser2001
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    A Mantzel (or homemade alternative) is ur best bet for decent gains on a budget, as the highly restrictive inlet fitted as standard is crap in comparison - you can really liberate some serious power by ditching it. They're not that difficult to fit either, if ur not mechanically minded.
    Whats their secret, is it the length of the runners?

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    Whats their secret, is it the length of the runners?
    nope, just removing the 6 odd feet of standard induction system
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    Somethings not right here, the Haynes manual gives power figures of:

    C14SE 60kW 5800rpm/113Nm 3400rpm
    X16SZR 55kW 5200rpm/128Nm 2600rpm
    X16SZ 52kW 5000rpm/128Nm 2800rpm

    The C16SE is 74kW 5800rpm/135Nm 3400rpm

    It looks like its going to need different cams as its tuned for economy and must have a flat torque profile here. If its got the Simtec system then changing the air intake manifold by itself will probably lose you drivability if these figures are correct.

    Is there a 16XE then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phaser2001
    Mantzel or similar inlet manifold - 20+ bhp (~450-600 for a genuine manztel, or there's a guy on here selling similar home-made boxes for ~200)

    Throttle bodies....
    i can do you one of my 'homemade' inlets for 200. They are made for the X14XE and X16XE. To fit an X16XEL will require one or two extra parts. They come with a fitting kit (bolts & gaskets) and instructions. Send me a PM if you are interested.

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    Re: tuning the 1.6 16v ecotec

    what gearbox is in that car standard?

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    Re: tuning the 1.6 16v ecotec

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    Re: tuning the 1.6 16v ecotec

    f13, would have thought 4 year old threads would be deleted

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    Re: tuning the 1.6 16v ecotec

    Quote Originally Posted by Astray_2002 View Post
    Get a good head job like Blydenstein(hes retired). Theres a guy on here that does heads don't know his details. Get it chipped. Fit a close ratio gearbox. Get the flywheel slightly lightened( Can make drive jerky )


    Thats getting on to 800+ GBP. That will probably make the most difference for that engine.

    i have a girlfriend does a good head job lol
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