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    Corsa b Redtop help.

    First off let me introduce myself seens as this is my first post.

    Hi everyone, My names Lee and i'm from the staffordshire area, I currently own a WRX and now halves on a corsa b with a redtop engine which we are going to be using for track use.

    First off i'll show a picture of the engine bay, if someone could have a quick look at it and let me know if they can see anything that looks wrong or out of place that would be great



    The car is supposed to have a 4-2-1 omp manifold and some performance cams fitted, The thing is when the car is on idle its very lumpy, I know cams do this but i'm not so sure it is the cams, It's not a regular lumpiness to me it sounds more of a splutter but my mate says it's right? Any ideas?

    The car does go very well and on the drive back we gave it a little test against my scoob and i''ll embarrasingly admit it wasted my WRX so performance wise it's very good.

    Oh and before i forget i found this plug in the engine bay, should it be connected to anything or is it just one of those random plugs then never seems to do anything lmao



    Thanks for any help folks and i hope i can make this my new home.

    Finally a picture of the scoob the little corsa beat.....


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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    that plug looks like the low oil level light for the dash panel.
    air filter in the wheel arch - never seen that done before !

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    that looks like the reverse gear connection or switched 12v live.

    it shouldnt really run that lumpy with cams mine wasnt that bad depends how bad u think it is hard to tell without seeing it.

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    i disagree ^

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    I'll get a video put up of it running, see what you guys think.

    That plugs nothing to do with the 02 sensor is it, reason i ask is cause the guy we bought it off said it had a new one fitted, I dunno maybe i'm way off but it always makes me think if they havent plugged it back in..... running a bit lumpy, You see where i'm coming from?? I'm probably way off though.

    Also how do i check for error codes on these?

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    Quote Originally Posted by show n shine View Post
    i disagree ^
    Disagree on which part
    The lumpiness ?

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    Quote Originally Posted by maldred View Post
    that looks like the reverse gear connection or switched 12v live.

    it shouldnt really run that lumpy with cams mine wasnt that bad depends how bad u think it is hard to tell without seeing it.

    sports cams and the non standard induction system, no sfi box will cause it to run a tad lumpy.

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    that plug looks to me like the one for the switched 12v. this usually gets connected to a 12v ignition live. The plug for the o2 sensor can be found near the brake fluid res somewhere its a 3 pin plug. the fault codes can be read by horting one of the pins on the diagnotics port in the fuse box to earth, this depends on if the diagnostics cables have been connected up tho and also what year the car is.
    If the ecu light comes on with the ignition then it has been connected up.
    have a look here http://www.topbuzz.co.uk/ to see how to read the codes off, being the late engine it will be a 1994 calibra with monotronic 2.8

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    fow16v the corsa MAN lmao
    how you doing mate.

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    Cheers everyone, mucho appreciato

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    lol im starting to get sick of them now, been working on yet another new one today and fed up now

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    can any get me a redtop engine

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    This car was for sale on Pistonheads about 10 months ago, I enquired but sadly it was sold. Seem to remember quite a high claimed power figure...
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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    that engine is luking gud. but you not got a power cap. its worth gettin 1.

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    lumpyness depends on wat cams are in there, when i fitted sum 276degree ones too old xe and had them setup with verniers it was lumpy on idle but was quick as.

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    sorry for thread hijack but this isnt a corsa thats on a P plate, looks like standard 1.2 minus the alloys and a back box is it??

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    Re: Corsa b Redtop help.

    old thread alert

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