Anyone done any engine mods?

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Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby Fallguy » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:06 pm

Just curious whether anyone has tried any mods to their engines? Thinking engine remaps, induction kits, updated injectors/carbs, etc?

Just curious whether there are any efficiency gains to be had.

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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby IanLorenc » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:49 pm

Completely standard here.

Superchips though offer an MPG increase or money-back guarantee on Superchips/Bluefins for turbo-diesel cars.
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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby frv » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:36 am

I'm standard too - wouldn't know where to start :lol:
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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby Karl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:52 am

I have done the boy racer thing and that's included such mods as putting a superchip and Performance Actuator in my RS Turbo Fiesta (170BHP) and also stripping cars out to make them faster. As for MPG - the cars I owned at that time had only one thing in mind and that came at a cost of 10-20MPG.

I contemplated a little while ago getting a 106 1.5 and "modding" it in a way that would improve its MPG i.e weight saving, some aero mods and low rolling resistance tyres however it never worked out.

I would be tempted to get some low rolling resistance tyres but that would depend on how much they cost against the gains I would expect. I also understand that superchips improve performance and MPG on TD cars but the last thing I want to do to my tired old Golf is shove another 30BHP and a bag load of torque at the ageing motor.

I don'y often use the radio so maybe I should put the aerial down :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby Fallguy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:26 pm

Thanks for the info, according to Superchips website my Clio could gain a whopping 5 bhp. No mention of improved fuel efficiency for petrols though.

Like Karl I'm not sure I would be keen to put any extra stress on an old engine, and in my case the gearbox either.

I am tempted to get a diagnostics computer though - I'm convinced the turbo on the wifes Scenic isn't working right (or possibly at all) and learning about computers in cars would combine 2 hobbies! :)

Any recommendations for a diagnostic computer (or software and adaptor)?

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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby frv » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:01 am

I'm interested in the Scanguage II but it just seems too pricey. Still tempted though :lol:
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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby Fallguy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:22 pm

Hmm,
Scanguage looks interesting but probably wouldn't work on the Clio - maybe on the Scenic.

There seem to be some good open source apps out there for diagnostics with OBD and OBD II ported cars.

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Re: Anyone done any engine mods?

Postby mooey65 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:24 pm

Iv got a full stage one one my hdi 306
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