February 17, 2012, 8:05 pm
[quote name='Mozo Jojo' timestamp='1329400452' post='166992']
my humble advice would be to take your car up to 135 bhp on ECU modification only. If you are thinking about going up, you should be thinking about DPF-off, DeCat, new exhaust, new tubo air intake (by this i don;t mean getting an k&n or whatever filter, i mean changing the way the tubo gets air, and making it get it from the coldest place you can. Many think that putting a sport intake will give them more power, and they are very wrong and right at the same time. Yes a new air intake is better in theory, but if you put it to get cold air, cuting the air circuit and getting air next from the engine is wrong). you friends may have had other issues, because the gearbox should be able to handle around 170-180 on this car, IF you don;t think you are a race driver. If you want to drive it like mad, you should get rid of the dual mass, and get a solid mass.
PS : Don;t confuse a tuningbox (that is just "clip on") and only fouls the ECU, with ECU software tuning. The first oprion is the worst you could ever use. Superchips bluefin is actualy changing your ECU sofware.
BTW, you can get a 1.6tdci 109bhp to almost 200 bhp if you have the knowledge
and the money. Same goes for a 1.8 tdci. But please take into consideration that you need to invest a lot to do this. not just 400 pounds on a bluefin.
As much as I don't want to start a massive argument... I feel I need to have something justified...
Can u tell me where you have seen the 1.6 at 200bhp... A couple of fiesta lads I know hae spent a lot of time and money getting their 90bhp 1.6's to 150... And there is little to change on them now..
And the 1.8, 200bhp? I was under the impression that because it's the old endura diesel engine and the fact the inlet and exhaust manifold design is utterly awful... That the most anyone had seen was around 150bhp, regardless of hybrid turbos etc... I knew a guy who was planning on porting and polishing the head to try get higher bhp but hasn't got round to it yet,
If u can provide me with more info I know of many people that would be interested in reaching these figures.