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How much power. 1.6EG engine.

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So how much power can I get without removing the engine or heavy engineering work. Think largely bolt on parts.

1980mk1 GTI with EG engine.

I have stainless 4 branch and 2 inch welded single box stainless exhaust.

I have but not yet fitted mk2 throttle body and ground out inlet manifold.

I don’t want to change the engine as I want to keep the classic status and free road tax from dvla.

So what can I do to get to 150brake? Or even higher out of the little 1.6 rev machine.

Cam. - which one to be usable on the road.

Head work?

Pistons ?  

Inlet filter?

Ignition?

What is going to give the best upgrade for the

Will be great to see what people say and recommend. It will also form a shopping list for the next few years. It running tidy and passes mot with ease. Basically I’m bored and need to do more work to it but want it to look pretty standard with the bonnet up.


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I don't think you'll get more than about 125-130 and that's with everything you mentioned done, except pistons (let's assume they're okay at the moment).

Very unlikely to see 150 from it - that's nearly 100bhp/litre, something that for example a Mk5 GTI achieves with a turbo and 16V.

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How much power. 1.6EG engine.

Great way of looking at it. 120-125 Bhopal would be a huge improvement on standard.

What can be done with ignition?  Just updated leads etc or is there a static coil mod out there ?


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