Engine Advice (323 aka Familia)

Jambun

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Famila 2000
I'm wanting to put a turbo into my Familia. Currently it has a DOHC 16 Valve, pretty sure 1.6

So my question to you guys is, will this particular engine be able to cope or what else I was thinking of doing was a GTX 1800 conversion.

Also, I've read that the gearboxes are fairly weak, would upgrading that be a must aswell?
 
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pgarner

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Lockerbie, SW Scotland
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Octy smoke machine
Hey and welcome to the site mate
adding a turbo is possible but it is alot of work and £££ where as it could well be cheaper buying a turbo car to begin with
quick read here
http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f101/adding-turbo-nasp-engine-15003/

if your upping thepower by a considerable amount then something will need to be done with the gearbox as the clutch wont be able to hold a huge amount more torque. if the gearbox itself is known to be weak then yes id look at changing it as well
 

Jambun

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Famila 2000
great, just deleted my OP somehow..

I'll try remember what I wrote.




This is my current engine, wanting to know if I can add a turbo onto it or would it be easier to simply do a engine conversion (GTX 1800cc)

Already answered my gearbow inquiry :toung:

@pgarner, I read those links before I posted this thread. It could be cheaper to buy a new car but I don't want a thrashed one and have to rebuild it again :amuse:

btw, do all DOHC look the same? Is there a way to tell difference of engine by simply looking at it? I've looked in and around the engine but its all Japanese so it doesn't really help.
 

obi_waynne

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A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Because you put a link or picture in your original thread then it was moved to the moderation queue. No worries (When you get to 10 posts this problem will dissapear.)
 

Donald323gtx

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Denny Scotland
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Mazda GTX 1.8Ti
Jambun, I have the 1800 gtx Ti and its one of the tightest engine fits ive ever seen, there is little room to work on it and I could not imagine fitting a diy turbo, even changing the fan belt is a nightmare.
 

T9 man

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Greetings Donald323gtx and a Warm Welcome to our TorqueCars Forum my Friend!

Good to have you along with us :)
 
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