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Hi all just arrived to torquecars and like what i see i am from Ireland and have just started to build a wee mini with a 15 SOHC honda engine as always im on a very low budget and am looking forward to reading how to get the best out off my engine as there seems to be a lot of local knowledge on this site.
Any suggestions are always gratefully appreciated :D
Hello and welcome to the site mate

if youve not got much money just save it up for a new car or engine swap. spending money on the 1.5 would be a waste when you could get a 2.0 and have more power
not the thing you probably wanted to hear but unfortunately thats how it is.

to get the best out of your current engine in the mean time make sure you service it well
Cheers im in the market for a 16 DOHC but they over hear they are asking silly money if theres any thing that would suit me let me know
May I as the site admin wish you a very warm welcome to TorqueCars. It is really nice to meet you and I hope you'll be spending some time with us over the months to come.
You'll find us one of the friendliest and most helpful car tuning forums around.

What plans do you have for your car? I'm sure we can give you lots of ideas and suggestions if you need any.

Do feel free to chip in on our other topics and discussions, we are all here to share our passion for cars. Being friendly and helpful is a forum rule here and I'm sure you'll fit in just fine.

The best mods for a car engine are as follows.
Internal work yields the biggest gains, head work like porting polishing and 3 angle valve jobs will maximise the airflow and raise the power.

If you want to go to the max then cryo treat the block, get it rebored and look into blueprinting and balancing as well.

Bigger valves are an obvious addon but not all engines are suitable as it depends how close together the OEM valves are.

A fast road cam will yield good power gains, especially in the top end of the rev range. Don't go mad though a profile of up to 270 degrees will give the best gains without the engine becoming cammy.

The most popular power mods are induction kits (which are questionable as power mods but they can sound nice if that is your sort of thing) and sports exhausts with sports catalysts or decats.

To keep the car legal I'd recommend a sports catalyst rather than a decat.
The last mod should always be a remap as this will allow you to fully realise the power gains on offer from your mods. Turbo cars respond very well to remaps.

It's worth having a read of the articles on for more information on these mods and what the terms mean.

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