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VAUXHALL C20XE

Discussion in 'Technical forum' started by KAR120C, 16 June 2017.

  1. KAR120C

    KAR120C Full member

    Messages:
    13
    From:
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Car:
    Caterham 7 Vx C20XE
    Any C20XE rebuild tips? I want to produce around 180BHP with the best torque and economy I can get. Looking for suggestions. Would love to hear from experienced C20XE builders.
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,082
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Budget plays a big part. A fast road cam will give you more power top end and take your 150 to around 165/170. Add in a remap, uprated fuel pump and injectors (if you have the Motronic 2.5 - the 2.8 is much improved) and high flow exhaust headers to get the best from the cam. Opening up the ports with a 5 angle valve finish will also help get you nearer to your power goal and will improve economy and low down torque.

    Don't fit an open cone filter if you want low down power the standard airbox works really well.

    Supercharging and turbocharging are easy ways to make more power but cost a small fortune.
     
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