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Old 08-06-2014   #1
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1.8 petrol need more power!!

Hi all,

I have a lovely 1.8 petrol but i feel the engine is a bit weedy, Does anyone know how i can get more power out of it.

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Re: 1.8 petrol need more power!!

To be fair, i thought my 1.8 was pretty powerful for the size of the car certainly pulls it along quite nicely all i've done is a BMC enclosed airfilter/induction kit ....

But there is a few things i've seen you can buy off the shelf for the 1.8's i know you can buy a De-cat exhaust manifold for them (bloody expensive).

A long time ago someone (novitech) i believe used to a sell a supercharger for this very engine. I've seen a few punto HGT's with them (same engine i believe)

Power costs money ultimately there is no easy/cheap way around it.
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Re: 1.8 petrol need more power!!

Thanks for the reply.


I will have to look into what you have said, I like the sound of the supercharger!


Maybe mines down on power... not good when a 2.0l 307 110Bhp estate diesel can out drag me! Lol
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Re: 1.8 petrol need more power!!

it should have plenty of power (133bhp new).
Have you given the car a good service, it maybe something as simple as old sparkys that are causing your power loss.
Air filters blocked is another thing to really lower the performance, get a new one or put a good alternative on (ive got k&n in my oil burner and it made a big difference).
Another thing to do is give the throttle body a clean as a build up of carbon etc on the inlet will also restrict the engine power.
I regually run a fuel additive on my car, this keeps thing running well, maybe a bottle of redex could also be in order.
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Hi,


Thanks Roy for that advice. I'll check them over. I'm not very Mechanically minded if you don't mind could you send me a link to the type of air filter you have.


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Re: 1.8 petrol need more power!!

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?prod=33-2846
that will fit your car, its a lifetime filter so wont need changing.
You maybe able to find the filter cheaper at a1 autofactors

here on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/ctm/Fiat-Stilo...ilter-33-2846-

but first things first, get a proper service done and change the plugs, that will make a big difference to emmisons, consumption, and power if they are worn out
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Thank you and I will
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REDEX i love that stuff i genuinely think it makes a massive difference
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