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Old 26-08-2006   #16
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Re: 1.4 16v engine performance

I sort of get what you mean about the steering. I had way more feel in my mk2b Sporting just not the great grip and handling my GP gives :P. Its just a case of getting used to it I think.
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Re: 1.4 16v engine performance

I think that you are a bit exagerating regarding the Steering feedback,....is not so bad,.....actually is much better that the 1.4 mk2b i had.....

But my concern is that the 11.4 sec for the 0-100 km acceleration is impossible to achieve...

My car now has done abt 6000 km and I have done several efforts to achieve this figure, but could not get below 13".......of course maybe the conditions are not ideal.....and the measuring way hand stop watch not precise as other measuring instruments,....but.....11.4 to 13 is far away.....and after all it is easy to fill also that the car is not possible to do 11.4,....is slower and feels so,.....the 2nd gear,....ohhhhhh....... I can light a cigarette, have a coffee, take a nap,.....and the reach the 6000 revs,.....but of course now I am exagerating.... .....Anyway,....I still wonder WHY Fiat did not put to this lovely car the 1.6 engine with the 107-110 hp that have ,........the car would really be complete.....
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Re: 1.4 16v engine performance

Perhaps is the standard of petrol in your country?. is there a premium brand petrol you can try?. Because believe me it really makes a difference when going flat out. Also temperature can make a difference to colder this better I believe.
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Re: 1.4 16v engine performance

From the first day i got the car i use either BP ultimate 100 or Shell V-Power,....from two stations which i use for over 15 years and the quality is good,...so i guess that is not a matter of petrol quality,.....

Cold weather really makes difference,...I felt it 2 days ago that the weather here in greece especially night time was a bit cooler (abt 22 degrees) than the previous months but still abt the same......11.4 in no chance......

But i am curious,....any of you has managed the 11.4 claimed by fiat?
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