- Jan 21, 2022
- County Durham
Hi all, I've been reading this forum for years but this is my first post as I'm after some info/guidance. My question is regarding a 2014 Panda but as it's a bit on the technical side I thought I'd post it here. I've a 1.2 8v Euro 6 Panda and although being a lovely little car it's a bit lacking in torque etc and is sometimes borderline dangerous due to its general lethargy at junctions/roundabouts etc. I've removed the clutch sensor which has improved throttle response slightly but the poor car still struggles to get out of its own way at times. Having recently aquired a low mile 1.4 8v engine am wanting to know if it's possible to replace the 1.2 to a) gain a small increase in torque, and b) make the little car a bit livelier in general. I'm not really interested in high revs/speed etc, just wanting a bit more low down power which is something this model Panda sadly lacks it seems. The obvious solution would be to simply buy another car with a bigger engine but I like this one and want to improve things if I can. The engine looks like it would fit on a nut and bolt basis, both have the solenoid for the camshaft variator and other sensors etc appear to be in the same position on both engines. Problems (if any) I expect will be in the ecu and its programming, will the fuelling 'window' be wide enough to compensate for the small increase in cc or will it require a re-map? I've read online that changing engines from 1108 to 1242 the ecu can adjust accordingly for the increase in capacity but will a 1242 ecu work with 1368? In my opinion Fiat have ruined this engine with Euro 6 emissions and my previous car a 2003 Punto felt a lot better to drive which is something I would like to replicate with my current vehicle. Any advice and info would be most welcome. Thanks, Ian.