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    #21

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      #22
      Oh dear.

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        #23
        Seems like a lot of money to spend on a 1.2 Corsa.. I personally would just save the money, there is definately a better use for it.

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          #24
          Money is far better saved for when it decides to kick you in the wallet! That said, if you are going to go ahead and put sports seats in it, I'd keep the old ones for when you eventually sell it. People avoid cars with stuff like that like the plague
          2003 Urabus Impreza WRX stage one - 3" TBE Exhaust, Custom Dyno tune 210kW/440Nm 5 sp manual
          1997 Ford EL Falcon Wagon - 163kW/366Nm 4sp FraudSlushOMatic

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            #25
            my girlfriends car has that 1.2 engine and i was suprised how lively it is. i know its only a light car, but around town that 1.2 does a very good job shifting that car. it doesnt feel bogged down or anything!
            Transport History:
            96' Ford Ka 1.3
            02' Ford Focus 1.4 CL
            03' Skoda Superb 1.9 TDi + 06' Honda Civic ES 1.8 i-Vtec

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              #26
              Mine's in limp mode but should be fixed soon. Its quite quick in 3rd gear like, enjoy giving it a good bootful on the big 60mph roads.

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                #27
                New crankshaft sensor arrives tomorrow hopefully so no more limp mide

                Getting a oil change done soon as well as the service history looks dodgy as fuck and the garage that sold it to me was confused as well by it (he bought the car at auction from Arnold Clark Vauxhall) as its not been filled in right by the first owner who seems to have had spark plug changes every year and by the looks of things no new air element or oil for a long time.

                Cant wait to pass my test so I can go up north on some of the long A roads for a wee blast
                Last edited by vRS; July 28th, 2009, 10:47 PM.

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                    #29
                    Last edited by AiR; September 2nd, 2009, 10:48 PM.

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                      #30
                      Yep that's me like; have spent some time on it so far. Love it though; find it great fun. Want a good performing and efficient engine that runs spot on.

                      Cleaned throttle body





                      That was it before; no after as as I was covered in carb cleaner but engine runs a bit smoother with the new oil change and injectors being cleaned.

                      Also fitted a air filter; sound nice under hard acceleration but nothing OTT



                      No heat sock either as it has the air feed and airbox housing keeping it secure so no fucked MAF sensor.

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                        #31






                        Mmmmmmmm

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                          #32
                          Stance looks ok, but I still fail to see the point of spending so much money on a 1.2 Corsa..

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by Posmo View Post
                            Stance looks ok, but I still fail to see the point of spending so much money on a 1.2 Corsa..

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                              #34
                              nice, my wife used to have the 1.0 version of this, and my dad owned the 1.2... coincidentally my dad in law used to have a 1.4 so I guess i've driven every possible version of this car...

                              3200 quid is no money at all for a car like that. What I particularly loved about this one is that it's light as hell, so you don't need lots of powaaaaaah. The 60ish hp in the 1.0 sufficed.
                              Also, revving the nuts off it is FUN. that is all.

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by Posmo View Post
                                With that engine in stock form, no airbox in the world will improve performance by more than maybe 1-2hp, no point in blowing money on them imo.
                                dont you lose out on torque at the bottom end for a 1-2hp gain at the top.... i know some intakes plenums are tuned specifically to give better engine characteristics at low rpm to get you going.... thats why u see some engines with oddly long intake pipes.

                                on my focus the intake pipe went in a wierd U bend shape reaching halfway down the radiator before coming back to the air box.
                                Transport History:
                                96' Ford Ka 1.3
                                02' Ford Focus 1.4 CL
                                03' Skoda Superb 1.9 TDi + 06' Honda Civic ES 1.8 i-Vtec

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                                  #36
                                  I just have it for the noise; sounds like a wee supercharger whine above 3500rpm. So its like a Lotus Exige

                                  Need to sort the handbrake though as its erm goosed.

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                                    #37
                                    Is there a part of the airbox not shown that keeps the intake from sucking in air that's been heated by the engine? It's hard to tell from the picture and I don't know the Corsa mechanicals ...

                                    Regardless, I still like the way it looks. Cars like that can really teach you how to drive properly and get the most out of a car (as compared to the Clarkson style of hoonage)

                                    Steve

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                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by Steve Levin View Post
                                      Is there a part of the airbox not shown that keeps the intake from sucking in air that's been heated by the engine? It's hard to tell from the picture and I don't know the Corsa mechanicals ...

                                      Regardless, I still like the way it looks. Cars like that can really teach you how to drive properly and get the most out of a car (as compared to the Clarkson style of hoonage)

                                      Steve
                                      Last edited by vRS; November 11th, 2009, 8:06 AM.

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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by Posmo View Post
                                        Stance looks ok, but I still fail to see the point of spending so much money on a 1.2 Corsa..
                                        No offence, but i hate this sort of single minded opinion. Here is why spending this money is fine

                                        1. Its individual, personalisation and changing the looks of a car are fine. I don't see why its bad if he likes the way his car looks.

                                        2. Some people can't afford nice cars for there first car (this mostly means insurance, as over here you get raped for it), so why can't he improve what he has?

                                        3. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean its automatically a waste of money.

                                        Sorry, but thats my opinion. And the car looks much better mate! My mate at work has also lowered his Corsa 40mm, improves looks so much!

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                                          #40
                                          It's now sold

                                          Bought a 1.4 Exclusiv instead

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