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asked Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
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answered More air pressure in tyre Vs Mileage
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comment what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
Thanks man. That's probably what I should have done first. Make your comment a proper answer and I'll accept it.
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comment what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
I know that much. What I'm trying to find out is the theoretical maximum number that GM/Vauxhall pegged the engine at.
Sep
23
comment what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
"They are designed with specific tolerances and materials requirements, and within a specific budget, to control cost and profit." is wikipedia's definition for "Designed to fail after x".
Sep
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comment what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
It also means that items are designed to fail at a predictable interval. Have a look at a couple forums discussing problems with the Vauxhall Corsa B. Their coilpacks and clutch pedals always fail at around 120k kilometers. It's not by accident. They were designed like that. At least read the wikipedia entry on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
Sep
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comment what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
Two words: Planned obsolescence.
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asked what is the official average lifespan of the Opel Vauxhall Z20LET engine
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comment Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower
Exhaust and remap won't reduce it by much. The only other thing you should do is get a larger flow-matched intercooler. Anything beyond these basic upgrades require insane amounts of other supporting upgrades and will cost more than it's worth.
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answered Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower
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comment Vauxhall Astra diesel replacement clutch
If by "change" you mean "put in new oil", then no. If you mean "Do they have to let the oil out and put it back", then yes. What year model is it, something after 2005?
Sep
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comment Can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator
That makes sense. Mind you, if I were feeling adventurous I'd mount the intercooler flat just in front of the rear diffuser. Kind of like the exact opposite of how a Subaru WRX STI is layed out. I have no idea if it will work, but if I had the money, I'd like to test it out.
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answered Can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator
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comment Can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator
Is this a standard 1.6i twincam, or do you have some other engine/turbo setup?
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reviewed Satisfactory 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Sdyder GT Conv
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revised Is it worth having a fire extinguisher in the car?
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