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  • #2
    1997 1.2 if it's the 8 v engine they're pretty bulletproof. Non-interference so they can survive a belt failure. Only real issue is that you need to change the water pump every time you do the belt. The timing belt drives the pump so if the pump bearings go it snaps the belt. Very under stressed mechanicals so they are hard to kill. Rust is the killer, sills,lower front crossmember, front suspension mounts and rear spring mounts.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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    • #3
      Cheers for the info.

      Going to snap some pics and get them up over the next few days, bit dark now.

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      • #4
        Roughness on idle - 9 times out of 10 a decent service will sort it. Check how old the HT leads are, they don't last forever. Then give the throttle body a clean including the idle control valve port. 8v engine used a MAP sensor to control the fuel mix rather than the 16v AFM - much more reliable. Just need to keep the vacuum pipe clean between the throttle body and the MAP sensor.
        1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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        • #5
          Welcome.

          Colour sounds like Rio Verde.
          See here for the different engines:
          Welcome to TheCorsa.co.uk Forum - TheCorsa.co.uk Forums

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          • #6
            from those pics its X12SZ engine code.

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            • #7
              Here she is.











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              • #8
                1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                  • #10
                    If it's a 97, its likely to be a 16v, the 8v's were up to 1995 ish and on the prefacelift models. Yours appears to be a facelift
                    [CENTER]Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
                    Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
                    Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
                    Torque: how far you take the wall with you.[/CENTER]

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                    • #11
                      97 is the worst year for knowing what's under the bonnet - they were just on the changeover from 8v to 16v engines and seemed to build them with whatever they had lying around. If it is the engine code you've quotes it's an 8v - but a photo of the engine would prove it either way.

                      They're both good engines though. The advantage of the 16v is no timing belt to change, but the chains can become noisy and it's harder to replace them than a belt.
                      1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                      • #12
                        welcome on board,,,,

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                        • #13
                          This is the engine i have.

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                          • #14
                            Well that is most certainly an 8v jobbie. Belting little engines.

                            (As you say above - X12SZ)
                            1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                            • #15
                              Gave her a bath the other day. will post pics shortly. is there a "Washed it" thread?

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