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  • [Corsa C] Engine and Air Intake Advice

    Hi everyone who recognises me from all corsa.Questions i have are;How do i find out what type of engine i have?(what i mean is people say things like c20let and c20xe. Newbie to cars really)Second thing is about moding my engine.Was wondering what people recomend to do?Iv gathered from reading that induction kits are pointless.I can de-restricty air intake as shown here: How-To: De-Restricting Your Airbox - TheCorsa.co.uk Forums i can drill my filter box too! (cant find a tutorial, propably not looking properly)What else can i do?Dont want to swap engines or boar the engine!Is drilling the box mot, etc.... legal?Dale

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    The engine code should be stamped on the engine block on the front right of it as you look at the engine from the front of the car.

    Derestricting and drilling the airbox is completely legal and it will pass the MOT. Induction kits generally aren't recommended for a standard Corsa, you're instead better off getting a decent panel filter such as a K&N or Pipercross one.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply. My appologies for posting this here just realised! (if i could be moved to mechanical help please) Doing this on my phone so its a little hard!Was also wondering if i should/can put a new intake pipe for the air box? 3" or soming like that?

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      • #4
        Thread moved for you Dale

        Dave
        |> Spec2 R33 Skyline GTS-T <|

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        • #5
          Thank you Dave. How do i put [corsa c] infront of the post?

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          • #6
            Im guessing thats another thank you dave.

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            • #7
              Wasn't me that time!! Must be a sneaky mod around here, lol.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vegas
                When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                • #9
                  You are very sneaky!Dont need you to put my socks on! Sorry

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                  • #10
                    Back to topicDo i get a new intake pipe? And relocate the intake?

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                    • #11
                      You shouldn't need to. The standard cold air intake to the standard airbox is absolutely fine.

                      Drilling the airbox is only for a slight noise when your foot is to the floor.

                      http://www.allcorsa.co.uk/forums/sho...irbox-131.html
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                      • #12
                        Re. the initial request - how to tell what your engine is....tell us the engine size and year of the car and it's pretty straightforward to work out, or post a photo of it.

                        Without knowing which engine yours is it's worth pointing out that the smaller engines can be unhappy with changes to the air intakes. Drilling the box doesn't cause a problem, but relocating the intake on the 1.0 12v engines (for example) often leads to issues. Best to check beforehand to see if anyone else has done it and what their experience has been.
                        1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                        • #13
                          Thank you guys my corsa is a 56 plate 1.0. Says ecotec on the spark plug cover!May answer my question. But i dont have a clue!

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                          • #14
                            It's a z10xep.

                            And unfortunately it's really not worth trying to get more power out of it.
                            You'll get a nice induction noise if you drill and derestricted it though.

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                            • #15
                              Thats fantastic! Thanks everyone for the help.Im not interested in racing etc...Make it sound exquisite is all i want.Anyone know if there is an effect on mpg (miles per gallon)?

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