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Old 1st January 2012, 11:20 PM
Big Vern Big Vern is offline
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Originally Posted by MoysieWRX View Post
Does anyone have any hints tips for tuning the 1.6 MX5 engine? Or which modifications could i perform on the engine?

I have the Jap import (Eunos roadster) does any one know if there is actually any differenced performance or otherwise between this and the Uk engine?
What sort of power figure are we talking for this engine around 110BHP ???

The parts will remain on the donor car unti i start to need them so could possibly test some of the mods whilst the engine is still in the car.

Jap spec are generally the most powerful variants (Generally only US spec cars are lower powered)

1.6l JDM Would have left the factory with 113bhp on low octain fuel

Cheapest mod is to raise CR to 10:1 to make use of uk normal unleaded fuel.
Probably only worth a couple of HP but make it sharper and more responsive.

Beter exhaust manifold and a K&N filter so long as you keep it away from exhaust heat - not easy in the normal mx-5 as the underbonnet temps can get pretty high:0

Cheers BV
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