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CeeDee

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147 Engine mods
« on: May 14, 2021, 09:28:21 PM »
Hi, my name is Christo, 1st time posting. Was looking at getting some engine mods done to my 2009 147. Not sure exactly what yet. Any recommendations of who to talk to?
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 12:11:29 AM »
To be honest Christo there is little one can do to the 2.0 TS engine that will make any worthwhile performance increases without spending a fortune.   :(

I am assuming you're referring to the 2.0 TS engine, right?   ???
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 09:07:10 PM »
Hey. Thanks for the info. Yes it is the 2.0l TS. I was hoping there would be something fairly easy to give it a little bit more acceleration.  Thanks.
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 01:17:05 PM »
Christo, I know it may be of little consolation but if you've got yourself a nice 147, you've got a nice car!  You may arrive slightly later, but in far more style.
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 08:06:51 AM »
Hi Christo.  A good place to start will be confirming the engine is in 100% state of tune.  New plugs?  Clean air filter?  Engine oil not too viscous?
Then reducing the weight of the car.  Everything out of the glove box?  Nothing in the boot / hatch?  Washer fluid reservoirs at 50%?  Coolant overflow tank at minimum level?  Remember water mass at 1kg/litre!
Then maybe slightly lower profile tyres?  The lower rolling diameter will have a similar effect as a shorter diff ratio.  Speed however will read higher for a given velocity - not a bad thing!
Choice of tyres - the best you can afford!  Lots of tyres out there now that provide good grip and low rolling resistance.
Tyre pressures - no less than say 38psi.  This will further reduce rolling resistance - then check the pressures weekly.
Wheel alignment.  Take the car to someone who knows Alfas AND has an on-site aligner.  Front and rear toe should be at the minimum end of the scale if your want better acceleration / lower mechanical drag.  If you still want it to turn into corners like a 147 should, toe should be set as per the Alfa experts recommendation.
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2021, 12:53:26 PM »
For what it's worth, I fitted one of those throttle remap devices to my 147 (I bought a HikeIt unit for around the $200 mark).
Plug and play, it piggybacks between the throttle pedal and cable.
It doesn't increase engine performance but there are a multitude of throttle response settings to choose from.
I use a sport setting and instead of the factory doughy response, you get a lot more go with less pedal movement.
Overall, in my opinion, a good upgrade for the money.
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 09:34:56 PM »
Best engine mod would be to buy a new car. Stripping a car does absolutely nothing besides making it more uncomfotable and ensuring no friends get in your car and makes it not road worthy.
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Re: 147 Engine mods
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2021, 04:13:17 PM »
The 147 is par for the course for naturally aspirated 2L 4cy engines of that age. For comparison I had a 1993 N14 Nissan Pulsar SSS 2L that was rated from the factory at 105kW / 179Nm, pretty high outputs for the time and similar to your 16 years younger 147. With a unichip, K&N panel filter, custom extractors and 2" exhaust it made 105kW at the wheels on a dyno,  quick enough to keep up with XR6 Falcons of the era.

Have a look at autodeltashop.com for some 147 mods, won't be cheap though.
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