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    Ok, let's see how much I can do with one thread..

    Ok, seeing that I seem to have sorted out all the major issues with my car, I feel it's time to start tweakin the old girl's nipples.

    Any ideas of what I can or should do to improve the performance of my engine. Details below.

    Also does anyone know approximately how much it would cost to get my aerial taken out, filled and painted, and a new bee-sting put in?

    Ta in advance!
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    Is it single point injection?
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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    Aye.
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    I think you should just enjoy the reliability for a while !

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    Lol, what makes you say that?

    Just so I can make sure that the car is actually sound now?
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    I think he means....Save your money and get a bigger engine, because tuning yours would be very expensive with little gains!
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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    I don't want it to go like a rocket though, I just want a little bit better performance out of it that's all. I'm not really that arsed about doing anything to the engine to be honest, I was only looking for ideas.
    97 P reg Astra 1.6 8v X16SZR, and yes I have a Haynes manual

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    Go for it !

    Start with the simple airbox de-restricing, and use a performance panel filter.

    Then think about exhaust

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    Induction, exhaust then you only really have Cams or TB's. Probably not worth it TBH !

    Get a nice Induction kit, and a nice exhaust and you;ll find it will pull better, no doubt

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    Oh i see

    You could pop a nova gsi cam in there if they have better profiles.
    get an uprated fuel pressure regulator, vernier pulley, lighten the flywheel, have the head skimmed to raise compression. and so on.

    Simple things that give noticable changes in performance.
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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