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    ecotek valeves?

    I have just bought myself an ecotek valve for my astra mk4 1.6 16v sport astra and am wondering what other people think of it as I have hurd some bad things about it.?

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    my mate had one on his renault 19 16valve he thought it was good. car drove nicely with it. not sure what its like on other engines though.
    2.0 16v Ecotec 154.6 bhp 153 ft.lb torque

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    Marmite!!

    Views on these are so polarised - some like, some don't. Only way is to fit it, run it and decide yourself

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    personally i think you should sell it and cut your loss's

    anything that means you need to cut in to the brake servo hose to fit this needs to be look at seriously. it must have some slight effect over braking.
    not sure how insurance companys would take to these

    theres a lot of mixed results on these, a few of the mags eg revs and max pants dont really rate them, they tested them on a pug 205 and golf
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    i fitted one to my mk3 astra 1.6, and tbh didnt notice a difference, just made a stupid noise when you let off the throttle. became annoying after a while, could still hear it after fitting the "silencer".
    mmmmmmmm, nice try!

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    Ecotek

    If you read the revs and max report they do rate them as I have it in front of me! I've got a 1.4mpi mk3 and the throttle response is a major improvement and drives alot smoother and it does actually pick up speed quicker in the higher gears!

    I thought it was dodgy when you have to cut brake servo but they wouldn't be allowed to sell this if it put lives at risk! Apparently it only works on a one way bases and doesn't affect the brakes!
    Do agree on sound does get anoying but my exhaust muffles it out

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    ecotek valves

    I just hurd that some people had problems with there pistons and heads getting all ****ed up. Also with my car its not supposed to be fitted on the brake servo. It goes on the charcole canister pipe so no worries about the brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by slash1uk
    I just hurd that some people had problems with there pistons and heads getting all ****ed up.
    Doubt if the Ecotek would have done that mate.

    do a search on here or even better www.migweb.co.uk for ecotek CB26 and you'll get the full argument.

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    fitted one to my old 1,6 cause problems with braking as it leaked, was professioally installed andit caused nothing but grief, If you like the sound of a duck under the hood then carry on with it. personally ever again

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    Quote Originally Posted by astratobin
    If you read the revs and max report they do rate them as I have it in front of me! I've got a 1.4mpi mk3 and the throttle response is a major improvement and drives alot smoother and it does actually pick up speed quicker in the higher gears!

    I thought it was dodgy when you have to cut brake servo but they wouldn't be allowed to sell this if it put lives at risk! Apparently it only works on a one way bases and doesn't affect the brakes!
    Do agree on sound does get anoying but my exhaust muffles it out

    IMHO take their reviews with a pinch of salt...

    Brett if it sounded like a duck the head wasnt tuned correctly... you are suppose to loosen it off till it makes a sooking noise then turn it till the noise stops and give it a half turn (wont stop it pissing brake fluid everywhere tho )
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