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    Too late for mods?

    My car just hit the 70k mark last week, i wanted to do more to my engine but my mate advised against it as he feels it may be too late for the little 1.8 vaux engine.
    Has anyone done alot of engine mods at this kinda mileage and has it been a bad choice or is my mate just patronising me?

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    If the cars been looked after & well serviced then depending on what mods you plan to do & how long you plan to keep it i wouldnt let the fact that its done 70k put me off, Depending what year it is 70k is hardly "high mileage"
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    70k is too late for serious engine mods imho. But not too late to modify everything else
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    Hit 123,000 last week on my 1600 but yeah, whilst I'd love some new cams it is probably not going to help me reach 200,000

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    I've got 90K on the clock new CAT back exhaust system on and its loving it. I'm planning a full engine rebuild at 160 - 200K (If I keep the car that long). With these new engines theres no reason why you shouldn't modify it for performance regardless of milage, just expect not to obtain the gains quoted IE remap + 6BHP expect less.

    But other than that the engine is good regardless of milage. Get your spanner out.

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    Wouldn't worry about it at that milage, mine has got 83k on the clock, and will soon be going for a Thorney stage 4 map hehe.

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    if you want to mod it then do it. you engine should hold out. however if your worried then save your cash an get a z20let dropped in or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    I've got 90K on the clock new CAT back exhaust system on and its loving it. I'm planning a full engine rebuild at 160 - 200K (If I keep the car that long). With these new engines theres no reason why you shouldn't modify it for performance regardless of milage, just expect not to obtain the gains quoted IE remap + 6BHP expect less.

    But other than that the engine is good regardless of milage. Get your spanner out.

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    So I can drop some cams in then? Hitting the 123,456 on the way home tonight mind

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    Of course you can. You just have to budget for any failures or problems. IE cams + remap may = lamba sensor failure, cam shaft sensor failure. So while your in there replace the cam sensor as a matter of course.

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    Its a 2002 Astra coupe, been regularly serviced and has had no problems whatsoever (except my clutch a couple of weeks ago)
    I have Cams + pulleys planned and maybe the turbo conversion.

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