Hello all. My name is Aaron. I'm checking in all the way across the world from Houston, Texas USA. My ride is a 2008 HHR SS Turbo. It's another 2.0L GM engine (Designation LNF), except it's equipped with direct injection. Stock ratings are 260bhp, 260tq, but I'm putting out over 300bhp and 330tq on more boost and tuning. Enough about my ride though.
The question is this. Is the 2.0L engine in the Astra SRi and VXR an Ecotec? I know the LNF is in the Opel GT sold in Europe, so I thought the Astra engine might be closely related. I ask because I thought some of the fueling and ECU parts might be compatible.
Direct injection is amazing to a point, but the aftermarket support just isn't there for it yet. Our stock fuel system can support upwards of 400whp, but beyond that there is utterly no solution besides adding additional injectors in a standard PFI setup. Also, all of the tables for the very strange Bosch ecu that manages the DI system have yet to be cracked, which presents its own set of problems.
Anyway, is it an Ecotec?