Clio 182, OctaviaVRS
Been thinking about this...........the 16v engine isnt the best in the world, and they pop the head with standard power, simply bolting a turbo on isnt going to work is it?? Lets not kid ourselves, 200bhp out of that engine just isnt going to be safe IMO!
Prima did the Turbo conversion YEARS ago and how many do you see around? There must be a reason for this - it doesnt work!
Fair enough throw upwards of £4k and get the compression changed etc, but to be honest do you not think it would be cheaper and easier to but a 5 GTT lump in?? If you fully rebuild one from scratch, it would be far more reliable, and parts are easy to get for it etc, and theres loads of things around - people know this engine so well compared to the 16v.
Anyway, i dont want to cause a riot but im just trying to get my head around this 16v Turbo thing - because i personally dont think its a good idea!