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Increase Performance on 1.6 156 engine ???

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Hi, the thp engine suffers always from overheating..200thp and 270 thp have a front mount intercooler, but if you want to performance the car you must change the OEM for a big one, the good news in 200thp...you have a side to side IC so is more simple find a big one that fits whiout meny mods.
If you make a remap of the ecu using the stock car part try not increase the torque so much ( I know from a thp hiting 350nm that blow apart)
 
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Thanks Santi,

All my blurb about performance was related to the 1.6 I was thinking of buying. Having driven one I was a bit disappointed in the power output.

Problem solved ... I bought a 200bhp... Magic !!!
Thanks for the super knowledgeable advice. Is the overheating something I need to be aware of ? It seems fine.

I'm getting along with the car but am trying to improving the clutch balance point. Possibly a raising of the floor and a carefully measured and securely placed lump of wood behind the clutch pedal. Sounds crazy but it should work by limiting the distance I need to press the pedal and thus having less travel to the bite point.
 

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Seriously, you will just get used to it. It was the weirdest clutch I had ever used when I got it, but now it just seems normal, unless I’ve been driving my new Range Rover which is an Auto, and then I usually forget to use the clutch, which is not normal 😱
 
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Hhhhaaaa. Thanks I guess you are right. I bet if your other car was a manual you be right up sh1T street.
I will give it a couple of weeks before messing about. I find the clutch is quite heavy and hard to control. I have to take my heel off the floor to get it to balance. Its hard to guess just where that will be. If I keep my heel on the floor, the pedal gets kind of stuck under my foot ...then comes in all at once.
Changing 1st to 2nd smoothly is a black art I have yet to acquire. But as you say, it wont seem so weird after a month or so.

The design model for the ergonomics must have been really weird too. 3ft legs and 4ft arms, with a size 15 clutch foot. Haaa !
 

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I think the guy who designed the clutch pedal also had something to do with the handbrake lever 🤣
 

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I’m really puzzled by your comments re Clutch and handbrake.

I find the clutch to be beautifully controllable ,even if slightly heavier than my 2008 which is very light,and I haven’t even noticed anything wrong with the handbrake.

Mind you anything would be easier to operate then the weird handbrake on my 2008 which after 4 years my wife still has to use two hands to operate and very often can’t release it at all (thank goodness for hill start system)!
 
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Hhmm, thanks for that. My previous car was a Focus S. The clutch pedal was level with the others and didn't have so much travel.
Guess my size 8s will get used the the RCZ soon.
 

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Hi Santi,

Thanks for the detailed description. The remapping guy promised me 190bhp from a stage 1 remap on the 156 engine without any extra parts. The cost with Dyno tests £350.
As you see above I have now bought a 2015 THP 200 so I may be happy with the increased performance. Do you think the 200 would benefit in power terms from a bigger IC ? I bet they cost a packet. Can you tell me if the 2015 THP petrol engine suffers from the overheating problem ?
Hi Rod. DC Mapping in Birchwood did my Saab turbo three years ago and they did a great job he added some nice little tweeks too that I sked for. I have a 156 GT and its faster than my old 93 and all have is quads and a Piper Cross fast flow filter. Hope you enjoy your 200 good luck. Dave.
 
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Thanks Dave. I was going to use DS in Birchwood. We must be quite local. At the moment I am finding the 200 quite quick enough in its sweet spot. I'm sure when I get used to the clutch I can get near the specified 0-60 time. That will do me for now :p
 

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A lot of owners who have had theirs on a rolling road have discovered that the output is greater than that specified by Peugeot before any tweeks.
I have had mine for 7 years, and I have always been able to beat the 0-60 time if the conditions were right, I.e. flat smooth dry straight level road with no traffic (or speed cameras😱).
I’ve recently had new coils, plugs, and now new fuel rail & HPFP. It feels even quicker now 👍
 

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Hi all, I'm picking up my lovely pearlescent white 2014 car this week. I haven't driven the 156 BHP petrol yet and am a bit scared that I will be disappointed with the 0 to 60.
Is there a tried and tested mod to up the power a bit.
Where should I start.? Remapping, air filter, fancy hoses....?

Cheers Rob
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What you might want to consider is that 0-60 isn't the half of it. My previous car was a 510 BHP XKR and in a straight line there wasn't much that would keep up with it but the RCZ is a different car entirely. The fun of these cars is going round corners without having to use the brake pedal for anything other than a stop. My current car is a late 156THP and its not quick in a straight line but round the corners it comes into its own.
 
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What you might want to consider is that 0-60 isn't the half of it. My previous car was a 510 BHP XKR and in a straight line there wasn't much that would keep up with it but the RCZ is a different car entirely. The fun of these cars is going round corners without having to use the brake pedal for anything other than a stop. My current car is a late 156THP and its not quick in a straight line but round the corners it comes into its own.
 
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I agree Ian ... thanks.
Before I got my RCZ I was a bit concerned that it might be a "hairdressers Car" all show and no go. My previous Focus S had 180 BHP and I didn't want anything with less poke. I have not been disappointed. But I do agree that the RCZ is not just about 0-60 straight lining. I am really enjoying a new style of driving in a car that is capable of such amazing cornering speed. The only thing I have to watch on our narrow country roads is hurtling round corners too fast and coming up against a tractor or a herd of cyclists.
 
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A lot of owners who have had theirs on a rolling road have discovered that the output is greater than that specified by Peugeot before any tweeks.
I have had mine for 7 years, and I have always been able to beat the 0-60 time if the conditions were right, I.e. flat smooth dry straight level road with no traffic (or speed cameras😱).
I’ve recently had new coils, plugs, and now new fuel rail & HPFP. It feels even quicker now 👍
Thanks DK, Really interesting. Now I have the 200 I really don't hanker for even more power. I passed my IAM test recently and really don't want to blot my book 😇
 

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Thanks Dave. I was going to use DS in Birchwood. We must be quite local. At the moment I am finding the 200 quite quick enough in its sweet spot. I'm sure when I get used to the clutch I can get near the specified 0-60 time. That will do me for now :p
Yeah pretty close I'm in Newton. I get my parts from GSF Auto Parts in Trafford Park they seem to have more RCZ parts in stock without the need to order them like at Euro's near mackies. I got my VVT solenoid, Timing chain tensioner and rocker cover gasket all from GSF.
 
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