Remap on A2 1.4 16v??

thestable

Member
I've seen a few posts on here from years ago about a remap or rechip to the 1.4 to get marginal gains of about 7-10bhp. Has anyone on here done this? As the 1.4 is naturally aspirated it's more difficult to improve engine performance, but as I have done most of the bit's I wanted to do to the car now, I'm looking at what else could be done... My dad is still looking at an engine swap but that's his and not mine... and too much money!

I love my little Project Noir but would be interested in what is possible.
 

Edwrai

Member
Yeah I would love this too an extra 10hp would make a big difference to a 75hp car.


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ca2n

A2OC Donor
A bit left field, but with some weight reduction (quite a bit actually ≈ 100 kg), the bhp/tonne figure could match that of a 10 hp remap with standard weight. :cool:
 

thestable

Member
A bit left field, but with some weight reduction (quite a bit actually ≈ 100 kg), the bhp/tonne figure could match that of a 10 hp remap with standard weight. :cool:
Yeah I did think about that but i still want it to be usable without stripping seats etc. That will probably happen with the engine swap A2 dad builds though
 

drewroberts

A2OC Donor
Try a K&N air filter, super unleaded fuel, a decat and reduce the weight (back seats out if not used regularly) these steps will do wonders to zip a 1.4 Petrol up a bit.
 

Neil50

Member
I checked the website of the company that remapped my BMW from 177 to 235 BHP and for the A2 1.4 petrol, they only show an increase of 8BHP.

Be careful with decats as the mot is changing to include checks on cats and dpf's i believe and will fail if they have been removed/altered (including removing the internals but leaving the shell which can be identified by a hollow sound when hit!!)
 

thestable

Member
I checked the website of the company that remapped my BMW from 177 to 235 BHP and for the A2 1.4 petrol, they only show an increase of 8BHP.

Be careful with decats as the mot is changing to include checks on cats and dpf's i believe and will fail if they have been removed/altered (including removing the internals but leaving the shell which can be identified by a hollow sound when hit!!)
8 is a start. Depending on cost. But decat is not the way I’m going.


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I'm hoping that when i've done some mild port work to sort out the dreadful factory machining i'll get a few more horses not to mention torque.It will definately spool up quicker and feel quicker by how much only time will tell.
 

thestable

Member
I'm hoping that when i've done some mild port work to sort out the dreadful factory machining i'll get a few more horses not to mention torque.It will definately spool up quicker and feel quicker by how much only time will tell.
Please do let me know sir! I am very up for port and skimming her if it’s worth it.


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