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      Curious if we could learn some things from other 1.6L bretheren to get more HP

      Just a curiosity if anyone would know anything about this, but I have spent a little time cross referencing Family 1 GM E-TEC engines and have come upon this puppy:

      Z16LET - 1.6 L (1598 cc) 79 mm (3.1 in) 81.5 mm (3.2 in)

      It makes around 176HP and 170ft lbs of torque. Aside from being turbo from the factory and having a coil on plug system, very much of the engine looks to be the same. This is a GenIII E-TEC engine and was used in (at least) the Opal Astra and Insignia which is a bummer since we don't have ready access to that here in the states HOWEVER....

      It was also used in the 2010 through 2012 SAAB 9-5 1.6T which IS available to us (just in a strange car).

      I'm not interested in an engine swap as it would be too expensive, but specific parts of this engine if we could interchange with ours to get more horsepower... The turbo system I'm interested in as well as the coil on plug system even though I know it wouldn't be as easy as drag and drop. Does anyone have any experience with this motor?

      What's funny is this engine sounds very much like ours:




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      https://www.amazon.com/53039880174-T.../dp/B079M84389

      Looks like the 2010 through 2012 buick excelle runs the 1.6t as well. Not sure if this would be compatible with the e-tec. But very interested, and going to do some research.

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      Yeah found out it looks almost like a carbon copy of the engines found in 09 and on aveos minus the turbo(and is also an ecotech).. mine was 2 years off from having this motor. I'll bet at least for those people with the newer aneroid could turbo with these parts without hardly thinking about it.



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