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Engine Problem - AR 147 1,6TS.

Hi all

I am from Bulgaria. Please excuse my bad english but I want to ask you something about my car - AR147 1,6 TS 120hp.

Some time ago I had my engine repaired. I had 1 piston broken. The service where I fixed my car was very incompetent. They put 4 pistons and piston rods (second hand) from 1,6TS (from alfa 145). I was told that they have put 4 pistons and piston rods from Alfa romeo 147 1,6TS in my engine

After this repair I have noticed that the car was very slow for a 120hp car.... That's why I went to different service and I asked for their opinion. After the inspection I was told that I have pistons and rods in my engine from Alfa 145 and they are different from the pistons and rods that should be in the 147 1,6TS engine

THe difference is that the 147's pistons are flat and the rods are longer, while the 145's pistons are convex and with shorter rods...

The problem is that I can't find new pistons for my 147...I check in Italy, Bulgaria and nothing...They can't be ordered because they are not longer produced...

One of my friend proposed me to put 1,8TS camshafts in order to increase the engine power. What do you think? Is it possible?

I have ECU remap, K&N Air Filter, Denso Iridium Spark plugs, Lightweight Crank Pulley and after all this the car is behaving like Alfa 147 1,6 105hp

What do you think about removing the catalyzators because in my opinion they are clogged


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