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What engine is in the 1.8 GT Blackline

Could somoone just confirm which engine is in the New GT 1.8 Blackline.

The TS or the new 1.8 MPI fitted to the 159 ??

If it's the TS has it been modified since its 156 days ?

I am thinking of buying one but have reservations over the timing belt issue and cost.
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It says 1.8 TS here fella !!
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Don't think the TS engine has been modified so much to avoid the cambelt issues. But good care of the oil levels and a change at 36k miles usually means a trouble free engine.
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Thanks

Yeah I was pretty sure it was the TS.

But you never know with Alfa.
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It says 1.8 TS here fella !!
Hang on, it's not TS, but JTS.

The old Twin Spark went out of production a few years ago (2004?) when it was replaced with the JTS. Or am I missing somat?

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1.8TS

2.0 JTS

Says it there if you click 'Price and Specification' then 'Technical Specification' fella !!
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Defo 1.8TS. Not a new engine to the GT either, it has been fitted to the GT from the begining. Just that Alfa UK didn't import it until now. Same as they never inported 1.8TS GTV/Spiders.
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Thanks for the clarification.

Good for a remap I hope !!
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Good for a remap I hope !!
Should get you an extra 3bhp or something.
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Should get you an extra 3bhp or something.
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Should get you an extra 3bhp or something.
Oi!!!!


You'll get about 9-14 from a remap alone.. But that isn't important. It's the removal of the crappy lag you get below 3000RPM that made me happy!!

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Are you happy Nomad?
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Incidently I asked Alfa Uk for a test drive online.

They rang and said goto to your nearest dealer.

OK I said thats 140 miles away

Ahh he said can't deliver so go to the nearest dealer

Bugger I said
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1.8TS

2.0 JTS

Says it there if you click 'Price and Specification' then 'Technical Specification' fella !!
Crikey! I thought the TS went out of production completely when the JTS appeared, but was that just the 2.0 TS then?
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Crikey! I thought the TS went out of production completely when the JTS appeared, but was that just the 2.0 TS then?
If you go to the second page there's a steam powered option there too !!


























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Crikey! I thought the TS went out of production completely when the JTS appeared, but was that just the 2.0 TS then?
They kept the 1.8 TS. It's a better engine anyway. It was still in production in the rest of the world, but never came to the UK. So many people thought it was phased out. Nope.

Still the best sounding 1.8 NA there is as far as I'm aware.

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They kept the 1.8 TS. It's a better engine anyway. It was still in production in the rest of the world, but never came to the UK. So many people thought it was phased out. Nope.

Still the most powerful 1.8 NA there is as far as I'm aware.
Rover K Series 1.8 VVC is 160bhp as standard.
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Is that not a turbo?
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Is that not a turbo?
Nah, just variable valve timing like the twin sparks with variator..
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no its not is it.

Oh well.. MG booo

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Crikey! I thought the TS went out of production completely when the JTS appeared, but was that just the 2.0 TS then?
The 2.0TS didn't go out of production either, it just wasn't used in EU spec 156 any more, nor the GTV/Spider from 2003. Although some markets still kept the 2.0TS in those. The 147 still uses the 2.0TS but with current UK road tax levels (400 soon!) they probably don't sell many.
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.. The 147 still uses the 2.0TS but with current UK road tax levels (400 soon!) they probably don't sell many.
All 3 petrol engines of the 147 are still the Twin Sparks.
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