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Warning What engine have you got in that?!

Asked the driver of a MkIV Golf 2.3 V5 this evening, after he had been driving up my chuff on the sliproad heading onto a motorway and subsequently left behind after i booted it

Catching up with me a junction later, pulled alongside and gave the Got out and asked me while we were stationary at a set of lights. 'What the hell have you got under that bonnet mate? It goes like a bloody rocket, there was no way i was keeping up with you there!'

Now if i was in the Gtv i'd have expected the above, but when in a 17 year old 145, i'll admit i was a little surprised a 5 cylinder Golf could be outrun in such a manner

Its only a 2.0 pal, ok so its slightly tweaked a bit but nothing special. '****ing hell fella thats a special little motor you have there, it really flies! I'm amazed how much it pulled away from me then!'

Made my day did that Don't underestimate 170 Italian horses

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Whoop whoop for the 145 gang !!!
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I got overtaken by a Nissan GTR at full chat the other night, no conversations with the driver were forthcoming, ballistic and missile are words that come to mind...
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What year was the Golf?

The early v5's are only 150bhp and are heavier and slower than a standard 145 QV

The 170BHP version like is quite a bit quicker than a 145 QV.
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It was a 53 so either 03 or 04
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That would have been a 170bhp

If it was healthy I doubt there wouldn't have been much to choose between a chipped 145 QV and a standard 170 V5.

They are about the same power, the Golf is a bit heavier but has better midrange...

I can't remember my First QV (which was Squadra chipped) being as fast as my Golf though, so you did well.
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Looks like you had a race with a snail, Gaz



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Five fivers? You still need another 295 of them to get me to even think about parting with it
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Both V5 Golfs I've driven felt like they were towing a caravan in comparison to a twinnie even in standard 150bhp form
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Both V5 Golfs I've driven felt like they were towing a caravan in comparison to a twinnie even in standard 150bhp form
Not so sure I agree.

The 2.0 TS is a great engine for what it is, but I don't think any of the TS engined cars I have owned would have kept up with this V5.

In fact I think it would have given my 2.5 156 a run for its money.
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nice one gazbo. that 145 of yours is a quick little bugger, it was quicker than my mapped 159 when we went to anglesey
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Not so sure I agree.

The 2.0 TS is a great engine for what it is, but I don't think any of the TS engined cars I have owned would have kept up with this V5.

In fact I think it would have given my 2.5 156 a run for its money.
You get good and not so good engines in every make of car. I probably drove two VWs on the bottom end of the power scale where as my 146ti for example was disgracefully quick for what it was supposed to be. Suddenly 170 bhp becomes 165, 150 becomes 155 and there is not a great deal in it.
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a healthy TS engine is a awesome piece of kit... not surprised at all
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You get good and not so good engines in every make of car. I probably drove two VWs on the bottom end of the power scale where as my 146ti for example was disgracefully quick for what it was supposed to be. Suddenly 170 bhp becomes 165, 150 becomes 155 and there is not a great deal in it.
Vey true.

I know that TS engines do vary a bit, plus depending on the model of car they are fitted to the gearing and the cars weight can affect things.

The 145 QV was definitely the fastest TS car I have owned especially at normal speeds.
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I don't think mine is all that fast really. It still suffers from the usual TS low rev sluggishness. Its alright round town but if you boot it and you're too low on the revs then its useless. Its alright once its going, say 40+ it is a bit quick but getting it there is a bit of a challenge
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I remember on my first 145, it wasn't all that sluggish at low RPM when I got is.

Then a couple of months down the line if failed the MOT because the lambda sensor was goosed.

After I put in a new sensor it was pretty gutless at lower RPM like any other TS.

The 145 doesn't seem to suffer as much as others with it though because of the low gearing.
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Bit of a coincidence about the GTR as one flew past me on the dual carriageway yesterday, must have been doing at least 130
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Asked the driver of a MkIV Golf 2.3 V5 this evening, after he had been driving up my chuff on the sliproad heading onto a motorway and subsequently left behind after i booted it

Catching up with me a junction later, pulled alongside and gave the Got out and asked me while we were stationary at a set of lights. 'What the hell have you got under that bonnet mate? It goes like a bloody rocket, there was no way i was keeping up with you there!'

Now if i was in the Gtv i'd have expected the above, but when in a 17 year old 145, i'll admit i was a little surprised a 5 cylinder Golf could be outrun in such a manner

Its only a 2.0 pal, ok so its slightly tweaked a bit but nothing special. '****ing hell fella thats a special little motor you have there, it really flies! I'm amazed how much it pulled away from me then!'

Made my day did that Don't underestimate 170 Italian horses


We need to have a drag race



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Nice one Gaz!

These Alfa engines are great.
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