Sticking up for MGs
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Alfa 147 1.6TS Remap
So I was looking to add to probably the other 100 topics of the same name and asking likely the same annoying questions.
I recently bought the 147 1.6TS on a 2007 (07) plate, and I got what I fully expected. I really do enjoy my car and I am glad I went through two years of looking to get what I wanted.
I am contemplating later in the year upgrading the car with an ECU remap, as I have no desire to have any invasive work carried out of the car. My last (and first) car was a 1.25 Fiesta, and hence I have no experience of these topics. I was just looking for some advice regarding what can be done with the 1.6. Really it is probably something where the obvious answer would be "Get a bigger engined car", but I would also like to know if it is practical to have some remapping carried out?
I am in Lancaster, so I would almost certainly have to go to Alfatune for such a service. I have read many great wonders worked with lots of engines, and so I am just asking for the usual advice on such upgrades.
I notice the car can have issues on some types of hill, for example I notice the torque issue on the M6 incline getting out of Preston. I really enjoy the free engine, but it would be nice to have a tweak.
I know I should expect a cost of £300-£400, and I should not expect a miracle (1000HP 1.6!!), and to be honest I don't feel experienced enough to drive a stupidly powerful car, but I would like to know if it is worth the upgrade on the 1.6 and what experiences people have had with this particular engine on upgrade.
PS : Perhaps it is worth collecting all of these particular threads into one sticky thread directing to previous threads with advice on each engine in the top post? I have noticed many difference threads feature the same engine with similar advice. Just a thought.