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Im considering getting a 156 as a daily (so my stripped out ibiza can be a proper toy), but undecided which engine will be best for me; 2.0 JTS, 1.9JTD or 2.4 JTD

I currently get about 35mpg sat at 80 on the motorway so need something more economical than that.

What sort of economy do all 3 engines see on the motorway? Both mapped and standard? What else can be done to up power?
 

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had a 1.6 and 2..0 litre twinny also a 2.4 10v now have a 1.9 jtdm in my experience 2.4 10v wins by miles also remapped mine
 

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2.4 10v, the 1999-2001 models are cheap as chips but the 2002-2003 models have the later, nicer interior.

Or 1.9 16v, these have a 6-speed box and are a bit better on fuel than the 2.4 10v but not as flexible and sound proper rough in comparison, like a skeleton having a **** in a biscuit tin. :lol:

1.9 is considerably lighter at the front tho so feels nimbler, which is nice.
 
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V6... Go on... You know you want to:lol::thumbs:

But like all the rest of the scardy cats above... hehehe Go for the 2.4 10V JTD best compromise and blend:thumbs:

Did I just recommend a tractor powered oil burner????:wow:
Something wrong with me... call a Doctor quick!:D
 

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the 2.4 jtd by far,just for the sound alone and good on fuel.
the 01 156 is cheap to buy and be wise,timing belt, waterpump etc.:thumbs:
 
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V6... Go on... You know you want to:lol::thumbs:

But like all the rest of the scardy cats above... hehehe Go for the 2.4 10V JTD best compromise and blend:thumbs:

Did I just recommend a tractor powered oil burner????:wow:
Something wrong with me... call a Doctor quick!:D
why do you 'put up' with the 2.5 v6, you should up-grade to 3.0 :cheese:
 

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Whats the difference between the various 2.4 10v engines (for the different power outputs)
Early version is 136bhp, they updated the turbo in 2001 to give 140bhp but a more flexible powerband, they remapped this engine in 2002 to give it 150bhp and also upgraded the interior at the same time. That was the last 10v.
 

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So if I bought an early one, bought a late turbo and took it to my remapper I would be seeing 200+ ?
 

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... like a skeleton having a **** in a biscuit tin. :lol:

It's been a while since I've heard that :lol: Whatever model you go for make sure you get the veloce spec (in the saloon version at least) because the suspension is so much better.


As for MPG when I was doing mostly motorway miles I'd easily get over 600 miles to the tank ... and I'm always in the outside lane tail gaiting the BMW drivers :lol:
 

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So if I bought an early one, bought a late turbo and took it to my remapper I would be seeing 200+ ?

I'm afraid there's more difference than that, the EGR is different as is the turbo waste gate ...
 

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its possible to get 200+ bhp but then you will have to say goodbay to your cluch and mybee your gearbox as well :) well - if you will go slow at all times then it should be ok , but then why would you remapp your toy? :D
 

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just curious, once you start touching the 200bhp bar which type of gearbox/clutch do you need to substitute it with? Im assuming the driveshafts wouldnt cope with this power as the same with the turbo... Am i right?
 

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just curious, once you start touching the 200bhp bar which type of gearbox/clutch do you need to substitute it with? Im assuming the driveshafts wouldnt cope with this power as the same with the turbo... Am i right?
If you take the 2.4 10V 150HP you could easily get to 200bhp with just an uprated clutch...valeo does one at very reasonable prices
 
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