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Vauxhall 1.6L XE Basic Taper Throttle Kit - 150/164 bhp
This basic taper throttle kit begins to start unleashing the power of the 1.6L 16v.The standard engine is strangled at 109bhp; so once the kit has been installed, as you can see from the graph opposite it will give a very smooth power application. The kit comes complete with an MBE ECU, which is already programmed with suitable software to allow your engine to be ready to run.
1.6L Basic Taper Throttle kit graph
These figures have been obtained on Griffin Motorsport Dyno
This kit is the basis for all the other kits in the taper throttle range for the 1.6L XE Ecotec engine, so it's simple to increase the power of your engine output by upgrading, if you want to at a later date.
INJ-744-P Injectors

This kit has been designed to use the standard injectors fitted to the 2.0L XE pre93 engine, these are made by Bosch, cream in colour part number is 0208 150 744, however if your injectors are tired you may wish to replace them with our pattern version INJ-744-P.

The wiring harnesses have been specially designed to be as neat as possible and are available in front or rear wheel drive layouts to cover as many applications as possible, when ordering your kit you should specify whether your car is front, rear or mid engine layout.

For more information about cylinder head variations, please follow this link.

We can tailor the kit to your needs, email us for more information.

We received an email from Wayne Smythe in York to say 'Thank you for setting up my throttle bodies in November just before my first event at Rockingham, The car went extremely well and never missed a beat over the weekend. A Big thank you to all of you.' He rallies a Vauxhall Nova powered by a 1600 16v with our Throttle Bodies and MBE management system.

COIL-4 & 1.6L bracket

Coil Options

You may wish to replace the standard Corsa coil with our more reliable COIL-4, which suits distributor less engines & can be fitted direct to the head using 2 x M6x50mm cap head bolts.

  Brian Jones recently changed from carburettors to our taper throttle body kit & has been really pleased with the results. He was 3rd in Class G in the Westfield Speed Series 2007. Brian Jones

Recommended Options
Fuel Injection Options

Fuel Injection Options

If you are aniticipating upgrading the to +30 bhp in the futrue, you may wish to choose to use the smaller high flow peco injectors, these require a different fuel rail which can be substituted as part of the kit instead of the standard rail. Alternatively if you wish to upgrade later, the fuel rail can be purchased separately.

INJ-480P Small Peco injector 480 high flow ywllow (14 Ohm)

TP30-P2 Fuel rail for Peco injectors -6 ends

Barometric Sensors

If you are likely to be using the engine in situations when you are at altitude ie. travelling abroad in the mountains, then you'll need to run this sensor to adjust the fuel mixture to compensate.

LM-BARO-ADP-01 Barometric adaptor lead to upgrade off the shelf harness

BARO-SEN-1 Barometric pressure sensor

BARO-SEN-1&-LM967-BARO-ADP Barometric sensor

RB2K Rod bolts

Rod Bolts

You may wish to upgrade the rod bolts to heavy duty bolts which will allow you to increase the rev limit from 7250 to 7750.

RB2K Heavy duty ARP rod bolt set 1.6L XE + instructions

Exhaust Manifolds

All our kits have been developed using exhaust manifold designs that have been dyno tested and developed by ourselves.  In order to achieve the optimum performance from your kit, you will need to have an exhaust manifold made to our design.  When you purchase the kit, this information will be included.

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1.6L Vauxhall Components

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