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i own a peugeot 206 standard issue, model 2001. the problem is i feel it real lacks power. how do i overcome this problem?
 

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remap anyway :D if not get a bigger engine or a new car. problem solved!
if you decide to remap get the fuel saver too, cost a bit more but you will need it.
 

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Could someone please explain what remapping is?
Fuel
All modern vehicles use an ECU (Engine Controll Unit) to control fueling. When the manufacturers write the program for fueling at full throttle they tend to program for best economy rather than for maximum power. We set the fuel ratio for best power at full throttle this allows us to modify the program at mid range throttle so that over all fuel consumption is improved.
Fuel ratio for best power 12.6:1
Fuel ratio for best economy 15.4:1

Ignition
Ignition (spark) timing is also controlled by the ECU this is also an area of adjustment that will release power from an engine. Years ago it was possible to adjust the distributor to adjust timing and replacing the internal centrifugal bob weight springs to help with advance curve, modern day engines no longer have distributors so the only way to optimize ignition advance is to remap the ECU to give a more advanced timing curve resulting in greater power and more responsive throttle.

Forced Induction (turbo/compressor)
Forced Induction is the process of using a mechanical system to force more air into an engine. This includes superchargers, turbochargers and other mechanical systems. Both superchargers and turbos use a compressor to force air into the engine, making it more dense (i.e. more oxygen). When fuel is added this creates a much larger explosion and more power from the engine. These mechanical compressors are controlled by the ECU, remapping the intake boost pressure gains as much as 40% more power.


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bettyswollocks said:
Fuel
All modern vehicles use an ECU (Engine Controll Unit) to control fueling. When the manufacturers write the program for fueling at full throttle they tend to program for best economy rather than for maximum power. We set the fuel ratio for best power at full throttle this allows us to modify the program at mid range throttle so that over all fuel consumption is improved.
Fuel ratio for best power 12.6:1
Fuel ratio for best economy 15.4:1

Ignition
Ignition (spark) timing is also controlled by the ECU this is also an area of adjustment that will release power from an engine. Years ago it was possible to adjust the distributor to adjust timing and replacing the internal centrifugal bob weight springs to help with advance curve, modern day engines no longer have distributors so the only way to optimize ignition advance is to remap the ECU to give a more advanced timing curve resulting in greater power and more responsive throttle.

Forced Induction (turbo/compressor)
Forced Induction is the process of using a mechanical system to force more air into an engine. This includes superchargers, turbochargers and other mechanical systems. Both superchargers and turbos use a compressor to force air into the engine, making it more dense (i.e. more oxygen). When fuel is added this creates a much larger explosion and more power from the engine. These mechanical compressors are controlled by the ECU, remapping the intake boost pressure gains as much as 40% more power.
How much would it cost to get a 1.4 206 remap??
 
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In the diesel, anywhere from c.£150 to £400ish, depending on whether it's a live or generic map, and how well developed it is.

On the 1.4 petrol it's not worth it. Without some major head and piston work, the TU14 hasn't got anymore to give.
 

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I had a 1.4HDi 206sw and decided to have that remapped, didn't really notice too much difference and was a bit dissapointed. Plus wallet was considerably lighter!
 

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chopper1192 said:
In the diesel, anywhere from c.£150 to £400ish, depending on whether it's a live or generic map, and how well developed it is.

On the 1.4 petrol it's not worth it. Without some major head and piston work, the TU14 hasn't got anymore to give.
ok thanks for the heads up :)
what would you recomend to get more power out of my 1.4 206??
also what size alloys can you fit on a 206??
 

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I put 17's on mine and it was also lowered, can't remember how much though but it was low! Didn't have to roll arches etc or any messing about like that
 

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damers2000 said:
I put 17's on mine and it was also lowered, can't remember how much though but it was low! Didn't have to roll arches etc or any messing about like that
ok cheers, i want the big alloy look with low profile tires and want to get it lowered :)
what alloys would you recomend?
and what could i do to make my car go faster but with out my fuel goin through the roof, i have put an air filter on and its give it abit more of a kick anyone got any more ideas that aint going to cost me alot?
 
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Rickmates said:
ok thanks for the heads up :)
what would you recomend to get more power out of my 1.4 206??
also what size alloys can you fit on a 206??
Nothing. Just keep it well serviced and tip top. You'll spend £££s for little or no return, unles you invest in some proper engine-apart work, but that'd cost more than just buying a 180.

I'd uprate the brakes and suspension (don't just slap on nasty lowering springs) so you can make the use of every last ounce of power you have.
 

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Nothing. Just keep it well serviced and tip top. You'll spend £££s for little or no return, unles you invest in some proper engine-apart work, but that'd cost more than just buying a 180.

I'd uprate the brakes and suspension (don't just slap on nasty lowering springs) so you can make the use of every last ounce of power you have.
okk cheers mate :) what brakes and suspension would you recomend?
sorry for all the questions am new to the car world, only had it about a month and i want to get the most power out of it i can :)
also is it true if you change the exhaust to a straight piped one you can get atleast 10bhp extra out of it?
 
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okk cheers mate :) what brakes and suspension would you recomend?
Dunno, as I've never delved too deeply into the strange world of 206dom. I'd stick to reputable makes for the suspension and do shocks and springs, and not just fit crappy Pi springs. Follow that up with some 3d geometry set up, scorchio.

I'm sure there's a 306XSi or GTi or maybe even TD brake conversion that gives you beefier calipers, but my mind has gone blank.

Speak to the gurus like DES Developments, C.M.Chambers Peugeot, or Miles at Pugracing.com for proper advice. These guys are the guru's, no one knows better about making small pugs stop, go and corner faster. No-one!
 

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If u want a bit of extra power the 4 things I would say are cold air induction kit, get a steel racing manifold ( eBay around 150 quid ) n a sport back box around 3 inch no bigger cos u don't wanna lose to much back pressure and a decent set of spark plugs that should give u an extra 10-20 bhp
 

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Holy resurrection thread Batman!
 

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vtr injectors ???

i have been told that if i was to put vtr injectors in my 206 1.4 8v Quicksilver it would give it more bhp? but would it be that simple? is there anybody that could tell me if this is true or not and what else if any thing i would need to do? any info on this would be appreciated
 

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Seriously guys, this thread was started on 18/2/2009!
 
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