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    Ive recently got my 1st punto, 2001 jtd.

    Im planning some engine upgrades and wondered how many people have had a go before?

    Am I right in thinking that the saab/vauxhall 1.9 diesels are the same as the fiat engines?

    If I went down the 16v route, would I need to change the whole engine or would I just get away with swapping the head?

    Would I need to transfer the ecu and wiring loom etcetera across from a donor vehicle or could I get away with leaving the stock setup behind?

    Is there any software I could get for my laptop that will allow me into the engine ecu?

    This is all stuff that ive done previously with the Vauxhall DTI engine that was in my old Vectra.
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    easiest and best value for money is just to get a remap. They map from 80hp up to 130hp (at best) IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul View Post
    easiest and best value for money is just to get a remap. They map from 80hp up to 130hp (at best) IIRC
    Thank you @Munkul, I was thinking that the 16 valve could be taken up to 200 hp.
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    i wonder if you could get the 1.9 mjet from a grande punto in there, don't know if it's the same engine
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    I was thinking of using the saab/vauxhall engines as they're currently quite cheap at the moment.
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    go for it, vauxhall diesel engines are fiat anyway, a v6 diesel punto would be awesome!
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