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Abarth Cars => Abarth Grande Punto => Topic started by: HGC on May 30, 2021, 07:49:36 pm

Title: Upgrading to Esseesse engine spec
Post by: HGC on May 30, 2021, 07:49:36 pm
Hi,
I have a (more or less) standard AGP with the IHI turbo. I recently bought a complete engine, ECU and gearbox from an Esseesse version, with the Garrett turbo from a crash-damaged car for a good price.

I was wondering if there is any difference in the actual engine itself, or is it just the injectors and turbo, (i.e., bolt-on stuff) that are different?

I am contemplating whether to just swap the upgrade bits onto the existing engine (which has now covered 115,000 miles), or go the whole hog and swap in the Esseesse engine & box complete (which has covered about 70,000 miles). Not sure which is the most effective way of going about it; for instance, is it possible to remove the injectors without having to disturb the air-con gubbins, etc.

Any advice gratefully received!
Title: Re: Upgrading to Esseesse engine spec
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on May 31, 2021, 06:54:21 pm
As I remember from way back it was the bolt on bits you mention plus a replacement remapped ECU.

As to the engine swap, is the engine in the car healthy or needing work?
Do you know if the new engine is good?
Go with best engine! :thumb:
Title: Re: Upgrading to Esseesse engine spec
Post by: HGC on June 01, 2021, 10:16:02 am
Engine in the car is currently running well with 115,000 miles on the clock. Spare engine has reportedly only done 66,000 miles, but I've not heard it running; I was thinking of temporarily swapping the ECU to verify the mileage.

The gearbox in my car is showing some signs of wear, with the infamous gearstick moving about an inch when you accelerate in first gear, though it's fine otherwise...
Title: Re: Upgrading to Esseesse engine spec
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on June 01, 2021, 11:38:50 am
Sounds like the gearbox maybe the weakest link :whistle:

I would tend to go with fitting the Esseesse bits to your engine inc ECU and go from there. :thumb: