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Corsa

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ste_bla, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. ste_bla

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    Got a corsa as a courtesy car and on it, its got writen on it;

    Design
    1.2
    Corsa
    Twinpot

    Whats the actually model name? Just was wondering how much its worth and theres soooooo many corsas on parkers but nothing about twinpot
     
  2. Dangerous

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    Twinport?
     
  3. Jonners

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    Twinport is just part of the engine design. It supposedly likes to be revved and economical :o
     
  4. ste_bla

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    The port thing sounds better :D

    would that be the same as "easytronic"?
     
  5. Kamerad

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    It's twinport is it not? Twinport is basically variable intake control which gives better fuel economy, or "Twinsport" as my dad called it when he had one as a courtesy car :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jonners

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    Easytronic is the automatic gear system.
     
  7. blueboy2001

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    Design is the model.
     
  8. ste_bla

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    I guess not then, well i cant see any twin stuff on parkers and it doesnt say if its a 16v or not on the car..
     
  9. Jonners

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    1.2 is the engine size :p

    If it's a 1.2 it's definitely 16 valve. VX never made any 8v engines for the current shape Corsa.
     
  10. ste_bla

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    Has anyone got the url that shows up cars details? cant seem to find it on the dvla webstie for some reason
     
  11. -westy-

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    Its a Corsa 1.2 Twinport 'Design'

    Corsa - model
    1.2 - engine size
    Twinport - type of engine - variable valve control in this instance
    'Design' - the trim level. probably bugger all difference between this and another Corsa.

    :)
     
  12. Oracle

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    Twinport is a design theory based years ago in old Porsche and Volkswagon engines, although the principle has changed! It produces a torquey motor from very low displacment run through a suitable gear box, whilst offering good fuel savings.

    The Twinport principle is based on the ECOTEC four-cycle spark ignition engines and uses innovative methods to minimize the so-called throttle losses. These occur because the power output is governed by varying the fresh air supply to the inlet ports. In the new engines this induction resistor is skillfully reduced. At partial load, the four-cylinder engine receives up to 25% of its cylinder charge from previously burnt exhaust gas delivered through an additional line.

    A major advantage of Twinport technology results from the fact that the conventional three-way catalytic converter remains in tact. This sets it apart from stratified-charge direct gasoline injection, which works with lean mixtures and requires an additional catalytic converter for the oxides of nitrogen. In addition, retention of the inlet pipe fuel injection reduces technical complexity and, consequently, the cost to the customer. This favorable cost situation makes the Twinport principle particularly attractive for compact-class cars, as power output and efficient fuel consumption are fully maintained.
     
  13. Jonners

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  14. ste_bla

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    Cool i guess, shame its a corsa though :(