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How can i find out the BHP of my motor?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by gord, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. gord

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    Is there an easy way, i just want a rough figure of my motors BHP. Probably at the fly because thats the most popular BHP figure isnt it?

    My motor is a 96 VW Polo 1.6 GLX.

    Just my mate told me the other day that his Punto has 60 horses, which i thought was a tad low, but i dont actually know my own... so didnt have a leg to stand on.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Firestar_3x

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  3. Oakesy2001uk

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    id guess 80-90 but google is you friend. parkers will probably tell you
     
  4. Oakesy2001uk

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    beaten by a ninja typist!
     
  5. Firestar_3x

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    Its easy to tell what bhp a punto is, its in the model name stuck on the side of the car 55 / 60 / 80 etc

    Do i get a cookie?
     
  6. Adz

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    http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9381
     
  7. Oakesy2001uk

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    75bhp from a 1.6! thats poor.
     
  8. gord

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    Ah, 75 sounds about right i think. Parkers states

    "Choice of 1.0, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 petrol engines, or a 1.9 diesel/turbodiesel. The 1.0 was a 45 bhp unit until September 96, when it was replaced by an all-alloy 50 bhp engine (as in the Seat Ibiza 1.0 MPi); the 1.4 comes as an 8-valve (60 bhp) or 16-valve (100 bhp), and the 1.6 is a basic 75 bhp, with 100 bhp from the 1.6 CL 100, which has a variable intake manifold."

    But i reckon mines the ordinary 1.6 engine.

    Oi.. <Slaps in face when some unknowing teenager comes along to purchase my car at the same price i bought it for.>
     
  9. Dandle

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    If the engine code is either AEE or 1F then it is 75bhp. If the engine code is AFT then the engine is 100bhp.
     
  10. Mr_Sukebe

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    My 1977 Vauxhall cavalier 1.6 had 75hp.
    Good to see VW using cutting edge technology 29 years on.
     
  11. richolmes72

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    19 years on :p :)

    But yeah, volkswagen sold quite a few cars with relatively poor hp per litre. The 2.0 mk4 GTI Golf with its measly 115bhp comes to mind, still can't believe they put the GTI badge on it.
     
  12. Felix Da Housecat

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    You mean 29? ;)
     
  13. Oakesy2001uk

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    classic! :D
     
  14. gord

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    Shush you smarty pants.. some people dont read the entire thread. My polo is 96.. not 2006.
     
  15. The_Dark_Side

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    IIRC it's a lean burn motor.
     
  16. andy2k

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    My 1.4 rover 214 has 105BHP :cool:
     
  17. Stonedofmoo

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    Pretty lame consider Honda were doing a 150bhp 1.6 back in the early 90's

    But then i'm sure the polo engine was not designed with performance in mind.