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    It means you will go faster
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    In my idea of it all, it means they remove any "sharpe" corners and polish the head where the valves are so there is a lot less resistance to the fuel getting in and the gasses getting out. Thus more power out put.

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    Can this be used in addition to a FMIC, hybrid turbo, custom clutch etc to produce decent power figures?

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    yes, its what most performance modding do for petrol engines, can only be a good thing. Better gas flow = more power etc.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    8 valve 120 has no problem developing similar bhp to tuned 150's if it has the right amount of fuel delivered through its injectors at the right time. Fords ancient 8 valve 1.8 has no problem developing 125bhp. All it needed was a better turbo and a common rail injection system. And it doesn't protest too much about having tuning boxes and remaps thrust upon it. And all of this with the same size valves it had back in 1987 in non-turbo form!

    Diesels have fuel delivered directly into the combustion chamber and the inlet manifold is not restricted by a throttle valve, so no flow problems there. Diesels also produce max power at relatively low rpms (around 4000) and so valve timing and size isn't anywhere near as critical as on a petrol engine. Diesel engines work in a very different way to petrol engines.

    Still, it all looks very shiny, and every little helps.
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    No-one can actually say what it would actually do, as they make no claims for performance improvement. 'Vast Torque' increases means what exactly?

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