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Old 19-12-2008, 16:53   #1 (permalink)
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T-16 Engine

Just thought I would write up a review of the T16 engine, based on the experience I have had so far.

The first thing I could like to say is how good it is on fuel I am currently getting 350+ miles to a tank, very very good when you consider itís a 2.1 ltr turbo with larger turbo intercooler etc.

Starting it in the cold morning take no more than 4 secs it turns over and then springs into life and considering I have a as new engine its considerably quite. Ounce the engine is warm it starts just as well as a new car.

The torque on this engine is unreal it gets from 0-70 in what seems like a blink of an eye and thatís with the boost set to 6psi and not taking it over 4k.

It idles quite high at first but as soon as its warm it sits at just under 1k, however the idling will jump up to around 1.5k every now and then, its just one of the T-series small glitches.

The weight difference compared to the k is not really that noticeable, what is though is how modern the engine feels, the steering is a lot more responsive its tighter and it is just overall a much nicer drive, the steady torque through all the rev range makes driving seem effortless.

Touch wood It will give me years of good reliable fun
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Old 19-12-2008, 18:28   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds well good,. i wana do it to my zr would it be possible to give me a list on everything i need to do it,

cheers Dom.
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Sounds well good,. i wana do it to my zr would it be possible to give me a list on everything i need to do it,

cheers Dom.
A rover 220 turbo, 420/620 turbo or 820 vitesse, with engine/loom/gearbox/driveshafts/ancillaries etc.
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Thats not entirely correct about the idling jumping up to 1500 rpm every so often. On both standard and highly tuned t16's, I've never had mine jump up that far so I think it's wrong to say that is a glitch of the t16. I'd say more to do with either your ECU map or throttle body. Nice to hear you are enjoying your new build.
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chuffed for you mate just hope mine goes well and im as amazed as you are lol
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A rover 220 turbo, 420/620 turbo or 820 vitesse, with engine/loom/gearbox/driveshafts/ancillaries etc.
Although all T16 engines there are diffrences.

The 220/420 are the same as each other.
The 820 has a much deeper sump and the water pump outlet points down.
The 620 has a different sump and isn't interchangable with the others.
I managed to hole my 820 sump on my maestro just under heavy braking.

You also need to watch out for A/C, do you have aircon.
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How are you getting 350 miles on a tank, I manage 200 in my maestro, if I'm lucky.
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How are you getting 350 miles on a tank, I manage 200 in my maestro, if I'm lucky.

+1 i only managed to get 230 mile if i drove it off boost also my engine was fully rebuilt????
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Thats a good review Matt.
I agree with everything except for the weight thing. I think the T-series kinda wrecks the handling a bit. Its a very heavy engine due to the cast iron block and i find it tends to send the car sliding straight on when cornering in the wet. Can be scary!
I agree with the fuel as well, i can get 350+ miles if i watch my right foot. It can be pretty economical if driven sensibly.

Glad your enjoying it and it WILL give you years of reliable fun

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The 620 has a different sump and isn't interchangable with the others.
You can use the 620ti alloy sump on the other engines
My 820 Vitesse engine has a 620ti sump on as the 820 sump was too low. It also meant i could run it without an oil cooler
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