The Corrado intercooler is possibly the worst you could get for the application. Another good modification is the removal of the carbon canister and adding a cold air feed in it's place. This is borne out by the halved service intervals explained above. Shouldn't this be in the Hangout?? Every model had alloy wheels and an alloy spare, but a steel space-saver was fitted from 1992 — although a full-sized rim can still be stowed. However, when the injectors duty cycle the % of time that the injector is actually flowing runs over 85% the fuelling becomes less controlled at the top end. Wish i had a camera, but atleast he has me as actual proof. Engine temperatures on a G60 can easily reach 120 degrees which are the levels which oil begins to struggle to effectively lubricate the engine.
They bumped to a v6 when they couldnt compete with the talon laser eclipse combo and with the v6 they got a little closer but never quite matched our performance. One of the first modifications which is popular on the Volkswagen G60 engine, was to remove the boost return pipework from the G-Lader supercharger and intake system. What spec cam is best? Simon runs his car with a Jabbasport chip which has been very good, particularly at retaining the factory drivability and smoothness although it does seem to overfuel which whilst preventing pinking by stopping the engine leaning out is unnecessary and rather costly at the pump. Meanwhile, the headlight switch gets hot so the plastic goes brittle and breaks, and the plastic headlight reflectors and glass lenses lose their lustre. A 65mm pulley will, however, reduce charger servicing intervals. You also need to rechip the engine so it is mapped to deliver more fuel to go with this extra air. This will result in the charger drawing only fresh cold air better for performance and pinking and running a bit cooler.
I personally would spend money on an intercooler and oil cooler first. The Borbet B wheels were bought as a quick replacement, and although the Borbet A 9x16 were and still are one of my favorite wheels of all time, I've grown to like the Borbet B, also 9x16. It is one of the first g-ladder designs ever in a supercharger but it sucks so who cares. Please note that having selected your pulley size you need a chip that is mapped to match so you cannot interchange pulleys and retain the same chip. The air ride suspension courtesy of Accuair E-Level management, I-Level WiFi add on, and AirLift struts was fitted because I bought a new house and the Corrado would not have got up my driveway. Recall they did not have a long sales run in the U. Foam ones have been known to let in small particulates into the 'charger which is bad news so avoid this type.
We start off with the frankly underpowered 1. The Corrado was and still is a very unique car as far as looks go, but, both powerplants suck. This is cheap, simple and reliable and historically such conversions have produced lots of power. If you liked this page please share it with your friends, drop a link to it in your favourite forum or use the bookmarking options to save it to your social media profile. Guide to Essential Engine Cooling Mods Engine tuning mods for various engine types Painted alloy wheels — painting your wheels. Heads can often be done on an exchange basis.
An unmolested car should have a factory build sticker on the rear panel, above the spare wheel. And because the model shares so much with the Golf, parts availability is good, too. How many different pulley sizes are available for the g-ladder? New switchgear and revised dash layout. Another possibility would be to port and polish the intake manifold. Granted both power plants were more interesting in the Corrado, but the styling fell a bit short for me. What size pulley would be boosting that much.
Beneath the airbox is a black metal cylinder called the carbon canister. Also don't forget your brakes and suspension! My Corrado was pretty much completely standard body wise when I bought it except for some Welsh flag number plates, and slightly tinted rear windows. This basically removes the initial delay in throttle response and makes the car more responsive and aggressive. I would also recommend fitting a proper oil cooler, the oil system on G60s in general is marginal before upping the boost. Getting the head ported and gas flowed is a good starting point. Providing you run low boost and use high octance fuel you should be ok. The G60 runs quite hot even in standard tune.
Some useful web-sites: General G60 tuning: Cams: Exhausts: Intercoolers and other alloys fabrications:. Still a nice base and Nugget Yellow is rare, but overpriced. The supercharged corrados are a bit slower than the v6 version. It's meant to clean the air which passes through it from the fuel return breather. I have no experience of aftermarket cams but in general going too long in duration will cause you problems with emissions and need another chip to fix that. I was in his car once, first hand, raced against a lambo brand new with paper plates, dark blue still remember the guys look, when my buddy hit him up on the freeway and of they go, the lambo pulled on us but only slowly, the guy was amazed and gave us a thumbs up.
Unfortunately this un-used boost is roaring hot and so not as useful as good old fresh air in terms of O2 content. Failing that an air water would be a close 2nd. I was steered away from this idea when a local tuning shop had one to experiment on. Remember that you will also benefit from a re-map following a new cam. Some owners replace the clutch at the same time. The standard pulley is 78mm diameter and most people replace this with a 68mm pulley. This usually involves a slight amount of cutting! If it flashes, or resets when the ignition is turned on, the car has probably been clocked.
Only a small cooler is required. The chip in there is supposed to be really good, made for pretty high boost I think. You can also fit large valves and if you have a 3 or 5 angle valve job you will squeeze a little more power and better economy from the engine. Workshop Fit Package Cost £158. It is also worth checking the compression on each cylinder before comtemplating forcing more air into the engine! This gives a good amount of extra grunt without losing any engine flexibility or affecting reliability that much.
It is essentially a water blanket which is designed to use the temperature differential between the oil and the water to cool the oil. If there are any modifications, they go unreported in the ad. An induction kit is questionable as far as power gains go but the Corrado engine does sound fantastic with one fitted. See more on the page. Depends how much you want to spend. They reach peak flow capacity pretty much straight away and so produce the same amount of boost throughout the rev range. Please don't believe this rubbish, there is absolutely no need.