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    Citroen Berlingo, more power?

    Is there any way to get more power out a Citroen Berlingo 1.4 petrol?

    Great van but slow as a wet week.
    Not had a wet week in at least ten years.

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    Is it the SOHC?

    As it is probably not.

    Install an induction system from K&N or similar which removes all the factory intake hoses and restrictions.

    This will give you a lot of induction noise.

    Or you could install a turbo.

    Rev the crap out of it.

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    What fuel are you using?

    If you are using straight unleaded, it might be retarding the ignition a lot, especially at low revs. Try a full tank of 98 octane and disconnect the battery for 30 minutes or so to reset the ECU. This process gives the 2 litre 16 valve Xantia engine a large amount of low speed torque that gets lost when running on unleaded 91.

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    There's nothing that can't be fixed by a V6 .

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    Add a turbo or super charger, don't all the 1.2 and 1.4 engines have these fitted now?

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    Ken W,

    I might try this as i always put low octane fuel in it.
    How does the engine sense the change in fuel?
    Otherwise it is great but so slow.

    V6 conversion would make it a death trap.

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    The engines have a knock sensor that detect any pre-ignition and retard the spark until it stops. You might be able to get away with 95 octane but try a tank of 98 to see if you can get some more low speed torque.

    Cheers Ken W
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    How old and how many kilometres?
    New O2 sensor(s) if itís got more than 100,000km and 98 octane fuel should help.

    That means itíll advance the timing as much as possible on the 98 octane fuel.

    Bosch O2 sensor parts appear to be as follows for 2008->
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