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Love to hear some thoughts here. I have been researching it and it is very hot and cold. Some say it has zero issues, others state they have had several issues including blown turbos. (In the 500 of course)

Thoughts? Concerns?
 

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It has zero issues. It's a fantastic engine.

I have three of them in various states of tune and it's a nearly bulletproof engine. It does require a specific type of engine oil, and changing it on time is pretty important due to the multi air unit, but other than that, servicing it is just about like everything else on the road. The timing belt is good for over 150,000 miles!

They can also be modded to put out a lot of reliable horsepower.

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It calls for 5-40 full synthetic. There are only a few brands that make that, Pennzoil is the one recommended by the factory.

I want to add that my daily driver 500L (same engine as the 124) is used for testing and has over 40k miles on it, most of that with over 200 wheel horsepower and it's holding up very well. I am pretty religious about changing oil on time, but other than that, I treat it like any other engine.

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It calls for 5-40 full synthetic. There are only a few brands that make that, Pennzoil is the one recommended by the factory.

I want to add that my daily driver 500L (same engine as the 124) is used for testing and has over 40k miles on it, most of that with over 200 wheel horsepower and it's holding up very well. I am pretty religious about changing oil on time, but other than that, I treat it like any other engine.

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Well, can't get a much better endorsement than that. Thanks Greg!!
 

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Greg, what kind of modifications are available? Perhaps a web site of a few good and most importantly realible suggestion. Thanks
 

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Greg, what kind of modifications are available?
We haven't released our 124 product line, but you can get a pretty good idea of where we are going by looking at what we do for the 500 Abarth. We have tuning solutions, 3 different performance intakes (The R3T V2.1, V3, and V4.1) a big intercooler kit and a rally racing quality skidplate. Those are items that my team and I actually design and manufacture. Of course we stock stuff that others make as well including multiple exhaust system choices, a bigger turbo, suspension and brake upgrades and more.

The 124 product line is expected to be even better than the 500 product line. I can assure you that the stuff my team makes will be better. We learn more and acquire new skills everyday and that knowledge is going into all our new products for this car.

Perhaps a web site of a few good and most importantly realible suggestion. Thanks
eurocompulsion.net as soon as we have some beta testing done on the 124 you will see the parts showing up, plus I'll put up the information on this site.

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5-40 is definitely different from what I'm used to using, not really the normal oil I see being used either. Typically I find a lot more vehicles are using 0-20 now ?
 

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I've been using Mobil 1 euro 0W40 in the GTI. So can anyone give advice as to an oil that both the Fiat 124 and the GTI will be happy with?
 

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Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you just run 2 different oils for each ? What makes you want to run the same oil
 

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The reason is only need to stock up on one oil.

But you are correct just have two oils and filters

on hand is no big deal.

Thanks for the kind words.
 

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We haven't released our 124 product line, but you can get a pretty good idea of where we are going by looking at what we do for the 500 Abarth. We have tuning solutions, 3 different performance intakes (The R3T V2.1, V3, and V4.1) a big intercooler kit and a rally racing quality skidplate. Those are items that my team and I actually design and manufacture. Of course we stock stuff that others make as well including multiple exhaust system choices, a bigger turbo, suspension and brake upgrades and more.

The 124 product line is expected to be even better than the 500 product line. I can assure you that the stuff my team makes will be better. We learn more and acquire new skills everyday and that knowledge is going into all our new products for this car.



eurocompulsion.net as soon as we have some beta testing done on the 124 you will see the parts showing up, plus I'll put up the information on this site.

Greg
Can't wait, picked my lusso up last Friday
 

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The reason is only need to stock up on one oil.

But you are correct just have two oils and filters

on hand is no big deal.

Thanks for the kind words.
Ohh makes sense. Sorry I'm just super inquisitive and decided it would be better to ask than to assume lol, thank you for clearing that up though :):)
 

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what would be a 0-60mph number with a 200bhp engine? thx
0-60 times are not an exact science so I don't want to venture a guess at this point. I haven't driven a 124 yet, let alone with a manual so I'm not sure about traction or other variables

For reference the new MX5 does it anywhere from 5.8 to 6.8 depending on what road test you read. It seems likely that a 200hp 124 with the power in the right places in the RPM range could run low 5s, but I can't be more specific than that.

Greg
 
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