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Old 02-06-2024, 05:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Not to mention the 1.8 still has only sequential port-injection instead of direct injection, so there is no need for a particulates filter.

Downsizing also became fairly common in Brazil within the last 10 years, mostly due to the lower tax bracket for cars with engines up to 1.0L which was originally intended for a "people's car" project in the early '90s. But let's just wait until the average Zé finds out how much of a PITA it is to mantain an overstressed small engine compared to a naturally-aspirated larger one...
I'd say it depends on the engine. I can think of a couple of examples of stock G1 Insight engines, 1.0L 3 cylinders, which have had turbochargers added, and are happily chugging along with more than 500,000 miles. Clearly they don't mind the added stress.
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