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how to tell if its 8v or 16v

Discussion in 'Mk2 Ibiza/Cordoba Guides (6K) 1993-1999' started by autosri, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. gregclarks

    gregclarks Trying to Resist ARBs

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    16V, i regularly see 35mpg without coasting or avoiding the brakes. Interstingly insurance wise it sometimes makes a big difference when using online quotation forms if you enter, Cupra, cupra sport, Gti or GTi sport, sometimes all listed under 2.0L 16V. it can mean the difference of a few hundred quid??? God knows why, but use the back button a lot and find the best combination! i found the 16V really cheap to insure, but make sure it has a cat 2 immobiliser as 95% of insurers require PROOF it has one, usually in the fom of a fitting certificate.

    I was with priviledge and they forced me to get one fitted, having fitted it they said i neednt bother as it has one as standard, but i had already gone out and fitted one, so they agreed to pay! now my beeza has 2 immobilisers and an alarm and a steering wheel lock - nick that you deserve it! - tempting fate??
     
  2. Czechboy

    Czechboy Tarmac terrorist

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    Easy mate. Open your house front door, grab the car keys from the bottom of the stairs and press the Unlock button and your car is gone :-o
     
  3. CARL BRIGHTON

    CARL BRIGHTON Chicken Choker

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    mine does on average 17mpg:blink:

    no idea why:whistle:
     
  4. thewiizard

    thewiizard Tarmac Tantaliser

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    Parkers state that the insurance group on my gti 16v cupra sport is 10 :D

    i tend to average at 28mpg but the right foot of antioc can drop that to 15 and below if i try hard enough :)
     
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  5. autosri

    autosri Guest

    iv found the number plate fl@pper said he could look up which engine it has by the number plate but i dont know how to get in contact with him


    also i know what the 16v engine looks like from an erlier post could somone stick a pic up of the 8v engine

    thanx
     
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    here you go mate. shamelessly pinched from Andy's ad for my car :D
     
  7. Mickle

    Mickle Guest

    nice info, cheers :)
     
  8. Mellow Yello

    Mellow Yello Pedros Dodgy Windows

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    8v or 16v

    Right i have a bit of a problem , i bought myself an 8v cupra sport the other day , but when i got insured on it , it comes up as a 16v , so i begun doing some investigative work checking engine and chassis codes with the dealer who sold the car when new and checked the spare wheel well and it is a genuine 8v cupra sport , anyone got any ideas as to why it mihgt be poping up as a 16v as it has 8v on my v5 , also any ideas on hwo to rectify the problem ?

    thanks in advance cole
     
  9. Brummy

    Brummy Nazi Moderator-Bot

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    have a search, theres umpteen threads about this very subject,.. seems insurers haven't got a clue half the time
    :shrug:
     
  10. usp

    usp Active Member

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    2.0 16v
    Ins group 14
    0 - 60 = 7.5 (approx)

    white multi spoke wheels means its a cupra
     
  11. fat mexican

    fat mexican Guest

    there will be a size difference in the engine lol i no this coz i have an 8valve and a 16valve lol
     
  12. cupraJD

    cupraJD Guest

    thanks, friend of mine has one nd that,s cleared up the argument
     
  13. the spoiler should help 16v have spoilers 8V dont also put reg in part website it should give you all the details and its free info :D
     
  14. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    (psst - check the dates before digging posts out of the archive ;) )

    As for the spoiler comment, 8v's DO have spoilers........ ;)

    The 8v and 16v both have spoilers, but they're slightly different.
     
  15. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    As Andy says.
    The 8V spoiler is smooth, 16v has like a "flick" on it.

    Also 8v = 140mph speedo
    16v = 150mph speedo

    :)
     
  16. Mysterio

    Mysterio Guest

    My 8v gets 50miles to a tenner
     

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