As promised on daveW's thread about his experiences with the AR Motorsport package, below are my results of a Librands manifold etc!
I had a Librands Sports Manifold fitted earlier in the year to replace the standard item in the hope of improving drivability. This did improve things and gave me a small increase in power, but things were still not as smooth as I would have liked.
A comment on DaveW’s thread about a sport remap for a GDi made me ring the factory, the individual I spoke to stated that I could have the ClubSport map applied to my car, I did query the fact that I don’t have the AR Motorsport exhaust but this wasn’t an issue according to the engineer. I was advised to book the car in with my dealer to have the ECU removed and posted. The flash can be performed at the factory if you are visiting.
Keith at BHM kindly showed me how to remove the ECU from a GDi car, I then proceeded to remove and post the ECU to Malvern, it was returned within 2 days and reinstalled, first impressions were positive with plenty of response and hesitancy removed.
The figures speak for themselves:
Standard Map + Librands Manifold
162BHP @ 6020RPM (113MPH) 151 Lb/ft Torque @ 4346RPM
The engineer doing the power run was very unimpressed with Morgan’s standard map above 4000RPM.
Clubsport Map + Librands Manifold
191BHP @ 6633RPM (124MPH) 163 Lb/ft Torque @ 4479RPM
The engineer doing the power run was very surprised at these figures, saying that this was one of, if not the greatest improvement from standard on a NA engine he had seen.
I was also shocked that my car had matched and exceeded the output of the standard Clubsport car.
The figures back what I felt on the road, the car flies above 3500RPM and pulls strongly to the rev limiter, the throttle action is also more positive, the car will happily pull away in 4th gear at 10MPH.
As a pleasant side effect MPG has gone up from 22 – 24 to around 30.
The best upgrade I have done so far!
Note:- Both runs were completed with Esso Supreme Unleaded 97RON with all tyres at 26PSI if anyone is interested