An easy way to tell if you have fixed or variable cam is to look at the inlet. Notice on yours the dipstick is between runners 2 and 3. On the fixed cam engines it's between 1 and 2,
Great thanks @K7 VCT.
Clear on the fact it's a 135BHP Ti-VCT. And that makes sense with it being described as a 270. The bits that don't quite add up are the roadsport badges on the bonnet and the dealer saying it's got 140Bhp. Perhaps a mild upgrade?!
or a swap from an older fixed cam lump to the later unit?? Or a typo!
I wasn't quite with you on your point re checking with the dealer if it's been upgraded. Did you mean to 310 spec? I.e the 152Bhp via cams and map? This would usually come with the cam cover plate sticker, as you say...
If it helps, this is a 2012 sigma 140 for comparison.
Thanks @garybee. Another top tip!
It does thank you. Completely different cam/rocker cover for a start. And the dip stick point noted above...
Nice clean engine!!
Orange is my new black
Yes good chaps, great service so far from them. Buying in these times is less than straightforward, but they're earning top marks.
I'll certainly go for the flywheel and 310 kit in due course. I'll drive it as is for a while first though. Learn the car etc.
yes she needs some use! Can't wait. Funny you should mention stripes. They're sorting me a full set.
thanks for the tips!
Hi Kris, nice looking car, I saw it there just after they'd sold it to you I think. Needs a couple of nice black stripes on the bonnet