In Reply to: an educated guess... posted by Bruce on June 07, 1999 at 15:37:29:
I just can't understand why Europe chose the M43/8 valve with only 118 hp over the M44/16 valve with 138 hp. hmmm...Maybe more efficient than the M44 or too close in power to the 150 hp 2.0L six.
...and still typin those 'teh' words ;-)
: : Are M44 engines still in production (Europe)?
: no. the Euro 1.8 is now a 1.9 but the code for the 1.8 was M43 I believe and doubt the change made it be an M44 since trhe new 1.9 is still an 8 vavle engine. I would guess the code for this engine is M43TU. The M44 was replaced by a 2.0L 6 cylinder (maybe coded M52TU like the new engines?)
: Just an educated guess.