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Old 01-11-2005, 00:20   #1 (permalink)
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What are your times for 60 - 80kph in 4th gear.
Mine feels very ordinary of late and it took 5 seconds to to this flat to the floor surely it has gone down hill gradually without me noticing, this can't be right can it or am i just used to it.
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me personally, i find these engines very susceptable to huge power variations (although I have heard this with the GT's too)

I know of a few things to check for that may help though (mine has done 87,000km now and hasn't been without it's problems, although it's a terriffic car to drive)

- throttle bodies are prone to carbon buildup (particularly around the sensor); a good clean makes a HUGE difference to performance (mines been done three time now so maybe do every 30,000km)

- plugs only last about 70-80,000km, replace them with the std iridiums, they are about the best you can get anyway

- leads don't last much longer- a set of Top Guns or good Eagle 8-10mm leads are probably only around $250-$300

- Hego sensors (O2) sensors in the exhaust's collectors can develop dodgy voltage readings and make the car run incredibly rich- stuffing performance altogether. more common with aftermarket headers but have a fairly uncertain life span

- do NOT wait 90,000km to change fuel filters- remembering that at around 400km from 68litres you go through a lot more fuel for the same km as a more economic car (same could be said for oil changes in my opinion), and believe me, this does make a big difference.

I have experienced every one of these from time to time and have a feeling they may be a good place to start......

let us know how you go
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That sounds a bit odd Paul, mine never changes, the only time i have noticed any power drop was with crappy fuel, I fixed that by filling up with BP 98 and two bottles of injector clean. No more trouble.. hope this helps...
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Will post again on Friday night with results, it's booked in to have fuel system done and I bought new leads today. Iridium plugs are about 20,000km on them.
Let you all know how it goes.
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Will post again on Friday night with results, it's booked in to have fuel system done and I bought new leads today. Iridium plugs are about 20,000km on them.
Let you all know how it goes.
I'll got a few days off soon & will be up your way, we'll have to catch up...
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I'll got a few days off soon & will be up your way, we'll have to catch up...
Cool email me and I will send you my mobile. Woood be good to see some one with the same driveline to compare characteristics. Don't know anyone up here that has this driveline.
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