Soon to become: Jake_XR6
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne (eastern)
HELP: Pacemakers fitted --> Lost power !!!!
I bought a set of HPC coated Pacemaker headers, and had them fitted on the weekend. The results are absolutely terrible!!!
The car now feels lazy and slow off the line, and just dosn't seem to pull as hard as before at any revs! Also the exhaust note hasn't improved, and if anything the exhaust has become quieter, D'Oh!
Yes, I have restet the computer overnight - No difference!
It also feels like it hasn't enough back pressure, since when I change down gears to slow down, it dosn't pull up as eagerly as it did before when I changed say from 4th to 2nd to come to stop in a hurry. I have the VCT exhaust with both resonators removed, and single 3" pipe from the twin mufflers back.
Did the exhaust blokes stuff something up, or has anyone seen this before? I have booked my car in at the dyno, in two weeks time, so I will let you guys know what the verdict is.
If the dyno blokes can't provide an answer then I will be ripping the pacemaker's straight off, and putting the stock manifold back on!
Anyone want to buy brand new headers.....
Any help appreciated - Jake.
Wheels: 17" Series 1 XR
Exhaust: VCT with no resonators & 3" mandrel from mufflers back, dump pipe
Pacemaker headers (Waste of money).
Air Intake: T-Series, K&N Filter.
Brakes: Calipers painted red, DBA slotted rotors & Lucas pads.
Fuel: Dual Fuel.
Dyno: 143 rwKw (Dynodynamics - shootout mode).
Heathcote: 15.87 @ 89.1 Mph.