yeah id say its definetely the map sensor...we took it out for a drive...or moreso my dad drove and i followed him in the truck(just in case)...he said it lacked its usual peppiness
and through all this ive learned that the map sensor or manifold absolute pressure sensor senses the changes in manifold pressure and vacuum and sends these signals to the computer which uses them to determine the proper timing....so if its shot, we i assume it is because its in pieces
then that would definetely explain the lackluster performance if the timing is all screwed up....on a good note, ive noticed quite a bit of increase in throttle response..i credit this too cleaning all the crap off the throttle body, as well as the new upper intake having no gunk on it as compared to the old one...
we shall see if the butt dyno notices anything once i get a new map sensor...so im glad this is over for now...
and whoever congratulated me on a job well done...we should probably just make it a job done...certain things didnt get done in the way i wouldve had them done...such as dad not being able to figure out how to get the torque wrench to do 89 in. lbs....so just tightening them with a nut driver and one hand...then barely touching them with a ratchet....its ghetto i know, but its holding together so far
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
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1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05