Slight Acceleration Difference
I just bought a Champagne 1997 SSEi to go along with my wife'* White SSEi. Also, I still have my 1995 Black SSE that I'm going to sell. So, at this moment, I'm the proud owner of 3 Bonneville'*. There'* some differences between the 2 SSEi cars.
1. The white bonny (126K miles) is a special 40th Anniversary Edition, while the champagne bonny (90K miles) is not. Aren't all the 1997 SSEi'* a 40th Anniversary Ed? If not, which one'* were included? How many were manufactured?
2. The white bonny'* PCM Cover is the round type, while the champagne bonny has the flat cover. What'* the difference? Is the PCM the same?
3. The white SSEi accelerates more smoothly throught out the rpm band, while the champagne SSEi accelerates more harsh at the low end and accelerates faster at the high end. The white'* gas pedal feels very light, while the champagne'* gas pedal feels heavier. The white bonny has the MAF Screen removed and a direct K&N Filter replacement for the stock filter. It seems the supercharger was rebuilt before I bought becuase it'* painted silver and the plugs and wires checked OK. The champagne SSEi has the MAF Screeen removed and a CAI pipe and 7 inch SLP Cone Filter. My mechanic said it needs new plugs, wires, maybe coils and tranny oil and filter. I already changed the oil with synthetic 10w-30. Could the acceleration and gas pedal differences be attributed to the plugs, wires, coils or tranny? Would the supercharger be the difference? Is the 40th Anniversary SSEi'* PCM programmed different than the standard PCM?
Here'* my list of changes to the champagne SSEi:
1. Autolite'* 605 Spark Plugs
2. Accel'* Blue 8mm Wires
3. Intense Performance'* 180 Degree Thermostat
4. Intense Performance'* Standard PCM
5. Fuel Filter
6. PCV Valve
7. Tranny Tune-up with Thrasher'* 4T65E Shift Kit
8. Oxygen Sensor
9. 3.4 inch Pulley
Hopefully after these changes, the champagne SSEi will perform a lot better.