Well, I thought I would post this in mechanical... but then I realized it was a performance issue as well... and now I'm starting to realize that this should be out for everyone, just in case you may be suffering anything similar, so here goes....
As some of you know, I have felt as though my car drags tremendously when I accelerate... My one remotely accurate 0-60 time was just under 20 seconds...
The other day I did 4 things...
1.) Battery had died, bought new one, replaced. (it was due) :P
2.) Changed oil, switched from using dino oil to Mobile 1 Full Synthetic.
3.) Felt that the IAC in the rice pipe was sort of hanging out (not pushed in and snug), so pushed it in as far as I could.
4.) Took a rubber sledge to the catalytic converter to see how goes it before I officially switch to the hi-flow.
And now the car accelerates like nothing it ever even hinted
at being capable of before! We're talking feeling the difference from a luxury touring car to a sports car! It'* like driving a totally different car!
Question 1... I was always under the impression that the battery was 90% for starting the car, and 10% for running electrical while the car engine is not running. However, my dad and I have both witnessed (on the previous SSEi) that if the battery goes out, the engine will turn off and not run. Is there something special about Bonnevilles that uses the battery for more than the norm?
Question 2... Synthetic rocks (not really a question). Runs cooler to say the least.
Question 3... I am assuming that even though it tends to slightly disrupt the laminar flow of air, you want the IAC as close to the middle of the flow of air as possible to get best readings? (At least in the flow, rather than just barely poking through the hole)
Question 4... When I hit the cat several times, it rattled like a baby toy. Is it possible that even though it'* falling apart, I knocked some clogged crap loose, allowing better flow?
Tis quite a conundrum. Thanks for any and all input.
Originally Posted by WillWren
If I fart dust, you fart cosmic radiation from the big bang.
134K miles... Rice pipe intake w/K&N racing filter, 180 t-stat, Rear Sensatracs, Perf Endlinks, tinted tails, custom gauges. Pioneer DE-1700 CD Player with 4"x6" 2-ways and 6x9" 3-ways
But no matter what, I can't seem to stop breaking engine mounts...
92 Bonneville SE - Blue Devil