Ok, its a LeSabre, 91, limited, and has the 3800, VIN C.
Works good, gets incredible highway mileage since I changed my thermostat, rides and handles really nice.
My gripe, is it takes 10.5 seconds to go from 0-100 KPH (or 0-60 MPH) Is that normal?
Second, should I be able to spin the tires on dry pavement? I could do a neutral drop, brake stands and donuts, but I really, really care about my car, and do not like to abuse it, especially if i wanna hit the high miles. But shouldn't the car be able to spin the tires on dry pavement? Its just that, the engine has 165 HP, surley it should be able to!!
What are possible causes that are decreasing my performance?
The exhaust is a little questionable since the pipe connecting to the muffler is gonna be done when winter takes its course. The muffler has no holes or rust as far as I am concerned.
I do plan to get a total new exhaust job done, will that make it quicker, and have restored power? I would spend the money on a better muffler and a good cat, but it has to be quiet. While its quiet, it has to be able to sound good when i take it to the high rpms, because it sounds really nice at high rpms.
Second, I have the old magnavox ignition, the car starts, and runs flawlessly, but will my power improve if I upgrade to the delco ignition? I saw they got a 170 Hp rating in 92 and up, is that the reason why?
Is there anything else I am missing? I have HQ plug wires, AC plugs, new air filter, new antifreeze, good oil and AC filter, thermostat, fuel filter, fuel strainer.
Will going to a higher octance fuel give it a good boost? I am talking of the expensive gas?
Any suggestions are appreciated, and really, i'd prefer to keep the engine stock, meaning I cannot tear into the engine and change cams, chain, rods, crank, valves, etc.
Thanks a bunch fellow!