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Old 07-19-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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Anything at a local parts store i can pick up like fuel filters ect. any small things that i'll see a big/small difference in performance. Or just to make my car run better? All posts help! Thanks
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180* stat....

Trans Cooler....

New Air Intake (rice Pipe)....
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Can i get these at a local dealer? Autozone Ect?
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180* stat....

Trans Cooler....

New Air Intake (rice Pipe)....
He'* workin on the intake. He got the coupler and is waiting on the RX-4750
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Can i get these at a local dealer? Autozone Ect?
Yes, Rice Pipe might have to get at pepBoys, autozone or Advanced Auto Partsmigh have them by you.


180* stat... Ask BillBoost37, he knows the part # at Advanced auto parts i think..

The Trans cooler any parts store should have one or get one at a Junk yard.....
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There are countless things that will help your car'* performance or help it run better. Tune-up items like decent plugs (NGK are highly recommended), plug wires (NAPA Belden Premium are a good brand), new O2 sensor (go with AC Delco), PCV valve, etc...

A lower degree t-stat as stated helps keep the engine running a bit cooler than your stock 195, and could help in the longevity of your motor. Generally, keeping things cooler is better, so the engine, as well as the transmission (cooler) helps. I see you have a custom intake...do you have a heat shield around it? Keeping the incoming air cooler will increase performance, and the cold air intake as a whole can increase gas mileage as well (if you keep your foot off the firewall )
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Okay question
power braking.. on stock 97 sse is ther ea limited in the PCM that won't allow you to hit over 2.5RPMS? and Neutral/Park only allows you to hit 4G-RPMS
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power braking.. on stock 97 sse is ther ea limited in the PCM that won't allow you to hit over 2.5RPMS? and Neutral/Park only allows you to hit 4G-RPMS

drive dont know, but park Yes.. it has a Rev limiter at 4K
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Where can you get these NGK'* ect? Napa store or Advanced ect?
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Where can you get these NGK'* ect? Napa store or Advanced ect?
Any of those stores actually. NGK TR55s.

And revving in Park is not recommended if you want your car to run better, regardless of the limiter.
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