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Old 05-05-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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I have been reading a lot of posts, about hesitation, and things that can cause it. I think my car is experiencing hesitation. When I hit he gas, it seems to not have a lot of power, and also seems to hardly move. I don't know if I am just imagining this or not, but the ride seems a little rough. Especially in third and fourth gears I notice it. What does it sound like?
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Have you started with the basics? Air filter, oil change, fuel filter, pcv valve, plugs & wires....? Mine did that and after changing the fuel filter it ran like a whole new car
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Yeah hmmm Id say pour some Marvels Mystery Oil into your gas tank when full and see what happens... It cleared out my fuel system and mine runs fine now... Mine did the same thing.. This stuff only costs like 3-5$ and it can take some frustration out of your life
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SeaFoam (I think thats what its called) works well too, and you can put it in either your oil or your gas, depending on what you want it to do.
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Yeah that works well also ... some places only carry 1 so yeah eaither Marv'* or SF would work great....
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Chevron Techron is the best cleaner out available on shelf. I would kind of shy away from using Marvels Mystery oil as it is not intended as a quick fix. It is recommended you only pour 2 ozs in 10 gallons, it is also known to foul plugs.
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And after you put in some magic stuff take it to a straight interstate ramp and see just how fast your bonne can get to highway speeds (push it....hard). This has been proven (sort of) to clear up probs kinda like that .. check out:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=4991
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I posted it there but I think I should post it here too. Just to make your own educated decision:
Many of the older, better-known oil treatments on the market do not make claims nearly so lavish as the new upstarts. Old standbys like Bardahl, Rislone and Marvel Mystery Oil, instead offer things like "quieter lifters," "reduced oil burning" and a "cleaner engine." Most of these products are made up of solvents and detergents designed to dissolve sludge and carbon deposits inside your engine so they can be flushed or burned out. Wynn'* Friction Proofing Oil, for example, is 83 percent kerosene. Other brands use naphthalene, xylene, acetone and isopropanol. Usually, these ingredients will be found in a base of standard mineral oil.

In general, these products are designed to do just the opposite of what the PTFE and zinc phosphate additives claim to do. Instead of leaving behind a "coating" or a "plating" on your engine surfaces, they are designed to strip away such things. All of these products will strip sludge and deposits out and clean up your engine, particularly if it is an older, abused one. The problem is, unless you have some way of determining just how much is needed to remove your deposits without going any further, such solvents also can strip away the boundary lubrication layer provided by your oil. Overuse of solvents is an easy trap to fall into, and one which can promote harmful metal-to-metal contact within your engine. As a general rule of thumb these products had their place and were at least moderately useful on older automobile and motorcycle engines of the Fifties and Sixties, but are basically unneeded on the more efficient engine designs of the past two decades.
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I think DrJay should be our in-house oil additive expert.
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Thats all fine and dandy but we are refering to fuel system cleaners.
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