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Old 02-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #11
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ok with a 3.4 pulley

you need to have a 180T stat, and a FWI or a gutted airbox, AT LEAST

also the car needs to have Cooler plugs with that 3.4 pulley on there
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:01 PM   #12
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I purchased a 180T Thermostat from Autozone for ten bucks last weekend. Definently gonna put it in there this weekend. When you mention a air box, do you have any suggestions on what I should use? The standard one that is used, the big box filter looking type has been replaced by a cone. However the cone is indeed exposed. Anyone in particular that would work? I searched K&N Air Box on E-bay, only to come up with very little *hits* or items. The ones that did come up weren't necessarily made for the 2001 Bonneville. On a side note. The Supercharger seems to be running perfectly now. There is no lag or chug past 0. I am hoping it was just bad gas. As the new stuff I put in there I think really began to run through the lines now; offering a cleaner combustion. I thank you again for all the help. It'* greatly appreciated . Be replacing that thermostat this weekend, and gonna be looking into some new sparkplugs,as well as calling my friend and seeing if he'* replaced the O2 sensors recently. If not I might go ahead and get that too, just for some peace of mind knowing I did it.

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Semper Fi, brother.

St. Louis? I don't recall any members nearby with a scantool. You'll need one with that 3.4" pulley to determine the amount of KR (knock retard) you're getting (if any), particularly in the summer heat and humidity. A regional meet may help you with this.

Smaller supercharger pulleys are sometimes regarded as plug 'n play, but they are not. You need to have the supporting mods done at the same time, then scan for KR. If you find any, we can help you combat it.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:24 PM   #14
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Lol Will, that figures. I'm far away from everybody! A fellow at work, his brother has a Grand Prix GTP that he races. He said he'* always mentioning KR with his car. It has peaked my interest a bit, because he knows quite a bit of stuff about the 3800 Motor. I'm gonna try and get in touch with him, to see if he has a scanner. I'll make sure to update this message when I find anything out! I hope I don't have some retard, or loss of PSI. But if a scan comes back, it will be some relief because I know I can come to you guys for some assistances. Most definetly if this is the case? I'm going to do whatever it takes to fix it! If he doesn't have a Scanner. I wonder if I could take it to Boehmler Chevrolet; or some other GMC Mechanical place to see if they have a scanner!

Thanks again for all the assistance. It'* reassuring to know there are many of us out there!

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I was just curious what your fastest 1/4 time was on your 93 SSEi? I looked over the specs on the one you have highly modified, and it sounds pretty awesome!
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OK, if your running a smaller SC pulley it is a good idea to scan the car.

KR will pull back timing, not really boost..at least in my expierence. I guess you could look at it in a way that the extra boost you have is Canceled out by the KR to put it in more simple terms.

As mentioned if you are running a 3.4 you need to run one heat-range colder plugs, make sure you have a good intake setup and make sure you have proper fuel pressure...BEFORE you run the pulley.

a scantool is useful to have anyway especially if you ever get codes. You can get the aeroforce (its cool as heck) from INTENSE Racing and there are several dozen handheld scanners available, even something in the $100 range (used) would allow you to scan for KR.

There is a 1/4 mile page in ON THE ROAD IN TRACK sub-forum..it lists the top 25 fastest bonnevilles.
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I don't think that you got an answer to your question on the intake. About the best one that you can buy for your car is the fender well intake sold by Intense http://www.intense-racing.com/, but it will run you about $200. You can send a PM to Rogue here on the forum who can answer any questions that you may have about it, or their other products.

Edit - Also read his thread here on timing and KR.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=70262
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Checked out the posted forums, and they were very intuitive. Everything I'm reading, I'm saving. I'm definently gonna go ahead and purchase some new spark-plugs I do believe. As well as look to buy a scanner. Was looking on ebay; selection wasn't the best however. Looking at zzperformance.com website. Looking at the spark-plugs they have there, and believe I"m gonna order the TR8'*. Since this is only a moderately modified car, I think the Irridium IX'* would be a bit overkill, don'tcha think? Or for the price, would it be worth it? If anyone here uses em, an opinion of them would be great. Or, others they would recommend. Cause I am gonna go ahead and do some maintence on the car I believe. Including new spark-plug wires.

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When I went to the 3.4 pulley and Intense PCM at the meet last year, I discussed plugs with Todd (Rogue). His recommendation to me was the Autolite 605s, a copper plug, one range colder than stock, gapped at .057 rather than .060. Many like the NGK TR55s. An iridium plug will give you similar performance to copper with the plus of being much longer lasting. The NAPA Belden plug wires are a favorite, also.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:12 PM   #19
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I also have a 3.4" pulley and when I changed my plugs at about your mileage, they were almost gone. So much for the advertised 100,000 miles.
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