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Old 02-01-2004, 05:44 PM   #11
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Good looking intake, nice fab job
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Old 02-01-2004, 05:47 PM   #12
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[/quote]Is that a K&N filter, or a K&N "style" filter?

Yes it is a K&N filter. It is the X-stream filter.

[/quote]Also nice firebird 473.4 HP and 459.1 TQ. That things a monster!!!! Take it to the track ever?
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Yes, I have only running 450rwhp on street tires I was trapping 119mph. I am in the process of changing the fuel system and upgrading supercharger hoping to reach my goal of 525-550rwhp and rwtq
Now wrap it up with some insulation to keep it even cooler. You woudl be surprised, on a hot summer day idling in traffic, how much it heats up inside that engine bay. Can you say 200*F [/quote]

I will definintely look into that.

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That intake looks nice.

Do you notice the difference from stock?
I also pulleyed up the car to 3.4 pulley so I could not tell you for sure. The 2 things I did notice was I don't have to give it much gas to get it going and you can really hear the supercharger now.

But I had a problem now I can hear the car detonating at WOT around 4500rpms. I will be changing my sparkplugs to one step cooler trying to take care of this.
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Sorry for all the quote errors in my previous post it was the first time I tried using it.

Also, thanks a lot for all the compliments. I was very happy with the overall fit and finsh when I was done.
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But I had a problem now I can hear the car detonating at WOT around 4500rpms. I will be changing my sparkplugs to one step cooler trying to take care of this.
How can this be? The PCM will retard the timing to avoid knock long before you will ever hear it.
Are you sure it'* detonation you are hearing
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But I had a problem now I can hear the car detonating at WOT around 4500rpms. I will be changing my sparkplugs to one step cooler trying to take care of this.
How can this be? The PCM will retard the timing to avoid knock long before you will ever hear it.
Are you sure it'* detonation you are hearing
I'm pretty sure it is detonating. I am going to test this by running 100 octane sometime this week.
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I also pulleyed up the car to 3.4 pulley so I could not tell you for sure.
Technically it would be pullyed DOWN but who is nit-picking...(me?)

As for the detonation if that is what you are hearing than there is majorly something wrong. Your PCM should pull timing long before you HEAR detonation. Do you have a scantool to check for sure?
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I also pulleyed up the car to 3.4 pulley so I could not tell you for sure.
Technically it would be pullyed DOWN but who is nit-picking...(me?)

As for the detonation if that is what you are hearing than there is majorly something wrong. Your PCM should pull timing long before you HEAR detonation. Do you have a scantool to check for sure?
I have a EFI Live for my Trans Am. Which I tried on the Bonneville but it doesn't seem to work. So, I figured my only other option is to run higher octane gas and see if I still hear that noise..
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I also pulleyed up the car to 3.4 pulley so I could not tell you for sure.
Technically it would be pullyed DOWN but who is nit-picking...(me?)

As for the detonation if that is what you are hearing than there is majorly something wrong. Your PCM should pull timing long before you HEAR detonation. Do you have a scantool to check for sure?
I have a EFI Live for my Trans Am. Which I tried on the Bonneville but it doesn't seem to work. So, I figured my only other option is to run higher octane gas and see if I still hear that noise..
Take a long screwdriver, put 1 end to your valve covers and the other to your ear with a cupped hand. Move it along the valve cover and see if you hear loud or excessive ticking, could be a lifter, or a rod you hearing. Also with the intake you might be hearing the injectors a little more clearly. Can you describe when you hear the sound and what it sounds like?
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I also pulleyed up the car to 3.4 pulley so I could not tell you for sure.
Technically it would be pullyed DOWN but who is nit-picking...(me?)

As for the detonation if that is what you are hearing than there is majorly something wrong. Your PCM should pull timing long before you HEAR detonation. Do you have a scantool to check for sure?
I have a EFI Live for my Trans Am. Which I tried on the Bonneville but it doesn't seem to work. So, I figured my only other option is to run higher octane gas and see if I still hear that noise..
Take a long screwdriver, put 1 end to your valve covers and the other to your ear with a cupped hand. Move it along the valve cover and see if you hear loud or excessive ticking, could be a lifter, or a rod you hearing. Also with the intake you might be hearing the injectors a little more clearly. Can you describe when you hear the sound and what it sounds like?
It sounds like a ticking noise. Which only happens when I go WOT sometimes around 4500 to 5000 rpms. But you maybe right about me hearing more now that I put the CAI. I never really though about that.
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