1992 SSEi Basic Mods? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2004, 03:31 AM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
William Aronson is on a distinguished road
Default 1992 SSEi Basic Mods?

Of course this question must get asked by different people constantly, but I feel that my specific concerns can be answered better through a post of my own. My 1992 SSEi is in need of an air intake. There are two available on ebay. Which of fthe following is more practical for my application? I have the big washer resovoir.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2473440526

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2473173620

When installing either into the vehicle, does any wiring need to be attached?

What is an IAT?

Is everything included that will allow me to install the item?

Is the price in the right ballpark?

One has a generic filter, is it better to run a K&N filter?

I have maxed out my speed, Is there a way to remove the speed limiter?

What can be done to insure a proper fit of the air intake (i.e. no contact with other engine components)?

Something is said about a "rubber cushion" in another post. What kind of rubber cushion?

Is it more practical to go to a local speed shop and buy a K&N and intake pipe seperately?

I read in TechInfo that when installing a 180 degree stat, that a rubber seal and gasket are required and available only at the dealer. Why can't I just purchase a thermostat and gasket at a local auto parts store?

Is there a performance chip available for my application that works? Where? How much?

I installed a high flow cat today, but left the exhaust otherwise stock. What else should be done to the exhaust to help the car breathe better?

Bill
William Aronson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2004, 03:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 1992 SSEi Basic Mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by William Aronson
Of course this question must get asked by different people constantly, but I feel that my specific concerns can be answered better through a post of my own. My 1992 SSEi is in need of an air intake. There are two available on ebay. Which of fthe following is more practical for my application? I have the big washer resovoir.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2473440526
Might not work with bigger washer bottle
or

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2473173620

When installing either into the vehicle, does any wiring need to be attached? The IAT needs to be inserted near the filter.

What is an IAT? Intake Air Temp sensor. It'* fairly critical.

Is everything included that will allow me to install the item? You'll need pipe, filter, coupler, band clamps, and a hole for the IAT.

Is the price in the right ballpark? Pretty much.

One has a generic filter, is it better to run a K&N filter? Depends on who you ask. I stick with K&N.

I have maxed out my speed, Is there a way to remove the speed limiter? A custom chip from domesticperformance.com

What can be done to insure a proper fit of the air intake (i.e. no contact with other engine components)? Eyeball it, cut the coupler at an angle if necessary.

Something is said about a "rubber cushion" in another post. What kind of rubber cushion? It'll need to be about an inch square, rubber, foam, whatever, between the pipe and the air compressor head.

Is it more practical to go to a local speed shop and buy a K&N and intake pipe seperately? Probably not, but it depends on the shop.

I read in TechInfo that when installing a 180 degree stat, that a rubber seal and gasket are required and available only at the dealer. Why can't I just purchase a thermostat and gasket at a local auto parts store? You can, techinfo is wrong. Make sure to get both gaskets.

Is there a performance chip available for my application that works? Where? How much? www.hypertech-inc.com thermomaster chip with 160 thermostat works for me, but speed limiter is 128.


Bill
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2004, 04:04 AM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
William Aronson is on a distinguished road
Default

Regarding the thermostat/gaskets. Only one was listed at the store. What is it and where does the other gasket fit in to place?
William Aronson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2004, 04:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

Last I checked, both were available from Autozone. I don't know which your store didn't have. The fiber one goes in between the housing and the intake manifold. The rubber ring one goes around the rim of the thermostat.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2004, 10:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Holley, NY
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
salmanman is on a distinguished road
Default intakes and mods

While I agree whole heartedly with Willren on this subject. The 3" is a good choice if you are not doing any future mods. I usually find that people don't stop with a simple intake mod.

If you are going to a smaller pulley and other future mods, the 3-1/2" I make for these engines is a better choice. I stand by my results.....

Salmanman
salmanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2004, 12:44 AM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
William Aronson is on a distinguished road
Default

My understanding is that your pipe wil intefere with the extra large windshiled/headlight washer resovoir. Will it or will it not?
William Aronson is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic and cheap mods elementsk905 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 6 03-13-2009 02:39 PM
Looking for basic mods. frankie570 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 6 07-18-2005 11:46 PM
Why license should also require basic car training Drifter420 Lounge 21 10-17-2003 09:51 PM
Basic Bonne info 92 SSEi General GM Chat 5 02-13-2003 12:29 PM
New to this board and have some basic questions Bob02 2000-2005 1 02-06-2003 08:51 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.