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Old 09-22-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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Just happend to be low and gas and by a road pilot that has 100 octane for $3.005 per gallon. Got $25 bucks worth just for fun. After a little driving car seemed to be little quicker. Noticed that accelerating seemed smoother too. First time putting in race gas in the 01 ssei. Ran it a couple of times in my old aurora too.

Does higher octane help with KR?
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yes higher octane does help reduce KR.with that high of octane im sure yours was very reduced.
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Alright, I'm guessing I have some KR w/ my 3.4 pulley. CAI helps but I need to seal it off better to help lower actual intake temps.

Actually I'm debating if I want to by a beginner motorcycle or an intercooler for the ssei. Probably going to go cooler first, good bye KR. Than get a bike afterwards. I want my cake and eat it too.
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Alright, I'm guessing I have some KR w/ my 3.4 pulley. CAI helps but I need to seal it off better to help lower actual intake temps.

Actually I'm debating if I want to by a beginner motorcycle or an intercooler for the ssei. Probably going to go cooler first, good bye KR. Than get a bike afterwards. I want my cake and eat it too.
Rockers should get rid of any KR you are seeing from the 3.4, I dont think you quite need to go the intercooler route...of course with the intercoller you could get a smaller pulley...its a vicious cycle
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Depending on how rich or lean your SSEi is running, and a few other things, you may be getting 0kr or you may be getting 10kr. If you are getting 10kr the race gas probably reduced it to like 3 or 4. If you are getting low amounts of kr I would guess it is gone.


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Alright, I'm guessing I have some KR w/ my 3.4 pulley. CAI helps but I need to seal it off better to help lower actual intake temps.

Actually I'm debating if I want to by a beginner motorcycle or an intercooler for the ssei. Probably going to go cooler first, good bye KR. Than get a bike afterwards. I want my cake and eat it too.
Insulate that airbox and it should kill some kr and drop intake temps 30-50 degrees.

If you decide to get an intercooler you are going to want at least headers first, and probably rockers or a cam also, because the IC will allow you to run more boost, but it is just going to build up in the intake or exhaust manifolds if the engine doesn't flow it. Yes, you will see a large gain with the IC, but if you have headers it will be even larger, and rockers or a cam even larger. Of course, this gets expensive, but I would at least get headers before an IC, or maybe ported exhaust manifolds.
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Well I'm guessing that I'm getting some KR with the 3.4. I will wrap up my CAI and that should help. No more performance mods till spring, save some dough, and get some TOG headers first, already found a local shop that will install them, then get an intercooler installed with either intense 1.9 rockers or a mild cam. Haven't decided which yet. I know it'* a viscous cycle, I've been sucked in and want to get at least this far. Then during the summer get a ported TB and proabably a ported blower too, might as well get the ported blower at the same time as the intercooler. Oh can't forget the custom DHP too. Then I think I'll be done.

I'm thinking about going to Intense or ZZP for the spring install. Just do it all at one time and get it done right. I know I left out things like colder plugs and wires and probably some other things too. Here'* the funny part. Realsticly this is my only car and hopeing that if this is all done right, my 01' ssei w/ 20K will last couple of years. I don't want any KR. Heat is bad, I'll run one size bigger pulley if that will help lengthen the life of my car. Hopefully the stock tranny will last aleast a year with this mods and an intense tranny will follow when she breaks, Also to the list is limited slip, don't know which one but I want it!

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Well I'm guessing that I'm getting some KR with the 3.4. I will wrap up my CAI and that should help. No more performance mods till spring, save some dough, and get some TOG headers first, already found a local shop that will install them, then get an intercooler installed with either intense 1.9 rockers or a mild cam. Haven't decided which yet. I know it'* a viscous cycle, I've been sucked in and want to get at least this far. Then during the summer get a ported TB and proabably a ported blower too, might as well get the ported blower at the same time as the intercooler. Oh can't forget the custom DHP too. Then I think I'll be done.

I'm thinking about going to Intense or ZZP for the spring install. Just do it all at one time and get it done right. I know I left out things like colder plugs and wires and probably some other things too. Here'* the funny part. Realsticly this is my only car and hopeing that if this is all done right, my 01' ssei w/ 20K will last couple of years. I don't want any KR. Heat is bad, I'll run one size bigger pulley if that will help lengthen the life of my car. Hopefully the stock tranny will last aleast a year with this mods and an intense tranny will follow when she breaks, Also to the list is limited slip, don't know which one but I want it!

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Your plan looks very good. If you don't beat the **** out of the car the tranny should last assuming you do the necessary maintenance about twice as often as the owners manual says you should. As long as you don't have any KR and you don't beat the **** out of the car every time you drive it, it should be fine for your daily driver. These cars are almost bulletproof, they will last a long time, you just can't neglect them.
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Alrighty then, let the games begin.lol
So hopefully the tranny will last a while, now lets just say it beat the **** of it sometimes, what are things that will brake other than the tranny? timing chains? what else, Since it'* getting worked on, it be worth it to me to get those trouble areas taken care of.
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I don't think there are really any problem areas that I can think of. The tranny is pretty much it. If you are going to put a cam in you may as well replace the timing chain while you are at it, but if not they last well over 200,000 miles usually, so I don't think that will be a problem. If you find anything that looks like it may be worn it wouldn't be a bad idea to replace it, but other than that nothing is coming to mind.
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For lower intake temps Check tou the TB plug I believe it will work with the Bonneville the tb should be the same as a GP http://www.zzperformance.com/zzp/pro...oolantplug.htm
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