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Old 09-01-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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I bought my 99 SE a few month back and I love this car. The first thing I did was buy a rice pipe. I then removed The MAF screen. The car runs great but, every now and then, from a dead stop, I stomp it and it seems flat. Other times it will smoke the tires big time. 80,000 miles. Time for a tune up? It runs smooth and hauls @$#&! I just read a post on top end cleaner. Would this help? Could anyone recommend plugs?What else should I do to this cream puff at 80,000?
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I think you will get better response in cooler weather compared to hot blistering days.
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Yep, at noon a Geo could smoke me, At 2am I make people look twice
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yep, temperature has a hugemongous effect....the hottest my car has ever gotten was almost to the 240 line, and it felt so gutless and just like it was tired...240 engine sucking in 90+ air....not exactly sporty try seeing how the temp is when your doing your testing.
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Yep, at noon a Geo could smoke me

That sucks.

Seriously though, does it bog down or just slowly accelerate?
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Yep, at noon a Geo could smoke me

That sucks.

Seriously though, does it bog down or just slowly accelerate?
It does both and being in the south during summer doesn't help.
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I believe in tune up before mod up.

Get a 180 T-stat.. top end cleaner won't hurt *unless you're in the back suckin in all the smoke * plug and wires.. fuel filter..

Another thing is when you say it'* gutless. was the A/C on? They affect every cars performance ( IMO that I've driven mine or not )

Personal habit of mine.. if I know I will be in a rush hour stop and go traffic I turn the A/C on so both fans will run under the hood.. it doesn't help the MPG or oompah !! take off the ine.. but it'* better then walkin home or being one of those people on the side of the road with hood open and steam coming out.

I use TR55 NGK plugs..
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