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Old 03-07-2007, 10:34 PM   #11
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Please take a little longer and follow my advice.

This car needs a lot of TLC and maintenance items first. Please, replace the LIM'* and other associated gaskets. Clean it up and fix all the issues down to ensuring the tensioner is in the proper range.

Then..once everything is running 100% and ready for the mods, then add them. Trust me, you'll be much happier chasing one issue at a time versus compound issues/problems.
I agree... Please, fix all of the odds and ends first and then come back to the performance aspect

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It takes a good chunk of money too. I used a good amount of my tax return since I dont usually have the mod money laying around. So far I probably have about almost 2k into all of the parts for my build up, not including the little things that will arise once I get into it.

Im learning that Exhaust is usually first, so that you open up the flow for the next stage of mods etc.......
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:49 PM   #13
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Boost/Don -

The LIM gaskets were replaced recently I dont know how recently I was told the "head gaskets" were replaced in the last year the previous owner had the car.....I'm guessing LIM gaskets.

I plan on changing soon enough, but since there is no coolant consumption, why would I need to replace them?

My rough idle will need to be fixed first before downgrading pulleys, so will the SC coupler. If I cant get the idle figured out from swapping out stuff from the GTP/travis'* maf sensor I'm taking it to the stealership I think and paying them $80 to figure it out.

Tony -

No need to loose my low end until I have rockers.

The stock muffler/cat on these cars can handle a lot of power. Headers/PEMs will be required soon enough. I may not even go that far with this car but we'll see.

My main decision right now is if the INTENSE PCM is worth it for me if I just do a pulley.
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Hans, IMO you are a fool.

You just bought the umpteenth H body in how long? High miles, unknown, has issues, and on the OEM trans?

I thought this was your beater to drive while you solve all the issues on your 93?

Think with your brain, not your WALLET.
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willwren

Didnt you just say something about flamming other members but you can do it?

Next time instead of openly flamming another member perhaps you could use the



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Back on topic.......

So a this point with the proposed mods is it worth getting a PCM? How much time will it give me in the 1/4? 0.1 second?
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Hans, I'm not flaming you. I'm giving you the best advice I can. IMO, you shouldn't do anything but repair and tune-up that car.

Modding a car with those miles is foolhardy IN MY OPINION.
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Modding a car with those miles is foolhardy IN MY OPINION.
tell that to travis, billboost37, dirhead, etc etc etc.

the car WILL be fixed before mods come, no question about it. I'm just getting everything ready to order.
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Hans, I'm not flaming you. I'm giving you the best advice I can. IMO, you shouldn't do anything but repair and tune-up that car.

Modding a car with those miles is foolhardy IN MY OPINION.
Agreed, but with shades of grey.

I think you might need to evaluate what each car is for. If I were you, I'd designate one for a DD and one for a weekend car. I'd then just do an intake mod and a nice tuneup to the DD for gas mileage and then hit Intense up for the weekender.

That'* just my opinion, do with it what you want
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Modding a car with those miles is foolhardy IN MY OPINION.
tell that to travis, billboost37, dirhead, etc etc etc.

the car WILL be fixed before mods come, no question about it. I'm just getting everything ready to order.
Travis? He'* got what, 5 fooking cars? He doesn't worry.

Boost? He'* got a brand-damn new truck.

You've got two SSEi'* that are both giving problems and BOTH have high miles. You should be modding the 93. It has the newer trans. The 98 should be your DD.
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98 is my moddable car, it was an uber-cheap series II that I can play with and learn the ways of them. Its for purely educational purposes and testing as well.

the 93 may be more reliable and thats why its the daily driver, its what I drove today. I'm putting the 93 back to stock for a while so I do not hurt anything on it with the added power.

The only mechanical problem with the 98 is the rough idle which will be fixed shortly

PLEASE UNDERSTAND, ALL THE MECHANICAL ISSUES WILL BE FIXED WITH THE 98 BEFORE THE PULLEY/FWI/PCM GOES ON. I am purchasing the "tuneup" items from intense, if you happened to actually read my post. I'm asking for MORE or OTHER stuff I forgot in regards to getting the car READY for mods.
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