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Old 09-05-2007, 11:50 PM   #11
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Ceramic PAINT won't do anything for you. See that red paint in the link I gave you? It was gone in two days.

You need this for a DIY coating:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/2160...t-Coating.html

Use that product or nothing. It'* best to spray it on. Brush as a last option.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:58 PM   #12
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After that, and before nothing else, you need:

1. Actron CP9110 scantool with GM cartridge (ebay).
2. Custom scantool cable by slug (member here).
3. Fuel pressure gauge compatible with fuel injected GM fuel rails.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:04 AM   #13
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Ceramic PAINT won't do anything for you. See that red paint in the link I gave you? It was gone in two days.

You need this for a DIY coating:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/2160...t-Coating.html

Use that product or nothing. It'* best to spray it on. Brush as a last option.
thats expensive, but the finish looked sweet!
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:15 AM   #14
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If you search on my posts, you'll see how that coating holds up long-term under abuse. Nothing else will hold up that you can apply yourself.

If you can't do it right in the time or budget (or tools) you have, don't even waste money on paint. It won't hold up to the exhaust temps from a supercharged engine.

You WILL need exhaust manifold gaskets even if there are none installed on the car now. Make sure you get no coating or rust between the flanges and cylinder heads.

I can also tell you that you will love and hate your car at times while you head out on this Series 1 Perforamance road. And you may hate it more than you love it.

Good luck. Been there, done that.






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The number one rule for performance in Series 1 power that I can give you is this:

EXHAUST ALL METHODS OF MECHANICAL TUNING POSSIBLE BEFORE RESORTING TO PCM TUNING......OLD school.

If you do anything other than that, you will chase your tail.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:28 AM   #15
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Wren, what paint brand was that?

because i used 1200 stuff from advance auto on m CAT and down pipe and the rest of the exhaust and its still there on my SE.
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Keep in mind you need the LITTLE can of the stuff I linked to.

Badnit, your SE doesn't see NEARLY the exhaust temps of an L67. There is no comparison.
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Adding hp to the Series 1 has an interesting side-effect. For every ONE horsepower you add, you will add about 1.5 ft/lbs of torque.
I thought hp = (tq * rpm) / 5252 ?

I know what your getting at but others may not.
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Then why didn't you explain it if you knew what I was getting at?

The Series 1 L67 develops all it'* torque at a VERY low RPM making the car very difficult to drive as you add power.
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i can only find ngk tr55gp. where can i get just tr55 plugs
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NAPA. They have them in stock.
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