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Old 06-02-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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Hi there, I'm a new member to the website, and im interested in finding out about what kind of stuff I can do to my car. I have a '93 SSEi, here'* a few questions I have.
-I live in southwest minnesota, should I get a 180 T-stat? why? and what would I all do and affect.

-What is an intercooler, what does it do? how much?

-Power pulley?

-pcv valve?

-02 sensor?

-MAF screen?

and one last question, I already have a tranny cooler, but im thinking about another one, and how good of tranny'* do they put in bonneville'*?
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Its always nice to see another '93 SSEI being built up. You might be interested in my rebuild, check below for the link. 180deg t-stat is a common mod and yes really no matter where you live it'll help. No matter how cold your climate is your car will still warm up to the factory setting. Ok...when you start your car after its been sitting long enough do you notice the rpm'* jump up to around 1300-1500? Thats it trying to warm itself up, it adds more FUEL to do this. Remember fuel is our friend. What the 180deg t-stat does is basically make the engine always want to warm itself up and add more fuel. The cool part is this high rpm warm up phase it goes through is set on a timer so it won't always idle at 1500rpm, there won't be a difference in how long it tries to warm up but the fuel will always be there. Cool huh? The intercooler is pretty pricey. It plays on the fact that cold air is denser and you want the most air in your cylinder as possible. All it is really is a radiator for your intake, cooling the air before it goes in. Simple as it sounds you'll usually find them in the $1000+ range. Not sure exactly what you mean by power pulley but I'll assume your talking your supercharger pulley and not the acc. pulleys. Definately a good buy and at $103 (after tax) you can't beat the power. This makes your supercharger spin faster making more power down low in the RPMs. Basically more street light to street light performance. You can pick it up at www.pulleyboys.com Click on "GM Series I". To keep it short, pull out your MAF screen. The last things mostly deal with basic maintenance, PCV Valve and 02 sensor. Replace them if needed or if you don't know how long its been. The tranny cooler is a great idea if you have the extra bucks. The 4T60E transmission you have dies VERY quick if you let it get hot, thats why it came with one stock. Not to look cool but because it really needs it! So if you have the $ get another one. Good luck

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If you think your area is cold, try coming up here into northern Canada! Look at my mod list on either my Home Page or CarDomain page in my signature below. I can also get you Performance Parts as well as my store is here for your shopping pleasure!
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how much does a second tranny cooler cost? would It be a project I could probably do?
what is the PCV valve and where is it located? what does it do, how often do they need to be replaced how much do they cost??
and how often does the O2 sensor need to be replaced, how much does it cost?
where is the Maf screen and what does it do? should I remove it?
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Are you saying that the car is constantly receiving more fuel or there is just more fuel available when you give it a little gas?
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how much does a second tranny cooler cost? would It be a project I could probably do?
what is the PCV valve and where is it located? what does it do, how often do they need to be replaced how much do they cost??
and how often does the O2 sensor need to be replaced, how much does it cost?
where is the Maf screen and what does it do? should I remove it?
Some of your questions will depend on what year and model you have. Put that in your signature (in your profile). It'll help alot. The PCV location depends on whether you have a supercharged model or not. Change it once a year or so, when you do your fuel filter and plugs. $3 should do the trick. The O2 sensors usually last 50-60k miles, and your fuel mileage is the first to suffer from a bad one. If you don't know when it was changed last, change it. There'* an article in Techinfo that will help you determine the right part number for your car, then you can go to www.gmpartsdirect.com and order it at a discount.

Remove the MAF screen if you're running an aftermarket intake with a cone filter. Otherwise, I suggest you leave it in. After the basic tuneup items like plugs/wires, PCV, fuel filter/air filter, O2 sensor, I'd suggest a 180 degree thermostat and extra tranny cooler before any mods.

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Constantly baby! Your computer wants the engine around 200deg and will try to get it there. The only way it has to get it there is to advance the timing a little and add more fuel which equals more power for you the whole way. This works best if you have a CAI. More fuel needs more air or you'll have a slightly rich situation. Not bad but may foul your plugs a little sooner. Its not so much fuel that it will cause any real problems.
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ok, I think i've got my signature working now...
just to let everyone know, Iam practically in love with my car, and have had her for about 4 months now. I have some car experience mostly from auto-shop in highschool which I took all year.
I think i'll be heading down to Napa thursday and get myself a 180 T-stat, PCV valve and an O2 sensor.
one question I do have is will the 180 stat burn out my computer or anything?
also you said this will work best if I have a CAI, what would that be?
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No, and Cold Air Intake. You really should spend some time in the Tech Info page
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There'* a bunch of ways to make a CAI by yourself, but if you don't want to bother yourself with that check out some vendors sites.

Welcome to the Club! Great to see another So. MN member here.
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