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Old 05-29-2005, 12:30 AM   #11
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If you turned your filter around, all the contaminents that were on the dirty side are being pushed DOWN into your engine.

A custom intake is easy, and running 3" ducting is easy as well on 92-99 models.
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:18 AM   #12
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Default Twice in one topic... what I have here is a failure to commu

No, not turned around that way. I meant turned around the other way; I rotated it. It'* still facing the correct way, it'* just that the black hole is on the other side of the airbox. Sort of a cheap life extension, if you will.
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I'm thinking about taking off the front part of the airbox and just attaching the filter to the remaining half for an easy, simple and cheap air intake mod. Would that work?
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RPO'*...

FW2...3.06 ratio
F17...2.84 ratio
F83...3.05 ratio

the 3.05 probably doesnot apply to you because this was for 1998 and newer cars. Poor acceleration would probably be the 2.84 gearing. Not all of the column shift cars have the 2.84 however, Mine has the 3.05
Gaah! 2.84 ratio! I do have a floor-shifter, though. Can this be changed by swapping a gear or pulley? If I ever blow this tranny, I'll ask about one with a higher gear ratio... or maybe even one of those new continuously variable automatic transmissions.
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So, it hesitates when you floor it before it does anything? That'* not gearing, that'* a slight problem. Does it chug or anything?
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Anyway, I took a look at cold air induction. The Bonnie'* air intake is right behind the driver'* side headlight, so there'* not a lot of room to run dryer hose to the bumper (that was my first plan). I started thinking intercoolers, but then I noticed my wallet wasn't exploding with cash. (My friend'* ex put one on an SRT-4. Very nice looking.)
You started thinking intercoolers!?!? Intercoolers are for forced induction engines only (turbocharged/supercharged). It isn't going to help an N/A engine at all because you are using the outside air to cool air that is also outside air??? It would be the same temp and would do nothing except cause a restriction in your air intake effectively slowing you down...

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Very true, but in my (almost) twenty years, I've never seen an SSE or SSEi Bonneville. What I meant was I'd buy the first supercharged thing I could get my hands on, Bonnie or not. H***, *transmission* or not, just so I could brag about my supercharger. ("It doesn't move, but if it did, I would SO own your A$$!")
For some reason I doubt you've never seen a Supercharged Bonneville before. They really are all over the place if you start looking. Hell, on my block there is 3 of them!

Buying a car that doesn't drive so you can brag about it kind of defeats the purpose does it not? I don't know what it is, but you just seem like kinda a ***** to me... Who buys, or even thinks about buying, a car that doesn't run with a blower on it to brag about it??? Wow is all I can think to even say about that. WOW!

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So, it hesitates when you floor it before it does anything? That'* not gearing, that'* a slight problem. Does it chug or anything?
Yes! Mine does...sort of. I was going to post a new topic about this, but this one is close enough. Sometimes it will chug (especially shortly after I start it up) when I press down on the accelerator. While on the road, sometimes it will acclerate as soon as I press down on the pedal...other times, no.

I'm thinking I need new fuel injectors...any advice? (I've used fuel injector cleaner, too... a lot. It helped, but still didn't fix everything)


**EDIT: I just checked and I do have the FW2 RPO code (3.06)
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So, it hesitates when you floor it before it does anything? That'* not gearing, that'* a slight problem. Does it chug or anything?
Yes! Mine does...sort of. I was going to post a new topic about this, but this one is close enough. Sometimes it will chug (especially shortly after I start it up) when I press down on the accelerator. While on the road, sometimes it will acclerate as soon as I press down on the pedal...other times, no.

I'm thinking I need new fuel injectors...any advice? (I've used fuel injector cleaner, too... a lot. It helped, but still didn't fix everything)


**EDIT: I just checked and I do have the FW2 RPO code (3.06)
when you say chug, do you mean it still accelerates, but slowly? Also, is this accelerating from a dead stop or when cruising?
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Sometimes it will chug (especially shortly after I start it up) when I press down on the accelerator. While on the road, sometimes it will acclerate as soon as I press down on the pedal...other times, no.

I'm thinking I need new fuel injectors...any advice? (I've used fuel injector cleaner, too... a lot. It helped, but still didn't fix everything)
A very dirty MAF Sensor could be the cause of that, if it happens shortly after you start up.
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So, it hesitates when you floor it before it does anything? That'* not gearing, that'* a slight problem. Does it chug or anything?
Doesn't chug or make any weird noises. Now that I think about it, it might just be that it needs a second for the fuel pump to catch up. It'* more than likely normal behaviour, I just wish that quick delay weren't there. It might go away when I overhaul the air intake--right now, I've got Ye Olde Paper Filter doing the work.
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