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Old 06-09-2007, 02:49 AM   #1
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Yes, I know..something is just wrong with it, its really slow. 9.5 to be exact. Way slower than it should be.



BTW, I slowed down because I had a cop coming towards me

Also, heres my LN3 for comparison. Only a second slower. :\

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Looks like it'* dying at the top end... Do you have your RPO codes handy? I'd like to see if you have the 3.05, which I believe you do... Have you done a tune up? Even mine, at 74k, needs a tune up now. I don't think a clogged cat would be a problem yet, but just in case, put it on jack stands and shake it a bit. Maybe post in '92-'99 if you haven't done so already
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I didn't watch the time in the video but it doesn't look to bad for a L36. Maybe a tune up is in order if you haven't done one since you got the car. One of my friends used to have a 97 SE with a gutted airbox, K&N and that thing ran awesome for a L36, never got a look at his rpo codes though.

You should gut your airbox!

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WELL, currently i'm so broke, my friend is renting the car from me for a few days, and umm, i don't know if i'm going to be able to keep it yet because my financial situation is looking shaky all over again after what i went through last week. So no permanent stuff like gutting airbox. and yes, it has had a tune up. but still bogs down really bad once in a while.

Also, about the RPOs, I keep forgetting to look and everytime i do, the trunk is chock full. Yeah, don't ask. But I think I have 3.05s as well. Because I'm pretty sure I have FE2.
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You don't need to buy a K&N if you gut the airbox. I gutted mine then about a week later bought the filter. Maybe you can measure the resistances of your coils per tech info. Hope the $ situation improves for you.


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I've driven a few L36s faster than that. That DOES seem slow for an L36. It seems like after the tires chirped it just dragged. My 3100-powered Cutlass did a 9sec 0-60.
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I've driven a few L36s faster than that. That DOES seem slow for an L36. It seems like after the tires chirped it just dragged. My 3100-powered Cutlass did a 9sec 0-60.
Now that I think about this it could just be a torque management thing dialing the power back for a few seconds due to the wheel spin.
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I've driven a few L36s faster than that. That DOES seem slow for an L36. It seems like after the tires chirped it just dragged. My 3100-powered Cutlass did a 9sec 0-60.
Now that I think about this it could just be a torque management thing dialing the power back for a few seconds due to the wheel spin.
Looks to be the case in my eyes..

Scan Tooling before the Ported lower was installed... The Vid is crappy... But just listen to the motor...




The runs after the Ported Lower... This is the one great thing about 95'*.... No TQ Management..


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torque management hmm. well then why does it bog out under light acceleration all the time?
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