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dman
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dman Jul 6, 1:15am - #216822 

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just finished tune up

hey everyone i just finished my tune up. did...
1)plugs
2)plug wires
3)rotor cap
4)distrubutor cap
5)oil change
6)transmission fluid
yet i do feel a very very miniscule kick i was somewhat upset at the results. i know im not looking at MAD gains but i thought id see better results. maybe its just the first drive after and i need to let everything settle a bit. any ideas or is that basically it. oh i also hope to gain some gas milege, any ideas on how much?

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Tommy91GT Jul 6, 1:42am - #216823 
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What type of Plugs, oil and Tranny Fluid you use? Gas Milage depends how bad your plugs were in the first place? Did you add any type of stabalizer to oil? You might want to get yourself a bottle of Lucas Tune-up in a Bottle injector cleaner for your next tank of gas. You did all that work but nothing to clean your injectors. Anything/Everything by Lucas is AWESOME!! thumbsup
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dman
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dman Jul 6, 3:43am - #216824 

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i got autolite plugs and wires. tranny fluid was pennzoil. wat is stabilizer ? not sure. but i did buy the cheveron fuel injector cleaner for the next tank of gas.

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2003cbgts Jul 6, 4:04am - #216825 

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yup i just changed my oil other day and used lucas oil stabilizer. cant really tell any kind of a difference yet. probaly wont be able to . dammit
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czar Jul 6, 7:41am - #216826 

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i heard penzoil is not good. mobil 1 is good thou thumbsup

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Tommy91GT Jul 6, 2:04pm - #216827 
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Lucas Stablizer is used to 1 extend the life of your oil, and to to help protect parts. Were as normal oil pretty much drains off the engine, Lucas leaves a fine coat to protect, revitalizes seals and makes starting easier. Basicly the same as Slick50 puke but better. You can not gain HP from a tune-up but you can increase acceleration. Autolites are low end plugs. Most people say if you use platinum or iridium plugs you get a better spark, which leads to better acceleration. Everyone has their own opinion on oils, I use synthetic, cost more but I feel it works better. For tranny I use Royal Purple, but there is a new product out called trick shift. I started using it in my wifes car and I can notice a difference with it. Shifts cleaner and on point. They say the wires you can use are OEM, which are made by Denso if I'm not mistaken. I use NGK plugs (iridium IX) and wires. Also about once a year I seafoam my Intake.
Now I'm not telling you to go out and change what you have already done, just keep it in mind for the next time. Platinum and iridium plugs start at about $5-6 EACH and run up to about $15 EACH, so it can get expensive. Lucas products are also expensive, but well worth it. thumbsup
If you want to free up some HP you might want to look into hyper grounding your engine.
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dman Jul 6, 9:01pm - #216828 

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hey man thanks for the heads up. at least i know now. even tho i may not apply all of this for a while. at least i know. any tips are greatly appreciated.

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Snafu Jul 9, 7:00pm - #216829 
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actually, you can gain hp by a tune up, but just hp you've lost. Having crappy wires, plugs, stuff like that can hurt Performance, but a tune up will get it back to where ya started.

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Tommy91GT Jul 10, 7:03am - #216830 
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That isn't called gaining HP, it's called required maintainence. If a car is properly taken car of there is little if any drop in HP due to tune-ups.
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