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Tom04

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noticed my car felt rather sluggish latly so i took it out to do the 0-100 an got a disapointing result 9 secs. it has extractors 2 1/2 lukey exaust k&n filter an cai an when i installed the cai bout 2 months ago i was gettin 7.8-8 secs constantly i only timed using a stop watch but thats all i have ever used
what could have changed or be wrong? any ideas? its got 232000 ks on the clock but the last 30000 have been country ks
how come i have a sec diffrence in a month?
 

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Give it a service, from personal experience i reckon fuel delivery plays a huge part! Fuel filter, Injectors, plugs. Do those. Then look at a tranny service. Improvement is big after things like these have been done.

Let us know how you go.
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check the leads for high resistance, check the plug gaps and condition and fuel pressure
 

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cheers. i was thinking bout giving it a service but my mate whos a 1st year appren mechanic said they only need to be serviced every 10000 its been 6000 since its last service
 

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At 232,000km those are pretty good times......you engine is maybe not tired but certainly not at 100%. Playing at the edges by replacing the usual wear items may make a slight difference and I'd reckon that with those Kms, the bore, valve seats and cam would be showing quite some wear.
 

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That's better than new (standard). Just remember the number of Kms. I'm an old bastard and I cannot run like I did 30 years ago!
 

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Tom04 said:
how does the rough 7.8-8 secs 0-100 sound for everything that has been done?
i get around those times in my vr too (7.5 - 8), extractors, 2 1/2 lukey exaust, k&n filter, cai, mildy worked heads, i need to service my gbox and then ill see what times i get :)
 

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get the tranny serviced, full service where they flush the tranny/converter/ cooler etc consider fitting an bigger trans cooler also the standard radiator/trans cooler is pretty average and only really suitable for sunday drivers. also take a look at the diff, this won't make any diffenrence to your performance but i bet it's still got the same oil as the day it rolled of the Holden lot, most tend to forget about it.
 

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mate, if i were u id be servicing(oil and oil filter) every 5000km with that amount of k's, ive got 220,000k's on mine and since i bought it at 200,000k's i have been servicing every 5000k's and car been running nicely, i also run synthetic oil which has made a difference in the way engine runs and responds, if you have no leaks i recommend the same.
 
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