dropped it off for an alignment.
The front end of those is very appealing, but I never did like the rear styling. Not bad though.
Back to the thread:
After classes today, running by Advance Auto to get my battery tested. I think its on its way out. Took about 5 seconds of cranking to get the wagon to start yesterday, plus this battery has been killed 4 times in the last 3 months from stupid crap from my friends. No biggie, I got it for free from a nice guy at my dad's job.
Which made me just realize, this is likely my own damn fault. I changed out the headlights a couple of months ago, and you have to remove that cover to get to the headlight assemblies. So when I put it back on, I must not have put the hose behind the clip.
Yet another reason why I shouldn't work on my cars myself. It always comes back to bite me in the ass.
You need to buy a Service Manual for Hoover - he'll keep you out of trouble.
The MPG makeover:
Switched from 19lb to 16lb injectors
180deg back to 195 thermostat
Tires: 225/60s (4% too small), back to 215/70s
MMO piston soak (google it): Removed carbon build up caused by the large injectors = No more spark knock!
Dremel wheel to the distributor contacts. The MSD 6A totally rapes distributor caps. But it s good for 1mpg calculated
Dash mounted vacuum gauge (helps to lighten my lead foot...)
Re-enabled the viscous converter clutch. Might be good for 1mpg? Certainly is annoying though...
Previuosly 15mpg, hoping to get 18 again at least!
The car is absolutely no fun to drive anymore....
Last edited by Sevillian273; 02-23-11 at 03:01 PM.
Put it up for sale on Autotrader...
I dont like the feeling when it engages. It's very subtle but Im sensitive. It feels like Im suddenly towing something out of nowhere. I put a switch in between it and the ECM.
The feeling is similar to the way a Ford AOD takes forever to downshift... Hard to explain..
The injectors are out of early 90's BMW M series. 16.7 lb/hr
Took the Caddy For a Car Wash then went threw the drive up ATM
then back home
Its not nearly as pronounced as the AOD. Lol, not even close!
Also, @Sevillian: Poor you. I get better gas mileage in my mondo-wagon. lol Hope your tune up is as successful as you hope.