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Future value of 2002 Trans Am Firehawks?????

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    I took delivery of my 02 Hawk back in August 2001 just going over all my service history or there lack of? Is it bad that I only have changed the oil four times?
    9/10/2001 362 miles
    12/4/2004 3022 miles
    2/17/2007 forgot to write down mileage on this date
    4/12/2012 4077 miles
    Always with Mobile one full synthetic 5w-30

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    Oil breaks down over time...seals rot too. I've always been told and read that it is really bad for the engine to just sit and not be ran regularly. You might be doing more harm than good by never driving it.
    It's on jackstands.

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    I crank it and bring it up to 210 degrees regularly , roll it out garage and drive it to the mail box from time to time. What scares me the most is the cheap , crappy, way over priced ten percent ethonal gas that we are stuck with. I keep the tank full of gas at all times with Sta-Bil added.

    Which brings me to my next question, Octane boosters, waste of money or are there any good ones out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002Firehawk:2765592
    I took delivery of my 02 Hawk back in August 2001 just going over all my service history or there lack of? Is it bad that I only have changed the oil four times?
    9/10/2001 362 miles
    12/4/2004 3022 miles
    2/17/2007 forgot to write down mileage on this date
    4/12/2012 4077 miles
    Always with Mobile one full synthetic 5w-30
    Your car is not tuned to run on higher octane so it wouldn't add any benefit.

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    Octane boosters are generally more hype than anything else. If I recall, when they say they add a "point" they really mean a "tenth of a point" to your fuel's octane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02:2766548
    Octane boosters are generally more hype than anything else. If I recall, when they say they add a "point" they really mean a "tenth of a point" to your fuel's octane.
    Correct. Same goes for racing fuel that's really high octane from what I understand. Unless the PCM is tuned for it, it doesn't help much, if at all.

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    ^^ Exactly. You have to run more spark advance to take advantage of the higher octane fuels. Simply running a real high octane fuel may actually decrease power as the combustion event will occur late.

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