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ain't what she used to be?

This is a discussion on ain't what she used to be? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so my car has 80k miles and i don't know if the power is what it used to be. any ...

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    ain't what she used to be?

    so my car has 80k miles and i don't know if the power is what it used to be. any suggestions for things i should check out that could be eating up a few ponies?

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    Probably the simple fact that you are used to the cars power.
    Mine is still just as fast as always, but feels lacking.


    Basic tune up stuff can be done though. Plugs, wires, air filter, etc....

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    Agree on what Mr.Luos is saying.

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    I agree too. When I 1st got mine I thought it was so fast, but after awhile I was like... man this isnt fast anymore, I need to mod it and make it faster! lol

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    Clean the MAF. Also, if your shocks and suspension bushings are getting worn it will affect how the car feels to you.

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    Compression test if you are feeling froggy. Do it when changeing plugs. But like everyone said probly use to it. spend money on more mods.

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    i got a SES light the other day when i got on it for o2 sensors, going to go get new ones of those and see if that helps at all. i would imagine it would be easy to do if you can just get under the vehicle isn't it?

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    You will need a special socket to fit the sensor -- unless you do it with a wrench or another more inappropriate tool.

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    'eh I just used a wrench worked fine for me.

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    I felt the same way until someone ran into my car about a month ago.
    Drive a 6 banger rental for 4 weeks and you'll realize she still has it.
    You car is fine.

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    You could always change the fuel filter too. Just use a wrench on the o2's, they shouldn't be on there too tight. Make sure you use some antiseeze if you replace them.

    Have you tried seafoam yet?

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    try new plugs and wires. my stock plugs that were supposed to last 100k miles were shot at 30k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    You will need a special socket to fit the sensor -- unless you do it with a wrench or another more inappropriate tool.
    Crows foot works very well on O2's, no change of rounding it off or pinching the wire.

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    Change the plugs, I dino'd higher at 75k than 30k.
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    i felt like my car was getting slow too so i started moding it late last year.
    i had 60k and i assume with 80k its worse.
    i did a transgo shift kit, then SSRA, fernco, and slp lid.
    it shifts harder, sounds better, and has more power.
    it worked for me

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    Try the basic tune up stuff. I dont know if its because I was driving my truck around alot lately but My car feels like a beast now. I just changed oil, trans fluid, fuel filter and coolant and fixed an 02 sensor problem I hadl. I also cleaned my air filter, MAF, throttle body and pcv. I will be changing plugs and wires soon. I Have 112,000 miles and still running strong.

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