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It's a good feeling...

This is a discussion on It's a good feeling... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I took Sunday to do some work on my cars. Some of you read about the issue I was having ...

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    It's a good feeling...

    I took Sunday to do some work on my cars. Some of you read about the issue I was having with my motor a few weeks ago. In light of the feed back I got, I went ahead and cleaned out my MAF with some spray cleaner. I thought I would have trouble figuring out how to take it off, but once I looked at it I was relieved to realize I would only need a screwdriver. I also cleaned out my air filter (first time since I bought the car 10 months ago). It was pretty nasty. I also replaced the weather stripping over my driver side door. Oh, and I got rid of that squeak in my clutch pedal (at least for now...) by spraying white lithium on the squeaky parts.

    After all was said and done, I'm noticing a smoother ride and better throttle response, and a nice, quiet clutch pedal... Now she just needs a good bath.

    It feels good to get free labor on my car

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    if the air filter was as dirty as you say it was then you should probably see an MPG increase too

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    It's all about the little things, especially those things that you can do all yourself.

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    Fixing things yourself is satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    if the air filter was as dirty as you say it was then you should probably see an MPG increase too
    I've been watching for that, but have not yet driven far enough to tell.

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    It does feel good to do things yourself. If any of mine are dirty it feels as if they dont run as good. Wash them and its like a tune up. Good for you.

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    Always feels good to do something yourself in lieu of paying someone else. With the collective automotive knowledge on this site, it is very easy to get competent advice and instructions on just about any type of vehicle repair or maintenance. Nice work!

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    I have to clean out my air filter and MAF as well. I always enjoy driving after that is done.

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    Yeah. I can't wait to get my PP throttle body, now. Another excuse to look inside and see what "needs" to be refreshed.

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    buy a new air filter...even a new cheap one is better then nothing

    (i dont believe in cleaning air filters)

    good luck with the car

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    It's a K&N...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naaman View Post
    It's a K&N...
    i had one, threw it out

    i buy the cheap ones now, couple bucks and always new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    i had one, threw it out

    i buy the cheap ones now, couple bucks and always new
    thats what i did just because i got tired of dicking with it. so now im running just a paper acdelco

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