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Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:09 am 
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xr6turnip wrote:
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The heads and whole intake system are to blame


Yep in brief thats it.

Heads are s**t, HO inlet manifold is s**t, std T/B is s**t, std MAF is s**t, std exhaust manifolds are s**t. Std cam is a nice torquey cam but runs out of grunt up high. The yanks have got good results from the std cam mated with 1.7 rockers. Would be interesting to see how the std cam would go with some decent heads and intake and 1.7 rockers. Are you willing to try??

Are you looking to spend any money on getting it to move abit better or were you just wondering why it was so slow?


id do the heads and intake if it didnt kill my fuel economy... mine is a daily driver...


when i did the heads and intake on mine, even though the power went up the economy stayed the same. so in effect the motor is more efficient.

i get about 420ish give or take off 65L give or take and thats with auto and 3.9diff and cam. i'm never in traffic though.

if you want your old ported ho manifold back its sitting under my bench but postage will be a bit more difficult than the springs. be too big for aust. post i reckon.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:44 am 
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Nope, can be posted. I recieved a 351 lower through Aust Post from SA to Sydney
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Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:37 pm 
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yeah I got an upper and lower intake posted from adelaide, no dramas through aust post.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:34 pm 
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xr6turnip wrote:
XH5LWEPN wrote:
needfordspeed wrote:
The heads and whole intake system are to blame


Yep in brief thats it.

Heads are s**t, HO inlet manifold is s**t, std T/B is s**t, std MAF is s**t, std exhaust manifolds are s**t. Std cam is a nice torquey cam but runs out of grunt up high. The yanks have got good results from the std cam mated with 1.7 rockers. Would be interesting to see how the std cam would go with some decent heads and intake and 1.7 rockers. Are you willing to try??

Are you looking to spend any money on getting it to move abit better or were you just wondering why it was so slow?


id do the heads and intake if it didnt kill my fuel economy... mine is a daily driver...


I reckon my fuel economy has gotten better with everything I have in at the moment. When driving around normally, making gear changes at around 2500, I'm seeing around 11l/100km or better. My current tank I've seen 310km and it's just hit the half way mark. On the dyno it says I'm running rich too, so when I get the Motec in and it's tuned correctly, I'd hope to see better economy yet!

 

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