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Old 09-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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I have been putting off asking this for a bit because I was trying to decide whether or not I was just getting used to how fast my ng900 is but I think it isn't just me.

I feel like the car is not pulling like it should, basically it used to pull harder. My question is what would you recommend to check and replace to spruce it up?

I recently took off my intercooler hoses and they were fine, FYI. I was thinking about plugs and vacuum lines but I have silicon lines throughout that are almost a year old. The plugs are about 5 months old but have under 2,000 miles on them.

Ps. I got cross flow Saab intercooler hoses from Goldwing but they both seem to be just too short for the t25 and T5 delivery pipe, any thoughts?
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Do you have a boost gauge?
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Fuel Filter and plugs.
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check base boost...i have burnt plugs up in 1500 miles if i had been driving it real hard...check and make sure that the hose clamps are tight, but also check to make sure they dont have cracks...fuel filter could be getting dirty...
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fuel filter, plugs, adapt.
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Do you have a boost gauge?
No, but I hooked one up temporarily and ran the line out of the hood and through the window and was peaking around 18psi in 3rd and 4th, about 15psi by redline.

Thanks everyone, I was definately thinking plugs. I will order a few sets and readapt. As for the fuel filter, I looked through all the service manuals and it was replaced within the last 5,000 miles.

Im kind of annoyed that the IC hoses are just short, I really want to get rid of my cobbled together setup which is really restricting.
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Do a compression check if you really wanna know how healthy your engine is.
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Do a compression check if you really wanna know how healthy your engine is.
I hope a 32,000 mile engine is in good shape, otherwise I would seriously doubt my car haha. In all seriousness, I know it is not engine health. It is mostly the feeling of "didn't my car pull harder?"
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You get used to it. Trust me.

I was thinking my 9-3 was slow for some reason, then I beat corvettes and shit at the airport event.
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haha, I just wish I had gotten a bench mark (raced a friend and see how I do) to know where I'm at.

Also; is it normal that after driving around casually, the first pull or two seem slow and then it feels like it 'wakes up' a bit and goes a bit harder?
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yes, thats the adaption that the car does

Drive pussy-footed, it thinks thats how you drive
drive like a bat-outta-hell, it gives you more boost

and it actually picks up on those adaptations pretty quick sometimes
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yeah after driving the SPG all winter, getting back in the viggen scared the crap out of me the first time i floored it. now at the end of the summer its almost boring.

i know its running well though.
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You need one of these... G-tech things. -Plug it into your cig lighter and it tells you power-0-60 etc. Car and driver use it.

The biggest downside I've encountered is finding a flat spot to use it.

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yes, thats the adaption that the car does

Drive pussy-footed, it thinks thats how you drive
drive like a bat-outta-hell, it gives you more boost

and it actually picks up on those adaptations pretty quick sometimes
Cool, thanks for the info! I was always wondering about that since I could have sworn it would start really pulling harder after a few acceleration runs.

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yeah after driving the SPG all winter, getting back in the viggen scared the crap out of me the first time i floored it. now at the end of the summer its almost boring.

i know its running well though.
Haha, thats how I feel when I go home on weekends when I am at school... It puts a smile on my face for the few days I am there.

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You need one of these... G-tech things. -Plug it into your cig lighter and it tells you power-0-60 etc. Car and driver use it.

The biggest downside I've encountered is finding a flat spot to use it.
Huh, I was thinking about getting something like that but never actually brought myself to spending the money since something else would inevitably come up like now that my CEL for the rear o2 sensor which came on again.
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I have one that is like 7 years old and it still works. Here's one for under 70 bucks that newer than mine...
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haha, you are real funny... Its a good thing I got EBC redstuff pads to withstand the constant abuse!
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did you figure out what is wrong yet?
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I am just getting ideas right now since I am at school. I will be home next weekend so I will have plugs by then and will deal with the re-adapting part after those are in. I also have to take my DP off and try to find a small exhaust leak so I might just do that first.
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