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Old 05-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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Old Tired Gasser... Power Help

Good evening folks,

I am going to be keeping my old and tired 1999 Ford V10 gasser for a bit longer... what can I do to help with the power/fall off especially in the hills/mountains?

She is a ~35 footer with the gasser and roughly 85k on the odo. I am updating it for a few more years of use before a trade up.

BUT she sucks in the hills/mountains or passing or merging. What can I do to help this, safely? The headers were already done. I don't mind beinng stuck at 60 on the interstate with the toad on level ground, but even rather simple hills she is down to 45 (even with the pedal down) extremely quickly.

Please help.

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Old 05-18-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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Cold air intake?

https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#h...old+air+intake

Gotta get the air out as well as in.

https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#h...xhaust+upgrade

Chip?

https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#h...=ford+v10+chip

HP and money are relative, more power = more money.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:16 PM   #3
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I don't want to drop a fortune, it's an old class a after all, but I do know I have to spend money to get results.

As old an muscle car guy, do CAIs actually do a damn thing? In stock trim on a car they do next to nothing.

A chip or prgarammer are already on the list, BUT which ones give the best results for the money? Lol

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Old 05-18-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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How about a lower gear for the rear end.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:30 PM   #5
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I do not think they ever made much of a difference for me... I have a snorkel on my Jeep and a KN CAI in my TV. Other than the fact they both make a sucking noise from the air getting pulled in I think it is all in my head for any power increase. I am sure there is a bit but not what it says on the box... ADD 50HP with this sticker alone!!!
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Do they work, depends on who you talk to and what time of the day it is.

What I have seen, people put on a cold air but do nothing to get the air out seem to be the ones who swear they are a POS.

Two guys at my work run them and both have upgraded the exhaust and swear they do work well.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:13 PM   #7
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I'm sure they do something better than the bent up plastic that had all these kinks in the piping stock intake.
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in my opinion it ain't worth moving from stock. take the money you were gonna spend on it and put it towards the new rig.....

i have spent so much money over the years on mods for diesel and gas engines, and now, after 25 yrs of screwing around and wasting money and time, i just leave my engines stock.

that old gasser won't be any better that it is now.
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Have you ever had the transmission fluid changed?
It may help a little if you haven't done it at all.
Have you ever added any injector cleaner in the gas tank.
This will clean your injector tips and valves for better combustion which could help increase HP and torque a little. This is what I use.
1 Qt bottle in my 80 gallon tank on long trips once a year.
Walmart has it for about $10
Good luck.
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Look into an SCT tuner from 5Star Tuning.
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