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Old 27 Sep 2011, 02:41 pm
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info please.......I WAS LOOKING FOR A LITTLE MORE BOOST AND BOUGHT A HOT IGNITION COIL,PLAT + PLUGS AND I SEEM TO HAVE A DULL SPOT, LIKE I TAKE OFF AND WIND IT UP AND IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO WIND AND THEN IT TAKES OFF,NOT SUPER BUT A LITTLE BETTER....SEEMS TO DO IT BETTER COLD THAN WHEN THE ENGINE IS WARMED UP..........ANY SUGGESTIONS

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Old 27 Sep 2011, 03:03 pm
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Is that a Turbo PT?
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Old 27 Sep 2011, 03:12 pm
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Let me guess, MSD coil? Not a good idea, worse performance than the factory coil, assuming you've got the HO PT, or a GT. If it's turbo, your platinum plugs will dissolve in around a year, they do not react well to the heat generated on the turbo engines. Plug wires, did you replace those?
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 09:13 am
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CRUISER IS A BASE MODEL, NON-TURBO , I PURCHASED THE SCREAMIN DEAMON COIL MAGINICORE R100 WIRES AND THE PLAT PLUGS...........THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE.....ANY HELP
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 09:20 am
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Please don't use all CAPS when posting. Equivalent to shouting all the time.

As Chromenut pointed out, after market coils have been proven to be less effective and very much more unreliable than the stock. The OEM coils are run by owners running 300hp + with no problems. Gap your plugs around .040in vs whatever sticker is on the car. TSB came out in 04 for change in plug gap.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 09:26 am
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Want more boost ,than buy a pt with a turbo , dont waste your money on a non pt cruiser.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 10:47 am
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Did you replace the wires, too? The stock wires are garbage - any name brand is better, and plug gap is 0.040.
Put the stock coil back - it's actually better.
Also, try this:
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 11:01 am
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CRUISER IS A BASE MODEL, NON-TURBO , I PURCHASED THE SCREAMIN DEAMON COIL MAGINICORE R100 WIRES AND THE PLAT PLUGS...........THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE.....ANY HELP
Ah, okay for base model you'll be okay with the plats. Not sure why you changed the coil though, but you'll be all right with that too. It's not as hardy as the factory coil, but since you're not running a turbo you have no worries. As to boost, unless you're running a turbo or supercharger you're not getting boost. No such thing on a stock engine. If you're just asking about pep, the comments left by others are pretty much what you'll want to do.
  • If you haven't replaced your plug wires, do so now.
  • Gap them at 0.040
  • Get a good oil change and get off dyno oil and go with synth.
  • Make sure your tire pressures are at or up to 2 lbs above recommended.
  • Gut your airbox, see the thread regarding airbox mods.
  • Get a K&N drop-in air filter, increases flow tremendously.
  • Make sure there's no carpet under your gas pedal so you can slam it to the floor.
  • IF you can find it, run a half tank of 101 octane, or better, with half tank of 93. This will clean out your entire system but watch temperatures while you do this.
  • If you can't find race fuel (101 octane), get yourself a can of Seafoam and run it through your gas tank.

That's just my list of suggestions....

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Old 28 Sep 2011, 01:07 pm
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Sorry bou't the caps, not a advid typer..........also thanks for the info.....
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 01:08 pm
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Thanks Chromenut for the info...I was talking about pep.......not boost.

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