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Old 04-18-2008, 04:18 AM   #14
edevlin
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"I had always heard of this called an "Italian tuneup," because the old Italian cars would literally need it to run properly... Of course, in my other world of rotary powered engines, the cars that were driven by old ladies to church are known to die of boredom, i.e., the engines build up carbon and it starts to tear at the apex seals... "

Well, I am pretty regular with my "Italian tuneups", try every time I get in the car.... But I recently did a tuneup that seemed to make the car more responsive and eliminated some of the "gurggle" I normally get when slowing down in gear. The tuneup, which should be a DIY job for most on the forum, consisted of:


1. Changing spark plugs

2. Cleaning MAF sensor

3. Changing, or in my case cleaning and reinstalling the air filter

4. Running a two tanks of gas through the car with Chevron Techron additive



BTW, the car was running fine before this tuneup and it was not time to change the sparkplugs or filter based on recommended maintenance schedule. But now it seems to just hum, I really love these engines, even with the problems built into their design, they are very sweet!!! This is a great weekend project to get ready for top-down weather, enjoy

Ed

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