98 grand am gt

we are wondering if mybe we have some dirty injectors, when you take off from a start the car takes a minute to kick in like till 5 or 10 then it will take off fairly quick dont know if this is the case dirty injectors or
maybe the 3100 is just a big old kitty
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Possable low fuel pressure caused by clogged fuel filter. Change the filter first. If problem is still there take a fuel pressure reading. Should be aprox. 38 psi. at idle.
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what can I expect from a 3100 is it a kitty, or is it a leapard. I know as it stands my 3.0 dodge has faster take off and better throtte response.

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In today's standards it is a kitty. 0-60mph should be about 8-8.5 secs. In 98 155 hp/185 ft/lbs was respectable for a fairly light compact but now it is low since there are 4 cylinders from Nissan with 175hp.

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the dohc 4 cylinders had more umph than this 3100. like I said my 94 spirit with a 3.0 has more balls than this thing.

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I know this car has duel exhaust so would it help if we modified it?

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It's not a true dual exhaust. It's split.

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I believe it's a split single exhaust. Putting duals on it probably would not give you that much anyway. The 3.1 is a snotty little engine but it's no race horse. Unless you were willing to pour thousands into the car you're not going to find any cheap and easy instant horsepower.
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so what your saying is that mycar probally is running fine then, it is supposed to be a kitty

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Hell if I know if it's running fine now. I don't know if it's running like a 3.1 should or worse. Is it a kitty? Depends on how you define a kitty and how you define a tiger. I'm just saying you aren't going to improve a 3.1 much with cheap tricks. Horsepower costs money, takes time and requires knowledge. Any 6 cylinder on the road today can be made to produce 300HP with relative ease if you know what you're doing and want to invest the cash. No 6 cylinder on the road today is going to dramatically change character with a hundred dollar bolt on solution... despite what the marketing claims state.
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oh yeah I understand that, but I'm comparing this car to my 94 spirit with a 3.0 and the 3.0 has more top end, pick up and take off.

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