Am new to the group having just acquired a clean 1993 Camaro fitted with the
above engine and auto box. Seems to run well enough and the custom stainless
exhaust someone has had fitted sounds awesome.
I am based in the UK and have a couple of questions:
1 Can someone give or point me in the direction of good advice for uprating
this engine, as quite honestly 160bhp seems miserly, obviously not looking
to spend a fortune but finding another 20 or 30% for reasonably small outlay
would be appreciated.
2 The service engine light comes on once engine is warm, oil pressure is
high top of guage and water temp is low around bottom third of guage unless
in traffic when it climbs to the middle. Oil & filter was changed 1000 miles
ago. There is a suggestion that the car has had the Cat removed would this
cause the light to come on??
All views appreciated
V8's generally get 10-15HP with a good air filter kit, but I'm not sure if
that's similar with V6's or relative with size.
Headers would probably be the next bet (with me anyway :-> )
There are a list of free mods around(I've got a '95 Z28 so not sure what
would apply to a v6, probably most, but I've refrained from most of them
due to drivability issues).
Not generally, mine was removed when i got the car. Due to several
problems with my car I was made to have one fitted (and charged for:-< )
to sort my ignition/emmissions problem. As far as i'm aware '95 and later
cars are supposed to have one. I will remove mine again at some stage when
Have you scanned the car for error codes yet ?
How soon does the light come on? after 2-3 minutes?
Have you checked the fuses under the hood ? . Mine suffered an AIR pump
fuse blowing frequently, sorted now though.
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