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loyale performance?

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    USMB Reverend

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:22 PM

okay, My dad bought a 92 loyale for a daily driver, how are some cheap ways to get more power out of it?

Drill holes in the airbox
no muffler or turbo muffler
anything else?

#2 NoahDL88


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Posted 29 October 2003 - 03:37 PM

Check the archives, but not much is available without getting into the engine, drilling the airbox, or remiving the bottom entirely only adds 2 cfm of flow to the intake track, so realistically adds .66 hp. the exhaust on the subies is tuned for low end torque so i would leave it that way for good round town traveling. unless you go into the engine you can't really get much more hp

#3 trooperjeep


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Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:33 PM

I did the following performance mods to my 92 Loyale, 4WD, auto:

* NGK spark plugs
* Bosh high capacity wires
* Drilled Air box bottom
* K&N air filter
* removed 2nd cat-converter

It runs a little better now. But it's only a 90 HP engine and with the automatic it's slow. But it still handles great, has awsome 4WD, and is a blast to drive.



#4 MorganM


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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:16 PM

Might wanna complement all those fancy ignition components with a real coil that will utilize them :) Like the Super Stock. Maybe someone can kick you a part number? Mine isnt handy.




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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:17 PM

I'll just do the airbox

does anybody have some pics of the holes drilled in the airbox?
I want to know size, exact location, ect......



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Posted 29 October 2003 - 06:53 PM

the accel "superstock" coil is Part no. 8140 add a "C" to the end if you want it in chrome

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 09:05 PM

I would cut the whole bottom from the intake box, or adapt a K&N cone filter to the MAF.

You can advance the timing a few deg and run 93 octance fuel for a few more ponies. Then a glasspack would complement that well. New plugs (NGK), wires, coil, dist cap and rotor would clear things up a free up some lost power...

#8 trooperjeep


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Posted 31 October 2003 - 12:22 PM

What kind of millage should I be getting with my 92 Loyale, 4WD, auto?

It is only between 12 and 19 Mpg.

I did a lot of "tune up" work (see previous post) but still have a 35 (Purge Control Valve) so I gotta go to the junk yard in Wayland tomorrow to scrouge for a new one, because the dealer wants $102 for a new one.

Do all Auto, Loyales get lousy gas millage?
What else should I check?!



#9 brus brother

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 01:05 PM

I would check my neighbor to see if he was siphoning gas while I slept!:eek: I get a respectable 20mpg out of my 90Loyale AT.

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