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Old 11-10-2014, 05:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I got a 20% repeatable A-B-A-B-A etc. gain with Acetone.

41+ with acetone
35 without acetone

Same route, both ways, same driving, etc. Now I guess the best thing to do would be have someone applying the additive (or not) for me, and see if it was the placebo effect or the Acetone

It made a kick-@$$ injector cleaner, however!

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It has a small insert below the front bumper, & not sure what an e-fan is!
Electric cooling fan, they were on all the 2005+ SUVs and 1500 trucks
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So you like Vizard?
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Electric cooling fan, they were on all the 2005+ SUVs and 1500 trucks

I believe mine has the electric fans.
I thought nearly all vehicles since say around.... the stone age had electric fans!

Another reason I hate on GM occasionally.
ALL of Ford's and most euro-trash models had full-blown EFI (mid 80's) and GM was still playing with the crappy TBI for at least another 10 years
Some Chryslers too...

I do like this Tahoe tho!
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Welcome! It's too bad you have a 2004, because the GMT900 Hybrid has a pretty sweet aero kit that I'd love to see added to a gasser.

http://www.mercedescoachla.com/image...Hybrid_SUV.jpg

Actually, if I were you (and trying to keep a stock look) I'd try to find one of these air dams.

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I'd be interested to see what could come from on a tune on these engines. My Monte Carlo has a 2004 5.3 that came with a mech. fan but was removed for an electric unit for better packaging. I'm getting 19mpg driving 70mph with 28" tall tires and 3.73 rear. I have somewhat of a tune from the company that deleted VATS, rear O2s and a few wires but I think it left room on the table for better power and MPG. If you have an extra $700.00 that you don't want, HPTuners is software for home tuning just like your son used on his Subie. Many on LS1tech swear by NGK TR55 spark plugs, at $2ish/piece they might be worth using. Stock are iridium, I think, and good for 100K miles. There is a big debate all over the internet about what is ACTUALLY better; copper, platinum or iridium. Many say copper is best but needs more frequent replacing whereas iridium holds up longest but isn't as good. I still don't know, but like copper plugs anyway and think that $20 in plugs once a year isn't a bad deal.
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Thanks Sven & Spif!

I will explore these suggestions...
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LaPointe? Check.
Acetone? Check.
Vizard? Check.

Has all the earmarks of The Unicorn Zone. Dun Dun Dunnnnnn!

I like the idea that Vizard's long block turns over more easily than a short block. The long block includes the valvetrain with all those heavy springs and stuff.

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