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legal guy
11-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Bought an 01 GT and looking to do some basic maintenance. Has 72k on it and recently replaced drive belt and looking to replace plugs. Any suggestions/recommendations in this areas. Also will be looking at some (short-ram) intakes so any suggestions there would be helpful.

James D.
11-03-2005, 10:04 PM
72K.... hmmm.... change spark plugs, no need replacing wires, we use coil packs, its doesnt use a distributor cap... clean MAF sensor, change oil, flush coolant/radiator replacing it with fresh one.

Intake... Injen short ram or CAI depending on were you live if it rains alot.

legal guy
11-04-2005, 05:30 AM
Thanks James D. I'm obviously new and learning (and obviously have a lot to learn :)). Any recommendations on plugs?

Intake? I live in Missouri so rain is pretty moderate. Where's a good place to look ...ebay?

Good looks on the car by the way!

Rix86
11-05-2005, 07:46 AM
plugs: denso or ngk.
no bosch, autolite or any of that crap.

legal guy
11-26-2005, 07:49 AM
Thanks guys. I picked up some NGK plugs and K&N Typhoon Short Ram and got 'em in. I've heard that heavier guaged ground wires are a good idea too - supposedly can improve hp, mpg, and overall electrical system efficiency. Is this true? Any recommendations there?

Sean
11-26-2005, 07:52 AM
It is wise to ensure that your engine is well grounded. Its typically a good idea to have grounds going:

From the Transmission to the chassis (this one IS a must)
From the engine head to the chassis
From your battery to the chassis
From your alternator to the chassis

I would run 8-4 gauge on these :)

legal guy
11-26-2005, 06:17 PM
Thanks Sean. Any ideas where I might find some. Are they universal fit packages or model specific ground wire kits? Where?

Sean
11-26-2005, 08:29 PM
Wire is wire for the most part. The hardware store should be able to supply you with at least some 8 gauge, as well as the corresponding connectors.

Morwan
11-30-2005, 03:08 AM
Yay, another person from the St. Louis area.

That's all I wanted to say.

ibanezgfx
11-30-2005, 05:55 AM
you can buy a ground wire kit off of teamcelica.net im pretty sure :)

legal guy
12-01-2005, 12:00 AM
Here's a site I found some for 7th Gens if anyone's interested.
http://www.tunedinnovations.com/groundwires.asp?Product=1

Mister2T
12-01-2005, 12:09 AM
The cheapest bet on wire is going to the local hardware store like sean said.

legal guy
12-02-2005, 11:50 PM
Hey "ibanezgfx"...Just curious...you a musician? "Ibanez"? Used to own a Soundgear.

What's up "Morwan"? Good to see another St. Louisan!

Morwan
12-10-2005, 01:04 AM
Not much is up, except it takes me a long time to reply. And its too damn cold here. I want to fix and clean my car, but doing it in the snow isn't very fun.

ibanezgfx
12-12-2005, 07:19 AM
Hey "ibanezgfx"...Just curious...you a musician? "Ibanez"? Used to own a Soundgear.

What's up "Morwan"? Good to see another St. Louisan!
yup, was in a band, but singer moved to cali.
now i barely get a chance to play guitar... :(