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Old 04 Jan 2008, 11:46 am
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Default integra gsr slow?

I have a 94 integra gsr, but for some reason its runs fine...but its slow..i drove other gsr's before and there nothing like mine...its like in a class by itself...can anyone enlighten me on what could be wrong
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 12:01 pm
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I had a '95 GSR, one of my all-time favorite cars. Can you feel VTEC engagement? You should absolutely feel a real power "bump" up somewhere around 5500 RPM (I don't recall the exact RPM) when it engages. But there are a bunch of things that can cause the car to not engage VTEC.When was your last oil & filter change? It uses oil pressure to move the VTEC cam mechanism. Old oil can get sludged up or otherwise fail to engage.There are other sensors that could fail and prevent VTEC motion as well.Also -- there is a short exhaust section (header) right at the motor. I think they call it a B-section or something similar. The separators in this broke down in mine and I noticed a significant loss of power (mine was fixed under warranty).
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 12:16 pm
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Well first off is your car modified or not. Same with the other gsr. And or are you for sure its a gsr. If it is then check for oil change, air filter cleaning, and maybe new spark plugs. Cuz cleaning those are probably the cheapest way of squeezing the most horsepower out. Or other routes to make your car faster is upgrading the engine with after market parts.
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 12:31 pm
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it would be good to know if you teg is modified or not. try cleaning the engine up a bit. do a compression test. out for more stuff
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 12:46 pm
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With a VTECH, to get it to activate you have to have to get the rpms up over 5800, you redline is 8000 rpm. If you have get it up over 5800 closet to 8000 and just quickly to keep the VTECH open the car should have plenty of hp with the stock motor. I would check to see if your VTECH is opening, if not your sensor is bad. Very easy part to replace. If your car isn't mortified then, look to intake, exhaust 2.5 - 3 in catback, good plugs and wires. You will gain about 15 hp or more.
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 01:01 pm
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B-Series vtec motors respond VERY well to just a few bolt ons. Allowing it to breath better can produce a difference of night and day in the feel of your car. Thats why B-series is(was, K is taking over) so popular. A bone-stock gsr is not impressive, feels lifeless, unresponsive, virtually absent of any balls whatsoever. You wouldn't think that just an intake/header/exhaust would give the driver a buzz that he couldnt get previously. It wont neccessarily make the car a hhel of a lot faster, but you will feel those minor torque gains, vtec will hit much harder and louder than before, your top end will have an obvious increase in pull. Now, when you say, your car is much slower than others, have you actually raced any other gsrs that were equally modded(or not modded for that matter)? You might be surprised at how little a difference there really is. Or is it that your expectation of the car is held too high, leaving you in a constant dissappointment? Self doubt can make you feel like your car is sub-par in contrast to others alike. But seriously though, if youre comparing the way your stock gsr feels from the drivers seat compared to a friends with a few bolt-ons, then you dont have reason to judge your car just yet. Wow. Where the phuck did all that come from.
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