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Old 11 Sep 2004, 03:09 pm
Larry J.
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Default Increased power in new TL..?

We've had our new TL for a little more than three weeks.

I'm noticing a substantial feeling of more power from it, and think
it may be one of two things.

A. The dealer had put low octane gas in it, and my two fill ups with
91 octane have made it run much better.

B. The car had some kind of power limit for the first few hundred
miles which have now passed.

Anyone else experience this phenomenon..?

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Old 11 Sep 2004, 08:39 pm
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

"Larry J." <usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
news:Xns956185DBC3B34larryathome@68.6.19.6...
> We've had our new TL for a little more than three weeks.
>
> I'm noticing a substantial feeling of more power from it, and think
> it may be one of two things.
>
> A. The dealer had put low octane gas in it, and my two fill ups with
> 91 octane have made it run much better.
>
> B. The car had some kind of power limit for the first few hundred
> miles which have now passed.
>
> Anyone else experience this phenomenon..?
>
> --
> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
>
> "Lord, are we worthy of the task that lies before us,
> or are we just jerking off..?"


Now that you mention it, I have. I got a little over 2K miles on mine, but I
did sense a increase in power after a couple of weeks. I also noticed more
of a "rumble" from the exhausts as I pull away from a stop.

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Old 12 Sep 2004, 12:36 am
Larry J.
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

Waiving the right to remain silent, "Dave Melvin"
<dmelvin@dontspamme.insight.rr.com> said:

> "Larry J." <usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns956185DBC3B34larryathome@68.6.19.6...
>> We've had our new TL for a little more than three weeks.
>>
>> I'm noticing a substantial feeling of more power from it, and
>> think it may be one of two things.
>>
>> A. The dealer had put low octane gas in it, and my two fill
>> ups with 91 octane have made it run much better.
>>
>> B. The car had some kind of power limit for the first few
>> hundred miles which have now passed.
>>
>> Anyone else experience this phenomenon..?
>>
>> --
>> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
>>
>> "Lord, are we worthy of the task that lies before us, or are
>> we just jerking off..?"

>
> Now that you mention it, I have. I got a little over 2K miles on
> mine, but I did sense a increase in power after a couple of
> weeks. I also noticed more of a "rumble" from the exhausts as I
> pull away from a sto


So I'm not crazy...

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Old 13 Sep 2004, 08:30 pm
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power when
running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to "mix it up" with a
BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to first turn off the A/C.

RJ

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Old 14 Sep 2004, 10:41 pm
Larry J.
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
<golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:

> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power
> when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to
> "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to
> first turn off the A/C.


Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some high-
torque V8's.

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Old 15 Sep 2004, 05:53 am
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 03:41:55 GMT, "Larry J."
<usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> professed the following:

>Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
><golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:
>
>> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power
>> when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to
>> "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to
>> first turn off the A/C.

>
>Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some high-
>torque V8's.


I barely notice anything in my 2001 TL.

My Corolla was another thing, though...

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Old 15 Sep 2004, 10:27 am
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

Waiving the right to remain silent, Bruno <insert@address.here>
said:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 03:41:55 GMT, "Larry J."
><usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> professed the following:
>
>>Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
>><golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:
>>
>>> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in
>>> power when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a
>>> notion to "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think
>>> I'd want to first turn off the A/C.

>>
>>Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some
>>high- torque V8's.

>
> I barely notice anything in my 2001 TL.
>
> My Corolla was another thing, though...


I can feel the small loss of power when cruising and pushing the AC
button. It's instant, and has been like that with every 4 and 6
cylinder car I've had.

It was not really apparent with our two BMW 540i cars, or the
Corvette I once owned. They were high-torque V8s.

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Old 19 Sep 2004, 11:28 pm
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"Larry J." <usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9564D2B46897Blarryathome@68.6.19.6...
> Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
> <golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:
>
>> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power
>> when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to
>> "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to
>> first turn off the A/C.

>
> Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some high-
> torque V8's.
>
> --
> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
>
> "Lord, are we worthy of the task that lies before us,
> or are we just jerking off..?"


Don't all modern vehicles automatically turn off the air to maximize hp when
at full throttle?

Imants


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Old 20 Sep 2004, 11:21 am
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

On 9/19/04 11:28 PM, in article 10t3d.475161$gE.402732@pd7tw3no, "Imants"
<imantsk@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> "Larry J." <usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9564D2B46897Blarryathome@68.6.19.6...
>> Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
>> <golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:
>>
>>> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power
>>> when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to
>>> "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to
>>> first turn off the A/C.

>>
>> Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some high-
>> torque V8's.
>>
>> --
>> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
>>
>> "Lord, are we worthy of the task that lies before us,
>> or are we just jerking off..?"

>
> Don't all modern vehicles automatically turn off the air to maximize hp when
> at full throttle?
>
> Imants
>
>


Some of the ones with little engines do. I don't think it is across the
board though.

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Old 21 Sep 2004, 10:11 pm
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Default Re: Increased power in new TL..?

In general, engines make more horsepower with cooler air.

I seemed to notice that my CL-S seemed to get a bit better gas mileage and
had a bit better power after third tankfull.

Maybe you noticed one of the above?

Happy driving!

"E. Meyer" <e52.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> On 9/19/04 11:28 PM, in article 10t3d.475161$gE.402732@pd7tw3no, "Imants"
> <imantsk@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Larry J." <usenet1@DE.LETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
> > news:Xns9564D2B46897Blarryathome@68.6.19.6...
> >> Waiving the right to remain silent, "horo"
> >> <golfwoodservices@insightbb.com> said:
> >>
> >>> I have noted a significant (more than usual) difference in power
> >>> when running without A/C vs. with A/C. If I had a notion to
> >>> "mix it up" with a BMW or similar vehicle I think I'd want to
> >>> first turn off the A/C.
> >>
> >> Most cars will feel like that with AC on, except maybe for some high-
> >> torque V8's.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail
> >>
> >> "Lord, are we worthy of the task that lies before us,
> >> or are we just jerking off..?"

> >
> > Don't all modern vehicles automatically turn off the air to maximize hp

when
> > at full throttle?
> >
> > Imants
> >
> >

>
> Some of the ones with little engines do. I don't think it is across the
> board though.
>



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