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Old 07-10-2013, 12:16 AM
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My truck has been sluggish lately. It is a 1996 and it just doesn't seem to have the same power and get up as it used to. What can I do to liven it up a bit an a small budget. Hell, what could I do if I saved up enough money?

Should I rebuild it? It has 188,000 miles on it so I don't know if the engine just needs a thorough work through or if I am being paranoid.

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When's the last time you did a tune-up?

Other than that, You may want to try and Seafoam it...
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+1 tuneup: plugs, cap, rotor, wires

Double roller timing chain

Checked your plenum gasket condition?

How's your exhaust?
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I haven't done a tune-up in a very long time it seems.
I have not checked my plenum gasket. I am a tad broke at the moment so doing something that costs $120 is off the market currently.
And my exhaust was just gone through and the CAT was replaced.

Other than that, no big issues.
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Follow the K.I.S.S rule...keep it simple stupid...lol Plugs, wires, cap and rotor first! clean out the throttle body, run some fuel system cleaner through it, change the airfilter...And then drive it for a week and check your mileage...see where your at....if money permits, I added an MSD box to mine, and was very happy with the increase in milage and power...

On a side note...make sure your brakes aren't hanging up..that can rob alot of power, which I just found out after replacing the front brake hoses...
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What do you mean by the brakes "hanging up"?
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Sometimes the calipers will not release and cause the pads to drag on the rotors..if its real bad, it will feel like your hauling a trailer...
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No, that's not happening. I just replaced the pads not too long ago and they were fine.
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When's the last time you did a tune-up?

Other than that, You may want to try and Seafoam it...
+1 Seafoam worked great for turning back the clock on my truck. Amazing stuff
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I am thinking about getting the Hughes Plenum fix kit and possibly doing the Kegger mod while I have the intake manifold off anyway. Would seafoam after that be a good idea or not?
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