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@  RegalTraveler : (21 December 2014 - 11:52 PM) I've been having that debate too. Drop a couple grand and keep her for a few more years or spend 20k on something I may not necessarily want, may or may not have any issues of its own, and if I learned anything about these newer cars is that you have to take them in to perform any kind of maintenance. Heck, now-a-days you need a lift with special pucks just to jack up the car and rotate tires unless you're looking to cause some damage.
@  BlackBetty : (21 December 2014 - 08:39 AM) what are u having to fix Steve? Mine saves me money vs costs on my charts
@  steveyjr1982 : (21 December 2014 - 01:36 AM) Car is getting old and tired.
@  steveyjr1982 : (21 December 2014 - 01:24 AM) Tired of dumping money into this thing.
@  BlackBetty : (20 December 2014 - 07:47 AM) See if you can pick up a used set of TOG headers then. ive read tons of great things about them when fitment is a concern
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 December 2014 - 09:25 AM) But then again with the SD I've only heard of the fitment issues once or twice and just needing a new flex, So I probably will go with the SD. We'll see.
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 December 2014 - 09:16 AM) (Car came with Dp and Plog from PO, or I would have had headers rather)
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 December 2014 - 09:15 AM) I mean I've already got a plog and dp from zzp but I am going upgrade to headers, and I have utilities to make them work, my only issue is fitment being off and all the other glorious problems said to come with SD, so I was thinking Pacesetter because they are slip and fitted right and the Y is fixed via ZZP (review of leaks but I can just just weld them up.
@  BlackBetty : (19 December 2014 - 07:05 AM) go with speed daddy's. I do everything myself so i went plog/pem.. but would rather have the headers anyday
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 December 2014 - 05:35 AM) I mean so then I don't need clamps and I won't get leaks.
@  Sapias Lupus : (19 December 2014 - 05:24 AM) Pacesetters or Speed Daddys worth it if I have a welder available and an expert to do it for free?
@  novascotiaGS : (18 December 2014 - 01:50 AM) When is the new calendar going to be again available anyone know?
@  Sapias Lupus : (17 December 2014 - 04:01 AM) I went ahead and PMed you, I feel you know the roots of what the motor can handle with the gen 5 from your experience. I'd like to talk more extensively if thats cool.
@  Crazyguy03 : (17 December 2014 - 03:57 AM) it wasnt until I added a S1X that i could take the timing all the way up to 21* no kr
@  Crazyguy03 : (17 December 2014 - 03:56 AM) then I went to a gen5 and FSIC and N* then I was able to run a 3.0 WITH decent timing
@  Crazyguy03 : (17 December 2014 - 03:56 AM) from there i added headers and 1.9s
@  Crazyguy03 : (17 December 2014 - 03:55 AM) lol its hard to understand and remember but I can say I remember where I started it was a bone stock motor with just an intake, 3.4, and tune
@  Sapias Lupus : (17 December 2014 - 03:48 AM) I'll pm you.
@  Sapias Lupus : (17 December 2014 - 03:46 AM) Oh sh*t wait are you saying you ran a 3.4 on a gen 5 with nothing but intake and tune lol and didn't "need" an IC until you dropped again?
@  Sapias Lupus : (17 December 2014 - 03:41 AM) I'm not looking at SSICs I am planning to get the FS. I just don't exactly get what you're saying with the guys with the gen 3 running 3.25 because I'm not getting a SS. IGNORE THIS I think I done goofed

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#1 Geojb


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

OK need a conformation here.
This happens irregularly. No correlation to hitting bumps or any thing else.

On the dash, I'll get the full "Christmas lights", reset the gages and the Ding, ding, ding..... Then back to normal. Car stays running. ( crosses fingers as panic sets in )

It's just started doing this, this past week, Maybe once or twice a day.

Bad Battery connection?
Ignition switch / key tumbler?

I don't remember which.

Who has "fixed this" Ign. switch by spraying contact/Maf cleaner in there?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

Exactly what mine did when the ignition switch went out. I have not done the cleaning myself (just the replacement), but there is at least one good article here (or a link to clubgp) that goes through the clean up routine.
I have taken one apart though, and will say that you do need to take care. Even though the parts are all relatively large (as compared to a watch?), but are finicky enough that you would want to have steady hands and a good memory for where they all go. Or take pictures as you go.

But the symptom is definitely the same as my switch. It really would rear up when I would use the turn signal switch, and only killed the engine after it had been doing it for a few weeks.
On the other hand, my '03 LS gave no prior warning when it went out and just literally died out of the blue going down the freeway. Oddly enough, when the GS finally gave out I was going down the freeway too. I guess it just "knows" when you're in an awkward spot.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, thats what I was afraid of.......
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Did this happen before you did your extensive engine work? I would check all my grounds and power feeds before I condemn an ignition switch.

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