Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
I have the high end Champion Iridium's in it. I get, on average city driving, no lead footing, 15L/100KM. Im coming from 4x4 Dodge trucks to this and its awesome in comparison. But still seems awful considering a quarter of that tank will be spent highway. Its 100km to work and back every week. And not to sound Newfagish, but whats an OTIS? My car is completely stock for now. I have plans for a nice deep rumbley exhaust, and the 57 Series intake. Later on when i get it paid off more i will invest in other more serious upgrades such as ECU re-flashing and engine parts. Id also like to know what you folks would recommend for replacement coils. Mine are starting to go. They show a little bit of burn through on themselves and ive lately developed a low rpm shudder.
Also, on the highway, at 90Km/h my tach reads at about 1800-1900 RPM. Is this a normal range? Coming from my V8 4x4 which turned 1600 RPM at 100Km/h to this seems high to me. As my work truck has a Slant 6 4.2L that turns 1600 RPM at 100Km/h as well.
The car has 167xxx Km on it. Im doing the timing belt, water pump and serpentine belt at 170000KM. Along with a full synthetic transmission service and full synthetic oil change. Ive been reading about how these cars have a hereditary transmission problem. But mine shifts fine. Ive been thinking about finding a shift kit template. Anybody have any sort of luck with that stuff?