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When I´m on Ebay, I´d like to see something OTHER than:

WOW!+20HP FORD ESCORT GT AIR/FUEL/TIMING MOD

Whoever is hosting the auction has like 10 going at once.

And it´s all a bunch of crap....
Ebay won´t take down the user though because he´s a "power seller"!
 

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And it´s nothing but a $0.05 capacitor and some instructions on how to splice onto your ignition signal wire.

It´s the same thing as advancing the timing.. except that he´s blanketing every car out there with the same crap, so eventually he´s gonna be responsible for blowing holes in pistons of some timing sensive cars.. such as those with boost and no knock sensors.

Most people feel a boost in torque right away.. until their knock sensor retards the timing again.. but they won´t notice by then, they´ll think they´ve just gotten used to it.
 

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it´s not a capacitor from what I hear.. it´s a resistor

and the kind of people who put that kind of shit on their cars wouldn´t know that that was the problem in the first place. what a scam
 

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Ok, well to clarify with the resistor. They put the thing in place of the airflow sensor, cuz thats all the airflow does is depending on how open/closed it is, creates resistance to lower/raise the voltage supplied to it. Then the ECU interprets this and puts in an amount of fuel to match it. Tweaking or tricking this resistance is a way to add/restrict fuel going to the engine, which can increase horse power, but i dont know if it would add 20.... But as for timing wise, it woudlnt affect the timing(unless someway inadvertantly affected). All it does is trick your engine into putting more/less fuel into the engine depending on the resistor value. Basically, it tricks the engine into thinking you are blowin alot of air into the intake. Only thing i can think of that it will do is either wear out your fuel pump, burn too rich, or if its too lean, overheat your engine, umm, but timing wise, it wouldnt affect that i wouldnt think. I had a 96 z24 cavalier that i had a potentometer and an air/fuel ratio guage to raise/lower the resistance to get the desired fuel i wanted into the system. i ran that for about 6 months and i even designed a small microprocessor using logic gate chips and a few servos(i´m an electronic engineer major) so that way when i gave the pedal gas, the potentometer would raise the resistance so i could keep that constant fuel raise that i wanted. Cheap, but rather effective...i could tell the difference at first but after a while, i got used to it and wanted more...soon after that point, i got hit by a semi and bye bye cavalier....

hehe, and from personal experience, resistors are about $.10 :p
 

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"I had a 96 z24 cavalier that i had a..." I am Truly sorry! I really feel sorrow for you. :-] yeah my car is the Cavalier Killer but I like early 90s Z24s, boxy yet still stylish and with a V6 even.
 

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lol, me too...but i must say, car to car, the z24 would kick the crap out of a gt....trust me, found that out when i got the scort...stock to stock that is.
 

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Well I have taken an early 90s Z24 off the line and to 60 first, thats with my stock GT & with shitty synchros in my 5 speed. I´ve never had much respect for the 2.4L 4 banger Cavaliers, 115 hp...my sister bought a 98 and it´s slower than tree sap. The Z24s i have a little respect for, in fact I almost bought one instead of my EGT, but after I spanked that blue one they kinda lost their cool status with me :)

and just to back this up I have a little data on Z24´s...

1993 hardtop Z24;
0-60: 8.3 seconds
1/4 time: 17.2 seconds

1998 Convertible Z24:
0-60: 8.7
1/4 time: 16.8 @ 92 mph

So yes it´s faster than a 2nd gen EGT to 60, but only by 1/10th of a second, which means it´s up to the driver to get the jump on the other car... but by the time a 1/4 mile passes my EGT will have a 93 Z24 by 7/10ths of a second, which is about a car length. Did Z24s come with 5 speed manuals? I think they did but I can´t remember.
 

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ho ho, on the contrary...you have the horsepower and the 1/4th times incorrect. The z24 engine has well over that. its actually over 150 horsepower....as of past 96 they got this...my roomates z24 is bone stock and he runs low 15´s. and its a 96 as well... maybe you are quoting the 2.2´s hp and trial times?
 

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Yeah, I was quoting the 2.2L Inline 4s horsepower...115hp. But those are dead bone stock Z24 1/4 mile times. Unless your room mate clutch dumps at 5k rpms to launch. Those are not *MY* numbers anyway, www.car-stats.com you´ll see for yourself...I know the early 90s Z24s have 140-150 hp and like 170-180 lb ft torque. but they have a shit load more weight to pull than my shorter, lighter EGT. I know for a fact, because of my sisters old 98, that even the 2.2 I4 Cavaliers weigh 180 lbs more than my EGT, now throw in a bigger engine, a beefier transmission, and probably bigger tires and drive rods and that´s sure to swell quite a bit.
 

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they dont have any stats for any of the newer z24s. those are all the old z´s...check the new engine specs and they are aloooot better.
 

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Thats great but are you sure it´s "stock"? I´m not doubting those numbers... but, it is contrary to what I´ve raced against and what I´ve read about. Maybe it´s just that I´m a superior driver compared to the guy in the Z24 I spanked. ;-)
 

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Oh yeah, notice how at the end there they have that "Closest in Performance" section? notice those cars have inline fours? I think you could compare that particular Z24 against Grand Am GTs and other V6s, instead of I4´s.
 
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