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Old truck new power --- How much HP do ya really need

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by tyromeo55, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Glocktogo

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    Yeah, it's not a turbo, but it is 11.5:1 compression with a max of 7,200 rpm. With the tune I really don't want to take any chances on early engine issues as I want this truck to last a LONG time! LOL

    LOL Update: I guess my catch can idea wasn't bad, but GM took care of it with the '17 and up LGZ engine so I don't have to worry about it!

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    You want to keep oil out of the combustion chamber as best you can.
    That looks nice .. should get it done.
     
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    My thinking.. The small ecoboosts make plenty of power and the cost of entry is oddly way less then an LS or Coyote. Lower cost is also why I thought I'd consider a HEMI. I think I could do a super low mileage engine/tranny/wiring,ECU combo of either for low $4K That is really cheap. For all the HEMI hate that seems to go around I have had really good luck with the one on my 14 and there seem to be an absolute ton of them on the street. I don't want to win a drag race and I care less about looking cool.


    Pretty cool.

    Electronics is the part that scares me the least and almost sounds like the most fun.
     
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    As to the oil..... wouldn't a can of B&G Extreme Pressure Lubricant help out most oils mentioned?
     
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    Probably, but I hate adding anything to engine oil. Reason being you just have no way of knowing if it will affect the additive(s) that are already in there. It may solve one problem and create a different one.
     
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    What's your thought on Lucas oil stabilizer?
    What's your thoughts on Lucas oil stabilizer?
     
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    You can do a search on the lucas stuff.
    Search Lucas oil stabilizer and foaming. True or not I just get oil today that does not need any additives.
    read all of this

    https://www.speed-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16459


    If you find something that works for you and your engine then go ahead and use it.
    I found what works for me and hope they do not change the stuff.
     

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