Thanks for helping. I did put in a K&N air filter and I noticed a difference with it. I tried some splitfire spark plugs but my truck wouldn't run on them; it kept chugging and wanted to die on me when driving. The biggest thing is when I shift from 2nd to 3rd gear while going up an incline I notice a dramatic drop in horse power and it is even worse when I shift from 3rd to 4th. Going up an incline I have to be in 3rd gear and I can barely reach 50-55 mph!
You may be able to net 5-10 horses with a well-tuned engine running performance plugs, air filter, and other cheap "mods". If you have deeper pockets, you may want to look into aluminum or ported heads. Your motor will probably die if you tried nitrous or supercharger/turbocharger. You'd have to build up your engine and most likely your tranny as well in order for it to survive for any length of time Your rear end should be OK.
I have the EXACT same truck and i noticed the same thing. i wanted more hp so i put a K&N air filter and i did notice a pick up in power but im not sure its enough. The same thing happened to me when going up hills too. it still has problems when i shift it in high gear up a hill so i just keep it in third most of the time if its a high incline.
Yeah i have a 1995 Chevy s10 2.2L. I added the K&N intake, noticed some increase, but it wasn't enough. So i looked around and found a variety of options. One is a computer chip, this could increase up to 15% in HP, and 5- 10% in Torque. Another option is Electric fans in the front, dual fans help cool the motor better, and reduce drag on the motor, drastically increasing torque fer that gid'up on the line.The next stage is Nitrous... I know, "but im gonna blow it" true if you don't get the right stuff. ZEX Nitrous makes a beautiful wet kit for this truck. Takes about 6 hours to install even by an amateur. This kit sprays raw fuel and nitrous in a fogger system. This gives you more horsepower. Selectable from 55 to 75 HP, and doesnt lean out your air-fuel mixture, so your rings don't die. About 650 shipped from ZEX.comAfter this another Intake modification. CRYO2 Intake cooling system. This system is cool your air down to -80 Degrees Fahrenheit. That's real cold. You put this after your mass air flow sensor, tricks your ECU, and BAM more air in your engine, hotter burn so lower that thermostat temp to about 90-95 degrees.This system is completely compatible with the nitrous kit....BUT DO NOT run both the COMPUTER CHIP, and the either the nitrous/cryo2 combo... THIS WILL BLOW YUR ENGINE UP.If you want the computer chip to get better power when your not wanting to run NITRO then get on with a On/Off switch... about $300.
You combine all this and you too can run low 15's from a 4 banger. With a racing clutch, and so good traction. I recommend CENTERFORCE Stage 2 cltuch. And YOKOHAMA A-046 Racing tires, these go on EVO 8's. HOT TIRES.HAVE FUN READERSyour good-fun-having washingtonian street racerSqueeze-N-Freeze
Time to trade up. Buy a used or new truck with a slightly bigger engine.Why hold on to a small and slow 4 banger?Is it the challenge of making it run with more power?At least a V6 can usually get out of its own way.
Life is too short to tinker this much (especially if you run afoul of the emissions laws and their keepers - keep it legal and avoid hassles).In an emission controlled vehicle, there is only so much that you can do and still be legal.Of course with gas over $2 per gallon, perhaps you will want to rethink the purchase or a used or new truck with a slightly larger motor. How good is your gas mileage? Perhaps you can get top dollar for your used vehicle, if you sell it as an economical 4 cylinder economy truck.
I am having the same problem. I am amazed that Chevy would create such a truck. I am trying to go fast but I would think that one should be able to cofortably achieve 75 mph in a 1997 vehicle.
not without a lot of work.
Not without an adapter.
yes when the engine is out and upside down
Many Chevy 350s still have their original engines, therefore adding a intake manifold, particularly a high rise one, will increase performance with the engine.
Just as long as you get the proper length plugs for the engine you won't damage anything.
could you bye the the fuel filter for a 2005 chevy express 3500 van without buying the pump
how can you increase hp on a 5.7 Chevy 1995
YOU CAN"T. Engine must be scanned
A 1995 LT1 engine can be put into a 1995 Chevy Silverado with minimal changes. This will increase the overall power and performance of the vehicle.
what is the spark plug gap for a 98 Chevy lumina sedan 3.1Liter engine
I am searching for 409 chevy engine
Theres bound to be changes but for the most part the only think it comes to mined Motor Mounts.
You can't, you must use a scanner.
it controls idling of car engine, without it it will not idle..
if it's an f-150 it a ford not a chevy so no a chevy motor will not fit in a ford without changing the entire drivetrain and computer .
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Any failure that can increase tailpipe emissions.
Facing the engine, it's on the top left. It can be seen without moving anything.
That requires an engine scanner to set the timing on that engine. The timing is computer controled.
Sometimes this website can be helpful for decoding chevy engine numbers: http://www.nastyz28.com/chevy-engine-code-stampings.php
what year is my 350 chevy engine K1201KRH
Without knowing the engine size & model Chevy it is impossible to provide an answer. Look under the hood for a placard with this information listed.