Engine Performance problem
1990 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 125000 miles
I'm sentimental with my car, named her Sophia, and I would not replace her for as long as she runs and I intend to keep her running.
I'm planning several upgrades to squeeze more horsepower out of an old, 20years old car. But I ran into some problems, please allow me to explain.
Carburetor: I want to upgrade to a a cold air intake system but I can't find an air intake manifold with 2 bleed ports for air. My engine has an air bleed port, I don't want to shut it off. Any suggestions?
Distributor: My distributor's running fine but there's an oil leak coming from the shaft, I've been changing oil seals every week, I think the shaft's off, but the engine is running smooth. Any idea?
Spark plugs: What do you recommend for spark plugs? Heat range and gap standards? Should I go for multiple points and high heat range plugs?
That should do for now, I hope I'm not asking too much. Please help, I need experts to guide me. I want to learn how to do it so that mechanics here cannot knock me off. LOL!
Thanks and best regards,
Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 5:50 AM