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Old 10-29-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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my SS/sc vs. a ford taurus?

so yesterday i was driving around with my roommate and we are just cruising and a third gen taurus (96-99) floors it from behind me and does a flyby. so the light in front of us turns red and we both are in front. so i figure he wants to race me so when it turns green we both launch and some very surprising results occured to me. there were about three red lights in a row about an 1/8th of a mile apart so we could never really get into third, but all three races had the same result. it was very even in first gear, but once we got into second i started to pull away. this taurus had a dual exhaust, and we stopped at a light and i asked him what mods he had, and all he said was an intake. so i was just wondering what kind of engine this probably had, and what its hp and tq #'s would be. i was just very surprising to have it hang with me so well in the beginning. ok thanks, and sorry about the long post.....
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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sounds like an SHO
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yeah, sound like a SHO which has a 4.3L V8 in it.....still high 15 second cars though, sounds like you need to work on launching
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oh ok thanks, yeah i could work on launching a little, but my clutch seems to be slipping recently, so i dunno....
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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oh ok thanks, yeah i could work on launching a little, but my clutch seems to be slipping recently, so i dunno....
how many miles, the clutches in the cobalts are stonger than you think from factory, when i launch iuse the clutch alittle bit so i dont stall. this is probaly not a goos thing anybody have any suggestions.
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i have about 23K miles.
and it only does it every once in a while to.
sometimes it pulls hard all the way through 1st
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:59 AM   #7
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try bleeding your clutch. we blead my friend's rl when his clutch started to slip and nothing but air came back for the first few pumps.
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thanks iso, ill try that
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:21 PM   #9
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try bleeding your clutch. we blead my friend's rl when his clutch started to slip and nothing but air came back for the first few pumps.
how many miles did the rl have on it before you bled the clutch? My balt seems to have a little bit of a slip in it, not very noticable, but if you pull hard from a launch, it seems that it slips slightly. (only 5500 miles so far)
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yeah john thats what mine is doing. its only sometimes, but its been doing it for a while.

ill try bleeding the clutch and get back to you.
or you can try it and get back to me.
whoever does it first
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