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Old Feb 17th, 08, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'00 v6 slower than molasses

Hey all, i've got myself a little v6 camaro, 2000, at, with acceleration that just blows. Now, im used to 60's and early 70's v8 with no computers and stuff on them, so this camaro has me beat. I'm also a carb guy, so the FI is like some strange magical contraption to me.
So, whenever i step on the gas, it really starts to bog down, and it takes me way too long to get up to speed. The problem has gotten steadily worse, and i've found that its worse when im up to operating temp, (200 deg) than when it is cold. It is also worse around 2k and 3.5k rpms. Any ideas on what it could be? a virus? i really appreciate it guys!
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Old Feb 17th, 08, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '00 v6 slower than molasses

Hmm. Computers rely on input from sensors to calibrate the engine's timing and fuel curves while you drive. Any of those sensors degrade and performance and mileage go downhill. Where you say the problem is getting worse, it sounds like you may have a sensor going out.

Is the check engine light coming on? If so, and possibly even if it's not, you can access what is wrong by tapping into the Assembly Line Diagnostic Link, or ALDL. Get a service manual for your model year to learn how to do this. It is not as involved as it sounds, and once you do it you'll think it's actually pretty trick.
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Old Feb 17th, 08, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '00 v6 slower than molasses

You always start with the basics no matter what year it the car is. When is the last time it had a tune up?
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Old Feb 18th, 08, 07:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '00 v6 slower than molasses

to be honest, i dont really know when the last tune up was. I got the car in october of last year, and i dont know any previous history of it. i really hate computers on cars. give me a timing light and a vacuum gauge any day!
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