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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject:  2005 impala 3.4l Reply with quote

hi i just bought an 05 the tranny is slipping but the warranty has that covered however i am a sandwich delivery driver for jimmy johns and right now im averaging 17mpg im getting the trans fixed next month then right afterwards im getting a k&n cold air intake installed and a flowmaster exhaust with an increase from 2 to 2 1/2 pipes for $550 for both my question is what kind of oils and plugs you others use and what the results are im thinking of using bosch platinums and for years ive used castrol gtx high mileage mixed with lucas motor oil with amazing results on higher mileage vehicles however this one is a low mile car any ideas or suggestions i also used lucas fuel injector cleaner in previous vehicles and only shell regular 87 octane gas
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

For the spark plugs, use nothing but ACDelco
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Bosch platinums are junk. The delcos are actually ngk's, but badged as delcos, but for some reason the delco's are cheaper by 2 bucks a plug.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

As has already been stated, AC Delco plugs are the only ones to use, unless you have mods that demand otherwise (but this WILL NOT be the case for you, so AC Delco plugs are the ones you want.

As far as wires go, AC Delco is the best option. Some of us run PRJ wires as they are also proven, but they cost way more. The benefit is that for those of us that frequently have the wires off the car it's a lot easier to take them off with almost no risk of damage to the boot.

As fas as the oil goes, you should probably stick with what you know. I've been using Castrol GTX high mileage oil in both of my cars for quite a long time and don't have anything bad to say about it other than I need to start buying it in the larger jugs.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thank you for the feedback however on further research im finding that the oem calls for iridium plugs so im going to check what acdelco offers in iridium and you also say that the more expensive wires have little to no benefit except to constant removal and installation?

walmart seems to be the cheapest place to get the castrol gtx highmileage in the large jugs as well as the lucas and sometimes you may get lucky if they have the shelf price mismarked they have to givce it to you for the lower price i was fortunate enough to get a jug once for $3.99 that way and on a side note what do you guys run for oil filters?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

To be specific, I've been using the longer Mobile 1 oil filter for my 3.4. I think it's part number M1-201.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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To be specific, I've been using the longer Mobile 1 oil filter for my 3.4. I think it's part number M1-201.


I also recommend the longer filter; in the AC Delco line its PF52. I don't know about anyone else, but I remove/install the filter from above, and its much easier to do with the longer filter.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Bunch of great advice. I would replace the O2 sensor because you don't want the catalytic converter to go out on ya.

I use the larger Napa Gold filter as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

are you saying with an oem o2 sensor or is there a special one?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Use nothing but ACDelcos
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok this is probably a stupid question but every vehicle ive ever replaced an o2 sensor on had 1! this one apparently has multiple so which one are you talking about replacing?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The upstream sensor is the important one in determining how the engine runs. On the L36 it's located in the rear manifold, I'd imagine it has to be in a similar location on the LA1.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Most important one per se, is the one on the rear exhaust manifold. Either one should be replaced with Delcos.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

gianttroll2 wrote:
are you saying with an oem o2 sensor or is there a special one?


The upstream one right behind the coil pack. That one measures the fuel mixture.

I purchased mine at Autozone and was able to replace it in 30min. I found it easy to take off the alternator along with the front engine supports.
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thank you
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