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Old 03-08-2006, 01:28 PM
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Question Italian Tune-up GASSER?

Do gassers require the "Italian Tune-up" like the diesels? Can Italian tune-ups be done to gassers and if not, then what is the equivalent of an Italian Tune-up for a gasser, i.e 1995 E320?
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:25 PM
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yes..even though gassers tend to need it far less often unless driven by old ladies around town or ex police vehicles spent idling for long periods.
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Modern emission contolled engines that maintain stoichometric mixuture don't need it as often as carbureted and pre-emission engines that tended to run rich most of the time, but it's still not a bad idea to do an Italian tuneup when conditions are appropriate.

Besides, it's FUN!

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:53 PM
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A popular method is the "'Techron' tune up".
Drive it down to the reserve light (2.x gallons).
Add 1 or 2 bottlec of Chevron Tecron FI cleaner.
Then drive it Hard (rpm's up between 3500-4500 [you can achieve this effect at lower speeds by selecting a lower gear]) for 20miles or so and fill er up again.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:59 PM
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Besides, it's FUN!

Duke
But be carefull. Last time I went out for an Italian tune up I sprung a rad hose leak (not related) and, while watching my low coolant light come on simultaneously got a speeding ticket for a lousey 52 in a 40mph zone.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:59 PM
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Its a blast, more so if done in a carb Ferrari or Lambo.

Although an M120 will make some sweet sounds just watch the speed...

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