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Old 05-21-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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Increasing Compression

Anyone ever use "Restore" brand engine restorer? Not having any oil problems but still don't feel like I have the zip that I should have so wondering if I have some compression issues. I'm a novice so looking for advice to see if this is worth anything and more importantly, I don't want to mess up my engine in any way!
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how long have you had your car and have you done anything with it?
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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It is a 2005 with almost 80,000 miles on it. I have had it since it was purchased new. I have done a couple of mods, including new pypes exhaust, , a Bbk 70 mm throttle body. new CAI, and even got a Bama tuner.
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oh ok. i didnt know if you were a new owner who didnt get what you expected or something.

i run seafoam or gumout through mine every month or so just to clean it up. keeps me going pretty well.
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could just be clogged up injectors. ya know since were forced to use crap fuel nowadays
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Maybe. Used some SeaFoam to hopefully clean it out but who knows. Sounds good but doesn't have any real power until RPMs get pretty high, even compared to when I first got it. Will figure it out eventually!
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mines actually started acting up the past day or so aswell. low rpm and it just feels weak. theres a good chance that i could be crazy but i dont know. if you figure it out, let us know whats up.
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Can you guys give a quick rundown of how you use seafoam? I have absolutely no idea
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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I just use it in my fuel tank. Pour a bottle in and it will do a nice job in cleaning your injectors for one. Pretty versatile product that can also be used in nearly any type of engine fuel system and also in the crankcase (although I personally haven't used it that way). Good product.

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Old 06-03-2014, 11:45 AM   #10
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vaugh gitten jr posted somethin on his instagram about how Gumout was so much better than seafoam based on actual research by gumout. showed pics and whatnot. so i hopped on the gumout bandwagon. lol. i cant tell a difference but it makes me feel like there is. Gumout All in One or somethin like that is what i use. you just pour the whole bottle in the gas tank right before you fill it up. seafoam is the same way.
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I used "restore" on an old ford escort and it worked! I couldn't believe it. I don't put much faith in things like that but I figured the car was junk anyway. It had no power and after the restore it made a big difference. I think on your car with 80,000 miles, its probably something small like fuel filter, plugs, injectors or something like that. That escort was well over 200,000 miles. I would not used restore on a newer lower mileage car. I would use the seafoam or gumout.
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It is a 2005 with almost 80,000 miles on it. I have had it since it was purchased new. I have done a couple of mods, including new pypes exhaust, , a Bbk 70 mm throttle body. new CAI, and even got a Bama tuner.
Have you tried replacing the fuel filter, replacing the air filter, cleaning the MAF sensor, cleaning the throttle body, and replacing the spark plugs? Those are all good things to do with a high mileage car. Especially the fuel filter, as they clog up a lot quicker than you would think.

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #13
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All has been done except the fuel filter. Will give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!
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