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Stronger with age?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Raven65, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    Raven65

    Raven65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an '09 Reg. Cab 2.7L 5-speed with about 25K miles on it - and I swear it seems to have more power lately. I'd expect it to gain a little after the initial break-in... say after the first 3K miles or so... but at 25K??? I check my fuel mileage at every fill-up - and no change there.

    I'd suspect a switch away from winter-blend gasoline, but I don't think we get winter-blend fuel here in SC. I could be wrong though. Also, I'd expect a change in MPG if that were the case.

    Not that I'm complaining... just curious if anybody else has noticed anything similar.
     
  2. May 21, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Most newer vehicles tend to have better performance from the engine at around 30 to 40,000 miles, as opposed to when new.
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    SR5 Exterior/Interior (Color matched Front Bumper, Chrome Grille Surround and Chrome Rear Bumper/Silver Scoshe Dash Kit, A/C Bezel, A/C Vent Surround) LED license plate and white interior lights, Wet Okole Seat Covers, iPad in-Dash, JL CL-RLC, JL 13TW5 sub, JL 500/1 Slash V1 amp, JL XR 6.5 Components, Rockford Fosgate 6X9s in Boxes Front XRunner Coils, DJM Control Arms and Rear 4X4 Leafs, Custom 2" Angled Streetacos.com Blocks Front XR Bilstien Struts and Rear XR Bilstien Shocks, CravenSpeen Antennae, RX-8 Rims w/ Fronts:235/40-R18 Sumitomo HTR Rears:245/40-R18 Goodyear Eagle GT, 35% Tint front windows, OEM Sliding Privacy Glass w/ 5% Ceramic Tint, Flowmaster Super 44 dumped before the axle, URD Short Throw Shifter, Door Sill Protectors, Door Edge Guards, OEM Sport Pedals,The Retrofit Source Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III 35W 5K HID Headlights, OEM Fog Lights w/ piss yellow bulbs, OEM Cruise Control, Porsche 944 Bucket Seats, BeefedTaco Skid Plate, Whale
    im at around 23K and yah as it get older the 2tr gets it seems to free up more...
     
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