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Old 07-12-2011, 06:13 AM
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I have a 97 with a 4.0L and i was wondering if it was a OHV or a SOHC..im not very sure on the years for the OHV and SOHC so I was just wondering. Also what are some easy mods for this motor? I already have a K&N drop in and i noticed a good gain in mpgs and power, I'm just looking for some cheap easy horsepower.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:15 AM
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I have a 97 with a 4.0L and i was wondering if it was a OHV or a SOHC..im not very sure on the years for the OHV and SOHC so I was just wondering. Also what are some easy mods for this motor? I already have a K&N drop in and i noticed a good gain in mpgs and power, I'm just looking for some cheap easy horsepower.
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You have an OHV. The air filter did not add HP and MPG, that is all in your head. And there is no such thing as cheap horsepower. An SCT tuner and custom tunes to go with it will run you about $400.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:15 AM
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you hav the OHV
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:49 AM
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Yes, like they said, you have the OHV
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:34 PM
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What years were the Overhead Cam in? Did they overlap the engines in any particular years/years?

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I think it was 2001 or 2002 maybe??
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:23 PM
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You have an OHV. The air filter did not add HP and MPG, that is all in your head. And there is no such thing as cheap horsepower. An SCT tuner and custom tunes to go with it will run you about $400.
Maybe it is in my head but i used to be able to run 50 miles and I'd be down to a quarter of a tank (I live in the hills) now the gas gauge barely moves after 50 miles.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:26 PM
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year 2001 was the change over year, last year for the OHV was 2000.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:29 PM
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:41 AM
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Maybe it is in my head but i used to be able to run 50 miles and I'd be down to a quarter of a tank (I live in the hills) now the gas gauge barely moves after 50 miles.
Sorry. There is no science behind your test and no science in your test. Have a friend install a stock filter or the KN filter without telling you which and monitor fuel consumption (dividing recorded miles by fuel fill-ups) not "about a quarter tank in about 50 miles. Repeat several times with each. You are apt to get results like the blindfolded audiophiles comparing different high quality speaker cables and voting for steel coat hanger wires.

More HP is for applications when wide open throttle near redline isn't getting the job done. When is that happening to you?
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:36 AM
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just wanna say that i did notice about a half mile per gallon increase with my k&n air filter. it has only been in for a couple months but it has already paid for itself. and the power was slightly noticeable on the interstate
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:44 AM
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Dirty filters cause decreased fuel efficiency and airflow. Even if your filter looks clean, it may actually be dirty. So if your filter was dirty, the new K&N Filter only brought you back to stock settings and nothing more.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:06 AM
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Dirty filters cause decreased fuel efficiency and airflow. Even if your filter looks clean, it may actually be dirty. So if your filter was dirty, the new K&N Filter only brought you back to stock settings and nothing more.
yeah now that you mention it that might be, my old filter had some corn husks in it from harvest along with a bit of dust.
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