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EvolutionGTS

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PostSubject: What do you love about the 4AC?   Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:46 am

I'll start first, I love the sound of the 4AC even though it pales in comparison with the 4AG.
However, it seems like a fast motor, when I'm alone in the car, entering the freeway the I watch the speedometer climb steadily, not bad.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:19 am

Having still not driven or even started mine, I have to say the simplicity. The last car I really worked on was turbocharged and direct-injected. Kind of a daunting set up to try to crack.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:54 pm

EvolutionGTS wrote:
I'll start first, I love the sound of the 4AC even though it pales in comparison with the 4AG.
However, it seems like a fast motor, when I'm alone in the car, entering the freeway the I watch the speedometer climb steadily, not bad.

+1 for the sound, and the good gas millage
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:12 pm

I have to agree with simplicity... I don't like direct fuel injection because there is too much to mess with... Razz I am lazy
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:05 pm

EvolutionGTS wrote:
I'll start first, I love the sound of the 4AC even though it pales in comparison with the 4AG.
However, it seems like a fast motor, when I'm alone in the car, entering the freeway the I watch the speedometer climb steadily, not bad.

what do i love of my 3AU?

uhmmm
well.

is not common here
i love the sound of the intake
and old school rules
lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:05 am

i would have to agree on the simplicity, easy to work on. love the sound at 8,000 rpm Twisted Evil what i love best is that we're still rockin the motor 90% of 86 owners throw away Mad my blood, sweat, and tears goes into the little motor that could
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:01 am

I love my 4AC engine because it keeps running! Haven't had any problems with the engine. I love the way it revvs into high RPM's and it pulls hard for a all stock small ol'skool car.

I love keeping up with bigger faster cars! And I find it funny mashing away from "tuners". Toyota "had" it pat-down.


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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:16 am

simplicity once again like every one else and its kind of funny when show up on a road and literally pown a subi, 240 or a heavily modded vtecker, the first thing they say is "is that a gts?"
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:23 am

Yeah I love the little 4AC, I was on the highway today keeping up with a Mustang. With the new Weber even at 85+ mph, the engine wants to keep going faster...its just amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:20 pm

What I like about it is that I'm always impressed and amused by what it can do rather than upset by what it can't. And I've learned a lot about engines just by trying to figure out all it's crazy emissions stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:07 am

what i like about the engine is that not too many people know the hidden potential in it.. a while ago i was heading to work in my car and a newer civic pulled up at me at a stop light.. i must adknowledge that i thought my ass was going to be handed to me if i raced.. but i raced him anyway... he took me, accelerating way faster than my car but my car just kept going and catching up in the long way ( i had to be doing 90 miles per hour in a 45mile per hour area, lol ).. and passed him up...(i think he started sandbagging a lil though), but i just can't wait until the 4 ac is fully finished.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:40 pm

The person in the civic must have had a built engine. Either super charged but I doubt it was turbo or else you wouldn't have had a chance ahaha

Reason I say he must have had a built engine because my car keeps up with(stock, assuming)civics all day. My front bumper doesn't pass there back bumper. And I do pass them time to time...but for a bone stock 4ac I'm happy =]
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:00 pm

i think all he had was a intake.... it really wasnt that fast, even though iknew it had twice the amount of power over my car.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:31 am

reliability Cool
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:47 pm

adymoto wrote:
reliability Cool
+1

Can't agree more
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:12 pm

I really appreciate the versatility of the engine.. I like the "One block fits all" idea that Toyota had. It brings me back to my youth when I owned Datsun 510's where it was the same idea. As long as you had an L series engine, a part from this engine, a part from that engine, a tranny from that car, some volvo parts, and you have something special. And you only spend 200 bux to boot.

The more and more I'm discovering this "junk-yard-ability", the more and more I love the 4a's.

I'm all about cheap fun, and the 4AC engine foots that bill nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:52 am

its reliable.

its really not that slow. i've pulled on a couple mustangs through 2nd and 3rd and part way through 4th.

its different. i enjoy thinking outside of the norm.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:03 pm

Doesn't want to give up, no matter how much you rev it..
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:40 pm

Damn things dont give up.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:27 am

8 valves sound better than 16! High tech efficiency be damned, rugged reliability forever.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:54 pm

The reliability, easy to maintain, being one of the ppl who keep the 4ac and just the overall pleasure of driving it and it is fun to pass up those god forsaken hondas
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:59 pm

I like the 8 valve torque. My mostly stock 4AC from a stop puts my head back just as hard as my 130bhp Escort. Using NP75's dyno, (weber 32/36, 260 cam, header, 2,25 exhaust) the 4AC can make just as much, if not more, low end power/torque as a bolt-on 4AGE.

Plus I love being unique and not doing what everybody else is doing. And you just can't kill the damn thing......I've tried, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:37 pm

JohnAE82 wrote:
I like the 8 valve torque. My mostly stock 4AC from a stop puts my head back just as hard as my 130bhp Escort. Using NP75's dyno, (weber 32/36, 260 cam, header, 2,25 exhaust) the 4AC can make just as much, if not more, low end power/torque as a bolt-on 4AGE.

Plus I love being unique and not doing what everybody else is doing. And you just can't kill the damn thing......I've tried, lol.


I agree ive tried as well it just seems like it wants to go forever and mine has no mods other than a breather and flipped cleaner lid but i do love the lil bit of torque its got
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:52 am

I probably have a blown head gasket, but I can run the car for hours cruising at 80mph high way and the water gauge will never exceed 40%!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you love about the 4AC?   Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:01 am

Same for me other than havent blown a head gasket and the water around about 45 maybe 50 tops they are just well built enginges imo
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