Tag: horsepower

19 Posts

Oct 01, 1998

Does my boyfriend's 1.9 liter engine have the muscle to get us through the mountainous parts of a cross-country roadtrip?

Dear Car Talk

I am a student in Austin Texas After I graduate my boyfriend and I are heading to Portland Ore in his Saturn SL Here's where you come in Brett that's the boyfriend is a rugged outdoorsy type dying to take...

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Oct 01, 1998

Can a PROM chip help boost horsepower in my slightly gutless Explorer?

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I am the proud owner of a Ford Expedition Although I know you guys think it's too big and a gas guzzler I like it The only problem is that I wish I had gotten the liter engine instead of...

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Apr 01, 1998

Is it normal to lost power when shifting into "overdrive"?

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I have a question about my husband's Ford Ranger The Ranger has a standard transmission and a four-cylinder engine When we put the Ranger into Overdrive the rpm goes down but the engine loses power In order to climb a...

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Mar 01, 1997

My Ford Escort feels too fast for me. Can you recommend something smaller?

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I am driving a Ford Escort It's a nice car but I find it is too fast for me Can you recommend a smaller car with the lowest possible horsepower and good brakes --Jeanne RAY Wow Jeanne This is the...

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Feb 01, 1997

How can I improve the horsepower of my Caravan...souping up the engine? Engine replacement?

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I am the owner of a Dodge Caravan which I bought new The car is in excellent shape with only miles on it The only problem which has been present ever since it was new is the -liter four-cylinder engine...

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Sep 01, 1996

Why are horsepower numbers listed as different rpms?

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I've noticed that my ' Taurus has horsepower at rpm The ' Taurus has horsepower at rpm Would my Taurus have horsepower at rpm too Why are the horsepower numbers listed at different rpm Is this just a numbers game...

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Apr 01, 1996

Anything I can do to give my Suzuki Samurai a power boost?

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I recently bought an ' Suzuki Samarai It was a good value runs well and looks great However it is really under powered for some of the driving I have to do and quite unstable at times Is there anything...

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Nov 01, 1995

Why have horsepower numbers changed so much over the last 30 years?

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Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My ' AMC Javelin which had a small V had horsepower In the s cars with anything over hp are considered high performance hp back in the s would be considered...

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Apr 01, 1992

Horsepower...clarify please.

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The guys at the watering hole are ready to fight over this one One group believes that when you see HP that refers to the size of the engine The other group says that the horsepower is measured by the...

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