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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 13 Oct 2019 17:25 #1

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Greetings, The picture was taken this morning with a clear day at 74 degrees, 21% humidity & 65 mph. Gadgetman mods are a 2 week old application of snake oil, a 1 month old application of the PCV valve deletion & a spark plug tune from 35 to 45 gap on a 1988 Corvette. This MPG is 4 more than any other MPG reading at any speed. Looking Good. Thanks Ron.

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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 13 Oct 2019 20:08 #2

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I’d be willing to wager you get a further improvement as more time passes.
What about treating your transmission as well? And differential too? Can a few more mL applied in the right places help you get 10mpg of improvement?
I’d say you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.

...and then get the groove on for the real fireworks.
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 10:24 #3

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Yes sir, the tranny and diff are in the plans to do. I love stuff that works so well. I am most interested in the power side of things but this surely good to have MPG happening also. Bifilar coils are also very intriging to me. Regards,

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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 10:42 #4

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the Bifilars are icing on the cake of tightening up parasitic inefficiencies and just plain doing things better than the factory could; the state of the art has progressed since the systems on your 'vette were designed/implemented.
For me, other than the groove, a rather significant upgrade was to the ignition - low resistance wires from the coils to the plugs. (if you do the same, you may be surprised at just how far you can open your gaps). I'd even wager that you can get improved coils that make for bigger spark to begin with, before hitting those wires and the plugs.
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 15:08 #5

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Yessir: I have upgraded the ignition coil about a month ago to a MSD 40kv unit and the plugs and wire, cap, rotor are a year old and the distributor ing. module has been replaced along with the MAF, TPS, etc. since a year ago June when I got the car.

Bifilar Coils: Is the length of the coil leads (meaning "X" inches wrapped) the most critical or is it the length of the finished coil down the center line of the pipe/hose/tubing that is the most critical? The size of the wire gage has some import (IMO) because the bigger the wire the more energy it can carry but the larger wire has larger insulation and thereby moves the conductor farther from the fluid stream but does that matter? Also aluminum is a better conductor than copper but is more heat sensitive and is not as strong but does that matter in these applications? Regards,
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 15:32 #6

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Your maintenance and upgrades are commendable!

The original paper that Ron posted and the translation I’ve done from the original Italian don’t speak to wire gauge or material specifically, so I can’t give you any direction there. However, rather than length, in everything I’ve found and seen about these coils, the author was most specific about about the number of turns for each particular application. If you start to experiment and hit on a “formula” that “works” and can replicate it on another vehicle or 2 or 3, you’ll be this forum’s leading researcher.
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 18:19 #7

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Looking for the link to purchase the SO Tranny Add... Checked a couple of places didn't see it. I did get the SO Diff. Add. ordered tho...Regards,

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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 18:45 #8

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I’ve only had a cursory glance at Ron’s website, so I can’t direct you.
You’d be best call him directly so he can make sure you get the right stuff for your ride. (Tranny fluid is one of those things that manufacturers change fairly frequently - so you may be pre-synthetic Dexron).
His number is at the bottom of the homepage, if not every page of the main gadgetmangroove.com website.
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 15 Oct 2019 20:29 #9

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Snake Oil is TRULY going to rage! It is THAT good!

I have built a whole new sit for it, located at www.SnakeOil.WTF ???

It's not exactly DONE now, but it IS working!

And I want to say that I am AMAZED at how many, and how LARGE the re-orders have been! Even my UPS driver stopped me to tell me how great it was for HIS car!

Ron
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1988 Corvette: Snake Oil, Spark Plug Gap Tune, PCV Delete 16 Oct 2019 08:19 #10

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Congratulations. SO site checkout worked well.
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