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Help with my new (high mileage) GTO

Hello,
I am a new GTO owner and had a few Qs.

First off, the car is a 2005 GTO with 87k mi midnight blue.

I received the car with an unknown service history so the first things I did was oil change, air filter cleaning (got it with a k&n) spark plugs, rear diff oil change and both belts changed. Now the question is, what needs to be done to this high mileage car to bring it back to optimal stock performance. A guy i work with has a stock 2006 with 50kmi and he agrees that his has a bit more nut.

I want to make this a project car (after a while of getting used to having significantly more power under my foot) but i want to make sure it runs perfect stock before I start modifying it.

Any suggestions/comments?

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Eric
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Go to this site and request a GMVIS report for your V.I.N. That will give you service history for anything that was done under warranty. You'll have to join but member ermatthe will be glad to post one for you.
http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthr...IS#post6571191

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Got the vin report from ermatthe today and it just has warranty info not any service.

Any more ideas of things that sould be done to ensure she is up to par

Just claybared and waxed her today, she is beautiful (sniffle)

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I just looked at you GMVIS and it does have a few service items:

VIN : 6G2VX12U55L388315
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Merchandising Model : 2VX37 -2005 GTO COUPE Warranty Start Date : 05/18/2005
BARS Order Type : 70 - RETAIL - STOCK
Delivering Dealer : PARKWAY OLDSMOBILE CADILLAC GMC PONTIAC BUICK
24075 MAGIC MOU
VALENCIA , CA 91355-0950
(661) 253-4441
Selling Source : 16 - PONTIAC
Site Code : 12118
Business Associate Code : 117825
Service Contract : Yes Branded Title : No Warranty Block : No PDI Status : Paid
REQUIRED FIELD ACTIONS
Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Campaigns
SERVICE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Service Information
ON STAR AND XM SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION
Vehicle Has No Associated On Star or XM Radio Information.
APPLICABLE WARRANTIES
Description Effective Date Effective Odometer End Date End Odometer
36/36000 BUMPER TO BUMPER LIMITED WARRANTY 05/18/2005 379 miles 05/18/2008 36379 miles
72/100000 SHEET METAL COVERAGE RUST THROUGH LIMITED WARRANTY 05/18/2005 379 miles 05/18/2011 100379 miles
96/80000 FEDERAL EMISSION CATALYTIC CONV. AND PCM 05/18/2005 379 miles 05/18/2013 80379 miles
84/70000 CALIFORNIA SELECT COMPONENT 05/18/2005 379 miles 05/18/2012 70379 miles
36/50000 CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS 05/18/2005 379 miles 05/18/2008 50379 miles
CLAIM HISTORY
R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
10/30/2007 406680 3 N4800 - BODY CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT 51002 miles
10/30/2007 406680 3 R4490 - REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK TRANSMITTER REPLACEMENT 51002 miles
09/24/2007 404293 0 E7200 - IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER REPLACEMENT 49861 miles
09/24/2007 404293 0 R0760 - RADIO, REMOVE AND REPLACE 49861 miles
09/24/2007 404293 0 N2530 - SWITCH - TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD WARNING - REPLACE 49861 miles

09/24/2007 404293 0 Z7905 - 5-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 49861 miles
09/13/2006 G23533 # Z2080 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (TOWING) 36000 miles
09/13/2006 378271 0 E7200 - IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER REPLACEMENT 37107 miles
08/29/2005 345474 # R1245 - CLUTCH PEDAL CRUISE CONTROL RELEASE SWITCH REPLACEMENT 8793 miles
08/29/2005 345474 # Z7902 - 2-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 8793 miles
07/02/2005 204938 # J5350 - PEDAL, ACCELERATOR - REPLACE 4216 miles
07/02/2005 204938 # Z7907 - COURTESY TRANSPORTATION - PARTS NOT AVAILABLE 4216 miles
03/23/2005 A88315 I Z7000 - PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION - BASE TIME 0 miles

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Sorry, i was refering to the unknown scheduled maintenance history.

This was however good info to have. Wonder why it wasnt on the crfax when i got the car last week.

So, any ideas why it feels sluggish compared to my coworkers 2006?

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Put new plugs & wires on it. Put some good fuel injector cleaner in it. Are both cars the same, rear gears, auto vs. manual, tires? Find out the mods your buddy has, then find a way to beat him cheaper, that's the fun.
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get in the computer and take out the torque management, all but 1%
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get in the computer and take out the torque management, all but 1%
How would i go about doing this?
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Put new plugs & wires on it. Put some good fuel injector cleaner in it. Are both cars the same, rear gears, auto vs. manual, tires? Find out the mods your buddy has, then find a way to beat him cheaper, that's the fun.
Did the plugs already. They were pretty bad. The wires look fairly new but i cant be sure. Recomend a certain brand and mm?

My goal is deffinatly to have the edge up on him. As far as he is saying he is a stock 2006, manual trans. Engin looks stock.

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Do an ohms test on the wires first. They're probably fine and money could be spent better elsewhere.

<-- Guess which ones quicker?.....Nope! Not even close.
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