I think I'm going to do a tune up on my Acclaim (1994 2.5L, 3spd tranny). We didn't change anything on the motor we installed, so it's been behaving pretty good considering it is on junk yard parts of unknown age. I did a bit of tune up work on my old engine and had it running very well in the months before it lost the head gasket, so I have a full set of most of this stuff that is only a few months old sitting around. I think that I will use this as the opportunity to test what's on both engines, compare to specs in the manual, use the better of the two if it makes sense, and throw out the worse one. Here's my list of what I'm checking, please let me know if I'm missing something:
-Cap and rotor
-Make sure distributor isn't obviously bad
-Check ignition timing and set properly if off
-Check resistance on coil
The reason behind this is that my car has been feeling "heavy" while accelerating on on-ramps or driving in town lately. When moving at highway speed and going to accelerate, the gas pedal is kind of hard to push as well. Revving the engine in neutral isn't as smooth as I think it should be either, it sort of stumbles before revving. There are no codes, and it doesn't sputter like it's not getting fuel or anything like that while accelerating, so I'm thinking that it's just tune up time. If anybody has any insights on what else to look for to find the heavy feeling, I'll add it to the list.