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Peppy La Few

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Just looking for ideas here.

Can't complain, the truck's really been running good, stable.
Even getting something around 20mpg. It's become my daily driver to-from work an hour away.

The odometer's broken at 136,000 so don't know the real mileage.

I'm presuming it to be age/miles at this point, but the engine seems to lack the pep one might expect at certain points in the range, like for passing. Almost nothing there. And, after slowing down at highway speeds, I have to ease it back up to speed. Pressing the pedal more does nothing, perhaps even prolongs the acceleration.

Once I reach around 70-75 mph, it acts like it's topped out.

Otherwise, at lower rpm, it feels good, has torque et al. But, the high end is lacking.

Any ideas on what might improve that situation?

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How long since you serviced it as in air & fuel filters, cap & rotor, spark plugs & wires, clean the throttlebody?
I see you didn't mention the fuel filter being changed. I'd start there, then Seafoam in the fuel tank and then clean the throttlebody with Seafoam spray. I like to remove the throttlebody so I can clean the top and bottom with a soft toothbrush and Seafoam.
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