man, hotmustang, i hope you are right! that gives me some hope. i thought i was going to have to get new heads and cams. (still might get some new cams) ; ) however, if i did have to change the heads id guess i should look into 3 or 4 valve. i dont want to do that though. that is too much work and labor to pay again. a cam swap wouldnt kill me though. i guess, i ll fix the maf first and see what that does. i wont be able to see until next spring though. for now im out of cash and have to pack it up now.