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Old 11-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hey you guys, I just bought a 2001 mustang cobra with 111,*** miles on it and doesn't have any power in the low rpm's. Then when i'm on 4th gear and slam on the gas, it seems to want to bog down then accelerates. I can also hear a minor misfire too. I recently installed a JLT cold air intake and the check engine light came on so I took it to my pepboys so they could scan the code and pulled out two codes: P0171 and P0174 and told me about too lean bank 1 and 2.
I looked them up on line and tried replacing the 02 sensors and spark plugs but didn't help.
Any help or ideas would be great! thanks
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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A CAI is going to need a retune on a V8. Without it you are running your engine lean (thus the OBDII codes) and risk blowing the motor.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Did it run OK before the JLT?

If spark issues were a possible issue, I recommend replacing the plug wires and coil pack. I have had a couple of v6s die completely at around those miles because of bad plug wires and coil pack. I just replace them out of habit around then and usually find the cars run better.

I will let the Cobra experts weigh in from here..

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It ran about the same when I had the stock intake too
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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What would be my best choice? Taking it to a performance shop to get it tuned or buying an sct tuner?
What also wonders me is that it still ran about the same when I had the stock intake on it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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If it ran like this on stock intake then the intake isn't the problem.

Op sounds to me like u need to pull he sparks plugs. Then post pictures of em so we can see what hey look like and go from there.

I would try n Give the car a tune up and then c what it does.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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And you don't need a tune for a CAI
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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Check for rotted vacuum hoses, you may have a vacuum leak. I had to replace a couple on mine this past summer.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #9
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The spark plugs (motor craft) are good. My mechanic replaced them about 2 weeks ago. I do hear a little misfire when it's on neutral.
Another problem i had was when I was on third gear, i popped it into neutral to make a stop and it turned off on me?
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Check vacuum the stalling could be caused by a vacuum leak.
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A CAI is going to need a retune on a V8. Without it you are running your engine lean (thus the OBDII codes) and risk blowing the motor.
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
No his cobra doesn't need a retune for a cai, 1. it doesn't flow any better than the stock tube 2. this isn't a 2005+ you can do all the bolt ons without a tune. 3. There isn't a mustang that can lean out and blow an engine by a cold air intake tube, its been proven that they don't flow any more air than a stock tube, expecially on 2005+ cars.
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I dont know what it is about the S197 guys coming into our section and ALWAYS giving out bad info. The funny thing didnt he used to own a SN95 and should know better?
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No his cobra doesn't need a retune for a cai, 1. it doesn't flow any better than the stock tube 2. this isn't a 2005+ you can do all the bolt ons without a tune. 3. There isn't a mustang that can lean out and blow an engine by a cold air intake tube, its been proven that they don't flow any more air than a stock tube, expecially on 2005+ cars.
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What would be my best choice? Taking it to a performance shop to get it tuned or buying an sct tuner?
What also wonders me is that it still ran about the same when I had the stock intake on it.
Return it to stock while you are diagnosing your issues here.

First, if the car is shutting off in neutral or while coming to a stop - replace, do not clean, your idle air control valve. It's an inexpensive part that commonly fails and cleaning is a temporary fix - if a fix at all.

Next, a vacuum leak isn't going to just hurt you in 4th gear trying to mash the throttle - you'd know it at all times.
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I dont know what it is about the S197 guys coming into our section and ALWAYS giving out bad info. The funny thing didnt he used to own a SN95 and should know better?
Those bad boy CAI flow some much air ur cars gonna lean out and explode LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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Lol I'll just get it tuned..
Does anyone where I can get a vacuum diagram for my car?
I have a cobra r hood so I can't follow the one that comes with the stock one..
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What would be my best choice? Taking it to a performance shop to get it tuned or buying an sct tuner?
What also wonders me is that it still ran about the same when I had the stock intake on it.
I'm going to come out and say it do NOT go for the email tunes. I have had nothing but trouble with them. And the canned tunes from the SF3 were just as bad for me. If you really need to, go to a performance shop to get it tuned. But I highly doubt your CAI is making you run that lean to make a difference.

If you buy a SCT tuner and take to a performance shop, most times they'll charge much less to tune it.
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Lol I'll just get it tuned..
Does anyone where I can get a vacuum diagram for my car?
I have a cobra r hood so I can't follow the one that comes with the stock one..
you don't need a tune.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:50 AM   #18
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If you haven't .... check out SVT.com and post in the newedge section and ask the same question regarding fuel and tuning issues. These cars seriously need gears for low rpm power .... I'd do that ASAP!
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