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Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 12-01-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By jpplaw
S197's do not have IAC valves

S197's do not have IAC valves
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 12-01-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By jpplaw
An 0430 (or 0420) code will not pass the OBDII...

An 0430 (or 0420) code will not pass the OBDII inspection. That code will not let the Cat, HO2 or Evap monitors run, and the test will come back Not Ready. Clearing the codes and not doing a whole...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 11-26-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By jpplaw
A tune will cut down on the popping (it wont get...

A tune will cut down on the popping (it wont get as lean when you lift off the gas). I had corsa's way back when it was stock and then after it was tuned (and had shorty headers), and there's a...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 10-17-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By jpplaw
My 09 didn't have GT500 control arms; build date...

My 09 didn't have GT500 control arms; build date was August 08...if Ford changed it, it must have been later in the model year.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 10-09-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By jpplaw
A 200 amp PA should be putting out way more than...

A 200 amp PA should be putting out way more than 14 amps, even at idle
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 09-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By jpplaw
The base "starter" tune from SCT is basically...

The base "starter" tune from SCT is basically what almost every tuner starts with when writing a custom tune. However, the SCT tunes have the rear O2's turned off by default. So unless you tell the...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 09-21-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By jpplaw
Its a tune problem....cams can be a pain to tune...

Its a tune problem....cams can be a pain to tune for
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-23-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,569
Posted By jpplaw
I have .550 lift cams in my 5.3 stroker and...

I have .550 lift cams in my 5.3 stroker and vacuum isn't a problem at all. I'd look for a vac leak somewhere, and maybe even try changing the booster although it looks like it might be a PITA to do....
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-22-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,313
Posted By jpplaw
Underhood Fuse #47 - Disaster waiting to happen

This is something Ford should be completely ashamed off and should furnish a fix for immediately. It is too dangerous to ignore.
A few weeks ago my car just started to randomly stall while coasting...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 08-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By jpplaw
You have to remove the underhood liner (be...

You have to remove the underhood liner (be careful not rip it if you want to reuse it) to undo the wiper fluid hose. Then just unbolt the hood from the hinges. Make sure you have a second set of...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-21-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,255
Posted By jpplaw
09 (automatics) & 10 GT's used a Denso...

09 (automatics) & 10 GT's used a Denso alternator. I know, my 2009 has one. They are awesome alternators (like 5 times as expensive as the 05-08 models), and stock they put out 135-150 amps, but to...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-20-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,255
Posted By jpplaw
For sh*ts and giggles, clean every ground...

For sh*ts and giggles, clean every ground connection you can find and replace fuse #47 in the underhood fuse box and see what happens. MSD coils are good but they do crap out and get rid of the...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By jpplaw
Clean all the ground connections you can find....

Clean all the ground connections you can find. Especially the one for the PCM, which is on the radiator support.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-06-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By jpplaw
OBD II inspection is the same in all the states...

OBD II inspection is the same in all the states that require it. However, if you don't want to listen to advice from people who know what they're talking about, that's your prerogative. We are only...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-05-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By jpplaw
You could try using doubled up anti-foulers on...

You could try using doubled up anti-foulers on each rear O2, but that's hit and miss, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It didn't for me.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By jpplaw
Its a possibility

Its a possibility
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-02-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By jpplaw
If the rear O2's never go ready, the rear O2's...

If the rear O2's never go ready, the rear O2's are off in the tune. Call Brenspeed again, talk to Brent or Doug and have them double check your tune. I would bet money something is still turned off....
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By jpplaw
The dash pad isn't separate from the dash...

The dash pad isn't separate from the dash assembly. New, they are around $1200. Check championmustang.com. It is a bear to change out, no way an easy job. They do sell covers though, they are around...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-02-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By jpplaw
You can use the springs with the rear shocks,...

You can use the springs with the rear shocks, wont hurt anything. An inch drop will only very slightly move the rear so you can get away without an adj panhard.
If you can afford it use the GT500...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-02-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By jpplaw
Because long tubes change the position of the...

Because long tubes change the position of the front O2's, sometimes it will cause intermittent codes. You are running long tubes without a CAI and tune? That's kind of cart before the horse.You may...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-04-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By jpplaw
HPTuners is DIY tuning software. Sounds like the...

HPTuners is DIY tuning software. Sounds like the guy may have hacked up a lousy tune and it is stuck in open loop. The front O2's are not working. Don't run it very much that rich, the converters...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 07-03-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By jpplaw
Did you line up the indentation on the piston...

Did you line up the indentation on the piston with the little pin on the back of the inside pad?
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 06-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jpplaw
3.73's. DO it.

3.73's. DO it.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 06-15-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By jpplaw
Looks great. I have been considering TMI, my...

Looks great. I have been considering TMI, my stock foam is all worn out.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 06-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,962
Posted By jpplaw
the 15's have a different thread and pitch on the...

the 15's have a different thread and pitch on the lugs, and the lug nuts are a lot bigger. S197 lug nuts may not fit the wheels.
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