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Vehicle: 2007, Ford Mustang Flomaster American Thunder, BBK Cold Air Intake
Location: Dahlonega, GA
BBK Cold air intake problem
Ok so I have had a BBK Cold Air Intake installed on my Mustang for 6 months now and no problems. Friday my engine light came on. I took it to Ford and they said it is running leans and to take the BBk Intake off. Well, I clld my dad in NC who is a senior Master Tec at Ford who has seen this way to many times with aftermarket intakes. He said it may be due to the fact i put reg. unleaded fuel in my car which contained 10% alcohol or something. He sugested running the fuel out then putting in a higher octain or fuel that does not contain the alcohol then Disconect the battery to reset the engine light. Then see how it does. I due normally run higher octain in the car and dont know why I put the reg. fuel in so I am hoping this is the problem
Has anyone else had any similar problems like this?
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yes you need a tune for the intake, i recomend justin at vmptuning.com
05-09s need to be reflashed for every little thing you do
+1, you have to get a tuner or you will get codes all the time. Americanmuscle.com has a great selection. I hear that some 05+ CAI don't need a tune to use them but don't hold me too that. Grab a tuner and enjoy.
1997 3.8l V6 Convertible
Magnaflow Single Catback
American Muscle Cold Air Intake
It's that whole electronic/failing throttle body crap they went to. When I was puting the Vortech on my ex's 05 F150, the tuner she picked was having all kinds of issues getting around it, and so was SCT, we were all working on getting it tuned for a week, tons of detonation when we would let off the throttle, so we went and traded it in, with the Vortech still on it, a whole 4 weeks old and fully polished.
Well I took of the BBK and put on an AIRAID, and there has been absolutely no problems so far (24 hrs) maybe 3 trips. With the bbk the CEL was comming on every trip out. So we'll see if the airaid holds up. seems to be idling well, and crusing even better. my main reason for going the inexpensive, non-tune route was to just simply get a little better gas milage. But if this one fails me as we'll, I'll defintately be investing in a CAI/Tuner package deal from steeda or something. Thanks guys.
Just another FYI, I was told by a BBK distributor that the only problems with the BBK's were happening from the upper middle to the north east of the country, they were saying that something with the colder weather and the air type up there is causing a problem. could have been completely inaccurate, but i thought I'd throw that out there.
Please post in the correct section, but you're having problems because your car probably isn't tuned correctly. Unless you're running big power there is not reason to put an aftermarket CAI on a V6, and if you're going to do so the car needs to be tuned for all modifications. The new ECUs are very picky, and any one thing can throw them off.
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