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Old 11-23-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-23-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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i had mine in for about the same lenght of time. i dont run lean
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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ahhh

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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
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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and you are wasting your money on the 91 octaine gas, these cars were designed to run on regular.
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Im having the same problem with mine. How'd you fix it?
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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ahhh

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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.
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S197's have to be tuned for EVERYTHING
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http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-2005-v6-cai.html

BBK and AM say that you don't need one, but I would just get a tuner and tune it like Ryansquick6 says.
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whatever they say, you do need a tuner for 05 and up. thats why they even sell package deals, CAI and a tuner together for one price
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do the new gt's need tuners too?
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Wow, that suuucks.
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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I have a BBK and my car was running lean when I put it on the dyno, however it wasn't due to the air intake, it was due to the fact that the fuel injectors were peaking out power wise.

This is the first time I've heard of that problem with an sn-95 model car.
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Yup and that is the reason why I do not want to own one. That and the parts are so expensive.
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I installed an AirRaid cold air intake unit in my 2011 V6 mustang. A year latter I've had the throttle body trouble light gob on 3 times. Dealer said put the original back in. Any help
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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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