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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

"Vehicle: 2007, Ford Mustang"

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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Old 01-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #5
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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

"Vehicle: 2007, Ford Mustang"

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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Old 01-05-2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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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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Old 01-06-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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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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Old 01-06-2009, 04:16 PM   #10
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do the new gt's need tuners too?
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