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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2008, 06:35:07 AM »
While I was under the hood, I did hear a sund similar to a spark tick? I couldnt see anything, and yes it was night when I looked. I turned off the motor and pressed on all of the wires on both distributor and the plugs, just to make sure they were seated. I still need to replace the plugs and wires, cash just has not been around with work being slow. Will keep you posted.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2008, 01:14:27 AM »
i know what you mean, ive been broke since november:(

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2008, 02:58:37 AM »
OK, so I went ahead and started the tune up/clean up. Problem, I cannot get the plug out of cylinder 1. The plugs have rusted pretty badly in the block. Any tips/tricks? Its my last plug to pull and change. Also, the old plugs are really white on the ends. I have seen oil soaked, and bad carbon, but never white. I also pulled the MA off and cleaned it and the throttle body. Next step for next week is the K&N air filter.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2008, 08:39:58 AM »
white means you were running lean a dirty maf can cause this

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2008, 01:11:17 AM »
yeah /\ probably is causing a lot of his problems

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2008, 01:04:42 PM »
 :) Alrighty then. Got the plug out of the #1 seat. Broke off trying to get it out using so much torque. But was able to retrieve the head out of the block luckily. Car ran rough before i changed the #1 plug, like it was missing. After I got that plug changed and unhooked the battery to reset the computer she ran great! Tires broke lookse and away I went:P) Cant believe how much of a change cleaning the MAF, throttle body and a small tune up can do! Cant wait till Friday next week when i put in the K&N.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2008, 01:26:22 PM »
whooot :)


after you run that new K+n for a month or so reclean the maf as the oil can make it dirty, maf cleaning is good just maintenance now its almost the equalivent to adjusting the carb in an older car

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2008, 02:11:49 PM »
Hey rmodel65, If I wanted to put in bigger injectors, besides the throttle body, what else would have to be changed? And would it be worth it to upsize to 24# vs stock 19#? Or no ? Looking to get some cheap HP gain.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »
you have to do maf mods, you can either get a c+l, or do a ford part swap(a lot cheaper)

but since your stock maf is already 70mm  go to the junkyard and look for a lincoln mark 8 93+ they have the 4.6 dohc cobra motors in them

the maf/housing is calibrated to 24lb injectors and the injectors are 24lb(blue 4 hole) you can easily get out of the yard with all the injectors and maf and the housing for about 100-130$ normally injectors are 8-10$ a piece

iirc the maf is a direct bolt in so are the injectors

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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2008, 04:18:49 PM »
So let me get this right. The lincoln mark 8 came stock with 24# injectors? That would be awesome. I have several salvage yards near me. Hope I can find that steal. I would also need a new throttle body though right? If so, would the marks fit the stang?

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2008, 11:03:43 PM »
no you dont need a throttle body to upgrade the maf and injectors

im not sure on the mark throttle body though? maybe but i know the 87-93 is different than the 94-95 throttlw bodies

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2008, 01:41:23 AM »
OK, now that I have had some extra bucks...
Did plugs/wires, Cap/rotor kit, fuel filter, and pcv valve. Also replaced the air filter with a slightly better than oem one. Car runs very nice now. Looking for some affordable headers, thinking BBK shorties, but not sure if I should go shorties, or full. Any ideas on powergain/cost effectiveness? Also will changing out the valve covers give me any noticeable power gain or just dress up?

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2008, 04:39:43 AM »
Valve covers only keep the oil from spattering and leaking out of the engine.  Why would you think you would gain any power by changing them? 

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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2008, 08:14:33 AM »
LOL, a simple reply of "dress up only" woulda been fine:P) Just wondering why the difference in price between all the types/brands of covers. Found some nice edlebrocks for $85 and some performance ones for $300. Figured maybe they helped.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2008, 09:57:04 AM »
Expensive "performance" valve covers are maybe lighter than others and will make your Mustang go faster  ;D
Seriously, the finish of an expensive pair will last longer than $85 valve covers.

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Re: plugs/wires
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2008, 01:43:44 PM »
if you do the valve covers then you will have to pul the upper intake to be able to get them off.

a lot of 95-95 guy go with the stock covers from 86-93 since they are alum.

as for the headers you can buy some bbk or even the summit brand headers just make sure to use some dead soft alum gaskets and get some locking header bolts to go along with them

 

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