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Old 12-06-2005, 05:10 AM   #39
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hmmm. i have had the long cranking times - almost came to accept it as a quirk of my car until i saw this thread - but i don't know if the oil filter has anything to do with it - my car has been serviced at the dealership since new - so, i have only been running oem (the magic motorcraft filter) - at times i have also had the studder, i don't have a perimeter alarm, but i had the dealer take it out before i bought it, maybe there is a ground issue? - most of the time i think it is my rpm's not corresponding to the correct gear - i forget about the computer on the car - the only other issue i have is the loud lifter tick at idle
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