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Old 01-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #60
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I've been pounding the hell out of the search feature (pro-tip to those using search, I actually have better success with Google: search *problem here*)

Sounds like it might just be the plugs crapping out from the valve cover gasket leaking. I've got the gasket and Motorcraft SP-463's on order at my FLAPS (of course, no one stocks SVT parts), but I might pick up a close-enough set of plugs tonight at Wally World just to see if that's what it is.

From reading threads, CPS should always throw a code when it goes out, so I'm ruling that out for now.

Still could be a fuel/injector issue, but plugs are much cheaper so I'll try those first.
Mine: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD: 87k, Black, Manual, JZW Stage 1. 320hp/400tq.
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654

Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 78k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune
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