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Old 04-30-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Gave the car a tune up

So I've had my SVTF for a little under a year now. I bought the car with 77k miles and it now has 84k. It's serving as my DD well my 04 cobra only comes out on nice days or the weekends. I didn't really want to do any mods to it because I am going to be getting rid of it soon to make way for my 2011 ford fiesta ses I ordered. But anyway....Since I bought the car, it has always ran kinda hard. Sometimes hard to start, rpms didn't climb smooth, poor gas mileage etc. So I decided to give the car a much need tune up and this is what I went with:

- E3 Spark Plugs
- MSD Wires
- Accel Coil Pack
- Drop in K&N
- Fuel Filter Replaced
- Cleaned the MAF
- Cleaned the Throttle Body

Let me tell you guys.....This car runs so much better now. It almost feels like a brand new car haha. It also feels like I picked up some hp/tq unless its all just in the "Butt Dyno" ha. I am very pleased with all of these mods and I am happy to say that when my new car arrives my dad will be buying this car from me, so it gets to stay in the family. Next up is a oil change and coolant flush.

Edit: Forgot to mention cleaned out the stock air box out. That thing was nasty!


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Old 04-30-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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Nice, glad it all worked out. Good luck with the new car
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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the clean air box should be good for at least 10-15 hp...lol...jk, sorry i couldn't resist.
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shoud've gotten the motorcraft copper core plugs. most svtf owners say they're the best for a all motor svtf. Glad it's running good. A tune can make a big difference
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shoud've gotten the motorcraft copper core plugs. most svtf owners say they're the best for a all motor svtf. Glad it's running good. A tune can make a big difference
I read alot of good reviews about the E3 plugs, plus I wanted to be different and try something else .
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Plugs alone wouldn't make that much of a difference. If you are running track and need every fraction of a second then I would say sure, but otherwise you are fine.
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