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Old 02-24-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Just had the YRF0 flash done to the 03 SVTF

Well, the 03 SVTF I purchased a week ago has stalled on me about 5 times on offramps and such, basically whenever I pushed in the clutch to cruise to a stop instead of downshifting to engine-brake. I had the same problem with my 03 Cobra and it had to be re-flashed too. Funny that both SVT cars had the issue but not the lightning. Anyway, I took the car to my local dealer (not where I bought the car), and after a little conversation they went ahead and put YRF0 on the car. They even washed it for me like they are supposed to without me having to say anything.

At first, they weren't sure it was what I needed and I got a little worried but I didn't get the feeling the service advisor was trying to ignore my problem, he was going through all the TSBs for the VIN with me trying to find one that talked to the stall so he could help me fix it the first time and avoid a future visit. I had the TSB number (03-19-11) with me but on Ford's system, it doesn't mention stalling, just rough/erratic idle, surging, rpms hanging when shifting, etc...

I was able to convince him that I had all of the other problems described in the TSB and would like to just try the reflash first before any other work from other TSBs he found which required things like checking the cam timing and basically breaking into the engine. Much more involved than I really wanted them to be with my car.

The car drives much better now with YRF0, no hanging RPMs or surging and I really think the bog is much better now too. I pushed in the clutch at 70 on a long off ramp and held it in all the way to a stop and no stall. I think the YRF0 really does fix the stall too but we shall see after a few more miles with it. My dealer experience was very good overall so I am happy. I wonder if those of you with the YRF0 and the stall have CAI mods or something else contributing to it. Anyway, I am very happy with the car now and I think I found a decent dealer for problems too.


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Old 02-24-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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Dude, get a Predator/SCT tune, it obliterates the YRF0 in terms of performance AND driveability. Makes it look like a 5 year old with a coloring book wrote the YRF0 program.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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I hear ya, silver, and a tune is on my list of things to do but this was free and appears to take care of the stall so it works in the short term. When I have $500 extra I want to get it tuned but that is going to have to wait a bit, at least until I get my taxes back LOL!!
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