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05-28-2003, 11:00 PM
I have had my 03 Cobra now for 4 weeks. I have had it stall on 4 or 5 occassions at idle, once during deceleration (almost hit the car in front of me when brakes were powerless), and power cuts out when going around corners. The dealership gave my car the latest "flash" computer update, and they say another update "is in the works", and may not be available until July. Am I expected to just park my car until July? Anyone else having this frustration???

05-29-2003, 01:21 PM
Yes, mine stalled 3 times in the first 200 miles, but hasn't stalled in the last 200 miles (have 450 or so now) You are not alone. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


05-30-2003, 11:34 PM
I have had the same problem...now I have 2700 miles and it seems to be fine/better????? My idle is at 500-750 rpm and they said this was normal???? We'll see......:doubt:

05-31-2003, 04:34 PM
so here's the deal...
the dealership is telling me that "there won't be a new computer upgrade until July"...this is the only thing they tell me about he stalling problem. Also, I seem to get either fuel cut, or rev limiter before redline. Anyone else get this? I am wondering...why make redline AFTER one loses power? Does not make any sense. Also, the whining sound got exponentially louder when I installed the MAC cold air intake into the fender well and left out the screen...is this normal? I am used to a VERY fast VR4, and am quite disappointed with this rig---maybe I am being too tuff on an 'ol american car?
thanks for any input...
good thing I bought the convert at $36k and change

05-31-2003, 11:38 PM
I have heard from a guy that drags alot to keep the screen for more power. I am not exactly sure so hope this helps.:)

06-01-2003, 11:47 AM
REally??? Keep the screen for MORE power? I thought it creates some restriction? Wow, I am really surprised about this. Do you have the persons email address that got more power leaving it in? I will put it back in if this is true.
thanks so much

06-01-2003, 12:34 PM
I will try to find the guy up at Bristol on Tuesday at drag racing and get back to you.