SCMC Message Forum  
Go Back   SCMC Message Forum > SVT Platforms > 96 - 01 SVT Cobra Forum
User Name
Password

Register FAQ Members List SCMC Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
Z_Drifter_87
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 28
Well if its not one thing, its another.

Well not only is my car running a little hot, Its now "missing". I kinda has a little misfire but not enough to trip the check engine light. If first started only on acceleration, it now does it on idle and acceleration. I changed the spark plugs, the old ones were badddd. new air filter and oil change. The wires are good. I'm kinda hoping its one of the injectors. My uncle drove my car the other day and put regular unleaded gas. So i let it run all the way out and filled up with premium at Shell. I always put premium. So tomorrow, i'm gonne get the injectors serviced. any other ideas??? Thanks alot. Oh and someone told me that it might be the head gasket since its heating up a bit and now its missing. so i dont know. any thoughts would greatly be appreciated.
Z_Drifter_87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
kng9nothing
Registered User
 
kng9nothing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 101
new fuel filter perhaps? it might not help out a whole lot, but its an easy cheap thing to do.
__________________
~Mike
1997 Cobra #3704/6961
Rio Red w/Saddle Cloth Interior
MGW Shifter
Steeda quadrant & firewall adjuster
kng9nothing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
cfradam
Registered User
 
cfradam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: orlando
Posts: 121
weak or bad cop maybe?
cfradam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
Mystic_Cobra
NASA American Iron #16
 
Mystic_Cobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 690
I would bet its the coils or wires. I don't see what year car this is, but I change the wires (every two years) on my 96 with every other set of plugs (every year). I'd be surprised to see this caused by gas. I've had several wires go bad. I've damaged them during a plug change. Check the code and see what cylinder it is. Is it always the same one? If you want to troubleshoot more and spend money less, you can swap the wire from the misfire cylinder with another one and see if the problem moves. When my coils have acted up in the past, it was only under full throttle and high rpm. They run fine below 5000 rpm. I've switched to MSD wires and coils in my car. Cheaper than the Ford ones and more durable.
__________________
Jimmy Bost #00539
American Iron #16 Ford Mustang Cobra
Mystic_Cobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 SCMC, Inc