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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help

Alrighty guys, i'm having some problems. Ive pretty much replaced everything that torn up or wore out(all new bushings, rotors, pads, two calipers, new brake lines, replaced the HG's(w/ studs), new UCA/lca's on all 4 corners, new tires, new belt, 2 new batteries, new plugs and wires, and Underdrive pullies)

I'm about to start on a Jmod this weekend, but this annoying thing has currently came up. the car "pings" at WOT. I had a SCT Chip installed in the car, but I took it off, and havent installed it abck again. I'm running 22cplugs, brand new motorcraft wires, and always run 93 oct in it. Ive reset the computer after I pulled the SCT. Currently running 2 gutted cats, into a custom y then single out the back with no muffler.(resonator was reinstalled after the Y btw) and I can really notice it now after the exhast was done.

Could it be the plugs at the colder range? I have the plugs gapped at 54thous.

I seriously doubt jsut taking the sct chip off would make the car do this, So I'm hoping i can cure it soon. So does anyone have any clues what could make my car do this?

EDIT* car has 108K miles, I'm not sure when teh last time teh fuel filter was changed, cant rememebr off the top of my head. Ive also ran Fuel injector cleaner through it, so i'm thinking Fuel filter may be the cause, possibal?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 10:57 AM
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so you took the chip off and it started pinging? When I put in 32c plugs I gapped them at .60 it seemed to run the best there. You could try gapping them larger. Do you have a 180* thermostat in there?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 07:00 PM
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So was the only change made that you took the chip out and it started pinging or did you do a bunch of stuff including taking the chip out? If you did more than one thing I would put the chip back in and see if it alters the problem. That way to can start tracking down what it is that you did that changed the way it's running.
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