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  1. svtaddict

    svtaddict Got Traction? Established Member

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    granted it has 145 thousand miles already. its a 2010. last week my backup camera started acting up i can see picture but it looks like the squiglys. anybody older than 35 knows what im talking about. next day found out the usb is loose or something making intermitant contact. ok i will get around to it. yesterday wife called saying its running real rough and feels like its going to turn off. i show up whit smoke from tail pipe and strong gas smell. block test past. compression test past. have spark. codes read misfire on cylinder 6. im figuering its a stuck open injector. had it towed home because im not fond of paying for new cats right now. man when it rains it pours. car is completely stock. that is all.
     
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    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    Was it a bad injector or a bad coil? Have you been using any injector cleaners?
     
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    black92 Hot rod Lincoln Established Member

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    If that's all the trouble you've had in 145,000 miles, I'd say Ford did a good job for a first model year/engine car.
     
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    svtaddict Got Traction? Established Member

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    it was the injector. it wasnt too bad to replace either just had to take the intake plenum off. thats not the only issues ive had. ive had tp replace the timing chain and guides too due to the tensioner making knocking sounds on cold startup. it is starting to do it again 30k miles later but not as bad.
     
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    svtaddict Got Traction? Established Member

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    and i admit i have never used injector cleaner. i do now. also my wife has finally come to the realization to stop buying the cheapest gas she can get. I hate to say it but i told her so. Ok i admit it felt pretty good. (shes stubborn)
     
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    It's great to hear of a near problem free 145,000 mile SHO, good stuff!
     
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    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    How often are you changing the oil?
     
  8. svtaddict

    svtaddict Got Traction? Established Member

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    every 3 thousand miles with mobile 1
     

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