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Played around with the Mustang this morning. Replaced fuel filter and pressure regulator. Running slightly better but still feels like it’s starving for gas. Runs fine until there is any load on the engine then it bogs down. I’m still getting lean codes. I’m going to pick up a fuel pressure gauge and see if I’m getting enough feed to the fuel rails. Another possibility could be a bad IAC valve.

One strange thing is it has a lazy throttle even when not under load. If I plug the scanner into the port, the throttle response comes back and the engine sounds better. My son thinks it may have been tuned and it’s stuck in some kind of an open loop. It’s an OBD1 car so options are very limited. Only encouraging thing is it running good with the scanner indicates that it’s not an engine issue so worst case is it gets the old carb off the LeMans.

Fuel injection issues are frustrating.
 

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Played around with the Mustang this morning. Replaced fuel filter and pressure regulator. Running slightly better but still feels like it’s starving for gas. Runs fine until there is any load on the engine then it bogs down. I’m still getting lean codes. I’m going to pick up a fuel pressure gauge and see if I’m getting enough feed to the fuel rails. Another possibility could be a bad IAC valve.

One strange thing is it has a lazy throttle even when not under load. If I plug the scanner into the port, the throttle response comes back and the engine sounds better. My son thinks it may have been tuned and it’s stuck in some kind of an open loop. It’s an OBD1 car so options are very limited. Only encouraging thing is it running good with the scanner indicates that it’s not an engine issue so worst case is it gets the old carb off the LeMans.

Fuel injection issues are frustrating.
sorry for your frustration. very interesting problem though. i hate when you know its probably something simple but cant find what it is.
 

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Any thoughts on this brake kit?


Or these Coilovers?

Looks cool, but when they're not a brand name, you can bet that they're being made by a guy in a bamboo hut with 2x4 flip flops.

May work much better than stock or may just look pretty. Reviewers seemed to like them much better than stock. I am familiar with Godspeed, but not Rev9
 

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I only buy brake parts from Napa. The quality of the top tier is pretty good and very consistent. Prices might not be cheapest but a fair deal IMO.
One time they had 5 different rotors for my car.
Since they are so thin these days and no one wants to turn them, I get the second from the top model and they've worked great.

There is some total Chinese junk out there.
Same. I just buy all NAPA top teir
 

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I did a full brake job on the Mustang when I got it. I went with Powerstop for the pads and rotors and Centric for rebuilt calipers. Rayspestos for all the soft lines. Rotors seem decent. I’ll agree with Jim. Buy a decent name brand rotor or from a store with a good reputation. The kit you linked is probably ok. Cheep rotors are not worth the headache. My dad went that route last time and they were warped out of the box.

I’d be careful using coil overs on a daily driver. The wrong set can make a car extremely harsh.
Ive had great luck with Powerstop, and theyre cheap!
 

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Looks cool, but when they're not a brand name, you can bet that they're being made by a guy in a bamboo hut with 2x4 flip flops.

May work much better than stock or may just look pretty. Reviewers seemed to like them much better than stock. I am familiar with Godspeed, but not Rev9
For the price, I may just go for it and see what happens. At least I can find out if I even like the car lowered.
 

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As someone else suggested, be sure to use anti-seize on the adjuster and jam nuts.
RE: It's not for everybody, it requires a sophisticated palate
 

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I ordered all the brake parts for the Mustang from rock auto. Their shipping is pricy but their parts are cheep and they carry name brand parts along with the chinesium brands. Even with having to pay shipping for the cores, the calipers were priced very fair. Added bonus is their return policy is fantastic. I received a bad control arm for my kids cobalt. Sent the bad one back on a Monday and had the replacement on Wednesday. They have a decent network of warehouses, at least close to me.
 

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i ordered a brake hose and when it arrived the part number was correct on the bag it came in, but the part inside was not the correct part. i hope this is not going to be a common thing. anybody experience this lately?
Nope. But I am finding a lot of "this part fits your car" except it doesn't. Not sure if that's a new thing or just because I haven't bought many parts until recently?
 
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