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Old 02-01-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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My Car's Tune-up

Well I have my car (1988 Mustang GT Convertible) in a Performance shop right now and am having the following things done to it.


-Check
-Fuel Injectors
-Fuel rails
-All Vacuum Lines
-All the brakes
-If I have rear Drums tighten the star wheel nice & tight

-Change
-Fuel filter
-Oil change (Synthetic)
-Tranny Flush & Filter

-Clean
-Throttle Body
-MAP Sensor

-Grease Up Suspension

-Top off all the Fluids

I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions, I think I have most of it covered though. I do have one last question though. My speedometer is off and the shop told me I needed to have it calibrated and that a new speedometer wouldn't fix the problem. But he said they are few and far between around here because of how muhc the equipment costs to do it. Now I am not a speeder and I obey the speed limits pretty nicely, but with my speedometer not being accurate that doesn't matter, lol. So if anyone could give me any hints where I can find someone to do this, such as what the place would be called, that would be great, the only place I can think of is this Tempest racing place near me that has an in-house dyno which I am about to call. Thanks to any and all suggestions.

-Well Tempest racing said they don't have the tools but when I get a dyno I can monitor it with my own eyes. They said the last place they heard of that did it got in trouble because people were calling because they got speeding tickets and were taking it to that place to get them to say their speedo was off and get out of tickets. Anyway I still need a resolution for my problem lol.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:46 PM   #2
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Not sure how to calibrate a speedo, nor anyone who could do it, but if you take it to a dyno, then you could find out how far it is, I doubt it is more than 5 miles...

She should run a lot better now though
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:48 PM   #3
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Did you check and replace the plugs?
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:59 AM   #4
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Did you check and replace the plugs?

Already done when I got it, brand new as well as wires and coil packs.
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Already done when I got it, brand new as well as wires and coil packs.
Run seafoam through the engine to be sure at the next oil change. Also check the exhaust for any cracks/rust/etc.etc.
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Yes that is something I plan on doing eventually.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:34 PM   #7
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Well so far I'm jsut getting this done-

$300- cap rotor wires spark plugs pcv valve and fuel filter
$90 - Fuel injectors throttle body Flushed and cleaned

Turns out I had the wrong wires and spark plugs weren't really a good kind.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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Well so far I'm jsut getting this done-

$300- cap rotor wires spark plugs pcv valve and fuel filter
$90 - Fuel injectors throttle body Flushed and cleaned

Turns out I had the wrong wires and spark plugs weren't really a good kind.
Costs a pretty penny, but it had to be done, probably improve fuel efficiency too...
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:42 PM   #9
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Costs a pretty penny, but it had to be done, probably improve fuel efficiency too...

Yes and here's what else is left that I want done.

-Oil change-Synthetic -59

-Transmission Flush & Filter- 90$

-Radiator hoses 70

-New fluid and gasket for rear end 90$

-EGR valve- 360
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:57 PM   #10
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Dude, do the EGR Valve yourself, you are getting ripped off Hardcore. I can go to NAPA and pick one up for $120.00 Supply only and install it in 5 min. It sits right on top of your engine, theres like 2 bolts you have to take off and disconnect the wires that go in to the solenoid (top of it)

I am talking Canadian dollars too heheh
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you HAVE to post 10 characters or more..

Yeah so your post was just to raise your post count?
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