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#241 OFFLINE   hansenisu

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

Just got a used 2012 with 7000 miles on the clock but I have a stupid question. The car is difficult to start for some reason. The manual tranny I came from just required that you push in the clutch and turn the key. When I do that with this car, I get nothing - no cranking or anything. Everything is powered up in the car when the key is turned on so it should not be a battery issue.

I follow this sequence - parking brake on, clutch pedal to the floor, turn key to on and wait until the gauges come back to zero, then try to crank. Nothing. I have to do this sequence 6 or seven times before it will crank and kick off. I can hear the fuel pump start up when I turn the key to the on position so that should not be the issue either.

Maybe a fob problem?


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

I suspect the recommendation to put the transmission into neutral before starting is an extra safety precaution prior to starting. Perhaps the thinking is that, after the engine starts, you could inadvertently take your foot off the clutch pedal before you intended. Our GT500s will start in any gear as long as the clutch pedal is depressed.

Since I was driving clutch vehicles before the clutch/starter interlocks were common, I have always put the transmission into neutral prior to starting, just a habit.

For parking, I rarely use the emergency/parking brake unless I am parking on a noticeable incline. I always park the car with the transmission in reverse which is another habit I picked up when I started driving.


Why in reverse? If I do use the parking brake and put it in first am I going to warp my rotors like the FGT guy said?
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hi everyone,
Im having trouble with my tires, I have about 510whp and the
Stock tires don't help. I've bought MT DR for the drag strip, but I would like
an every day tire that give me grip.
Any suggestion? I'm from Puerto Rico so cold weather won't be trouble

Thanks

#244 OFFLINE   2010KonaBlueGT

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

Hi everyone,
Im having trouble with my tires, I have about 510whp and the
Stock tires don't help. I've bought MT DR for the drag strip, but I would like
an every day tire that give me grip.
Any suggestion? I'm from Puerto Rico so cold weather won't be trouble

Thanks


What year is your car? 18 or 19 inch tires on it?

Go to just about any "R" compound tire and you'll pick up grip...at the cost of longevity.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

What year is your car? 18 or 19 inch tires on it?

Go to just about any "R" compound tire and you'll pick up grip...at the cost of longevity.


Phill

Hi phill,
My car is 2012 SVTPP

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

Since it is Halloween; rise from the dead topic!

Actually, I was just curious....does anyone have suggestions for rear window louvers for 99-04 New edge Mustangs that don't have any issues with them; that is, no odd fitting pieces, no gaps, etc...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

So as a newbie to owning a supercharged car, I was wondering if it's normal for there to be a clicking sound from the engine on a 2010 GT500? I can't pinpoint where exactly its coming from, but its definitely at a very regular frequency and seems to always be there when the car is idling.
The dealership says its nothing to worry about, but I've found their service department to be more than a little suspect in the past, especially on potential warranty issues.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

So as a newbie to owning a supercharged car, I was wondering if it's normal for there to be a clicking sound from the engine on a 2010 GT500? I can't pinpoint where exactly its coming from, but its definitely at a very regular frequency and seems to always be there when the car is idling.
The dealership says its nothing to worry about, but I've found their service department to be more than a little suspect in the past, especially on potential warranty issues.


I have a 12' and my car does the same thing, I only have 6k miles on her. At first I thought it was a valve issue and took it to my dealer and they told me not to worry about it.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

So as a newbie to owning a supercharged car, I was wondering if it's normal for there to be a clicking sound from the engine on a 2010 GT500? I can't pinpoint where exactly its coming from, but its definitely at a very regular frequency and seems to always be there when the car is idling.
The dealership says its nothing to worry about, but I've found their service department to be more than a little suspect in the past, especially on potential warranty issues.


It's most likely your injectors clicking. Very pronounced at idle, with the hood open.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

That noise will be completely drowned out when you stomp on the Go Pedal, so I wouldn't worry about it. The only sound from under the hood that should concern you is a rising-pitch whine as you approach redline. And when I say "concern you" I mean "cause cramps in your face from grinning".
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

It's most likely your injectors clicking. Very pronounced at idle, with the hood open.


Phill


Thanks, Phil! That makes me feel a lot better coming from someone who I know has a clue! :D It sounded too regular to be a valve problem and not be getting a check engine light, but I wanted to be sure.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

That noise will be completely drowned out when you stomp on the Go Pedal, so I wouldn't worry about it. The only sound from under the hood that should concern you is a rising-pitch whine as you approach redline. And when I say "concern you" I mean "cause cramps in your face from grinning".
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I was just concerned because a friend of mine had a valve cover problem that made similar sounds (though not nearly as rhythimc) on a ~2001 GT.
As for the grin-inducing whine, you need to push the pedal harder if you're only hearing it approaching redline :peelout: :superhero:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

That is a good point. I must push the pedal harder.
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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

How necessary is a dyno in the tuning process?  Can you really get an email tune that will work with a car, sight unseen?  Are all cars the same that one tune will work on every 2010 GT500?  Is the dyno just for dialing in those last 5rwhp?

 

Is it as easy as saying, "I've got a 2.6 pulley, x pipe, and intake.  Give me a tune for 91 and 93 octane."  I get a file emailed to me, load it into the SCT, and then flash the car?  



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:25 AM

How necessary is a dyno in the tuning process?  Can you really get an email tune that will work with a car, sight unseen?  Are all cars the same that one tune will work on every 2010 GT500?  Is the dyno just for dialing in those last 5rwhp?

 

Is it as easy as saying, "I've got a 2.6 pulley, x pipe, and intake.  Give me a tune for 91 and 93 octane."  I get a file emailed to me, load it into the SCT, and then flash the car?  

 

Only a dyno can get you the data you need to make a proper tune since in the end, it is all about establishing the right power curve and air/fuel ratio and getting all of those to intercept.  If you buy a canned tune, it was developed on a dyno.

 

I don't consider dynos to be very repeatable.  I see power curves of sequential runs where the last is bigger than the first.  That car didn't make new HP since due to heat soak it will usually be less.  Most likely the uncertainty in the instrument gave it more.     Runs on spearate days are subject to differences in weather (temperature, humidity).   This is the problem with most "before and after" runs.

 

In essence when I look at dyno sheets as long as the consecutive runs are close and of the same general shape just average them.  I look more for anomolies in dyno curves where the A/F ratio might go through a bad table transition.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:51 AM

How many minutes does it take to reflash the car with the SCT Tuner?  I have another tune on my SCT, and I want to load it into the car.  I've never seen this done. 


Edited by ShelbyGT5HUN, 06 June 2014 - 03:13 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:44 AM

How many minutes does it take to reflash the car with the SCT Tuner?  I have another tune on my SCT, and I want to load it into the car.  I've never seen this done. 

 

About 2 minutes, give or take........


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

How do you convert RWHP to HP, assuming a 15% loss through the drivetrain?

 

475rwhp / 0.85 = 559hp ?

 

or

 

(475rwhp x 0.15 ) + 475 = 546hp ?

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

 

 

475rwhp / 0.85 = 559hp ?

 

 

This one.   Since the loss would be calculated as

 

  y =  x - (.15x)  = .85x

 

To solve for x divide both sides by .85


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:39 PM

When you say "this one", and you quoted my first equation, that's the one you are referring to?  Or do you mean the one you typed up?



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

When you say "this one", and you quoted my first equation, that's the one you are referring to?  Or do you mean the one you typed up?

 

They are the same.  In my response I solved it so you could see how you get the simplified equation you used.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

Ok makes sense now.  Thanks!



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:16 PM

Those that use the 5.8's TVS supercharger, has anyone come up with a nice way of "covering up" the big "5.8" that is cast into it?  I am thinking of possibly going with a used '13/'14 unit, but I don't like how glaring the 5.8 would look under the hoods.  Especially when I have a 5.4!

 

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