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Old 05-09-2002, 11:46 AM
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Jason .. The throttle body was definitely the problem. The difference is that the stock unit utilized roller bearings and the Mustang TB used ball bearings. I changed out the injection system partly because of the throttle body and partly because it appeared that the engine was running lean at full throttle. The injection has taken a lot more time and effort than I thought it would. The most difficult was building a fuel rail that did not leak. The most time consuming is programming the fuel map (still in progress). If I were doing it over, I would have spent more time either modifying the stock throttle body to ball bearings or finding a shorter aftermarket TB. I would have evaluated the stock injection system with a functioning TB before jumping into a total replacement. As it is, I am VERY happy with the results even though I still have a few "driveability" tweaks to make.
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