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PROJECT WIKDLX

wickedstangs Aug 17, 2011

  1. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Hello Everyone, I finally got off my arse and started working on Project WICKDLX. I bought this car from IGOTTAV8 and have had nothing but issues with trying to SMOG it.. I was not sure which route I wanted to go with this little project.. Till about a couple of days ago when I dropped a couple of bills on it trying to get it to pass SMOG. I failed SMOG twice now trying to fix all the little issues it has had. It failed twice in the same place NO high. Well this car being 11 years old needed some tender loving care.

    Started to do a major tune up on it. Bought all new basic items for it.

    • Plugs Autolite 25 $16
    • Spark Plugs FMS 8.8mm $50
    • Cap and Rotor $20
    • BBK Header Gaskets $34
    • Stage 8 Locking Bolts $50
    • Set Timing to Stock 10* (FREE)
    • Changed Oil $20
    • New 02 Sensors $100
    Finally hooked it up to a computer scanner and started fixing all the codes it had..
    • EGR Valve $90
    • EGR Position Sensor $30
    • Idle Air Control Valve $60
    • EGR Vacuum Regulator Valve (EVR) $30
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    Hoping that would be my issues, I took it back to get SMOGGED and sure enough it failed again.:(

    I took the car to RPMM to help replace the cats when WES noticed my brakes were bad. After finding a bad brake booster which would cause a major vacuum leak and can be the main issue for failing SMOG.

    I decided to order the Brake Booster and Master Cylinder because they both were bad.. I took one wheel off and found metal to metal contact and both Rotors were shoot...

    Installed
    • New Master Cylinder $60
    • Brake Booster $ 72
    • New Outer Bearings $10
    • Two New Rotors $ 100
    • Brake Pads all around. $60.00
    PART TWO COMING SOON
     
  2. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    After Replacing Everything above I decide to run the code scanner again. Because I will pass this time.:)

    Ok I got codes:
    KOEO 11 Test Good..

    KOER 41, 91, 33
    41 - HEGO(Ho2S) sensor voltage low/system lean
    91 - HEGO(Ho2S) sensor voltage low/system lean
    33 - EGR Valve not opening properly

    I turned to some old sites, I used to lurk on when I was in the 5.0 days...
    I went to www.sbftech.com and finally posted my first post there and been a member 2008 funny.

    I was following one of there procedures for the 02 Sensor Codes that I got. and found it strange that the #19 HEGO Sensor Ground was located on the Throttle Body.
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    I asked if its ok to be there and Joel5.0 very nice guy and help says
    Well sure enough my resistance was way high showing an open.
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    Well, I placed the #19 ground in the right place now and both my faults 41,91 cleared.. I am a happy camper now..

    Code 33 is the EGR Vacuum Regulator Valve (EVR) did a resistance check on it and sure enough it was bad..
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    Replaced it and my codes 41,91,33 are gone. :)

    I decided to run the code scanner one more time to make sure everything is good to go. And sure enough I get one more code:(

    CODE 94
    Just seems kinda odd since I had been getting codes 41 and 91, then I find my problem and fix it and then I'm getting Code 94 this is perfectly normal for more codes to show up after a lean code has been fixed.. The o2's can only really detect one problem at a time. And in the event that the 02's are reading lean or rich, those codes take priority over the themactor codes 94. So it can't detect the loss of thermactor air and a lean or rich code at the same time.
     
  3. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Now that I am around 900 dollars into it why stop now...:)

    YAY!!!!!! I just went and got the WICKDLX Smogged today.... :):):)
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    900+ Dollars laters... Let the modding begin..:)
     
  4. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Alright sending car off to get painted..

    Which wheels do you like?

    93 Cobra Wheels
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    Regular Cobra Wheels
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    Saleen Wheels
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  5. sdsubzero4

    sdsubzero4 Spring Valley, CA San Diego Chapter

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    My vote is the 93 Cobra wheels.
     
  6. blue boss

    blue boss Saginaw Texas Donator

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    Cobra wheels
     
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    sdsubzero4 Spring Valley, CA San Diego Chapter

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    Which one? 93 or regular?
     
  8. Ford1288

    Ford1288 Well-Known Member Donator

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    About time old man! Congrats, did you end up having to use my h pipe? I would go with the Cobra R rims and some smoked headlights. :)
     
  9. blue boss

    blue boss Saginaw Texas Donator

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    Sorry, the 93 wheels look the best.
     
  10. ST3RL1NGY3LLOW

    ST3RL1NGY3LLOW Lone Wolf San Diego Chapter

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    93 Cobra wheels. What color are you painting your car?
     
  11. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Yes, I swapped them but, did not have too.. The original ones are still good...
     
  12. Mustangcwo

    Mustangcwo Crew Chief Staff Member Global Moderator Board Member San Diego Chapter

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    Congrats on your SMOG!!!
     
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  13. Mustang Stevo

    Mustang Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I really like the regular cobra wheels! What year are those from?
     
  14. beejay31000

    beejay31000 BULLWINKLE Donator

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    i would go with the 93.....not as common as the regular cobra wheels.
     
  15. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Back to working on WICKDLX now that the Holidays are almost over... Also, thinking of changing her name... to Project DAILYDRIVER (DLYDRVR) or Project SILVERSTREAK (SLVRSTRK) not sure yet...
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  16. V.I. Massive

    V.I. Massive SMIB Donator

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    by the way i vote regular cobra wheels.
     
  17. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Going to paint it the exact color as Subzero4 car..
     
  18. Mustangcwo

    Mustangcwo Crew Chief Staff Member Global Moderator Board Member San Diego Chapter

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    I like the new seats in the front. When is she headed in for paint?
     
  19. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    real soon,
    Just received the rear tailight all the weather stripping,
    On order New door locks, New Side Window trim..
     
  20. Mustang Stevo

    Mustang Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Hey who are you going to have paint it?
     

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