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Old 08-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Is my mustang running to hot?

I have a 91 5.0 and live in ABQ, NM where the tempature here will easily get to the high 90's/low 100's. my stang will run inbetween the N and the O in NORMAL on the stock gauge. Is that to hot to be constantly ran at in this weather?
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Perfectly fine. Just make sure it doesn't spike and check it regularly
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Perfectly fine. Just make sure it doesn't spike and check it regularly
Thanks man I appreciate the feedback. I'm new to the mustang club and don't know a whole lot about these cars so I wasn't to sure.
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I live in pa and its been in the mid 80s and my 91 runs right on the R and I thought that was running hot, thanks for the info
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One more thing John, do you think it would be best to get a digital temp gauge considering how old this car is and that the gauges might not read as accurate as they once did?
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They aren't any good whatsoever so yes, upgrade.

Check out Florida 5.0 gauges. They are pretty good,

Stock is I only good for, "hey I'm working" unless it's pegged... Then something's wrong lol
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Awesome bro ill definitely do that. I just bought the car about a month ago and haven't really got a chance to really do any kind of upgrades yet. I know that the car has CAI, throttle body, and bigger injectors. So what would you say would be the next thing to upgrade on the car? Keep in mind I'm in college and so I don't have all the money in the world haha so what's the best bang for my buck?
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Flush system and 180 thermostat...$20...bump timing....free....93octane...then gears....$$$$depends..lol
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I'm sure it has aftermarket exhaust since it has a CAI, but if its factory, then that'd be next step, get more air in, need to get more out
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Awesome bro ill definitely do that. I just bought the car about a month ago and haven't really got a chance to really do any kind of upgrades yet. I know that the car has CAI, throttle body, and bigger injectors. So what would you say would be the next thing to upgrade on the car? Keep in mind I'm in college and so I don't have all the money in the world haha so what's the best bang for my buck?
What size injectors are they? And does it have heads on it or any head work?
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I'm sure it has aftermarket exhaust since it has a CAI, but if its factory, then that'd be next step, get more air in, need to get more out
? Having a CAI doesn't mean anything. Poke your head under the car and see what you have.

Also, as others have mentioned, get a good water temp gauge setup on there, oil pressure too. The stock gauges are called idiot gauges for a reason.
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I didn't mean it as CAI means it has something else, that's jus the first few mods someone makes. I was jus guessing. I would also try a set of 3.73 or 4.10 gears. That wouldn't add power, but it'd make better use of what u have an not cost too much
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Gears will definitely make the most drastic difference in performance as far as bolt ons go.
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