96 GT Smokin... - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Join Mustang Evolution Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-07-2011, 03:34 AM   #1
Registered Member
DaBluedude's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Region: Canada
Posts: 1,995
96 GT Smokin...

Hey guys... I know this has likely been answered but u guys know how hard it can be to find exactly what your looking for on the forums.


Ive got a 96 GT engine is all stock save a cheepo AM CAI, bbk OR H pipe, flowmaster (original 30s) catback exhaust, and a generic Superchips performance tune. (also its lowered and *** end is stiffened up nice... someday ill throw a new 5.0 in it when someone perfects the swap so i dont have any suprises haha)

The exhaust work is all new and I havent (cant with superchips tuner) shut off the o2 sensors... It was fine for a few days after the exhaust work and its just started to put out black smoke under low rpm launches and rev match downshifts... under normal/ full throttle its fine (actually you could say i only get some smoke when the clutch is in and im on the throttle in some way...) The plugs/wires were done recently but the engine is coming up on its 435k km birthday but she still pulls as hard as the day I got her. She drinks only 91 shell and lubes up with castrol full synthetic. Its lost about 1/2 quart between oil changes and that hasnt changed much since... mayb up to 3/4 quart now.

Possibilities i came up with...
Shes throwing an O-ring in slow motion (problem has been going on for over 10k km now... i know bad me...) -The smoke does seem very black rather than blue... which makes me think gas more than oil...
She is in limp mode and is running super rich. (custom tune from AM work?)
Injectors could be running full tilt?

I would like to get her through the winter (yeah daily driver canadian winter... lowered... i know... but shes fun!) on this engine for sure or at least untill i can swap a PI or cobra engine in.


---------- Post added at 02:34 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:32 AM ----------


DaBluedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
Registered Member
crkmonzo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Florida
Posts: 89
Re: 96 GT Smokin...

sounds like it could be bad rings, or something is telling your car it needs more fuel then air so its putting more fuel into the combustion chamber when it really doesnt need it and its giving you a richer mixture.

---------- Post added at 04:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:13 PM ----------

also, check the spark plugs and see what they look like
crkmonzo is offline   Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Selling the GT killer The Darkside Mustangs for Sale and Wanted 24 10-18-2011 09:36 PM
2011 V6 versus 2012 GT 5.0 avengnd General Mustang Discussion 6 09-01-2011 04:49 AM
16 Valve GT To 32 Valve Cobra Engine Swap 504 Stang Rida 1996-2004 Mustang GT 5 08-23-2011 05:29 AM
1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Raffle to Protect Children jdipietro ME Site Help & Announcements 1 07-01-2011 04:43 PM

» Like Us On Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

07:19 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.