Originally Posted by MustangGT02
Ok so the other day after I put my tune on I took my grandpa for a ride and took the car a little above 6K for the first time, when I did this and and shifted to second it had a tick so I let out. After that every time I floor the car or am driving normal in O/D and go up a hill and the does not downshift it will tick, It sounds like its comming from the front middle of the car. Could the stress of the rpms make my stock headers or H pype make a noise?
My mods/ AM CAI
Summit racing cat backs
Bama 87 tune
recent spark plugs and fuel filter.
Heres what it sounds like on this guys car, but mine is not that bad...Ticking under load Mustang 2004 Mach 1 - YouTube
It does not make the sound when reving at idle!
Alot of times, a tune will uncover an issue that a stock tune will mask. Our 87 octane tunes are very conservative with timing, so I don't think it's because of an aggressive tune. A stock tune will mask these problems, and in order to add timing and gain power, you'll need to make sure something else isn't keeping that from being possible without detonation/pinging.
I would do a couple of things just to rule them out, and from there I can hook you up with a Bama team member who will diagnose and fix this for you!
First, the fuel filter is a really common quick fix for these issues. A dirty fuel filter is going to lower the quality of fuel before it gets to your engine. This could cause 87 octane fuel to be diluted down and possibly cause your issue. A fuel filter is a very inexpensive and easy thing to change out and may solve the issue completely.
The second things are both fairly common, as well. Cleaning your MAF sensor and cleaning your throttle body may also fix the problem. These two are also really easy and quick things that are common problems for performance tunes. Oil could be in the intake track and diluting the air/fuel mixture, or the MAF reading could be skewed because it's dirty and covered in air filter oil or other particles.
If you do those two things, and always make sure to fill up at a brand name gas station (Sunoco, Shell, BP) and stay away from no-name gas stations or convenience stores that bid on leftover fuel (Wawa, Sheets, 7 Eleven, Shore Stop, Duck Thrue, or whatever they're called in your area of the country) . These stations are known for advertising gas that is "bottom of the barrel" and can cause pinging.
From there, if you still have the problem (which I'm 90% positive you won't), I can have the Bama team make sure that everything is perfect in the tune file for you. Hit me up via PM or just post your reply right here and we'll go through the steps to fix it on our end, if we rule out the typical mechanical problems!
Good luck and I'll wait for your response!