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Old 02-22-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Technical question.

I need advice. This winter has been pretty bad and I haven't really driven my Pony in about five months. Just started driving her again and she feels a little less responsive. What, if any, maintenance is needed or recommended?
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You can try the Idle Relearn stated in the owners manual. That usually gets the throttle response back for a lot of people. And maybe running a good quality fuel system cleaner through it as well.

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I'm not familiar with an idle relearn...

Yeah, I stored her with almost no gas so I could dilute the old stuff when I started driving her again. I also poured some fuel system cleaner in there with the first tank just to be safe, before I noticed a change in her...
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fuel/storage

Just as advice - when you store you should fill gas tank to prevent accumulation of moisture. I usually fill with name brand hi octane gas this ensures minimum condensation in the tank. I have never used a gas stabilizer.
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Just as advice - when you store you should fill gas tank to prevent accumulation of moisture. I usually fill with name brand hi octane gas this ensures minimum condensation in the tank. I have never used a gas stabilizer.

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Just as advice - when you store you should fill gas tank to prevent accumulation of moisture. I usually fill with name brand hi octane gas this ensures minimum condensation in the tank. I have never used a gas stabilizer.
Thanks for the tip. I thought I was doing right by allowing fresh gas once I started driving her again... Oops...

Do you think that could cause any kind of power drop?
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I'm not familiar with an idle relearn...
Disconnect your battery for about a half hour and then once you reconnect it, follow these instructions:

http://stangu.com/2011-idle-re-learn-instructions/

I know it says GT, but it works for the V6s as well.
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Disconnect your battery for about a half hour and then once you reconnect it, follow these instructions:

2011 2012 2013 Ford Mustang GT Idle re-learn instructions - 2011 2012 2013 2014 Ford Mustang GT

I know it says GT, but it works for the V6s as well.

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Also quick question, it says to just drive it for ten miles... Is that city driving, hit the highway or both?
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Aaaaannndd one more... I drive with the A/C off or on? Sorry for the tweny questions...
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Both would be best.

Also change your fuel filter. It could be contaminated with moisture.
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Both would be best.

Also change your fuel filter. It could be contaminated with moisture.

On the 2011+, the fuel filter is inside the gas tank and attached to the pump. Also says it's a lifetime part... Does it need to be replaced?

If so, how would I even get at that?
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Crazy!
I learn something everyday.

No. You don't need to replace it, apparently.
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I guess... I read some more and a guy on another forum said he changed his after 60K miles and it was badly covered in sediment...
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The fuel filter is non serviceable. Just drive the car and don't over think it. No need for an idle relearn either.
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The fuel filter is non serviceable. Just drive the car and don't over think it. No need for an idle relearn either.
Why do you say that?

I really don't think I'm over thinking it... There is a noticeable difference. I've also read recently that an idle relearn is always a good idea after winter storage...
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Why do you say that?

I really don't think I'm over thinking it... There is a noticeable difference. I've also read recently that an idle relearn is always a good idea after winter storage...
Why do I say what? You are over thinking it. An idle relearn is not going to do a damn thing and you cannot replace the fuel filter as it's not designed to be changed. Whoever said they did it is full of it.
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Puma just wants his car to run right, there's nothing wrong with that.
I've had mice build nests in the air box before, you might want to pop it open and have a look at the filter... that is, if the 5 litres even have a air filter, or did they do away with that as well?
I wonder what will be next? No oil filter? Lifetime oil?
I guess this is the way it will be when everybody is driving electric cars...

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Why do I say what? You are over thinking it. An idle relearn is not going to do a damn thing and you cannot replace the fuel filter as it's not designed to be changed. Whoever said they did it is full of it.
Whoa... Chill out bro. No need to get lippy.

This site is for advice and sharing information. Not being rude.

And FYI, it is possible to change the fuel filter, it is just labeled as a lifetime item. If it was put in there, it can be removed...
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And FYI, it is possible to change the fuel filter, it is just labeled as a lifetime item. If it was put in there, it can be removed...
Whatever, you know better than me.
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Whatever, you know better than me.
Wow... I'm not going to argue with you. Sorry that me wanting to take care of my car upset you to this point, and I'd like to apologize on the behalf of the other users for trying to help me and that their comments upset you as well. Best of luck to you.
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As my momma always told me if you have nothing nice to say then don't say it.. Do what you want man! You have some advice now go get your pony where it needs to be.
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As my momma always told me if you have nothing nice to say then don't say it.. Do what you want man! You have some advice now go get your pony where it needs to be.
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