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20-30 degree weather..

Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by LightningMAS, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. LightningMAS

    LightningMAS Banned

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    is it okay to drive the L in 20-30 degree weather... i wont stomp on it..... i just wanna drive to work . I hate the frickin COLD
     
  2. L YEAH

    L YEAH Member Established Member

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    Sure. Just don't go romping on it and keeping in it.
     
  3. Big Man

    Big Man Fill r Up! Established Member

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    I do all the time since mine is my daily driver.
     
  4. LightningMAS

    LightningMAS Banned

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    thanks guys.
     
  5. illness

    illness New Member Established Member

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    how come it seems the Ls are so prone to blowing when u got WOT in the cold and mine will do it time and time again with no side effects??
     
  6. Eds01Lightning

    Eds01Lightning New Member Established Member

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    In a word....BOOST....and usually...lots of it!:-D
     
  7. LightningMAS

    LightningMAS Banned

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    yes.... BOOST is my word!
     
  8. illness

    illness New Member Established Member

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    okie dokie...i just thought itd be more technical than that...
     
  9. SVT Wylde

    SVT Wylde The Accountant Established Member

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    Because people boost these engines to within an inch of their lives while running a very aggressive tune. In cooler temps that will make a motor go boom.

    You can run a stock Lightning hard in these conditions with no trouble. :thumbsup: (ask me how I know...lol)
     
  10. bmfgsxr

    bmfgsxr Active Member Established Member

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    if you have the proper supporting mods and are tuned for the temps you can have at it.. but most people arent tuned properly for weather this cold.
     
  11. FleeMan

    FleeMan Its nice when its quiet Premium Member Established Member

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    also they never got some sort of MAF extender or SCT upgrade. They might have a safe tune, but max out the MAF, the computer pulls timing, and then KABOOM.
     
  12. MixMaker

    MixMaker I've got a fever!! Established Member

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    I know I've read this alot, but my tuner (same city) says I don't need it and I can go WOT whenever I want. It's been right at 30* when I get out of work and I've been afraid to get too far into the boost until just recently. I still haven't gone WOT or let it kick down, but cruising about 70 I gave it enough throttle to get about 11 lbs of boost and stay in the same gear and it pulled up to 120MPH like MAD.

    He showed me in his SCT software and on his wideband where the voltage was in the MAF and it still had lots of room to play with. I can't remember exactly right now, but it was alot and it was about 50 degrees out when we tuned it.
     
  13. Scuba-Matt

    Scuba-Matt Boost Freak!!!!!!!! Established Member

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    Is your tuner going to rebuild you engine if it blows? Anyone running more than stock boost in cold weather needs a MAF extender. Don't believe me keep reading the threads this winter and see who blows up. Most of them don't have a MAF extender.
     
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  14. MikeW

    MikeW ......................... Established Member

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    Thunderbolt is right. The only way anyone would need a "seasonal tune" is if they are close to pegging their Maf, maf transfer function is not correct, or there fuel system is not adequate. No need for Seasonal tunes these days.
     
  15. MixMaker

    MixMaker I've got a fever!! Established Member

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    I've read the threads, but I've also seen his readings. I plan on getting something soon, and until then to assure I'm safe I don't go WOT in any temps less than 50* or so.

    My tuner said the same thing...."if tuned properly there's no need to have multiple tunes for different weather".

    His name is Joe Lynch, he's got a turbo Cobra in the 8's....this guy knows his stuff. He's got a few Mustang videos out I believe. I was thrilled to find out he was in the same city. Turns out alot of gearheads live out here, and fairly popular ones. NOS flew this one guy (can't remember his name) from here out to their headquarters so he could help them build their new systems. Lots of knowledgeable people out here willing to help.
     
  16. MMShaggy

    MMShaggy 10 Second Club Established Member

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    I don't have cold weather issues. But from the countless cold weather blown motor post's I've seen, I wouldn't dare go WOT in cold weather without a MAF extender or personally I would just buy the SCT Big Air MAF
     
  17. fullboogie

    fullboogie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This has been covered to death. JJ at WMS had a lengthy post about MAF counts in cold weather being the cause of vented blocks. In short, even a 4 lb pulley can cause a pegged meter in cold weather. Last spring I did a ton of datalogging at the track, and was within 19 counts of being pegged - in 65 degree weather. Kinda scary since I only have a 4 lb pulley. You guys really need to log those MAF counts before blasting around in the cold weather.
     
  18. Scuba-Matt

    Scuba-Matt Boost Freak!!!!!!!! Established Member

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    Isn't that the truth.
     
  19. pitstain

    pitstain I love appetizer samplers Established Member

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    in the SCT livelink what is the max MAF counts before you "PEG"
     
  20. WhiteLight01

    WhiteLight01 New Member Established Member

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    Here, we wear shorts in 90 degree weather on monday and on friday
    we have 30 degree temps and have to wear coveralls out!!!!
    Thats why I am holding up from adding my goodies on for now, I think
    I would wear a programmer out going from cold to hot tunes so much during this time of year...
     

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