Just some general Inquiries
I just got a couple concerns and questions going on with my 2001 GT.
1. About 1-1.5k miles ago I got rid of my Cats and got an H-pipe/Stingers. Never had a CEL come on. Do I need to tune this car to make it run healthy or should I be fine. The reason I ask is about 2 months ago my car had a huge misfire issue. Was running it hard, and when I let off the gas at about 4k rpm, the car shut off and I had to keep trying to turn it on while coasting. Finally got it running, and had a really bad misfire. Pulled the plugs, they were nasty, see picture. Anyways after all this, I am worried about the car still running bad. It has 55k on the ODO so I know this car should not be having issues, it seems to run fine now but just worried. I know its cold outside right now but man does this thing put out a lot of exhaust out the pipes. I can see it in my rear view mirror pretty bad. If I need a tune can any auto shop do it, do I have to take it to Ford? Do I have to buy my own handheld? How much do these tunes usually cost?
2. Do any of you still hear a lot of noise by the exhaust gasket on the passenger side? I replaced the gasket when I did the exhaust and tightened it up again, it sounds a little quieter but I still feel like I hear a tiny leak.
3. Does anyone's e-brake rattle or vibrate? As small of an issue this is, I think a spring in the levers button is vibrating, and it annoys me way more than I should.