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  1. DBF
    11-12-2011 10:13 AM
    We meaning Mathewson’s The automotive center, and I are stumped by a problem we are having with the truck and wanted to ask the forum members about it in case someone has run into it before. This is the message I received from Mathewsons. Automotive in Renton WA.
    TROUBLESHOOT NOISE,TEST DROVE REPEATEDLY And CHECK , FOUND THAT AT IDLE WHEN ENGINE IS UNDER LOAD FROM AC COMPRESSOR THAT THE IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR ACTION MAKE'S A BONGO DRUM TONE THRU AIR INTAKE , AT TIMES THE CONTROL TRIES TO COMPENSATE FOR CHANGE IN IDLE CAUSING A MORE RAPID SUCCESSION OF BONGO DRUM TONE'S. Dave at explorer express may of heard of this problem before. I can be annoying though it it will not hamper performance. Guys in the forum, has anyone had this problem? As long as you have the inside control on off their is no noise. When you call for Air or Heat while say at a stop light it is very embarrassing to hear that noise never mind the guy next to you giving you the look.
    Dave Fenton
  2. DBF
    09-26-2011 08:57 AM
    Well guys after 2 yrs of waiting I finally have the new Supercharger installed in my 09 Ranger 4.0. It took the shop about 18 hours to install it. I was surprised it came with a SCT model 3015 Programmer. I have only had it on the road 3 days but it goes like hell.
    I still have a lot of stuff to read up on such as Programming etc but I'll get their. They programmed it at the shop here in Renton WA called Mathewson's Auto. Beautiful install, will take a picture and post it as soon as it stops raining here. One thing I will ask is what answers do you have re: Octane Boosters. It recommends 93 or above but WA only has 92 octane. Am not sure about Octane boosters products but some of you might use them.

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