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Hey guys, I was just wondering, is there any way to make my gas pedal more responsive? I read on other forums that if you reset the ECU then your car will relearn your driving habits from stock and therefore being aggressive on the pedal making it more responsive. If that's true, how do we reset our ECU? And is there another way?
Just disconnect the battery for 10 minutes.... hook it back up then. Initially the shifts will seem hard... 30-45 min of driving at fast and slow speeds with stop and go wil set the basic patterns. Ford calls it a "drive cycle" If that doesn't work consider looking for a turbo leak in the charge piping or intercooler to throttle-body pipe.

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1) add downpipes... turbos will spool up about 600-800 rpm quicker (lower than OEM) giving more low end HP and TQ...
2) and of course get a tune... Unleashed Tuning (Torrie McPhail) or Livernois Motor Sports (Dan Millen) would be the top two choices. Personally, I would not use any other tuners currently marketing. Tuning can by modified for the mods you make to the car to maximize responsiveness.

There are also fueling changes... AvGas, racegas, and meth injection


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Just disconnect the battery for 10 minutes.... wook it back up then. Initially the shifts will seem hard... 30-45 min of driving wil set the basic patterns.



Alternatives that are most common...

1) add downpipes... turbos will spool up about 600-800 rpm quicker giving more low end HP and TQ...

2) and of course get a tune... Unleashed Tuning (Torrie McPhail) or Livernois Motor Sports (Dan Millen) would be the top two choices. Personally, I would not use any other tuners currently marketing. Tuning can by modified for the mods you make to the car.



There are also fueling changes... AvGas, racegas, and meth injection

He has an SE, no turbos.

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I've not looked under the hood of a new Taurus. Does it have a plastic intake? If so, a remedy on the Dodge pickups with an electronic throttle is to run a ground wire from the (metal) throttle body to the car chassis. It helped on my wife's 08 Avenger...

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