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Old 11-09-2007, 15:44   #1 (permalink)
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88 Crown Vic air pump

Is the air pump necessary on my car, it is a 5.0 by the way. I don't know if anyone can tell me anything due to it being an emissions part, but I'd like to eliminate it. I know I have removed them in the past, but it was a really long time ago. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2007, 17:51   #2 (permalink)
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It's not necessary in order to make the car run right, no. Now, depending on where you're located, you may need it present in order to pass a visual inspection. Even if you need to pass the exhaust "sniffer", it won't make any difference as long as the car is thoroughly warmed up before you take it in for the test. The basic function of the air pump is to warm up the catalytic converters faster so that they start working sooner.

If you want to remove all your smog equipment, have a look at this thread:
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Thank you sir. By the way I'm in MN also, SW suburbs. Chaska.
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Old 11-10-2007, 14:23   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, cool! By the way, I'd recommend joining up at that site that I linked you to. It's a good forum with a lot of tech on the 5.0 panthers; I think you'd like it there. My name there is the same as my name here. Tell 'em I sent ya!
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Oh, my name is Nathan also, I prefer Nate.
I pulled the belt off of the A/C and air pump yesterday, a/c not working and air pump just a waste in my opinion. We'll see what that does for my fuel economy. My first tank of gas I got 11.61 mpg, pretty crappy. So far it looks like this tank is going to be much better.
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Probably won't make much difference for fuel economy...if you only got 11 mpg with an EFI panther, something has to be pretty seriously wrong. When's the last time this car had a tuneup?
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I have found a good use for those old take offs
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I like to recycle old heater cores too
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