Engine Hard To Start When Hot (stroker Enging)

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    Hey Folks I just bought a 95 Stang with ALL the GOODIES on her.to make it short The only thing stock is the diff it was rebalanced but that's it, She has a 347 Stroker kit complete blue printed 3000KM on the engine and was running with ROYAL PURPLE, I changed it to regular Pennzoil and the oil pressure is much lower and not as stable. I'm going to change it again but should I go back to Royal Purple or any good synthetic grade . I will add pics soon of all the goodies.

    Tks for any info
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    is there a question in there somewhere?
     
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    should I go back to Royal Purple or any good synthetic grade
     
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    well the motor oil wont make it hard to start when hot, but a heat soaked starter will
     
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    And will I need to get a stronger Starter because of the bigger engine?
     
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    best bet is a high torque mini starter from someone like PA Performance
     
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    Is it turning over slowly or just not firing when it's hot? I've seen that happy many times with larger injectors and a matched MAF.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I run plain old mineral oil in my Stoker thus far and it performs just fine. The Stake Oil....er...I mean Royal Purple isn't your issue...but I wouldn't run that crap in my lawn mower anyway. As far as your starter is concerned, its suffering from heat soak and is probably it's way out. You can either built a heat shield for it, or wrap it for the time being to see if it goes away, or just replace it altogether.

    I have Long Tube headers on mine and they come within a fraction of an inch from my full size starter...but I don't have any heat soak issues at all. If you're going to replace it, do so with the later model mini starter. It has a smaller case and locates the unit further away from the hot exhaust pipe.
     
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    well said hulkdaddy
     
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    ^^^ This for anyone thinking about Long Tubes unless you LIKE the idea of dropping the exhaust to change starters. o_O
     
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    You generally don't have to drop the exhaust on a Mustang to change the starter, even the stock one. Longtubes on a Ford generally don't get in the way of the starter. Maybe some of the really old school starters, but I was able to get both the stock starter and the Denso gear reduction in and out easily with longtubes. Now, a Chevy with a 3510S starter, that's a different story.

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