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06-12-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Ranchero50

I pop the hood each time I get fuel, check the...

I pop the hood each time I get fuel, check the oil, coolant level and see if anything is coming unglued. Quite a few folks check it out while I do.
06-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By Ranchero50

Cold start, random rattle from up front for the...

Cold start, random rattle from up front for the first couple seconds. The VVT uses engine oil pressure to vary the timing and it bleeds around the VVT piston or valve seals when shut off.
06-07-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Ranchero50

Don't unbolt the ball stud, use a thin flat blade...

Don't unbolt the ball stud, use a thin flat blade screw driver to partially remove the black "C" spring that holds the socket on the ball stud. Takes five seconds and to go back on you just snap the...
06-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

Thumbs up I'll eventually go silicone but for $7 Lowes got...

I'll eventually go silicone but for $7 Lowes got me back on the road within an hour of finding the problem.
06-07-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

Mobil 1 Synthetic. It had the alternative...

Mobil 1 Synthetic. It had the alternative grading. I didn't see anything on the Valvoline they had at A/Z.
06-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

So, knock on wood, nothing has fallen apart since...

So, knock on wood, nothing has fallen apart since Wednesday. Commute has been interesting. The engine turns around 3k, right where the exhaust has a really mellow burble. It's not a bad sound...
06-07-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Ranchero50

Do it from the top. Gravity is a much better...

Do it from the top. Gravity is a much better friend versus enemy. Get the fender top about belt buckle high so you can lean over it. You'll also appreciate being able to tuck the extension pipe on...
06-07-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Ranchero50

MY suspicion is something popped out front and...

MY suspicion is something popped out front and sprayed hot coolant on the condenser causing it to lose efficiency.

If it's leaking it shouldn't be too hard to fill it up with water and see where...
06-06-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ranchero50

No optioned oddball color combo trumps mileage...

No optioned oddball color combo trumps mileage and condition. Plus consider what else is out there for about the same money? Guy wants to sell it versus have it for sale..
06-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

I think it'll be OK as that area stays below...

I think it'll be OK as that area stays below 200`. I'm on the lookout for a silicone based one but the lip on the T fitting is a mother to overcome and I think it'll spit out like it did with the...
06-05-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

So, overcame two problems here. One was the...

So, overcame two problems here. One was the pinhole leak in the hose (shortened it an inch) and secondly the rubber coupling fell apart. The coupling sucked. It's 3.5"on one end and 3.75" on the...
06-04-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

So, post test drive I have to say that this is a...

So, post test drive I have to say that this is a very highly recommended modification. On mine it allows the engine to make gobs of power and put it to the ground. I'm close to the traction limit,...
06-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

So, excellent progress. Browsing eBay this...

So, excellent progress. Browsing eBay this morning for LS chunks and found this guy locally already pulled. $132 OTD was a great price. I popped the back off before leaving and it looks like new...
06-04-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By Ranchero50

That hammer and tow strap thingy is epic. Good...

That hammer and tow strap thingy is epic. Good job and know I'll be copying it at work and blowing young minds.
06-03-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By Ranchero50

From what I read and understand the 139 and 159...

From what I read and understand the 139 and 159 codes were sign of the sensors themselves failing and not cycling quick enough. It wasn't necessarily a tune issue, just the way the sensor was...
06-03-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

What a day...

So, spent the past week or so on staycation building a retaining wall and fence in front of my house while putting off tackling my leaking differential. My reward for procrastinating was a...
06-02-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ranchero50

Is there a chance you can tape a length of 1/4"...

Is there a chance you can tape a length of 1/4" plastic air line to the probe and push it up into the tube. Then hit it with a blast of air and see if it unclogs?
05-29-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ranchero50

Honestly a 1 degree difference should be easy to...

Honestly a 1 degree difference should be easy to comp by loosening the hardware and tweaking the bushings. Probably just need to do the lower a arm to saddle bolt. Loosen it and shift the bottom of...
05-29-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Ranchero50

Lightbulb Pull the door seal rubber out at the bottom of...

Pull the door seal rubber out at the bottom of the window, remove the bolt and slide the glass forward out of the window seal. It's actually kind of neat looking. Pity that the coupe glass doesn't...
05-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By Ranchero50

Engineering toolbox comes up with @2oz difference...

Engineering toolbox comes up with @2oz difference between warm and warmer. I don't think there's anything to worry about and am pretty sure there's enough difference between the cooler, lines and...
05-22-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,036
Posted By Ranchero50

Oh, that's nice. The lifting mount is going into...

Oh, that's nice. The lifting mount is going into an oil gallery with a cup plug in place. Just asking for bad things to happen to non dealer shops...
05-22-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,004
Posted By Ranchero50

I'd just bolt on a stock //R Eaton setup and...

I'd just bolt on a stock //R Eaton setup and under drive it to keep the dynamic compression ration sane. The Ford guys are doing it on their 5.0 with excellent results. However they also have...
05-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,648
Posted By Ranchero50

50`C is 122`F so let it run until the...

50`C is 122`F so let it run until the transmission case is warm to the touch.
05-21-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By Ranchero50

It's just a pair of small vacuum lines that need...

It's just a pair of small vacuum lines that need disconnected. No biggy
05-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By Ranchero50

It's a mother to get the mid loose from the down...

It's a mother to get the mid loose from the down pipes. I ripped a couple wires loose by the rear mid pipe hanger when the hanger grabbed them on the way down on mine when I did it the first time.
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