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Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 09-01-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Bob T
The mph shows enough power to run low 14 or high...

The mph shows enough power to run low 14 or high 13 if you can get the 60' down.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 08-26-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Bob T
My car is a 2013 V6 base model. I haven't...

My car is a 2013 V6 base model.
I haven't checked every tank but when I've checked I got:
21 mpg city,
26 mpg combined city/highway,
27 highway with a high percentage of steep grades up and down...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Bob T
Thank you Nuke. It was pump-to-pump (going back...

Thank you Nuke.
It was pump-to-pump (going back to the same pump) and hand calculated.




Lol! No offense taken. Funny you should mention that. Getting off on a tangent here but I recently...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 07-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Bob T
31 mpg!

I have an all stock 2013 V6 and I know that this is fairly typical highway gas mileage for these cars....but I was still excited to get 31 mpg! Took a short trip last weekend that was mostly on I-10...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bob T
Most of my knowledge/experience is from a long...

Most of my knowledge/experience is from a long time ago with Chevy engines but let me list some generalizations that applied then and tell me if they still hold true (my memory may not have these...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Bob T
Glad you asked! I plan on doing some of the...

Glad you asked!

I plan on doing some of the typical mods like CAI, tune, headers, maybe gears, maybe driveshaft, maybe suspension mods, possibly leading up to a procharger. Undecided at this point...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Bob T
Thanks JimC! This is the first of what I hope...

Thanks JimC!
This is the first of what I hope to be many modifications. A simple modification but still excited to make the first one!
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 04-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Bob T
JLT oil separator install question

I know this should have been an easy one minute install, and it was, except the sticker on the hose that has an arrow pointing "to intake" is pointing towards the valve cover and not the intake.
My...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 04-07-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bob T
This is a good example of a sleeper. Randy...

This is a good example of a sleeper.
Randy Jackson's Mustang.

Sleeper
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-09-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Bob T
After I posted my response and read your...

After I posted my response and read your response, Goldenpony, out of curiosity I did some internet searching and see most people in the tire related industry would not recommend using a plug.
...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Bob T
I haven't heard anybody mention plugging a tire...

I haven't heard anybody mention plugging a tire instead of patching. I've done that a couple times before. It's easier to do and I didn't have any problems with any of them. Like patching I would...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 03-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bob T
I wish I had the Perfomance Package but I agree...

I wish I had the Perfomance Package but I agree with you, those are not good looking wheels. Plus extra bonus 19" wheels bring with it expensive tires from what I hear.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bob T
What size tires and wheels does the 2013 V6...

What size tires and wheels does the 2013 V6 Performance Package have?
I'm wondering how it compares to my base model.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,987
Posted By Bob T
2013 with about 4600 miles. Mine also has loud...

2013 with about 4600 miles. Mine also has loud squeaking/creaking noise from front end when going slowly over bumps. I thought that was something I'd have to live with, sounds like I should take it...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bob T
I've used higher stall speed converters on other...

I've used higher stall speed converters on other cars but not this one.
But I can pretty much guarantee if you put a 3k stall converter in one these cars, end of problem. However a good converter is...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bob T
Thanks for the responses everyone, very much...

Thanks for the responses everyone, very much appreciated.
Mike, I know what you mean about feeling like a bog. I've had my car for around 2 months and I knew that it was strong up top but down on...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bob T
Thank you for that well written and detailed...

Thank you for that well written and detailed report on your results!
I can see following in your footsteps with my modifications.
Looking at your dyno graph I see it picked up substantially at 3000...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bob T
How to improve idle to 3k rpm performance?

I've been really impressed with the performance of my stock 3.7 V6 with the exception of the idle to 3k rpm performance. It also doesn't help that I have the 2.73 rear gears. I guess one solution...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-22-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bob T
Last weekend I got my oil changed and the tires...

Last weekend I got my oil changed and the tires rotated by the Ford Dealer.
Now you have me wondering if they set mine at 35, I better go check. :)

Mike - sorry if I side tracked your thread a...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bob T
I re-read my statement and it may sound a little...

I re-read my statement and it may sound a little misleading but I still think it's correct. Let me see if I can convince you.

Any engine will require a certain amount of spark advance to make the...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bob T
The panel on the inside driver door frame of my...

The panel on the inside driver door frame of my 2013 calls for 35 front and rear.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bob T
I have a related tire PSI question. I've heard...

I have a related tire PSI question.
I've heard it said that if you have changed tires from original on your car and the car manufacturer's recommendations for tire PSI differ from the tire...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bob T
I don't think that is correct, I think higher...

I don't think that is correct, I think higher octane is harder to ignite and burns slower.

This is my understanding of the basic relationship between octane and engine properties, anybody please...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bob T
I'm not even close to being an expert on fuel and...

I'm not even close to being an expert on fuel and all it's properties but I think you have it backwards on octane properties.
The higher the octane the less easily it will ignite which is why you...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-22-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Bob T
Thanks, very much appreciated! I will give both...

Thanks, very much appreciated!
I will give both suggestions a try.
If we get it together, the cars that are possibly going are: A Miata with a turbo'd 1600cc engine (he's run high 12's before and...
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