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Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 07-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,302
Posted By cliffyk
It will for a while, but the real answer is no....

It will for a while, but the real answer is no....
Forum: Parts For Sale 05-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By cliffyk
NewEdge OEM Steering Wheel w/ air bag - $100 plus shipping

I have for sale the original leather wrapped steering wheel from my '03 GT with the Premium trim package. It is in 100% top condition as it was removed from the car in January of '07 when it had...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By cliffyk
Here is the '96 through '04 Redbook information...

Here is the '96 through '04 Redbook information (http://www.paladinmicro.com/?frm=documents/1996-2004MustangRedBk.htm), note that Traction-lock was never offered as an option.

Many confuse the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By cliffyk
It's easier than that, all '96 through '04 GTs...

It's easier than that, all '96 through '04 GTs have Traction-lock...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By cliffyk
Your stated in your posts that the engine oil...

Your stated in your posts that the engine oil temp was 137C and that the coolant temp was 90C.

137C = 178.6F (I dropped the .6), 90C = 194F...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By cliffyk
Rule of thumb for years has been that the sump...

Rule of thumb for years has been that the sump oil temp will be 1.2 to 1.4 times the coolant temperature--for your 194F that would be 232 to 271F. The 278 reported by you new gauge is a bit high...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By cliffyk
By all means let us know how this approach works...

By all means let us know how this approach works out. I woild like to know more about PCMs than just how to tune and bench flash them (http://www.paladinmicro.com/?frm=BenchFlashingTheEECV.htm):
...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By cliffyk
That would do it...

That would do it...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By cliffyk
Sorry 'bout that... You will have to pull...

Sorry 'bout that...

You will have to pull the differential cover to change the rear-end fluid--take a good look inside when you've got it opened up...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 05-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By cliffyk
Cracked boots will allow the coil's output to arc...

Cracked boots will allow the coil's output to arc to the plug well which causes misfiring as well as causing the COP to overheat and burn out.

The COPs are not designed to ever repeatedly dump...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By cliffyk
Make sure the tire store idiots tightened the lug...

Make sure the tire store idiots tightened the lug nuts--would not be the first time. If they are tight then you have some problem with the LSD clutch pack(s), spider/side gears or maybe broken axle...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By cliffyk
Taking the diameter of the Steeda UDP crank...

Taking the diameter of the Steeda UDP crank pulley (4.875") as a base number, using only the crank pulley would result in under-driving both the water pump and generator by 25%; vs. the -39% (w/p)...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By cliffyk
Yes, learn to do it yourself... Buy Greg...

Yes, learn to do it yourself...

Buy Greg Banish's book, Engine Management: Advanced Tuning and read it 5 or 6 times; then buy a competent tuning system, like Delta Force's Commando package.
...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By cliffyk
Short answer, no... If the PCM (Powertrain...

Short answer, no...

If the PCM (Powertrain Control Module, Ford's name for the ECU) has failed electronically--or if the strategy EPROM has been scrambled) it will have to be repaired or replaced....
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By cliffyk
It fastens to the block, just behind the oil...

It fastens to the block, just behind the oil filter adapter:

http://www.paladinmicro.com/images/ForumPosts/EngineGroundStrap-01.jpg
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By cliffyk
Yup...

Yup...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By cliffyk
Do not use contact cleaner! The control is a...

Do not use contact cleaner! The control is a rotary encoder, not a potentiometer as used in older radios. It works by sending pulses to the head unit's microcontroller telling it how much and in...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-02-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By cliffyk
Check the battery voltage while cranking the...

Check the battery voltage while cranking the engine--it should be 10.5 V or more, if not the battery has a dying cell-one that can deliver its 2.1 V under under no load, but falls off rapidly under...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By cliffyk
If they are aftermarket sensors they will most...

If they are aftermarket sensors they will most likely have two white wires for the heater, and one black and one gray wire--the sensor's positivr (black) and ground (gray) outputs.

Here are the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By cliffyk
The final drive gears were changed to...

The final drive gears were changed to 3.73:1ratio, from the stock 3.27:1 gears. The speedometer correction device linked above, or a custom tune can correct this--I'd go with a tune as the stock...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 03-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By cliffyk
Read this "sticky": Where to start with...

Read this "sticky": Where to start with bolt-ons... (http://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l-1996-2004-modular-mustang/688391-where-to-start-with-bolt-ons.html)
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,680
Posted By cliffyk
Uh-huh...

Uh-huh...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By cliffyk
Of course lower is better, my point was that it's...

Of course lower is better, my point was that it's lower than what I would expect running 9 psi--I.e. a "good thing"...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By cliffyk
It's a bit low for 9 psi...

It's a bit low for 9 psi...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By cliffyk
"Spun bearing" does not mean "new engine" until...

"Spun bearing" does not mean "new engine" until such time as the rod(s) let go and come through the block.

It does mean pulling the engine, then the oil pan and seeing what things look like in...
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