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Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 10-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By P51C
At that speed, it is probably light gear whine...

At that speed, it is probably light gear whine from the rear. This is more common if you have a steep rear gearset: 3.55 or 3.73.

Not much that you can do about it. This is still a budget sports...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 09-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By P51C
mine lit up early in life, 1 owner car, no...

mine lit up early in life, 1 owner car, no provocations. I told them it was input shaft or countershaft bearing failure, leading to slight misalignment of the shafts and noise. The teardown proved...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 09-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By P51C
I dunno, I have a battery volt gauge right in the...

I dunno, I have a battery volt gauge right in the centre of my gauge pack.

13+ all have an oil level light in addition to the pressure gauge we all have. The car has a dipstick, check it.
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Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 09-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By P51C
Did you cut the '12 resos out? b/c '12 GTs have...

Did you cut the '12 resos out? b/c '12 GTs have resos, same as '14s. The pipes are a direct swap, fwiw.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By P51C
You just aren't registering what you need to do...

You just aren't registering what you need to do here. You're going to take it to the dealer, fine. I would have them change the oil and filter, mark the dipstick and watch, systematically, the...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-01-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By P51C
If you have breathers no wonder it starts to...

If you have breathers no wonder it starts to smell like oil after a while. You need to monitor how much is being consumed in a controlled way.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-01-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By P51C
maybe just pull the intake tube and the left...

maybe just pull the intake tube and the left valve cover PCV and see if there is a lot of oil in there.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By P51C
That's bull****. The friction modifier additive...

That's bull****. The friction modifier additive is there for the diff plates and if they didn't put any in a year ago, that diff would have been moaning up a storm in turns after a few days, not a...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 07-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,726
Posted By P51C
My '12 burned a fair bit, upon running in, new....

My '12 burned a fair bit, upon running in, new. There's about 15,000 miles on it now and the consumption stabilized at around 10k and stopped being as heavy. My car has also made about 100 passes...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 07-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By P51C
Money it's your sway bar end links starting to...

Money it's your sway bar end links starting to shyt the bed. Very common problem on s197s. Mine went out at about 15,000 miles on my '12...warranty.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 06-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By P51C
Well, the 14 is a much nice car inside over the...

Well, the 14 is a much nice car inside over the older ones, much quieter, better ride, nicer materials, less nvh.

The auto is a magnificent design and, especially tuned, really makes the car a...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 06-21-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By P51C
Back on track...the pistons were actually changed...

Back on track...the pistons were actually changed in 13 to a new design and coating. This eliminated the need for the squirters. Some GTs still got them as they used up supplies of older blocks. The...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 06-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By P51C
There are GT500 FRPP mufflers, too, which are...

There are GT500 FRPP mufflers, too, which are similar to Borla Touring. If you're have 4" slash cut single wall tips they are likely the stock GT500 muffler, which is a sweet piece as it is quieter...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 06-01-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By P51C
Ummm, why not just grab some off cut 5% tint at a...

Ummm, why not just grab some off cut 5% tint at a local detail shop? That'd be free and achieve a similar look. This looks jackleg and will most likely rip off on the highway after a little while and...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By P51C
Well, the drivetrain is not an "ancient design"....

Well, the drivetrain is not an "ancient design". The gearbox in the BMW his longer lineage than this MT82, even though they are somewhat related. The 5.0 and the MT82 are relatively new players on...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By P51C
Umm, it's a 400+ hp 3600 pound car with a live...

Umm, it's a 400+ hp 3600 pound car with a live rear axle and relatively skinny tires. It's quite capable of going nuts if handled with sledgehammer precision like you're describing. Watch yourself...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 05-16-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By P51C
You might have blown a shock internally from...

You might have blown a shock internally from hitting the bump hard. another thing to do is remove the rear sway bar and drive the car without it a bit. That'll eliminate or confirm the usual cause of...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By P51C
I dunno, afaik, boss 302 heads are just cnc...

I dunno, afaik, boss 302 heads are just cnc ported stock Coyote heads with some differences in the bolt-on bits like cams and springs.

Why not just run the part # down to your local dealer and...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,219
Posted By P51C
You can't compare avgas and mogas ratings. They...

You can't compare avgas and mogas ratings. They are rated using different methods and have completely different purposes in rating. Avgas typically has two ratings. The low one is "aviation lean"...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,219
Posted By P51C
I've made 439 fwhp on 91 octane fuel, with a mild...

I've made 439 fwhp on 91 octane fuel, with a mild Ford racing tune that asks for 91 minimum, no other power mods. I ran 87 on the car when it was stock tune to try it and it was no problem. The car...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By P51C
No, it won't be "rough on the car"; it passed far...

No, it won't be "rough on the car"; it passed far harder tests before being manufactured and delivered to you.

As has been said, try to vary the rpm up and down, using load and engine braking for...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 05-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By P51C
Procal II does this, from Ford Racing, better...

Procal II does this, from Ford Racing, better than others, in my view. It totally aggros the car. I have a 2012 3.73 M6 loaded and it has fired this car to 11s on essentially a tire + this tune. My...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By P51C
I wouldn't but, that's because I do my own work,...

I wouldn't but, that's because I do my own work, pretty much. I teach auto shop so, I have some ability. Generally, people don't get their money's worth out of these things but, if you think it'll...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By P51C
Yeah and cat deletes will require a tune to not...

Yeah and cat deletes will require a tune to not toss a CEL or have the car run super rich under high load, most likely.

A CAI is also largely a waste of money on its own with this car as well.
...
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 04-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By P51C
All you're running is an altenator and WP. The...

All you're running is an altenator and WP. The steering is electric. There is no gain from UDPs on this platform. This isn't the 90s any more. This car doesn't follow a lot of old-fashioned routes to...
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