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Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
I checked out the spark plug and there is no...

I checked out the spark plug and there is no melted metal. I'm assuming the droplets were just rain. (whew)
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-23-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Just got the car back and it feels great! I...

Just got the car back and it feels great! I didn't realize how much power I was missing, especially down low. Whether that's from the the new FRPS, COPs, spark plugs, etc I can't tell, but it was...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-23-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Finally picking up the car, should be brand new...

Finally picking up the car, should be brand new by now with all the work:

From the shop:
- Thread Sert Repair/Insert
- Rear Pinion Seal
- Coolant Flush
- New spark plugs
- 2 new COPs
- Fuel...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-22-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
I actually knew that, as one of the parts of my...

I actually knew that, as one of the parts of my job is designing emergency generators and backup turbines for Verizon Central Offices. I'll have to try that next time im at advanced auto.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Cliffy, I stopped by the shop and had them show...

Cliffy, I stopped by the shop and had them show me the issue. It was the FRPS, and I'd lean towards your explanation of why they described it.

I'm assuming the additional plug bore deformation...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-22-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Got an email and call from the mechanic at the...

Got an email and call from the mechanic at the shop today to review what's going on with the car:

- Only the one spark plug hole was stripped, the remaining ones are all in good shape. (I own the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Sorry, I missed the picture (didn't show up when...

Sorry, I missed the picture (didn't show up when I looked on my phone). You can see the same feature on the middle of the ceramic portion too. I'm assuming melted/sprayed metal wouldn't stick very...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-19-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Where on the plug are you looking?

Where on the plug are you looking?
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Some decent cars at the shop when I stopped by...

Some decent cars at the shop when I stopped by today, lol:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/223262_10100746473398176_350706418_n.jpg
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Looking at the picture, I believe that's just...

Looking at the picture, I believe that's just rain droplets.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Shop estimate: Time-sert repair to cylinders...

Shop estimate:

Time-sert repair to cylinders (at least the #7 cylinder) - $225
Rear pinion seal replacement - $250
Coolant flush - $160
Brake fluid flush - $110
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Just cylinder #7. But they'll be removing and...

Just cylinder #7. But they'll be removing and replacing the other spark plugs to ensure they're not damaged (for an additional $50)
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
It's getting here Monday. Btw, the estimate...

It's getting here Monday.

Btw, the estimate for the time-sert repair came in around $175, although I'm providing the tool.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Little overview of the work planned over the next...

Little overview of the work planned over the next couple days:

By shop:
- Time-sert repair to cylinders (at least the #7 cylinder)
- Rear pinion seal replacement
- Coolant flush

Myself:
-...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-16-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
I ended up purchasing the kit and 5 additional...

I ended up purchasing the kit and 5 additional inserts. The shop and the local distributor didn't have it in stock, figured I could sell it on ebay for $300+ once I'm done. Here is the game plan...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-16-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Cylinder 7, seemed like relatively easy access....

Cylinder 7, seemed like relatively easy access. In hindsight, I should have had the car towed to my house and purchased a time-sert kit (although it was a tough call at 1am when I didn't know the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-16-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Any guess for the shop's repair cost? I'm...

Any guess for the shop's repair cost? I'm assuming the cylinder head/valves are alright, and that the time-sert is an hour job, so I'm hoping it comes in around $125 ($75 labor, $50 parts/tool use).
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
And Z06 chasing Mustang: ...

And Z06 chasing Mustang:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7Vo9X1ZnA
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-16-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
And the videos from the track before it went...

And the videos from the track before it went boom:

Mustang Chasing Z06:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQVTTK7ouoM
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Thanks for the info Cliffy. I planned on...

Thanks for the info Cliffy. I planned on retorquing them as soon as I got the car back.

Here is the endoscope/inspection camera I just bought:
...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Found a bunch of $50 USB scopes, definitely...

Found a bunch of $50 USB scopes, definitely picking one up soon.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
I'm worried that the damage on the spark plug was...

I'm worried that the damage on the spark plug was caused by hitting the piston. Either that happened, or just detonation when the spark plug was still somewhat in the head.

The shop is giving me a...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By Syracuse315
Blew a spark plug and COP clean out of the head

Took the car on a circuit track on Friday (photos/vids coming later) and ended up pushing the limit a bit. Thought I had a muffler leak or something similar, and after looking under the hood, found I...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,180
Posted By Syracuse315
What are the symptoms of a bad clutch fork?

What are the symptoms of a bad clutch fork?
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,180
Posted By Syracuse315
May not be a bad idea either ^^. Found a...

May not be a bad idea either ^^.

Found a pretty useful site for this as well:
http://www.aa1car.com/library/2003/bf50332.htm
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