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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-13-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,702
Posted By Art161
The stories I could tell--and I will tell a...

The stories I could tell--and I will tell a couple.

I usually re-torque the lug nuts when I get the car back from a shop, even if they supposedly were not touching the wheels.

After a trip to...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Art161
The book I am using is the 2015 ARRL Handbook,...

The book I am using is the 2015 ARRL Handbook, and it doesn't have much to say about gel cells. It does state that "Heat can be a problem for AGM and other gelled electrolyte batteries." I'm not...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Art161
Overcharging AGM batteries while driving

I was reading a technical book about electronics, and am interested in what it has to say about absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. While the book says that AGM batteries are an improved lead acid...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By Art161
OP, why don't you just go and stuff it? You...

OP, why don't you just go and stuff it? You could use crumpled newspaper, towels, blankets, etc.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,129
Posted By Art161
I'm not clear as to whether your car was...

I'm not clear as to whether your car was delivered without a spare tire or whether you removed it. IIRC, if there is a spare tire in the well, there is a metal post going through the center of the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Art161
The dealer just reprogrammed the computer so that...

The dealer just reprogrammed the computer so that the air bag would deploy with less force under certain conditions. This is a whole different thing.

What doesn't make sense to me is why only...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 950
Posted By Art161
Don't take this as definitive, since I'm not...

Don't take this as definitive, since I'm not completely sure.

I think '07 was the year when Ford changed the plug type part way through the production run. If you have brown colored COPs, then...
Forum: Off Topic 10-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,067
Posted By Art161
TEKKKKKK!

TEKKKKKK!
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Art161
I suggest having the charging system and battery...

I suggest having the charging system and battery checked using something other than a handheld device. Those handhelds are notoriously bad, and often they are not sent out to be checked on a routine...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By Art161
I sometimes have the problem on my '07. Most of...

I sometimes have the problem on my '07. Most of the time it is okay, but sometimes not. I just have to get used to the strange expression on someone's face who is driving a monster SUV and pulls up...
Forum: Off Topic 09-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,225
Posted By Art161
Not to mention increased insurance rates on...

Not to mention increased insurance rates on Mustangs. Whoops, I just mentioned it. :icon_dunce:
Forum: Off Topic 09-28-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,225
Posted By Art161
There has been some good tech info scattered in...

There has been some good tech info scattered in amongst the other stuff in this thread. I think, though, that we can not come to any definitive conclusion regarding whether the airbag should have...
Forum: Off Topic 09-26-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,225
Posted By Art161
You had your safety belt under your arm and you...

You had your safety belt under your arm and you wonder why your face hit the steering wheel? And you want others to pay for your injuries?

Airbags are SUPPLEMENTAL restraint systems, not...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-21-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Art161
My 2007 warranty booklet states the catalytic...

My 2007 warranty booklet states the catalytic converter has a 7/70,000 warranty under California law, but also states the federal government requires a 8/80,000 warranty.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 51,757
Posted By Art161
I've never heard before that these cars have 0 mA...

I've never heard before that these cars have 0 mA parasitic draw. There are many circuits that are powered down, but still have some current draw. The lowest I've heard is about 20mA. Mine was...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,803
Posted By Art161
Amen to that. I had a Craftsman socket crack. ...

Amen to that. I had a Craftsman socket crack. Now I use a Snap-on. Get a socket designed for an air wrench, even if you do your work using a hand wrench. The sockets designed for air wrenches are...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-16-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 51,757
Posted By Art161
I'm still here! Random questions, thoughts,...

I'm still here!

Random questions, thoughts, comments, whatever:

Are you driving the car right before you begin your testing? You need to activate various modules by driving (Ford suggests at...
Forum: Detailing 08-28-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Art161
I have only used Griot's Garage Leather Care, so...

I have only used Griot's Garage Leather Care, so I can't compare it to anything else. I think it has a nice aroma. They make other leather care products, so you might want to check their web site...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,373
Posted By Art161
I could be wrong here. If so, I hope someone...

I could be wrong here. If so, I hope someone comes along to correct me.

I don't think a somewhat dirty air filter reduces your gas mileage on a modern car. The computer adjusts the air/fuel...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-20-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Art161
That's fine for your 2008, but the newer Mustangs...

That's fine for your 2008, but the newer Mustangs require orange antifreeze, not gold.

I have found the Valvoline website not up-to-date, and its tech support to be unknowledgeable.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By Art161
Are you referring to the car :icon_question:

Are you referring to the car :icon_question:
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Art161
I suggest the undiluted Motorcraft VC-3-B. Pick...

I suggest the undiluted Motorcraft VC-3-B. Pick up some distilled water at the drug store and mix your own. I think distilled water will cost you $2-$3 dollars per gallon. If you use the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-06-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Art161
If you have Traction Control System, push the...

If you have Traction Control System, push the button to turn it off. For some reason, it could think the car has lost traction and is limiting power to the engine. I think you probably have a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-31-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Art161
Simon1 is essentially correct. The alternator...

Simon1 is essentially correct. The alternator may not fail immediately, but it will probably be weakened somewhat and fail earlier than it would have had it not been used to charge a battery with...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Art161
Before you just keep throwing more parts at the...

Before you just keep throwing more parts at the problem, I suggest having a tech inspect and test the electrical system. You might have a bad connection somewhere.
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