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Forum: Detailing 10-19-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By rbowmar
Crinkling is a sign of incompatibility of...

Crinkling is a sign of incompatibility of paints/materials. It can also happen if the lower layers are not fully dried before coating. Anything that is used as a wash can soak in and cause problems...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 10-17-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By rbowmar
I bought one off eBay. Still works great. Only...

I bought one off eBay. Still works great. Only buy from a reputable seller with a liberal return policy. If you aren't comfortable with eBay, or the specific seller, don't buy.
I can't advise on...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 10-17-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By rbowmar
You could get an estimate to see what it will...

You could get an estimate to see what it will take to fix it.
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 10-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,852
Posted By rbowmar
I race against the 4-cylinder Subaru STS and EVO...

I race against the 4-cylinder Subaru STS and EVO in rallycross with my '99 and '05 V6s. There is no way I can possibly keep up the hundred-plus extra HP. A ride in one leaves no doubt these are...
Forum: Tuner Central 10-10-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By rbowmar
Excellent analysis! +1 on the nitrous kit! A...

Excellent analysis! +1 on the nitrous kit!

A supercharger will also boost the bottom end (top end, too). When my son owned my '05 he dropped one in and boosted pressure between 9 and 16lbs. The...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-10-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By rbowmar
If you have not bought your O2 sensors, I prefer...

If you have not bought your O2 sensors, I prefer to buy mine from Ford in the hope that they may be more accurate. Since mine are involved in many code issues, owning the sensor that matches the ECU...
Forum: Tuner Central 10-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By rbowmar
My Diablo Sport tune is sensitive to octane....

My Diablo Sport tune is sensitive to octane. Around here, Conoco and Shell seem to work well. Octane Improver works also, though the cheap house brands aren't as good.

I don't have timed data...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 10-08-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,130
Posted By rbowmar
My 06 is my daily driver so..Can it handle snow...

My 06 is my daily driver so..Can it handle snow like that? yes Do I drive in snowq like that? yes Do I recommend driving in snow like that? Kinda..If you are not sure right off the bat, you might...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-05-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By rbowmar
According to Ask.com: There are 4 sensors. ...

According to Ask.com:
There are 4 sensors.

4.0L V6 Upstream & Downstream Sensor Locations

Both upstream sensors are screwed into the exhaust pipe right below the exhaust manifold flanges
...
Forum: Ohio Regional Chapter 09-30-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By rbowmar
2006 V6. Winter and summer. Just picked up some...

2006 V6. Winter and summer. Just picked up some Blizzak snows.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-30-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By rbowmar
My o5 did a similar thing, then stuck down below...

My o5 did a similar thing, then stuck down below C. My Tach has also stuck just below 0. I have seen services on eBay that sell kits to replace the steppers, or to rebuild the cluster. Anybody tried...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 09-30-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By rbowmar
Those look like the stock wheels. around here,...

Those look like the stock wheels. around here, you can buy used ones on Craigslist for $100. Not as cheap as refinishing, but they will be a better match.

I hope this is useful.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 09-23-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By rbowmar
Thank you, that is good advice!

Thank you, that is good advice!
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 09-23-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,130
Posted By rbowmar
I am in Colorado. Ski Country USA. Blizzards up...

I am in Colorado. Ski Country USA. Blizzards up to 24". When I out-dragged a HEMI Jeep uphill after a blizzard, I knew I had got the tires right.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 09-23-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By rbowmar
No rear sway bar on v6 99?

After a road race session and a Auto X run, I noticed my v6 99 has no rear sway bar. The handling suffers from very strong under-steer and is wearing the outside edges of the tires quickly. On the...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 09-23-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By rbowmar
Price-wise I use Kelly Blue Book private party...

Price-wise I use Kelly Blue Book private party price, KBB.com With that many miles, listen for knocking coming from the engine. Make sure the clutch releases smoothly. listen for squeaks and knocking...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 09-22-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,115
Posted By rbowmar
There are lots of excellent Mustangs in the...

There are lots of excellent Mustangs in the world. I 0wn a '99 and '03 and also co-own a '72 Mach I and have a 2005 as well. Look at them all on their own merits and they all stand up well. Which is...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 09-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,130
Posted By rbowmar
TCS? YES! Liikewise for antilock brakes. Try...

TCS? YES! Liikewise for antilock brakes. Try turning them off if you aren't sure if they are worth it.

Snow Tires? I like traction in the winter. If you swap them out in spring, it don't cost any...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,402
Posted By rbowmar
I have a couple of 'Stangs that are at 150k and...

I have a couple of 'Stangs that are at 150k and both have been very reliable. The feel solid and I can see no reason I can't get another 50k out of both of them. The miles are a mix of highway and...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 08-08-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,130
Posted By rbowmar
I've seen way too many over confident sports car...

I've seen way too many over confident sports car drivers waving for help with their prized possession wrapped around a tree or in a ditch.

According to Colorado Department of Highways, 3/4 of the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,148
Posted By rbowmar
To go back to the original post, I think that the...

To go back to the original post, I think that the ability to be happy with what you have is an important skill--without it, you'll always be chasing the next great thing. In addition, I find it hard...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 08-05-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By rbowmar
Be sure to have a mechanic check it out before...

Be sure to have a mechanic check it out before you buy anything. I looked a a bunch of those one time and found engines as low as 65K with what I was told was piston slap. in any case, when some of...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-05-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,148
Posted By rbowmar
I intent to run her to 200k, just kicked over 100...

I intent to run her to 200k, just kicked over 100 and running fine... I liked the way it looked and the way it drove when I got it and it still delivers--Plus it has been one of the most reliable...
Forum: 5.0L General Discussion 06-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By rbowmar
"I'll give you a grand for it the way it sits-not...

"I'll give you a grand for it the way it sits-not running. PM me if interested." Pretty much tells it.

How about dropping in a used stock engine?

With a stock engine, Kelley Blue Book rates the...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 05-31-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By rbowmar
I am glad you found a fix. It is great when a...

I am glad you found a fix. It is great when a suggestion solves a problem.
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