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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jhawkr
Wheel specs vary with the GT's. If you have...

Wheel specs vary with the GT's. If you have Brembo brakes, standard GT wheels will not clear the calipers. There is about .150" clearance between the wheel spokes and the calipers on my front wheels....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,122
Posted By jhawkr
So I would need a salary of $128,000/yr to be...

So I would need a salary of $128,000/yr to be able to "afford" my $42,700 Mustang.

Yeah right! I did have 20% down and a CR of 812 though.

The trouble with one-size-fit-all formulas is that...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-05-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,122
Posted By jhawkr
Finally, some sanity. There is a reason for a new...

Finally, some sanity. There is a reason for a new car warranty. Unless Ford can prove with a preponderance of evidence that abnormal abuse occurred, they are responsible to repair what broke or is...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By jhawkr
As long as you are not expecting "precise"...

As long as you are not expecting "precise" results, the beam type is OK. I have one and use it occasionally. Try to avoid extreme temperatures in the driveway!
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By jhawkr
Tolerances were much looser back when us old guys...

Tolerances were much looser back when us old guys were young. As the Quality Assurance Manager of a mid-sized Aerospace manufacturer for 25 years, I can attest to that. Most tolerances of any...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By jhawkr
The accuracy of a beam-type torque wrench is...

The accuracy of a beam-type torque wrench is ballpark at best. But, for most things it's accurate enough. I wouldn't do anything on an airplane and I wouldn't do heads, rod bolts, crank bolts etc....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,882
Posted By jhawkr
I hate to rain on everyone's parade here but...

I hate to rain on everyone's parade here but torque wrenches are somewhat unreliable. In our facilities, we re-calibrate/adjust/repair/replace torque wrenches every 60 days because we were finding...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By jhawkr
This ^ My 2014 has the inflation kit, no...

This ^

My 2014 has the inflation kit, no spare.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By jhawkr
I think I figured it out. Pretty sure it's the...

I think I figured it out. Pretty sure it's the HVAC fan motor. Pitch will vary with speed of fan. I'll just let it go until it gets too annoying or my next service, whichever is 1st. It will no doubt...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By jhawkr
It's not the reverse beep. It's very high...

It's not the reverse beep. It's very high pitched. Almost imperceptible. It doesn't do it all the time. It seems to only happen after a cold start for awhile and it's erratic. It's definitely not...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By jhawkr
High pitched electronic beeping

I keep hearing a high pitched electronic beep in my 2014 GT. It's not the radio because if it's beeping, it will still beep when I turn the radio off. It goes away after awhile. The car has 16,500 on...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By jhawkr
My 2014 GT runs great on 87. My gas mileage...

My 2014 GT runs great on 87. My gas mileage doesn't even change. I'm sure I lose a few HP on the top end that I wasn't using anyway.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-03-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By jhawkr
I have MRT rear window louvers. Black. Same as is...

I have MRT rear window louvers. Black. Same as is ordered on the Shelby GT500. They are very functional lowering the temperature inside the car a lot when sitting in the sun. Just north of $500...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By jhawkr
Hidden Hitch on mine. I pull a 4x7 trailer with...

Hidden Hitch on mine. I pull a 4x7 trailer with it once in awhile too. (1200 lbs gross max). I don't think I've ever had more than 500 lbs in there. My paint doesn't get scratched.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By jhawkr
2014, under warranty. They also paid for my...

2014, under warranty. They also paid for my rental.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By jhawkr
Yeah. You never know. I made an appointment to...

Yeah. You never know. I made an appointment to get the seal replaced tomorrow. The nice thing about the Platinum Extended Warranty is they have to give me a rental car for warranty work. We'll keep...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By jhawkr
2014 GT Auto Rear Pinion Seal Leak

Just had my 15,000 mile service done. Full Synthetic oil, rotate tires, etc. They found the "Rear Pinion Seal is leaking" and "Transmission may require attention in the near future". I assume these...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By jhawkr
15,000 in my 2014 GT. No ticks, squeaks, knocks,...

15,000 in my 2014 GT. No ticks, squeaks, knocks, rattles or issues of any kind.

Motorcraft Synthetic. Motorcraft filter. Are you using the proper weight oil? Oil too thick could starve a lifter...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By jhawkr
All automatics have to be checked and/or filled...

All automatics have to be checked and/or filled on a level surface.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By jhawkr
I've had my 2014 GT Premium for over a year and...

I've had my 2014 GT Premium for over a year and so far the only mod I've done is a set of MRT louvers on the back window. You'd be surprised how much cooler the car stays, even in direct sunlight....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By jhawkr
When you start modifying a car, stuff can happen....

When you start modifying a car, stuff can happen. It just goes with the territory. That's why mine is stock except for appearance items. I plan on taking my 2014 GT into retirement as my LAST car.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 07-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,742
Posted By jhawkr
I run 87 in my 2014 5.0 most of the time....

I run 87 in my 2014 5.0 most of the time. Because, most of the time I am just commuting back and forth to work and honestly wouldn't miss 50 hp! Even with 87 octane, the car is stupid fast for a 100%...
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 07-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,315
Posted By jhawkr
That looks like a lot of work! My 2013 came with...

That looks like a lot of work! My 2013 came with LED projection in the mirrors.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By jhawkr
Find another shop to get your water pump...

Find another shop to get your water pump replaced. Don't continue to drive or you will blow a head gasket from overheating. $250 for a radiator flush? You've got to be kidding! $600 for a water pump?...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,933
Posted By jhawkr
I have too many cars, not enough garages.

I have too many cars, not enough garages.
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