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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-05-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,414
Posted By MBDiagMan
Yes, that extra 500 pounds of vehicle weight...

Yes, that extra 500 pounds of vehicle weight carried around by those Camaros is hard for them to overcome with their pushrod V8. That said, I wouldn't take on one of them with my 4.6 though.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,414
Posted By MBDiagMan
Absolutely true! You can buy gas saving gadgets...

Absolutely true! You can buy gas saving gadgets until you're out of money, but your driving style and driving conditions will determine your fuel economy more than ANYTHING.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,397
Posted By MBDiagMan
I bought her 8 years ago today. There was a...

I bought her 8 years ago today. There was a labor day sale that offered 0% for five years AND the rebate. Bought it below invoice and financed everything including tax and title for zero%. The...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Ricardo, Since I missed it, I wonder if you...

Ricardo,

Since I missed it, I wonder if you would please point out where anyone in this thread "encouraged" the use of an impact wrench. The subject was discussed, but I never saw it...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By MBDiagMan
I'm very sorry for your bad fortune Ed. I'm sure...

I'm very sorry for your bad fortune Ed. I'm sure it is a very unnerving ordeal.

I believe that it is highly likely that many people befall the same situation due to what seems only natural. ...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
BTW, IMHO the most important item to remember...

BTW, IMHO the most important item to remember when changing 3 Valve plugs is not the issue of hot or cold, impact or ratchet. I think the most important key is decarbonization. Not necessarily...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
"I seriously think you shouldn't be working at a...

"I seriously think you shouldn't be working at a dealership on cars. Or even dispensing this advice at all." -from Ricardo's post quoted above-


I have re read my posts carefully and am unable to...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Let's add this one to the discussion shall we? A...

Let's add this one to the discussion shall we? A modified version of the impact wrench use. Worth watching:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1280390-5-4l-3v-spark-plug-removal-instructions.html
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Although I'm personally leary of the impact/warm...

Although I'm personally leary of the impact/warm engine trick, I am convinced that you are correct about pulling the threads. The pulling the threads thinking is a holdover from the 4.6/5.4 engines...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
I share your concern. Many years ago, I saw how...

I share your concern. Many years ago, I saw how many commission mechanics operated. IF they still operate the same way, they wouldn't give any thought at all to at least cleaning the hole before...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-28-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,498
Posted By MBDiagMan
I'm having fun reading the thread and look...

I'm having fun reading the thread and look forward to watching the build from afar.

I'm an old Geezer that built plenty of engines in the past. I've never touched a Modular Motor to do anything...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Thanks Steve for taking time to gather...

Thanks Steve for taking time to gather information for the conversation.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Yes, there is at least a little good and at least...

Yes, there is at least a little good and at least a little bad with everything. The little bit of good with the 3 valve plugs APPEARS to be that they have more threads in the head to contact the...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
I found the video to be a bit outrageous, but...

I found the video to be a bit outrageous, but thought that it would be an interesting topic of discussion. You don't have to be insulting about it.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Would You Do This?

I started the same thread in the General Discussion before discovering the technical discussion. It appears to be more correctly placed in this forum:

Ford 5.4 Liter 3 Valve Spark Plug Removal -...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By MBDiagMan
If lack of mods is a sign of being an old coot,...

If lack of mods is a sign of being an old coot, then I'm most certainly guilty as charged.

Bought my '06 GT, five speed Labor Day of 2006. It now has 56,000 miles and is still stone stock.

I...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-23-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By MBDiagMan
Would You Do This?

It's getting plug time for my '06 GT. The title is the question:

Ford 5.4 Liter 3 Valve Spark Plug Removal - YouTube
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-24-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By MBDiagMan
Yes, the weight of the new Camaro and Challenger...

Yes, the weight of the new Camaro and Challenger really work against them as far as driving fun goes. It makes a car that SHOULD be a good handling car, handle more like a stiff sprung old Cadillac....
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-24-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 208,414
Posted By MBDiagMan
Nothing beats a REAL car gal! Got any sisters?

Nothing beats a REAL car gal! Got any sisters?
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 08-24-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By MBDiagMan
That's the spirit!!!! Give it the good ol'...

That's the spirit!!!! Give it the good ol' college try!!!!

It sounds as if you're new to carburetor rebuilding and that's okay. It will cost very little to give it a try and even if it doesn't...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 07-07-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By MBDiagMan
Sure, it COULD be the steering box, but it also...

Sure, it COULD be the steering box, but it also could be tie rod ends, pitman arm, even wheel bearings loose, and don't forget the rag joint.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-30-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By MBDiagMan
As pointed out previously, fixing a clunk is...

As pointed out previously, fixing a clunk is usually the easy part. Finding it is usually what will drive you to drink.

The best approach is the "Four P's;" Push, Pull, Pry and Prod.

Raise...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-30-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By MBDiagMan
I really think that you're off on a tangent. ...

I really think that you're off on a tangent.

Connect a vacuum gauge to any vacuum port and see if you have 17 or 18 inHg. If everything is correct, you should have at least this much.

Whether...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-30-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By MBDiagMan
Why are you taking it off, just to repair...

Why are you taking it off, just to repair something?
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-23-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By MBDiagMan
Aussie asked the key question; what are you going...

Aussie asked the key question; what are you going to do with it?

Answering this question is mandatory in order to build the motor AND car correctly. If you just want some added torque to make it...
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