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Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By BrianK
You can used whatever plug you want but the...

You can used whatever plug you want but the Champions are 1 piece and will not break on future removal. I think others make a 1 piece plug too - I don't know which ones they are. The TSB says to put...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-24-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By BrianK
I used PB Blaster around the plugs (on a cold...

I used PB Blaster around the plugs (on a cold engine) - but any carbon dissolver should work. Also - get a torque wrench for removal and don't go over recommended setting - I forget what that setting...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 01-05-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By BrianK
My vert doesn't leak - and I've had the top...

My vert doesn't leak - and I've had the top replaced. Sorry no suggestion other than to find a place that replaces tops and take it to them for their opinion (not the dealer).
I think the back is...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By BrianK
The OP didn't say where the clicking noise was...

The OP didn't say where the clicking noise was coming from. Probably the blend door - but it could also be low pressure in the A/C system which would cause the compressor to switch on and off. A...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,165
Posted By BrianK
No sign of drips ( I hate drips) so all is good....

No sign of drips ( I hate drips) so all is good. I prefer to have it slightly overfilled if it won't cause any issues. Thanks for the comment.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 12-31-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,165
Posted By BrianK
Great idea to do this valve body change. I have a...

Great idea to do this valve body change. I have a question about fluid level. I installed a dipstick in my stock tranny so refilling would be easier and I can check the level or fluid condition if I...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 12-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,745
Posted By BrianK
TheOP has a 2005 GT - no spark plug wires - just...

TheOP has a 2005 GT - no spark plug wires - just coil of plugs and this has the dreaded 2 piece spark plug with their associated breakage problems. Lot of preventative maintenance items to do to keep...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 11-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,745
Posted By BrianK
If you are at all handy you can do most of this...

If you are at all handy you can do most of this stuff yourself and save $$ - browse forums for how to's. The Ford owners manual has the required service intervals for 'normal' and 'severe' duty and...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 10-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,792
Posted By BrianK
It will be interesting to see how the new "all...

It will be interesting to see how the new "all aluminium" F150 corrodes. When I look at the busses locally, they are full of corrosion. I guess the longer you keep it - the better the fuel economy...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 10-26-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BrianK
Yeah you're right - no point in starting it up...

Yeah you're right - no point in starting it up and getting all that moisture and other acids formed then shut if off. I did add Stabil and will call it a day (or a few months) and just leave it....
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 10-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BrianK
I do add Stabil to the fuel and no fuel or rough...

I do add Stabil to the fuel and no fuel or rough running issues. Ok - an occasional start to keep the oil up and around the parts that need it.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 10-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BrianK
I park my 07 GT every winter in a heated garage....

I park my 07 GT every winter in a heated garage. Mentioned above says I might expect cemented rings if the car is parked for extended periods - like winter storage. Do you guys have any suggestions...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,792
Posted By BrianK
And another Light Bulb idea is the issue of the 2...

And another Light Bulb idea is the issue of the 2 piece spark plugs in the 05-07's. A poor design that results in the requirement of the design of a "Broken Spark Plug Removal tool" to fix the...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 10-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By BrianK
I installed Champions too. I verified the gap...

I installed Champions too. I verified the gap prior to install in case it wasn't right. No codes or other issues in 2 years since I did this so I'll vote for the Champions - I really like not having...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By BrianK
I had the same issue with these rear calipers and...

I had the same issue with these rear calipers and although I didn't have to tool shown, I did have the little square adapter that fits on a 3/8 ratchet with an extension. I tried to turn it in and it...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By BrianK
Here is the link to the deeper pan with dipstick...

Here is the link to the deeper pan with dipstick - $360 in case you're interested.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/performance-automatic-transpan-0510.html
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 06-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,919
Posted By BrianK
You said you taped off the bottom of the plugs so...

You said you taped off the bottom of the plugs so as not to get any NS on the electrode. Just to confirm - you did put some NS on the smoother part between the threads and the electrode - right?...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-08-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By BrianK
I did look at the deeper pan - but it was pretty...

I did look at the deeper pan - but it was pretty pricey so I went with the home made dipstick which works really well.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By BrianK
I did my own tranny fluid & filter change and...

I did my own tranny fluid & filter change and installed a dipstick so I could refill easily. The stock pan has a drain with integral snorkel for refilling. This snorkel extends about 1" up into the...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,271
Posted By BrianK
I did the 'no charge' crack repair once. All good...

I did the 'no charge' crack repair once. All good I thought. Then I called my insurance company for some reason and they said "you had a claim" which we discussed and turns out they call a chip...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,019
Posted By BrianK
Haven't heard of that Rehagen one - I installed...

Haven't heard of that Rehagen one - I installed the Ford 'turkey baster' one and it works fine. No more drips and it still looks fine. I've heard it can melt from the exhaust heat. I checked the...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By BrianK
I used Seafoam and followed the TSB and had no...

I used Seafoam and followed the TSB and had no problem getting all 8 out with breakage. Lucky for me because I also was sweating bullets.

A local Ford dealer laughed when I asked how much they...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 12-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By BrianK
After you make the deal - then comes the nickel...

After you make the deal - then comes the nickel and diming for the extras - like an extended warranty, paint protection, undercoating etc. I told them they already took all my budgeted money and...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 12-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By BrianK
I did basically what Runstang did when talking...

I did basically what Runstang did when talking with the dealer. I did some research (Kijiji and Autotrader) to see what private sellers were asking for their equivalent cars.
I went in saying that...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 12-11-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By BrianK
I use Wix Filters and am happy with the quality....

I use Wix Filters and am happy with the quality. I think you'll find most people will recommend "Anything but Fram". Google some reviews and have a look for yourself. The 'good' filters aren't really...
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