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Forum: Detailing 02-28-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By jz78817
even the actual leather parts have been sealed...

even the actual leather parts have been sealed and treated with so many polymers that it might as well not be leather anymore. just clean it normally. leather soaps and conditioners are intended...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-28-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By jz78817
the 4.6 heads don't flow very well, so don't...

the 4.6 heads don't flow very well, so don't waste your money on a CAI. the factory airbox is already a CAI and trying to improve airflow before the throttle body is useless.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 02-28-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By jz78817
a mod doesn't unilaterally void the car's...

a mod doesn't unilaterally void the car's warranty. by law, the only way a mod or aftermarket parts can justify denial of a warranty claim is if the mod can be shown to have caused the failure. for...
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 02-28-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By jz78817
it may bother you, but the information you want...

it may bother you, but the information you want just might not be available.
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 02-27-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By jz78817
I don't know about your specific vehicle, but I...

I don't know about your specific vehicle, but I can say that finished cars don't ship right after they're released from the plant. They're held until enough cars which are going to the same place are...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By jz78817
they're both crossplane V8s. their fundamental...

they're both crossplane V8s. their fundamental sounds are going to be the same, you can tune it via what you do with the exhaust system.
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 02-24-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By jz78817
that may be just a filler piece to prevent stuff...

that may be just a filler piece to prevent stuff from getting trapped in the threaded hole for the antenna.
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 02-23-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By jz78817
6 weeks or so is the usual. See, the reason it...

6 weeks or so is the usual. See, the reason it takes that long is because when your order is entered and accepted, Ford already has ~4 weeks of production scheduled. You have to wait for the next...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By jz78817
I drive my car minimally during the winter, but I...

I drive my car minimally during the winter, but I try not to let it sit for more than two weeks or so w/o driving it. If the roads are dry and clear (e.g. no snow or wet salt) then I fire her up and...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By jz78817
the cylinder heads are the hottest part of the...

the cylinder heads are the hottest part of the engine. 210 or so is fine.
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 02-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By jz78817
I have the 3:55s on my 2012 GT and I'm not...

I have the 3:55s on my 2012 GT and I'm not wanting for more. and you'd have another 20+ horsepower on me. IIRC the engine turns at about 2200-2300 rpm at 70 mph cruise and I average (city/highway)...
Forum: 5.0L GT S550 Tech 02-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By jz78817
if they're not offering a build combination, it's...

if they're not offering a build combination, it's because not enough people would buy it to make it worth doing.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-17-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By jz78817
if the root cause is iron contamination as has...

if the root cause is iron contamination as has been said, then water contributes. Simply sticking aluminum and iron together won't cause corrosion without an electrolyte. When water comes in...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-17-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By jz78817
on a 3V engine I'd expect oil in the plug wells...

on a 3V engine I'd expect oil in the plug wells to be evidence of a leaking valve cover gasket.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-17-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By jz78817
the auto industry has been metric for decades...

the auto industry has been metric for decades now. It's a good idea to have both, but you'll rarely need customary sockets on a newish Mustang. Usually the only cases where a customary socket will...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By jz78817
underhood is a "wet" zone. it's exposed to...

underhood is a "wet" zone. it's exposed to splash from the tires and road all of the time.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By jz78817
a leakdown test is a more reliable way to...

a leakdown test is a more reliable way to determine if you have worn cylinders. n.b. it's usually not the rings which wear out; they're much harder than the surface of the bore. What most people...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By jz78817
just never- under any circumstances- buy a torque...

just never- under any circumstances- buy a torque wrench from China Express... err, I mean Harbor Freight.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By jz78817
respraying it will only make it look OK for a...

respraying it will only make it look OK for a short time if the corrosion is happening from inside out.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-15-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By jz78817
you can tighten fasteners to their specified...

you can tighten fasteners to their specified torque.



far more accurate than you can do it by feel.



every single bolt, nut, and screw on your car has a specified tightening torque. This...
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 02-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By jz78817
how do you know it's worked?

how do you know it's worked?
Forum: General Tech 02-14-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By jz78817
how much is a "small amount of water?" does your...

how much is a "small amount of water?" does your car have the factory air intake, or an aftermarket setup?
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-14-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By jz78817
corrosion or loose connection at the battery. it...

corrosion or loose connection at the battery. it was "Tight" enough to deliver a couple of amps for lighting and electronic modules, but once you tried to draw a few hundred amps for the starter, it...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-11-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By jz78817
when a cat failed on my 4.0 Ranger, I could hear...

when a cat failed on my 4.0 Ranger, I could hear a metallic rattling from under the truck at certain engine RPMs. I think the usual failure mode is the ceramic substrate cracks or breaks.

oh, and...
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 02-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By jz78817
if you compare the two side by side, you can...

if you compare the two side by side, you can definitely feel the convertible's a bit more "jiggly." But it really can't be any other way; the roof of a unibody is a significant part of its structure...
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