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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Bitter
When they go, they go. It can happen any time...

When they go, they go. It can happen any time and it will. They don't give you advance warning. Your clue was a low reservoir. For others it's a wet engine, the smell of evaporating coolant or...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Bitter
Eventually, they will all leak. I have 90,000 on...

Eventually, they will all leak. I have 90,000 on my car with the original, but I have a new unit in the trunk for when it does fail.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Bitter
Kudos to AMWill for helping a member install a...

Kudos to AMWill for helping a member install a product American Muscle sells, but was purchased elsewhere. Customer service is important, and this is why I always look to AM first for parts.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 01-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Bitter
You'll do fine. Google 2006 Mustang thermostat...

You'll do fine. Google 2006 Mustang thermostat housing, select videos and you'll find a number of them that will walk you through it.

Now's probably a good time for a new thermostat if you...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 01-12-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Bitter
Make sure it's coming from where you suspect it...

Make sure it's coming from where you suspect it is. Plastic thermostat housings are a well documented source of failure in the S197's.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Bitter
I've replayed your video several times paying...

I've replayed your video several times paying particular attention to 1:20. I hear a click, almost like the shutter click of a camera, but not the pop I was expecting from your description. I don't...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Bitter
Unless you're really strapped for cash, you're...

Unless you're really strapped for cash, you're not saving that much by doing only one. A set can be had off of eBay (and elsewhere) for $40-60 with new O rings. You'll already have it apart and the...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Bitter
Post a picture. It sounds like it's not meant...

Post a picture. It sounds like it's not meant for a S197.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Bitter
If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing...

If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing to check is the plastic thermostat housing. Cracked housings are a chronic problem with the S197's.

A one time occurrence of white smoke is...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Bitter
If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with...

If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with only a single bolt at the bottom. If you Google "Mustang Smart Junction Box" there are plenty of images. Inside the box is a circuit board.

I...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Bitter
Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite...

Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite common. Pulling the grommets and cabin air filter to clean out the debris periodically is your best bet at preventive maintenance.
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Bitter
You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to...

You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to access the cabin air filter.

Like Nuke says, this sounds like a water issue with the SJB. Here's the TSB on how to deal with it:
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By Bitter
Ford loved aluminum. I'm not sure why. The...

Ford loved aluminum. I'm not sure why. The problems with steel rusting have mostly been eliminated with dipping the cars in primer at the factory but aluminum still oxidizes. The only permanent...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Bitter
+1 on the gas filter. I had a car with similar...

+1 on the gas filter. I had a car with similar symptoms (loss of power that went away after stopping and restarting) and the filter was the culprit. With the low mileage you have, it's entirely...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,508
Posted By Bitter
If you feel better torquing your spark plugs, lug...

If you feel better torquing your spark plugs, lug nuts of oil pan drain, you can't go wrong doing so. I'm just saying some things you need to torque, others you don't. I've changed my own spark...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Bitter
I thought that was the case. If you've replaced...

I thought that was the case. If you've replaced your valve stems with TPMS stems, there is no reset procedure since they are not supported.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Bitter
What does the warning light look like? I thought...

What does the warning light look like? I thought Ford didn't add TPMS until the 2007 models.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bitter
I'd be picky about the filter. Without naming...

I'd be picky about the filter. Without naming the bad ones, I'd stick with Motorcraft, Mobil 1, Hastings or Bosch.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By Bitter
Yeah, but that's okay. I was curious. It still...

Yeah, but that's okay. I was curious. It still holds fine.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Bitter
See if this thread is helpful: ...

See if this thread is helpful:

http://mustangforums.com/forum/4-0l-v6-technical-discussions/709087-temperamental-dead-battery.html#post8389701
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By Bitter
A plain black plastic cover. To be honest, I...

A plain black plastic cover. To be honest, I never really noticed there was a cover there before you asked. It's held on by 3 tabs (now 2 on mine).
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By Bitter
Check around the edges of the hood for bubbling...

Check around the edges of the hood for bubbling paint (a known problem with aluminum hoods). I'd also pull the front passenger floor mat and look for any evidence of water infiltration (staining or...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Bitter
I'm glad you got it sorted out without needlessly...

I'm glad you got it sorted out without needlessly spending the money on a switch that would not have solved the problem. Those cans of refrigerant seem like the inexpensive way to go and I'm sure...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Bitter
I'm not positive about Mustangs, but most AC...

I'm not positive about Mustangs, but most AC units have a low pressure cutoff for the compressor.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bitter
Glad you got it fixed, Yumazona. There are just...

Glad you got it fixed, Yumazona. There are just some things that are so prevalent with these vehicles that we can't help pointing them out. Nine times out of ten the source of a coolant leak is the...
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