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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Art161
DOT 4 absorbs water more readily than DOT 3 or...

DOT 4 absorbs water more readily than DOT 3 or DOT 5.1.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Art161
Thanks to all of you who replied. I have done...

Thanks to all of you who replied. I have done some more Internet searching, and this is what I think is correct.

At least some of the later model S197 cars and perhaps some earlier model...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Art161
DOT 3 vs. DOT 4 brake fluid

I took my car to my Ford dealer for a brake system flush. To my amazement, the invoice showed that DOT 4 was used, while the Owner's Guide says to use DOT 3. I asked if they had any data from Ford...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-23-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Art161
Thanks for checking. I had my '07 airbag...

Thanks for checking. I had my '07 airbag inflator recall done earlier this year, but I'm on the list for the new recall.

My dealer says they are still waiting for the replacements. I was...
Forum: Off Topic 07-21-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By Art161
2014 Jeep infotainment system hacked

I heard on the news that hackers got into a 2014 Jeep infotainment system and were able to control the steering, braking, and acceleration.

The driver was in on the hacking, and there was a...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-21-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Art161
Thanks for getting back to us. I'm not sure I...

Thanks for getting back to us. I'm not sure I believe the dealer, and would appreciate it if you would go to www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners. Type in your VIN, read the message that appears, and...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Art161
This is my first Ford. I previously owned cars...

This is my first Ford. I previously owned cars from Chrysler and GM. The Ford windshield chips more than any other car I have owned.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-10-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,833
Posted By Art161
Yes, I know this is an old thread. I went to...

Yes, I know this is an old thread.

I went to a Ford dealer's parts department to buy Motorcraft Premium blades with the wear indicator. The parts man said I didn't want those; they were not good...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Art161
Excerpt from NHTSA letter to Ford Motor Company...

Excerpt from NHTSA letter to Ford Motor Company dated May 28, 2015:

"...vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-03-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Art161
The recall discussed in this thread is for...

The recall discussed in this thread is for 2005-2014 MY Ford Mustangs produced from April 6, 2004 through June 21, 2014. It was issued May 27, 2015.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-02-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Art161
This is a different recall.

This is a different recall.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Art161
Thanks, Norm.

Thanks, Norm.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-26-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Art161
The dealer can not necessarily control when the...

The dealer can not necessarily control when the parts will arrive, but can certainly control returning telephone calls and keeping you informed as to the status.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Art161
Check for parasitic draw using an ammeter. After...

Check for parasitic draw using an ammeter. After the ignition has been off for 45 minutes, the draw should not exceed 50 milliamperes. If it exceeds this, then you have to start pulling fuses to...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Art161
Were you able to get a new donut tire? I think...

Were you able to get a new donut tire? I think the size you need for the 17" wheel is T185/60R17, part number 9003089397.

From what I have been able to find out, this part has been discontinued. ...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-01-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Art161
You will probably be under the recall. It takes...

You will probably be under the recall. It takes time to load over 1,000,000 VINs. Yesterday my Ford Owner page showed no recall. Today it does show the air bag recall. "Status: 12 - RECALL...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Art161
The sites that I have seen listing recalls only...

The sites that I have seen listing recalls only list recalls that have not been performed. Once you had the recall done, it would disappear from the list. The passenger side recall was before the...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Art161
I don't know if you are interested in replacing...

I don't know if you are interested in replacing with another Pirelli. If so, you could take the tire to a Pirelli dealer and see if you can buy another one on a pro rata basis based on tread wear. ...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Art161
I never received a notice on the earlier recall. ...

I never received a notice on the earlier recall. I was thinking Ford may have filtered out those who had the recall performed prior to the date Ford started mailing notices. Maybe that is not the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-29-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Art161
How up-to-date is that information? I clicked on...

How up-to-date is that information? I clicked on the link and the result was that no recall was in effect for my VIN. It is a 2007 Mustang GT assembled September 8, 2006, at Flat Rock.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-29-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Art161
The email I received from NHTSA said the Ford...

The email I received from NHTSA said the Ford recall was expected to begin July 13, 2015.
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Art161
The original question is certainly valid, as are...

The original question is certainly valid, as are the responses. One problem we have is which version of the tires in question are we talking about. My car came with the 17" Pirelli P Zero Nero...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 05-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Art161
I think those tires have had it based on wear,...

I think those tires have had it based on wear, but I wonder whether it was pure hydroplaning that caused the issue.

A patch of water on the freeway gets me to thinking that there was a pothole...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-26-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Art161
But if you bought the Motorcraft alternator from...

But if you bought the Motorcraft alternator from a Ford dealer and had them install it, I think it's guaranteed (parts and labor) for 2 years.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Art161
Nuke, your gut could be correct. My...

Nuke, your gut could be correct. My understanding is that viscosity is not a particular point, but a range. So two oils could properly claim the same viscosity, but one could be at the low end of...
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