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Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By jhawkr
My dealer called today and they have me scheduled...

My dealer called today and they have me scheduled in for August 5. They said they won't know what it will require until they sand through the paint and verify corrosion. That's OK because I do know....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-14-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By jhawkr
Once corrosion has begun on aluminum, the chances...

Once corrosion has begun on aluminum, the chances of you being able to sand it out are slim. This is because corrosion on aluminum is usually more severe beneath the surface than it is on the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 07-06-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By jhawkr
I discovered corrosion on my white 2014 GT...

I discovered corrosion on my white 2014 GT Sunday. It's on the front, left lip of the hood, not the cowl area. Hood will need to be replaced. Only @ 21,750 and 26 months so regular warranty should...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-15-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,390
Posted By jhawkr
I'll have to disagree with that. Bottom line is,...

I'll have to disagree with that. Bottom line is, most airbags will never be deployed regardless of whether or not the inflators might fail. Then, you have to factor in that 99% of the inflators are...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-15-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,390
Posted By jhawkr
I read that the chances of your air bag going off...

I read that the chances of your air bag going off and exploding shards of metal are about .008%. Much better chance of being struck by lightning, .03%. If you put it in perspective, it seems like the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By jhawkr
My 2014 5.0 had the pinion seal replaced at about...

My 2014 5.0 had the pinion seal replaced at about 15K. It was found and fixed at the 15K service. No noise, no spots in the driveway. Those little spring loaded seals are notorious for failure.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-27-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By jhawkr
Odometer reading is what I meant. Thanks.

Odometer reading is what I meant. Thanks.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By jhawkr
10K with full synthetic if your car is not seeing...

10K with full synthetic if your car is not seeing extreme conditions. Less if it is.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 01-22-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By jhawkr
I'm curious as to your mileage on your car. I...

I'm curious as to your mileage on your car. I have a 2014 GT with Brembo's
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-16-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By jhawkr
Wheel specs vary with the GT's. If you have...

Wheel specs vary with the GT's. If you have Brembo brakes, standard GT wheels will not clear the calipers. There is about .150" clearance between the wheel spokes and the calipers on my front wheels....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,237
Posted By jhawkr
So I would need a salary of $128,000/yr to be...

So I would need a salary of $128,000/yr to be able to "afford" my $42,700 Mustang.

Yeah right! I did have 20% down and a CR of 812 though.

The trouble with one-size-fit-all formulas is that...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,237
Posted By jhawkr
Finally, some sanity. There is a reason for a new...

Finally, some sanity. There is a reason for a new car warranty. Unless Ford can prove with a preponderance of evidence that abnormal abuse occurred, they are responsible to repair what broke or is...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,275
Posted By jhawkr
As long as you are not expecting "precise"...

As long as you are not expecting "precise" results, the beam type is OK. I have one and use it occasionally. Try to avoid extreme temperatures in the driveway!
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,275
Posted By jhawkr
Tolerances were much looser back when us old guys...

Tolerances were much looser back when us old guys were young. As the Quality Assurance Manager of a mid-sized Aerospace manufacturer for 25 years, I can attest to that. Most tolerances of any...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,275
Posted By jhawkr
The accuracy of a beam-type torque wrench is...

The accuracy of a beam-type torque wrench is ballpark at best. But, for most things it's accurate enough. I wouldn't do anything on an airplane and I wouldn't do heads, rod bolts, crank bolts etc....
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 11-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,275
Posted By jhawkr
I hate to rain on everyone's parade here but...

I hate to rain on everyone's parade here but torque wrenches are somewhat unreliable. In our facilities, we re-calibrate/adjust/repair/replace torque wrenches every 60 days because we were finding...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By jhawkr
This ^ My 2014 has the inflation kit, no...

This ^

My 2014 has the inflation kit, no spare.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jhawkr
I think I figured it out. Pretty sure it's the...

I think I figured it out. Pretty sure it's the HVAC fan motor. Pitch will vary with speed of fan. I'll just let it go until it gets too annoying or my next service, whichever is 1st. It will no doubt...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jhawkr
It's not the reverse beep. It's very high...

It's not the reverse beep. It's very high pitched. Almost imperceptible. It doesn't do it all the time. It seems to only happen after a cold start for awhile and it's erratic. It's definitely not...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By jhawkr
High pitched electronic beeping

I keep hearing a high pitched electronic beep in my 2014 GT. It's not the radio because if it's beeping, it will still beep when I turn the radio off. It goes away after awhile. The car has 16,500 on...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By jhawkr
My 2014 GT runs great on 87. My gas mileage...

My 2014 GT runs great on 87. My gas mileage doesn't even change. I'm sure I lose a few HP on the top end that I wasn't using anyway.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 09-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By jhawkr
I have MRT rear window louvers. Black. Same as is...

I have MRT rear window louvers. Black. Same as is ordered on the Shelby GT500. They are very functional lowering the temperature inside the car a lot when sitting in the sun. Just north of $500...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By jhawkr
Hidden Hitch on mine. I pull a 4x7 trailer with...

Hidden Hitch on mine. I pull a 4x7 trailer with it once in awhile too. (1200 lbs gross max). I don't think I've ever had more than 500 lbs in there. My paint doesn't get scratched.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By jhawkr
2014, under warranty. They also paid for my...

2014, under warranty. They also paid for my rental.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 08-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By jhawkr
Yeah. You never know. I made an appointment to...

Yeah. You never know. I made an appointment to get the seal replaced tomorrow. The nice thing about the Platinum Extended Warranty is they have to give me a rental car for warranty work. We'll keep...
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