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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-07-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By tx_zstang
Not enough info. Manual or auto? Service history?...

Not enough info. Manual or auto? Service history? Mileage? Mods?
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-07-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By tx_zstang
And how much oil did you put in? Did you check...

And how much oil did you put in? Did you check the fluid level? (remove the drain plug, feel inside with a finger, there should be fluid just below the fill hole).

And +1, why did you mess with...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-07-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By tx_zstang
I lift one corner at a time, just enough to get...

I lift one corner at a time, just enough to get jack stands under each side; then gradually raise each one a little to get the height I want.

Mainly, use all the supports you can or that you have:...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By tx_zstang
..or better yet, sell the mustang to me and don't...

..or better yet, sell the mustang to me and don't mess with it ;)

yeah the "challenge for adequate room" is not fun :(
Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-16-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By tx_zstang
Part II

Next, get your new power plant in the car.


Before Installing the V8

With the engine out, you'll want to do a few things NOW.

1. Remove the V6 fuel line from the side steel line. Use a...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 07-16-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By tx_zstang
4.0L V6 to 4.6L V8 swap how-to - 2005-2010

(this is a copy of my writeup from How to Do 4.0 to V8 swap - on Mustang Collective (http://www.mustangcollective.com/showthread.php?t=38141))

This thread is intended to be a comprehensive how-to...
Forum: Texas Regional Chapter 06-03-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By tx_zstang
Near Austin. yeah it's gotten a little quiet.

Near Austin. yeah it's gotten a little quiet.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 06-03-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By tx_zstang
What part of texas are you in? I do gear swaps.

What part of texas are you in? I do gear swaps.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 06-03-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By tx_zstang
I ran a kenne bell 2.6L, but not on a stock...

I ran a kenne bell 2.6L, but not on a stock motor, through a 4r70 auto with 3200 stall, 373 gears. With around 15 psi, I would trap high-10s, 125-130 mph. The instant torque was insane, and at...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 06-03-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By tx_zstang
The cams wont make it louder, but the open...

The cams wont make it louder, but the open mufflers (i.e. pype bombs) will.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By tx_zstang
Those are throttle-body related codes. Common...

Those are throttle-body related codes. Common failures on the motor/sensor. May also need cleaning to prevent sticking.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-19-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By tx_zstang
Whoa. Also, you need to provide a little more...

Whoa. Also, you need to provide a little more info. Is it an automatic, or manual? What tune do you have (a stock tune for your cpm or a custom tune), as well as any other modifications to the v8?
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-19-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By tx_zstang
+1. Got to be a little more descriptive,...

+1. Got to be a little more descriptive, including the transmission type, mileage, any modifications, tire history, when it started, etc.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-10-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By tx_zstang
I agree, and this guy makes a LOT of good points....

I agree, and this guy makes a LOT of good points.

You really want to keep boost low (8 psi or less) so power stays at/under 500; even then, you may overstress the engine and toss a rod or piston...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-10-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By tx_zstang
+1 on what others are saying; not an issue if not...

+1 on what others are saying; not an issue if not leaking. I've seen much worse 'cracks' in the case than that, and they were fine.
Forum: Texas Regional Chapter 03-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By tx_zstang
Austin-area cruise?

It's been awhile since we've done one of the hill country cruises. Any interest in getting something going this year?
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 03-21-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By tx_zstang
Usually on a GT, drive it 10-15 minutes, drive it...

Usually on a GT, drive it 10-15 minutes, drive it around at various speeds. Let is sit 6 hours or more (overnight), drive another 10-15 minutes and you should be good to go.
If you still have two or...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By tx_zstang
Now you're talkin'!!! A turbo setup can be a...

Now you're talkin'!!!

A turbo setup can be a bitch to fabricate; a good kit is worth paying a little more to get something that bolts right in and fits. My powerhouse411 setup is such a...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-18-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By tx_zstang
blue wont hurt. torque to 18 ft-lbs.

blue wont hurt. torque to 18 ft-lbs.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By tx_zstang
Congrats on having fun with the car!!! I found...

Congrats on having fun with the car!!!
I found that reving up to around 1200 rpm was a good range; higher than 1800 was just worse. Floor it and keep on it to the finish (or until you break loose...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By tx_zstang
+1; I use the same speed of sound top-of-dash...

+1; I use the same speed of sound top-of-dash mount. The gauges are not in the way, and look really nice.
...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-06-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By tx_zstang
the 6L is a 2007; that will fit fine. When you...

the 6L is a 2007; that will fit fine.
When you change it, do NOT overtighten the bolt. torque spec is 18 ft-lbs.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-06-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By tx_zstang
Hope you didn't order all this stuff. First...

Hope you didn't order all this stuff.

First of all, I assume you are staying with the V6. Nothing wrong with that.
If that is not the plan, then you're more on track with appropriate mods.
But...
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 01-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By tx_zstang
Also, if you are using a stock/Shaker sound...

Also, if you are using a stock/Shaker sound system, make sure you TURN IT OFF before turning off the key. That will help.

Sometimes you just get ahold of a weak battery, even if new. Had that...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By tx_zstang
+1. stepper motors starting to flake out on you....

+1. stepper motors starting to flake out on you. Eventually it'll quit working. Or worse, you'll be going faster than you think you are and get pulled over for it.
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