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Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 12-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By tx_zstang
I had ARH long tubes but went back to stockers...

I had ARH long tubes but went back to stockers when I installed my turbos. Just no room.
And, the longer tubes take longer to build boost, increasing lag, which you wont want with a turbo setup.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 12-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By tx_zstang
The bottom of the springs should have those...

The bottom of the springs should have those plastic sleeves to keep'em quiet. Rear spring location of the end is however you get them in.

To tighten the top nuts I used a deep-offset box-end...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-16-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By tx_zstang
Not enough info regarding the maintenance...

Not enough info regarding the maintenance history.
Could be a miss (spark plugs and or wires need replacing), could be the tsb, could be a vacuum leak causing a rough idle.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 11-16-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By tx_zstang
It's common for the "pinion seal" to leak on the...

It's common for the "pinion seal" to leak on the front of the rear end.

Without pulling the trans, you can't 100% diagnose a "leaking rear main seal", as there could be other issues where engine...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 11-16-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By tx_zstang
First..MAKE SURE THE UNIT IT TURNED OFF BEFORE...

First..MAKE SURE THE UNIT IT TURNED OFF BEFORE TURNING OFF THE IGNITION. That solves a lot of these problems. if it persists, it's a bad head unit.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 11-16-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By tx_zstang
The fan wiring under the BEC and at the fan...

The fan wiring under the BEC and at the fan connector tends to overheat and cause issues.

There is no manual control of "low" or "high" speed; the PCM controls which speed comes on.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 10-29-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By tx_zstang
It also depends what your V6 doesn't have that is...

It also depends what your V6 doesn't have that is standard in a GT; if you do not have ABS or TCS, the cluster will need to be reprogrammed with the "as-built" data for your car. Otherwise you'll get...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 10-15-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By tx_zstang
I use LPW low profile covers on both of my...

I use LPW low profile covers on both of my mustangs.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 09-09-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By tx_zstang
Typically you have to wiggle it in and get it...

Typically you have to wiggle it in and get it past 3 steps, not 2; the last one seems to be the trickiest. Should not have to do anything with the pump..unless you don't get it all the way in then...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-07-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
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, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
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, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
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, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
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, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
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, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
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, 02:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
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, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
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, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
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, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
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, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
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?
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