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Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-21-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Derf00
I think the 5w-20 oil that most domestics...

I think the 5w-20 oil that most domestics recommend has to do with the lower Coefficient of friction that it offers at temp over the 5w-30 (i.e. 5w-20 affords slightly better fuel mileage) because it...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-21-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Derf00
So the suspension was just free hanging when you...

So the suspension was just free hanging when you torqued things down? That's probably part, if not all, of the problem.

Control arm bushings don't settle into a position and eventually stop...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 07-21-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Derf00
thumping from the front or rear? Front could be a...

thumping from the front or rear? Front could be a wheel bearing or control arm bushing/ball joint on that side going out. Rear would be be a wheel bearing most likely.

Feeling any rumble in the...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 07-21-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Derf00
Are you using AC manifold gauges or just those...

Are you using AC manifold gauges or just those dials that come on the can of Freon?

Regardless the gauges/dials are supposed to be read when the car and A/C are on. There's only a few instances...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 07-21-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Derf00
You should be still covered under warranty?

You should be still covered under warranty?
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 07-20-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Derf00
Automatics have almost always worked with...

Automatics have almost always worked with 'Valves' thus the part, Valve body. They also still have bands in many of them. The exception being the DSG (dual synchro gear) type from the German auto...
Forum: Detailing 07-19-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Derf00
It never hurts to ask.

It never hurts to ask.
Forum: Off Topic 07-19-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By Derf00
What was seen cannot be unseen!

What was seen cannot be unseen!
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-18-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Derf00
http://www.americanmuscle.com/compcams-stage2-vsr-...

http://www.americanmuscle.com/compcams-stage2-vsr-05.html

Yep, phaser limiter kit.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-18-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Derf00
Where did you get "17hp" from? I don't see where...

Where did you get "17hp" from? I don't see where they make any claim for how much HP this adds.
Forum: Tuner Central 07-18-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Derf00
Hmm...questions: 1) How were you able to...

Hmm...questions:

1) How were you able to load the new AM tune from a new SCTx4 without the original factory tune on the car to start with? My understanding is that in order to put a new tune on a...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 07-14-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Derf00
What year V6? Depending on the year, your friend...

What year V6? Depending on the year, your friend is probably correct. If it sounds like a machine gun that gets less loud as the car warms up, it's an exhaust leak.

If you own 99 to 01/02, they...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-14-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Derf00
Depends on the source of his leak. If its the...

Depends on the source of his leak. If its the cowl one, then yes, you just clear it out that way. If it's the SJB one there's a TSB that called out updated parts to use.
Forum: General Tech 07-14-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Derf00
Congrats on the new to you car! 05-2010 didn't...

Congrats on the new to you car! 05-2010 didn't have much a traction control really. The only thing the TCS does is cut the timing/fuel should you spin the tires. I don't think it even applies the...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-13-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Derf00
Nice find!

Nice find!
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-13-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Derf00
^^ what he said but I'm curious....have you ever...

^^ what he said but I'm curious....have you ever flushed your transmission fluid?

Aside from that the solenoid pack is easy to replace in these cars but if there's already internal damage, there's...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-13-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Derf00
Michigan vs Cali, way different markets. As...

Michigan vs Cali, way different markets.

As Jim C pointed out, use a car site like KBB or Edmunds to figure out local pricing for cars.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-13-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Derf00
Did you torque the control arms while the...

Did you torque the control arms while the suspension was loaded or while it was unloaded? If you tightened things down while unloaded, I'd drive the front up on ramps, loosen the front and rear...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Derf00
Russians graduates break first rule of spy club

They talked about it. Hell, they even made a snazzy video that may as well be a putting a target on each and every one of them..
...
Forum: Off Topic 07-01-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 930
Posted By Derf00
Yeah...nooo, size of the outfit has nothing to do...

Yeah...nooo, size of the outfit has nothing to do with reputation or how they treat their customers. When we first moved to AZ we took my wifes then 04 Escape to Earnhardt Ford in Mesa for a clutch...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 06-29-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Derf00
Noooo, don't just refill and forget for a summer...

Noooo, don't just refill and forget for a summer and do it all over again next summer. Freon is really crappy for the environment and to guess it's leak from the condenser? Come on, without looking...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 06-28-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Derf00
Oh, it doesn't have't to be put in wrong to make...

Oh, it doesn't have't to be put in wrong to make noise. Paid the dealer at 110K to replace the clutch in my 00 V6 and within 12 months and 15K miles, they had replaced it no less than 3 times. The...
Forum: V6 General Discussion 06-28-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Derf00
When I had an 00 V6 i purchased mac Shorties and...

When I had an 00 V6 i purchased mac Shorties and a pypes dual exhaust system. It had hi-flo cats, Xpipe and turn down tips so it didn't look like crap with the bumper being cut up or tips sticking...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 06-28-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Derf00
Groaning or ticking that can sound like grinding...

Groaning or ticking that can sound like grinding is usually from the lack of juice (electricity) to do the mechanical job or a circuit that is impeded.

You have a starter solenoid/relay on the...
Forum: Off Topic 06-28-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Derf00
they could be sisters....

they could be sisters....
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