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Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 05-26-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By tx_zstang
The crankshaft sensor could have been damaged by...

The crankshaft sensor could have been damaged by the balancer failure or replacement. But also, check to make sure the connector is plugged into it properly.
Since it 'got worse' recently, check all...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-05-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By tx_zstang
Same. The plug material would affect how it wears...

Same. The plug material would affect how it wears away from spark, whereas the spark across the gap must occur regardless. The only time you'd use a different gap is if you were running "significant...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 05-05-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By tx_zstang
It's possible there's some other issue on the...

It's possible there's some other issue on the passenger side, like maybe the coil wires are hooked up wrong; although just driving and stopping should not have caused that to happen.
But do check...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-05-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By tx_zstang
.054 i think is the stock gap. torque is good...

.054 i think is the stock gap.
torque is good and snug, just dont tighten the crap out of them. You can torque them to spec if you want of course.
*ALWAYS* check the gap on new plugs!!!
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 05-05-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,952
Posted By tx_zstang
DO IT RIGHT! The shop that painted mine used the...

DO IT RIGHT! The shop that painted mine used the proper sealer.

Also, regarding the lights, it was pretty easy to 'fix' the missing stock v6 wiring to use a stock GT light switch to control the...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 04-17-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By tx_zstang
So what is changing that requires a new tune?...

So what is changing that requires a new tune? Just the engine change, or is boost being added (or changed)? If it is just an engine swap, a tune *might* not be needed; although tweaking things to the...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 12-05-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
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 11-15-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
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 11-15-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
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 11-15-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
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 11-15-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
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, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
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, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,572
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, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
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: 554
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: 1,067
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: 457
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: 4
Views: 2,476
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: 4
Views: 2,476
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: 35
Views: 1,996
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: 938
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: 1,683
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: 1,132
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.
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