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Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-17-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
The revised design sheds heat better, however...

The revised design sheds heat better, however they also do not provide any better spark than the OEM coils--in fact the stock COPS are as good as or better than any aftermarket product...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
I had a stroke in May of 2014 that affected my...

I had a stroke in May of 2014 that affected my left side--it took a while to get back on track...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
Yup... And yes it is due in part to the...

Yup...

And yes it is due in part to the shorter cycles, and that it is unneeded at higher engine speeds and charge velocities..
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
How did you check the voltage at the COPs? ...

How did you check the voltage at the COPs?

With the Key On and Engine Off (KOEO) there should be 12 VDC between the red wire at each COP and ground.

With the engine running the +12 V (between...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-11-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,790
Posted By cliffyk
Read this first before buying drilled rotors...

Read this first before buying drilled rotors (http://www.paladinmicro.com/documents/ArgAgainstCross.pdf). "and pads to match"? I have never seen "drilled/slotted" pads; where do you get those? But...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 03-02-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,648
Posted By cliffyk
It is most likely that the traction-lok clutch...

It is most likely that the traction-lok clutch packs are shot. This could be just old age, or that the differential was run on dino fluid without friction modifier added...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,790
Posted By cliffyk
There is no aftermarket "CAI" capable of making...

There is no aftermarket "CAI" capable of making more HP than the stock intake (which is a "real CAI"). The vendors that say otherwise are lying or testing it together with other mods and/or improved...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By cliffyk
Any photos, are they steel or aluminum?

Any photos, are they steel or aluminum?
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 06-10-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 69,712
Posted By cliffyk
Stuck or sticking EGR valve...

Stuck or sticking EGR valve...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-03-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,877
Posted By cliffyk
They load fine for me, what device, o/s and...

They load fine for me, what device, o/s and browser are you using?
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 03-22-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,833
Posted By cliffyk
The thermostat housing is part of the crossover...

The thermostat housing is part of the crossover (it "crosses over" coolant from the right cylinder head to the left):

http://www.paladinmicro.com/images/4.6-coolant-flow.jpg

What you have is...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 01-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By cliffyk
Check the fuel pressure. Certain failures of the...

Check the fuel pressure. Certain failures of the FRPS (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor) often do not throw a code. Pull the vacuum line from the FRPS and check for raw fuel smell indicating the diaphragm...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 01-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
Stock. Why do you feel you need new...

Stock.

Why do you feel you need new COPs--they will last 300k miles as long as you change the plugs every 80k to 100k miles--an replace the boots as needed (125k to 150k miles)...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,354
Posted By cliffyk
I do not understand your question as to in what...

I do not understand your question as to in what order they are to be installed? All eight are identical, just replace the stock coils one-by-one and make sure each is connected to the same harness...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,513
Posted By cliffyk
There is no way to permanently turn off the T/C...

There is no way to permanently turn off the T/C on an '02-1/2 to '04 Mustang, other than to "tune it out", because of it's being controlled by the instrument cluster's reaction to the pressing of the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 69,712
Posted By cliffyk
How many miles on it? What sort of driving do you...

How many miles on it? What sort of driving do you usually do?

Does it have any intake mods?

Did the COP boots smell/appear "burned", were they still flexible?

Also, I would pull the NGK...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,600
Posted By cliffyk
Uber, Thank you for the well wishes--I had a mild...

Uber, Thank you for the well wishes--I had a mild stroke on May 26 (a TIA), and then another in late June that messed up my left side. The good news is that with a very supportive family and some...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,600
Posted By cliffyk
You should ALWAYS disconnect the battery when...

You should ALWAYS disconnect the battery when working on ANY electrical/electronic component...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 07-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,190
Posted By cliffyk
It will for a while, but the real answer is no....

It will for a while, but the real answer is no....
Forum: Parts For Sale 05-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By cliffyk
NewEdge OEM Steering Wheel w/ air bag - $100 plus shipping

I have for sale the original leather wrapped steering wheel from my '03 GT with the Premium trim package. It is in 100% top condition as it was removed from the car in January of '07 when it had...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By cliffyk
Here is the '96 through '04 Redbook information...

Here is the '96 through '04 Redbook information (http://www.paladinmicro.com/?frm=documents/1996-2004MustangRedBk.htm), note that Traction-lock was never offered as an option.

Many confuse the...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By cliffyk
It's easier than that, all '96 through '04 GTs...

It's easier than that, all '96 through '04 GTs have Traction-lock...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By cliffyk
Your stated in your posts that the engine oil...

Your stated in your posts that the engine oil temp was 137C and that the coolant temp was 90C.

137C = 178.6F (I dropped the .6), 90C = 194F...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By cliffyk
Rule of thumb for years has been that the sump...

Rule of thumb for years has been that the sump oil temp will be 1.2 to 1.4 times the coolant temperature--for your 194F that would be 232 to 271F. The 278 reported by you new gauge is a bit high...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 05-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By cliffyk
By all means let us know how this approach works...

By all means let us know how this approach works out. I woild like to know more about PCMs than just how to tune and bench flash them (http://www.paladinmicro.com/?frm=BenchFlashingTheEECV.htm):
...
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