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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Bitter
How many miles do you have on it and has the...

How many miles do you have on it and has the fluid ever been changed? I know there are those that think the T5 is an inferior transmission, but I disagree. The T5 is well suited for the V6. If you,...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Bitter
You're not going to find one that's good quality...

You're not going to find one that's good quality in your price range unless it's used, and even then it's not likely to be a good name like Vortech or Procharger.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-21-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bitter
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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Bitter
Once you remove the cowl cover, the drain is a...

Once you remove the cowl cover, the drain is a rubber plug in the center bottom. Run a coat hanger through it then pour in some water to make sure it drains. If that's not the problem, read the TSB...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 06-10-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bitter
You should be fine. Try as you might, you can't...

You should be fine. Try as you might, you can't drain every last drop. Mine took just under 3 quarts.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-14-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Bitter
Did you try using a GPS that displays your speed...

Did you try using a GPS that displays your speed to compare it to your speedometer?
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bitter
For me, it was easy. My driveway is on an...

For me, it was easy. My driveway is on an incline so I put the front wheels on ramps making the car level. I removed the upper and lower plugs with a 3/8" socket to drain it, replaced the lower...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bitter
I'm not against Royal Purple. My point was that...

I'm not against Royal Purple. My point was that you were talking about manual transmission fluid when the T-5 calls for automatic transmission fluid. If you are taking advise from a GT forum, bear...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bitter
The fluid you want is ATF (yes...automatic fluid...

The fluid you want is ATF (yes...automatic fluid in a manual transmission). Check your owners manual of Google TSB 06-26-1 for the specs. I believe Mercon V is what is called for now (but don't...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bitter
My first guess is a clogged fuel filter, an easy...

My first guess is a clogged fuel filter, an easy and cheap fix if you haven't done it previously. The symptoms of a clogged filter is a car that will run for a while, then bog down and die. After...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-18-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Bitter
With or without MyColor, all of the gauges should...

With or without MyColor, all of the gauges should be the same. If it is only your speedometer that is an ugly green, as Nuke said, someone replaced a burned out bulb with the wrong one.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-13-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Bitter
Did you store it outside for the winter? It...

Did you store it outside for the winter? It seems strange that it would only involve lighting issues, but when I hear of multiple electrical problems happening at the same time, my first thought is...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Bitter
I suspect you're more concerned about the weight...

I suspect you're more concerned about the weight than the brand. 5W-40 is heavier than what is recommended. I believe the recommended weight is 5W-20. Will it hurt it? Probably not, but that's a...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bitter
When they go, they go. It can happen any time...

When they go, they go. It can happen any time and it will. They don't give you advance warning. Your clue was a low reservoir. For others it's a wet engine, the smell of evaporating coolant or...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Bitter
Eventually, they will all leak. I have 90,000 on...

Eventually, they will all leak. I have 90,000 on my car with the original, but I have a new unit in the trunk for when it does fail.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Bitter
Kudos to AMWill for helping a member install a...

Kudos to AMWill for helping a member install a product American Muscle sells, but was purchased elsewhere. Customer service is important, and this is why I always look to AM first for parts.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 01-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Bitter
You'll do fine. Google 2006 Mustang thermostat...

You'll do fine. Google 2006 Mustang thermostat housing, select videos and you'll find a number of them that will walk you through it.

Now's probably a good time for a new thermostat if you...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 01-12-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Bitter
Make sure it's coming from where you suspect it...

Make sure it's coming from where you suspect it is. Plastic thermostat housings are a well documented source of failure in the S197's.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Bitter
I've replayed your video several times paying...

I've replayed your video several times paying particular attention to 1:20. I hear a click, almost like the shutter click of a camera, but not the pop I was expecting from your description. I don't...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Bitter
Unless you're really strapped for cash, you're...

Unless you're really strapped for cash, you're not saving that much by doing only one. A set can be had off of eBay (and elsewhere) for $40-60 with new O rings. You'll already have it apart and the...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bitter
Post a picture. It sounds like it's not meant...

Post a picture. It sounds like it's not meant for a S197.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Bitter
If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing...

If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing to check is the plastic thermostat housing. Cracked housings are a chronic problem with the S197's.

A one time occurrence of white smoke is...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Bitter
If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with...

If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with only a single bolt at the bottom. If you Google "Mustang Smart Junction Box" there are plenty of images. Inside the box is a circuit board.

I...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Bitter
Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite...

Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite common. Pulling the grommets and cabin air filter to clean out the debris periodically is your best bet at preventive maintenance.
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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Bitter
You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to...

You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to access the cabin air filter.

Like Nuke says, this sounds like a water issue with the SJB. Here's the TSB on how to deal with it:
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