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Forum: The New S550 2015-2016 Mustang 08-25-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By jz78817
Those are "catalyst efficiency below threshold"...

Those are "catalyst efficiency below threshold" codes. The aftermarket cats you put on are pieces of s**t which don't do their jobs very well.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-24-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By jz78817
both taillights are out? I would start with...

both taillights are out? I would start with fuses. Hopefully it's not a problem with the BCM...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-24-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By jz78817
the SOHC Cologne engine is a boat anchor; it's a...

the SOHC Cologne engine is a boat anchor; it's a truck engine originally meant for the Explorer and Ranger. it doesn't breathe well enough at higher RPMs to make exhaust work worthwhile.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-22-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By jz78817
the problem with the 4.6 3V is the exhaust ports....

the problem with the 4.6 3V is the exhaust ports. there's very little valve angle between the intake and exhaust valves, so while the intake ports have a "straight shot" into the chamber, the...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 08-21-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By jz78817
it's hard to get paint to stick to aluminum, so...

it's hard to get paint to stick to aluminum, so proper surface prep is important.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-21-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By jz78817
the 5.0 is a Modular engine.

the 5.0 is a Modular engine.
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 380
Posted By jz78817
OP's description sounds like the kind of butt...

OP's description sounds like the kind of butt tape they buy here at work.
Forum: 5.0L V8 Technical Discussions 08-17-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By jz78817
What rear end gear did both cars have? My 2010 GT...

What rear end gear did both cars have? My 2010 GT felt like an absolute dog with the 3:31s.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-10-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By jz78817
do any sources (AM/FM/CD/SYNC) work at all? what...

do any sources (AM/FM/CD/SYNC) work at all? what happens when you turn the volume knob? do you see the volume "scale" pop up on the screen?

try this- in FM mode, press and hold preset buttons 3...
Forum: General Tech 08-09-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By jz78817
it's right in the owner's manual, page 74: ...

it's right in the owner's manual, page 74:

"One-Touch Up (Coupe Only)
Lift the switch fully and release it. Press or
lift it again to stop the window."
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-06-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By jz78817
If you think the difference between 47.3 and 48.8...

If you think the difference between 47.3 and 48.8 cSt matters at all, I don't know what to tell you. There's a lot more to wear protection than viscosity.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 08-06-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jz78817
The "choke point" in the 3v modular engine is the...

The "choke point" in the 3v modular engine is the exhaust port/valve. Work on improving exhaust flow before worrying about the intake.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-06-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By jz78817
Dude, look. The 4.0 is a truck engine, meant for...

Dude, look. The 4.0 is a truck engine, meant for the Explorer and Ranger. It's a boat anchor; what you get is what you get. You're going to waste a lot of money trying to pick up a handful of...
Forum: Off Topic 08-03-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By jz78817
is there a part number molded into it? It's...

is there a part number molded into it? It's likely to be in a format like "3R3E-14A02-AB."

(not the exact number, just an example.)
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-03-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By jz78817
Ford hasn't used a separate starter relay for...

Ford hasn't used a separate starter relay for decades. Fuse #4 feeds the starter solenoid. You've very likely pinched a wire when you were working down there.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 08-03-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,037
Posted By jz78817
that is exactly what it is. Takata is the only...

that is exactly what it is. Takata is the only one using ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate is hygroscopic (absorbs water from the air.) when new, the inflator pellet is supposed to burn...
Forum: The New S550 2015-2016 Mustang 08-03-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By jz78817
yes, could be. especially if it seems to be...

yes, could be. especially if it seems to be correlated with fuel level. I get that in my Ranger when the tank is 3/4 full or higher.
Forum: The New S550 2015-2016 Mustang 08-03-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By jz78817
the lights are controlled by the Body Control...

the lights are controlled by the Body Control Module (BCM.) this behavior is programmed into the BCM firmware and can't be changed easily.

The reason the car does this is because it's legally...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-27-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,037
Posted By jz78817
so Takata says. they still use the same...

so Takata says. they still use the same propellant, but have added a "drying agent" to keep moisture from degrading the propellant.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-27-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By jz78817
is it the actual fan motor or the blend door...

is it the actual fan motor or the blend door actuator? I know the blend door thing is a fairly common failure.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-27-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By jz78817
a V6 can (IMO) sound good with a "mellow" tuned...

a V6 can (IMO) sound good with a "mellow" tuned exhaust. they just sound nasty w/o mufflers or with "raspier" ones like Flowmasters.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-26-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By jz78817
if you delete your cats you will have a check...

if you delete your cats you will have a check engine light, no hope of passing an emissions test, and will look and sound like an incredible tool. It's one thing to put on a better sounding exhaust....
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-26-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By jz78817
corrosion.

corrosion.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 07-26-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By jz78817
can't speak to the hood thing, but as for the fan...

can't speak to the hood thing, but as for the fan motor it's likely that it's such an uncommon failure that there are no service parts in the distribution chain. Dealers only stock commonly-sold...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 07-26-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By jz78817
I have a Yamaha too, but it's a little 250 and I...

I have a Yamaha too, but it's a little 250 and I rarely ride it.
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