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Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 03-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By kevinmalec
You may like it better without one. Unless the...

You may like it better without one. Unless the paint is a different shade under the molding strip.
I am not sure what company sells those painted, other than the dealership.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 03-17-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By kevinmalec
I've also read several people going with the...

I've also read several people going with the aluminum housing. Many years ago, a buddy helped me change out my thermostat housing and replaced with a plastic one. Unfortunately, the aluminum housing...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-21-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By kevinmalec
typically, when a bulb goes out, when using your...

typically, when a bulb goes out, when using your turn signal, it will blink faster than normal.

I installed the sequential tail light kit harness and have been very pleased with it.

Maybe...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By kevinmalec
I wouldn't think so.....Just incase, go to Auto...

I wouldn't think so.....Just incase, go to Auto Zone or advanced Autos and have the battery/alternator tested.
Forum: 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section 02-17-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By kevinmalec
Nicely done! Tinted smoked tail lights would look...

Nicely done! Tinted smoked tail lights would look really good on it too!
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-17-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By kevinmalec
Even though the HP is about the same, from what...

Even though the HP is about the same, from what I've read the 3.7 V6 does not have as much torque as the 4.6 engines. I would recommend finding a dealership that has both cars to test drive and do it...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-16-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By kevinmalec
"C" clamp

For the front brakes you can use a large "C" clamp to compress the pistons back into the brake calipers.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-13-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By kevinmalec
I purchased a brake caliper kit at Harbor Freight...

I purchased a brake caliper kit at Harbor Freight for $18.99. I change out the brakes on both My Mustang and the Wife's vehicle. Using one time, it pays for itself and saves you a ton of $$$$! You...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-13-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By kevinmalec
Looks sharp!

Looks sharp!
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-13-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By kevinmalec
Wink Thanks!

Appreciate you chiming in and the kind comment. ;)
I clean the MAF sensor and Airaid CAI every so many months as upkeep.
I'll definitely keep that in mind, should any future issues arise.
Thanks!
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-10-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 42,118
Posted By kevinmalec
Thumbs up Looking good!

Wow, what a transformation. Looking good!
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-10-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By kevinmalec
Only once thus far

No, only once thus far! Knock on wood.

It was a wet and rainy day, not sure if this played a role or not.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-10-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By kevinmalec
I also have a 2005 4.0 and all of my cluster...

I also have a 2005 4.0 and all of my cluster gauges are off, except for the speedometer. The stepper motors failing on these gauges is a common issue with the 2005 models.

There are companies out...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-10-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By kevinmalec
Mine started leaking where the upper and lower...

Mine started leaking where the upper and lower thermostat housing come together. Over time the plastic thermostat housing warps. I replaced it out, which fixed the coolant leak at that time. Well, 6...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-10-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By kevinmalec
Cool Yep, unfortunately. LOL

Yep, unfortunately. LOL
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-20-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By kevinmalec
There's company here in GA that advertises on our...

There's company here in GA that advertises on our local Craigslist. I need my stepper motors replaced as well. Fortunately, the speedometer is the only one that is accurate and still works properly....
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-20-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By kevinmalec
Appreciate you guys pinging in. On a more...

Appreciate you guys pinging in. On a more positive note, it hasn't occurred since. I took it to the shop and they test drove it with no issues, so they told me it was working fine. Mystery I...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-06-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By kevinmalec
Question How often does this occur?

How often does this occur?

This morning, as I slowed down and pulled into our office building entrance my engine shut off. The radio and defrost were still going. I was able to start it right back...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-06-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By kevinmalec
I also had the dreaded coolant leak, which was...

I also had the dreaded coolant leak, which was due to crack in between upper and lower thermostat housing. I replaced out and 3 months later the leak returns. This time, it's leaking from head gasket...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-06-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By kevinmalec
I also have the Nitto 555 G2's and am pleased...

I also have the Nitto 555 G2's and am pleased with them. They are much better than the HTRZ III Sumitomo's.
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-06-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By kevinmalec
The 2005 4.0's are notorious for having cluster...

The 2005 4.0's are notorious for having cluster gauge issues, which causes the gauges to read inaccurately. My fuel gauge, RPM gauge and Temp gauges are all going out. They work off and on...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 12-06-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By kevinmalec
Question 4.0 engine shut down while driving

It's been awhile since I've been on the forums. I still have my 2005 4.0 Mustang and experienced my first engine issue.
This morning as I was pulling into my office parking area, the engine shut...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By kevinmalec
Question Engine shut off while driving

It's been awhile since I've been on the forums. I still have my 2005 4.0 Mustang (97K miles) and experienced my first engine issue.
This morning as I was pulling into my office parking area, the...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By kevinmalec
Yikes, the dreaded water leak! I've read a lot...

Yikes, the dreaded water leak! I've read a lot about it and it's not good. :/
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 10-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By kevinmalec
I'm impressed you got 115K out of your original...

I'm impressed you got 115K out of your original OEM clutch. Mine went out at 65K. :/
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