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Forum: New Member Area 02-15-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Derf00
That ^^^ and add some fuel stabilizer like Lucas...

That ^^^ and add some fuel stabilizer like Lucas or Heet about a few hours or so before you start it up.

If there's water in the fuel, the stabilizer will combine with it to keep it from doing...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-14-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Derf00
That is the thermostatic valve. It opens/closes...

That is the thermostatic valve. It opens/closes based on temp (no other input). Its function is a cold-start valve to help warm up the fluid faster in cold weather. I suppose thermostatic valve...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 02-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Derf00
Id be careful/leary with older summer tires from...

Id be careful/leary with older summer tires from states that have 4 seasons (mainly winter) the reason is that even if they are stored in a warehouse, out of the elements, just the fact that it can...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 02-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Derf00
It's best to obtain the ECU and wiring harness...

It's best to obtain the ECU and wiring harness from the same vehicle donating the engine (navigator in this case). That is the easiest and most reliable way. An ECU from an S197 may not be able to be...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 02-14-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Derf00
Depends on your state and what you plan on doing...

Depends on your state and what you plan on doing with the car? Daily Driver? Check emissions laws first.

Some states allow engine swaps but only so long as you're putting a newer engine into an...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-13-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Derf00
Was this fixed? If not: Something else I...

Was this fixed? If not:

Something else I thought of, there is a thermostatic valve built into the valve body on the 5R55S. This valve is meant to allow quick warmup of the tranmission fluid by...
Forum: The New S550 2015-2017 Mustang 02-12-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Derf00
There is usually a relearn or calibration process...

There is usually a relearn or calibration process for our car windows. 05+ have it. I believe 2010+ have it. I'm not certain on the 2015+ At this point, unless you can find it online, dealer.
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-09-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Derf00
https://latemodel.cachefly.net/downloads/tsb05-14/...

https://latemodel.cachefly.net/downloads/tsb05-14/tsb08-26-07.pdf

Here's a link to all the potential water leak areas on 05-09 models.
Forum: 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions 02-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Derf00
I've been using 5w-30 Castrol full synthetic...

I've been using 5w-30 Castrol full synthetic Syntec for about 30K miles now (I have 86K on the car). Works just fine. Tolerances loosen up over time and yes, heat will kill a 5w-20 oil (In most...
Forum: Off Topic 02-06-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 631
Posted By Derf00
Wait, that wasn't about his deck but rather his...

Wait, that wasn't about his deck but rather his deck? Dayum...that was a big deck as I recall.
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 02-06-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Derf00
While you're in there do the control arms,...

While you're in there do the control arms, stabilizer links and bar bushings, and the upper strut mounts if they haven't already been done. If you are the original owner I can guarantee they need it....
Forum: SVT Forums 02-06-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By Derf00
If your tire wear is normal and just the steering...

If your tire wear is normal and just the steering wheel is off center, and you haven't hit any pot holes or removed the steeringwheel for any reason, you can recenter the wheel yourself.

To do...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-06-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Derf00
Stolen car?

Stolen car?
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 02-05-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Derf00
If you are worried about them breaking in the...

If you are worried about them breaking in the future, and are going to inspect them now...I would just replace them with Champion One-piece plugs (PN 7989). They are one of the only ones that offer...
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Derf00
magnets or string that the crummy video quality...

magnets or string that the crummy video quality doesn't let you see.
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By Derf00
Considering the number of self driving vehicles...

Considering the number of self driving vehicles vs human driven self driving vehicles I'm certain that 1 accident reflects a fairly high at fault ratio. 1 accident for say 2 self driving vehicles...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 01-30-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Derf00
Anything is possible with enough $$$ So yes, you...

Anything is possible with enough $$$ So yes, you could swap the motors but, how much custom fabbing it will take or how much money to shoehorn it in there is the unknown.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 01-30-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Derf00
Sooo, you're driving it like you stole it (okay...

Sooo, you're driving it like you stole it (okay there), things will break when you do that.

Could be a fuel starvation issue. How old is the fuel filter what RPM's are you at when it shuts off?...
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,177
Posted By Derf00
Learn to shift like this guy... ...

Learn to shift like this guy...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOS42ard0Ak
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Derf00
It's totaled. I've seen cars with less front end...

It's totaled. I've seen cars with less front end damage than that and just as new be deemed too expensive to fix.

IF they don't total it (and that's doubtful), go after the guys insurance for a...
Forum: 3.7L V6 S550 Tech 01-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Derf00
Could be as simple as a fluid level (high or...

Could be as simple as a fluid level (high or low). Transmissions these days are highly sensitive to fluid level. Don't know if the 2017 uses a 'sealed' transmission like previous models.

Either...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 01-29-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Derf00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgNBsfvCwKQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgNBsfvCwKQ

2 or 3 jaw pulley puller. This process is the same for most AC compressors and clutch parts.
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By Derf00
SUE-bah-ROO Foureztar or similar.... made for...

SUE-bah-ROO Foureztar or similar.... made for that. Not the most reliable but do well where AWD is needed.

Older ones are more reliable than newer ones (or so I've read and heard) so maybe about a...
Forum: Motor Swap Section 01-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Derf00
Crate motor, engine harness, PCM/ECM. Not...

Crate motor, engine harness, PCM/ECM.

Not sure why a different tranny as JimC mentioned? Mustangs of the same generation use the same transmission regardless of engine (V6 or V8), except for in...
Forum: 2005-2014 Mustangs 01-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Derf00
In my opinion it's because the 3.0L duratec had...

In my opinion it's because the 3.0L duratec had traditionally been utilized in only FWD or AWD applications. To adapt it to RWD and make a RWD Tranny/adapter to fit would've taken more resources and...
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