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  1. Doubt Incarnate

    Bad thermostat = bad MPG?

    september is tapping me out, my explorer pulled double duty and while my brothers car was down and its used up my gas budget already. before it gets cold out i'm going to hit it with a tune up, i know the thermostat is bad, and in the 90+degrees of summer i didnt feel it necesary to replace it...
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    Help! '96 gran marquis, dead. no power to the EEC

    My brothers car: 1996 mercury gran marquis, it snapped a balljoint, still ran. came home on a flat bed, we did the balljoints... now it no starty. What can keep the EEC from getting power? we swapped fuses, relays, cleaned connections, even pulled a couple EECs this morning and tried those...
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    5R55e rebuild Q's

    i've looked around for info on rebuilding the 5r55e and all i can find is the common shift issue with the 5r55e transmission, thanx to the fine people here i was able to complete that task (124Kmi) and save hundreds of dollars. my X is rolling over 207Kmi now and i know the transmission is...
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    2001 exhaust kit on '99?

    Browsing for a new exhaust kit since half of my CarX job fell off right after the muffler. I found a dual outlet kit for a 2001, i figure it'd work on my '99 since it all seems to be the same, but i wanted to get everyones input before i spend the $$$ on a kit that didnt actually fit...
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    hub bearing vs. spindle strength?

    I've got a bigger badder 4x4 truck for the winter so i'm thinking of dropping the 4x4 parts from my X to save gas since it wouldn't be pulling snow duty. also there's a clunk up front i cant find, so maybe if the parts are out the noise will go with them. as the title states, i want to know...
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    mandatory post...

    havent posted in while as the site said, so i'm posting now. been absent for a while, had a lot to do was all. had been driving a grand am for a while to save on gas, but my family been having bad luck with cars this winter, multiple car break downs at the same time and 2 wrecks in 2 weeks...
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    Flare removal

    redudndant post i know, but ive searched for this and there is no real in depth explanation. most people respond by asking how much the flares will be sold for after removal, whatever. I need to fix some rust so its going back on. drivers side rear flare, i removed the screw in the door jamb...
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    Lube guard = MPG?

    My EX has rolled over the 175K mark, figured i try some of the lube guard stuff to help the clutches and bands out with the rest of their life, It worked great on the tranny shudder that was plaugeing my brothers gran marquis. I paid too much for the top of the line stuff, silver bottle...
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    need advise on despute

    my brother and i are looking to move end of september maybe beggining of october. The despute is my current landlord/roomate wants us to split the bill to top off HIS heating oil. Seeing as how im not going to be here, i dont think we need to. not really a cash thing me, but my brother doesnt...
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    ATF in differential cases?

    I havent been able to find anything definitive on this. I know FWD transaxles just use ATF in the entire setup, differential and all. Why cant we run ATF in our differentials? It has to have friction modifiers since the transmission has its own clutches and bands, so it shouldnt give a limited...
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    Dana 35 IFS removal, regearing ?

    My front end is leaking and whining, I want to rebuild it with more efficient gearing, but for now just taking it out so it doesnt do anymore damage to itself. i understand that 4x4's require matching gears, that means i also plan to do the rear ends gears too. dropping the dana, Is this...
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    AWD 5r55e?

    I know, it seems redundant. But really. I can just about promise myself that a 4404 (?) AWD tranfer case (v-8) will NOT bolt to a 5r55e (v-6) transmission. But has anyone fooled with a hybridising a 4405 and 4404 into a true AWD x-fer case for the v-6 explorers? Any insight on this will be...
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    Scratch made shifter?

    I'm working on an old cavalier, the old shifter is sort-of fubar, and i've got a newer model shifter form the bone yard, needless to say they are different. too different, but still the motions are correct. the mounting bases are too different to just bolt in. What are your thoughts on using...
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    Need a new sub, have a new sub, do i need a new amp?

    title says it all basicaly. my subwoofer is "farting" at me, i have a few in the 8" range, i'd love to swap one in but my experiance in aftermarket to factory compatability has never been good. Can i swap in one of my kicker aftermarket subs with the factory amp? i know blah blah it'll fit...
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    Amphibious car ideas

    i'm open to suggestions, i have like 6 tamiya TA02 gearboxes, an associated RC10T3, 4 motors, quite a few servos, and a couple different tx/rx systems to play with. i got my brother a r/c sailboat for his birthday, pretty neat, but not my thing. It's always more fun to play with a buddy so...
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    K&n stuff on sale

    Didnt really know where to stick this, so i figured maybe the catch all forum? www.stylintrucks.com is selling k&n fipk's on sale right now. No, this doesnt benefit me at all, just wanted to throw out a heads up in case someone is looking for one. SOHC kit is 195.xx (around 225 shipped)...
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    axle maintenance/Trac-loc swap

    The swell guys at car-x pointed out my rear axle seals are leaking while my ex was on the rack for exhaust. I figured since i have to pull the axles for that i might as well make a full day or two out of seals, parking brake shoes. and brake pads. I also scored an OE trac-loc differential from...
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    Hesitation and wet fart noise

    Been a while, trying to do more outside and not be so fat. But anyways my explorer has been getting a little hesitant and a couple times almost stalling out at an intersection when i begin to pull away. I'm also hearing what sounds like an exhaust leak. Both the hesitation and leak noise are...
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    Buying a big screen

    A friend of mine's mom is selling her Mitsuibishi WS-65807 tv. Its a 65" rear projection widescreen, it supposed to upgradeable for hd with a simple tuner, and is 1080 capable, its about 5 years old. looks like she hardley used it, I know both her sons and niether of them have actually lived at...
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    Electric fan control from pcm?

    I know it has to be there, its the only thing stopping me from swapping to an electric fan. just because the explorer has a driven fan doesnt mean they deleted the pins for the fan control on the pcm. What pins would i be looking for? and if they are inactive, can i turn them on with a tuner...
  21. Doubt Incarnate

    SOHC head flow numbers?

    i tried the search function, both here and yahoo, goign for google next but dont expect to find anything there either. I'm just looking for head flow numbers on a stock sohc head. supersix has some specs for the stock cams, but not a whole lot of info. I like to plug everything in to destop...
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    sohc to ohv swap

    Ok i'm an idiot for wanting a simpler motor. enough said :confused: . the power from the sohc is pretty cool, just late. I like my fun around 3K rpm or so, not after 4. Combine the part where doing a head gasket would suck since you supposedly need special tools to line the cams back up...
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    Exhaust advice please

    I know there a million threads on peopel asking for exhaust help, but everyone has different demands. i was thinking of putting a y-pipe: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-1-2-inch-y-pipe-stainless-high-flo-magnaflow-10768_W0QQitemZ7990369868QQcategoryZ33633QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem off the motor...
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    Truckmod.com

    i didn't know exactly where to put this, but since i bought a windjammer there i figured "Body Work & Detailing" would work. they probly have more stuff, but i didnt look long since my computer is kind stupid right now. I ordered a windjammer from them and total shipped was $68 and some change...
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    Electromagnetic fan clutch?

    I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on using an a/c compressor clutch on the engine fan to disconnect it on the higway. I'm kinda nervous about putting in an electric fan in case the motor goes bad and locks up. or if the other associated electronics fail and leave me without cooling...
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