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    Frequent stopping/starting of engine

    hmm... I'd actually thought of that whole two keys thing. maybe i'll give it some more consideration. i'm about due for an oil change, so maybe i'll go with the synthetic. better safe than sorry i suppose. thanks.
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    Turbocharger for a 02' 4.0

    i only see a supercharger for the V8 at EE???
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    Frequent stopping/starting of engine

    I am about to start a job with a courier service and I will be using my '02 sport. I could be making up to a few dozen stops a day, which means a lot of stopping and starting the engine. i've heard starting up is one of the hardest things on the engine, and I'm wondering if there are any...
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    Anyone gotten out of a Photo Radar ticket?

    My girlfriend was busted going 42 in a 30mph zone awhile back. She just got served with papers, so there is no ignoring it. Has anyone successfully crafted a contestation of a photo radar ticket? I know they are supposed to be the easiest type of ticket to get out of, but you have to specify...
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    hissing sound

    thanks guys... good to know its nothing to worry about....
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    hissing sound

    my '02 sport makes a strange hissing sound that i notice after i shut off the engine and get out of the car. it sounds like its emanating from the passenger side of the engine, near the firewall. could it have something to do with my a/c? i'm not sure, but i think i notice it only after a/c use.
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    keypad code

    wish i could help... been having the same trouble with my '02 sport. i, also, thought i heard something coming from the dash area behind the radio when i tried to listen for the relay. i'm not ready to pull my dash apart though.
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    painful "clunk"...

    it has about 38k miles on it. the clunk sound only happens when the wheel is cranked all the way to the left... never just while driving or during normal turning. my extended warranty should cover either ball or cv joints.
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    painful "clunk"...

    when making a hard left turn (like doing a u-turn), i hear and feel a loud "clunk" coming from the front driver's side wheel. any guesses? it should be covered under my extended warranty, i just haven't taken it in yet.
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    keyless entry code

    Do I look in the same relative spot (i.e. behind the passenger door) for my Sport? In another one of these threads, someone mentioned locking/unlocking the car and listening for the relay clicking. I swear I hear mine coming from under the passenger side of the dash. :rolleyes:
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    Pics of my homemade mesh grill...

    thanks for the positive response guys! yeah i got the mesh at home depot. i think i'll keep my eyes open for a thicker mesh. i didn't think about it rusting....
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    Pics of my homemade mesh grill...

    if i paint it, i think i'll paint it blue to match the ford emblem and my front plate!
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    Pics of my homemade mesh grill...

    hey thanks guys! yeah the quality of the mesh could be better... but not bad considering the grill cost me $3. :) i actually am thinking about painting it. i think it will help it stand out. i'm going to leave it as is for awhile, though.
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    Pics of my homemade mesh grill...

    Let me know what you guys think. Its not the most professional looking thing in the world, but i'm pretty proud of it because i am not even remotely mechanically inclined. even managed to get the entire front off and on again, and all i have left over are four plastic tabs. for the life of me...
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    transmission and O/D off light....

    uh oh. i was driving yesterday and noticied the "o/d off" light flashing. when i drove it later that day the flashing had stopped. it has not flashed since. should i be worried?
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    number pad entry

    argh... is there ANYONE out there who has located the code on a 3rd gen sport? i don't have a rear door, so i'm not sure where to look based on satyr64's experience. i don't see any screws that would give me access to behind the rear seatbelt compartment.
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    help educate me! (engines)

    ok, so: OHV = Pushrod 5.0 V8 in the Ex = OHV '03 Crown Vic = 4.6 V8 4.6 V8 = either SOHC or DOHC :D that makes sense about SOHC having more low end power than the DOHC... but what is the factor automakers use in deciding whether a given engine will use pushrods or overhead...
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    help educate me! (engines)

    before getting my sport a few months ago, i knew zero about cars. i'm trying to learn as i go... here is my question about engines... i understand the concept of the camshaft and the difference between a SOHC and DOHC engine. i also know that some engines have the cam in the block itself...
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    Pinstripe Removal

    i just did this recently with my '02 sport. the trick is to use the blow dryer ONLY to loosen the end of the pinstripe enough to be able to get ahold of it. then take the blow dryer away and pull gently. the pinstripe itself actually pulls off cleanest when cold. just use the dryer to get it...
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    number pad entry

    i have a '02 sport and drove myself crazy looking for it. finally took it into the dealer and t was told by a dealer that ford stopped putting the code in the vehicle in the 3rd gens. said it would be about $40 to have them plug into the computer and get the code... of course... he may have...
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    drilled airbox improving gas mileage!

    i just used the biggest drill bit i had. when i took the airbox out, i had trouble removing the bushings connecting the box to the sidewall. consequently, i broke off one of the platic arms that attaches to the bushing and it took a huge chunk out of the side of the airbox. worked out to be...
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    drilled airbox improving gas mileage!

    how much are the drop-in K&N filters? my current air filter looked pretty dirty when i drilled the airbox. maybe i should just get a k&n instead.
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    My '02 Sport!

    oh hell yes! Fhantazm, that looks phenomenal. i feared having just the cladding blue would look awkward, but you solved that with the hood and door handles. i think it looks great! thanks so much for the help. any other opinions on that look?
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    tire pressure

    right now my tire pressure is at 35psi... i was thinking of bumping it up to 40 for the increase in gas mileage. any problems with this? the tires are michellin (i'll check exact specs in the a.m.)
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    drilled airbox improving gas mileage!

    i drilled my airbox (my first real mod... pat on the back) the other day with my gas tank half full. i was getting my standard mileage up to that point (150 miles on half a tank). since i made the mod, i have been driving MUCH more aggesively than i normally do, enjoying the improved throttle...
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    My new wheels (finally)

    ok, i'm an ignorant fish and i'll bite... whats a blower?
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    My '02 Sport!

    wow... thats a slick color! check your pm! :)
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    Can't stand this poor gas mileage.. selling the sport

    they are blatantly trying to take advantage of you by saying thats normal. i would i raise an absolutely **** storm if i were you. what they are doing is fraud. they have sold you a completely defective automoblie. at the very LEAST, you need to demand that they provide you with a brand new...
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    Mesh Grill

    i couldn't find tas98's "how to" this is something i'd be really interested in. i second the request for pics/instructions! :)
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    My '02 Sport!

    argh. now i'm embarrassed. maybe links? (ok i changed them all to links. :))
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    My '02 Sport!

    (hope this works!) http://ftw.truckmoxie.com/showownerpic.asp?u=13907&n=382012&pos=1 http://ftw.truckmoxie.com/showownerpic.asp?u=13907&n=382009&pos=1 http://ftw.truckmoxie.com/showownerpic.asp?u=13907&n=382010&pos=1 http://ftw.truckmoxie.com/showownerpic.asp?u=13907&n=382011&pos=1...
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    My '02 Sport!

    Finally got the pics. I've had the sport for 2 months now. just hit 36,000 miles. the first thing i did was remove two god awful black and yellow pinstripes. i added the front plate because even though we stink, i bleed blue and gold. :) just this weekend i swiss-cheesed the airbox and...
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    Which do you think is best?

    wow man. you are a wizard with photoshop. when i take some pics of sport could you help me out? i want to see how different color schemes will look.
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    cookies! (not the tasty kind!)

    bless you, friend.
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    cookies! (not the tasty kind!)

    sorry, i know this is off topic. ever time i visit this site, i am constantly having to delete my cookies store, then refresh the screen to get the updated page. otherwise, even if its days later, i just see the page from the last time i visited. its driving me nuts. any tech guys want...
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    How to: Turning stock corners to clear corners

    is this possible with a 3rd gen? (02 sport) it looks like the amber in my corner is actually part of the plastic.
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    removing the "sport" emblem from rear gate.

    i used goo gone to get rid of the residue left after i removed my pinstripes and it worked really well and didn't appear to do anything to the paint.... is it generally known to damage paint? i don't want to risk it if so.
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    removing the "sport" emblem from rear gate.

    as they say in the guiness commercials... "Brilliant!"
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    removing the "sport" emblem from rear gate.

    i hate the red and white placstic "sport" emblem. i've seen one or two guys who have removed it. how? i squirted it with some "goo gone" but it didn't seem to loosen the adhesive.
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    how do i get my airbox out?

    just cut the whole thing off? there is the flared opening on the outside of the box. then there is also the section of the same tube that continues into the box itself. should i cut out the interior portion as well?
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