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  1. local7teener

    PATS components - Trying to troubleshoot a wicked misfire

    So heres the story. I have a pretty modified mountaineer, tmh's, e303, performer upper and lower intake, full exhaust, cai, sct livewire from henson perf, modified mustang cast heads. Well after having a bad misfire for pretty much the whole summer, off and on i've got it down to the spark...
  2. local7teener

    06 radio in a 98 - 98% complete -Factory amp problems

    hi/lo line converter. I have a 2005 super duty radio with the same harnesses as my 06 6disc radio and i tried that and have better sound so i'm thinking it is the EQ on the 06 is set up with a separate channel for the sub. So i'm wondering if i can put my LOC after my factory amp to get the...
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    06 radio in a 98 - 98% complete -Factory amp problems

    The grand marquis had 4 speakers, and a separate channel for the factory sub. In more in depth looking on the site i found some people trying to hook up the factory sub to after market radios. Something i should have included into the orig. post was that someone butchered the wiring behind...
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    06 radio in a 98 - 98% complete -Factory amp problems

    ... So i found out the wires not being used on the 06 wire harness are either "not used" or for the vehicle speed input, 5 in all. So I'm totally out of ideas as to why it's only half as loud as my old radio and with no bass.
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    06 radio in a 98 - 98% complete -Factory amp problems

    To start I picked up a radio out of a 06 grand marquis. It is a 6 disc and the price was right (less than 50). I've always liked the look of factory radios over the sometimes gaudy after market replacements. I went to a few junk yards and found the wire harnesses for the radio and bought...
  6. local7teener

    Torsion/Coilover Conversion

    I installed these on a stock height ( well lifted a few inches) mountaineer. 12", 750 lb coils, and haven't had any problems. Clearances were TIGHT. Had to get stainless brake lines for the front to clear the coils. I had previously installed limit straps, and i think they are a must. It...
  7. local7teener

    Coilover swap done.. Need stainless brake lines. WHERE DO I GET THEM??

    I've found them all day long for the first get explorers and bronco 2's. I just didn't know if the ends are the same, thread, etc. I found a local shop i'll call. See how that pans out.
  8. local7teener

    Coilover swap done.. Need stainless brake lines. WHERE DO I GET THEM??

    So i have a slightly lifted 98 mountaineer, i swapped the T-bars out for some qa1 coil over shocks with the RCD brackets. Put it all together and started checking clearances.. All good except i can't go stop to stop with my steering. The 90 degree fitting on the caliper hits the coil. I...
  9. local7teener

    I just purchased the qA1 coil overs How did you use the 9/16" bolts that came with the rcd...

    I just purchased the qA1 coil overs How did you use the 9/16" bolts that came with the rcd brackets? I Ended up drilling out my brackets and using 3/4 to 1/2 bronze bushings so i could use 1/2" bolts that fit the bushing on the coil overs. I havn't installed them yet as I am still waiting for...
  10. local7teener

    5.0 Intake manifold spacer PROBLEM

    Oh yea.. lots of updates.. Most are here http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240003 Its running though. Should be getting it tuned here pretty quick. Oh and i have a driveway to check for leaks :) The black looks sharp now that its all done.
  11. local7teener

    Doing a headgasket on 98 exp 5.0

    When i swapped in my new motor i thought i took my time, but didn't start. My problem, Intake leak, big time. I'd check all the intake gaskets, vacuum hoses, etc.
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    Torsion/Coilover Conversion

    Interested.. whats the ballpark price ?
  13. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    So the dealership won't touch my truck anymore because its had "internal motor work done" What a JOKE.. So they sent me to another local performance shop. That shop couldn't help me with any of my problems, but they did put me in touch with A guy in tech support for Ford SVT. They guy was...
  14. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Yea Don, I hear you. Its unlikely that the PCM is not the problem, but not impossible. I did however retape and inspect all the pins on all the harnesses when i had the motor out. The whole needle in a haystack saying comes to mind here. Before the motor was back in and everything was...
  15. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    410, how was your truck running when your computer died?http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=158139
  16. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Its this that makes me think It might be a ECM problem. The only code i'm getting is the 4lo switch error. No matter how many times I disconnect the battery. On a side note, I would use my livewire to do some datalogging but the new version has a problem with the installer, and it erased...
  17. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Hmm.. So there might not be a way for them to check for a bad ecm? I believe gm vehicles are seperate, but in a ford is the Powertrain control module and the Engine control module 2 seperate computers? And if so is the PATS tied into the pcm or the ecm?.. So much for an easy fix.. :(
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    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    The springs I'm running were chosen by a local high performance engine shop, Lukovich racing. www.lukovichracing.com They are pretty helpful. Besides the high dollar, high performance engines they build, they do all mail order stuff, summit jegs etc. Before I dive into the motor i've got...
  19. local7teener

    Doing a headgasket on 98 exp 5.0

    Hows the motor coming along?
  20. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I checked a friends ranger which has the same coil packs and they checked out exactly as mine did, so thats ruled out. The misfire is across all the wires, with a timing light it shows up on every wire. And the plugs all looked the same, so it wasn't just one cyl with a misfire. But msd did...
  21. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Ok.. Been working all morning. Compression test, Warmed up to operating temp, All spark plugs removed, cranked for at least 4 full rotations, throttle wide open. Cyl1-141 Cyl2-150 Cyl3-150 Cyl4-146 Cyl5-146 Cyl6-150 Cyl7-145 Cyl8-151 A little low, but i'm not sure on the...
  22. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    All the plugs look good. No differences between them.
  23. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I ran these coils on my old motor for a year and a half with no problems. The order it comes with is different but the same. The wasted spark of the dis. the same cylinders that are supposed to spark do, its just that they are switched around. And i don't have my old coils so i'd have to junk...
  24. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I don't know.. 10 might have been a bit much.. heres as good of a picture i could get without taking abunch of stuff off. I didn't degree the camshaft, just lined up the marks. All i could have done is move the cam one tooth at a time on the timing chain right? Oh and theres 14 teeth on the...
  25. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    dug this up from not that long ago... sounds similiar to my problem. it was just never resolved. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=227077&page=2 For the record when i set my cps i couldn't get it perfect. If i went one tooth either way it was maybe 10 degrees from being...
  26. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    410, what kind of vaccum are you pulling with your e cam?
  27. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Even with the accel coils i have?
  28. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Oh about the o2's, i'm pretty sure they are, i'm going to pull my console and check it out shortly. I'm not sure about either of the codes. I'm stumped. There were a lot of unpleasant words when i saw the intake gasket.. haha. I feel for you on the oil pressure thing. I was so depressed...
  29. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I'm still thinking the larger valves, the rocker arm ratio, and cam all flow more air than the computer can understand making it run like it has an intake leak. Its a consistant misfire at idle, and under a load (freeway driving), not a random, it shows up on all the wires when i throw a...
  30. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    ENgine light is on, but very unhelpful. 1260 and 1729
  31. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Heres the specs on the motor. FMS e303 cam FMS hyd roller lifters Proform 1.7 Roller rockers Heads- I believe they are 91 f-150 stock cast heads. (i'll check the casting number, i've got it written down somewhere) They have larger valves installed and the seats to match, 1.90 intake...
  32. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    The pedal actually feels mushy. Its never been good no matter how much i bleed the lines, the seals are shot in the master. Its running pretty rough. I've got to get this thing tuned.
  33. local7teener

    Doing a headgasket on 98 exp 5.0

    I got mine done and running LONG TIME COMING. Working on it for a few hours every day when i got home from work it took me 3 weeks to to the motor and transmission. Having some issues still, but nothing like before. Its a lot to explain, but its worth a look. Don't rush like i did HAha...
  34. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    good, not great. Well good news. The motors in, and running. Oil pressure is 45-55 psi. Have about 150 miles on it. Changed the oil tonight. Its not 100% however. I'm contributing it to the cam, but i'm getting about half of the vacuum i should have, around 15 in of merc. I replaced...
  35. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    So the motor is just about ready to go in. I ended up replacing all the main bearings, tapping the 2 plugs behind the timing cover i could get to with a tap. Cought all the shavings and everything went pretty good. I couldn't get one, the first lifter was in the way and i didn't want to pull...
  36. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I don't run the breather hose into my intake.. My car isn't the most "green" vehicle so I think i can let one more emissions issue slide. I zip tie it up then let it drain down so it keeps it from running out if oil gets in the filler. I'm nervous about the tapping as well. We use this no-ox...
  37. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    Ok. Back from a day off this god forsaken project I started. So THIS is why it didn't orignally run. This is why you don't rush rush rush to get things done. I'm embarassed. 2nd time around. It would run and idle, just not very good, with a consistent misfire, with a timing light on...
  38. local7teener

    new motor, BIG PROBLEMS why won't you run?

    I bought the motor from a friend of a friend. Looked good, everything checked out on it, rebuilt, bored, honed .040 pistons, not just rings. He replaced the plugs on the whole motor, all exterior plugs were brass. I'm thinking of it right now though, he had thread sealant on all the...
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