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Aldive's Mileage Monster

1999 Ford Explorer​
Mileage Monster​

XLT model
Metallic chestnut color

32 MPG Highway ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=quest )


ENGINE
4.0 SOHC
HHO generator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217491 )
Mac intake ( http://www.macperformance.com/ )
Amsoil Ea Air Filter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1441104#post1441104 post #8 )
Amsoil BMK-13 Bypass oil filter system ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126111&highlight=bypass+oil+filter )
Custom air inlet in fender ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1443844#post1443844 )
200 Amp alternator ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1887778#post1887778 )
C & L MAF ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136883&highlight=maf )
Crankcase breather mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1548681&highlight=quest#post1548681 post #67 )
Ford Racing Mustang 4.6 70mm TB ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139454&highlight=mustang )
Throttle Body mod ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172480 )
Indexed spark plugs ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201140 )
Flex-a-Lite Black Magic Extreme 180 Electric fan ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140251&highlight=electric+fan )
Electric Fan Variable Speed Controllerr ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161482&highlight=vsc)
Magnecore Spark Plug wires ( http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm )
Amsoil Signature Series 0W-30 Synthetic oil ( https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/sso.aspx )
Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve ( http://www.fumotovalve.com/ )
Dyno Tuned by Doug Studdard of Bama Chips ( http://www.bamachips.com/ )
Custom Bama Chips computer programs ( SCT XCal II )
Custom in house tunes via SCT Advantage III software/ Pro Racer Package ( http://www.sctflash.com/dcxSRT4.php ).
Custom cat back exhaust ( 2 1/2" pipe )
Flowmaster 70 series muffler ( http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/cgi-bin/flowmaster )
3"stainless steel exhaust tip ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145851 )
PCV filter - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1360185#post1360185
Underdrive pulley http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1377150#post1377150
Supplementary alternator wiring ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152430&highlight=alternator+wiring )
Underdrive water pump pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1394998#post1394998 )
Overdrive alternator pulley - ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1406278#post1406278 )
Screamin' Deamon coil pack ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1535138#post1535138 )

TRANNY
B&M Auxiliary transmission cooler ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127283&highlight=tranny+filter+relocation )
Auxiliary ATF filter ( Amsoil filter EaO 15 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eao.aspx ) with Cool Collar
Synthetic ATF ( Amsoil https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx )

REAR END
3.73 LS
Synthetic oil ( Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-90 https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/svg.aspx )

TIRES
Nitrogen filled ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246294&highlight=nitrogen )

EXTERIOR
Debadged
Roof rack removed
Painted grill ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47949&highlight=painting+the+grill )
EE air dam ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/ )
Lund WindJammer ( http://www.lundlook.com/home_lund.aspx )
Shine by Zaino ( http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc )
Diamond Clear headlight lenses ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209470 )
HID headlights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210647 )
Diamond clear corners ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131304&highlight=Diamond+clear+corners )
SilverStar 3157 bulbs ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
SilverStar fog light bulbs - H1 ( http://www.sylvania.com/ )
Fog light mod ( on with high beams )
HD headlight wiring harness ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...highlight=heavy+duty+headlight+wiring+harness )
Auxiliary back up lights
Hidden Hitch class III hitch ( http://hiddenhitch.com/Home/ )
Billet gas filler cover ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122710&highlight=mustang )
Painted brake calipers ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140016&highlight=painted+calipers )
Signal Mirrors ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142549 )

BATTERY
Optima Red Top battery ( http://www.optimabatteries.com/publish/optima/americas0/en/config/brand.html )

INTERIOR
White faced instruments ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132058&highlight=white+face )
115v outlet in rear
Inverter ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37851&highlight=inverter )
Hard wired radar detector ( http://www.escortradar.com/ )
12v outlet in rear ( post # 6 http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36803&highlight=inverter )
Racing stype pedals - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1414514#post1414514
One touch passenger window - http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141027

INSTRUMENTS
A pillar gague pod
Dakota Digital Tranny temp/oil temp ( http://dakotadigital.com/ ) ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141191&highlight=oil+temperature )
Dakota Digital Voltmeter

LIGHTS
KC 100w driving lights ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1921826&posted=1#post1921826 )

AUDIO
Alpine CDA-9883 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1711856#post1711856 )
Sirius satelite radio ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1726623#post1726623 )
Pioneer 6x8 coaxial door speakers rear
MTX Component speakers front ( http://www.mtxaudio.com/caraudio/products/speakers/index.cfm )
Lightning Audio 50 W/ch amp ( http://www.lightningaudio.com/2004/home/ )

NAVIGATION
Garmin Street Pilot c330 ( http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187727&highlight=garmin+gps )

SUSPENSION
Rancho 9000x shocks
Poly bushings
EE rear sway bar ( http://www.explorerexpress.com/catalog/pages/swaybars.html )
Power slot rotors ( http://www.powerslot.com/ )
Amsoil Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease (https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/grg.aspx )

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I feel so bad for not seeing ( or ignoring) this sooner. I always thought it was the MPG thread.

Nice work Al
 


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Nice.. this actualy helps me out to.. thanks al!
 








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Crankcase Breather.
 

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Hey al, what did you do to polish your engine so nicely? thanks
 




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Simple Green ever so often and then spary a little Pig Spit.
 




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watered down simple green? I have found full strength it will discolor some black plastic parts??

So will foamy engine brite if you leave it too long
 








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You know the throttle body covers for the 1st gen, if you put some simple green on that sucker full strength it will lighten the black a bit
Also not good on painted parts

I use simple green, super clean both watered down jsut a hair, or foamy engine brite

Aldive this is a bit off subject but do you sell Amsoil air filters? I think one would look real sharp on my BII and the KKM it has has seen better days...
 




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Aldive this is a bit off subject but do you sell Amsoil air filters? I think one would look real sharp on my BII and the KKM it has has seen better days...

Yes, I am an Amsoil dealer and offer Amsoil goods to all members here at my cost.
 




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Another question, is that crank case breather where the pvc vavle is supposta go, and where do i put the seafoam, i dont want to put it in the wrong hose and mess something up, al, can you posta pix circling where to insert the seafoam.. thanks alot.
 








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Al, no disrespect, however the breather has everything to do with the PCV valve. When vacuum goes low, PCV opens. At this time the breather is passing air into the valve cover-thru crankase, and up thru intake via the PCV.
This is air entering the intake path, it is part of the combustion, and, since it is during low vacuum, (acceleration) this air must be metered.

Also, during acceleration, some blowby will occur. the breather filter in line with hose will keep some oil out of the intake tube ( like you had it before)

You might ask Doug about this "metered " air thing. I am sure it is important.
 




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Another question, is that crank case breather where the pvc vavle is supposta go

Jon, I simply ment that the breather did not go where the PCV valve was as was asked in the question.

Thanks for clearing it up.
 




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that's amazing. beautiful truck man. i get somewhere around 12-13 MPG when i'm easy on it. i had one of those amzoil filters a while ago when i was a dealer. noticable difference over stock, but i'd recommend the KKM kit, for a little extra flow. Of course i may be wrong altogether and that could seng your MPG to the single digits. i'm sure you know more about all this than me.
 
















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Al, do you know where your engine coolant temp runs? What thermostat rating do you have there?

My engine is right at 190 +/- 3-4 degrees, with a 197 thermostat. Have you noticed if your's runs a few degrees warmer in Summer, I would prefer the mid 190's? Regards,
 


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I have a 195 F t stat and the coolant temperature runs about 195 F.
 




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