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Old 03-01-2011, 08:21 PM
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Not today, but yesterday i finished building my over cab light bar. Check it out here in the How To.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:23 PM
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Did my first tune up on it, by my self. Lol was choking my engine out because my air filter was reallly fuckn dirty... Ya runs way beter then when i got it!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:28 PM
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Why don't you install for me in my truck at the meet?
haha you wouldnt want me to, mine is cracker wack riged
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:24 PM
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The ol' BII has developed a cold start issue, and I tracked it down to the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor.
This sensor is under the throttle body, in a pretty tight spot.
She also needed a tune up, and had developed leaks from the valve covers, so I decided to pull the upper intake to make the job easier.

Since I removed the upper intake, I picked up a Fel-Pro plenum gasket set.



Along with a complete Motorcraft tune up...cap, rotor, and wires.



Here she is topless...



Gaskets seperated and glued down...



I use synthetic 5W-40 Rotella in the summer and Mobil 1, 0W-30 in the winter, and the valve train is very clean...



same on the left side. No gunk here...



There is a step between the head and intake manifold, both front and rear



This gets a big dollop of Ultra-black RTV



The new ECTS gets some teflon tape, and is ready for install...



Here it is in place...



The old plugs look pretty good after 70k miles



New plugs are gapped. Spec is .042 - .046



After the plugs are installed, the valve covers are next




Next is the cap & rotor and new wires...



Finally, the upper intake is reinstalled, along with all the wires, vacuum lines, throttle linkage, and intake hose



Here is a shot of the left side header. They are coated Pacesetters, and look almost as good as new after more than 100k miles.



She fired up instantly and ran like a champ. Even though the idle was right on spec, I still checked the intake and all the lines to make sure that there was no vacuum leaks. She's ready for the summer.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:25 PM
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damn man! nice write up
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:38 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:37 AM
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^^ Nice write up indeed! ^^
Interesting you was wearing latex gloves. I saw the mechanic wearing gloves while working on my dad's car years ago and thought it was strange. At the time I figured he had developed an allergic reaction to grease. I never wore gloves when doing greasy mechanical work but I do now. Grease really likes me and wants to stay on my hands forever.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:48 AM
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drove it to work..

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:01 AM
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about time you drove that beauty Pat. I picked up some Busch Aluminum Polish I cant wait to try on my wheels. Pat you should pick some up too!
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:02 AM
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about time you drove that beauty Pat
yeah its nice to drive her again. i was just waiting for the roads to dry up a little. were supposed to get more snow this weekend though.
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-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:08 AM
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^^ Nice write up indeed! ^^
Interesting you was wearing latex gloves. I saw the mechanic wearing gloves while working on my dad's car years ago and thought it was strange. At the time I figured he had developed an allergic reaction to grease. I never wore gloves when doing greasy mechanical work but I do now. Grease really likes me and wants to stay on my hands forever.
Not latex, but nitrile.

Unless it's cold, I usually do tear down bare handed.

I usually wear those when I''m reassembling or doing any kind of electrical, including ignition.

My hands were actually pretty greasy under the gloves.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 AM
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Showed her off to my boys last night, they have nodded cars too so now I can hang with them and feel not so embarrassed, one has a 08 civic si with exhaust, limo tint, lambo doors and some led work, other buddy has a 08 mustang, air intake, killer system, 18" rims, some led work and tint also
They haven't seen my truck since for about a month or so and wen they seen it they almost didn't recognize it
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:23 AM
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drove it to work..

Very sweet...

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drove it to work..

How tall are those tires, did you do a gear change, and if so what are the numbers?

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:43 AM
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Very sweet...

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How tall are those tires, did you do a gear change, and if so what are the numbers?

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thanks man, they are 33's and i did re-gear to 4.56 from 4.10
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
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Drove to work in my Ranger and hit 48,000 miles

Filled her up, and poured a bottle of Injection cleaner in the tank.
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