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01-03-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
Posted By beechkid

Nice install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12-31-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By beechkid

IMHO, one of the things to consider and research...

IMHO, one of the things to consider and research is, if you swap to the newer engine, when the vehicle is sold (or if you have inspections in your state) you will most likely be required to go to a...
11-22-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By beechkid

Because the A/F ratio is a constant and...

Because the A/F ratio is a constant and controlled by the ecm, neither the intake or TB would have any effect on MPG.... most likely either environmental conditions induced more effective burn or...
11-11-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By beechkid

Well, I guess I don't understand why you are...

Well, I guess I don't understand why you are installing these components....no gain in hp/tq/MPG either...…
As far as mail order tunes, that is really like your grandparents taking their car to...
Forum: Suspension
11-05-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By beechkid

What you need is a ball joint kit

What you need is a ball joint kit
09-20-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By beechkid

Federal regs and state regs are pretty stiff on...

Federal regs and state regs are pretty stiff on this....simply, you can't use a flex pipe in place of a rigid pipe......
Forum: Lightning
11-20-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By beechkid

with a stock cold air intake system.....it won't...

with a stock cold air intake system.....it won't get any better
11-14-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By beechkid

Could be a variety of things including a clogged...

Could be a variety of things including a clogged fuel filter....best to follow diagnostics on this
11-14-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By beechkid

My heart goes out to you as well.....the...

My heart goes out to you as well.....the complexity of the EB engines is such that if even a mis-fire happens and the ECM safeguards don't respond fast enough (mili-second), you can easily end up...
11-08-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,105
Posted By beechkid

Very, very strongly...

Very, very strongly agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumber:
11-08-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,013
Posted By beechkid

Here's what I do and have recommend to anyone who...

Here's what I do and have recommend to anyone who has asked me regarding new engine break-in...
While much of the engine components are seated, there are some (such as piston rings) that can take up...
10-20-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By beechkid

IMHO, sounds like brake material issues...

IMHO, sounds like brake material issues (primarily) combined with crossdrilled/slotted rotors I bet?

Try Bendix- TitaniuMetallic™ II, a newer lining (semi-metallic) and although I have not...
09-21-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,797
Posted By beechkid

IMHO, and as an owner of the 3V 5.4 (for 11...

IMHO, and as an owner of the 3V 5.4 (for 11 years) with the extended oil changes 5,000 up to 10,000 miles, with the reduced ZDDP and the longer exposure to periodic oil filter bypass activation...
Forum: Suspension
09-19-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,797
Posted By beechkid

IMHO, visit a local suspension/spring...

IMHO, visit a local suspension/spring shop........ your springs may very well be able to be re-arched (hot, not cold process) and restored right back to oem specs
09-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,639
Posted By beechkid

As much as I am a Ford family (60 years+) IMHO, I...

As much as I am a Ford family (60 years+) IMHO, I am very disappointed with the direction Ford has taken and these engines/drivetrains are also soon to be the newest "Disposibles" because the...
08-22-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By beechkid

Well, however many cats you had from the oem,...

Well, however many cats you had from the oem, that's how many you have to replace with. As far as mufflers go....I would recommend saving a lot of money & go with Allied resonators......available is...
08-09-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By beechkid

As far as smog testing goes no....I actually...

As far as smog testing goes no....I actually didn't even have any (straight pipe) on my 1990 F150 (300 cid).......but, lwa enforcement can cite you unless they have a EO#....... in my earlier days...
07-12-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,587
Posted By beechkid

There is more to it than a couple of quick...

There is more to it than a couple of quick drives.....

it is called "Drive Cycle Procedure"

http://www.obdii.com/drivecycleford.html

but, it may very well be a bad ECM...be thankful it's not...
07-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By beechkid

I agree with above...Michelin has had some real...

I agree with above...Michelin has had some real QA issues and lawsuits ........ the oe's get the top of the line inspected tires from Michelin, everything else goes to the consumer...... I have been...
Forum: Street Scene
07-10-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By beechkid

A couple of FYI's 1. Removing the cats will...

A couple of FYI's

1. Removing the cats will really not gain much power.
2. Even though you are exempt from inspections, you are not exempt from the requirement to have them- even US Fish & Game...
Forum: Street Scene
07-01-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By beechkid

When I ordered my 1990 F150, it was the XLT...

When I ordered my 1990 F150, it was the XLT Lariet, SB/SWB with the 4.9, 5 speed w/handling package and 3:55 gears in the diff (4x2).......

Mine IIRR, had two converters on it, after the...
06-24-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,504
Posted By beechkid

B2B is mineral spirits.......nothing more,...

B2B is mineral spirits.......nothing more, nothing less. I di a experiment on my truck about 2 years ago trying many different techniques........taking a stiff nylon brush with mineral spirits to it...
Forum: V8 Engines
06-24-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By beechkid

Ok, it looks like IMHo the best bet is to take it...

Ok, it looks like IMHo the best bet is to take it to either a radiator shop or local mechanic who will probably for free or a small tip, pressurize the system for you....although you can ID the leak...
06-21-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,598
Posted By beechkid

Hmmm, well known trouble spot (in addition to the...

Hmmm, well known trouble spot (in addition to the cooling lines at the turbo's...just got through replacing one on my wifes car...........about 3 weeks ago
Forum: V8 Engines
06-21-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By beechkid

If you go to autozone, BP, etc., they will loan...

If you go to autozone, BP, etc., they will loan you a system pressure testor....it attaches where the radiator cap goes and allows you to pump up the psi in the system...then you can look for the...
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