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  1. Wow.. Battleship weight sitting on slicks with that much HP and Torque launching hard over and over? Who would have thunk?
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    Running Board for my Raptor

    Power running boards (no matter the manufacturer) are a terrible idea in the salt belt.
  3. Those heads don't have more than a few threads to begin with. If you manage to chase the threads and get the plug in, chances are it isn't gonna stay and you will just ruin another coil. Get a TIME-SERT 5553. Costly, but you can DIY with hand tools and it is the most correct repair. Air rachet makes the job a walk in the park. Snap On copies/makes a kit that uses epoxy (bad idea) to keep the steel (worse idea) insert in. Except they usually don't stay in, and if they do they often bond/rot to the plug and the plug is stuck in the head. Steel inserts also change the effective heat range of the plug.
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    2007 Lincoln navigator

    IF the HOT oil pressure has been verified as over 20 psi in gear at idle, then switch the solenoids from bank to bank. IF the problem follows the solenoid, its the solenoid. If it stays on the same bank, most likely a phaser or base timing issue. Just because it is new, doesn't mean it is good, and there are more issues with aftermarket parts than the Ford ones.
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    10 speed trans in Super Duty

    Most likely gas will get an intermediate sized trans like the current 6.2 has. Its a little beefier than a 6R80, but not the full 6R140 that the diesel gets.
  6. To add to what you have already heard, aftermarket scan tools, especially the >$100 readers or the stuff they use at the parts stores for "free" reads don't necessarily pull all the codes that can be set. In addition, often a wrench light will not set a trouble code, once the key is cycled. Wrench light can be triggered by throttle body/air inlet issues, trans issues and other non-emission related concerns. Chances are you have a junk throttle body as said, but I would want to confirm that it was, which may take re-occurrence of the lamp.
  7. Build quality first and the profits will follow. Cost cutting will not fix this.
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    Finding a Competent Dealer

    Back on topic.. you can't and won't find good reviews on Yelp or Google or anywhere online that aren't paid reviews or friends/family. Doesn't matter the manufacturer or dealer. Those things are just places for people with an axe to grind. Even the very best dealers will be hung out to dry on them. Like was mentioned, talk to those you know in the area. Go to the dealership and just walk through and see for yourself how it is. Make an appointment for service with your current car and see how that service goes. As far as beating a dead horse, "Help wanted" signs are because the industry has put technician pay and overall respect on the back burner. Couple that with the overall attitude in this country that the only success is a college degree, and the HUGE upfront buy in for tools and training, and you don't have enough bodies.
  9. Go aftermarket. Adding the Ford parts will be prohibitively expensive as well as not be able to be programmed to operate properly with IDS/FDRS at your dealer.
  10. Must be a regional thing. We 6006/6007 and 6049 (especially in 18s) too much to call them "reliable", in addition to all the coolant leaks and water pumps.
  11. If you can't sell cars/parts/service, you can't make money. IF you cost cut your cars and gut service after the sale, no one will buy your product no matter how many investors threw money at you. No one apparently remembers what Jac Nasser's stint did to the company.
  12. The current issue IS chasing profit at the expense of all else and it really shows lately. Maybe stop worrying about shareholders and return to building great cars?
  13. 2 valves were fantastic. Won't win races, but smooth, relatively quiet, and reliable. Will eventually need intake gaskets and exhaust manifolds. Might spit a plug from incorrect repair procedures. 3 valve needs strict maintenance and repair techniques and you still can't guarantee that it will not suffer failure. 4 valve 5.4 had *lots* of valve train issues. 5.0 is very very far from perfect, but doesn't have phaser issues like 3 valve.
  14. I can't see this as a good thing. Ford has been struggling with quality lately and aligning with VW is definitely NOT going to help that.
  15. Make sure all the connectors are seated properly and locked on the SJB, particularly c2280A which should be tan.
  16. IF the brake shift interlock doesn't work, you need to chase that first. Do you have power on fuse 2.18, KOEO?
  17. I don't put a lot of faith in their lists. The 3 valve 5.4 was on their "ten best" list at one point.
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    Embedded modem location

    I believe you mean the TCU? IF so, you have to remove most of the trim in the trunk.
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    2017 Fusion Transmission Maintence

    The 6F35 has a tiny filter, coupled with a TCC strategy that produces HUGE amounts of debris. The service filter has more magnetic surface area which helps slow the inevitable. Filtration failure often occurs in 6F35 and/or mass amounts of too tiny to filter debris gets in critical areas like solenoids, the solenoid pressure control valve in the main control, or accelerating wear on the case half differential thrust washer area or clutch tower/direct drum.
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    2017 Fusion Transmission Maintence

    Your 21 year old van doesn't have Mercon LV in it. Nor is it VERY hard on fluid like 6F35, nor does it modulate the TCC to dampen NVH and thus produce copious amounts of wear material that clogs filters. 6F35 does not have a removeable sump pan, nor is the filter serviceable in chassis.
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    2019 Ranger Leveling Kit

    Hope not. They kill suspension and driveline components.
  22. Why is this such a big deal to so many people?
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    2017 Fusion Transmission Maintence

    6F35 has several Achilles' heels, and one of the biggest is TCC wear debris. If I owned a 6F35 ANYTHING, I would drain and fill. Flushing changes the fluid only, and will not remove anything that won't clear the filter. At least with drain and fill, you stand a chance to remove at least a little of the TCC clutch debris. You're probably not going to get much of the debris out, but some is better than none. Given the opportunity, I would take the side pan off too and clean it out there, but the 2.0 kind of sucks to do that to.
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    Do turbo's last?

    Today's turbos are vastly improved over those old days in every way. The center housings are now cooled to eliminate coking. The bearings are improved. The oiling system is improved. The lubricants used are improved. Control of boost is gnat's ass on, so compressor stall (a real killer) doesn't happen. Do we replace turbos occasionally? Yes. But the majority of those are too long on the oil change intervals or stuck/sticking wastegates and bypasses that are not serviced by Ford (but the aftermarket does). No need to fret. Follow your maintenance intervals and drive it.