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  1. Extreme power lag over 3k rpm?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Okay, so I’ll start by staying that I bought this bolt-on 2011 gt back in April, and a couple months ago the ac compressor went out (not the worst thing in the world since I live in Seattle). Around that same time I started to have random power loss above 3k rpm. We ended up simply cutting the...
  2. Oil leak, now oil drip, even when sitting, see pics

    2015+ 3.7L Mustang Talk
    Hey, I just bought a new 2017 Mustang V6 base. Was burning oil then leaked a bunch, dealer found the leak, as they state, "...coming from oil filter housing..." "...replace oil filter and housing..." great. Stated they cleaned up too. Keep in mind I'm barely driving it, and using my winter...
  3. Help! Do these valve covers mean trouble?

    4.6L Tech
    I am thinking about buying a 2002 Mustang GT with the 2V. The car only has 48k miles and is in good condition, however, the valve covers look dirty and stained/splotches with what looks like oil. Should these be a sign of worry? Are they leaking? I'll attach the pictures I have. Any help would...
  4. Oil Pan Gasket Leak? Or?! Mysterious, stumped

    4.6L Tech
    I've been trying to diagnose my 2000 GT Vert leak for quite awhile. I replaced the oil filter gasket and that fixed the huge leak in the front, I have a very small power steering leak, but so far it has stopped leaking at the reservoir after I replaced the oil filter gasket This leak goes all...
  5. V6 Oil Change

    2011 - 2014 V6 Mustang Tech
    I have watched some videos and now want to start doing the oil changes myself. I noticed this quick drain oil valve (which looks cool) and was planning on using that to make it easier: Mustang Quick-Drain Oil Change Valve (11-16 GT, V6, BOSS, EcoBoost) - Free Shipping Question, with the oil...
  6. Start an engine without dipstick tube?

    2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    Hey guys I'm just finishing up my header install. As expected it was a huge PIA and I broke off a manifold bolt AND the dipstick tube trying to get it out. We have a replacement dipstick tube on order, but would it be okay to start it up with a cork in the hole for like a minute or less until it...
  7. Car Did Not Start -- Oil Pressure Switch?

    4.6L Tech
    I have a 2000 Mustang GT. Yesterday morning my car did not start, completely out of the blue. It would run the starter just fine but wouldn't turn the engine over at all. I was fearing the worst and researching all day and then when I got home from work, it started just perfectly, and has not...
  8. 1969 iL six coupe dipstick oil level

    Classic Talk
    I am new to Fords and have a question about oil level as measured by the dipstick. When this car measures low and I add oil it seems as though it takes a lot of oil to bring it to the top line. In other words,on most dipsticks the distance between the lines usually represents one quart, so its...
  9. Correct Oil for a 428CJ

    Classic Tech
    Hi everyone. Spring is almost here so I am getting the cars ready for the summer season. Last year I bought a 1969 Mach 1 428CJ. I would like to change the oil but am not exactly sure which of the many modern oils to use. I know additives are much different now (mainly no zinc) so I want to get...
  10. Vortech V-2, oil inside supercharger.

    4.6L Tech
    So two oil lines are run to my Vortech but I started noticing oil in my air intake lines. How bad is this? I would give more info but I don't even know what all you would need to know.
  11. Oil leak near oil filter 2003 V6 mustang

    V6 Tech
    I have noticed an oil leak from somewhere above the oil filter. From looking around at various forums, it seems like a common problem would be for the oil filter adapter gasket to go bad in 4.6 L engine. But not many people have complained about this in a v6 3.8l engine. Has this happened to...
  12. 2000 3.8l Oil Pressure issue

    V6 Tech
    I have a 2000 Mustang with the 3.8l V6 with around 150k on it. When I parked it, it seemed to be periodically losing oil pressure. I first assumed that it may be the sending unit until the lifters started rattling really bad and the engine started smoking. It would smoke fairly bad when it was...
  13. First Oil Change and They Overfilled - How Bad Is It?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    Brought my 2014 GT into the dealership last week for its first oil change at about 6,000 miles. After I left, I parked the car on a flat surface, waited about 15 minutes, and checked the oil level. It was really hard to tell where it was at because it was new oil, but it looked like it was...
  14. 91 GT Gas in Oil after intake swap

    5.0L Tech
    Hey all, I've been reading these forums for a long time but this is my first post! Here goes: I swapped out the stock intake for a non-egr explorer GT40 intake on my 91 GT w/130k miles. The power gained was significant, but after a while the engine began to run hot and my oil pressure...
  15. Synthetic blend or full synthetic?

    2005-2010 Mustang GT Tech
    Hey everyone. I have a 2006 Mustang GT. I was at the track recently and it was about 100 degrees out and i saw my oil pressure drop from 65 to around 50. From what i have gathered around the internet its because the oil is starting to get to high of viscosity do to heat. I heard full synthetic...
  16. 95 GT Smoke coming from behind engine!

    5.0L Tech
    Okay so have a 95 Gt with the 5.0 (obviously). The engine was running very choppy and was blowing smoke and oil out of the dipstick tube. So I had a new pcv valve put on, but still the issue continued. So he compression tested the engine and found that the rings in one cylinder are bad. I...
  17. What type of motor oil should i use?

    V6 Tech
    Not sure if this is where i should post but either way, what type of Motor oil should i use? I have a 1999 V6 mustang with around 223k miles on it, im gonna sell it when i trade up but it wont be for a couple years so i want to make sure it runs strong until then
  18. what type of oil do you use in your 11-14 GT?

    2011-2014 Mustang Talk
    Just want to collect some information since my first oil change is coming up soon and on the fence about going synthetic vs conventional, or blend. sorry if this has been done before but i didnt see it right away.
  19. 02 Auto GT Maintenance

    4.6L Tech
    I was going to change the oil in my mustang myself since it would be cheaper than going to get it done. I was wondering what kind of oil and filter would work the best? My car has 115k miles, a BBK throttle body, Plenum and CAI, flowmaster pipes, a tune and pulleys.
  20. Engine blows blue smoke on startup.

    4.6L Tech
    I will starting by partially quoting a post from this thread, as I did not want to hijack the thread: My '03 GT (139000 miles) blows blue smoke at startup, but seems to disappear after a few seconds. This only happens when the engine is cold, or has been sitting for a few hours. When the car...
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