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How to Change Engine Oil: Tech on S197 V6

for my buddy who asked *cough* umm golden..slug...70 *cough*

tools needed
filter wrench
9/16 closed end wrench ( i think )
SAFETY GLASSES


Step one start car and let it get warm. Doesn't have to be super hot just warm.

step two jack car up with wheels chalked

Wearing safety glasses place oil pan under drain plug on the oil pan and use closed end wrench to loosen drain plug. Be careful oil will be hot. Lower jack and let it drain till the drips stop.

Step three raise car back up and use oil filter wrench to loosen oil filter be careful oil will drizzle out.

Step four place drain plug back in. and wipe clean

Step five take new oil filter, open a quart of oil put some on finger and lube up rubber seal
Look up to the filter screw and make sure the old gasket is not stuck on.

Step six screw filter on, hand tight, quarter turn with filter wrench.

Step seven add 5 qts of oil ( V6 )

Step eight start car and put in a new oil change sticker and record in user manual
 

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for my buddy who asked *cough* umm golden..slug...70 *cough*

tools needed
filter wrench
9/16 closed endd wrench ( i think )
SAFETY GLASSES


step one start car and let it get warm. doesent have to be super hot just warm.

step two jack car up with wheels chalked

Wearing saftey glasses place oil pan under drain plug on the oil pan and use closed end wrench to loosen drain plug. becareful oil will be hot. lower jack and let it drain till the drips stop.

Step three raise car back up and use oil filter wrench to loosen oil filter becareful oil will drizzle out.

Step four place drain plug back in. and wipe clean

Step five take new oil filter, open a quart of oil put some on finger and lube up rubber seal
look up to the filter screw and make sure the old gasket is not stuck on.

Step six screw filter on, hand tight, quarter turn with filter wrench.

Step seven add 5 qts of oil ( V6 )

Step eight start car and put in a new oil change sticker and record in user manual

i plan to do my own oil change does it really need to be 5 quarts all? i dont want to overfill the engine with oil. whats the technique?
 

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i plan to do my own oil change does it really need to be 5 quarts all? i dont want to overfill the engine with oil. whats the technique?

yes 5 full quarts

once you drain the oil, and change the filter. your engine is empty.

fill her up with 5 QTS

and youll be good to go

i THINK the gt holds 6 but ur a V6 so 5 is good.


to much oil can cause blown seals.
 

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yes 5 full quarts

once you drain the oil, and change the filter. your engine is empty.

fill her up with 5 QTS

and youll be good to go

i THINK the gt holds 6 but ur a V6 so 5 is good.


to much oil can cause blown seals.
thanks..........................................
 

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thats what im here for


now for the fine print that will be $29.99


hehe
 

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CLUTCH TIME!!!!


just let the pros do it.

day 3

one fried harness later...



let teh pros do it


but if u must, drop bell houseing take clip out of hydro line
replace
TRANS IS HEAVY int he back
 

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how to install clutch 2005+ V6

well i got my clutch in.

if your not handy dont try it!

took me 4 days due to unseen event.


but on the 05 V6 basicly heres what i did, sorry no parts list, perfect tool list ect..but it took me 4 days due to frying my car out and haveing to order parts then a severe rain storm

tools

pry bar

13 and 15 mm sockets and wrenches

12 mm metric

tq wrench

8mm wrench

trans jack

loctite ( blue kind only )

UNHOOK BETTERY!


basicly unbolt the drive shaft i think its a 12 MM metric

back the drive shaft with a etched in line! chalk rubs off.

i took mine apart at the trans.


then losen motor mounts. drop the cross member.

take out bell houseing bolts some can be trickey. a 2 foot extention is nice.

then unhook shifter and o2 sensors and 2 clips on the driver side.


unhook the hydro line insert screw driver to pop tab out.

unhook starter


drop trans.

take off pressure plate and then flywheel


have flywheel resurfaced

using blue loctite,bolt up flywheel tq to 10 FT lbs in a star pattern then 50 FT lbs in star pattern.

ford says use new bolts i used mine

put clutch on with alignment tool

put pressure palte on

jack trans up bolt in
add hydro line

bleed it like you would brakes. bolt up drive shaft.

good to go!


now sorry this is skimpy but after day 1 i gave up on writeing guide.


PM me if you have any questions!
 

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Did an install of coil, plugs and wires today exactly as you described and the stang is running lousy. Rough idle and no power at take off from stop. I immediately assumed I had wires mixed but i've checked them a dozen times and confirmed that spark is getting to all plugs. What else could I be missing!?
 

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Put old coil back in with new plugs and wires and everything works fine again. Looks like a bad coil.
 

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could be a bad coil.


make sure all the connections are good. make sure the front pattern is right

make sure your gapped to .60-.65



check the pattern again, even though spark may be getting there.... the pattern may be off. im willing to bet my money that your middle wire inteh front is backwards.

in the back ( pass to driver side ) i think its 1 2 3

then in the front 5 6 4

ill go double check. when the threads all go tmoved here all my pictures to EVERYTHING got deleted lol

good luck!
 

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yes just like i siad 1 2 3 5 6 4



then i belive wire number 1 goes to passenger front cyl

2 passenger middle

3 passenger rear


then 5 drovers front

6 drivers middle

4 drivers rear.
 

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CLUTCH TIME!!!!


just let the pros do it.

day 3

one fried harness later...



let teh pros do it


but if u must, drop bell houseing take clip out of hydro line
replace
TRANS IS HEAVY int he back
Yeah when i changed mine i pinched the wire harness to the drivers side upstream oxygen sensor in the bell housing, big mistake
 

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here you go, to the 4 of you who asked me...
what a difference $168 well spent! no brainer

estamated time 30-45 minutes

step 1 make a map of fireing order /wire location ( see picture one )

step 2 remove all plug wires, on the passenger side theres a bolt that holds the radiator hose frame on , remove this bolt to get wire number 1 out (see picture 2)

step 3 unplug all wires from coil and plugs.

step 4 remove 4 bolts on top of the old coil, do not drop them it took me 20 minutes to get it out behind the fuel rail, i dont have grabbers or a magnet.

step 5 set on the new coil, put all 4 bolts in, dont forget to put the ground wire you took off back on!
(see picture 3)

next replace plugs or leave the old ones in ( gap to 0.65 )

next apply your live wires. or old spark wires in to correct positions useing the numbered wire to the correct cyl and coil position.

useing the supplied protectant, coat the plug porciln and wire boot.

plug boots in to plugs and your off to the races!!!!

(see picture 4)

coil map.bmp is picture 1 dunno why its diff :) good luck guys
what do you mean gap to 0.65?
 

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what do you mean gap to 0.65?

see picture below.

on the spark plug gapping tool ( a circle with a slight angle all the way around getting bigger and bigger )

the stock gap for a 2005 V6 mustang is .42

gapping to .65 means the gap inbetween the orange elctrode and the black ground is bigger.


think of static. your finger has to be really close to the door knob to make a shock right?

well if you were to amp up the static, you could shock the door knob from farther away.

this relates to plug gap. your finger is the orange electrode, the doorknob is the black ground. since the aftermarket coil produces more voltage, ( more power ) you can make the gap bigger.
 

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does the bosch 2 ground plug need to be gapped?
 

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does the bosch 2 ground plug need to be gapped?

gapped straight to the trash.


bosch are good.

if you have a stock ignition box, put in the bosch and enjoy. they are a great plug and they do not need gapped.

if you have an aftermarket spark box with higher voltage, return those bosch and keep it single ground and gap the tar out of it, to manufactures standards..


example.

my plug gap calls for .42 stock.

the new coil calls for .60-.65 ( i went .65) why would i put in a .30 gapped multi ground plug?

the more gap, the more power you can get, does it matter much... no... but every drop helps.

the 2+ + are good for high reving engines when a misfire is potential due to lack of ground. with a single ground plug ( standard plug ) its forced in to the only gapped ground there.
 

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Changeing 2005+ Mustang V6 Fuel filter

Today i did the fuel filter!

i gotta say easy!

Tools needed,
10 MM deepwell ratchet
flathead screw driver
SAFTEY GLASSES
Gloves if you want.


1. Jack up drivers side
2. WEARING SAFTEY GLASSES Remove the 2 10 MM nuts front and back,and the one 10 MM bolt below the filter

i left the front 10 MM bolt in.

3. pry down the plastic cover from the back, again i left attached to the front.
4.unbolt 10 MM bolt holding fuel filter.
5. Push in the GREEN tab on the REAR of the fuel filter where it hooks to the hose.
once you clear the ring, pull it off, GAS WILL FLOW OUT! it wasent alot, i just let it drain.
6. Repeat to front.
7. slide fuel filter out of the holder ring, replace, with new filter.
8. push tubes back on the filter
9. rebolt
10. turn the key on ( but do not start ) and off 3 times to prime the lines. ( or just start a cranking )

total time 10 minutes.
 

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it was so easy i dident even add pictures!
 

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Bad Coil

Put old coil back in with new plugs and wires and everything works fine again. Looks like a bad coil.
The problem was indeed a defective coil/distributor. Performance Distributors replaced the defective Sreamin Deamon coil. The even paid all shipping charges. New coil worked perfectly.
 

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Just throwing this out there, but when we replaced my clutch last week, we didn't need to loosen the motor mounts at all.....
 
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