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  1. FordSVTGuy

    Interesting rear brake job on 2007 Ford Edge

    My brother-in-law came over complaining about a grinding noise at the passenger rear side wondering if I could take a look. When I took the wheel off I saw right away that the outboard brake pad was down to the metal backing and clearly stuck against the rotor. The inbound pad was okay, with...
  2. FordSVTGuy

    Bought used VW Jetta with 2.5 - should I dump the oil

    Hi all. Just bought a used 2013 Jetta for my teenage son. Was freshly serviced and seems really well maintained, but I’m not sure what oil the used car dealer put in... car has 40,000 miles on it. Should I do a preventative oil change and put in the Castrol 0w-40 I have in the garage...
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    Motorcraft battery destroyed by corrosion

    I checked my three year old Motorcraft battery (2017 Explorer) because I was having some weird electrical issues and starting problems and found a small mountain of blue powder corrosion. It turned out to be so bad that it ate through the plastic battery case and made the lead post come out...
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    2007 Ford Edge - Family member getting one for free

    Hi all. Wondering if anyone has experience with the 2007 Ford Edge. A family member is soon returning from the mission field and someone is going to give them a 2007 Edge for free. Dont know much about the specific vehicle, but do know that it has 200,000 miles, new tires and a new...
  5. FordSVTGuy

    Ford Explorer PTU - Royal Purple 75w-140

    Hi BITOGERs. Wondering if anyone knows if it is okay to use Royal Purple Synyhetic gear oil in the PTU on my 17 Ford Explorer XLT? I found an unopened bottle in my oil stash and it's the right weight for the job, but it says it has friction modifiers in it already. I couldn't find anything...
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    Recent experience with a Michelin Defender

    Hi all. Wondering if anyone has any recent experience with Michelin Defender LTX ms tires. I've read many reviews online and while they generally score well, I see mixed messages on noise and tread life. I'm looking at them for my 2017 Explorer. I live in the mid-Atlantic region so we have...
  7. FordSVTGuy

    Used 2014 Focus SE Hatchback

    Looking at one with 5 speed manual, appearance package, heated leather seats, rear disk brakes, and other upgrades. 10,000 miles on the odo. Do others have experience with the manual tranny?
  8. FordSVTGuy

    2006 Mustang GT oil change question

    Hey all - Just purchased a used 2006 Mustang GT from a dealer and I am not sure of the oil change or other maintenance history of the vehicle. The oil is clean and full, but I know that the car was sitting on their lot of at least 9 months. I suspect that they serviced the vehicle after it...
  9. FordSVTGuy

    Transmission flush question - Hyundai says...

    Hyundai allows owners to have access to their service manuals through their website and it is quite nice. I was looking at the transmission section of the service manual for the Hyundai Entourage minivan and this is what they had to say about flushing the Transmission fluid if you do not have...
  10. FordSVTGuy

    Hyundai Entourage MFR Recommended Oils

    I have not seen a lot of discussion around here regarding Hyundai Entourage minivans and their oils, so let me get the party started. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/getdown.gif" alt="" /> The manual essentially calls for the preferred oil to be 5W-20 or 5W-30 and if you want you can use...
  11. FordSVTGuy

    Silverstar

    Hey everyone, has anyone tried these Silverstar headlights that we see on TV all the time? I always have trouble seeing the road when it is wet at night... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/stooges.gif" alt="" />
  12. FordSVTGuy

    Anyone have a filter stash?

    I am starting to build quite a filter stash, or at least I think I am... I was curious to see who out there also has a stash of oil filters. We always seem to talk about our oil stashes, so I figure that it would only make sense that BITOGers also have a matching filter stash. I want to hear...
  13. FordSVTGuy

    5W-20 Milage Gains??

    Have not posted in a long time... I recently changed the oil on my 99 Taurus (24V DOHC) from Havoline 5W-30 to Motorcraft 5w-20 (bought everything that the Pottstown Walmart had on clearence for .75 cents a quart). I figured that at that price I did not mind switching to the 5W-20. After 3...
  14. FordSVTGuy

    Oil for 92 Chevy Van with 4.3L V6

    My brother bought a 92 Chevy van with 138,000 miles on it. He brought it to me hoping that I could give it a once over before he started to use it. I checked the oil and it was low and black. I looked underneath and the filter was an AC Delco that looked old and covered with crud. I changed...
  15. FordSVTGuy

    Tranny Fluid for 1992 Chevy WorkVan W 4.3L V6

    2 Questions. Sorry, but I do not know much about Chevy engines or trannies. My brother bought a 1992 Chevy work van with 138,000 miles and there was no manual. The trannie fluid was brown and very stinky. Looks like the original fluid. 1. What type of trannie fluid does GM call for? I...
  16. FordSVTGuy

    Lubegard in 1999 Taurus AX4N

    Hey all. I had not changed any tranny fluid on my 1999 Taurus until last summer (62,000 miles) as it was getting dark and "burnt". I would have completed a flush at 30,000 miles had I known better. Anyway I did a drain and refill by removing the pan at 62,000 (big messy experience) and again...
  17. FordSVTGuy

    T-Tech at Jiffy-Lube - I made it though...

    I was a little apprehensive to say the least at the thought of taking my 2002 Explorer to Jiffy-Lube for anything. I have heard the horror stories like everyone else. I needed to have the tranny fluid exchanged (at 45,000 miles for the first time) and the dealer wanted $169.99 for a flush...
  18. FordSVTGuy

    02 Explorer 4100 miles 5W-30 Hav Syn

    Here is the first oil analysis on my 02 Explorer with a 4.0L V6. This OCI had 4100 miles during the winter months. There were a lot of really cold days this year. My wife takes a fair amount of short trips down the street for cleaners, bakery. ect... Miles on Unit 44,100 Oil - 5w-30 Havoline...
  19. FordSVTGuy

    Make the right conclusions from UOA

    Like many here, I have been scouring through the UOA section looking for the right combination of vehicle, engine, and grade of oil so I can make informed decisions about what oil to use and how long to keep it in service...ect. I guess that recently I am coming to the conclusion that if I want...
  20. FordSVTGuy

    East Coast M1 5w-40 truck &SUV sightings...

    Wal-mart has the M-1 that you seek. At least the one in Exton, PA. I saw it priced the same as the other types of M-1, but no 5 qt jugs.
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