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Thub last won the day on September 13 2021

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About Thub

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  • Birthday 06/28/1992

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    2013 F150
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    3.5L Twin Turbo V6

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    Green Bay, WI
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    Fishing, ATVing, aquariums, sporting clays
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  1. Jeff, If you plan on keeping that truck long term I would get a tune to eliminate the cylinder deactivation. I know its the newer updated engine and they claim to have fixed that issue but I have seen several of those trucks blow engines at work. They will start ticking and get worse and worse and worse until you get a misfire and then she's gone. Latest one was a 2013 with about 150k miles. We have another...2012 that sounds like a rod is going to fly out of the bottom of it, only 120k on that one. I predict it will blow this summer when it starts getting used a lot again. Its the same as the
  2. The Panther benefits from that truck power train, I would be more worried about simply overloading the car's GVWR and not having enough brakes or horrible handling with all that weight in the back. Luckily car dolly trailers don't have much tongue weight. Motorcraft also makes a cooling system iron remover...VC9 that is probably similar to that Thermocure. I used the Motorcraft VC1 cleaner in the SHO earlier this summer and it cleaned up the cooling system very nicely.
  3. I ordered from 4D tech. Its expensive but otherwise you need to do all the programming yourself. You enter your vin, they send you the programmed unit and all the parts you need...bezels, wires, etc.
  4. SHO got the leaky crank seal replaced and a new belt. Hopefully that solves the oil leaking issue.
  5. The F150 had a blend door motor failure earlier this summer when we were on vacation in South Dakota, finally got around to replacing the motor/actuator. Also dropped the big bucks and upgraded to Sync 3 when I had it all apart. You can see the actuator tucked in there on top of the duct work, its a pain to remove that rear bolt holding it down. And this is the easy one of the 2 actuators to replace... Sync 3 is like a space ship compared to the old Sync 2. So much faster and actually responds when you tell it to do something...including just turning the radio on or off which Sy
  6. Fixed the leaking transmission pan gasket. New pan with drain plug, gasket, filter and 6 fresh quarts of Mercon V. Hopefully that keeps the trans happy.
  7. Wipers and the backwards dashboard. Japan makes sense, Ford must have sent some over so Yamaha could enjoy the finished product. They probably thought it was a joke. Isn't Japan one of the few places in the world were the US automakers don't even bother to compete?
  8. Nice RHD Eric. Aussie Spec car?? That has gotta be a rare car.
  9. Its back on the road! Had a few bumps to get it there but with patience and some expert advice and help from Eric the car is up and running great. Full tune up and intake cleaning, new coolant hoses and complete flush and refill with MC gold or G05, new PS reservoir, new water pump, and new IMRC box. Some slight modifications to the emissions system too...Purrs like a kitten.
  10. Ford and those PTUs are a total disaster. Absolutely horrible design. Purposely designed to fail in my opinion. At least the older units on the 1st gen Escapes and other auto makers like the Mazda Cx5 have a drain plug on the PTU so you can change the fluid pretty easy.
  11. Figured I drop this little nugget here at some point... The stars aligned and she's back.
  12. I can't give you a hard time for having a V6 truck...I have one too, mine just has 2 of those little whistlers on it . Which I've been very satisfied with. It's hard to drive something without that +420 lb ft of torque. The fuel economy went down with the addition of the KO2s but those tires weigh like 55lbs a piece so it has a decent effect on fuel economy. The biggest thing with the ecoboost is to keep up on the oil changes, that engine needs it oil changed every 5000 miles with a high quality full synthetic no questions, the dilution and heat from the turbos wears the oil out quick and tha
  13. That's a decent truck Jeff. For that price you can't go wrong for a new truck, and its not a total base model. If you keep it long enough you will always come out ok on a truck, they hold their valve pretty decent. I think your probably better off with the 3.6 too, we actually have a lot of issues with the 5.7 Hemi Rams we have at work, water pumps, exhaust manifold leaks, lots of weird stuff way sooner than they should be going. I really expected better from FCA since that's like their bread and butter engine. The 6.4 is better, those 2500 trucks we have have more miles and run harder with le
  14. I had to haul some demolition garbage to the county transfer station and had to run the truck and trailer I was towing across the scales. I was pulling a 2800lb tandem axle dump trailer and the empty trailer and truck combo weighed in at 9020 lbs with a 3/4 tank of gas. That means my F150 as I have it equipped wet tops 6200 lbs! I knew that generation of F150 was pretty hefty but damn, that a heavy half ton truck. This also means that my 7200 lb GVWR truck has a legal payload of almost exactly 1000lbs, not a lot of cargo when you really think about it. Now its easy to see how people easily ove
  15. The girlfriend picked the replacement to the Impala last week. I snagged one decent picture at time of purchase. I've been too busy with work to really go through the car for her and adjust a few things with it yet. 2016 Mazda CX5 Grand Touring AWD. 2.5L with just shy of 32k miles. I went and test drove a lot of cars with her and the CX5 is definitely the sharpest looking and best driving vehicle in that class. It came down to obviously picking a quality vehicle, but the interior and exterior looks, and handling sealed the deal for her. The CX5 looks great, handles great, has wa
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