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Tire Rack says that those wheels should be fitted with 225/40R18's. Time to start shopping, Vash.:ph34r:

http://www.tirerack....romCompare1=yes

i was actually thinking these maybe. that is when im not broke haha

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/findTireDetail.do?r=MNWINT%7Cpc%7C56362&pc=28760&ar=40&rd=18&cs=225

or these as i an get them locally and not deal with shipping.

and Michakaveli my sable is a gen 4 lol the rims fit ok we will see how they fit once they have tires on them though. have to get them fixed first though...

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Hot stuff.

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Did an oil change with Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic and a Bosch filter today

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Well, today I finally got the wagon 100% show ready. I got up under the car, scraped off all the loose undercoating & cleaned up any surface rust and re-painted the complete underside of the car. I also cleaned all 4 wheel wells and have those all cleaned up. Now i'll be ready for my July marathon of ford shows with just some quick detailing and polishing.

Here are a couple pics of what the wheel wells look like now.

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bought me some new rims! 100 for a set of 4. one cracked, one bent, 18X7.5 from an 05 X-type

hahaa nice i was emailing this guy for a week asking about these!! they look awesome!

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Started the teardown process to change my LIM gaskets today. Here's as far as I got:

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I plan on removing the LIM tomorrow, changing the gaskets, then putting it back together.

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Check the offset on the Jag wheels. The X-Type has a higher offset than the Taurus. IIRC the Jag's is +45-50 while the Taurus is +37-42. The Jag rims will sit more inboard on the Taurus and may cause the tires to rub the strut.

oh, and shameless plug... I have a set of factory chrome (rare) Jag X-Type 17's to sell if anyone is interested.

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Check the offset on the Jag wheels. The X-Type has a higher offset than the Taurus. IIRC the Jag's is +45-50 while the Taurus is +37-42. The Jag rims will sit more inboard on the Taurus and may cause the tires to rub the strut.

yeah they are sorta close

i have 3/8 inch clearance to the strut in the front and 1/2 in teh rear

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Pulled my front bumper off, and fiddled with my Caddy horns for an hour or so. Turns out that two of them don't work anymore :( so that means I'm gonna have to find a couple new ones... ugh

Also finally painted the little support fins on my SHO spear black so they aren't so obvious. When I had it painted they didn't mask off the fins so they were gold till today.

Lasty, painted the two remaining horns (which are mounted in my upper grille, behind the spear) and the surrounding area black so they blend in better.

I'mma post some pics in Rex's thread tomorrow night probly.

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Started the teardown process to change my LIM gaskets today. Here's as far as I got:

LIM_gasket_teardown_day1.jpg

I plan on removing the LIM tomorrow, changing the gaskets, then putting it back together.

What prompted this gasket replacement?

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Check the offset on the Jag wheels. The X-Type has a higher offset than the Taurus. IIRC the Jag's is +45-50 while the Taurus is +37-42. The Jag rims will sit more inboard on the Taurus and may cause the tires to rub the strut.

oh, and shameless plug... I have a set of factory chrome (rare) Jag X-Type 17's to sell if anyone is interested.

Would they fit on a Gen3 with , say some spacers??

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Finished the gasket replacement today and got it running! Total time spent: ~14 hours. I had to remove all six pushrods in the rear bank to remove the LIM <_< . I was able to pop the old gaskets off with my fingers (pop, not peel). Then, while putting it back together I dropped a pushrod into the valley :ohnoes: but I managed to get it out with a magnet :HappyDance2:. Other than that the only other bad part was trying to get the UIM on past the EGR. Now I will have to wait a week for everything to set so I can see if I still have a leak.

What prompted this gasket replacement?

Even after putting the oil filter gasket on the IMRC I still had sporadic surging while at idle. I got tired of it so I decided to replace the LIM gaskets and see if that helps. If not, then I know it's something simpler and easier to work on since I just did the hardest stuff.

Oh yeah, while I had the LIM off I looked into the runners in the heads and guess what I saw. Carbon. Huge, thick gobs of carbon all over everything. Unfortunately I didn't have the time or tools to clean it out so once the new gaskets set I am going to seafoam the hell out of the intake. Then I will put a double dose of fuel injector cleaner into the gas tank.

Next up: Tranny cooler and a new (or used) valve body.

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Any helpful tips gleaned from your 14 hour adventure, to make the process of removing my UIM and valve covers to install roller rocker arms easier? I should be doing that pretty soon, after these pesky work and family obligations are over... <_<:rolleyes:

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Any helpful tips gleaned from your 14 hour adventure, to make the process of removing my UIM and valve covers to install roller rocker arms easier? I should be doing that pretty soon, after these pesky work and family obligations are over... dry.gif:rolleyes:

bring it over here i will do it

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man i have to thing i need to do on my engine replace the valve seal and to do my valve lash clearance

and im scared s**tless to do those 2 lol

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i am soooo nervous to start the escort. i wholly expect it to blow up and if it does I'm pulling out the sledge hammer and scrapping it lol

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Finished the gasket replacement today and got it running! Total time spent: ~14 hours. I had to remove all six pushrods in the rear bank to remove the LIM dry.gif . I was able to pop the old gaskets off with my fingers (pop, not peel). Then, while putting it back together I dropped a pushrod into the valley :ohnoes: but I managed to get it out with a magnet :HappyDance2:. Other than that the only other bad part was trying to get the UIM on past the EGR. Now I will have to wait a week for everything to set so I can see if I still have a leak.

Even after putting the oil filter gasket on the IMRC I still had sporadic surging while at idle. I got tired of it so I decided to replace the LIM gaskets and see if that helps. If not, then I know it's something simpler and easier to work on since I just did the hardest stuff.

Oh yeah, while I had the LIM off I looked into the runners in the heads and guess what I saw. Carbon. Huge, thick gobs of carbon all over everything. Unfortunately I didn't have the time or tools to clean it out so once the new gaskets set I am going to seafoam the hell out of the intake. Then I will put a double dose of fuel injector cleaner into the gas tank.

Next up: Tranny cooler and a new (or used) valve body.

Sorry you ended up doing that. The oil filter gasket was short lived. I was able to find the right o-ring from a local stealer and that settled down (improved). I plan on finally tackling the upper intake manifold gasket in the near future to try to rule that out.

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Any helpful tips gleaned from your 14 hour adventure, to make the process of removing my UIM and valve covers to install roller rocker arms easier? I should be doing that pretty soon, after these pesky work and family obligations are over... <_<:rolleyes:

1. Under the EGR valve there should be a brace that runs from the EGR bracket to the block. Loosen the 13mm bolt on the block so that you can rotate the brace out of the way or you wont be able to get the UIM back on.

2. You shouldn't have to remove the fuel rails but if you do try to keep the fuel injectors in the rails when you remove them or you will get gas all over everything. Use an easy rocking motion along the length of the rails to pop them out.

3. Tape the pushrods down while you are changing the rockers or they could fall into the engine. You could probably tape them to the LIM. If you remove them it will be a PITA to put them back in, especially on the rear bank (damn wire loom).

That's all I can think of for now.

Sorry you ended up doing that. The oil filter gasket was short lived. I was able to find the right o-ring from a local stealer and that settled down (improved). I plan on finally tackling the upper intake manifold gasket in the near future to try to rule that out.

Actually, the oil filter gasket is still holding up. It helped the hard starting problem, just not the surging.

The UIM doesn't have gaskets. Instead it uses rubber o-ring pairs to seal it to the LIM. I don't know if the o-rings can be bought separate from the LIM gaskets. Advance sold them as part of the package.

The car is running much smoother now and it hasn't surged at all yet. It used to surge on warmup all the time but I haven't noticed it at all. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the gaskets solved the problem.

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Instead it uses rubber o-ring pairs to seal it to the LIM. I don't know if the o-rings can be bought separate from the LIM gaskets. Advance sold them as part of the package.

I purchase a set of Fel-Pro's from RockAuto... I haven't installed them yet...

Did you disconnect the battery during the gasket replacement? If so the PCM is probably running rich during start-up and it takes up to a few days to re-learn and sometimes the surging comes back :-)

Fingers crossed. I have the surging and need to figure it out as well.

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I purchase a set of Fel-Pro's from RockAuto... I haven't installed them yet...

Did you disconnect the battery during the gasket replacement? If so the PCM is probably running rich during start-up and it takes up to a few days to re-learn and sometimes the surging comes back :-)

Fingers crossed. I have the surging and need to figure it out as well.

To hell with unplugging the battery! I want to know if my average mpg is going to increase and I can't tell if the car has to start averaging from scratch. Of course I will have to wait until it stops running rich. Shouldn't take too long.

I hope the surging doesn't come back. If it does I will start looking at things further up the engine around the UIM or maybe the fuel system or something.

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I got bored yesterday.

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Can you see what I did there :P?

I'm not entirely satisfied with how they turned out. There are some bad edges when you get close. I'm going to get another pair at the junkyard and try again. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how to remove all the old silicone? Mine was more like cement and would only become loose if I heated the lenses to the point they started to melt :blink:.

Today I picked up some stuff for another mod.

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Sorry for the blurry pic. I didn't see it till after the camera was put away.

I've been wanting to get this for a while. I missed the extra rumble from the last car but didn't want the interior drone. So, after watching lots of vids on youtube, I decided on the super turbo.

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Damn that looks good on Merlot! Very nice, sir!

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Looks really good with the Centi mod, man! ^_^ Can you post more pics of them from different angles?

I received a package today...

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I think Monday will work out for getting the installation done. B) Mag-na-Flow!

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Be prepared to remove the passenger side CV axle. A catted y-pipe, of any manufacturer, is a BEE-OTCH to remove on a g4 vulcan.

The end result, however, is pleasing. ^_^

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