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10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:07:55 PM »
I recently purchased a '10 MKS with about 24K miles from the original owner. This is going to be a record of my build and maintenance.

My plan for initial performance upgrades is fairly basic (I call it Phase 1)
Reische 170 deg T-stat (INSTALLED 2/22/20)
Motorcraft SP-542 plugs
3 Bar MAP sensor
PPE catted downpipes
SCT Livewire TS+ / Tunes
(decided against any air intake upgrade for Phase 1)
Trans Torque Mounts (INSTALLED 3/11/20) (SSM)

I have an idea for Phase 2 and Phase 3

I have all the maintenance records for the car. It was always brought to the same dealer. The records are, although religious, only engine oil / filter changes so I will be performing additional maintenance.

As of 2/19/20
Fresh Motorcraft 5W-20 Synth Blend w/ Motorcraft FL-500S Filter
Replaced air flap actuator behind glove box Motorcraft PN: AA5Z-19E616-C
Replaced cabin air filter Motorcraft PN: FP-68
Replaced serpentine belt Gates PN: K060448
Replaced 1 missing frame clip Ford PN: W716006*S439 for plastic under engine pan

Update 2/22/20
Installed Reische 170 deg T-stat. Installed new gasket (Stant PN: 27290) that came with T-stat. Torqued (2) housing bolts to 102 in-lbs. Drained system and filled with new Specialty Green Coolant (VC-10A2) mixed 50/50 w/ distilled. Got about 6L out, coolant was as clean as can be. Re-filled slowly w/ right side of car jacked up and had no issue with an air pocket

Update 2/26/20
Installed new Motorcraft engine air filter (PN: FA-1884). I'm not convinced I need to upgrade any part of the OEM intake for Phase 1, so for $12 it got a fresh OEM filter.

Update 3/11/20
Installed SSM Trans torque mounts, adjustable rear, Hybrid bushings.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2020, 04:48:30 AM by 10ECOMKS »

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 06:51:33 AM »
First things first.  Replace the coolant, PTU, and RDU fluids. 

Post one will answer some of the technical questions.

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 07:46:12 AM »
First things first.  Replace the coolant, PTU, and RDU fluids. 

Post one will answer some of the technical questions.

https://shoforum.com/index.php?threads/sm105ks-ownership-performance-maintenance-thread.138235/

Thanks SM105K, I've already picked up Motorcraft Specialty Green coolant and have my new T-stat. If all goes to plan, that will happen this weekend.
I do plan on adding a drain plug to the PTU when installing the DP's. I'm interested to see how the fluid looks after 24K miles. I'd consider sending a sample for analysis if it's something that Blackstone can give worthwhile feedback on.

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 08:24:04 AM »
Cool cool.  I am a big fan of the Redline Lightweight Shock Proof Fluid for the PTU and RDU. You will notice a big difference in just ride feel.  Also, I have had really good luck with Castrol Edge and a Motorcraft filter.  They are dirt cheap from Walmart.
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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 08:29:36 AM »
Blackstone is always worthwhile.  Given that your MKS already has miles on it, some of the results for the first 2 reports will not be so good, as the goo gets cleaned out by new fluids.  But it should trend down, and that is what we are looking for.
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If tuned:  Take note of the strategy code as you return to stock (including 3 bar MAP to 2 bar MAP) -> take car in & get it serviced -> check strategy code when you get car back -> have tuner update your tune if the strategy code has changed -> reload tune -> ENJOY!

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 03:02:18 PM »
Cool cool.  I am a big fan of the Redline Lightweight Shock Proof Fluid for the PTU and RDU. You will notice a big difference in just ride feel.  Also, I have had really good luck with Castrol Edge and a Motorcraft filter.  They are dirt cheap from Walmart.

I just did some reading on the Redline Lightweight Shock Proof Fluid. I see why you're a fan. Thanks for the suggestion. BTW...great avatar  ;D

Blackstone is always worthwhile.  Given that your MKS already has miles on it, some of the results for the first 2 reports will not be so good, as the goo gets cleaned out by new fluids.  But it should trend down, and that is what we are looking for.

Thanks for the heads up on the first couple reports SHOdded. I'll definitely send samples of each PTU fluid change then. I've been using Blackstone for engine oil analysis on my diesel truck for years and have always been happy with their service and reports.

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 04:24:21 PM »
Good stuff, keep it coming
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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »
Good stuff, keep it coming

Hey SuperPete, Thanks for the encouragement. I actually was reading your build thread before I had posted mine. I cringed reading that your PTU gave up at 25K. I'm just under that now, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't find any surprises when I drain mine. I just ordered my PPE catted DPs so I'll be changing the fluid and adding a drain plug in 4 to 6 weeks when they show up. I am considering wrapping them like you did to keep the heat away from the PTU.

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Re: 10ECOMKS '10 MKS Build / Maintenance Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 05:28:27 PM »
Updated 3/11/20

Installed Trans Torque Mounts. Decided on SSM for bushing options. Using “Hybrid” set-up. "Gen 4" bushings in front mount (Daystar M03083), "Street" bushings in the rear mount (Daystar M02957). I ordered the adjustable rear mount for proper fitment vs. the fixed length mount which I had issues with. (not a fault of SSM). I did not order with grease fittings, but did add Permatex Dielectric Grease during mount assembly. Torqued all (4) 15mm bolts to 66 ft/lbs & 76 ft/lbs and had no problem with any bolts hitting the Dps (currently stock).

There is slight but noticeable NVH from this set-up,  slightly at idle, but more at lower RPMs (1200-1500) under light/med load (like hills). I'll see if this is reduced after putting some miles on. I did get an additional set of Street bushings for the front mount that I will probably swap in at some point to compare NVH, but I  wouldn't want any additional NVH then I currently have. There is also additional noise which some seem to like, but I personally don't find it to be an appealing addition. To my ear it sounds like exactly what it is.

The upgraded torque mounts do exactly what others have stated. Shifts feel MUCH better, the sloppiness is gone, and launches are VERY consistent.  My car is currently stock and I'm very happy with the upgraded performance of this mod. I can only imagine what a difference these torque mounts will make once I've turned up the power which would only magnify the shortcomings of the stock mounts.

The car isn't my DD. I'm choosing to modify it for performance. So, for me the positives of this mod outweigh what I consider the negatives...NVH and noise, which in all honesty aren't that bad, and most will find easy enough to get used to.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 04:06:22 PM by 10ECOMKS »

 

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