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Performance Upgrades / Re: Diverter valves
« Last post by ridered74 on December 01, 2022, 12:08:08 AM »
On the mks there are 2 diverter valves on one turbo outlet hose but connect to both intake hoses. Is having both of them necessary if one of them isnt even connected to the other outlet hose? Or would it be ideal to install 2 where each one connects to only one inlet and outlet hose?

All the years of having my two SHO's I never even thought about the fact that they are both on the same pipe. That is kind of weird now that I think about it. Maybe they aren't designed to flow enough air for just one valve to dump the boost?

The second charge pipe is just rubber even on the upgraded hot pipes kit, so it wouldn't be possible to put one on that one.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting / Re: Spark plug replacement tips?
« Last post by ridered74 on December 01, 2022, 12:03:29 AM »
I would only use motorcraft. You can get them from any dealer. I believe the stock ones are SP580 and should be gapped at .032

As long as the coils aren't frozen onto the plugs, it's relatively easy. My first SHO I bought with 100K miles and the coils had probably never been removed, they were an absolute pain in the butt to get off. Test the front ones, if they come easy you should be fine. If they are stuck, the back ones will be a load of fun.

For the back plugs, it helps to remove the bolt holding the rear charge pipe down. It's about 6 inches behind your front furthest right cylinder. Once that bolt is off, you can lift the charge pipe off the stud and it will give you a little more room to work. A variety of different length wobble extensions will make the job a little easier as well.

When you tighten the coil bolts back down, do not over tighten them or you will strip them. The only way to fix that is replacing the valve cover, so baby strength tight is good.
Performance Upgrades / Re: How to Use Whatever Rear Spring You Want
« Last post by P71Nero on November 25, 2022, 02:07:46 PM »
I did end up installing the thicker PP SHO radiator in the MKS. It was not a fun install but it seems to have made an improvement. There were also some rubber pieces that are supposed to help redirect air into the cooling stack that were missing. In the 60-70 degree temperatures at this time of the year the car is putting down power consistently and not showing signs of overheating. I was having issues with my Wilwood setup on the front so I had Carbotech cut some XP12 race pads for the stock caliper, but they didnt show up in time for a track day I did at the new Charleston Peak track at Spring Mountain in Pahrump, NV. I had some Porterfield R4-S street pads on there and they had severe fade and ended up completely disintegrating so I unfortunately don't have any good track footage yet.
Troubleshooting / Re: Headligh tcoming on by itself, car is off
« Last post by Ta2dResqr on November 25, 2022, 12:03:45 PM »
The battery checked out to ne good and is only 1-1/2 years old. I can't get the BMS to reset, I wish I could.
The thing that has me confused is a module would have to command only one headlight to be on.
Since I separated the wires (that were repaired) I haven't had any reoccurance of the problem.
I assume one of the wires was hot and shorting to cause the headlight to power on and this is why the car didn't see the draw and kill power to save the battery.

The headlights have a hot all of the time wire straight to them from the fuse. They are grounded through the BCM to command them. There is also a wire for the ground for the shutter in that same bundle of 4 wires. The shutter gets power from the BCM. If the ground wire for the headlight (going to the BCM) shorted against the ground for the shutter, it would complete the circuit and turn the light on. This wiring is excellent for preventing voltage drop and getting maximum brightness for the bulb. However, it presents an issue if the wiring is damaged like this.
Vehicle Builds / Re: 1966 F100 Gets a 1 of 5 Raptor Crate engines and 10R80
« Last post by bpd1151 on November 24, 2022, 02:51:20 PM »
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Performance Upgrade Discussions / Re: Non catted vs high flow cats
« Last post by ThePresidential on November 17, 2022, 10:12:50 PM »
Has anyone gotten an h-pipe installed? Its supposed to give the exhaust a deeper tone than a raspy one from an x-pipe, whoch is what i like. I cant stand an exhaust that sounds like a fart can.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting / Re: That's the Brakes
« Last post by Ta2dResqr on November 17, 2022, 06:30:52 AM »
PP is Performance Package. A package for Law Enforcement vehicles and the like. Regular folks can order it too.

The brake pads, for instance, are interchangeable with the Non PP SHOs ( 2013 on up? ) and are better so its a great replacement.

PP is a Performance Package but differs from the PI package for law enforcement vehicles. They share some of the same options/components. In 2019, the PP includes enhanced sport-tuned suspension, high-performance front brake pads, sport-calibrated steering, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with
Maintenance and Troubleshooting / Re: Right Side Bumper Pops Out
« Last post by 6500rpm on November 14, 2022, 04:45:36 PM »
Those break pretty easy any time you pull the front bumper cover off. Just go to any Ford dealer and they most likely have it in stock..not a SHO specific part. $15ish if I  remember correctly.
How To Articles / Re: HOW-TO: 3.5L EcoBoost AD Transmission Mounts
« Last post by ThePresidential on November 14, 2022, 01:54:56 PM »
When i tighten my lug nuts the car rocks back and forth a bit, is this a sign of bad engine and or trans mounts?
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