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Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   07-13-2011, 11:06 AM
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Posted By machausta
Even on my early G3 (97) I could tell the...

Even on my early G3 (97) I could tell the difference, and I didn't mention it to 'the wife' and she could tell the next time she drove the car without the later UIM.

I'm sure with the later UIM it...
Forum: Club News & Announcements   04-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,279
Posted By machausta
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   04-19-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 36,306
Posted By machausta
The more ethanol in the gas, the more propensity...

The more ethanol in the gas, the more propensity to retain water...in other words, introducing ethanol into gas attracts more water.

My MPG drop is a modest 5 - 7% using ethanol gas over fuels...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   01-18-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By machausta
I'm a huge Essex fan, both NA and SC. In my 1990...

I'm a huge Essex fan, both NA and SC. In my 1990 T-Bird I went with the splitport swap and it would certainly fly :lol2:
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   01-17-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By machausta
You don't have to sell me on the merits of the...

You don't have to sell me on the merits of the Essex and the modular motors :)

I've owned 5 Essex powered cars, each one had plenty more power than my G3 vulcan taurus, even after upgrades...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   01-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By machausta
You can even run the supercharger from a SC...

You can even run the supercharger from a SC backwards (at least in the 94/95 Taurus) if you wanted a cheap, reliable supercharger that will bolt into place. Its something that with my own garage and...
Forum: Aesthetics, Interior, Wheels and Tires   01-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By machausta
There are people who make and sell them. Scott is...

There are people who make and sell them. Scott is the most reputable person offering this service.

Home (http://www.customgaugefaces.com/)

As far as making your own, just take out your gauge...
Forum: ROTB (Running of the Bulls)   01-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
  Hello?
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Posted By machausta
http://mob272.photobucket.com/albums/jj195/rover25...

http://mob272.photobucket.com/albums/jj195/rover25x/ROVER%2025X/ThreadRessurection.jpg?t=1242071642

Please check the date of the post you are replying to :)
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   01-03-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By machausta
Plenty of ax4n vulcans around, pick up the ECU...

Plenty of ax4n vulcans around, pick up the ECU for one.
Forum: Introduction Forum   01-03-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,752
Posted By machausta
The rage is a unique car, and a well-documented...

The rage is a unique car, and a well-documented concept car that has stuck around.

Would really like to see it put back to its original condition.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By machausta
Contact Us | Kurgan Motorsports...

Contact Us | Kurgan Motorsports (http://www.kurganmotorsports.com/contact.html)

Take it to Bob Kurgan, he used to be nearby in Byron IL but has since moved to central GA. You'll need an...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-22-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By machausta
If the final bill is going to be over $700 you...

If the final bill is going to be over $700 you may want to consider another car based on that horror story of yours. A moderately serviced 3rd gen Taurus goes for close to that price, and you might...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   12-22-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,077
Posted By machausta
Its funny you mention an oil change fixing rod...

Its funny you mention an oil change fixing rod knock -- I had a 94 Taurus GL that had rod knock on startup and changing to 10W40 oil and a motorcraft filter fixed it for at least 2 years until I sold...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-22-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 47,337
Posted By machausta
Sounds like you need to follow the clinton flush...

Sounds like you need to follow the clinton flush method -- it does more than a simple flush does.
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes   12-22-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,988
Posted By machausta
It looks a lot worse than it really is -- my 97...

It looks a lot worse than it really is -- my 97 GL had quite a bit of rust on the booster and it didn't cause any sort of harm, but if you are worried about it get a wire wheel on a cordless drill,...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,446
Posted By machausta
When I did this I discovered that Autozone...

When I did this I discovered that Autozone mislabels or doesn't carry AX4N halfshafts... I had to get them from O'Reilly which was 15% cheaper anyway

/threadjack over
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   12-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By machausta
If only there were a search mechanism to find...

If only there were a search mechanism to find those older posts...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-15-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,132
Posted By machausta
Time for a clinton flush...the heat in my '97...

Time for a clinton flush...the heat in my '97 would drive out my wife who keeps the thermostat in the house set to 80*.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,776
Posted By machausta
You'll be replacing it again in less than 6...

You'll be replacing it again in less than 6 months if you're lucky, less than 1 month if you're not.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-13-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By machausta
1. Yes the impeller for the water pump is...

1. Yes the impeller for the water pump is probably rusting and will eventually dissolve into nothing. Known issue caused by cooling system neglect.

2. That is probably from the weep hole on the...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   12-10-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By machausta
If you have a '93 GL you should be using...

If you have a '93 GL you should be using Mercon/Dexron 3, not V.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,776
Posted By machausta
A/C lines tend to get condensation on them,...

A/C lines tend to get condensation on them, especially if you're running the defroster :)

just be sure it isn't the tank, it really sucks when they let go in the middle of the night.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-10-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,776
Posted By machausta
The dorman expansion tanks usually break within a...

The dorman expansion tanks usually break within a week of install. You're better off buying one from the dealer.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,358
Posted By machausta
My '94 Essex only required an idler pulley over...

My '94 Essex only required an idler pulley over the 3 years I owned it.

My '97 Vulcan: Water pump, accessory belt, front wheel bearings, 1 control arm, brake calipers (all), retaining clip for...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   12-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,655
Posted By machausta
Search for the 'clinton flush' -- perform and...

Search for the 'clinton flush' -- perform and report back.

also GO ARMY BEAT NAVY!
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