Original; 110,000 miles
Frickin' Chinesium...I’m blown away how eBay advertises a lot now for auto parts. It’s such a BAD idea unless it’s coming from a reputable vendor who has an eBay footprint. FordTechMakaloco on YouTube has a couple good videos of counterfeit Motorcraft parts. The CHICOM counterfeiters are getting better at duplicating the packaging. Counterfeit parts were bad 25 years ago. They are incredibly worse today. It’s so bad the cheap aftermarket parts firms are being copied…
Nice, I’d like a can but can’t bring myself to do it.Wow I should have done that when I had everything apart. I did grease mine by hand with sil-glyde.
Two days ago I installed new Monroe QuikStruts. My my what a difference that made with turning the steering wheel. No crazy noise either.
Today I installed a cheapo oil catch can. I used a heat gun to pull the PCV connector out of the corrugated tubing elbow that goes into the intake. Was quite easy as I already have plenty of hose laying around. I ran a vinyl hose down to the front of the car so I can use the ball valve to dump the liquid emulsion into a cup or pan without spilling it inside the engine compartment. Let’s see how long this flimsy bracket lasts.
I’m curious if it needs an exit path; some sort of area to vent to. Maybe if a grinder dug in a groove on the bar so the grease could move around it.Have to go back and say my project yielded no fruit. Grease does not flow. Ah well got those bushings changed and greased.
Good thinking 👍🏻Installed a 4G GPS tracker hidden in the under the rear deck. I realized that I could just tap power off of the Fuel Pump ECU located on the passenger side of the trunk. There is a constant +12V (pin 32) and also an accessory wire (pin 15). For a ground I wired it to a short self-tapping screw into the inside metal fender wall. I had to make a short extension of the wires and ran them inside loom. It’s nearly impossible to detect as the 3/8” loom is zip tied along another OE wire loom and it disappears into the bottom of the metal rear deck pan. The actual transceiver is sitting between the metal rear deck pan and the soft deck surface; there is a perfect 1” gap. The accessory wire allows the the GPS to advise that the vehicle is running and can trigger an alarm if configured. One option that I did not install was the extra wire to trigger a relay. That could be easily used to cut power to the fuel pump wire which is right at the ECU.
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