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Old 4/13/18, 03:08 PM
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Nice!!!
How was the cruise?
Just got back. Nice cruise to York Maine and back, I drove back
Car drove great, just wish we had fresher gas in the tank so we could push it more, haha
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Old 4/13/18, 09:36 PM
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New steering wheel buttons, 111111

Today I put in new steering wheel radio/cruise buttons! Way
better than looking at the old ones ...
pic of old, well used buttons ...
pic of new pretty buttons ...
racking up the miles ...
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Old 4/14/18, 03:51 AM
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Lol, thanks, I laugh cuz it seems nobody's looked at the bottom-left of that pic
i didnít catch that!!! 119mph! Dang!
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Old 4/14/18, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mayhem37 View Post
Today I put in new steering wheel radio/cruise buttons! Way
better than looking at the old ones ...
pic of old, well used buttons ...
pic of new pretty buttons ...
racking up the miles ...
How hard is it to change out the buttons? I have 1 that is chipped and it has bothered me for some time.
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Old 4/14/18, 09:42 AM
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Just finished changing the oil in the engine, manual transmission fluid, and rear diff. All fresh Redline synthetic fluids for the summer.
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Old 4/14/18, 09:53 AM
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Just got back. Nice cruise to York Maine and back, I drove back
Car drove great, just wish we had fresher gas in the tank so we could push it more, haha
Awesome man.
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Old 4/15/18, 08:40 AM
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Fired up the Green Machine yesterday. Must as well. Looks like crappy weather all week. Who knows about next week?? This weather wicked sucks!!
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Old 4/15/18, 03:10 PM
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Simple to change the buttons. Check for videos on steering wheel replacement ... This is the
method that seemed the most common:
In short ...
Disconnect negative battery terminal!!!!!
On each side of the back of the wheel, there are circular plastic caps.
These are seated/pressed into the relatively soft foamy stuff of the back of the wheel, and
they pry out easily (maybe blue tape on small screwdriver, and where you will pry ...)
Remove bolts under the caps - one per side - this allows you to pull out airbag module.
Pull out airbag module a little ... I propped mine on a towel, or seems easy to disconnect
the wires.... always handle airbag with extreme care.
Remove radio button module wiring connector.
Push button assembly to center of wheel, snaps out relatively easily.
Push new assembly into place
Check alignment of buttons, reconnect wiring
Put all the rest back.
Two buttons were $110.70, slow shipped.
I did not notice if new/old were any different in color (like, if you just one to replace one
side, and the old side has been out in the air/sun for a while...).

Also - I replaced the front splash guards -- one broke! Weird. Also easy job.
Next up - spark plugs!
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Old 4/17/18, 05:13 PM
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Replaced the fuel filter in the Shelby.
Didn't break anything and the car started, ran fine, and didn't throw any check engine lights when I was done.
I call that success.
Time for some alcohol.
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Old 4/19/18, 10:18 PM
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Sounds like success Gabe
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Old 4/20/18, 09:26 AM
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Replaced the fuel filter in the Shelby.
Didn't break anything and the car started, ran fine, and didn't throw any check engine lights when I was done.
I call that success.
Time for some alcohol.
Gabe - I'm trying to recall if I had that done already when I did the full fluid/maintenance thing last year with my trusted shop. Hmmmm... I'll check.

But anyways - Really really really bad iphone pic of a very very very dirty lady. Marilyn came out of hiding yesterday and today - as the weather broke. Drove her to work yesterday and today. I didn't care how dirty she was because I am TWO MONTHS late from driving her. Stupid Iowa weather.

Getting halos redone too - will be a halo switchback (amber) as well.

Will post better pics once she's cleaned up, oil changed, and a camera better than my iPhone.

Crazy thing is - looking at her almost 7 years later - she still looks as good and $exy to me as she did on the day I got her. I love our body style. To think I thought (for a fleeting moment) that I should sell her, maybe?



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Old 4/20/18, 10:01 AM
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The Coyote has the fuel filter in the tank, part of the fuel pump, so it's not a regular replaceable maintenance item, like the wife's '08 Shelby.
Last time we had it replaced on the Shelby it was about 3 years ago if I remember right, so just thought it was due.
Now it's been properly entered into the spreadsheet I use for the cars' maintenance.
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The Coyote has the fuel filter in the tank, part of the fuel pump, so it's not a regular replaceable maintenance item, like the wife's '08 Shelby.
Last time we had it replaced on the Shelby it was about 3 years ago if I remember right, so just thought it was due.
Now it's been properly entered into the spreadsheet I use for the cars' maintenance.
Yeah, I did the maintenance stuff, but also had them do extra things - things that I don't care to do. lol. Not that I can't, but I just don't wanna
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Old 4/20/18, 11:36 AM
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Minor mod/update: Installed my new Switchback halos - then had my shop wire it. Works as amber with turn signal activated, otherwise as regular halos.

Love em.




Some still image pics:








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Old 4/20/18, 02:43 PM
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The switchback halos look awesome Burton.
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Old 4/20/18, 06:15 PM
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The switchback halos look awesome Burton.
thanks Tony - I love em. I've been waiting to do this install all winter. I just couldn't get the car out to my guy. FINALLY. Subtle upgrade, but so worth it.
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Old 4/21/18, 12:49 PM
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Fired mine up today after work. Moved the snowblower back to the back of the garage and did 2 hours of yard work. I'm done. (This is after getting up at 4:50am and working for 5 hours. Gotta get that $$$$ though. lol )
I heard a lot of loud cars today and wanted to go for a ride, but I'm beat. And tomorrow I'm washing the truck, so that day is a goodbye. lol
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Fired mine up today after work. Moved the snowblower back to the back of the garage and did 2 hours of yard work. I'm done. (This is after getting up at 4:50am and working for 5 hours. Gotta get that $$$$ though. lol )
I heard a lot of loud cars today and wanted to go for a ride, but I'm beat. And tomorrow I'm washing the truck, so that day is a goodbye. lol
You put the snowblower away? Thereís like three months of snow left.

Since my hood debacle I havenít washed it or covered it so today I gave it a wash. Took a nice long cruise and had the windows down. Imagine that in April?Tomorrow interior and engine bay detail.
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Old 4/21/18, 01:02 PM
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You put the snowblower away? Thereís like three months of snow left.

Since my hood debacle I havenít washed it or covered it so today I gave it a wash. Took a nice long cruise and had the windows down. Imagine that in April?Tomorrow interior and engine bay detail.
LOL
I hope I didn't jinx us man. That's awesome you got to take yours out. The nice weather is FINALLY upon us!
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Old 4/21/18, 02:17 PM
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Took both cars out today, we both were jonesing to drive them again.
An hour cruise each way, we ended up at Ed Day at New England Dragway, an annual charity event organized by one of the guys in the NH Mustang Club.
We parked them with the other cars that were part of the show that they do as part of the event.
I ended up with the trophy for the '10-'14 Mustang class.
I think it was by default since I'm pretty sure it was the only non-Roush/Shelby/other-special-model '10-'14 Mustang there, lol
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