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Forum: Off-Topic Chatter Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By houtex
I'm just not here 24-7, but I do check in about...

I'm just not here 24-7, but I do check in about every day for somethin'.

Busy busy busy...
Forum: General Mustang Chat 6/20/18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By houtex
Mileage isn't the key, although sure, maybe a...

Mileage isn't the key, although sure, maybe a 300,000 mile Mustang isn't a grand idea...

No, it's the little things. Chassis looks relatively clean underneath? Seats aren't torn up (except...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 6/19/18, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By houtex
So today I talked to a good mechanic (someone I'd...

So today I talked to a good mechanic (someone I'd trust with the car, and I don't trust many) about this, and it was indicated that 'yep, not unnormal. Just seepage, and after that many years, not...
Forum: '10-14 V6 Modifications 6/19/18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By houtex
There is no clutch adjustment. It's a hydraulic...

There is no clutch adjustment. It's a hydraulic clutch. It should always go down to the floor, and have good pedal feel. It could be that your brake fluid is done, and needs swapping out, if its...
Forum: General Mustang Chat 6/17/18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11,535
Views: 520,137
Posted By houtex
Update: After so many fits and starts and mental...

Update: After so many fits and starts and mental blocks and no-tools and acquisition thereto to resolve and gnashing of teeth and difficulty of this or that... she's *finally* ready for me to yank...
Forum: General Mustang Chat 6/16/18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,535
Views: 520,137
Posted By houtex
Put her up on ramps and jack stands. Clutch...

Put her up on ramps and jack stands. Clutch time. In Houston Texas. In Summer. Even in a shade/garage... Pour me in a bucket. :wacko: :wtf:

/Can't not get it done, it's a bit past time...
Forum: 1994-2004 V-8 6/2/18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By houtex
Nothing wrong with stock. Mods are for you....

Nothing wrong with stock.

Mods are for you. Not me, not that guy over there. You. They wont' add value to the car except for your enjoyment factor. So you decide what you want. What I think...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 5/27/18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By houtex
Well, for me, it appears that the nickel...

Well, for me, it appears that the nickel anti-seize, properly applied in enough quantity, makes the TSB procedure no longer necessary (with the exception of applying the nickel, of course.) 8 plugs...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 5/26/18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By houtex
Dr StrangePlug, or How I earned To Stop Worrying and Love Two Piece OEMs

*Learned. That needs fixin'. :(

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Previously, on The Mustang Source... (https://themustangsource.com/forums/f637/awesomes-spark-plug-battery-area-redo-freakin-long-story-man-521391/)
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Forum: GT 4/19/18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By houtex
That. Is. Hideous. But hey,...

That.

Is.

Hideous.

But hey, thanks for turnin' me off my dinner! I need to lose a few pounds...

:puke:
Forum: 2010-2014 Mustang 4/10/18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By houtex
It is the steering stops that come with the rods....

It is the steering stops that come with the rods. As you go up in wheel size, you need to have less end-to-end lock for the steering so you don't wind up rubbing things. So they include bigger and...
Forum: Warranty and Service Issues 3/23/18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,479
Posted By houtex
I just... Yeah. Well, there's no saving this...

I just... Yeah. Well, there's no saving this silliness, time to stop.

Can someone tell me when the S197 passenger airbags are being fixed at a decent rate, thanks in advance. :nice: That's all...
Forum: Warranty and Service Issues 3/20/18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,479
Posted By houtex
That is not the government causing the backup. ...

That is not the government causing the backup. The things are faulty, they gotta be replaced. That there were so many made badly (however the fault happened) is the problem. What would you have the...
Forum: Warranty and Service Issues 3/19/18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,479
Posted By houtex
Everyone is in on the replacement game: ...

Everyone is in on the replacement game:

http://www.autonews.com/article/20171009/OEM10/171009848/takata-autoliv-airbags-contracts

Takata, Autoliv, ZF and Daicel are all making replacements. ...
Forum: GT 1/15/18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By houtex
That's... a bit to ask. Ford will have to make...

That's... a bit to ask. Ford will have to make that call. And they'll say 'warranty the engine', and they get a loaner until it's ready.

Brand new car with the exact options color and such is...
Forum: SN95 Mustang 12/18/17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By houtex
Get the entire kit, not just the throttle body. ...

Get the entire kit, not just the throttle body. No point to just a throttle body if you don't do the cold air intake and tube, you'll still be choked down. Also not sure you can just do it by...
Forum: General Mustang Chat 11/30/17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By houtex
Summary: 1) Don't force it. If there is one...

Summary:

1) Don't force it. If there is one rule that trumps them all, this is it.

2) Clean it. If there's one rule that trumps them all, this is it. Wait...

3) Inspect it. If there's...
Forum: 2010-2014 Mustang 11/23/17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By houtex
The problem is likely the switch, not the motor...

The problem is likely the switch, not the motor or the track or anything else. The seat moves back and forth with one motor. That same motor and mechanism, if it works one way, is likely not going...
Forum: Suspension, Brakes, and Tire Tech 10/4/17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By houtex
https://www.americanmuscle.com/bmr-adj-panhard-051...

https://www.americanmuscle.com/bmr-adj-panhard-0512.html

That'd be the poly version. I don't see a poly bush double adjustable, but I'm not sure you'd need it for a DD. I have this particular...
Forum: General Mustang Chat 9/29/17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By houtex
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, you'd think...

Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, you'd think this thing would leave some evidence behind... Sure would help.

I'm confident it's not the rear brakes at all. It might be somewhere else, though. ...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 9/23/17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By houtex
So sad that it should come to this. We tried to...

So sad that it should come to this. We tried to warn you all but, oh dear....

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Wha happen? Sold the car? :dunno:

No reason to not come by and say howdy in the future, y'know! :nice:
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Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 9/18/17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By houtex
You're responsible. Sorry. The entire...

You're responsible. Sorry.

The entire warranty of an airbag is just like a door panel or such. Whatever body warranty was in effect, which in this case was 3 years/30,000 miles. After that, you...
Forum: 2015 - 2020 8/28/17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,096
Posted By houtex
The bumper cover has tangs and tabs and whatnot,...

The bumper cover has tangs and tabs and whatnot, and should go on like it came off... provided no tabs/tangs/holes are busted. There's no adjustments, it's just supposed to 'go on'.

If it's not...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 8/13/17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By houtex
Degree or not... not gonna assume anything here. ...

Degree or not... not gonna assume anything here. Forest and trees happen, right? Right. So sorry if I point out the obvious to you' to you, but... anyway.

Tootin' my own horn, but it worked for...
Forum: 2005-2009 Mustang 8/10/17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By houtex
https://themustangsource.com/forums/f821/lower-con...

https://themustangsource.com/forums/f821/lower-control-arm-heat-shield-install-532898/

The TSB is for the 5.0 models and their heat issues with the exhaust. These are modified for no reason I can...
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