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by veeight
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]
Replies: 212
Views: 75997

Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Here is an informational video that was posted to YouTube a few months ago... I am not sure how the control valves actually fail; if it is due to binding in the bore or something inside the valve itself that breaks. I replaced mine a year ago, and it is still going strong. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by veeight
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Best Tires for Freestyle
Replies: 22
Views: 2910

Re: Best Tires for Freestyle

I just ordered four General AltiMAX RT43 tires for the wife's Freestyle. The reviews online are very promising...
by veeight
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Best Tires for Freestyle
Replies: 22
Views: 2910

Re: Best Tires for Freestyle

Not answering subby's question directly but offering advice: Stay away from Goodyear Assurance Triple-Tred (sic). I ended up ditching them just before halfway wear point because they became unbearably noisy. They sounded like I had bad wheel bearings all the way around. They also failed to provide ...
by veeight
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]
Replies: 212
Views: 75997

Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

nightflyer wrote:Semi related question: what are you using to recharge the lines with R134a? I need to recharge mine and I'd like to avoid going to a shop where they charge me for emptying the lines even though there is nothing in there.
Youtube can be a great resource:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE
by veeight
Fri May 31, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]
Replies: 212
Views: 75997

Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Here are some other pictures from my install: The green liquid in the compressor is PAG 46 oil with fluorescent dye. This was the factory Ford fluid. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ex95tREG1Dg/UakbeYzgiBI/AAAAAAAAAE4/30iDmyH-XeI/s800/DSC05997.JPG Here is the OEM scroll valve, OEM spring and the ...
by veeight
Fri May 31, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]
Replies: 212
Views: 75997

Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

I ordered the scroll valve kit from Techchoice last fall and this is what I received: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QMdrxRPmrbI/UakbWUPFOeI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/dym0gauscaM/s912/DSC_0629.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IGDddsPIR8c/UakbYNiiEvI/AAAAAAAAAEc/zi0nZ3pR0cc/s912/DSC_0630.JPG https://lh4....
by veeight
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Pan Filter FT162......Official Site Decision please
Replies: 27
Views: 2425

Re: CVT Pan Filter FT162......Official Site Decision please

I plan on changing both filters and all related gaskets every 60,000 miles.
by veeight
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Website Feedback
Topic: JPGs Deactivated?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: JPGs Deactivated?

The issue appears to be resolved. Thanks!
by veeight
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Website Feedback
Topic: JPGs Deactivated?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

JPGs Deactivated?

I noticed a lot of thread replies with jpg attachments have this error:

[The extension jpg has been deactivated and can no longer be displayed.]

Can this be fixed ?
by veeight
Tue May 01, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spark Plug Life
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Spark Plug Life

I just changed the plugs on the wife's 2005 FreeStyle. The car had just over 103k miles on the factory plugs. They were all within specification for the plug gap (0.052 to 0.056 inches). The electrodes were well worn (no sharp edges left). What really amazed me was how clean the intake was. There wa...
by veeight
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spark Plug Life
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Spark Plug Life

Thanks for all the replies! 100,000 miles it is. Wonder what's so different now a days that plugs can last so long. Remember when they had to be changed every 20 to 30 thousand? Greg Exotic metals (i.e. platinum, iridium, etc.) used in the electrodes slow gap erosion so the plugs have the potential...
by veeight
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spark Plug Life
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

Re: Spark Plug Life

If you only have 47,000 miles on the factory plugs, I wouldn't bother changing them out for at least another 40,000 miles or so, unless you have a compelling reason to do it. The factory change interval is 100,000 miles. I plan on changing the plugs in the wife's Freestyle this spring when the weath...
by veeight
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement
Replies: 262
Views: 118364

Re: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement

I am sure the poly can be made to fit if you don't completely remove the existing bushing, but there are no direct fit poly bushings for the transaxle roll resistor (TRR). I don't know why I completely removed the bushing shell from my wife's TRR, but I did so with a punch and hammer, so I can't put...
by veeight
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement
Replies: 262
Views: 118364

Re: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement

Well after all my searching, I can not find a poly bushing that will fit. I guess I'm going with Imperial Death Stars idea or maybe the hockey puck. I could not find one either. No vendors I contacted seemed interested in making a direct fit poly bushing for our application. As an FYI, the cheapest...
by veeight
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement
Replies: 262
Views: 118364

Re: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement

It will fit, I have that on my V70r. It does have more unwanted vibration from the poly mount on my V70R, so I did not use it on the FS. Well, I went out today to fit the new poly iPD bushing and it does NOT fit. I completely removed the OEM Ford bushing with it's shell from the bracket and the inn...