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by CrabSpirits
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: There aren't enough "Look at my new wheels" posts here...
Replies: 3
Views: 635

There aren't enough "Look at my new wheels" posts here...

...so here is mine. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10624972_10204848422437633_7825202832173180002_n.jpg?oh=d93846d2e1b0078325ad22df53968d63&oe=54AF3308&__gda__=1424549213_a282a3fc257ef1b36a6ad9f6220b62b2 KMC D2's 20x8.5 +35 offset 245/45/20 Nitto Motivo's Perfect fit...
by CrabSpirits
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46277

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

I replaced both elements in both seats last winter. Got the ds working and the ps working only occasionally. Now neither of them work again. I'm pretty sure at this point that there is a fault in the module that lets all these elements overheat and fry. My wife felt the bottom element getting blazin...
by CrabSpirits
Tue May 14, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What other wheels fit?
Replies: 51
Views: 19445

Re: What other wheels fit?

I have had good success without hubcentric adapters on the street, but have had studs snap off in racing situations. Lugs can work loose and then it will start stressing the studs. It's a failsafe and not using it is a grey area. I would go ahead, but keep an eye on your lug torque, especially on ne...
by CrabSpirits
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Horn honks steady 30 seconds after car shut off
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Horn honks steady 30 seconds after car shut off

Did you hit the key fob to lock the car when you left?

Sounds like a short in your clock spring. If it happens again, try turning the wheel.
by CrabSpirits
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2008 Trex - Water Pump Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: 2008 Trex - Water Pump Replacement

No, he's correct. It sucks. The oil pan is also a terrible job if a lube tech damages it.
http://www.wholesalefordparts.com/image ... 30310B.jpg

I've got over 150k on mine and no water pump needed yet (knocks on wood until knuckle is very sore).
by CrabSpirits
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What other wheels fit?
Replies: 51
Views: 19445

Re: What other wheels fit?

That's the Freestyle FX concept. The hump isn't there because the rear section is actually LOWER than the front. That's so the rear section could slide forward with the hatch, and turn it into a pickup. Neat idea, doubt anybody would buy it. Just look how popular the Envoy XUV was...
by CrabSpirits
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What other wheels fit?
Replies: 51
Views: 19445

Re: What other wheels fit?

Yeah, 20's look so nice on these.

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by CrabSpirits
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What other wheels fit?
Replies: 51
Views: 19445

Re: What other wheels fit?

I can get a set of the 20x8 +40 FX35 wheels for pretty cheap. I've been wanting to see if they will clear. ALSO, guys that have swapped wheels, how versatile are our TPMS sensors to work with?

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by CrabSpirits
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2008 Taurus X AWD SEL hood corrosion
Replies: 52
Views: 15549

Re: 2008 Taurus X AWD SEL hood corrosion

I doubt it's caused by a bimetal reaction, as it will keep going, and it can even peel off from the middle of a panel. This is common on most alum body panels on cars, not just ford, though the worst cases I've seen are on the newer mustangs. They peel off in huge strips! Ford is definitely skimping...
by CrabSpirits
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)

rematar wrote:Welcome. Cool projects. Do you have more photos of the Subaru 360?
Here is the build thread.
http://www.ziptied.com/forums/index.php?topic=36489.0
by CrabSpirits
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: creaking brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2083

Re: creaking brakes

This can sometimes happen if the caliper piston is rusty inside the bore.
by CrabSpirits
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: What cars did we get rid of to get our Freestyles!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 55308

Re: What cars did we get rid of to get our Freestyles!!!

Traded in a 2005 WRX for our Taurus X. I've owned several older Subaru Imprezas and loved them all, but not that one. It was automatic, and the turbo just didn't like it. There were a few occasions where I almost got T-boned because the turbo would take so long to spool up, then the car would rocket...
by CrabSpirits
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)

Hey gang. Traded in my wife's WRX for something more family. We got an '08 Taurus X Eddie Bauer. We got it with 150k miles on it. Apparently, the P.O. just did runs from Chicago to Florida. Most people would run away, but the thing is in super nice shape, and drives fantastic. About me: Mechanic for...
by CrabSpirits
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Seat heater repair didn't last
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Seat heater repair didn't last

I don't know if it's cause of the resistance of the Dorman part, or if it's just having a new element in there, but it seems to me that when you replace the one, the other one fails real quick. Kinda like when you replace a headlight bulb. I am about to change the 4th pad now for the passenger side ...