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by mancat
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Bad smell after changing spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Re: Bad smell after changing spark plugs

Well nearly a week later and the smell has gone away - success
by mancat
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Bad smell after changing spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Re: Bad smell after changing spark plugs

The new O rings are fine. The smoke was white and immediately disappeared after opening hood. Seems like may be the excess silicon dielectric burning off. Probably should have just put a film on the spark plug contact rather than dabbing a glob into the coil boots. Going to drive some more today wit...
by mancat
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Bad smell after changing spark plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Bad smell after changing spark plugs

Changed the spark plugs on my wife's 2009 Taurus X today.. It still had the OEM plugs which were blown out to about 0.080, specified gap being 0.051. All six plugs looked good otherwise and had normal deposits, no oil in the spark plug wells, and no sign of coil pack failure. New plugs were Autolite...
by mancat
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: HOW-TO: Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 30955

Re: HOWTO Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler

chuckblouse wrote:Wondering how the cooler mounts in the car? Does it attach to the old transmission cooler?
Basically. Most aftermarket coolers mount using plastic zip tie type fasteners which must be passed through the fins of the condenser and radiator.
by mancat
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: HOW-TO: Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 30955

Re: HOWTO Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler

Thanks ! Edited for additional clarification and photos.
by mancat
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: HOW-TO: Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 30955

HOW-TO: Bypassing leaking factory trans cooler

Here is a short guide on bypassing the factory transmission cooler, which is prone to leakage. Mine started leaking around 90k, very little at first, but seemed to continue worsening until it was regularly marking its territory in the driveway. Rather than pay a ton to replace the flawed factory AC ...
by mancat
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler

Changed my mind and agreed with your recommendations. I ordered a cooler similar to your listed units which uses threaded 1/2" NPT ports, so that I could just use a 1/2" NPT barb adapter. It looks to me like there is enough slack in the factory rubber hoses to route them around the left side of the ...
by mancat
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler

I picked up 1/2" to 3/8" brass reducers at Home Depot today. They are actually for Sharkbite hose, but they appear that they will work fine with the transmission hose. I agree that I would like to use as few adapters/reducers as possible - however I'm not certain that the original 1/2" hoses would e...
by mancat
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler

I ordered a Hayden 678 which is recommended for cooling of trucks/RVs, well over the Taurus GVWR. Unfortunately the product did not match the specs shown on Amazon - Amazon showed a 5/8" barb fitting on the cooler, which would have worked with the factory 1/2" lines with a bit of stretching. Once I ...
by mancat
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Recommended aftermarket trans cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Recommended aftermarket trans cooler

Wife's X recently started leaking from the idiotic AC condenser cooler element. I have absolutely zero plans to replace the condenser, and will just reroute the trans lines to an aux cooler mounted in front of the condenser. It looks like a bit of a pain to get in there to take measurements for pote...