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  1. 2 points
    sKiZo

    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    Is this thread in the right place? Some comments seem out of place as well. I was just asking if there's anyone maintaining this forum as it looks jumbled up and out of place. For instance, one spot is open to forum support and several new members posted topic in this forum based on issue with their vehicles. So those topics are in the wrong place. I merely asked if you or whomever owners or maintains the site would allow me to mod so I can clean this up for them, I have time and will gladly do so. Eagerly waiting your reply and no I'm not a robot but I played one on tv ...
  2. 1 point
    Here are some videos of my van build. 2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT CAMPER CONVERSION PART 1 - YouTube 2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT CAMPER CONVERSION PART 2 - YouTube FAN-TASTIC VENT INSTALL - YouTube
  3. 1 point
    Double Nickels

    Fuel Mileage

    Environmental groups and energy companies spend a fortune to influence laws governing automobile performance and emissions. It's a "no win" for the consumer. Cars using gasoline got better mileage before the current emissions standard. I'm not an expert. Is it better to use less fuel? Or use more fuel with with less tailpipe pollution? And then there was the fuel additive which was supposed to burn cleaner, but actually became a pollutant. More oil is consumed and sold. Increased demand for fuel benefits oil companies. Politicians are wealthier. Is the environment better off?
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    Now that is a worthwhile change! My Volt had a little dash top cubby with a 12V outlet. Very handy for charging the phone or powering a Garmin/TomTom or Radar Detector (seriously who would have or need one in a Volt :-) )We use the TC for long trips and that would be so nice.
  5. 1 point
    connectvanplans

    K&N in my 2016 TC observations

    I have to agree with this. From my younger car-modding days, people were often effectively replacing a deliberate and specifically engineered design that in all likelihood made the best compromise between ducting/sourcing air, maximizing flow, and protecting the filter element for filter longevity and serviceability with a tube whose engineering design rigor was likely the equivalent of "we made it fit in your vehicle's engine bay" as well as fitting an exposed aftermarket filter that operates exactly as mrtn says here. With just the K&N filter, yeah you might gain a little more flow in the short term (why do this in a cargo van), but it is at the expense of allowing more dust/particulate into your engine combustion chambers. K&N as a business has been a great success in marketing if nothing else. As for the moisture and humidity issue with OEM air filters, I can't say I've ever had that issue in the Pacific NW. While the temperatures in the bay would tend to bake out any moisture and humidity in operation, perhaps air filter degradation could be an issue if the vehicle sits unused for long periods of time in a humid climate. Even so, your standard air filters are cheap to replace and easy to access to check for damage.
  6. 1 point
    mrtn

    K&N in my 2016 TC observations

    It's a gimmick. It does nothing but mess up the MAF and allow too much dust in your engine.
  7. 1 point
    G B L

    Fuel Mileage

    Nice but we do not have a choice here so we can"t even be angry. If you want the TC here that's what it is.
  8. 1 point
    Fifty150

    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    I have a 2016, and the brakes look like they could go another 5 years. I've had cars where you could see brake dust on the wheels. That's not the case with a Transit Connect. Most of the ones I see on the road do not have front wheels covered in brake dust. Molle is a tactical gear attachment system. You see tactical vest with Molle gear. Is this guy rigging up his van for ammunition, tear gas, and weapons?
  9. 1 point
    jrm223

    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    "will eliminate the massive amount of brake dust we're getting on the front rotors" I don't understand how he's getting so much brake dust on the front. Mine still look like nearly brand new, even though the van has 130K miles on it now - I bought the van brand new in 2015, so I know they're original. Whatever, though, he's their problem now! Haha Wait, I just got to user Kenton now being labeled a ... FOE!! Hahahaha
  10. 1 point
    Fifty150

    Battery recommendations?

    Me too.
  11. 1 point
    mrtn

    Toaster? Nah, couldn't be!

    Heh. Here we go: https://fordtransit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=92502&start=3870#p1724569
  12. 1 point
    Fifty150

    New FTC/Van owner

    Pretty cool. I need something like that. So my dates can hang out the window when they drink too much.
  13. 1 point
    Fifty150

    I'm New Here

    With any luck, you might find some helpful people when you have a question. Good to have you aboard.
  14. 1 point
    Willygee

    I'm New Here

    Welcome...always enjoy overseas input.
  15. 1 point
    Nokay

    New FTC/Van owner

    With this post and the one I posted in brakes/suspension not getting responses I will just post updates to my build here. Feel free to move mods. Raised the front seats with 2” delrin spacers that my friend helped make since he’s significantly better at machining than I am and I’ve been crazy busy, sub under drivers seat, added the 2nd row single seat, A/T tires (215/65/16 Falken - Wildpeaks) and rebuilt the false floor with an access hatch (same friend helped chop the legs and make the adjustable feet). I wanted to reclaim the space under the false floor and it needed to be strong enough to put motos in. We used the stock L bracket that the original floor was bolted to and dropped it down so that the new floor is flush to the rear and also bolts into said L bracket. Using pocket screws I attached a front piece so things don’t go in or out the front of the floor area. I didn’t put it under as there is more than enough support using the extrusion and it gave me a little more space. I figured out the stock rear strut length and am in the process of building some shocks. Hoping I can pull the stock strut soon to dyno match the compression curve so I can install it once and have a great tune. Going with an air shock to be able to pump it up when hauling a moto and/or other gear for trips and take air our when not hauling heavier loads. I also ordered the TEMA 30mm spacer kit. I did a few other small things but I’ll stop boring myself. Here’s some pics.
  16. 1 point
    IzInBloOm

    2014 LiftGate stuck closed?

    Hey guys 2015 here. Didn't see anybody post the fix so I am. Where the wire harness pass into the body on the right hand side the wires rub on an un-grommeted hole, the insulation comes off and they short. Open the tailgate, locate rubber wire tube on right side. Pull off lower connection, see busted wires. Isolate and wrap them in electrical tape. Armor bundle against rubbing.
  17. 1 point
    You might consider these folks. No idea how expensive they are (nor their availability) but their work looks amazing: https://www.bespoke-creations.net/
  18. 1 point
    @jrm223 I suspect your van has a powerpoint located on the right rear of the van. If you don't need it, you can tap into that without running a new power wire. It is fused at 20A, so you may still want to use the inline fuse supplied.
  19. 1 point
    I *like* the idea of drain plugs in transmission pans - A worthwhile mod, IMO Years ago we had a Mitsu with an automatic which was known to fail, often before 100K was reached. It came from the factory with a trans drain plug (which I'm sure 90% of owners never made use of) and every other oil change I would drain and refill the trans - I was changing engine oil every 3K with conventional oil. The trans took just shy of 3 quarts to refill after a drain. This meant (to me at least) that I was doing a complete fluid change every 20K or so, which I'm sure had to be a good idea for a transmission known to have 'problems'. Our car was totaled by a drunk driver when we had about 90K on it and we never had any trans related problems, so money well spent, IMO If you have to drop the pan to install the drain plug, why not change the filter too? In my not so knowledgeable opinion, if you want to switch from conventional ATF to synthetic, I think you should do as close to a 100% change as possible when you make the switch - Not by adding 3 or 4 quarts once every year. I'm sure they'll say the conventional and the synthetic are 'compatible' but running with 3 or 4 quarts of new synthetic mixed with 5 or 6 quarts of old 50,000 mile conventional doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I just bought 16 quarts of full synthetic to make the switch on my TC, but I recently realized that I'll need about 4 quarts more to get a 95% or better switch over If you only want to change 3 or 4 quarts regularly with your new drain plug, I think I'd stay with the factory recommended conventional ATF - Just my opinion Don
  20. 1 point
    G B L

    Transmission fluid change

    I have changed a lot of trans filters. Most had only small amounts of debris. The real benefit Is the changing the heat stressed fluid.
  21. 1 point
    Fifty150

    Ford Transit Connect Custom Builds

    A quick look on youtube shows plenty of camper builds. Any one of these videos belong to one of you guys? Ford Transit Connect Camper Conversion. rob bakerloo 10 months ago 33,994 views The conversion of my Ford transit connect, took about 6 weeks to complete. 3:44 Van camper from Ford Transit Connect 2015 Richard Bryson 1 month ago 4,047 views Basic 1 to 2 person camper. 9:05 Transit Camper Van Jay Droeger 1 year ago 58,069 views 2010 Ford Transit Connect Camper Van RV conversion. 7:17 Transit connect camper not vw t5 or t4 Connect Campers 1 month ago 804 views Campervan for sale. Van in the week and then a camper This is ready to go complete in the sale is a microwave, tv, cool box ... 1:33 Packing Up a 2015 Transit Connect DIY Camper Van Teresa Mendez 1 year ago 6,087 views We recently bought a 2015 Ford Transit Connect cargo van, and converted it ourselves into a camper. This is a time lapse video of ... 2:38 Ruby's Conversion Jenna Bird 8 months ago 9,539 views turning our 2010 Ford Transit Connect into our very first micro-camper. 2:30 Woodworker mods Ford Transit into camper van Boing Boing Video 3 years ago 158,983 views This post is sponsored by the Ford Transit Connect: When talented woodworker Eric Cournoyer isn't immersed in sawdust, you'd ... 4:31 Ford Transit Connect Camper Conversion PART 2. rob bakerloo 5 months ago 5,936 views So this is a little vid just to show briefly what I've done. 1:16 KURT KAMPER ford transit connect camper van rv minivan Morehead Design Laboratories Inc 1 year ago 11,675 views ford transit connect camper van rv minivan to include, ceramic insulation, maxxfan deluxe. altenator charging cirucit with VSR. 6:11 Transit Connect camper conversion Nita Skidmore 1 year ago 33,001 views 13:05 2010 Ford Transit Connect Camper Steve Remmington 5 months ago 6,367 views In today's video I discuss the features and additions on my 2010 Ford Transit Connect Cargo van. This is the XLT model which ... 30:14 Stealth camper van for street preaching (revised) jesuscross9 3 weeks ago 196 views How you can get 35 feet of living space in a small Ford Transit Connect. In this video I demonstrate it can be done. I first give a ten ... 0:19 transit connect camper silverstreak Morehead Design Laboratories Inc 1 year ago 2,887 views Ford Transit Connect gen 1. To include: power, sleeping, rack, awning, screen door,shore power,roof vent, and more... information ... 1:37 Newberg Ford, Transit Connect Camper Conversion. Ford Transit Connect RV NewbergFord1 4 years ago 80,604 views Newberg Ford, Ford Transit Connect Camper Conversion van. 13VIDEOS Ford connect camper massimiliano021071 7:59Connect Campers - Promoting a new van conversion kit. Filmed & produced by Peter Wood 13:37A New MPV Campervan For JesterBushcraft - First Outing View full playlist (13 videos) 1:21 ford transit connect camper windows floor insulation and ceiling vent Morehead Design Laboratories Inc 2 years ago 12,113 views a starter kit for rosanne, epoxy floor, insulation (basic), maxxfan deluxe, rear windows, solart maintainer, aux battery system with ... 4:07 Ford connect camper van,day van TheSkyedoggy 1 year ago 21,755 views Ford transit connect camper project. 2:00 Van camper from Ford Transit Connect 2015 part 2 Richard Bryson 1 month ago 2,161 views Sleeping mode. 3:41 camper ford transit connect duo frank Autocampers rent 8 months ago 2,329 views homologada furgoneta vivienda ,ventajas y equipamiento :1.ligera 2.facil de llevar 3.economica ,solo 5 litros diesel x 100 ... 0:56 Ford Transit Connect Stealth Camper conversion Morehead Design Laboratories Inc 1 year ago 7,790 views Ford Transit Connect Stealth Camper conversion features, cargo platform, rear door fold-up sink, blackout curtains, wall mounted ...
  22. 1 point
    G B L

    Transmission fluid change

    Here is the post I did on the Transmission Change. The hardest part of this operation will be getting the TC Jacked up. Should be almost level . Remove the Under body dust shield . Look for the Drain Plug. 11 mm or 7/16 wrench. ] This style funnel will slide down into the Vent plug you just removed Put 3 quarts of fluid in [attacjpg] ] Run the TC for 5 to 10 minutes . Then drain the fluid again. Repeat this 2 more times You have Now used 9 quarts of fluid. Put the Drain plug back in make it snug this time. Add 3 quarts of fluid You have now used 12 quarts. Go under the car and Look for the indicator plug (14 mm wrench) Loosen the plug. Do not remove yet Start the engine with the engine running and the Car in park pull the plug and add fluid into the funnel until it just drips out the Indicator hole Replace plug put the Dust shield on , Pull the funnel and replace the vent cap. Total Fluid 13 Qts. With most of number 13 left There is no filter to change on this operation and the type of fluid is Mercon LV. Have fun!
  23. 1 point
    Something about changing the fluid without changing the filter doesn't seem right to me. When it comes time to do mine, I'll reasearch the pan design and internal valve body footprint, then drill a hole in the pan to drain the fluid. Once the fluid has drained, I'll drop the pan, change the filter, and install a drain plug kit in the hole that I drilled in the pan.
  24. 1 point
    Bikesnbreakdowns

    Operation Adventure Transit

    I was able to get out of the office last weekend for a little camp trip down to South Carlsbad State Beach. It's nice to finally have a car with space! 2 surfboards 2 bikes and all my camp equiptment and firewood fit in no problem! I was even able to set up my hammock off one of the upper tow hooks and attach it to a tree for a nice relaxing sunset!
  25. 1 point
    Bikesnbreakdowns

    Operation Adventure Transit

    WEEKEND PROJECT! This weekend I spray painted my steelies black. OOOhhhhh shiny! BEFORE AFTER
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