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1.6 Ecoboost van, 90% ready to pull the trigger

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You might find a lot of things work just a little better with the new battery.

How did the injectors clean up.

 

 

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Still not done. Probably next week. Scheduling issues.

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Nope. Nope. Wasn't the injector fault. Next stop: high pressure pump.

 

Had the transmission flushed today at 84Mm. They said the fluid was pretty much baked. So if you do a lot of city driving and trailer towing, 50K miles is too long.

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With what I have seen, with most cars that allegedly have weak transmissions like Honda's, is that most transmissions that fail also have contaminated fluid.  A lot of those trannies could have had a fighting chance, if the fluid was exchanged.

 

For the 6F35, the number I keep seeing is 30,000 miles.

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On 8/15/2019 at 7:56 AM, mrtn said:

They said the fluid was pretty much baked.

Welcome to the 25000 club, mine was half baked at 25000. I am going to get to the fourth flush before Christmas and will see how the Triax fluid has held up.

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I'm waiting to see how your Triax fluid holds up also.  Are you planning to send in a sample for used oil analysis?

 

My brother in law's Acura transmission went out.  A lot of people are aware that with Honda Acura, the transmissions are okay with the 4 cylinder engines, but not quite so strong with the extra power of a 6 cylinder engine.  I asked him about the transmission fluid.  He never serviced it.   Which is like most people who are sold a car with a lifetime transmission fluid.  

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I will do the analysis as I pour it into the waste oil tank. The best thing i can do for this gear box is to make sure it has enough fluid and give it a scan for shift issues.  

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Had the high pressure pump replaced today. Did start up better than before. Yet to make some more tests, too early to say.

 

Totally different topic: I did door sound insulation months ago and managed to break a clip that holds the door handle/latch cable in place. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it at first so I just left it as is. The problem weas than whenever you let the handle go with a bang the cable did not return as fast and the T-shaped end popped out of its place rendering the handle useless until I removed the door card and reattached. Today a service guy let it all happen and I had had enough. So I laser cut two pieces of plastic sheet with a curve that followed the cable trajectory holding it steady, not allowing it to pop out of the handle hook.

 

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Thanks guys. The pressure pump seems to have fixed the LPG startup issue.

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That is good to here.  It seems that the Propane may require more maintenance than gas alone,which is a draw back.

Hopefully the cost savings make the extra maintenance  worth it.

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The high pressure pump seems to be a weak link in the 1.6 Ecoboost based on what I've read in various pages when researching the issue.

 

Anyway, started a minor audio upgrade just for the fun of it. Had a pair of leftover tweeters from my late Taurus. The A-pillar panel's tweeter holes needed to be enlarged by 3 mm to fit the Taurus tweeters. I also have a pair of very old crossovers (20 years old if not more) I'll utilize here.

 

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It Sounds like a worthy project.  You should include an audio file so we can hear the results.

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I did the door insulation in spring hoping this would be it.

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Hit a whole lot of eights last night:

 

 

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It's been a warm week. The first freezing temps came and went, so I'm reading snow tire tests 😄

 

 

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Sick of driving in darkness, trying out high quality plug'n'play LED projectors:

 

 

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Wow the beam on those lights looks awesome.   Info on the lights?  (I realize we probably can't get them over here in the USA.)

 

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Thanks for the link... You are a braver man than I, though at those prices the gamble wasn't huge I suppose.

 

Plug-and-play installation on the TC?  How do you like them out on the road?

 

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They’re better than stock halogens but require a bit of aiming. The H7 socket is not fixed by anything else than just the ring, clicked in place. Now the projectors are aimed too low in their normal position so I did some bending of metal to aim them right. First I just turned the aiming screw to level them right but the high beam was too high then.

 

So yeah, not really plug’n’play. I might probably go with big HID projectors that require cutting and automatic leveling mechanism for the rear axle + headlight washers. But thet will either happen when I find a cheap pair of extra headlights or when I don’t need a van for a while to take it off the road.

 

 

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