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Joe H

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Re: High Performance Torque converter
« on: April 01, 2013, 08:49:33 PM »
Hi guys!

had some back problems didn't feel well


Now it seems I need a tune on the car

on de-accel it surges up and down and it seems like the timing could be improved

I blew a lower radiator hose tonight running it


I'm scared I might have gone a little over board with this converter
it's 3600

good thing i have another car

I'm trying to find a place who will tune it for less than 800 sheesh !

379 for the tuner and like 400 for an hour on dyno to tune

geez

I live in Hampton Roads area of Virginia

Yorktown/Williamsburg
VA. beach and Norfolk not too far
either is Richmond << 1 hour


but thanks for the replies and those picks

all is good there

I just don't understand why the converter seems to be messing with the CPU so much !!

I reset (unhooked battery cables for an hour)

No help

I'm going to call hig now cuz I think I might need a better radiator even though this one is only a couple years old its still stock

This converter is going to keep revs up

I can see that.

Hey any help or tips on the lower radiator hose
the monstrosity that leads to the filler tank / engine/lower/ portion of radiator
will be appreciated.

Oh............I also put a trans cooler in front of the stock radiator too.
so it blocks flow some

Yes I have a 160 thermostat

But here's a question for you guys >>>>>>>>>>> When you get a tune can't you also adjust when the electric fan comes on at a different degree ?

Is there a better electric fan for the stock radiator that helps enough without having to buy a griffin ?

Thanks in advance.............Joe

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Re: High Performance Torque converter
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 07:16:43 AM »
I do not think a TQ will alone will require a tune.

The radiator hose is a pain.  Please make sure you do not use tap water when refilling.  Use 50/50 mix or distilled water and straight antifreeze mix.

The surging could be a number of things.  Check your oil and verify it does not have foam (water could mess up O2's).  If you have an K&N you may have to clean your MAF sensor tip.  I usually use a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.  Be gentile.  Finally look for vacuum leaks.  A hose that fell off or loose clamp?

Yes, the two speed fan temperatures can be adjusted whit a tune.
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

Joe H

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Re: High Performance Torque converter
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 08:47:15 PM »
found it  :wink:

hmmmmmmm

oil is ok because it's been parked


however the maf tip is very possible since we've had lots of rain and I just did a
 K & N clean so it could be some oil residue from new K&N treatment



i will try that


thanks


yep i'm a believer in using distilled water


0'2's are brand new since putting on high flow cats with kooks headers and true duals

all tips and replies are greatly appreciated

my replies are not to dispute any of yours
simply conversing and confirming that your advice/knowledge is close to the mark
it's just trying to narrow it down

Now................my wipers don't work

sigh

replaced the switch

worked and all was well
then went out again

I see that an ICM Integrated Control Module for the wipers seems to share what they call headlamp control too


they show it under dash

any better and more precise descriptions and locations would be greatly appreciated on this too


is it a box type control ?
does it look like a relay ?

or more like a box type module ?

precise location or what wire feed to follow would help


thanks guys

you guys are great


Joe


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Re: High Performance Torque converter
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 09:00:38 PM »
In addition

the guys at Rev Max were very helpful

the T.Q. looked very well made


they gave me like 3 extra options for free

anti-ballooning
carbon fiber disc thang
and something else would have to check invoice
it was 5 bills

works great


I'm not pushing alot of horsepower but it looked very precision made
check out their website
they'll send some brochures for free too

I think it's going to be a good company.

I worked for Ford dealers in parts departments for over 20 years

I don't claim to be a tech
When it comes to electrical or programming of C.P.U.'s

Nope

I'm 50 years old<<<<<<<<<<old school.

But ..................I'm certainly not a moron (unless you ask my girlfriend when she's mad)

I know Fords pretty well.

I'm also wise enough to listen to people who have experience.

Yes I built my own 67 Mustang with the help of Holman & Moody back in the day.
But............thats old school.

I'm wise enough and mature enough to realize that you can gain knowledge from many people especially ones that have experience .

have to go


be back later or tomorrow

Tackling the rad hose tomorrow

I'd like to drive up to PA. one time this summer maybe and meet you guys.
Never even thought about that at the TCCOA site.

Those guys can lick my balls  :P


did i say that out loud ?

sorry

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Re: High Performance Torque converter
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »
Sorry for the move...  It just fit here better...

One time I replaced my O2's with new OEM ones and they were bad.  The second try was the charm.   There is a nice article in the tech section on O2's.  Still thinking vacuum leak though...

The ICM is under the dash next to the fuse box.  It is a PITA to get at...  Attached is a pict.

I wonder if we can get some Rev max brochures or key chains or pens for the car show on the 20th?

TC who?
 :o
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM