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06-23-2008 09:11 PM
dmeray1 Way cool. Our cars are brothers...or sisters?

I have not read too much on the ground cables. To do it is almost free, I like the price. I will reseach it and add it to my list.

My biggest complaint is the throttle response. That is what I need to fix next! There seems to be a big delay between the pedal and the engine RPM. Tune or throttle body?


Dan
06-23-2008 01:59 PM
captcomputer Good work, now slow down before you run out of things to do. They only get more expensive from here.

Have you looked at Ground cables for your motor. No gain in power, but it does smooth things out a bit. There are several post about that too.


Oh and congrats on the 04. I believe yours and mine were assembled on the same day.
06-23-2008 01:10 PM
dmeray1 What would a weekend be without doing, adjusting, rubbing or adding stuff to my SVTF? For this weekend, I took my "Best Buy" gift certificates and traded them in for a set of Pioneer speakers for the front doors. I had my "how to" instructions from this site, thank you very much. Installation went pretty well. A little trouble releasing the electrical connectors from the panel, but not too bad. I used the harness that BB sells that adapts the stock speaker connector to the new speakers. Slick. I was a little worried when I pulled the sealed stock speaker box out. It has a tweeter on it and I thought, well maybe they put a premium speaker in here after all. I'll just return the new speakers. Well, I installed the left speaker and fired up the Audiophile. I used the "balance" to switch from left to right. I could immediately tell that the Pioneer speaker was better! I installed the right side speaker and cranked up the system. My wife came out because she could hear or feel the bass! For a $100.00, this was a great improvement!

Also, I decided to forget about connecting the ipod. The reviews on the "FM" type transmitters were mixed. I'll just burn a buch of CD's like we used to do. Not as fancy, but it works great with 6 cd's to work with.

Dan
06-16-2008 03:53 PM
DirtyDeeds
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Ok. Finally got the shifter cable adjusted. I now have all seven gears and the CFM STS almost shifts itself!

Next project will be to see if it is worth it to upgrade the speakers on the Audiophile system. Any suggestions? How about connecting the Ipod? Is FM ok? Can't find a hardwire solution. Don't want to replace the whole unit if I can help it.

Also, any suggestions to clean the cloth inserts on the seats? What is a good product to use?

Dan
Do a search in the audio section. There are a number of threads covering hooking up an Ipod to the audiophile head unit. A hardwire through the antenna jack seems to be your best bet.

As for speakers, everybody has an opinion. Check in the audio section.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=51

On the seats, here's a thread covering that subject...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...lean+svt+seats
06-16-2008 01:36 PM
dmeray1 Ok. Finally got the shifter cable adjusted. I now have all seven gears and the CFM STS almost shifts itself!

Next project will be to see if it is worth it to upgrade the speakers on the Audiophile system. Any suggestions? How about connecting the Ipod? Is FM ok? Can't find a hardwire solution. Don't want to replace the whole unit if I can help it.

Also, any suggestions to clean the cloth inserts on the seats? What is a good product to use?

Dan
06-14-2008 09:20 AM
DirtyDeeds Here's a link to the "How To" thread on adjusting the Getrag Shifter cables...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...4&#post1979054[/B]%3C/p%3E%3Cp%3E[B]
06-13-2008 03:35 PM
FRDPLAY Dan,

Mine is sitting in a box at home going in this weekend. Do you recommend another grease to use, or any tips?
06-11-2008 07:44 AM
dmeray1 Anyone have any suggestions for final adjustments after installing the CFM STS?
Dan
06-09-2008 02:56 PM
dmeray1 I installed the CFM STS on Saturday. It took 1 hour to install it and another hour to figure out why I lost reverse!! It is not clear in the CFM instructions and I did not recall in the illustrated instructions from WD40, you have to adjust the shifter by removing the infamous orange clip. I could then use reverse!

Everything seems fine except the 5 to 6 shift is a little stiff sometimes....kinda "notchy." Is there another adjustment that I overlooked? Is the orange clip not adjusted correctly? The 5 to 6 shift was fine with the original shifter. Any suggestions?

For future reference, the rubber "boot" that holds the plastic pivot pieces is a bear to remove and replace. The grease that CFM supplies is somewhat "sticky" and hard to work with. The pivot seems to work fine though.

Dan
06-06-2008 09:30 AM
DirtyDeeds ^^Yup...The same thing happened to mine. That water hose going to the heater core will sag over time and start resting on the shifter cables. I found the problem after the cables finally cut through mine.
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