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Old 08-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #541
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Ford PS systems call for mercon V, thats just how they were designed. Other cars require regular PS fluid, but not Ford.

I predict that your car is going to overheat due to such microscopic coolant lines. There's no way you are going to come close to flowing what the larger oem hoses do. I would have left them alone.

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I don't think so...The only other change I'm making is adding 2 more -10an lines to the rad next week so two of the bigger lines can go directly to it.

The small -6 lines are the coolant overflow line, the small one going to coolant crossover, which isn't much bigger than -6, and the turbo water lines.

The main 2 are -16 and huge. With those two -10an additions, it'll run almost like stock w no issued I think. Those lines will all be more than large enough.

You look at the duratec coolant lines at all? half the lines up top are as small as -4an lines...super small and no issues.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #542
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Looks good, if you don't have fitting wrenches (like me) use a little maskin tape on the inside of the wrench so the fittings won't scratch.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #543
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I bought a full set of wrenches 6-, -8, -10, -12, -16. I just need a -4an one lol.

Some I scratched before I got those wrenches :(
The straight -6an hose end i put on the tstat housing up there was old and used, hence the gnarly scratches lol
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #544
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...oh, one other thing...I did add both of those lines on the thermostat as -6an.

The top is for the 90* fitting is for the overflow lines, which is perfectly fine being small.

Should I change the -6an I added and make it -10an? That is for the line that plugs into the tstat housing and goes over the tranny and into the firewall plug...what is that line for, anyways? Is it fine being -6an? Is it a bypass for the thermostat? It doesn't seem like it goes into the motor at all...and there are 2 lines that are maybe a -10an relative size right there, one goes into the radiator. Why do those 2 lines go from the thermostat into the firewall and back in the radiator for??
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #545
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I still use tape LOL, that line is for the heater, down here I don't use any of those.
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Haha, it's fine with -an wrenches with nothing on there...I've used standard open-ended wrenches and it's scracthed...I've used tape on those since, after I saw how badly it scratches!
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #547
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I still use tape LOL, that line is for the heater, down here I don't use any of those.
...so since those two are the heater lines, they aren't even that important.
It does get cold here in MI, so it would just take longer for the hot air in the AC to kick in if the lines are slightly smaller than stock, basically?

If so, they IDGAF cuz that car won't be driven much in the winter anyways!
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If so, they IDGAF cuz that car won't be driven much in the winter anyways!
Exactly, and OEM lines are pretty small anyway, don't think it will restrict the heater.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #549
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Cool...so I won't even worry about welding any more things to the radiator!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #550
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U have enough welds lol
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