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Old 01-30-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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svt maintanence day

tomorrow i get my svt back from
bankston ford.
new valve cover gasket.

after i get i home im going to replace
1)oil pan gasket
2)fuel filter
3)pcv valve
4)trans-fluid flush and fill with RP syncromaxx
5)oil change.

i want to do it this at a safe pace but also pretty quick.
im worried about the fuel filter and oil pan gasket.
everything else im not even worried about.

after that take it to autozone (1 of my friends works there too) and scan it and see what comes up.

so im pretty excited to see if this helps.

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Old 01-30-2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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how many miles do you have?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:09 AM   #3
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you are probably going to break the plastic clips that hold your fuel filter in as they are super brittle and if it is anything like my 04 ZX3 D23 then according to everyone (even ford) they don't exist...the ones that come with the filter are wrong, the ones that ford looks up are wrong, they can't get the right ones, and nothing fits. I ended up finding some at NAPA that i had to dremel to fit...

this may only be a duratec problem tho but it still shouldn't be a problem on this common of a car (had the same issue with an 05 ZX4)....

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Have you figured out why your car won't go past 6K (?) or what went wrong the other day? I take it that was the valve cover gasket. Reguardless, replacing anything you have listed isn't a bad idea anyways.
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i want to do it this at a safe pace but also pretty quick.
im worried about the fuel filter and oil pan gasket.
everything else im not even worried about
any pointers guys?
IV had the oil pan gasket done. It's not even a gasket. It's almost like an epoxy. You can do it when you change your oil. THe main thing that will suck about doing that gasket is removing all the bolts that hold it in. After that you will have to pry it off, it's held on pretty good. Be prepared for a mess, there will be oil in it even after you drain the oil. Wouldn't be a bad idea to clean it while you have it off too. Just make you clean your surfaces real good then apply the goop they call a gasket.
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Keep a sharp eye on that valve cover gasket after you get it back. I had mine replaced every oil change until 15,000 miles when they finally got it right. Yes I'm on my sixth valve cover gasket. Apparently they're a cast iron bitch to install so yours may leak. And yes my stealership was a SVT certified dealership.
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tell me this is the right PCV valve for the svt.
on one side it has threads almost like you do a have twist and it snaps in to whereever that holds it.

the guy insisted it was for svt but to tell you the truth im not sure if its the right one.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #8
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well they are gonna be replacing it for free if it leaks cause thats there fault it messes up. should of just went to firestone (payless and lifetime warranty)
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tell me this is the right PCV valve for the svt.
on one side it has threads almost like you do a have twist and it snaps in to whereever that holds it.

the guy insisted it was for svt but to tell you the truth im not sure if its the right one.

That's like the OEM. The directions from Ford state that you turn the valve counterclockwise to remove it. Most aftermarkets do away with the thread and you just push 'em in. They fit pretty snug.
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Advice on the PCV, be very careful taking the rubber elbow off. After awhile it gets brittle and can break. I would recommend replacing it at the same time.
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