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Old 02-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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I have a 2003 black svt with 105,000 miles. i just changed the thermostat and the thermostat housing because it was leaking, and i also had to get a new dimmer switch beause my low beams werent coming on. I just ordered a new timing belt with assembly parts to change all that. But besides brakes, tires, oil, is there anything in particular i should know about?


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Old 02-13-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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accessory belt, spark plugs, timing belt pulley and tensioner and valve cover gasket
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Sounds like you are off too a good start with your SVT!

You may want to do a gear-oil change if you haven't, that can help the shifts go smoother.

Also, if you have extra cash to burn, get yourself a tune from tom (1turbofocus), it will make your svt feel a lot more fun to drive.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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welcome friend to FF. looks like your off to a good start. I would also recommend flushing out the radiator and put fresh coolant
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The radiator has been flushed, the timing belt pulley, tensioner and valve cover gasket are being changed tomorrow. Spark plugs this weekend. and i will also change gear oil.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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what is the tune? Meaning its purpose and what is done
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