What did you do to your S550 Mustang today?!

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Getting ready to change the oil in the 20. My 1st time doing this. The 2 year free maintenance period is up. What do I need to expect besides a lot of ol? Already got 10qts of oil and filter and 16qt drain pan.

 

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Look out for the large stream of fast flowing oil. I used a pice of cardboard as a dam/deflector right about where the trans cooler lines are. Use this direct the oil into the oil container.
 

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Are these the Continental DWS+?.I had a set installed a few months ago and not really liking them.
Yes. What don't you like about them?

I've only had mine a few days. They are quiet and smooth, but any new tire is like that. They are way better in the wet than the worn OE Pirellis I had, but again... new tires.. duh.

I dunno. My car is 95% all-weather commuter, and 5% Grand Tourer. Seemed like a good choice.


Did not know know this -- OEM Lug nuts single use. What was your replacement (link please).
"Single-Use" is a bit of an exaggeration. On last rotation, the tire guys complained that some of the lug nuts were "swollen". I think the OE nuts have a cover or something like that. Anyway, this time they offered to replace them for 40 bux. I said "Let me see them". They were solid and looked nice so I said "do it".
 

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MP Concepts GT500 spoiler fitted. Was killer today, car was reading 30ºC (86ºF). I'm a Geordie - we don't do heat in the north east. We do cold here. 🥵

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Got to say, my dad and I were laughing at the instructions (or lack of). 7mm and 11.5mm holes? We measured them and actually, 6mm and 10mm were the correct diameters. And the spoiler didn't even line up with the supplied template. Good job MP Concepts!

So we drew around the locator pins and used them for our initial holes. Then we put some white chalk pen on the ends of the threaded screws and put the spoiler in place, and then used the transfered white marks for drilling the 7mm holes. 🤪

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Anywho, alignment niggles adderssed, I stripped out the liner inside and then my dad was tasked with drilling. Thought I had the safe job. Screwdriver wasn't my friend today. 😁

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Popped some silicone on the threads as I'm paranoid about water getting in.

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And the end results. I think it looks much better than before. Has more purpose about the rear end. We didn't put the gurney flap on - we think it looks better without. So I'll keep a hold of it and if I change my mind we'll fit it at a later date.

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The Mazda paint seems to be a really good colour match as well. No idea why the Kona Blue Ford suggested was totally different on the swatch sample. Weird!

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Put in some Weathertech molded mats and the truck liner too. That's it for this weekend.
 


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Add the replacement drain plug.

Getting ready to change the oil in the 20. My 1st time doing this. The 2 year free maintenance period is up. What do I need to expect besides a lot of ol? Already got 10qts of oil and filter and 16qt drain pan.
 

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Getting ready to change the oil in the 20. My 1st time doing this. The 2 year free maintenance period is up. What do I need to expect besides a lot of ol? Already got 10qts of oil and filter and 16qt drain pan.
Think about a Femco. Control the flow and/or lets you attach a hose. Lets you take samples any time or drain extra oil added for track use. No need to replace factory plugs and/or deal with leaking if used one too many times.

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/threads/finally-femco-drain-for-2018-up.168667
 

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That is what I use now. I like it
 

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I was in Tomcats. I liked the F4 as well, but nothing compares to an F14. I know, they are dated, but man I used to love to see it launch off the pointy end.

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Both of my Navy squadrons were hornet, but I loved watching the Tomcats launch off the pointy end. Take a bow and off they go!
 

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Yes. What don't you like about them?

I've only had mine a few days. They are quiet and smooth, but any new tire is like that. They are way better in the wet than the worn OE Pirellis I had, but again... new tires.. duh.

I dunno. My car is 95% all-weather commuter, and 5% Grand Tourer. Seemed like a good choice.




"Single-Use" is a bit of an exaggeration. On last rotation, the tire guys complained that some of the lug nuts were "swollen". I think the OE nuts have a cover or something like that. Anyway, this time they offered to replace them for 40 bux. I said "Let me see them". They were solid and looked nice so I said "do it".
I found the worn out pirellis to have a smoother,quieter ride and now the car is slightly tram lining. I've had the alignment check at 2 different shops and she is bang on. I'm sure they are much better in the rain but my car is not a daily driver or a track car. I had just the opposite experience with my 2013.When I bought it,it had low miles with pirrellis on it.They were noisey(scalloped) and she tram lined dangerously. I put GoodYear Eagle Sports on it and it was a totally different car. Sadly the GoodYears weren't available in 20" for the 2016.
 

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Took the track car to a small but high end cars n coffee type thing. I was kind of surprised my car got so much attention given the surroundings.
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Yes. What don't you like about them?

I've only had mine a few days. They are quiet and smooth, but any new tire is like that. They are way better in the wet than the worn OE Pirellis I had, but again... new tires.. duh.

I dunno. My car is 95% all-weather commuter, and 5% Grand Tourer. Seemed like a good choice.




"Single-Use" is a bit of an exaggeration. On last rotation, the tire guys complained that some of the lug nuts were "swollen". I think the OE nuts have a cover or something like that. Anyway, this time they offered to replace them for 40 bux. I said "Let me see them". They were solid and looked nice so I said "do it".
I will be getting the DWS when the Pirelli's wear out. I have ran them on several cars albiet smaller sizes and they fit my driving style just fine. I just take it easy most of the time and letter rip once in a while. Quiet and all weather performance is more important than ultimate grip to me. As for the "One time use" lugs, I do agree with that. I have dealt with the 2 piece crappy lugs on my F150 and solid 1 piece lugs are a must. I got the Black gorilla lugs to match my PP wheels and they work fantastic...

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Getting ready to change the oil in the 20. My 1st time doing this. The 2 year free maintenance period is up. What do I need to expect besides a lot of ol? Already got 10qts of oil and filter and 16qt drain pan.
I second the comment above. Just be prepared for a LARGE stream of oil, it comes out fast, like dumps all 10 quarts in a few seconds fast. I always have a spare plug handy just in case the tabs or O-ring gets damaged. Nothing worse than not having a functional drain plug to put back in the car.

Have not done the filter on this one yet but it looks straightforward, I changed the oil in my 5.0 in my F150 over 20 times, at least it was easier to reach stuff since it was a 4x4.
 

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DId my next few mods over the last couple of days. Rear tail light panel, Ford Performance with the RTR logo. Not sure about the logo but it's growing on me. Complements the Black pony badge up front and the black 5.0 badges.

Installed the Roush hood strut kit today. Very worthwhile upgrade. Car should have come this way from the factory.

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Installed the Roush hood strut kit today. Very worthwhile upgrade. Car should have come this way from the factory.
Totally agree. Prop rods are ridiculous on anything past 1990 lol. Especially considering the cost of these cars.

Now that I think about it my ‘88 300ZX had hood struts too!
 

 
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