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6 Months of Ownership

Thread in 'ST of the Week' started by A J, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. A J

    A J Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Hello all,

    Title says it all.



    Little back story,

    Back in September my buddy who previously owned this lovely 2002 Sport Trac , moved to Kansas and didn't need the Trac anymore. It wasnt running or didnt start when he had it towed to my garage. He gave it to me. Pretty sweet, i was very excited, as i always like these little trucks.



    Go to the link to see the most current pictures i have , as of today. And the outcomes of what i am going to list out that i did to it.



    http://imgur.com/a/5aGH2



    Everything was done by me and/or with some help from friends.



    Starting with the Engine:



    Battery

    Positive Battery Terminal

    Cleaned out throttle body

    Replaced spark plugs and wires

    Replaced PCV valve and breather hose connecting to passenger side cover.

    K&N Cold Air Intake

    Valve cover gaskets

    Air Intake Manifold Gaskets

    Coolant Drain and Fill

    Fuel Filter



    Suspension:



    Front lower ball joints-MOOG

    Front and rear sway bar links and front sway bar bushings-MOOG

    Bilstein 4600 Shocks, Front and Rear



    Brakes:



    New Pads and Rotors

    New Bearing/Hub Assemblies

    New Calipers and Brackets

    New Hardware for it all



    Fluids:



    Front and Rear Differential fluid exchange

    Transfer Case fluid exchange



    Transmission fluid exchange (8qts out of the 10), new pan gasket and filter---ONLY thing i had a Ford Dealership do. $230



    Tires:

    BFG All-Terrain TAKO2 265/70/16 --one size up from the stock 255/70/16



    Interior:

    Rubber floor so i don't have mats

    New center console vinyl cover and foam pad, old one was damaged and cracked.

    Replaced a couple dash lights



    GT Yellow (HeadLight Armor . com ) Fog Light vinyl overlays.---Awesome yellow light at night!



    Silverstar ULTRA bulbs for the headlights.





    Things I need to do:



    I am adding some AT-205 reseal i got from ebay , once i do my next oil change, which will today, tomorrow or the next. Trying to stop a very very slow rear main seal leak.

    Thats something i dont want to fix or pay to fix.



    Total investment thus far +-$3500, KBB/NADA Value retail +-$6500.





    I think thats it.....



    If i think of anything else I've done to it, I will make sure to add it in.







     
  2. A J

    A J Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Here is a better link, also replaced the brake cruise switch but didn't fix my issue. May need to switch controls out on wheel but probably won't.

     
  3. Ed Fenwick

    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Wow AJ, almost like a new truck now.
     
  4. A J

    A J Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    So just did a oil change today, installed an EZ drain plug, and also decreased rear main area. Added Reseal At-205 today, we will see what happens.
     
  5. Dean Hedin

    Dean Hedin Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I did a little test with AT-205 reseal. I had a distributor o-ring that had fossilized on a 27 year old cologne 2.9L v-6. No problem easy to replace. The old o-ring broke into a few pieces.

    They were hard and brittle.



    I took the remnant pieces of that o-ring and put them in a little vial of AT-205 reseal.

    I then set the vial near my water heater. It was around 90F.



    After a few weeks I opened the vial and pulled out the o-ring pieces.

    It was amazing. They had become soft and pliable again.



    It was not like putting them in a solvent, They were not swelled up or anything.

    They just became like original.



    Just a simple experiment - Your mileage may vary.
     
  6. Bugsiegel

    Bugsiegel Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    How many miles on this truck?

    I didn't know the first generation holds value so well.

    Wonder what my fully loaded 07 with 170k is worth.
     
  7. A J

    A J Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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