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    Fuel line quick connects

    I wonder what the factory recommends. I can clearly see that my 5/8" tools are not thick enough to move the spring out of the way and my 3/4" tools are too thick to fit.
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    Fuel line quick connects

    I have an '89 SC and I am about to pull off the intake manifold. I am being held up by the quick connects on the fuel rail. I seem to recall that these things have always been a complete PITA. For the large one, my 5/8" quick connect tools seem to be too small and my 3/4" tools seem to be too...
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    What are my options for shocks?

    I have an '89 SC with the adjustable ride. I don't think I have ever changed the shocks. I can't seem to find the electrically adjustable shocks anywhere. Can mine be rebuilt? Are there other options?
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    Fuel injector interchangability...

    I just bought a set of new ultra-power injectors off rock auto. They are white instead of brown. Should I be worried?
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    Rhoades lifters

    Has anyone tried Rhoades lifters on their SC? I have an '89 5 speed. A while back, I swapped in a more aggressive cam (.505 lift, 202 Dur at .050 I & E) and I have been disappointed with the results. While I did gain power in the upper RPMS, I lost the massive torque on the low end. I have been...
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    M5R2 manual transmission rebuild parts

    I have not been able to find a rebuild kit for the M5R2-RKE five speed transmission in my '89 SC. Ebay is full of rebuild kits for the M5OD-R2 that came in Ford trucks. Does anyone know what the difference is between the two kits? Or better yet, does anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit for...
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    Did I buy the wrong Fuel Tank?

    Thanks guys, I will let RockAuto know when I return it.
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    Did I buy the wrong Fuel Tank?

    I just bought a new fuel tank from RockAuto for my '89 SC. The new tank just arrived and it is roughly rectangular and made of metal. The tank in my SC seems to be plastic and shaped kind of like a triangle with a big divot through the middle (to clear the driveshaft). I notice that both...
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    Failed Smog Badly, need help.

    Here is more info that I forgot lat time: 1] I replaced the spark plugs and O2 sensors just before the test. 2] When I say the engine runs hot, I do not mean that it overheats, it just runsd alot hotter than it did before this started. I have a 180 degree thermostat and a separate fan...
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    Failed Smog Badly, need help.

    I thought that mybe the high NO and high engine temps on the freeway point to innoperative EGR, but I can't understand the high CO and HC too. Is there any one sensor that can cause this?
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    Diagnostic equipment

    Having just failed smog, I am once again wishing for some sort of diagnostic equipment to help me troubleshoot these kind of issues. Is there some instrment out there that I can buy that will allow me to find out when my emission look like before I go to the smog station? I know that california...
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    Failed Smog Badly, need help.

    I have an '89 SC and I just failed smog badly, and I have no idea where to look. I hope that one of you guys can give me some ideas. It failed on HC, CO, and NO although it seemed to fail the worst on NO. I have attached the results. Here are the other symptoms: The car runs great, although...
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    Where can I buy an oil level sensor?

    Does anyone know where I can buy an oil level sensor for an '89 SC? I have searched all the usual places (RockAuto, Autozone, ebay etc) and I can't find one. I could find one for '94-97 SCs, but it does not look the same.
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    Oil Level Sensor...

    My oil level sensor has never worked either! Does anyone know what goes wrong with these things
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    Need CA Smog advice

    I am not sure how to tell. I bought them in 2004 or so. I have heard that the CA certification of CATs is different now so I am not sure how my CATs stack up now.
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    Need CA Smog advice

    I feel no sign of misfire and no codes are being thrown.
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    Need CA Smog advice

    Cats are pretty new, but obviously something must be wrong. No codes are set and the car runs well. I will try the ignition thing this weekend. I live in San Diego
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    Need CA Smog advice

    How do you clean the MAF element? Will either of these things produce these symptoms?
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    Need CA Smog advice

    my '89 SC recently failed a smog check here in CA. The puzzling thing is that it failed on both NO and HC emissions, although not by much. I completely rebuilt the engine in '05. I also replaced virtually every emission part at that time, including O2 sensors and Cats, but not the MAF. In fact...
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    Shocks for the s/c

    I thought I had read that Tokico still made the shocks for the SC. Apparently, they were the original manufacturer for Ford. Am I wrong?
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