Last post on Nov 02, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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Ford Expedition, SUV
#25 of 30 Re: Service Alert!! [macman246]
Oct 25, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I HAVE A 97 EX 4.6L(146,000mi)XLT,4X4.....I WANTED TO KNOW IF I AM USING SYNTHETIC OIL,PLUS ADDING LUCAS OIL STABILIZER WILL IT MAKE THE TRUCK RUN BETTER AND IMPROVE THE ENGINE.....DO I REALLY NEED TO ADD(LUCAS)???????ALSO WHICH OIL FILTER IS REALLY THE BEST AND WHICH AIR FILTER WOULD YOU SUGGEST....I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK TO ADD MORE YEARS TO MY TRUCK....AND ALSO WHICH BRAND TRANSMISSION FLUID...I WAS THINKING (SYNTHETIC)??????IS THERE ANYTHING AT ALL I CAN DO TO GET BETTER GAS MILEAGE(WOWWWWW)DO YOU THINK ADDING LUCAS FUEL TREATMENT REALLY HELPS...LOTS OF PEOPLE THINK ITS A REALLY GOOD PRODUCT....THANKS....
#26 of 30 BLUISH LOOKING SMOKE
Oct 25, 2007 (11:25 pm)
MY 1997 EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 4.6LT (146,000mi)gives out a bluish looking smoke from the exhaust...i put some no smoke treatment in and it seemed like it solved the problem(for now)it seemed like the smoke was worse when the a/c on...do you have any idea why i produce (BLUE SMOKE)I WAS TOLD BY ME USING SYNTHETIC OIL I SHOULD NOT PRODUCE ANY SMOKE.....I USUALLY BUY THE SYNTHETIC OIL WHEN ITS ON SALE,I TYPICALLY USE CASTROL SYNTEC,PENNZOIL AND VALVOLINE WITH A REGULAR OIL FILTER(K&N SOMETIMES)IS THERE A BETTER BRAND SYNTHETIC???AND WHAT ABOUT THE OIL AND AIR FILTERS????THANK YOU.....
#27 of 30 Re: BLUISH LOOKING SMOKE [tyrip]
Oct 25, 2007 (11:46 pm)
I don't know that the air conditioner should make any real difference except that it puts a bit more load on the engine. Blue exhaust from the tail pipe usually means that oil is getting onto your spark plugs (i.e. in the cylinders). Using a more viscous oil may slow down the leakage into the cylinders but you may have to replace some seals or gaskets in order to fix the problem permanently.
And, by the way, I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages typed in ALL CAPS.
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#28 of 30 Re: BLUISH LOOKING SMOKE [tidester]
Oct 26, 2007 (12:59 pm)
which brand synthetic oil,oil filter &air filter would you suggest for my vehicle....i would like to keep it for another couple years....thank you...
#30 of 30 Re: Removal of front caliper 2000 Expedition [azmike99]
Nov 02, 2009 (5:17 pm)
Yeah put a block in front and behind the other wheels still on the ground, then make sure to release the emergency brake if you have already removed the right bolts with the allen wrench heads on them, then it should come off no problem, before you replace the new brake pads you must clamp the caliper down flat, then apply the new pads with the silicone on backs, and slide the calipers back into place replace the bolts and lightly torque them down to about 15 lbs I believe, check the manual to be sure on the torque foot pounds. then be ready for the bleeders, loosen it on the cAliper, have someone in drivers seat pump brakes to top and hold them to the floor several times till you see clear fluid, then lock the bleeder, repeat on each side as you go.