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  1. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    I was leaving the parking lot at work and getting onto an on-ramp. I wasn't even pulling hard. I never do pulls until the car is fully warmed up.
  2. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    I'm at 4 years and 95,000 miles since I bought the car, so I'm well out of warranty.
  3. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    I put a cheap phone scope down into the cylinder bore and these were the pictures that I got. can any of you tell if the metal that looks a bit messed up in two out of the three pictures indicates what everybody is suggesting? in about an hour the company is coming to tow my car to the Ford...
  4. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    When I was putting everything back together I dropped part of my ratchet down to the belly pan. I noticed that the oil pan had oil leaking down all over it so either the lot cracked or hopefully it's just a blown head gasket and it's not as catastrophic as I'm suspecting. anyway when I had the...
  5. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    I'm going to take it to the Ford dealer and have them diagnose whatever is wrong with it and then I'll go from there. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    There's no oil on the tailpipe but it's just the normal soot that I was getting the whole time that I've had this exhaust. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    This is the compression on the second piston from the left when you are facing the car. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    From some advice from my brother-in-law who was a mechanic, I replaced all of the plugs and the coils because he thought it might have been a bad coil. When I pulled the plug from the cylinder that is the second one from the left I saw that there was moisture on that electrode and strap so I...
  9. Trying to diagnose something bad that happened on my way home today

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    well I left work and while I was accelerating on a ramp to get onto the highway my check engine light started blinking and it felt like my car was running super rough. And I also started getting some smoke out of my exhaust so it feels like something pretty bad went wrong. I cleared my codes and...
  10. Fuel line heat shield wrap - where does it go?

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    Sorry, mistyped with my phone as usual. Heat wrap. Gotta go somewhere in the engine bay where it's at greatest risk of boiling. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Fuel line heat shield wrap - where does it go?

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    I got a great shield for my fuel line, but I'm not sure where the line is. Yes, I feel pretty stupid, but could somebody please help me out? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Crash bar installation - before and after pictures

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    Those are zunsport grills. And that's a TB Performance crash bar. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Crash bar installation - before and after pictures

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    I did this today. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  14. New plugs

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    I installed ngk iridium plugs not that long ago, or I'd give these a try. Not worth it this soon, though.
  15. New plugs

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    I only see one variant available. Where are you guys seeing economy vs performance style?
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