Man, I told you not to mess with that Cramp-and-go-slow shit. To be fair, thats pretty common to do aluminum bolts, sounds like this batch wasn't properly heat treated though. » 7/22/14 7:49pm Today 7:49pm

The 3VZE eats HG's for the same reason the 1FZ-FE does: asbestos, they have none. This was the time frame they were forced to stop using asbestos in HG's and the replacement gaskets were junk. I actually vote the 1MZ-FE, over rated (220 hp dropped to 190) and had a propensity for sludge and blown valve guides. » 7/22/14 5:48pm Today 5:48pm

FYI this battery is considered the gold standard in group 31 deep cycle, ideal for a second vehicle battery or primary (since its considered a dual cycle battery) Forget Optima and their poor quality control of late. This battery is the stuff. Thinking about getting one for the cruiser. » 7/22/14 1:25pm Today 1:25pm

premix is best, splash mix is acceptable. DO NOT run heavy Ethanol mix in a non-flex fuel vehicle no matter what the tune. Manufactures are starting to discover than even e15 is harmful to the fuel system. I assume you are driving an armada? » 7/22/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

They are damn impressive numbers to be sure. Still 375 ft-lbs from a 2.7 worries me a little; That's a lot of stress on a little motor. Obviously Ford has a decent reputation for Ecoboost durability but those are BIG numbers. Also, expect fuel economy under load to be at or worse that of a NA V8 with similar… » 7/22/14 11:29am Today 11:29am