6 Months of Ownership

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A J

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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.







 

A J

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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.

 

A J

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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.
 

Dean Hedin

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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.
 

Bugsiegel

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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.
 

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