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Can anyone tell us about doing some modifications to their Sport Trac and worked well for them or failed?
 

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A FAILED MODIFICATION:
Did an "Extreme Cheese Box" modification of factory stock AirFilter LowerBox, pics below.
Ran this a few months, but decided to restore it to the original (~$28 at the JunkYard),
as no real Power\Mileage gain, mod was noisy\loud above ~3500rpm, & MAF AirTemp increased by ~10f. Conclusion: don't waste money\time on HiDollar ColdAirIntake filters or this PoorMans version;
only recommend window screening over inlet venturi tube to keep rodents out.
2001.Ford_AirN.BoxL_Ford.f77x-9a612-ac.GIF

2001.Ford_AirN.BoxL_Ford.f77x-9a612-ac_ModA.GIF

2001.Ford_AirN.Vent_Ford.f77x-9a675-ad.GIF
 
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i did same thing to my box, did holes for single pop in filters for my race quad, what a joke, it even looked funny, did nothing, i had good gains with k&n intake system added with exhaust and programmer, ran it each with single add on and 2 then all 3 and different configurations, no dyno but all 3 made huge difference, pricey. even did a k&n filter for stock box and nothing, but one in my excursion with v10 worked amazing.
 

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Removing a small plastic section of the TrimPanel Below The SteeringColumn
that's unnecessarily entangled with HoodReleaseHandle (circled in red in pics below)
allows easier access to the InstrumentCluster & SteeringColumn components;
4 UpperStabs & 2 LowerBolts are retained+adequate to mount+secure the Panel.

2001.Ford_Inte.Trim_StrColumn_Ford.f57b-10044f08-aLw_Mods.GIF
 
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dillardooo , on that oil drain plug, have you had any issues and does it lock so can not be drained on accident? that would solve my skid plate issue when draining,,,,
 

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Fumoto valve stem is SpringHeld in a ClosedNotch; requires pushing the Stem out of the Notch then rotating it 90deg to actually Open the valve Ball. They come with an optional Clip, that I did not use, that also secures the Stem in the Closed position. FrontAxle & CatCons sit several inches lower, so this Valve is well protected from GroundStrikes. Been using Fumotos on both vehicles several years now without issue; avoid EZDrain brand, cheaper but made of pot metal that cracks when tightened.
 
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Looks, Stereo, performance, Body? what...… there are a bunch...
Yep, "Modifications" covers a wide range of subjects.
Forgot, I also put new security LugNuts on my truck way back 15+ years ago;
can't see 'em as the HubCaps cover them up,
but they look cool & haven't had my wheels stolen, so guess they've worked! ;)
 

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Aloha Dillard, 'put on the Fumoto last change, 1K to change again. Maybe that is where the spot on the carport is coming from! Does the K&N filter as well as Wix?
God bless HNY Ed
Maybe; did you use the washer seal that came with the Fumoto? Should be able to easily see oil on it & not up higher if it is the drain valve that is leaking. Maybe another 1/8 of a turn tighter?

About the K&N Filter, dont recalll the micron rating compared to the Ford or others, have to look that up. Been using the K&Ns for several years now, without any visual difference. I do change oil & filter every 6mths like clockwork, so dont really do any severe testing of the filter.
 

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Ed:
After searching again, verified standard efficiency ratings like "% Filtering At 20microns" seems to be
a scarce bit of information to come by & is considered "proprietary" & unpublished by oil filter makers.
There are values noted by individual users in various forums, but I'm not able to verify those numbers.
SummitRacing & JEGS websites indicates that both the Ford fl820s & K&N hp2011
will filter particles down to 10microns.
Websites\Videos that have cut open both of these filters, reveal comparable filter media & designs.
I suspect they are very similar in this regard.

I believe the important thing to stress here is:
change the engine oil+filter frequently,
using well known brands that you personally are comfortable with
& that have inherent incentive to maintain quality, thus their market share & profits.
 
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