20,000 mi Maintenance

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  1. SHOnuFF_1980

    SHOnuFF_1980 SHO Member

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    So what do you guys like to do or suggest at 20k miles? Just hit 19,8k and getting ready for winter storage, maintenance time. I already am thinking it would be a good idea to flush the PTU. I also kinda want to install a catch can on the turbo.

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    How long is your SHO going to be in storage? Couple of months or more? Regardless, change the oil & filter, and add STA-BIL or some similar fuel stabilizer to the gas tank (especially if the gas has ethanol in it). Never too early to change the PTU fluid, but it IS a bit more work on the PP since the rear downpipe has to come off
    http://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,4951

    2013 SHO Cooling System (WITH PTU cooler) - 3_5L GTDI.jpg

    No need to change any other fluid at this point. Plugs should be OK. Air filter can wait till you take the car out of storage. Fuel filter is "permanent", so nothing to change there. Have all outstanding recalls been checked/performed?
    https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/maintenance/recalls.html

    Check intercooler and turbo piping for oil/crud pooling. Check turbo piping for loose clamps/hose splits. Clean MAP sensors with MAF cleaner. No accumulation of oil anywhere usually means you don't NEED a catch can. Some SHOs need it, some don't. Do you have the updated composite valve covers installed on your SHO?

    Assuming that your SHO is stock.
     

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    Saw you post that PTU post to someone else and I saved it. Yeah it might be a bit of a biatch but whatever. I liking working on cars. I will store it prob till like April. I would put some Stabil in it but I plan to start it for about 10 minutes once a week. I run 93 either Mobil or VPower Shell. I just don't want salt all over my car and undercarraige and my Acura (winter car) needed some work I had to do.

    Yes it is stock at this point till I run my warranty out. Wanna mod so bad but if something happened (mod culprit or not) I prob wouldn't be able to afford it and from what it seems Ford really looks into. Oil is getting changed Tuesday. Waiting for scheduling for recalls as my dealer said they don't have the parts yet.
     
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    Here's my winter storage protection..lol[​IMG]

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    Not really sure about composite valve covers. How will I know?
     
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    Looks like this. Black instead of the aluminum color. [​IMG]

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