I Just Pulled the Trigger

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  1. TwoFive

    TwoFive New Member

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    Just bought the LMS Hurricane Package! 2018 SHO with the PP. Pumped! Any pointers on the install...

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    yeah, bring it all over to my house, and install it in mine ;)
     
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    Ha! Now that's comical.

    # the OP, what is all involved in that kit? Cuz I forgot.
     
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    I wanna say it’s the intake Tstat tuner and 3 bar
     
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    If that's the case, all are easy peasy as far as installation goes.
     
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    Spark plug question... my 2018 only has 500 miles on it, so do I need to put in the SP 534's?

    Also, do i need to have a certain mileage on the car before i tune it?

    Thanks for the help

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    Stock plugs are fine. Not sure what "break-in" mileage is. Seems like I recall 1000 miles, but that could be wrong.
     
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    Unless they changed it... the stock plugs ARE SP-534’s.

    Might be worth pulling out to check gap and re-gap to .030 if needed.

    Best of luck!


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    Thanks for the info!

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    With so many issues "burping" the coolant system.... can someone break down the the install barney style for me? I plan on installing the 160° TStat this Sat morning and I'm no mechanic. Thanks!

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    I have a 2018 SHO

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    The system is self burping... jack up the driver side, take off the thermostat housing, there are two 8mm bolts holding it on.

    You might need a screw driver to pop out the old thermostat, swap the gasket to the new one, pop in, put the thermostat housing back on. You will loose some coolant.

    Take off the coolant reservoir cap and let the car run until thermostat opens, fill the reservoir to the top of the full line. You can accelerate the process by turning on the defrosters.

    Run the car for a bit, monitor coolant, add as needed.


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    Take your time with the bolts, no brute force needed there, or you could jack em up bad.

    Have a container of some sort positioned below the TStat housing to catch the spill. I would not put it back in the system, instead all new coolant, preferably Motorcraft Specialty Orange (wish it came in quart bottles LOL) and not a universal.

    If burping it is not working, the Lisle SpillFree Funnel is a great tool to get past that hurdle.

    More tips & tricks in this thread
    https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,2280.0.html
     
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    Thanks gents! Let you know how it goes. 93 V11 tune and 3 bar to follow successful tstat job.

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    Done! The LMS tune is freaking awesome! For the the updates.... The 160° tstat install went good. Lost a lot more fluid than I expected tho. I followed your guys instructions and had no issues. The CAI install was super simple and I can hear the blow off valves now. Sweet! The 3 bar was also super simple and I installed it right before the tune w/o starting the car. The Tune was super simple also. The instructions were spot on. The first drive... no check engine lights or unusual noises. The shifts from 1st to 3rd are hard but not alarming. They say it calms down after the first 100 miles or so. Started slow and cold feel a difference immediately... like a dog pulling and anticipating breaking the chain to get the anoying neighborhood cat. 20mph to 50mph quick at 1/4 throttle. 50mph to 100mph like nothing for the beast. 0 to 100 way faster than expected and chirped the tires from 1st to 2nd gear (imediate permagrin)!! Past a slow car on a 2 lane 55mph road and couldn't see it in the rear view by the time I let up. Super impressed by the Livernois hurricane pack! If you have any doubts about tuning, dont, it's so worth it and the overall drivability is superb! I'm hooked.

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    If the shifts remain hard, there are a couple of things to try. Keep the trans fluid changed out regularly, perhaps as often as annually if you run the SHO hard.
     

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