New-to-me 2014 Sho non/PP owner

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Hello, I just bought a 2014 Sho with 106k miles on it as a daily driver. It came with no service records, but as far as I can tell seems pretty ok. I plan on doing an oil change, coolant, and ptu fluid change. I saw there were maybe some different opinions on type of engine oil to use to preserved the timing chain. If someone could weigh in on that I'd appreciate it. I also plan to replace water pump and timing chain. Is there anything I'm missing to keep this thing going strong?

I think I'm going to go with an Unleashed tune, I think I have to upgrade the spark plugs? I saw something about a 3 bar map sensor too, idk if that's something I need to know about. Any recommendations would be awesome. I'm stoked to be an owner for at least another 100k and hopefully a part of this community. Thank you!
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Also the usb plug-ins haven't been charging my phone is this normal? and if I update my SYNC will I be able to use AppleCarplay?
 
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Welcome.

Take a look at GearHead or AJP for a tune. Get one of the packages that has plugs, a 3-bar MAP, and plugs.

As far as the water pump and chain, check out some of the threads on here. I would recommend a chain kit with guides and tensioners, water pump, VVT solenoids, VVT seals, spark plug seals, cam phasers, cam and crank sprockets, Ford TA-357 RTV (for the timing cover), cam and crank gear bolts (torque to yield), crank seal, and intake gaskets. You will also need the crank seal installer, crank pulley puller, crank pulley installer, and cam lock tool.

As far as oil, a good synthetic of your preference. Personally, I use Mobil 1.
 

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Welcome.

Take a look at GearHead or AJP for a tune. Get one of the packages that has plugs, a 3-bar MAP, and plugs.

As far as the water pump and chain, check out some of the threads on here. I would recommend a chain kit with guides and tensioners, water pump, VVT solenoids, VVT seals, spark plug seals, cam phasers, cam and crank sprockets, Ford TA-357 RTV (for the timing cover), cam and crank gear bolts (torque to yield), crank seal, and intake gaskets. You will also need the crank seal installer, crank pulley puller, crank pulley installer, and cam lock tool.

As far as oil, a good synthetic of your preference. Personally, I use Mobil 1.
Am I crazy, or is that a lot of plugs? Lol!
 
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Gotta love the tuxedo black, it suits these cars nicely. You mentioned the PTU but the transmission and RDU need regular fluid changes as well. You may want to check with ford to see if there were any records of service, usually the first 3 years they require maintenance to be done at the dealer to maintain the warranty (or longer if the original owner purchased an extended plan). Oil brand is and always will be opinion/experience, but regular service intervals is the most important thing no matter what brand you decide to run. I ran Mobil1 for 20 years in all of my cars and never had an issue, engines always clean. I recently switched to Valvoline Advanced because of some extremely convincing research and I have no complaints. I would suggest doing a high volume oil pump when you do the water pump (its right behind the water pump inside the block) its good insurance and melling makes one for under $200. Good luck and welcome.
 

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@Ta2dResqr Thank you for the reply. Wow those are a lot more parts than I was expecting to replace. I'm having a hard time finding a kit with all of those things in it. Do you have any recommendations for brand of water pump/chain/etc?
There is this one from melling, does it look ok:


However it doesn't include any of the vvt stuff. Are the cam sprockets and crank sprockets what you were referring to when you said "cam and crank gear bolts"?
I saw in a youtube video a pump from carquest has a double gasket opposed to single oem, idk if that would be any better. I don't have any experience working inside an engine, so I don't want to be too far over my head. However I would really like to be able to do this myself without messing up my car just to learn more.
Any youtube videos/channels to get more familiar with this vehicle?
 
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@Junkyard_Mad-Scientist Thank you! Yes it is a great color, the paint still looks very nice but could use a good coat of wax. I will definitely check with ford for any service records. Yes, I knew I was missing something with just the PTU. I will do some more reading on engine oil, and will replace with high volume oil pump while i have the timing cover off. I saw something about a melling high volume pump with standard spring, will it make a difference if I order one with a high volume spring? Also if the intakes look nasty, would they benefit from a walnut blasting?
 

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@Junkyard_Mad-Scientist Thank you! Yes it is a great color, the paint still looks very nice but could use a good coat of wax. I will definitely check with ford for any service records. Yes, I knew I was missing something with just the PTU. I will do some more reading on engine oil, and will replace with high volume oil pump while i have the timing cover off. I saw something about a melling high volume pump with standard spring, will it make a difference if I order one with a high volume spring? Also if the intakes look nasty, would they benefit from a walnut blasting?
The Melling pump comes with two springs. High pressure spring is installed in the pump and the standard pressure is included in the box. It's not recommended to use a high pressure pump on these engines.
 
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Just to avoid any confusion high pressure and high volume are 2 separate things, when I looked into the pump for my car it does come with 2 springs to adjust your pressure but the housing and rotor themselves make it the high volume. I agree with @Texas Marauder that using the high pressure spring is unnecessary.
 

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To further clarify, Melling makes 3 pumps for the SHO engine. M390 is the standard replacement, equivalent to the stock pump. M390HV is the high volume pump which can be high pressure or standard pressure by changing the spring. 10390HV is the same a M390HV except it has an anodized finish.
 

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@Ta2dResqr Thank you for the reply. Wow those are a lot more parts than I was expecting to replace. I'm having a hard time finding a kit with all of those things in it. Do you have any recommendations for brand of water pump/chain/etc?
There is this one from melling, does it look ok:


However it doesn't include any of the vvt stuff. Are the cam sprockets and crank sprockets what you were referring to when you said "cam and crank gear bolts"?
I saw in a youtube video a pump from carquest has a double gasket opposed to single oem, idk if that would be any better. I don't have any experience working inside an engine, so I don't want to be too far over my head. However I would really like to be able to do this myself without messing up my car just to learn more.
Any youtube videos/channels to get more familiar with this vehicle?
That is a good start kit. You will not find everything in one kit. I went with the Cloyes kit on RockAuto and it has the sprockets. The bolts are what hold the sprockets on. They are torque to yield. This means they are one time use and not supposed to be reused (some people do). The VVT parts are failure items. I did mine without replacing them and 2 weeks later was back in there replacing them. Since you are already removing them, it is saving you the labor. You say you do not have experience inside an engine, I assume you will not have the special tools I mentioned needing. Make sure to buy those before you start. I got mine on Amazon as they are low frequency use. The gaskets will cause oil leak issues if you do not replace them. The front cover RTV is specifically called for by the manual. It claims you will have issues if you do not use that specific RTV (oil foaming, etc.). How much truth is there to that? IDK, but, I was not willing to risk it. There are a couple threads on here (search water pump) that have complete lists with part numbers, etc. This job will be a big one, especially with no experience. Cloyes also has a video demoing the install. It will give you a rough idea. It looks way easier on video because it is on an engine stand.
 

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Welcome!!
Hope you've been enjoying the ride of your life!! Well, its my opinion the SHO has been the ride of my life for a 4 door. (Mustang for 2 door)
Tuxedo Black is a AWESOME color & gorgeous in the sun light. Have you noticed drivers tend to move over faster when you come up behind them?? My 2010 was Tuxedo Black & highway driving was easier than normal. Most people just got out of the way only to realize it wasn't a police vehicle.
The guys here are great as they bring so much knowledge to a simple question.
Enjoy the ride :burnout:
 

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Have you noticed drivers tend to move over faster when you come up behind them?? My 2010 was Tuxedo Black & highway driving was easier than normal. Most people just got out of the way only to realize it wasn't a police vehicle.
@noreply I would watch for sudden braking more then them getting out of the way ;) throw a RAM Mount laptop holder - with laptop and they will start to panic.

I fixed that by making the exhaust loud - now they hear me and get out of the way. ask @85castle
 

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