I had the filter get wet once, but I went through a puddle at 75mph on the parkway.
It didn't effect the performance or make it past the filter, but the puddle slowed me from 75 to 30 in a second. I never saw it coming.
It's definitely possible to 'royally skrew' oneself driving through a deep water puddle. I just recovered from blasting the rods out both sides of the block of my 2000 GT Mustang motor that was in my '95 Bird by driving through deep water(which was difficult to see on a dark flooded night). I had recently deleted the air silencer, which may or may not have contributed to the disaster. I replaced the engine with a 2003 GT Mustang motor, and all is back to normal, except that now I watch out more carefully for water.
By the way, insurance only covered about half the cost. grrrr
I made a small deflector out of aluminum when I deleted mine. It was a curved piece of sheetmetal that fit around the bottom of the inlet, and would deflect water coming at it from the front or underneath around the tube instead of into it.
Hey I was just looking at that part, it doesn't look very sturdy at all. also, in the instructions it says not to mount it anywhere between the MAF and throttle body (of course, due to unmetered air) so that leaves the short piece of pipe down into your fenderwell to mount this in. Which just doesn't seem effective to me. Just my $.02 though, if you like it then get it.
On the pic you can see how I took both fog lights out. On the left you can see the aluminum shield I built, I can easily reach in and move the shield down to cover the whole incase it starts raining, although my car rarley sees the ran.
On the other side you can see my oil filter relocation and I have an oil cooler mounted behind that also.
So I’ve searched the forums, tried solutions to anything remotely close to sounding like my issue, and I’m having no luck.
So we bought our first Thunderbird! Test drove it, loved it, car seemed to be mechanically sound. Well less than an hour into owning it the car decided it doesn’t want to...
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I have a 1992 Thunderbird Sport 5.0 with the EVO p/s pump. My question is: Will the p/s pump clear the A/C line that goes around the top of the pump once the the 3 bolts and pulley are removed? It looks like there is not enough clearance. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
I don't use the washers much at all, but the other day, I found that the drivers side only came up the window about 1/2 way, with a lot of fluid. I took the cowl panel part way off and ran it and saw there were no leaks in the hoses or fittings. I removed everything and took the nozzle and blew...
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