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Old 08-19-2011, 11:19 PM
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I think I'll go full synthetic and pick up everything from amsoil, it's expensive, but I think worth it in the long run. I was able to find the pillar pods too, and maybe I'll try modifying one of the other years for the triple gauge one.
I got to the DMV today to change the title into my name which they gladly accepted $15 for, but then told me the transaction wasn't complete because I need a smog certification. Of course I immediately pointed out the place on the form that states it is exempt from a smog certification because it's being transferred from a grandparent to a grandchild...but even this didn't appease them. It didn't help at all that the lady I was talking too could barely speak English, so I have no idea what the reason she gave me was. It is obvious on the form that they gave me that the title was transferred into my name with my new address and I know my grandpa sent in the release of liability so nothing can come back to him. The registration was just paid in July so I figure I'll just wait until it's due next year before I worry about it...
The way I see it, the title is in my name, the trucks registration is paid through 2012 and I've got insurance.
What GVWR did you register it for? If you went light to save money they may take that exempt away. Same with commercial and personal reg. You save a buck to spend 3 later... In this state you cant gift to family also. Has to be a third party or they tax rape you. Yet you gift to a stranger and all is fine! I dont get it. I dont know how CA works just know its jacked up worse then here.
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I didn't get an option to register it for a different GVWR, the door tag reflects something like 9,200lbs. I think it's listed as commercial though, but I don't know if that saves or costs me anything. Can't gift to family, that sucks! I've not had a problem here, but this smog thing is throwing me for a loop! I don't know if it will pass, but I also don't want to pay $85 bucks to find out either way....I'll just wait until next year and then if I can't pass, "trade" it to my brother in a county where they don't have smog checks...
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I didn't get an option to register it for a different GVWR, the door tag reflects something like 9,200lbs. I think it's listed as commercial though, but I don't know if that saves or costs me anything. Can't gift to family, that sucks! I've not had a problem here, but this smog thing is throwing me for a loop! I don't know if it will pass, but I also don't want to pay $85 bucks to find out either way....I'll just wait until next year and then if I can't pass, "trade" it to my brother in a county where they don't have smog checks...
there was a place around here when i used to live in Northridge, it would do a smog check for like 50 bucks. thorough and they knew what they were doing. only one of the family vehilces failed. the others passed.

but yeah getting a smog test in california is really stupid, as you still have to pay a lot of cash no matter where you go, and then if it fails all of the repair cost is on you
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Been awhile since I've posted. I ended up getting it registered in a county that doesn't require smog.
I ordered 8 A/T tires and now I need an extra spare wheel for it. Anybody local know a cheap place for a wheel, or have one lying around I can buy? I found a place in Rancho that will sell one for $100, but that seems overkill considering pick n pull lists them for $10.
Also looking for a front bumper I can put a winch on so I might be selling the perty chrome one here shortly.
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Thanks to the Original Poster for resurrecting this old thread I hadn't seen! Wow that is an awesome truck. There are so many things I like, a short list is the lack of chrome around the headlights and the black grille. My red & grey truck is like that and I like the way it looks. Second is the front wheel flares. Third is the stance, it screams BEAST!

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ehhhh synthetics are so so to me, yea it seems to help my truck run smoth but so do non synthetics...but synthetics I do prefer to use in my truck as generally they are made to be used on older vehicles...
Synthetics are great if they came from the manufacture with them, But there are down sides to older trucks

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synthetics dont break down like conventional oils do, and they dont leave gunk and residue.
I have been driving & owning vehicles for 50 years well over a million miles & have never lost any component because of the type of oils I was running. So that is all HYPE as far as I'm concerned in older vehicles. Again if the manufacture recommends it that is different.

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I think I'll go full synthetic and pick up everything from amsoil, it's expensive, but I think worth it in the long run. I was able to find the pillar pods too, and maybe I'll try modifying one of the other years for the triple gauge one.
I got to the DMV today to change the title into my name which they gladly accepted $15 for, but then told me the transaction wasn't complete because I need a smog certification. Of course I immediately pointed out the place on the form that states it is exempt from a smog certification because it's being transferred from a grandparent to a grandchild...but even this didn't appease them. It didn't help at all that the lady I was talking too could barely speak English, so I have no idea what the reason she gave me was. It is obvious on the form that they gave me that the title was transferred into my name with my new address and I know my grandpa sent in the release of liability so nothing can come back to him. The registration was just paid in July so I figure I'll just wait until it's due next year before I worry about it...
The way I see it, the title is in my name, the trucks registration is paid through 2012 and I've got insurance.
Craig if you put synthetics in the rear end you will be very sorry. The Sterling 10.25 seals will not hold synthetics. I owned one & tried, it worked for maybe a year before I lost my first seal. About 6 months later it cost me both seals & complete new brakes.
I guarantee synthetics will be more trouble than they are worth. My 460 had a slight leak at the rear main, no where else. I added synthetic motor oil & the pan started leaking around the pan gasket, & poured out the rear main seal.
If I was you I would just use what has been used in it with great results for 106,000. If it isn't broke WHY CHANGE OR TRY TO FIX IT.
Oh by the way a real nice truck I hope you don't mess it up, by listening to a bunch of hype.
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Craig, it's much more likely that the seals in the rear would have failed with whatever lube you went with.there has been countless of combined millions of miles with these rears running with the synthetics issue free for a great number of years now.
if you go with the updated 10.25 HD seals,you should be fine.the original seal was the issue there.
as for the 460 pan,the odds are extremely high of that being another coincidence too.
synthetic's are far superior to dino.they last much longer and take the heat much better before braking down,they are much better at flowing well when cold too,but sometimes it's hard to let go of things we know are tried and true (though replaced much more often) especially after a couple seals and gaskets blew on ya,but the odds are 99.999999% they would have failed with the dino as well,but without the newfangled stuff in there to blame in on,you would have never thought another thing of it,just as seals going on ya countless times in the past when you ran dino over the years.

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to make it better than it was 20-30 years ago.there was nothing wrong with the horse and buggy years earlier either,but look what Henry started.
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Sorry guys. I didn't want to start the conventional vs synthetic debate. It had been over a year since I'd posted and I've already gone the synthetic route. I've got an '08 Taurus X and I used the same synthetic for both. This truck sees less than 4k miles a year so I've not had any negative results yet.
Pick n Pull didn't have any wheels so I'm gonna end up paying $100 from the local Ford Dismantler.
Today I decided to modify the restrictive intake and this is what I came up with! Obviously didn't get too creative, I just needed to bend a little metal out of the way. I may change it later to have a filter on both sides of the radiator, but this works in the meantime. It's made a HUGE difference in the throttle response. I imagine it freed up some ponies and made accelleration a little better but I don't know if it'll help or hinder the MPG, not that it matters with how much I use this truck. Although I should be updating this thread more as I change the fuel filler tubes.
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looking good, did you cut the horns out of the intake tubes yet?
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least im not the one who bumped this thread, nice truck
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Yeah, cut those horns out too...WTF are those there for? I wasn't sure if I should plug/vent the other tube that runs from the manifold into that box though...what is it? I'll also be putting an oil breather on. How many other items can I remove/plug/vent since I won't be smogging this thing...ever.
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My first guess would be some sort of warm air inducer. help the truck run better in cold temps. I would keep the PCV system. w/out it the crankcase temps rise causing carbon buildup
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