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JOHNBIGDOG

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About JOHNBIGDOG

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  • Birthday 12/21/1989

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  • Name:
    Johnathan
  • Location:
    De-Ranged in Howell, Mi
  • Interests:
    stuffs and what not
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    Male
  1. After Market Remote Start

    2016 Taurus SHO. Heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel. Remote start and everything is warm. It's a better way to start the morning for me. In the summer my black leather seats are not the temp of the sun. It's all about convenience. We sure did get off topic here eh?
  2. Plugging in pickup

    You could buy a scalable ford remote start system. Just press a button 15 min prior to and viola, warm truck.
  3. Pushbutton start

    I'm betting some of it is the "hey we got this" and some of it is cost effectiveness. A new vehicle with a key likely doesn't actually let you start the car. You hit the key and a module starts the engine. It' not like the past where the ignition switch controls the starter. If you dont hold the key long enough it wont start. You could just tap the key for and instant and it will start up because a module is watching the engine rpm. For ford the "key" has a little chip in it that the car looks for when that start switch is hit. There are multiple switches and wires to the ignition switch plus the tumbler that can fail becaue someone has 10LBS of keys on it. Now you have a push button start. There are maybe two switches in the button and no tumbler to fail. Mr key officiandao can lo longer hang 10LBS of keys from the ignition switch and belly ache why it failed by "insert other brand" didnt. You have a few more modules involved that were already there but you get other cool features. I can lock and unlock my car with my keys in my pocket. My car will not lock the keys in the car if I'm a moron and forget them unless I force the car to lock the keys in it. Some cars and detect your approah and set your memory seat, radio settings, climate control excetera. The O.E.M. can just make a key blank that' 5 bucks vs 50 plus if you need a key, but the Likely hood the fob will fail is low becase the fob will tell the car when it' battery is low. If the fob completey fails it still has a chip in it that does not need a battery to function if the system where to fail. Yes, you now have a 200 buck fob, but I like the conveniences. Fun little over view of how Ford does it for the most part: you press the start/stop button. The Body Control Module sees the electrical input. It sends a wireless signal to the key fob by 2-3 antennas in the vehicle. The fob then sends a signal to a Tire Pressure Module/Radio Tranciever Module. The T.P.M. then sends a networked message to the B.C.M. the B.C.M. will then initiate starting the car if the fob is good by sending a networked message to the Powertain Control Module. The PCM then cranks and starts the car. Add some antenns to the door handles and you can lock and unlock the car from outside the vehicle with no key blade. The remote start also uses some of this system. The fob to the t.p.m. The t.p.m. to the b.c.m. and then to the p.c.m. Your newer keyed ford when the ignition switch/tumbler is turned to the crank position will look for the Passive Anti-theft System chip. Then one module will compare this with another module (b.c.m. to the p.c.m. Or instrument cluster) and if both modules agree the key is good, the com will crank the engine. That ignition switch has wires for Aceasoey, on, and start. With the pushbutton system we eliminated a few wires if not all the wires and a tumbler that can fail. In some Ford's the start/stop button is a module itself. So it doesn' need extra wires. It already had power, ground and communication for other functions. Cost savings, more money in the O.e.m. wallet. UPHDA. That' my post for the evening. Forgive any misspellings. I'l just blame my smart phone.
  4. Pushbutton start

    Not sure with Hyundai, but Ford has a backup slot if the key fails to work wirelessly. A good reading of that owners manual will tell you.
  5. Dozer issues

    I don't think your "clutch" is a dry clutch like in a manual transmission in a car or truck but a wet clutch like in an automatic transmission. The clutch is drenched in oil and fluid pressure aplies and releases the clutch. So in theory if there is no fluid pressure there is no coupling between the tracks and the engine. This is just a quick Google search of your dozers drive system. If it's broke it's broke. Putting oil in it and a new filter is not going to make it worse. Fix the wire charge the battery and see what happens. Remember that most oil filters have a bypass built in so if pressure increases beyond a point you'll just get unfiltered oil. Tipicly the oil filter is not crushed though. Darn them "sticks" slash small trees.
  6. TPMS. OMG!

    The thought may have been that when they remove it and break it they then force a 30 Buck repair to a new sensor. So instead of getting your hopes up they just estimated the sensor. On the same note the options should have been on the table.
  7. TPMS. OMG!

    I guess I'm a little different. I like TPMS. My 2016 taurus has the sensor style tpms. My 2011 jetta before it watched wheel speed. I paid good $$$$$ for good tires. I drive to work and heard the typical tick of a rock stuck in my tire on the way to work. No big deal. I had a dirt drive way. Get to work 20 mineuts later. Work ends drive home. The light came on. Looked at the tires one was flat. I worked at a dealership and just made it out the shop drive way. Break down the tire and I had already destroyed the inner liner. It was a low profile tire so it's not as easy to tell it's flat. I think I wasted 200 bucks on a tire with 200 miles on it. Come back to my Taurus. It has the sensors in the wheels and also has 20 inch lower profiles. On my way home on the freeway the light came on. Wasn't too far from home so I drove the rest of the way. Btw my car doesn't have a spare at all. So if it's trash I'm s.o.l. no matter what. Got home and none appear low. Checked the tire pressures one was 10 psi low. I plugged it and got it repaired later. That 150 dollar sensor saved me 300 bucks on a new tire. I'll add that the oem rims for my car are 1000 each if they also were damaged due to a blow out. I think it's worth it. It's really hard to look at your tires when your driving. The system does it for you. But I agree a quick look before your trip is a very good idea. Preventative maint. Is always good. To each their own. Yes you may be able to put in a regular valve stem if the hole isn't corroded out. You would have the light on because it doesn't see the sesnor at the corect pressure or the sesnors at all.
  8. Def Pump

    Google how a fuel pump nozel works. Ford uses a plastic def filler assembly. The pump we used at the dealer had no faults. There is no need for a metal object near the sense port of the nozel from my understanding how the novel works. But if the sensor port is blocked it may be a slow fill. That or its not venting properly?
  9. Def Pump

    Federal, no unless it's an off road use vehicle only. (Racing) Locally, if they don't have emissions and you never get caught.....
  10. Things that once where but are no longer....

    Cup holders and the lock rods. And soon, interior door handles to open the door.
  11. On high the blower motor resistor is bypassed. With it working on high the power and ground are good. This leaves the switch and the resistor. My money is on the resistor. Remove it and ohm out 2 and 3, 2 and 4 then 2 and 1. If you find an open replace the resistor.
  12. Bucket List Cars

    I checked one off the list. 2016 SHO with performance package. 3.16 gears, summer tires, HD cooling system and little better brakes. It's a fun D.D.
  13. Upholstery cleaner

    Your best bet is to pay to have it steam cleaned. It will pick up everthing and make the carpet look new and smell newer. A spray will not pull the fluid out of the carpet as a steam clean will. You may even get away with renting a unit from a local hardware or grocery store. Sometimes the owners manual gives you a good direction on cleaning the carpet. You may be able to ask your local dealer or detail shop what they use. I was partial to ZEP products. Before taking it in vacuum it out very well. As for cleaning the hard plastic/vinyl windex works great followed up by a leather/vinyl restorer 3m or armorall works wonders.
  14. Tire slime in car tire?

    Yes slime can damage the sensor. Your are putting an electronic device in contact with a liquid. Don't put it in your tire. The shop (speaking from expirinece) does not like green surprises. That 10 bucks usually costs a lot more down the road. It probably says in the owners manual not to use it or that using it will damage the sensor. If you don't have tpms sensors in the tire and you do use it you'll have an upset tech. Also. Once you use slim you can't repair the tire. From my expirience again the slime causes the inner liner to get to a point where a rubber cement will not adhear to the tire.
  15. Building the N-Scale layout

    Any updates Jer?