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Problem with 1 3/8" sway bars

I did my first oil change tonight after installing the new bars. Yeah, that was no fun. It is also made more difficult by the oil pressure sender to make the oil pressure guage actually give you readings rather than the constant stock reading and I think the DOHC swap made it more difficult too, the hose routings I think are probably more in the way. So, to ge the filter out, I had to push it up and back as far as possible, work it in between the overflow tank hose and the sway bar by forcing the hose out of the way and kind of wiggle it out by passing it along the top of the sway bar. This got real tight in a couple places and things that are semi flexible had to be forced out of the way. Getting the new filter in was equally difficult if not harder. I am tempted to take it to Jiffy Lube next time just to see them try and figure it out.

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And you didn't install a remote filter when you installed your 1 3/8 bar why...???

Just kidding!!

When I drop my cross member to install the bar, I planned on installing a remote filter. Those sending unit clearance problems and the nightmare for the filter just screams "move me... "!!

The only good thing about the stock location for the filter is being able to laugh while the guy at the Quickie-Lube curses my car.

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Yeah, one of these days I'll get it moved. Maybe this winter. The list of things to do to the car I was done with seems to keep getting longer. My name is Brad, I'm a T-birdaholic.

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Yeah, one of these days I'll get it moved. Maybe this winter. The list of things to do to the car I was done with seems to keep getting longer. My name is Brad, I'm a T-birdaholic.
I know the feeling!! It's a genetic flaw: "I know it works, but I can make it work "better"!!

Oh, and I just saw this in SHM's catalog:

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This should make you "happy".... he he he he he...

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I know the feeling!! It's a genetic flaw: "I know it works, but I can make it work "better"!!
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Genetic??? Now I have to go apologize to a thousand engineers I've berated over the years so I dont' feel guilty for picking on the handicapped?
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I've still got the only silicone set for an MN-12/FN-10 Its not quite that complete though, it was going to be way too much work and probably impossible to get the over flow hose right. But my hoses were free. Those silicone hoses look like the peroxide hoses that we make (colorwise). I'm sure it still the same basic material though, just from Gates or someplace. Looking at that set more, I see an upper and lower rad, an overflow tank hose, a block to thermostat housing hose, but no cross over pipe to thermostat housing hose but there is a hose that I don't know what it does but is too small to be the missing hose

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I've still got the only silicone set for an MN-12/FN-10 ...
True!!

And yeah, I was thinking there were some hoses missing from that photo. And they aren't quite free.

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I've still got the only silicone set for an MN-12/FN-10
The suspense is killing me! How did you get those?

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I work in a hose plant. I looked up the mandrels for the Mark replacement hoses, had to bring in a hose and compare it to mandrels until I found the right one for one of them because we have never made it at all, then I went and grabbed the correct size green stock to cure on the mandrels, and took it all to a cure pot operator and told him to cure my 'executive order'

Mine are baby blue as compared to the medium blue in the picture. You can kind of tell in my avatar

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ahh that's right, Goodyear...

Now if you could do a group purchase...

Sorry for getting off topic
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I was the king of off topic on message boards today. I don't think a single thread I had much involvment in stayed on topic.

I don't know what it would take to get a worthwhile group purchase going. If there was a bunch of interest I could maybe talk to someone in marketing. Someone with a business license would probably have to act as a middle man for it to work though. Then it would depend on where the mandrels that were needed currently are. If they are still in Lincoln, it could fly, if they got shipped to Mexico, it would be dead for sure because they aren't even running the silicone in those plants. Definitely would have been easier to get going say, a year ago.

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