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by briggleman
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: AWD Rear struts/shocks Auto Leveling
Replies: 1
Views: 2483

AWD Rear struts/shocks Auto Leveling

Long time between posts, now at 155,000 miles on my 2007 Five Hundred. First, best car I have ever owned in my 54 years of driving. Regular maintenance only. Notice driver side rear was sitting a little lower than normal coming out of a store one day last week. I parked on a level surface and measur...
by briggleman
Sat May 19, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 131,606 miles and still going strong
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

131,606 miles and still going strong

2007 Ford 500 SEL AWD Thought it was time for another report on my ownership experience with this car. I have nothing but praise for it. There, done! Okay a few highlights: Believe it or not, still on the OEM front brakes, never replaced! Have replaced the rears once along with the rotors. 3rd set o...
by briggleman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: TSB for TC light - defective rear diff pressure switch
Replies: 9
Views: 18241

Re: TSB for TC light - defective rear diff pressure switch

Does anyone know if this happens outside of warranty and the TSB covers the actual problem that this is a freeby or do you still have to pay? The above just happened to mine, I had the premium extended warranty to 100,000 miles, it happened at 99,768 miles. Am I lucky or what!!! Also had a valve cov...
by briggleman
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 0W-30 Motor Oil
Replies: 33
Views: 5290

Re: 0W-30 Motor Oil

Glad it is working for you.
by briggleman
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 0W-30 Motor Oil
Replies: 33
Views: 5290

Re: 0W-30 Motor Oil

Why is it not responsible to use the best synthetic on the market and only have to change the oil once a year? Why is it more responsible to use 3-4 times the amount of oil and filters? I change the oil myself. AMSoil is the company that came out with Synthetic motor first back in 1972. That is why...
by briggleman
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 0W-30 Motor Oil
Replies: 33
Views: 5290

Re: 0W-30 Motor Oil

Would not have to pay for an Attorney. The company that makes the motor oil does stand behind their product and would go up against the manufacturer. The oil and filters do have a grarantee that it will do exactly as they say. Provided they are used in mechanically sound engine and the instructions...
by briggleman
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 0W-30 Motor Oil
Replies: 33
Views: 5290

Re: 0W-30 Motor Oil

I would love to see how much money you would spend in court trying to prove that one. Lets say... In your brand new 2002 Ford, your engine blows at 24,000 miles and you have never changed the oil. Ford says that its due to oil breakdown or filter failure to prevent particles from damaging the engin...
by briggleman
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 0W-30 Motor Oil
Replies: 33
Views: 5290

Re: 0W-30 Motor Oil

Interesting--I am using a 0w30 in my 02 SES with the Duratec engine. Depending on the mileage when you first start using that oil you can actually get up to 35,000 miles/12 months use between oil changes. Although you do have to use a specific oil filter that is guaranteed for 25,000 miles/12 month...
by briggleman
Wed May 19, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Long term review 2007 SEL 500
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Long term review 2007 SEL 500

I wanted to write an owner’s opinion of a car, which I believe is one of the most under-rated on the road today. The 2007 Ford Five Hundred AWD SEL. I stumbled onto this car almost by accident in my search for a replacement of my 2004 VW Passat GLX 4motion wagon. The Passat had just presented me wit...
by briggleman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Tuning a Five Hundred?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Tuning a Five Hundred?

I agree Mr. P. Too many Acronyms for me!!

OK boys, speak slowly and in very long sentences so we can be educated also.
by briggleman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires

As you all know from my posts above I went with the Yokohama Avid TRZ tires for my 500 and have been OK with them and their performance. Snow performance is really good. Well I just had to replace the tires on my wifes 2006 Honda Accord EX. After a little bit of research I decided on the Continental...
by briggleman
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Da Snow... Da Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: Da Snow... Da Snow

I have found my 2007 AWD 500's limit. At 29" of snow, it will not go! I made it about 8 feet before it got on top of the snow and then dug in. Just playing to see if it would. It will do 15" of snow.... did that already and I was impressed. We had 29" of snow (compressed) on the ground here in Charl...
by briggleman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires

The answer is ........ yep you guessed it...... take'em back to where the work was done and have them re-mount and balance them. They will be a little embarrased, just be nice about it. They will/should do it at no charge. It was their mistake. Should not hurt the tire, you just did not get full per...
by briggleman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires

If you read the message while you were under the car..... they are fine. Here are my impressions of the Yoko's at 14K They definately do not have the grip the OEM P6's had. The AWD system engages more in the wet with the Yoko's than with the Pirelli's. They will last forever it seems due to the hard...
by briggleman
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Da Snow... Da Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Da Snow... Da Snow

Well come on folks with the AWD 500's and Taurus's, how did it do in our East coast snow storm. Here is my experience... IT IS FUN to be able to pull out of your driveway which inclines at 15 degrees and with 15" of fresh snow the car plows the driveway for you. I love this car. Now I do have new ti...
by briggleman
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 2005 Five-Hundred Fuel Pump/Inertia Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 5323

Re: 2005 Five-Hundred Fuel Pump/Inertia Switch

wchain wrote:I just did a search and found 74 heated and 83 Non heated thottle body assemblies in junkyards scattered across the US and Canada.
GOOD FOR YOU!
by briggleman
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Died on highway, now won't start
Replies: 41
Views: 7021

Re: Died on highway, now won't start

JJ, is there anyone you have not pissed off on this forum? :lol:
by briggleman
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Information on the AWD and traction control
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Information on the AWD and traction control

OK this will be long, its Ford's marketing writeup about the AWD on the 500 when it was introduced. All-Wheel Drive Provides Confident Traction The CVT is available with an optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system that delivers optimum performance whether on dry, wet or snow-, mud- ...
by briggleman
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 2090

Re: Tires

I also went with the Yoko Avid TRZ tires. My P6's made it to 58K miles before I replaced them. My impressions with 6K on the Yokohama tires are this: 1) They will probably last longer than the P6's due to the harder rubber compound. 2) They seem to track better, but the ride is not as soft as the P6...
by briggleman
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

Re: Going with the Yokohama Avid tires

I also went with the Yoko Avid TRZ tires. My P6's made it to 58K miles before I replaced them. My impressions with 6K on the Yokohama tires are this: 1) They will probably last longer than the P6's due to the harder rubber compound. 2) They seem to track better, but the ride is not as soft as the P6...