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project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

m3e36addict
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project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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got one of these a few months ago on craigslist 108k on the clock some nice silver metallic color. Bad waterpump timing chain all loose and knocks in engine. pulled up a trailer though lol.
I got quite a deal on it. Camera on my phone requires me to hit it to focus. So I did not really get many pictures or video.
got a 2014 engine from a mks 3.7 liter. 30k miles for $600 added new waterpump not sure if i will change it in 60k miles or 75k?
rebuilt ptu and filled with amsoil, and added longer vent tube. May add closed loop cooler for ptu or inline radiator.
probably going to add a tune at some point soon within the next month. Just started driving this week. logging coolant temps and afr.
the factory ecu seems to be ok with the 3.7 but some power could be gained definitely with more fuel.
Getting 20 mpg. seeing 5-6% stft so not bad on both banks, this is with the factory 3.5 injectors.
Had to get a drivers cv joint after the swap and yesterday picked up another radio heater bezel.
Cut the circuit board in half for room for a double din pioneer and low and behold the heater and all buttons below the cd eject work.
Pics to follow
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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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does anyone know the range of the factory keyfob with autostart, I have a older autopage 2 way with one mile range laying around. Was thinking of installing it. But may be easier to just use factory if the oem keyfobs are $20

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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Hi, I have been trying to do the stereo upgrade for a very long time, but I have had a huge trouble finding a wire harness adapter that adapts to the original ACM cable. I got one harness from Maestro but it was no good. What did you use? And did the process require swapping fuses, running new wires, etc?

I ended up getting the bezel out of a Taurus with MyTouch off eBay, hoping I can put my Sony CarPlay stereo where the MyTouch display would originally go.

As for the key fobs, I bought a knockoff one off amazon and am able to get about 20-30 feet out of it, however sometimes I do have to press the start button more than twice for it to trigger the car to start.

Looking forward to the pictures.

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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so unfortunately i got everything wired up. but noticed my heater controls reversed so cold is hot and hot is cold, which would be no big deal to me I could relabel it. But not only that it does not get as warm as it did before. So I am going to look at relocating the full panel down while keeping the whole circuit board. or find if the auto climate control will swap over if the circuit board is smaller. even if i have to plastic weld or fiberglass a bunch of stuff I will make it fit.

After I put the engine back in I have not recharged the ac system its been on the to do list. I know the ac button light works but not have tested further.

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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as far as the wiring since there seems to be no metra harness, i hacked up the original harness and tapped into a few of the wires for power and ground etc. ignition sw for switched 12v,
Really I only cut 4 wires for the rear speakers. I ran new seperate 14 gauge wire for the front speakers as I was going to possibly upgrade down the line.
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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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through some quick searching the Ford edge heater panel circuit board may be usable as it looks the same can bus plugin and is smaller in dimensions. Just have to check dimensions and plugin harness and make the trim fit properly and see what else is needed for swapping the climate control. Will try and look at one at a yard sometime soon.

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

Post by Lpowilliams »

did the stereo upgrade work? or did you give up im curious.

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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Unfortunately it is still in progress. It is working but the heater controls being all wonky is getting annoying to work with. I'm going to try and stop at a junkyard and see if a canbus Ford edge heater control panel works if plugged in. As it is smaller and would allow me to build a bezel easier

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Re: project 2013 craigslist buy 3.5 to 3.7 and stereo upgrade

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So a quick update. The 2013 Edge sony option 8" screen hvac has the same plugin as the 2013 taurus police interceptor hvac panel(non sony). And my taurus was a non sync audio system originally, and it still works!. Now the plan is to go dual zone climate either with the edge panel or wait for my Taurus sony hvac/radio panel to arrive. and I have to find a place to extend the 4 wire harness to add the factory 4.2" screen back for the temp readouts. Originally when I installed my aftermarket pioneer I just removed the factory 4.2" screen as it did not seem to serve much purpose to me. Unfortunately for my use the edge panel's dimensions are about .75 inch too wide for my use installing it in the original position of the hvac panel it would then require mounting it way lower. instead of snug against my double din pioneer. and I'm not cutting up the middle hvac vents. I will send a picture of my original plans.

I just bought a civ console and arm rest from a different yard today. for $60 bucks I was originally hoping to keep my police console as I would have put a microsoft surface with all my 750gb of mainly flac music on it, this was per my original plans to be under the police hvac controls and I was going to make a custom unit to match the police leather wrapped leather armrest / cupholder console or rewrap both of them. Once I figure it all out I will update the post with my plans.

Also I now I have a sony option Taurus 8" climate control/radio control panel coming as well. they will ship it sometime next week. So I will have options.