Few upgrades

Got a burst of energy and have not really done anything to the engine bay in a while.

1st on the list was to relocated the front video output that ran along the top of the fender by the coolant tank. This was a grey RCA type cable and always looked out of place. I had to replace my front radar wire as well so now was a good time to rip into the engine compartment.

2nd clean up the ABS cover and install a master cut off switch(lighted) to keep me from doing burn outs with my street tires
20150417_165053Next up was painting PCP stripes on my Half Covers

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Testing new Crank Case Breather from CFM

Got a call today from a good friend that said CFM was looking for some Local Challengers to test fit one of their Crank Case Breathers that they currently run on Ford Products.  This new breather replaces your oil cap with a bullet adapter that includes a ball check valve to stop unmetered air from coming through while the crankcase is under vacuum.

before-after-breatherClick to enlarge

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Arrington Performance HO Super Charger

Big Thanks to API for the Super Charger and OST_Mike doing the tuning. Rob and Rick helped with the installation, which took just under a full day.

5.7SCM6While I’m sad to see the AFR sharker go, I’ve kept the TA scoop for now and the added power puts a big smile on my face.

Running Dodge’s service manual on a modern OS

I’ve seen this pop up on several forums.  Someone has upgraded to Windows 7 or 8.1 and thus their version of Internet Explorer (IE) does not run the 2009-x service manual.  It will come up with a blank page after loading the default.htm file in the html directory.

A simply work around (you have to do this every time you run the manual) is  to simply run it under  developer mode, IE7,  in any newer version of IE

Open the manual’s .\html\default.htm in IE
Click on f12 or click the sprocket in the upper right hand corner then select  F12 Developer tools
When the window opens at the bottom of IE, select

Mode
–Document Mode -> 7
–User agent string -> Internet Explorer 7

It will now allow you to select year, model and engine to begin the owners manual and continue on as you where using the old version of IE.

Have not found a way to make it open by default, as setting the compatibility mode in the meta tag does not work, thus you have to do this every time you use the manual.

It’s a PITA but works.  Also see my review of the manual and where to purchase it for more then half what Tech Authority wants.

Changing the TA up once again

I’m at the point of swapping scoops out (from the Shaker) to the TA at every Oil Change.  Seeing as I wanted to Plastic Dip the TA scoop, I decided to update the tag line.

Some of the past tag lines, I’ve had on the TA

TA-scoop-with-message20130913_172004The latest after plastic dipping the scoop

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