Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Salt Lake City
Car Model: 04 FXT, 61 Stude
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Got the VF39 installed with new plugs and had a full compression test done. <4% difference between all cylinders. I had True Tune in Woods Cross, UT do the install/tune and the car is running great! Logan there did a great job with the tune. I love the drive-ability of it now. I can easily drive around town/on the freeway without hitting boost if I want, but if I push down the fun pedal I can snap heads back!
The only problem I'm having is trying to track down a pesky oil leak. I first noticed a faint smell of burning oil when the car rests at stop lights, so I slid under and noticed oil tracking down from the front of the head to the rear (on the bottom), then dripping onto the uppipe. Looking over everything with my new (and awesome) mechanic (Tony at True Tune), we took off the front timing cover, thinking it was a leaky cam seal but didn't notice any oil in there. He cleaned everything off with brake fluid and I'm going back in tomorrow to look around and hopefully we'll be able to follow it's path. Right now I think it may be a valve cover gasket leak, but we'll see. It's tough to see anything with the exhaust manifold and it's upper heat shield in the way. I haven't noticed any drop in oil level so it's a pretty slow leak. We shall see tomorrow..... (hopefully)
04 FXT 6-speed - 61 Studebaker Lark
Last edited by fircrest; 10-18-2010 at 08:35 AM.