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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
1,735
Gainesville FL
You can attach a battery tender pigtail directly to the battery terminals, run it out the front at the tow hook and tie-wrap it there.

Dead battery ... yep, get a new one. And hope ūü§ě it lasts more than a couple years.
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
11,450
Belleville, IL
Don't screw around wondering about a new battery. If you are unsure how old it is or its status, replace it. When you install new battery you can add the pigtail and run it out the front of the trunk. The pigtail will usually have a ring connector on it. I cut out a piece (about 1/4) to slide into the battery terminal without having to take the terminal clamp off completely. Make sure the pigtail end matches your battery tender wires.
 
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Howard

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Apr 26, 2007
1,135
Florida/North Jersey
While you're in there you might want to consider adding a redundant ground from the battery to the chassis. There is a threaded hole nearby to accept a bolt. The ground connection to the aluminum chassis has been an occasional problem.
 
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
2,228
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Whenever I deal with electrical grounds, I loosen them, squirt some Boeshield T6 or other waxy lubricant/preservative on the connection, wiggle it around to scrape off any slight corrosion, and retighten. I have had very few ground problems on any of my old cars, and then only at connections I haven't treated yet.
 

drilling

GT Owner
Sep 13, 2018
308
Black one sold at 506k and Heritage sold at 660k today
 

drilling

GT Owner
Sep 13, 2018
308
How often should I change the oil?

I am getting it shipped soon to my place but wondering if I should change all the fluids by Rich Roback before that.
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
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The car is valuable enough, vs the cost to change fluids, that unless you know for sure all fluids have been changed within about the past 1-2 years, I'd just do it / have it done.
 
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donnymac

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Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 26, 2008
727
West Texas
Before any workout, I suggest all fluids, belts, hoses and tires get changed. Car is 17/18 years old and needs a re-fresh.

And if there is no transmission cooler, get one added.
 
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drilling

GT Owner
Sep 13, 2018
308
How easy is it to pull battery tender cord out? Something i can do diy?
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
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Belleville, IL
That is not a GT feature. Had to be installed by previous owner. Lift the tray out of the front trunk and should be obvious. Disconnect from the battery and should be easy unless wire tied.
 

drilling

GT Owner
Sep 13, 2018
308
That is not a GT feature. Had to be installed by previous owner. Lift the tray out of the front trunk and should be obvious. Disconnect from the battery and should be easy unless wire tied.
Sounds like a pain. Any bad thing about putting it in cigarette jack? I have a porsche ctek charger.
 

GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
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Issaquah
Sounds like a pain. Any bad thing about putting it in cigarette jack? I have a porsche ctek charger.
Only if the fuse blows.
 
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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Kalama, Free part of WA State
That's how I do it.
 

texas mongrel

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May 3, 2009
1,661
Houston Texas
Sounds like a pain. Any bad thing about putting it in cigarette jack? I have a porsche ctek charger.
Been doing mine like that for years, no problem, even though I also have the plug through the grille too. Cig ,ighter just more convenient ient
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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How often should I change the oil?

I am getting it shipped soon to my place but wondering if I should change all the fluids by Rich Roback before that.
Yes you should!
 
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Simon

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Feb 19, 2013
1,227
Houston
How do I hook the car to battery tender? Can I use the cigar jack?
I run the wire out the bottom of the door and close it. Nothing happens to the door or charger.
 
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SYCO GT

GT Owner
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Sep 9, 2006
4,968
California
Your engine's life blood. Give it a fresh change. This is as dirty as I let mine get. (Not very dirty)

RichGT-0482.jpg
 
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
2,228
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Don't waste good oil. Do oil analysis. I've extended to 10,000 miles based on my running oil analysis for the past 50,000 miles. Time is even less important in most cases because oil is extremely stable at room temperature. You should change based on time if you don't run the car enough to get to the oil to operating temperature for a half hour or more. Then the oil accumulates moisture from combustion when starting and warming up, but doesn't get hot enough long enough to evaporate it out. Unless you are curating a museum car, just drive the damn thing regularly.
 

SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
4,968
California
Thanks for the perspective on oil. Wow, a 10,000 mile interval.

And yes, I do drive the thing regularly. No museum piece here.
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
2,228
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Remember, it has almost 10 qts of oil. And it's synthetic. It should be good for a lot longer than the 5000 mile recommended change intervals, and my oil analysis trends support that mileage.
 
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