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Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 190
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Just note that disabling start/stop via FORscan...

Just note that disabling start/stop via FORscan is done by disabling the BMS system. The BMS incorporates many controls but only provides inputs into the start/stop system strategy. One parameter...
09-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,969
Posted By stormsearch

Okay, was fun reading but here is what happens...

Okay, was fun reading but here is what happens when you uplug the BMS sensor. Not only does it disable start/stop (no idea whey marketing calls it A/S/S), but it disables other modes as well. One is...
02-23-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,151
Posted By stormsearch

Driving around town doesn't automatically charge...

Driving around town doesn't automatically charge up your battery. Anytime you come to a stop light or high acceleration, alternator output is limited. When it is cold out, it takes some time for...
02-09-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By stormsearch

Since smart charging came in around 2000, the PCM...

Since smart charging came in around 2000, the PCM controls the operating voltage. Previously, the alternator performed that function. Battery voltage since smart charging has only been based on...
01-26-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 33,809
Posted By stormsearch

The starter you selected was for a 3.5L TiVCT not...

The starter you selected was for a 3.5L TiVCT not a 3.5L GTDI. The 3.5L TiVCT was never a S/S vehicle.
The 2014 battery you selected is for a 5.0L engine and you chose a 17MY vehicle. You need to...
01-22-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By stormsearch

No, the Super duties are the last hold out but...

No, the Super duties are the last hold out but may change in the future. I should include all Heavy trucks along with Stripped Chassis for Ambulance and Motorhomes.
01-22-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By stormsearch

Welcome to the world of BMS - battery management...

Welcome to the world of BMS - battery management system. First introduced by Honda awhile ago. What BMS does in order to conserve fuel, is to reduce voltage (either by command or by shutting off...
11-27-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,784
Posted By stormsearch

Mudder - there are so many variables to determine...

Mudder - there are so many variables to determine the health of the battery would be only guessing. However, primarily the message is stating there is not sufficient state of charge to support all...
11-27-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,784
Posted By stormsearch

That clearly shows two batteries are released for...

That clearly shows two batteries are released for 2.7L, H6 and H7 based on TRIM series. Other 2016 engines received the same size batteries H6 and H7 based on TRIM series. It is the battery type of...
11-27-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,784
Posted By stormsearch

Not true - There are 4 batteries released. ...

Not true - There are 4 batteries released. Non-SS XL and XLT are released with a H6 SLI, SS with H6 AGM.

Lariat and higher trims with non-SS H7 SLI,; SS with H7 AGM.

Battery size is...
11-27-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,784
Posted By stormsearch

The OEM part number for the larger battery...

The OEM part number for the larger battery blanket is FL3T-10A687-AB. it is a service item. Otherwise, just cut the smaller one and protect the engine side of the battery. The material used is...
11-25-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,784
Posted By stormsearch

The 48 number in the service part number is the...

The 48 number in the service part number is the group size. Group 48 or what we call an H6 (being replaced by L3 terminology). Your truck is capable of accepting a group 94R or H7, but will require...
10-25-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By stormsearch

The alternator is grounded thru its mount onto...

The alternator is grounded thru its mount onto the engine block, there is no specific alternator ground wire. Not all vehicles run a battery ground wire to the starter mounting bolt either, depends...
07-28-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By stormsearch

It is the second thread on this forum: ...

It is the second thread on this forum:
https://www.f150forum.com/f118/forscan-software-enable-disable-features-your-truck-348987/

h/w = hardware. Forscan allows you to make mild s/w (software)...
07-27-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,915
Posted By stormsearch

I'm in SE Michigan for reference. On my '09...

I'm in SE Michigan for reference. On my '09 truck, I had rust protection done within a couple weeks of picking up from dealer. I had undercarriage spray similar to what Ziebart does and a flowing...
07-21-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By stormsearch

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It was bound to happen by somebody and a matter of time for me. Mileage info over last 700 miles since last fuel up:
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07-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,235
Posted By stormsearch

Newer vehicles have a much higher electrical...

Newer vehicles have a much higher electrical demand (electrical fans being one of them at 40+ amps) which will load an engine. Alternator efficiency for this vehicle is around 74% and most of our...
06-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,145
Views: 1,490,351
Posted By stormsearch

I'll be honest, the stock halogens are not that...

I'll be honest, the stock halogens are not that bad. What I've seen are poorly aimed headlights from the factory. Mine were too high, I was getting flashed on way home from dealer.

Regular...
06-03-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,959
Posted By stormsearch

The battery doesn't support your loads when the...

The battery doesn't support your loads when the engine is running and using the snow plow, that is for the alternator. The battery main purpose is to start the vehicle and have enough reserve to...
05-18-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,410
Posted By stormsearch

20" tires tend to be more expensive than...

20" tires tend to be more expensive than 18's.
04-18-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By stormsearch

The issue is if Ford "thinks" the failure is...

The issue is if Ford "thinks" the failure is related they can deny warranty claim, though the burden of proof by law is on them. However, it will take time, money and a lawyer to get Ford to agree,...
04-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,512
Posted By stormsearch

They simply didn't follow the correct procedure...

They simply didn't follow the correct procedure for the 2.7L. There is a SSM sent to all dealers:

SSM 45195 - 2015 F-150/Edge And 2016 MKX Equipped With A 2.7L - Engine May Appear To Have Low Oil...
03-16-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,365
Posted By stormsearch

Basically everything tvsjr is stating is gtg. I...

Basically everything tvsjr is stating is gtg. I support alot of the local police outfitters, one is using diode isolators with success. But they are mainly used on alot of meter maid type vehicles....
03-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,365
Posted By stormsearch

What you have is a standard battery terminal with...

What you have is a standard battery terminal with a Hall sensor, doughnut shaped wrapped around the battery negative cable very close to the battery B- post. If you ever see a BMS sensor on a S/S...
03-14-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,365
Posted By stormsearch

Both are true. Basically what we are doing is...

Both are true. Basically what we are doing is preventing the truck to either not know (by disconnecting BMS sensor) or not use the battery state of charge value (FORScan disable); vehicle will...
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