• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

Super Newb Questions

Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by MIZ, May 31, 2013.

  1. MIZ

    MIZ Member Established Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Location:
    Howell MI
    Hey guys, i just bought an 04 Cobra with a ton of mods, nitrous etc. I am a turbo guy with moderate car knowledge finding out that I know nothing about superchargers. Could someone please politely answer some very newbie questions I have?

    1. I have a moroso supercharger coolant tank. Is this filled with regular coolant like the radiator tank, or water? WHat should the optimal temperature be and how often should I change it out?

    2. Im just wondering what other maintenance I need to do, oil, coolant, the basics, is there anything weird?

    3. It has a brand new spec 3 clutch, how long is the break in period and how should I go about breakin it in good?

    4. the clutch is really stiff and engages really high, how can I adjust it so i dont have to keep my clutch foot with my knee in my chest lol.

    5. Is my "water" gauge monitoring the sc coolant temp or regular coolant temp?

    6. Do these cars have standard air-air intercoolers or water-air intercoolers?

    I dont plan on modding it anymore, I just want to make sure I keep it in good health. Mods are:

    * 2004 supercharged mustang cobra with only 63397 miles on it
    * SVT
    * Cobra
    * 4.6L V8
    * 6-speed
    * Stage III Ported Blower
    * Billetflow Blue 2.93 pulley w/ 4 idler setup
    * 4lb lower w/ 3.2 alt pulley
    * 60lb injectors
    * KB BAP(boost a pump)
    * MAFia
    * K&N FIPK(fuel injection performance kit)
    * Accufab T/B & Plenum
    * Magnaflow Catted Xpipe and Catback also have a VRS offroad Xpipe
    * 2 custom dyno tunes at a simple push of a botton
    * Steeda full length subframes
    * Billetflow IRS Brace and Brackets
    * MGW Short throw shifter
    * 295/35/18 front tires
    * 305/35/18 rear drag radial tires
    * FR500 18" wheels
    * LFP Heat Exchanger and I/C res.
    * Speed of sound apiller pod w/ AEM wideband A/F and Vac/Boost guage(Lunar)
    * Intrument Cluster w/2 pods-Oil pressure(Lunar) and water temp(Lunar) guages
    * Fiore firewall adjuster and quadrant
    * LDC Freeplay kit


    Thanks guys!
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  2. testorossa1989

    testorossa1989 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    3,638
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Location:
    New York
    here you go

    Terminator FAQs
     
  3. whitedevil95

    whitedevil95 @the03cobro Established Member

    Messages:
    3,353
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Seems like a very tastefully modded cobra! Congrats

    1. I have a moroso supercharger coolant tank. Is this filled with regular coolant like the radiator tank, or water? WHat should the optimal temperature be and how often should I change it out?
    Its typically just a standard 50/50 mix. Not sure what the previous owner might have put in there tho.

    2. Im just wondering what other maintenance I need to do, oil, coolant, the basics, is there anything weird?
    Change supercharger oil around 50k the process is in the FAQ posted above

    3. It has a brand new spec 3 clutch, how long is the break in period and how should I go about breakin it in good?
    500 miles? Cant remember its been a while

    4. the clutch is really stiff and engages really high, how can I adjust it so i dont have to keep my clutch foot with my knee in my chest lol.
    On the firewall drivers side you will see that FIORE adjust thats in your mod list. That is how you can adjust clutch let out.

    5. Is my "water" gauge monitoring the sc coolant temp or regular coolant temp?
    Water is coolant temp not supercharger temp. Those gauges arent too accurate tho.
    6. Do these cars have standard air-air intercoolers or water-air intercoolers?
    Air to water aftercooler. Water cirulates through the aftercooler to cool air charge then gets pumped through the Heat exchanger in your front bumper to cool down then circulates back to the aftercooler.

    Nice car! Pics? :beer:
     
  4. MIZ

    MIZ Member Established Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Location:
    Howell MI
    Thanks! Great information, Ill get pics ASAP, its silver.
    So how do i and how often do I have to change the water in the aftercooler?
     
  5. raym5_0

    raym5_0 on 3 u go Established Member

    Messages:
    1,187
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Michigan
    surprised no info provided from seller, mods look similiar to many members sigs...I would be surprised if the owner wasnt a member of SVTP or ModularFord .
     
  6. MIZ

    MIZ Member Established Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Location:
    Howell MI
    I've never heard of the VRS X pipe, anyone using one, thoughts?

    Also, how are the stock headers, do you suggest going longtube or any other aftermarket headers to make more power or will these suffice?
     
  7. BdJames

    BdJames New Member Established Member

    Messages:
    153
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Use the search feature. All your questions are very common. You can find out all the answers by searching and reading.
     

Share This Page