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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ive been a member of IMBOC since 2008, but haven't done much in the way of posting. Hopefully I can be forgiven.

I have a 08 DHG Bullitt with 89XXX miles. It is is my daily driver and my pride and joy. I recently accepted a lucrative offer to move from Jacksonville Florida to Seattle Washington. Of course the primary concern is my car....

Over the last year, I have contemplated trading it in, but I just cant bring myself to do it.

In a trip out to Seattle for the interview process, I noticed some pretty radical hills downtown that seemed to rival San Francisco. I plan on living in downtown Seattle, and walking to work. The Bullitt will be used on the weekends, or in case I need to get somewhere and dont care to wait on public transport.

Thankfully I dont have to worry about driving it across country as my new employer will pay for shipping.

My questions/concerns are:


1. The hills have me worried. I replaced my clutch slave cylinder at 40K miles. A few thousand miles later, I had the clutch replaced in conjunction with a transmission issue (transmission issue covered under extended warranty) . Will I experience extended wear on the clutch and components when engaging from a stop on the hills? The only hills in Florida are the occasional speed bump and man made hills in housing developments.

2. I recently had the 90K mile service completed at Ford. Is there anything else I should do? Should I just drop off the car at Ford and tell them to give it a "once over"?

3. I will now need a front license plate (booo). Should I let Ford install it?

4. Will there be any issues with the climate change? Or does the cars computer adjust? Do I need to be worried about rust?


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 09:06 PM
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I would have Ford give it a check over.

I would also not worry about the hills. I live off a street that has an 11 percent grade and I just don't ride the clutch. Engage in first and drive in the lowest effective gear.

We hope your move goes good. Change can be a good thing.

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I live in Vancouver bc. You don't need to worry about rust...the hills in Seattle are nothing.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you guys so much.....it is greatly appreciated.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 07:11 PM

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Or something like this...I have one and it works

https://www.amazon.com/Show-Go-Licen...+license+plate
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 03:54 PM
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you can always get a line lock also that will help with holding on the hills. good luck with the move, hope all goes well!!!!!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Update:

I went with Craig's Custom Mustang Brackets. The structure itself seems fine, but I may go with metal hardware to make it permanent. The plastic screws and wingnuts have me worried.

Appointment is scheduled with the dealership on Saturday to give it the 'once over'. Essentially with 90XXX miles, I had already done the 90K service a few months ago (ahead of schedule) so that is complete. I advised them I needed the brakes checked, but they will have "carte blanche" to replace whatever needs to be replaced. I have been diligent with maintenance, so I don't anticipate anything major.

The car gets picked up on Oct 10 to be shipped and 'should' arrive within a week or so.

Oddly enough on my "home-finding" trip last week, I saw a 08/09 Bullitt parked on the street in the Queen Anne section of Seattle. I took this as a positive sign...
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You'll find that the '08/'09 Bullitt has great windshield wipers...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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I have a 2009 DHG Bullitt and I live in the pacific northwest. car does just fine on hills and you don't have to worry about salt erosion on paint. The only thing is that Washington drivers have concern about is that there is lots of construction and because of that our suspension and tires take a beating so just be aware of that. welcome to the Evergreen state
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