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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2022
    Memphis, TN

    New in town!

    Hey everyone, I am new to the forum but excited to see that it exists! I just purchased a Black 03 MMarauder from one of my best friends. He was the original owner, and the car was a daily driver for him up until 2 years ago when he parked it in the garage. It's been sitting there since, hasn't been cranked up the entire time. I'm getting it shipped here at the end of the week to see how big of a project it is to get it back on the road. Wish me luck!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Moreau Island
    Welcome! You'll find a wealth of info here to get her back on the road. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Congrats and Welcome aboard.
    2003 Marauder 300B,
    6468 out of 7839 - Thanks Brian
    Heated Seats
    35% Tint
    Mercury All Weather Mats
    Trunk Organizer - Thanks MartyO
    Sold 4/3/2009 Now resides in AL.
    1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
    1973 Oldsmobile Toronado
    2012 Kia Sedona Van
    2016 Chev Silverado Pick Up 4X4
    2008 Corvette Convertible
    2003 Marauder 300 A Thanks Larry O 6/14/17
    2021 Prius Prime Limited
    Member # 440
    ----- John

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Waukesha, WI
    Congrats. I'd start with new fluids. Check that none of the calipers are frozen. And maybe new spark plugs. Make sure you change the plugs with a cold engine. Very important, torque the plugs to spec. 03's only have 3 threads of engagement on plugs and could spit out if not properly torqued.
    You "feel" the difference because you want to "feel" the difference. Since you just spent money on the upgrade you "have" to feel the difference

    I'm looking to eliminate the double pump process I have to follow right now to get the pedal hard

    2004 300A Procharger #0010 D1X
    2003 300A Procharger #0017 D1SC (SOLD. Last I heard, it was in Washington State)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Harrisburg, NC
    Don't be surprised if you have a fuel pump failure since it's been sitting for 2 years...and welcome aboard!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Baltimore, Md.
    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix View Post
    Don't be surprised if you have a fuel pump failure since it's been sitting for 2 years...and welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard and Congrats!!

    If so, try banging on the fuel tank with a rubber mallet while someone cranks over the engine.

    Ask me how I know....
    2020 Ford Ranger STX DFI Turbo 2.3L 10 speed Auto
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI Twin Turbo 2.7L V6 6 speed Auto (14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat)
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual (525 HP 363 Dart block/AFR heads with Magnum 6 speed in the works)
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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