80-96-list-digest Thursday, May 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 169



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - New to Fords
FTE 80-96 - Jokes
FTE 80-96 - I-6 exhaust leak
FTE 80-96 - performance/mileage improvements, '95 f150 w' 300 I6
FTE 80-96 - PSD colant additive
FTE 80-96 - Re: Squeaking and popping noise on F-250

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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:11:03 EDT
From: Justchev
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New to Fords

hey my name is Justin chevalier and i noticed that you made a little joke
about chevys, if you have any good jokes about chevys send them to me i hate
chevys, ford rules them all
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:17:55 EDT
From: Justchev
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Jokes

If you have any good Chevy jokes please send them to me. I dispise Chevrolet,
No one is better than ford.
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 20:49:35 EDT
From: Dmcomp
Subject: FTE 80-96 - I-6 exhaust leak

Hello,

I have an '83 F-100 with an I-6 that just yesterday developed an exhaust leak
that I only hear under medium to heavy acceleration. I recently replaced the
exhaust pipe and muffler so that's not the problem. Has anyone had this
problem? Thanks in advance.

Dennis

1983 F-100
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Date: Wed, 13 May 98 10:43:00 PDT
From: "Brewer, Jim"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - performance/mileage improvements, '95 f150 w' 300 I6

I just subscribed to this list, and I'm an e-mail rookie, so I hope you can
forgive any mistakes I make in this process:

I recently purchased a used '95 F-150 4X4 XLT with a 300 cu. in. I-6,
5-speed manual, manual locking hubs, in incredibly pristine condition. The
previous owner was/is very meticulous, like me, so I got lucky.

I like to care good care of my stuff, and always like to see my machines run
as efficiently as possible. I've made no modifications to my truck, yet,
and I'm trying to get educated on what performance enhancements/accessories,
etc. are available for my truck that will make it run the best (i.e., best
mileage, power, reliability, durability, etc.).

I'm not a "4-wheeler fanatic", so-to-speak, but I want this truck to get me
into AND OUT OF tough spots. The primary use of this truck is as a hunting
vehicle. I have a canopy ("topper"?) on the long box, which makes the truck
great for short hunting/camping trips.

I don't really want to spend big bucks for performance mods, but I am
interested in the best ways to get the most from the truck (e.g., less
restrictive intake/exhaust, powerchip, best lubricants and filters in the
engine and drivetrain, etc.)

What sort of mileage do you think I should expect from this truck, assuming
no wind, steady speed highway driving)?

One other thing: I seem to be feeling just a bit of quiet grinding on my
shifts from 1st to 2nd gears consistently. My shifts have been careful, and
I've tried different shifting methods to help the synchros, but I still get
the very slight grinding. It's as though this is a characteristic of this
specific transmission model. I talked to a friend who has the same truck
model/year/engine/transmission, and he gets the same thing.

Forgive the length of this post, but I thought that I'd try to cover as much
as I can in one posting. I'd sure appreciate any input/recommendations that
you folks can give about these things. Thanks.

P.S. Should I, or should I not be including my own e-mail address at the end
of my postings, so that you can mail me privately, if you wish?

Jim Brewer
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 23:19:45 EDT
From: GoEIB1
Subject: FTE 80-96 - PSD colant additive

I'm curious about the proper way to add the fw-15 coolant additive to the PSD.
The only access to the coolant system is through the overflow tank. Is it
acceptable to add put it in this tank or do you have to disconnect one of the
lines to the radiator itself and add it that way?

Pete Gatchell
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Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 23:14:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Randall Wer
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Squeaking and popping noise on F-250

A few weeks ago I drove my p/u thru a road that somebody tried to block by
digging holes in it. The holes were spaced just right so when my left
front tire was in a hole the right rear tire was also in one. Anyway,
since then it has been making noises when I drive it, especially when it
is rainy. I was wondering if anybody has any ideas about what I could
tighten or something to make it stop. It is a 4x4.

Randy Werth
1990 F-250 4x4

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