80-96-list-digest Monday, June 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 221



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....
FTE 80-96 - Paint
FTE 80-96 - stolen truck
Re: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....
FTE 80-96 - Shocks - thanks
FTE 80-96 - Water Stain
Re: FTE 80-96 - just stuff
Re: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....
Re: FTE 80-96 - just stuff

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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 10:15:36 -0800
From: "Pat Daniels"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....

I have an 88 F350 4x4 with the stock 351 with the C6. Yesterday when I was
driving home the truck just stopped running, no sputtering, just silence.
I could still turn the truck over, but it just wouldn't start. I also
noticed I didn't have my "Check Engine" light when I had the ignition
turned to the on position with the truck not running. This went on for
about 15 minutes then I turned the ignition on one time and noticed the
"Check Engine" light was now on and the truck fired right up. I then
started driving home via the local motocross track. I was there for 2
hours jumped in the truck, made it about a mile and it stopped again. No
"check engine" light again, no starting. It hasn't started for a few
hours. Anyone seen this before? I haven't started troubleshooting it yet
except for checking the fuses, the fuel inertia switch and what I could see
under the hood. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes, thinking it
might re-set the computer. It didn't. I do have spark so I'm leaning
toward the EEC computer having killed the fuel pumps. The truck has dual
tanks so I doubt both fuel pumps would die at the same time. I have read
the Haynes manual on extracting fault codes from the EEC but have never
done it and would like to know any tips or other peoples experiences, for,
as I type this, my truck is sitting humiliated in the driveway. It
suffered the humiliation of being towed home last night by, yes, a C***Y.
Pat Daniels
Kodiak, Alaska
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 17:24:23 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Paint

Forwarded for:

Hi folks,

I tried to post a web address about painting and messed up the post. Well
here goes again.... If you are interested in painting your truck or need
information on paints and prep. work there is a web site that I think will
nterest you. It is located at
www.horizonweb.com/wwwboard/Spray_101/wwwboard.html
I hope you like that site as well as I did. It has a question and answer
format and it shows some of the topics that have been discussed over the last
several month.

Ken L.

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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 18:21:42 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - stolen truck

Forwarded for: "Frank Kayser"

Could you please post a notice for me...
on wednesday my 1994 F350 dually turbo-diesel was stolen in the
Ottawa, Ontario area. The plate reads "MR FIX" could anyone who sees
this truck please mail me Phazer15 Hotmail.com or Fkayser Sprint.ca

Thanks i love my truck and would love to get it back...
"Frank Kayser"


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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 19:04:34 EDT
From: Bakend aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....

In a message dated 6/21/98 12:18:57 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
pdaniels ptialaska.net writes:

> I haven't started troubleshooting it yet
> except for checking the fuses, the fuel inertia switch and what I could see
> under the hood. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes, thinking it
> might re-set the computer. It didn't. I do have spark so I'm leaning
> toward the EEC computer having killed the fuel pumps.
My ranger did the same thing to me and I found the connections to the inertia
switch had burned the the point of only occasional contact. Would run a while
and then stop cold. I stuck a paper clip in the connector and it ran all the
time. Just an observation, good luck and stay away from them Ch*vys!
D Baken
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 20:02:43 -0700
From: Jon Berman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Shocks - thanks

Hello,

This is the guy with the Ford F-150 looking for new shocks and comparing
Bilstein, KYB, Monroe, etc. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for
their advice and personal experiences with different shock brands.

Based on this info, I decided on KYB shocks, purchased 4 of 'em a couple
days ago, and have been happy ever since. They gave my truck a firmer,
more controlled ride without being rough. Thought about the Bilstein's
but they were too much $$. According to KYB tech, Bilstein and KYB share
very similar monotube designs. He mentioned that both shocks are very
good and Bilstein's pressure was about 50psi more than the KYB's.

Thanks again,
Jon

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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 19:21:20 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Water Stain

I have those round rope cleats on the sides of the bed of the truck. When I
bought the truck, the previous owner told me the things had started caroding
(spell) from day one, so there is a trail of white down the brown paint and
across the stripes. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? I have
tried Blue Coral Car Wash Gel and lots of elbow grease, but they are there
to stay. Touch up is out of the quiestion too, as no body here makes Medium
Walnut Mettallic color except Ford who would love to sell me a gallon for
$100.00!!

Thanks
Casey Vandor

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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 23:37:34 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - just stuff

Ford has heard the cry of the people and IS coming out w/the monster
SUV of the World. We had quite a discussion on this new SUV a few
months back. The last name that I remember it being called was the
Excursion. Based on an F-350 chassis (I LOVE the new design) and
BIGGER than the 'burban!!! That should look like one sweet vehicle,
but to my knowledge no one has yet to post a web site where you can
get a clear picture, since Ford is trying to be somewhat discreet
about it. Someone even mentioned the fact that you NEVER used to see
ads for the 'burban but you do now. They are taking advantage of
still being able to say it's the biggest SUV in the world...not for
long. I just saw a $1000 factory cash back for buying one too,
thought I'd never see THAT!

Later,
Randy (Brew)

Bill C. Patten wrote:
>
> Todd writes:
> >Hi everyone

[snip]

> The last one I saw was an F-350 Classic in the '93 (?) body style. I think
> this should be the monster SUV of America, not that GM thing.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Bill Patten
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 22:50:34 -0500
From: "Parker Brooks"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....

is it a TFI? is there a box attached to the distributor? if there is, you
may want to scrutinize it a bit before other items are looked at.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Pat Daniels
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998 1:31 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 88 351 just stopped.....


>I have an 88 F350 4x4 with the stock 351 with the C6. Yesterday when I was
>driving home the truck just stopped running, no sputtering, just silence.
>I could still turn the truck over, but it just wouldn't start. I also
>noticed I didn't have my "Check Engine" light when I had the ignition
>turned to the on position with the truck not running. This went on for
>about 15 minutes then I turned the ignition on one time and noticed the
>"Check Engine" light was now on and the truck fired right up. I then
>started driving home via the local motocross track. I was there for 2
>hours jumped in the truck, made it about a mile and it stopped again. No
>"check engine" light again, no starting. It hasn't started for a few
>hours. Anyone seen this before? I haven't started troubleshooting it yet
>except for checking the fuses, the fuel inertia switch and what I could see
>under the hood. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes, thinking it
>might re-set the computer. It didn't. I do have spark so I'm leaning
>toward the EEC computer having killed the fuel pumps. The truck has dual
>tanks so I doubt both fuel pumps would die at the same time. I have read
>the Haynes manual on extracting fault codes from the EEC but have never
>done it and would like to know any tips or other peoples experiences, for,
>as I type this, my truck is sitting humiliated in the driveway. It
>suffered the humiliation of being towed home last night by, yes, a C***Y.
>Pat Daniels
>Kodiak, Alaska
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 23:03:02 -0500
From: "Parker Brooks"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - just stuff

please keep us posted as to any new spy shots/ info on this toy.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Randy
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - just stuff


>Ford has heard the cry of the people and IS coming out w/the monster
>SUV of the World. We had quite a discussion on this new SUV a few
>months back. The last name that I remember it being called was the
>Excursion. Based on an F-350 chassis (I LOVE the new design) and
>BIGGER than the 'burban!!! That should look like one sweet vehicle,
>but to my knowledge no one has yet to post a web site where you can
>get a clear picture, since Ford is trying to be somewhat discreet
>about it. Someone even mentioned the fact that you NEVER used to see
>ads for the 'burban but you do now. They are taking advantage of
>still being able to say it's the biggest SUV in the world...not for
>long. I just saw a $1000 factory cash back for buying one too,
>thought I'd never see THAT!
>
>Later,
>Randy (Brew)
>
>Bill C. Patten wrote:
>>
>> Todd writes:
>> >Hi everyone
>
>[snip]
>
>> The last one I saw was an F-350 Classic in the '93 (?) body style. I
think
>> this should be the monster SUV of America, not that GM thing.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Bill Patten
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