80-96-list-digest Friday, August 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 281



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re:Door lock problem
RE: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box
Re: FTE 80-96 - I'm new to the list...and I've got a question!
FTE 80-96 - Door Stop
RE: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box
FTE 80-96 - Tired C6 replacement.
Re: FTE 80-96 - Door Stop
FTE 80-96 - My surplus 1980-1996 ford truck sales brochures for sale
RE: FTE 80-96 - My surplus 1980-1996 ford truck sales brochures f or sale
FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans
Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans
Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans
FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines
FTE 80-96 - Expected gas mileage?
Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply
Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines
FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder
RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder
RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six
FTE 80-96 - Proud new Owner
FTE 80-96 - Info on a '93 F150
Re: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply
Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines
Re: FTE 80-96 - Proud new Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder
Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 08:12:35 -0500
From: Daniel Maxwell
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Door lock problem

I have 91 Bronco and a 91 F250, and kids that flipped the switches one too
many time. The solinoids fried in both trucks, one door each. I bought an
after market power lock kit for less than Ford wanted for one from Summit
(live only a couple of miles), stuck them in, didn't take long. Hardest
part was washing the rust-proofing off my arms.

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 09:16:17 -0500
From: Ron Madurski
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box

I thought about doing this with my 85 but after looking at what it would
take to do it as opposed to repairing the one that's on there (the cab
part that is) I decided to weld in the corners ($17.50 ea.), get new
fenders ($50 ea.), and repair the dents in the doors.

The bed is easy, 6 big bolts and disconnect the lights and off it comes.


- -----Original Message-----
From: KAW1974 aol.com [mailto:KAW1974 aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 9:57 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box


Has anyone replaced a supercab and/or 8' styleside box?

Please share your experiences and suggestions

I am considering doing 1984 F 250 w/6.9

Thanks

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Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 23:19:32 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - I'm new to the list...and I've got a question!

Welcome aboard, first off- yes the computer does sense increased engine load
and will shut down the A/C while under load, as far as adding a dash with
the tach it should be very simple bolt on, only requiring the wires from the
tach to the engine. The 300 I-6 is a really great engine, it has more low
end torque than a 302 and is amazingly durable, furthermore you can get
fairly good gas mileage out of it too. My father has one in his '91 e-250
van and get about 19-21 MPG on the highway. The one place the 300 falls
short is top end performance but a K&N Filtercharger and a good high flow
exhaust system will help this greatly.

Rade
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From: Chris Robinson
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, August 07, 1998 1:10 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - I'm new to the list...and I've got a question!


>Hello Everyone,
>
>My name is Chris Robinson and I'm from Christiansburg, VA. I recently
>sold my 79 Bronco and have just purchased a very nice 94 F150 XLT 4x4
>SB. It's pearl(metallic?) red, 4.9/six, 5sp, cc, tilt, a/c, am/fm-cass,
>bedliner, new 31x10.50x15 Sport Kings, alum. wheels, new dual exhaust
>after the cat and 71k miles.
>
>I have a couple questions to ask.
>
>1. My truck doesn't have a tach in the instrument panel. Is there a
>way to get a tach without adding a goofy add on? Is it possible to take
>the dash panel from a wrecked truck that has tach and put it in? Anyone
>done this? How much did it cost you?
>
>2. This is the first late model Ford F-series truck I've owned and the
>first 4.9/six. I have noticed that while driving around with the a/c
>on, there are times that it seems the fan stops or the compressor
>disengages until I change gears! Is there something wrong or is the
>computer sensing the amount of load on the engine and compensating by
>disengaging the compressor? Am I lugging the engine down too low? It's
>hard for me to tell what rpm I'm at since I don't have a tach.
>
>3. Are there any quirks that I should be aware of? What do you
>4.9l/six owners find to be the best way to drive? You know, where do
>you shift, what kind of gas mileage do you get, etc. After driving a 79
>Bronco with a 429CJ, C6, 4.11 gears and 35's, this truck is a little
>different to say the least! It seems that it's geared real tall. Is
>that normal for a 4.9/six?
>
>4. Lastly, I have a shortbed and single tank. How many gallons does it
>hold? No, I haven't filled it up yet!
>
>I got this truck for $9700 and it's in super shape. Is that a fair
>price?
>
>I look forward to all your comments!
>
>Chris
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 08:44:21 -0700
From: Steve Faust
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Door Stop

Hello All. I have a problem with the driver side door on my '88 F-250
Supercab. It appears that the little 'thing-a-ma-gig' (technical term)
that holds the door open so it won't slam on your leg when getting
out... (sorry, I digressed)... anyway, it has either fallen out or
broken off. When I compare driver side to the working passenger door
there is a piece of metal that catches the roller which either a
separate piece or it could be attached to the inboard support piece (if
your not sure what I mean take a look at your door when it's open).

Anyone have any experience with replacing/fixing these? What do I need
to do? I'd really like to get this little annoyance fixed.

Thanks for input.
Steve Faust
'88 F-250 4x4 Supercab (7.3 ltr)
'98 EB Expedition (my wife's - ain't she lucky)

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 11:03:22 -0500
From: Ron Madurski
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box

Oops, don't forget the fuel filler neck(s) on the fuel tanks...

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From: Ron Madurski [mailto:rmadurski drd.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 9:16 AM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box



I thought about doing this with my 85 but after looking at what it would
take to do it as opposed to repairing the one that's on there (the cab
part that is) I decided to weld in the corners ($17.50 ea.), get new
fenders ($50 ea.), and repair the dents in the doors.

The bed is easy, 6 big bolts and disconnect the lights and off it comes.


- -----Original Message-----
From: KAW1974 aol.com [mailto:KAW1974 aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 9:57 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Replace F250 supercab & 8' styleside box


Has anyone replaced a supercab and/or 8' styleside box?

Please share your experiences and suggestions

I am considering doing 1984 F 250 w/6.9

Thanks

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 09:25:04 -0700
From: Warren G Kafer
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Tired C6 replacement.

Greetings Netizens,

I have an '87 F250 XLT Lariet club-cab with 107k miles on it. The
previous owner put about 60k of that towing a 31' fifth-wheel around
the US.

Symptoms: Hunts on the 2-3 shift some. All shifts are 'sloppy'.
Fluid isn't fresh but color and smell are good.

Diagnonsis??? Replace the tired C6 with a fresh C6.

Now the fun part: Since I intend to tow a fifth-wheel with the
truck and sometime haul a slide-in camper:
What if any shift kit should I put in while I'm at it?
Is there a torque converter with a slightly lower stall speed
than the old stock one? Would this help gas mileage (8.9mpg)?
What things should I look out for in changing the C6 out myself?

Suggestions and experiences greatly appreciated.

TTYL
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 09:55:30 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Door Stop

The same little "thing-a-ma-gig" broke off the drivers door on my '90
Bronco, after looking at it closly and determining that the door would have
to be removed to fix it I decided to live with the door closing on my leg.

Rade
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From: Steve Faust
To: 'Ford 80-96 Mailing List'
Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 3:41 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Door Stop


>Hello All. I have a problem with the driver side door on my '88 F-250
>Supercab. It appears that the little 'thing-a-ma-gig' (technical term)
>that holds the door open so it won't slam on your leg when getting
>out... (sorry, I digressed)... anyway, it has either fallen out or
>broken off. When I compare driver side to the working passenger door
>there is a piece of metal that catches the roller which either a
>separate piece or it could be attached to the inboard support piece (if
>your not sure what I mean take a look at your door when it's open).
>
>Anyone have any experience with replacing/fixing these? What do I need
>to do? I'd really like to get this little annoyance fixed.
>
>Thanks for input.
> Steve Faust
> '88 F-250 4x4 Supercab (7.3 ltr)
> '98 EB Expedition (my wife's - ain't she lucky)
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:08:21 -0500
From: cain julian.uwo.ca
Subject: FTE 80-96 - My surplus 1980-1996 ford truck sales brochures for sale

My surplus 1980 - 1996 Ford trucks/pickups/4-WD sales brochures for sale.

The brochures listed below are from a large group that I bought and are
duplicates in my collection. I am trying to sell them to recoup my costs.
They are for the US market unless indicated otherwise. The title on the
front cover is in "quotes".

If you are interested in anything email me and I can hold it. Do not send
any money until I get back to you since there's only 1 of most of these. I
can hold items until you send a check (personal US$ checks OK.) Prices
include air mail shipping.

Unless described otherwise, all of them are color catalogs and are in
excellent or new condition (no folds, wear, or dog ears). If you do not
like anything, or if it's not what you need for your truck, you are welcome
to a refund no questions asked if you send it back.

Peter Cain
813 Talbot St.
London, Ontario
N6A 2V7 CANADA

cain julian.uwo.ca
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1980 "Ford Pickup", 20 pages. $8

1980 "Ford 4-Wheeler", 8 pages. Shows the 4-WD pickups and the new Bronco
on the
back page. $8

1981 "Ford Pickup", 20 pages. $8

1981 "Ford Trucks" small, 16 pages, full line. $4

1982 "Ford F-Series Pickups", 20 pages. $8

1981 "Ford 4-Wheeler", 10 pages. $8

1983 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 22 pages. Shows all models including diesel. $8

1983 "Ford Recreation Vehicles", 20 pages. $8

1984 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 20 pages, $8

1985 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 24 pages, $8

1987 "Ford Trucks", 12 pages. $8

1987 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 24 pages. $8

1988 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 24 pages. $8

1989 "Ford F-Series", 24 pages. $8

1991 "Ford F-Series" pickups large, 26 pages. Shows all models including
4-WD and diesel. $7

1992 "Ford F-Series", 18 pages. $6

1993 "Ford F-Series", 18 pages. $6

1993 "Ford Trucks", 8 pages. Covers Ranger/F-series/Explorer/Bronco/Club
Wagon/Econoline/Aerostar. $6

1994 "Ford F-Series", 20 pages. $6

1995 "Ford F-Series", 24 pages. $6

1996 "Ford F-Series", 16 pages. $5




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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:03:56 -0500
From: Ron Madurski
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - My surplus 1980-1996 ford truck sales brochures f or sale

I'd like this one.

1985 "Ford F-Series Pickup", 24 pages, $8

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 19:04:47 -0400
From: puttputt erols.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans

Gentlemen:
I'm new to the list and I have not found anything in the archives on
this problem.

A close friend has a F-250 4X4 with the 5-speed trans. Used strictly on
road and for towing a 2000 lb trailer. Truck has about 100K on it.

The trans went bad due to the output shaft siezing up in the input shaft
and destroying the bearing. This is due to the two shafts running at
different speeds in 5th gear.
He pulled it replaced the bad parts and came away with the opinion that
all ford transmissions are junk because they are built by Mazda. He
thinks it is a poor design, reported that someone said he should not use
5th gear for towing on the hiway, and quoted the local junkyard owner as
saying, "Oh yeah, they all go bad".

Some months later we set out with the trailer on a long trip and only
800 miles out a piece of a tooth chipped off, making bad noises in all
indirect gears. We simply drove the next 5000 miles in 4th gear,
trusting the magnet in the drain plug to keep the loose parts out of the
way.

He turned down a $1350 rebuilt on the basis that it was junk also.
It is possible that the problem was due to a low oil level, but he would
never admit it. The truck is now on the market and he will never buy
another Ford product.

The question really is: Are those transmissions really a trouble spot?
What do you guys think?
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:23:18 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans

puttputt erols.com wrote:
>
> Gentlemen:
> I'm new to the list and I have not found anything in the archives on
> this problem.
>
> A close friend has a F-250 4X4 with the 5-speed trans. Used strictly on
> road and for towing a 2000 lb trailer. Truck has about 100K on it.
>
> The trans went bad due to the output shaft siezing up in the input shaft
> and destroying the bearing. This is due to the two shafts running at
> different speeds in 5th gear.
> He pulled it replaced the bad parts and came away with the opinion that
> all ford transmissions are junk because they are built by Mazda. He
> thinks it is a poor design, reported that someone said he should not use
> 5th gear for towing on the hiway, and quoted the local junkyard owner as
> saying, "Oh yeah, they all go bad".
>
> Some months later we set out with the trailer on a long trip and only
> 800 miles out a piece of a tooth chipped off, making bad noises in all
> indirect gears. We simply drove the next 5000 miles in 4th gear,
> trusting the magnet in the drain plug to keep the loose parts out of the
> way.
>
> He turned down a $1350 rebuilt on the basis that it was junk also.
> It is possible that the problem was due to a low oil level, but he would
> never admit it. The truck is now on the market and he will never buy
> another Ford product.
>
> The question really is: Are those transmissions really a trouble spot?
> What do you guys think?


What motor does he have. I could not image Ford putting a Mazda tranny
behind anything bigger than the 302!
Chris
(don't take my word for it though)
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:47:08 -0400
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans

I used to drive an '89 F250 4X4 5 speed Diesel. The trans was a huge
commercial ZF unit, even had PTO ports. Other than heavy shifting I never
heard of anyone having trouble with them.

Matt

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> From: puttputt erols.com
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans
> Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 7:04 PM
>
> Gentlemen:
> I'm new to the list and I have not found anything in the archives on
> this problem.
>
> A close friend has a F-250 4X4 with the 5-speed trans. Used strictly on
> road and for towing a 2000 lb trailer. Truck has about 100K on it.
>
> The trans went bad due to the output shaft siezing up in the input shaft
> and destroying the bearing.>

snip

> The question really is: Are those transmissions really a trouble spot?
> What do you guys think?
> Richard
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:42:09 -0400
From: Chris Robinson
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines

Hi Everyone,

I'm getting ready to change the fuel filter on my 1994 F150 - 4.9L/six.
The package says that I must depressurize the system before removing the
old filter. I've never changed the filter on a vehicle with an electric
fuel pump. How do I do this? Anyone have any ideas?

chris

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:46:47 EDT
From: WmRobinso aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Expected gas mileage?

Hello Everybody!

I'm new to the subscription list and I am the proud new owner of a 1994 F-150
Supercab LWB 4x2 with 32k miles.

This truck is equipped with a 302 cid/5.0 liter engine, an auto 4 speed
transmission, and what I think (code 19) is a 3.55 axle ratio.

What should the expected range for gas mileage be in this pickup?

Also, I am quite surprised at how slow this vehicle is off the line. Until it
reaches a speed of 25 mph it doesn't really take off. It has been tuned up
by the dealer and runs perfectly -- so does anybody have an idea?

Bill R.
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:57:28 EDT
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply

In a message dated 8/13/98 5:50:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
mattfitz idirect.com writes:

> > A close friend has a F-250 4X4 with the 5-speed trans. Used strictly on
> > road and for towing a 2000 LB trailer. Truck has about 100K on it.

Well, how many times did he change the fluid...?

> > The trans went bad due to the output shaft seizing up in the input shaft
> > and destroying the bearing.

Did it actually have oil in it...?

> > The question really is: Are those transmissions really a trouble spot?
> > What do you guys think?
> > Richard
i believe taht tranny is built by Borg-Warner and they are one of the largest
manufacturers of manual transmissions in the world...


just my 3 cents

m. long
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:59:47 EDT
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines

There is a valve stem dealy on the fuel rail near the intake and you can
relieve the press. Into a rag there...

m. long
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:55:44 EDT
From: DHall8577 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder

In a message dated 98-08-11 06:46:12 EDT, owner-80-96-list-digest ford-
trucks.com writes:


to go!! :)
>>

Computor won't let you go any faster, it shuts down the fuel system.....
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:08:57 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder

At what speed does the computer shut it down? I thought it was 105mph. I
have done over 90 (where the speedo stops) and it was still revving higher
at that speed (although the engine was really "wound up"). I would guess
the fastest I have had it was 95ish on 6 or 7 occasions (late at night on
illuminated Chicago expressways with no traffic). The fuel didn't cut out,
I cruised along at this speed for several minutes.

However, I will admit this isn't a very safe or prudent speed. Normally I
stay below or at 80mph.

Also, out of curiosity, what is the cut-off for my 95 Eddie Bauer Explorer?
I have had this under similar situations out to about 90-95mph. I'm not
brave enough to go any faster.

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From: DHall8577 aol.com [SMTP:DHall8577 aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 8:56 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com; 80-96-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder

In a message dated 98-08-11 06:46:12 EDT, owner-80-96-list-digest ford-
trucks.com writes:


need
to go!! :)
>>

Computor won't let you go any faster, it shuts down the fuel system.....
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:10:50 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six

I will admit, it's a daily commuter, not a tow vehicle (except twice a year from the house to the landing to put the boat in)

- -----Original Message-----
From: Ron Madurski [SMTP:rmadurski drd.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 8:15 AM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six


Yeah, but just try to do that towing 4500 lbs. My old truck with the
300 was very anemic above about 55 or 60. My 6.9L diesel is a whole
different story, I won't take it much past 75 since it winds out so bad
(for a diesel). More on that coming soon...

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From: Anthony Rio [mailto:trio tigroupchicago.com]
Sent: Monday, August 10, 1998 10:17 PM
To: 'big'
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six


My 300 I6 has no problem doing 80 mph. Don't know how much faster I
need to go!! :)
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:14:05 -0500
From: "Brian J. Babiuk"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Proud new Owner

Well I'm pleased to say that I recently purchased a 1995 Ford F150 XL two
weeks ago. I am in the market for a stone/bug deflector for the hood, and
was wondering if there was actually any diffrence between those cheapies
Wal Mart sells vs the slightly more expensive ones at the "TrucK Shops"?
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Brian J. Babiuk 19 Arbor Grove
bbabiuk escape.ca Winnipeg, MB
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.escape.ca/~bbabiuk/ R2G 3R3
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:43:59 -600
From: nomo webzone.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Info on a '93 F150

I'm new to the list, and I've perused the "recommeded reading" section of
this site and it seems I already have many of those books. From them,
I've concluded that my truck isn't exactly like most others.

Things I know: 1993, F150, 2WD/LWB, 5.0L, AOD(not electronic)

Things that confuse me: Everything I've read says that I should have a
two-piece drive shaft...I don't. It is a rather large diameter aluminum
(maybe stainless steel?) one-piece. The EEC-IV ignition, according to one
source, seems to be a mix of "early" and "late" technology. And I've read
one whole sentence that even mentioned the spacer in the throttle body that

connects to the cooling system. There are others...too many to list.

As you can see, I'm easily confused. So I'd appreciate any assistance in
determining what I've got. Does anyone know of a good source of information

for a '93 F150? I'm looking for the kind of info to help me do my own
maintenance and repairs. I'm tired of having to take parts with me to make

sure they are the right ones.

Thanks,
Neal
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:54:06 EDT
From: Croth2 aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply

I have an 89 F-150 4x4 with a 5.0 liter and that Mazda M5OD tranny. It has
70,000 miles on it and I already rebuilt the tranny once. Does anybody know
if you can put one of those heavy duty ZF trannys in it? I hate the M5OD
transmission, I think they are junk. I would rather just put in a good ZF
than keep rebuilding the mazda. any ideas?
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:09:38 -0500
From: David Cole
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines

At 09:59 PM 8/13/98 EDT, FSTFORDS aol.com wrote:
>There is a valve stem dealy on the fuel rail near the intake and you can
>relieve the press. Into a rag there...


One other thing. Make sure that you get the cheap little fuel line tool
before you start. The filter looks like it will simply slip off, but
without that tool you can pull all day long and it won't budge. I bought a
whole set of them in all sizes for ~$12.

David Cole
92-F150 XLT Ext Cab, 302/AOD, towing setup for 69 Fastback Drag car
w/383-W, C-6, 4K stall, 5.13 gear.

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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 00:17:10 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Proud new Owner

Brian,
I bought one of the 'cheapies' from Wal-mart for my '87 F-250 3 years
ago and it is still in excellent shape. It's the smoked wrap-around
(gives more strength..in my opinion) and it's also a bolt-on unit (no
glue). I set it up about a fingers width from the hood (size 14
fingers here though) and it NEVER touches the hood and this was w/o
using those stick-on plastic gappers that some w/it. If I remember
right it was about 35 bucks and I have no regrets. Congrats on the
new truck.
Later,
Randy (Brew)

Brian J. Babiuk wrote:
>
> Well I'm pleased to say that I recently purchased a 1995 Ford F150 XL two
> weeks ago. I am in the market for a stone/bug deflector for the hood, and
> was wondering if there was actually any diffrence between those cheapies
> Wal Mart sells vs the slightly more expensive ones at the "TrucK Shops"?
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Brian J. Babiuk 19 Arbor Grove
> bbabiuk escape.ca Winnipeg, MB
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.escape.ca/~bbabiuk/ R2G 3R3
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 22:26:37 -0600
From: "Ryan Penner"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder

That can't be true.... I have gone at least 90-95 miles per hour in a 300
six. It was a '91 F150, which I belive had a computer.

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From: DHall8577 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com ;
80-96-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 8:08 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder


>In a message dated 98-08-11 06:46:12 EDT, owner-80-96-list-digest ford-
>trucks.com writes:
>
>
need
>to go!! :)
> >>
>
>Computor won't let you go any faster, it shuts down the fuel system.....
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 00:44:49 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans

According to the little sticker on the inside of my drivers side sun shade
the 5th gear should not be used for towing. Personally I would look into
getting a stronger tranny to replace the (ugh) Mazda 5spd. It will probably
be worth it in the long run, especially if you are going to be towing.
Advance Adapters offers kits that allow you to put just about any tranny you
can think of into your truck. A NV 4500 might be a good choice here as it
is a 5spd that is actually built for heavy duty use.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Garr&Pam
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans


>puttputt erols.com wrote:
>>
>> Gentlemen:
>> I'm new to the list and I have not found anything in the archives on
>> this problem.
>>
>> A close friend has a F-250 4X4 with the 5-speed trans. Used strictly on
>> road and for towing a 2000 lb trailer. Truck has about 100K on it.
>>
>> The trans went bad due to the output shaft siezing up in the input shaft
>> and destroying the bearing. This is due to the two shafts running at
>> different speeds in 5th gear.
>> He pulled it replaced the bad parts and came away with the opinion that
>> all ford transmissions are junk because they are built by Mazda. He....


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