80-96-list-digest Friday, August 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 282



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines
Re: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply
Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder
FTE 80-96 - Re: Tired C6 replacement.

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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 00:55:38 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Depressurizing Fuel Lines

The easiest way to depressurize the fuel system is to let the truck sit for
an hour or so after turning it off. The pressure in the fuel system will
bleed itself off by then.

Rade
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From: Chris Robinson
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Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 1:03 AM
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: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 01:14:47 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: Re: FTE 80-96 - '89 5 Speed Trans...reply

Personally I would find a NP 435 out of an early eighties F-series (so it
will mate to the Borg-Warner T-case). Sure it is only a four speed (really
a three speed with a granny low) but you will never break it unless you are
deliberately tring to. We have one in our '76 F-250 and the tranny has
withstood countless loads of wood, trailer tows, and off road abuse without
a problem.

Rade
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From: Croth2 aol.com
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Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 4:01 AM
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: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 01:18:24 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder

It is not the speed which causes the computer to shut down the engine it is
the RPM's. The computer has a built in rev limiter, when the engine RPM
approaches this limit the engine startsshuting off the spark and fuel to one
cylinder after another until the RPM's drop down to a safe level.

Rade
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From: Ryan Penner
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Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 4:29 AM
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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>To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com ;
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>Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 8:08 PM
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 6 cylinder
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>>In a message dated 98-08-11 06:46:12 EDT, owner-80-96-list-digest ford-
>>trucks.com writes:
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>need
>>to go!! :)
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>>Computor won't let you go any faster, it shuts down the fuel system.....
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Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 08:26:06 -0300
From: sbest
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Tired C6 replacement.

>From: Warren G Kafer
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Tired C6 replacement.

>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>- -- >Warren Kafer


Hi Warren,
I just rebuilt (myself with the transmission guru standing behind me!)
my C6 in my 82 Bronco and put a Transgo shift kit in it.
I opted for moderate shift firmness and am pleased with it.
All the major builders build good C6 shift kits, instructions for this
one were very good. This was an easy job.

When my C6 behind the diesel in my 87 E350 van was rebuilt about 5
years ago, I opted for a slightly lower stall torque convertor.
I have no tach but it noticably reduced my cruising rpm (less rattle!)
improved my fuel mileage about 2mpg (10%) and instead of rolling back on
the hills, the van now creeps forward at a stop.

The downside is that I lost a lot of pull-away power. It is difficult
to get my 21' travel trailer started on hills now. In 4wd low range
there have been occaisions I cannot get the wheels to spin or turn
because the engine is barely above an idle. No torque.

Unless you have 4wd with low range, a big torquey motor, low gears,
and light loads; consider that low stall torque convertor very carefully.
You can buy aftermarket low-stall convertors or ask the rebuilder to
lower the stall speed when it is being rebuilt (what I did).
He just alters the angle of the blades inside it.

Changing the transmission yourself? Do not bolt the torque convertor
to the flexplate and then try to slide the transmission onto it.
This will destroy the seal, pump and torque convertor at one time or
other. The torque convertor slides into the transmission and stays there
until everything else is bolted up. Then fasten it to the flexplate.
Same on disassembly. Undo the flexplate first, push the torque convertor
back (into the transmission) and unbolt everything else. Be careful the
torque convertor doesn't fall out of the transmission as you are
installing or removing it.

Hope this helps...


Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
4 wheel drive van page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.glinx.com/users/sbest
Tire chains, camping gear, tools,82 Bronco and some shooting stuff too.



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