80-96-list-digest Tuesday, May 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 185



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - FW: 91 Pings
FTE 80-96 - California get together
FTE 80-96 - HEGO?
Re: FTE 80-96 - HEGO?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive
Re: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive
RE: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive
Re: FTE 80-96 - F-800 Won't Start
FTE 80-96 - 86 Ford F-250

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 15:51:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - FW: 91 Pings

At 01:34 AM 5/25/98 -0400, you wrote:
>
>
>> From: Claude King
>Finally got a error 14 code so I took off the timing/engine
>> speed sensor cleaned the end and reinstalled, END of ping problem.
>
>Great tip, sounds like a candidate for more info, maybe on the web page.
>
> thanks
>
>John Miller, FoMoCoNUT Gibralter.net
>96 F-350 Reg Cab XLT, 4x4, 460 w/ A4OD, My Baby "Baloo"
>75 F-100 Reg Cab Ranger, 2wd, 360, C6, Daily Driver "Lucy"
>and "always" looking ! ! !

Amen. I'm always looking for articles for the web site. From the
simple to the complex.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 03:02:47 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: FTE 80-96 - California get together

Hello List Members,

There has been some discussion the 61-79 list of having a get together
somewhere in California. At this point in time, I do not know where, or
when it would take place. Right now I am trying to gather some information
so we can try and pick a date and location for the get together. So, I
need your help.

Question one.
I would like to know how many people would be willing to attend this get
together, if they can.

Question two.
Can anyone suggest a time and place in California that we could have this
get together. It would be nice if we can do this in conjunction with some
other Truck event that is happening then. Such as a Truck show, swap meet
or something.

Would you please email me privately, to help keep the list traffic down, at
herbie netvalue.net with your responses. When you respond, please include
the city you reside in with your response. This information will be kept
confidential.


Thank you !



Keith Srbherbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie/
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box,
Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 13:32:53 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - HEGO?

What is a HEGO?

>>>>>>>>then I changed the HEGO and I got better mileage but

Thanks
Casey

P.S. THe F-800 died again, but this time it was driving down the road,
unloaded, lots of gas. Must be time for a complete overhaul :)

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 17:27:18 -0500
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - HEGO?

Casey Vandor wrote:

> What is a HEGO?

It stands for Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen sensor. The "EGO" sensors don't
work until they heat up, so your engine runs "open loop"; in other words,
the control system can't control the mixture until the sensor warms up.
This could take a few minutes, and in the meantime, you're polluting more.
The heated EGO has an electric heating coil in it, which brings it up to
temp much more quickly.

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Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 20:41:34 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive

Usually the U-joint is the culprit depending on the mileage. The
'clunk' is the first symptom, followed by vibration under
acceleration, followed by a hell of alot of banging around as the
driveshaft spins under the truck hitting everything it can reach!!!
Fortunately I got to mine, before the last symptom...hehe. To tell if
this is the problem, climb underneath and hold the yoke on the diff
and try to twist the driveshaft. A small amount of movement is all
that is necessary to conclude the U-joint is bad. Sometimes you can
look at the U-joint where the cups are to look for any shiny metal
which is another tell-tale sign. If this is the problem, the fix is
very easy and very inexpensive. If you would like some instruction as
to how to do it, feel free to e-mail me off-list (or on if you prefer)
and I'll tell you how to do it.
Later,
Randy "just got back from a great weekend of camping w/the F-250
pulling the camper very nicely" (Brew)

SSG D wrote:
>
> When I initially drop my transmission into drive or reverse, I
> will hear a clanging noise as the transmission engages. What is
> causing this and is there an easy fix?
>
> I have a '92 Flare Side, 302, 5 Ltr.
>
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 18:19:41 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive

>Randy "just got back from a great weekend of camping w/the F-250
>pulling the camper very nicely" (Brew)

Campimg Season is here!!!(Finally)

We loaded up the missus rig, 87 Bronco II E.B. and headed up to Mt Rainer
to spend the long week-end in a tent beside the American River, no
campgrounds, no facilities, just us (plus the 5 year old daughter) the
river and the mountain!!!

I can not believe it's over already! Probably will leave the mud all over
the rig for the rest of the week just to remind me how great it was.

I'll be back.

Bob

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 20:37:07 -0500
From: "SSG D"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Noise when dropping into drive

Thanks for the reply.......

> Usually the U-joint is the culprit depending on the
> mileage.

Been there, done that. I had a pretty heavy load on it and then
accelerated pretty hard and the u-joint that was bad slowly
disintegrated.

The
> 'clunk' is the first symptom, followed by vibration under
> acceleration, followed by a hell of alot of banging
> around as the
> driveshaft spins under the truck hitting everything it
> can reach!!!
> Fortunately I got to mine, before the last
> symptom...hehe. To tell if
> this is the problem, climb underneath and hold the
> yoke on the diff
> and try to twist the driveshaft. A small amount of
> movement is all
> that is necessary to conclude the U-joint is bad.

no play here.

I read that there is a small housing that bolts on to the tail of
the transmission and that the noise may be coming from there.
Ever hear of this? I was told that there is a special glue for
some sort of part or parts inside this housing that would have to
be glued and set for 24-48 hrs and this would fix that noise. Has
anyone ever heard of this ??

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 22:21:44 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F-800 Won't Start

Casey,
Just a thought here, I've only seen this once or twice, but the cap
may be causing a 'vacuum lock' on the fuel, I'm not talking about the
vacuum lock you get at the carberator, but the fuel pump is trying to
pump fuel to the motor, but there is no air to take it's place. I
don't know about any of the other lines that run back to the tank like
return lines so you'll have to ask someone else if there may be a
problem there, but let me know about the cap, try starting the truck
w/the cap OFF.
Later,
Randy (Brew)

Casey Vandor wrote:
>
> This is for you Medium duty guys out there...
> Hi, yesterday, we were dumping a load of rock in our yard, and as we picked
> the bed up, the truck was losing power and starting to die. We got the bed
> up and unloaded, then the truck died. After letting the bed drop, the truck
> will not start. There is plenty of fuel, and filter is not dry, but there
> is only a small amount of gas in the bottom of the inline filter. In the
> fuel tank, there was quite a bit of vacuum yesterday. We decided to let it
> sit overnight. This morning, we again went out and tried to start it, and
> only after 5 seconds on the starter, we stopped, got out and there was again
> a tremendous amount of vaccuum built up in the fuel tank. My dad is also
> stumped as to what is wrong. Any ideas? Seems to not be getting fuel, but
> I might be missing something obvious here.
>
> Thanks
> Casey
>
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 19:19:16 -0700
From: "John M. Bowman"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 86 Ford F-250

I have a '86 F-250 super cab with a 6.9 diesel in it, 4 speed manual.
Have 160,000 miles on it. Ordered it brand new and can't bear to part
with it. I pull a 13,000lb 5th wheel trailer with it most of the time
now. I really could use a low first gear as well as an overdrive for the
times when I'm driving solo. The new Ford 6 speed that is supposed to be
available this next year on the 350 - 450 & 550 sounds like just what I
need. Ford Motor Corp. tells me they are not in the business of
modifications and couldn't tell me if this transmission would fit
behind the International diesel. Will a Clark or another transmission
work in my application? A simple under drive or overdrive will not solve
my problem. I can have a 5 speed and change the gearing, but a 6 speed
would be too sweet. I'm a little under powered but I enjoy 13 mpg with a
full load. Any information as where to look next would be greatly
appreciated!

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