80-96-list-digest Friday, June 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 211



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - '91 F-150 6cyl
FTE 80-96 - Did my truck tow a lot in it's previous life?
RE: FTE 80-96 - 4DI? for Chad Cassity.
FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Out of town.
FTE 80-96 - headlights ailights\parkinglights
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer
FTE 80-96 - Re: Liquid tape

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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 07:36:22 -0500
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '91 F-150 6cyl

Joe Lewis wrote:

> Hello, maybe someone out there can help me. I'm new to this and am not
> 100% sure I'm doing this correctly. I have a F-150 with an electrical
> problem. The battery keeps draining as if there were an open circuit
> somewhere. My question is : To anyones knowledge, is there a common
> thing, or things that go wrong electrically on that year and

Joe L.,
Did you use to BOX too ? :-)
Okay,
I don't know of any specific problems with your '91. One
VERY good possibility is that your voltage regulator is pooping
out. When mine on the bronco started going I would have to jump
the truck every couple of days. Just before I found the problem
it would take only about two hours for the battery to COMPLETELY
drain. Start with the simple stuff first. Wait, I'm not sure if your
voltage regulator is in with the alternator or not. Anyone ? My voltage
regulator is mounted on the passenger side fender well, next to the starter

selenoid as is most votlage regulators that are not integral to the
alternator.
Anyways get the regulator looked at.

A voice from experience: Because of my voltage regulator problem
I ended up knowing where EVERY one of my wires ran, every harness,
and every instrument panel wire/bulb. That stuff is good to know, but
if you START with the simple checks you may come out ahead. :-)

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Blasters
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 09:04:43 -0500
From: "Audian Paxson"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Did my truck tow a lot in it's previous life?

I just bought a 91 F150XLT xt-cab with the 5.0 V8. While taking my brother
for a ride yesterday he asked me if the person that owned it before me did a
lot of towing with it? I said I don't know, how would I? He asked if the
transmission is ever sluggish or hesitant to change gears promptly and
smoothly.

Well it does, usually from 1st>2nd or 2nd>3rd depending on speed and rate of
acceleration. Is this bad? It is irritating I know that. Is it expensive
to correct?

apaxson teleteam.net


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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 13:28 -0600
From: "Chad D. Cassetty"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 4DI? for Chad Cassity.

Sorry for the delay in my response. I've been out with the flu. As for
the 4Di on a 4x4, we have it on a Jeep CJ. It's great. If you're into
serious 'wheeling it is something you should check into, as fuel
starvation at ridiculous angles is no longer a problem. As for
real-world testimonies from non-employees, I don't know anyone
personally. Let me tell you this right up front, just because I work for
Holley does not mean that I am in "marketing mode" when I'm on the list.
I will do my best to relay the truth about anything you ask. Just bear
in mind that any and all opinions I express are mine and mine only, and
Holley Performance Products does not endorse my commentary in any way,
shape, or form. Good Luck!

Chad Cassetty, CNA/CNE
Network Administrator
Holley Performance Products
P.O. Box 10360
1801 Russellville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42102-7360

Phone (502) 782 2900
Fax (502) 745 9590

email: chadcassetty holley.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Dorman [SMTP:80-96-list ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Friday 4:33 PM
To: 80-96-list
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 4DI? for Chad Cassity.


Have you had any feedback on the 4DI by people that have installed it on
a
4x4???

I know they work killer in street applications, but wondering how well it
would do in my
Bronco ( mainly off-road use) before I drop the healthy chunk of change
for
1.


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58 F-100 292 sb 2wd
85 Bronco 300 IL6(not for long) 4x4
97 F-150 4.6 sb ext cab 4x4
(and several others in progress)
KC7YPJ, Ryan Dorman
QTH: Victor ID, grid# DN431c
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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 14:08:15 -0600
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer

A good friend just sent an e-mail announcing he'd taken delivery on a 98
Chev 2500. This friend had a 91 F-150 that he bought after asking me
about what truck I recommended. I recommended a Ford. He owned a Chev
at the time, as I did. About the time the warranty ran out on his Ford
the paint started flaking off of the hood. He got the standard reply
when he asked Ford to stand behind their paint. He was very pleased
with his Ford but was bitter over the paint issue. He was ready to get
a new Ford when he saw a post on a Ford list, it may have been this one,
that related Ford attributing peeling paint on a newer model to acid
rain. He decided Ford still hadn't gotten their act together on
customer service and voted with his dollars. I wonder how many
customers Ford has lost over their lack of acknowledgement of an obvious
defect in workmanship.

Larry
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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 16:17:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Out of town.

I will be out of town through Sunday. Any admin requests or
subscription problems will be dealt with on Monday. Please
be patient, I'll have 1,000+ emails by Sunday evening and it
will take some time to deal with them.

Thanks,
Ken Payne, CoAdmin
Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:38:06 -0700
From: "sylvan"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - headlights ailights\parkinglights

I recently purchased a ' 91 F-350 diesel. When the headlight switch is
pulled all the way out, only the headlights come on. To get the the
tailights/parkinglights on with the headlights, I have to jiggle the switch
in and out to a happy medium between the parkinglight and headlight
positions. I have changed the switch assemblly with no effect on the
problem.
I sold a boat last week and the new owner came to pull it away with an '
89 F-350 diesel. Well, what do you know! He had the exact same lighting
problem!
Anyone run accross this before?

hal sylvan
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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 16:47:54
From: "M. Monninger"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer

What makes him so sure that GM will be any better?

At 02:08 PM 6/11/98 -0600, you wrote:
>A good friend just sent an e-mail announcing he'd taken delivery on a 98
>Chev 2500. This friend had a 91 F-150 that he bought after asking me
>about what truck I recommended. I recommended a Ford. He owned a Chev
>at the time, as I did. About the time the warranty ran out on his Ford
>the paint started flaking off of the hood. He got the standard reply
>when he asked Ford to stand behind their paint. He was very pleased
>with his Ford but was bitter over the paint issue. He was ready to get
>a new Ford when he saw a post on a Ford list, it may have been this one,
>that related Ford attributing peeling paint on a newer model to acid
>rain. He decided Ford still hadn't gotten their act together on
>customer service and voted with his dollars. I wonder how many
>customers Ford has lost over their lack of acknowledgement of an obvious
>defect in workmanship.
>
>Larry
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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:15:20 -0500
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford lost another customer

On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 14:08:15 -0600 "Smeins, Larry"
writes:
>A good friend just sent an e-mail announcing he'd taken delivery on a
>98 Chev 2500. This friend had a 91 F-150 that he bought after asking me
>about what truck I recommended. I recommended a Ford. He owned a
>Chev at the time, as I did. About the time the warranty ran out on his
>Ford the paint started flaking off of the hood. He got the standard
reply
>when he asked Ford to stand behind their paint. He was very pleased
>with his Ford but was bitter over the paint issue. He was ready to
>get a new Ford when he saw a post on a Ford list, it may have been this
>one, that related Ford attributing peeling paint on a newer model to
acid
>rain. He decided Ford still hadn't gotten their act together on
>customer service and voted with his dollars. I wonder how many
>customers Ford has lost over their lack of acknowledgement of an
>obvious defect in workmanship.
>
>Larry
>
I think that if you are going to value customer service over the product
then you should not even consider what product you are buying anyway. But
when it's my money being spent, I'll go for something that will stand on
its own and not have to rely on the current policies of some (or any)
huge company. That is probably why I'll never buy another new car ruck
again, for me its not worth it.
As far as the paint goes, I'm sure that everyone has seen the GM
cars/trucks that have paint peeling from the front of the hood to the
back of the roof. Why do we see THESE cars/trucks if GM is such a saint
that they will repaint thier stuff?!! That fact alone should kill an
argument that GM is better than Ford on thier paint warranty. You say
your friend was happy with his truck but not with the paint, I hope that
he does not view his wife in the same way.

Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
81 F100 2wd 351w AOD

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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 22:36:50 -0400
From: Jon Rishell
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Liquid tape

Rick,
I have been using liquid tape for about six months now, only problem
that I have had is that once you open it, you better use it, it tends to
thicken in the
can. I have gone back and looked at the connections that I used it
on,
and so far it looks to me like it lasts longer than regular electrical
tape.
I have even used it to coat the steel handles on some of my tools
also, it seems to work pretty well for this also.
Jon
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