80-96-list-digest Monday, June 29 1998 Volume 02 : Number 226



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Vapor lock?
FTE 80-96 - Re: Vapor Lock
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Vapor Lock
FTE 80-96 - Diesel Stumbling
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: May archives online
RE: FTE 80-96 - Year 2000 Compliance

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 05:41:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Vapor lock?

Roger, You may want to try insulating the fuel line where it runs across
the engine. Armaflex is a black foam rubber commonly used for insulating
refrigerant lines,and should be able to withstand the heat of the engine
compartment.Try a hardware store to find it.I wouln't use that brown
plastic pipe insulation.It melts pretty easy and then you will have a
mess to deal with in addition to the problem.


Randy
94Bronco EB-5.8 85 F-250 4x4-460
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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 11:50:15 EDT
From: Cerveza6 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Vapor Lock

In a message dated 98-06-28 06:21:14 EDT, you write:


Subject: FTE 80-96 - Vapor Lock?

My 1985 F 250, with a 351 modified Cleveland (1978), is vapor locking in
the 95+ NM heat. Anyone with experience/ideas would be appreciated. Took
us all day to get back home, cooling it down with water over theradiator
and ice cubes on the fuel line, which runs across the top of the engine.
Fuel in the fuel filter appeared to be boiling.

Thanks for any help.

Roger
Laguna, NM >>

Roger, what type of fuel are you using? Does it have ethanol in it? I live in
Arizona and do not have any vapor lock problems in 115 degree heat unless
you try to run oxygenated gasoline. Can you buy regular unleaded gas?

Jerry O.
Mesa, Az
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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 14:02:33 EDT
From: HELOJMPR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Vapor Lock

I had a similar problem with my old Camaro. Yes, you should reroute the fuel
line if practicable. Something else you may try that worked for me. Some
auto parts stores sell a 1/2" riser plate made of "phenolic resin" that bolts
between the carb and manifold which insulates the carb from the heat, and
solved my problem.
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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 14:44:31 -0400
From: "Charles Brown"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Diesel Stumbling

My 1985 F350 diesel with 120k started losing power and putting blue smoke
out the exhaust. My first thought is injector pump or fuel injector
problems. Does this sound right?
Charlie B

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 17:25:43 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: May archives online

List archives for May have been placed on the web site. Link is
based off the main page.

Later,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 21:07:32 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Year 2000 Compliance

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From:Anthony Rio [SMTP:trio tigroupchicago.com]
Sent:Friday, June 26, 1998 6:18 PM
To:'80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject:RE: FTE 80-96 - Year 2000 Compliance

The consulting company that I work for has done work for Ford in their Y2K
compliance division over the past two years or so. I asked one of the
contractors who has been working on the project (testing existing control
units) about my specific vehicles ('94 F150, '95 Explorer, '89 Probe) and
when he called me a few days later he told me that those should be fine. I
cannot speak for older, or other models or badge names.

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From:Troy Williams [SMTP:troyw mfi.net]
Sent:Friday, June 26, 1998 10:59 AM
To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:Re: FTE 80-96 - Year 2000 Compliance

On 26 Jun 98, at 6:59, Doug Howard wrote:

>Has anyone determined whether any of the microprocessors used in
>controlling ford truck electrical systems, braking, fuel delivery etc. are
>going to crash on January 1, 2000 as is the case on many other types of
>rolling stock?

I seriously doubt it. I seriously doubt the cars or the trucks that
are out there today even CARE what the date is.


You might be a redneck if... You dated your daddy's current wife in
high school. - Jeff Foxworthy


Troy Williams
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