80-96-list-digest Thursday, July 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 262



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FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT
Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: E4OD
Re: FTE 80-96 - Speedometer recalibration
Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT
Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT
FTE 80-96 - Rusty Bolt Penatrents
FTE 80-96 - 77-F100 transmission
FTE 80-96 - Re: Gauge sticking
FTE 80-96 - Re:Fuel gauge sticking
FTE 80-96 - leaning truck
FTE 80-96 - RE: Trans cooler lines
Re: FTE 80-96 - leaning truck
FTE 80-96 - '95 5.0 Timing Woes

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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 04:53:12 PDT
From: "Jorge Ramirez"
Subject: [none]

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 18:34:00 -0500From: "Jram"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: crankcase breather
I have a '95 F-150 with a 5.0 and it has no crankcase breather either.
Just
another unexplained Ford year model change.Jram

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I have a 93 with a 5.0L and the breather is in the airfilter box, under
the air filter itself. The breather has a connection from it to the
engine.

Hope this helps.


Jorge E. Ramirez


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Date: 29 Jul 98 08:10:35 -0500
From: "Todd Johnston"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT

Angie Fiorini:
>FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
>ANGIE
>
>Pamela Scott:
>> >>>>> >This is a new twist. Someone is sending out a very
>>desirable >>>>> >screen-saver the Budweiser Frogs. But if you
>>download it, you >>>>> >will lose everything!!! Your hard drive
>>will crash!!!
>>
>> >>>>> >DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS UNDER ANY
>>CIRCUMSTANCES!!!IT JUST WENT >>>>> >INTO CIRCULATION
>>YESTERDAY, AS FAR AS WE KNOW.... >>>>> >BE CAREFUL.
>>PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS >POSSIBLE...
>>
>> >>>>> >
>> >>>>> >If you download some jerk from the internet will get
>>your >>>>> >screen name and password! Please send this to any
>>names you can >>>>> think >>>>> >of >>>>> >and
>>>>>>> >remember never download BUDDYLST.ZIP This is a new, very
>>malicious >>>>> >virus and not many people know about it. This
>>information was >>>>> announced >>>>> >yesterday
>>>>>>> >morning from Microsoft. Please share it with everyone that might
>> >>>>> access >>>>> >the internet. Once again, pass this
>>along to EVERYONE in your >>address >>>>> >book so
>>>>>>> >that this may be stopped. Also do not open or even look at any
>> >mail >>>>> that >>>>> >says "RETURNED
>>>>>>> >OR UNABLE TO DELIVER". This virus will attach itself to your
>> >>computer >>>>> >components and render them useless.
>>Immediately delete any mail >>>>> items >>>>> >that say this.
>>AOL has said that this is a very dangerous virus >>and
>>>>>>> >that there NO remedy for it at this time. Please practice
>>>>cautionary >>>>> >measures and forward this to all your on-line
>>friends ASAP. Hope >>this >>>>> >does >>>>>
>>>not
>>get you!
>>
>> >>>>> >
>> >>>>> >Todd Goodson
>> >>>>> > Ryder Helpdesk Client / Server Team Leader
>>
>>
>
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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 05:52:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: R Lindberg / E Winnie
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT

I follow this sort of thing, it's part of what I do for a living. so,
that being said..

First this is -not- a Virus, it's a Trojan Horse, and any IT pro would
call it that, not a Virus.
This one -may- not be a hoax (most are). It's -possible- for an
attachement (a ZIPed file) to do something like this. However, from the
wording in the message it would only work in AOL (outside of AOL it's
- -not- called a screen name).
However -do not- forward this message to everyone you know. We spend
more time telling people that the message they got forwarded there isn't a
problem then we do fixing virus problems.
Also -never- run a file you get mailed from a 'friend'. No matter how
trust worthy you think they are, you don't know where they got it.

Ralph Lindberg N7BSN ICQ#5988954
RV and Camping FAQ
If Windows is the answer, I -really- want to know what the question is.

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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 05:43:44 -0800
From: Ralph Lindberg & Ellen Winnie
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: E4OD

>David Anderson wrote,
>
>>As far as I know the E4OD is a four speed with a lockup torque
>>converter.
A friend (often a wind-bag, but also often knows what he is talking
about) states that the E4OD is basicly a C6 with an electronic OD stuck on
the end.
If this is actually the case I don't know

Ralph Lindberg N7BSN ICQ 5988954
RV and Camping FAQ
Just because MS-Window's holds 90% of the market doesn't mean it's
superior. Remember 90% of all animals are insects.




Ralph Lindberg N7BSN e-mail to rlindber kendaco.telebyte.net
RV and Camping FAQ
They call it "Sur'n the Net" 'cause you can wipe out so easy

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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 08:54:25 -0400
From: "David Butts"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Speedometer recalibration

I think the formula must use the rolling radius of the tires.....


Is there a FAQ on checking/changing the conversion constant?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Beaman, James
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 7:25 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Speedometer recalibration


>I recently replaced the 235-85R16 tires on my '92 F250 with a 285-75R16
>tires, increasing the diameter by about an inch from 32" to 33". Wanting
to
>recalibrate my speedometer by resetting the conversion constant as posted
>here previously, I calculated the new conversion constant (tire revs/mile *
>108/8000) to be 8.29. I also decided I wanted to verify the old conversion
>constant stored in the computer versus what I calculated for the old tires.
>My calculations showed the conversion contant for the old tires should be
>8.57. Then I went to my truck and followed the procedure to find the
stored
>conversion constant and it showed a value of 9.84, 14.8% greater than my
>calculated value for the old tires. Now I know my speedometer is not off
>that much so I decided not to store my new value (8.29) until I resolved
>this discrepancy.
>
>Can anyone account for the difference in conversion constants I found? Do
I
>need to verify my new value by marking a tire and checking the distance
>rolled in say 10 revolutions? Did I use the wrong formula to calculate the
>conversion constant? Maybe others can do this on their trucks and see if
>they have a similar discrepancy. Any thoughts appreciated.
>
>James Beaman
>james.beaman lmco.com
>Houston, Texas
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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 08:43:29 -0500 (CDT)
From: Robert Fox
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT

What a croak! ;)

Robert Fox
95 Supercab Ranger
93 Supercab F-150
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford ranger. com

On 29 Jul 1998, Todd Johnston wrote:

> Angie Fiorini:
> >FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
> >ANGIE
> >
> >Pamela Scott:
> >> >>>>> >This is a new twist. Someone is sending out a very
> >>desirable >>>>> >screen-saver the Budweiser Frogs. But if you
> >>download it, you >>>>> >will lose everything!!! Your hard drive
> >>will crash!!!

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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 09:47:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - FWD:FWD:VIRUS ALERT

I realize the intent was to be helpful. However, these email
warnings are bogus and our FAQ specifically states that posting
virus warnings will result in uns*bscription. Even worse than
the "warning" are the replies which take even more bandwidth.
This email is fair warning to the list.

Thanks,
Ken Payne
Admin


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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 10:24:27 -0500
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rusty Bolt Penatrents

Gang,
Just thought I would throw this out. Last night I
used " RUST EATER " on my bolts for the transmission
crossmember. Man that stuff also works great. I went to
get Liquid Wrench, but they did not have any. And now
I am glad of that, because it forced me to try a new
rusty bolt penetrant. I think it works a little better than
Liquid Wrench for the really bad nuts and boltds.
I hardly had to use the breaker bar. :-)


- --
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: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 19:30:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 77-F100 transmission

Forwarded for: "Stephen W. Hansen"


A bit off year for this truck, but I don't want to s*bscribe to the proper
list for one question. A friend just had his 77 f-100 Trans go out at the
boat ramp. It is a auto 3-speed I think. What was the most common auto Trans
to put into those f-100? What would be the most common failure and approach
to repair (it still goes backwards, and goes forward barely). I think we
will be junkyarding a replacement when I find out what kind it is. What
would be a better replacement Trans that won't require major
modifications/changes. For him money will be tight. He has the numbers from
the door jam and off the Trans for me, what would I be looking for to
identify the Trans model.


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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 18:38:06 -0500
From: "Jram"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Gauge sticking

Instead of dropping the tank try this. If you dont have a lot of stuff in
your bed then take off the nuts from the 6 bolts that hold the bed on and
tilt it up from the passenger side. Be sure to put a fender cover over the
bumper on the drivers side so it wont scratch the paint on the bed. The
three bolts on the drivers side will stay through the frame and not let the
bed slip off. Then just work the tanks from the top without having to drop
them. I always do that at work and have had real good luck so far. Just
another better idea!!!!
Jram swbell.net


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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 21:39:14 -0100
From: "John Thornton"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Fuel gauge sticking

James

If you didn't properly secure the pump wires before placing in
tank; the float could be catching on them. I know it's no fun dropping
that tank (been there done that) ,but that might be only solution. Just a
thought.

Pat
93 F150
SCab 5.0 AOD

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Date: Mon, 05 May 1997 20:49:01 -0700
From: "Jeffrey M. Levin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - leaning truck

> Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what would make my Explorer tilt
toward the driver side. I measured the distance from the ground to the
finder on the driver side and compared it to the passanger side. there
was around 3/4" difference. The air pressure is about 26 psi in all the
tires. The truck has about 108,000 miles on the odometer. I recently
installed new front bearings and shocks but noticed that someone had
removed the driver side coil spring and did not bend the top tab back
over the top of the spring.

I measured both front and rear and got about the same readings. The
driver's side read about 31-3/4" the passengers side read around
32-1/2".

I have also noticed that when driving on the left side of the highway
the truck wants to pull to the left. However, when driving on the right
of the highway the truck seems fine.

Please e-mail me back with some helpfull insight.

Jeff Levin

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Date: 29 Jul 1998 19:56:32 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Trans cooler lines

80>Buck, Is this the same kind of fitting that are on the high pressure fuel
80>lines that require a special tool that fits into it and opens a spring?

80>Bob

I don't know if the inside of the fitting is the same, but it does take
the same tool as the fuel lines. The metal tools work better than the
plastic ones here. I've always destroyed the fittings getting them off.
New ones just push on the lines.
Buck Shoff

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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 20:31:50 -0600 (MDT)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - leaning truck

Hi Jeff, same here, almost, with an '88 F250 SCab 4x4 7.3. Looking forward
to replies.

Lamar

At 08:49 PM 5/5/97 -0700, 80-96-list ford-trucks.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>I was wondering if anyone could tell me what would make my Explorer tilt
>toward the driver side. I measured the distance from the ground to the
>finder on the driver side and compared it to the passanger side. there
>was around 3/4" difference. The air pressure is about 26 psi in all the
>tires. The truck has about 108,000 miles on the odometer. I recently
>installed new front bearings and shocks but noticed that someone had
>removed the driver side coil spring and did not bend the top tab back
>over the top of the spring.
>
>I measured both front and rear and got about the same readings. The
>driver's side read about 31-3/4" the passengers side read around
>32-1/2".
>
>I have also noticed that when driving on the left side of the highway
>the truck wants to pull to the left. However, when driving on the right
>of the highway the truck seems fine.
>
>Please e-mail me back with some helpfull insight.
>
>Jeff Levin
>
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Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 23:12:05 -0400
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '95 5.0 Timing Woes

The I'm having trouble with the 5.0 in my '95 F150.

A few days ago, all of a sudden, the engine lost power and started making a
terrible noise down the exhaust. Turns out to be the timing is retarded.
I'm getting about 12 degrees at idle and up to about 20 degrees at speed (
but that falls erratically back to about 12 again ). Checked the static
timing; right on 10 degrees. I tried swaping the thick film module ( remote
mount on fender in this case ), no luck. My TFI works fine in another
truck. I compared my Mustang timing, closer to 30 at idle, and....


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