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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity
Re: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger
FTE 80-96 - New Exhaust
FTE 80-96 - Dynomax Ultraflo or Super Turbo
FTE 80-96 - Octane
FTE 80-96 - Messed UP Paint
FTE 80-96 - Carbon
Re: FTE 80-96 - Dynomax Ultraflo or Super Turbo
Re: FTE 80-96 - AODE Transmission
FTE 80-96 - K&N - good stuff
Re: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger
Re: FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity
FTE 80-96 - TTB Wheel Alignment
Re: FTE 80-96 - TTB Wheel Alignment
FTE 80-96 - ATF in the P/S
Re: FTE 80-96 - ATF in the P/S
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150
FTE 80-96 - Exhaust headers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150
Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust headers
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: September Archives
Re: FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 07:03:57 -0400
From: Almus Kenter
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity

What can I do to increase the towing capacity of my `87 F150 4x4
(302 with C6 w/aux tran-cooler, 3.55 diff)? I am interested in getting
a bigger boat so the budget will not immediately allow me
to get that dream "F250 power stroke". New boat/trailer will
be about 6000lbs. Trailer will naturally have brakes.

Towing will be typically two times per year for about
20 miles each way. I presently have a drawtite class III
hitch. I assume that I will have to get weight distribution
set-up.

Am I dreaming or can this be done?

Thanks for any input.

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 07:23:03 -0500
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger

> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Wallace, Craig
> >To: 80-96 Ford Trucks
> >Date: Thursday, October 08, 1998 10:26 PM
> >Subject: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger
> >
> >
> >>I gotta question, guys (and gals)...
> >>
> >>I keep seeing K & N Filtercharger popping up everywhere. I've noticed it
> >in
> >>the classifieds, the pictorials, and in some of the discussions. This got
> >>my
> >>curiosity up as to what the heck it is. I'm not an engine buff at all,
> but
> >>know enough to do my own maintenance and even some improvements (willing
> to

They say they are supposed to give you extra horsepower because of
this extra airflow. I have not heard anyone say outright that it actually
did. Most have said, ......... Yeah I THINK it has helped ". I don't
have one, so I speak from what I hear, but I really don't think I would
get one, which is why I havn't gotten one for my '92 Mustang.


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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: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 08:10:41 -0500
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New Exhaust

Sorry I am a little late with this answer,
Someone was talking about how they were replacing some
portion of they're exhaust every year. Well one pricey
answer would be " Borla ". They're exhaust system would
run you around $500.00, but it is stainless steel and they
give a lifetime guarantee. You should be able to get more
specific information at 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers
1-800-421-1050.

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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: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:49:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Jeffrey D. Vlahos"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Dynomax Ultraflo or Super Turbo

I want to add a performance exhaust system to my '95 F150 4wd and have
been looking at the Dynomax Ultraflo and Super Turbo cat-back systems. I am
looking for any advice from people that have used either/both systems or
recommend another brand. I've looked at Flowmaster, but it appears that the
Dynomax systemss offer a better value. Is there a big difference in
performance. Sound level is not an issue, I just want the most bang for my
buck so to speak. Any advice on this would be great.

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 07:02:02 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Octane

Someone said :

[I'll go one step further. If you don't have pinging, then your
shouldn't
run more that 87.]

Technically you can run the lowest octane gas your engine will tolerate
under your normal driving conditions without pinging or knocking.
Regardless of Octane.

That same person said :

[You are causing more carbon buildup running a higher octane gas, and
hurting your engine]

I'd like to hear the logic behind this statement. Although I agree that
carbon build-up isn't very good for any engine....I do not understand
how running higher octane gas can cause this. In fact, one could argue
that carbon deposits could be less due to the additional detergent
additives in higher octane furel and the fact that little to no-pinging
or knocking would occur under any circumstance.

General Note : Higher octane gas provides more resistance to self
ignition over lower octane gas, as well as higher additive levels (such
as detergents, etc..in most cases). The best place to start is with the
OEM octane recommendation for your vehicle and then adjust only if
necessary due to your specific engine conditions, your driving style or
local climate conditions. Octane needs may change as those three
variables change.

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:05:01 EDT
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Messed UP Paint

Just before GEORGES ruined our week we spent a week at a campground in
Florida. I parked out truck under some nice longleaf pine trees.

BIG MISTAKE!! I got a lot of pitch on the truck. It is very hard to remove.
I tried WD-40, soap, polish, wax, etc. which was a waste of time and effort.
Finally I found a can of "OOPS!" in the shed. It worked like a charm on my
white non-clearcoat paint. Took about 1/2 hour to get the gunk off followed
by a wash job and touch up wax.

The OOPS! worked well for me, but take it easy so you don't get through the
paint.

Butch Davis-
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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 07:11:45 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Carbon

This has everything to do with either an overly rich fuel mixture and/or
weak ignition and not so much to do with the octane of a particular
fuel. Although fuel 'Quality' can be an issue here. Walt

> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150
>
> Something about it not igniting as quickly or thoroughly, and leaving
> deposits. I've been told that the higher octane builds carbon
> quicker. I
> have seen a set of 350 heads, that the guy ran with racing 104 octane
> fuel
> on a stock engine, and they were carboned up pretty bad after 40K, so
> I
> never questioned the reason I was told.
>
>
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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:15:23 -0400
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Dynomax Ultraflo or Super Turbo

I have the Dynomax Super Turbo cat back system in my '95 F150 SC 4X4. I
have a 302 and automatic. I installed the exhaust along with a set of
equal length shorty headers ( MAC ). The system is working just fine.
There is a noticable increase in the noise level, but it's far from
annoying. With the system on, the engine feels much crisper, pulls
stronger from a stop. The trans will now shift into overdrive a little
earlier, and stays in longer before backshifting. There has been a modeate
increase in fuel mileage, but it's too soon to say how much. I've spent
most of my time towing a 24' house trailer since the installation. The
added bit of grunt going throught the hills of Maine and New Brunswick
helped quite a but.
I don't know much about the Flowmaster system for trucks, I do know the
mufflers for Mustangs are way too loud and don't seem to have any advantage
over the Dynomax.

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> From: Jeffrey D. Vlahos
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Dynomax Ultraflo or Super Turbo
> Date: Friday, October 09, 1998 9:49 AM
>
> I want to add a performance exhaust system to my '95 F150 4wd and have
> been looking at the Dynomax Ultraflo and Super Turbo cat-back systems. I
am
> looking for any advice from people that have used either/both systems or
> recommend another brand. I've looked at Flowmaster, but it appears that
the
> Dynomax systemss offer a better value. Is there a big difference in
> performance. Sound level is not an issue, I just want the most bang for
my
> buck so to speak. Any advice on this would be great.
>
> Thanks
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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:26:54 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - AODE Transmission

I just recently had my AODE rebuilt and the torque convertor changed out. I
had to go back to the shop 3 times before I found a convertor to my liking.
Precision Industries makes a great convertor, It has much more clutch material
than the stock ford TC and it has beefier bearing and components. And to boot
it only costs about $75 more than the stock FOMOCO version. On the
additive...yes it does work but only for about another 5-10k miles and the
shudder comes back. Better to replace it now than just "slick" it up to last a
little while longer.
I hope that helps,
Wayne
FLR150 aol.com














The original message reads:
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 15:24:00 -0500
From: "Gourde, Darrin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - AODE Transmission

First time mailer. Hope it works.
The AODE transmission on my 94 F150 (80,000 miles) is starting to act
up. Does anybody have advise on rebuilding as far as a good aftermarket
Torque Converter, Ford TC are not very good, or a good transmission
chain that may be in Fargo ND? How about a product from ATG
(www.atg-autotrans.com) that claims to fix TC shudder. Any advise would
be appreciated since if I am going to be sending so much money on it I
would like it to work better and last longer.

Thanks
Darrin

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 07:33:01 PDT
From: "Jorge Ramirez"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - K&N - good stuff

Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 12:57:00 -0500
From: "Wallace, Craig"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - K & N FilterchargerI gotta question, guys (and
gals)...

*****
Craig, I installed one in my 93. The engine seems to be sucking in more
air, but, I made some mods to the air intake.

I have a 5.0L, and what I did was, remove the factory air intake that
sits just under the hood when closed (looks like a snorkle) and goes to
the airbox. I removed the airbox and drilled some 1/4" holes in a
symetrical pattern, in the lower part of the air box on all 3 sides (so
that the air is still filtered).
I re-installed everything and what I have is a CLOSE to what K&N calls
an FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit) for the cost of a K&N filter
only. I found the following prices $36.99 at Discount Auto, and $49.99
at Pep Boys, guess where I bought it and I told the EXPENSIVE store
about it.

Good Luck....

JR


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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 08:35:30 -0700
From: cfoye baynetworks.com (Chris Foye)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger

Better yet, why not visit their web page.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.KNfilters.com

Chris


At 05:25 PM 10/8/98 +0000, Radoje Spasojevic wrote...
>K&N makes both replaement "stock" type filters and Filterchargers. They
>both are made from K&N's oiled gauze element which will flow more air per
>square inch than just about anything else on the market. The stock K&N
>replaces you stock filter and allows you to use the factory air box or air
>cleaner. The Filtercharger replaces the entire air box (they are only made
>for EFI engines) with an open element 360 degree filter, which allows
>considerably more air to flow than the stock air box would allow. I put a
>Filtercharger on my '90 Bronco last year and have noticed a definite
>improvement over stock form.
>
>Rade
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wallace, Craig
>To: 80-96 Ford Trucks
>Date: Thursday, October 08, 1998 10:26 PM
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - K & N Filtercharger
>
>
>>I gotta question, guys (and gals)...
>>
>>I keep seeing K & N Filtercharger popping up everywhere. I've noticed it
>in
>>the classifieds, the pictorials, and in some of the discussions. This got
>>my
>>curiosity up as to what the heck it is. I'm not an engine buff at all, but
>>know enough to do my own maintenance and even some improvements (willing to
>>learn much more). In talking with a friend at work, he made mention of how
>>much less restrictive it is with air flow. He mentioned that it even
>allows
>>for around 10-15 more horsepower. I found this to be mentioned in the JC
>>Whitney "Parts for Pickups" section, too. My question is...Is the
>>filtercharger just the filter or is it an additional part. From what I've
>>read, it looks like it's just the filter. I would definitley like to
>>purchase one.
>>
>>Anybody have any comments on their experience with a K & N Filtercharger?
>>Positives? Negatives (if there are any)?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>Craig
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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 12:07:35 -0700
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity

Almus,
I wouldn't say you're dreaming, but I wouldn't plan on setting any
land speed records either. My Ch*vy Astro AWD is rated at 5000 lbs
capacity w/a 6 cyl. I think that's probably a little higher than
should really be pulled w/it.. Do you know what the current towing
capacity is? You can increase capacity by swapping your gearing, but
that's impractical here since you'd have to change both axles and
you'll only be pulling the boat twice a year and you'd have worse gas
mileage for the rest of the year.
First, if the aux trans. cooler is factory, put on a big ol'
aftermarket unit to keep that tranny cool. A distribution hitch would
probably be the way to go. I pull a 2500 lb/450 tongue wt. camper
w/my F-250HD 4x4 w/o a distribution hitch, but the back does drop an
inch or two. The tongue weight is the most important factor w/the
dist. hitch. Not only that, it can give you much better handling
characteristics than without it, I'd recommend one. If you're not
handy w/electrical have a trailer shop wire the control box for the
electric brakes. I did mine and it works just great. The boxes go
for about 60 bucks and are WELL worth every penny. Any bolt-ons that
you can afford will certainly help. Besides, they'll add to the value
when you sell it to get that Powerstroke. K&N filter, cat-back, chip
if practical, just try to squeeze out every possible amount of hp and
torque (more important) that you can for a practical amount of money,
maybe even headers (best bang for buck). I'd also add an oil cooler
since oil is the only thing keeping the bottom end of your engine cool
and it will be making alot of heat.
Btw, isn't a Class III only rated to 5000 lbs? I can't remember,
someone else on the list will know for sure, but I'd get an answer or
go look on the hitch.

Hope that helped some,
Later,
Randy (Brew)


Almus Kenter wrote:
>
> What can I do to increase the towing capacity of my `87 F150 4x4
> (302 with C6 w/aux tran-cooler, 3.55 diff)? I am interested in getting
> a bigger boat so the budget will not immediately allow me
> to get that dream "F250 power stroke". New boat/trailer will
> be about 6000lbs. Trailer will naturally have brakes.
>
> Towing will be typically two times per year for about
> 20 miles each way. I presently have a drawtite class III
> hitch. I assume that I will have to get weight distribution
> set-up.
>
> Am I dreaming or can this be done?
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
> -almus
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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:14:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dale Ellis
Subject: FTE 80-96 - TTB Wheel Alignment

I now have about 12,000 miles on my 1997 F250HD SC 4x4 7.3L TD, and I
am experiencing abnormal wear on the left front tire. The inside
tread is worn slightly more than the outside, and two places on the
inside-center are cupped. These spots are about 90 degrees away from
each other. The tire pressure is checked regularly.

An independent garage told me the wear and cupping were strictly "lack
of rotation", but I don't buy that as the cause. The truck also pulls
to the right. I am guessing that these symptoms are caused by
incorrect caster. But before taking it for repair, I wanted to get
the list's opinion about the cause. Also, are caster and camber
adjustable on this suspension?

Thanks in advance.

Dale Ellis
dellis rmi.net

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 13:25:15 -0400
From: John Kanyan
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - TTB Wheel Alignment

Dale yep had the same prob with mine. get the alignment checked,and keep the
tires rotated every 5000 or so..BTW did you know ford will pay for one
alignment under the basic warranty.....John
>An independent garage told me the wear and cupping were strictly "lack
>of rotation", but I don't buy that as the cause. The truck also pulls
>to the right. I am guessing that these symptoms are caused by
>incorrect caster. But before taking it for repair, I wanted to get
>the list's opinion about the cause. Also, are caster and camber
>adjustable on this suspension?
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Dale Ellis
>dellis rmi.net
>
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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 12:23:14 PDT
From: "spunky skunk"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ATF in the P/S

There was some talk a few days ago on this list about "to use or not to
use" ATF in the power steering. Now, (oh no... he's going to tell a
story) when I bought my truck six years ago (slightly used, 13,000 mi)
it had ATF in the power steering. The pump started making that famous
Ford P/S howling noise at 40,000mi. I put up with the noise but when the
pump started leaking at 110,000mi I replaced it. When I replaced the
pump I put ATF in the system again. I was relieved that the howling
noise went away with the new pump. But after a long trip the howling is
back again (in time for Halloween) and I'm wondering if it has anything
to do with my using ATF instead of power steering fluid.

Paul

'92 F150 "Custom", I6, Flowmaster exh., K&N
'96 Merc. Cougar, V6, boring, dull, want another truck.

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 15:51:43 -0600
From: "Brent McNabb"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - ATF in the P/S

On Fri, 09 Oct 1998 12:23:14 PDT, spunky skunk wrote:

>There was some talk a few days ago on this list about "to use or not to
>use" ATF in the power steering. Now, (oh no... he's going to tell a
>story) when I bought my truck six years ago (slightly used, 13,000 mi)
>it had ATF in the power steering. The pump started making that famous
>Ford P/S howling noise at 40,000mi. I put up with the noise but when the
>pump started leaking at 110,000mi I replaced it. When I replaced the
>pump I put ATF in the system again. I was relieved that the howling
>noise went away with the new pump. But after a long trip the howling is
>back again (in time for Halloween) and I'm wondering if it has anything
>to do with my using ATF instead of power steering fluid.

I think it largely depends on the pump. My '66 T-Bird says right on the P/S pump resevoir cap, 'Use Type F' fluid. I asked the same question a while back on
rec.autos.tech, and the consensus was that they were basically the same, P/S fluid grew out of ATF fluid, but P/S fluid has additives that make it better for the
system that its in. When I changed P/S pumps in my T-Bird, I first changed it to P/S fluid, but I didn't like the feel of the steering, so I switched back to ATF. My '86
F-150 still has the original pump (230,000 miles, knock on wood) and I've always used P/S fluid, but it tends to go through o-rings rather quick, I think I've replaced
the o-rings in the hoses about three times in the life of the trunk.

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 19:39:16 -0400
From: troyw mfi.net (Troy Williams)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150

On 7 Oct 98, at 13:40, Mike S. in FL wrote:

>That's what we Floridians get for not having an income tax. (so what's a
>non-tangible tax?) Oh well, we've got to pay-off our politicians or
>they'll go where the money's better. After all what's government for if
>not to provide employment? (How do we get off-topic like this????)

Shoot, I'm sure it wouldn't matter if there were an income tax. With
all of the seasonal travellers and that kind of thing, I'm sure the gas
would be just the same.

You might be a redneck if... You consider your license plate
personalized because your father made it. - Jeff Foxworthy


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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 19:39:15 -0400
From: troyw mfi.net (Troy Williams)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150

On 7 Oct 98, at 9:16, Andre Roy wrote:

>Rant mode again :-/ What with the long weekend approaching up here, gas
>prices just jumped something like 3 cents a litre. "Normal seasonal
>variations, no collusion" according to the gas companies. Seasons for the
>variations always start just before the long weekend.

Yep, that's just it. I would like to maybe beat these morons at their
own game and just go for the 87 if it's possible. I've got a fillup
coming up sometime next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday and I
will have to give it a shot.

>Detergents are cleaning agents. The clean, or at least, help clean the
>injectors or the carburator. The anti-knoking agents are what raises the
>octane rating (resistance to ignition), which is what keeps the engine
>from knoking.

Duh! Why didn't I think of it earlier? I guess I've just lost it. I'll give
the thing a shot, maybe a few tanks if the first one is successful.

If the 87 does make the truck knock off the bat, is there any kind of
octane boost or something that will stop it from knocking to maybe
minimize any damage to the engine?

You might be a redneck if... Your best linens have Property of
Motel 6 printed on them. - Jeff Foxworthy


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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 19:56:01 EDT
From: DHall8577 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust headers

I have a 94 I-6 300 c.i. and recently developed an exhaust leak in the front
exhaust header [mine has a split header 3 and 3 ] Ford does not put an exhaust
gasket when new from the factory. So I had to purchase an aftermarket header
gasket, I believe it was a gates product. So anyway, I replaced it and it
sounded great for about a month and now it is doing it again in the same
place! Any ideas? I think we can rule out the fact that the headers are
warped due to the fact that it is a split header, too small of a surface area
for it to warp. Has any body else had this problem? By the way I don't now
if it makes a difference, but I have 178,000 miles on this motor, 90% highway
driving.

Dave
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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 21:25:15 -0400
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Octane rating for '84 F-150

Troy Williams wrote:
>
> >Detergents are cleaning agents. The clean, or at least, help clean the
> >injectors or the carburator. The anti-knoking agents are what raises the
> >octane rating (resistance to ignition), which is what keeps the engine
> >from knoking.
>
> Duh! Why didn't I think of it earlier? I guess I've just lost it.
>
Lost what? ;-)

> I'll give
> the thing a shot, maybe a few tanks if the first one is successful.
>
> If the 87 does make the truck knock off the bat, is there any kind of
> octane boost or something that will stop it from knocking to maybe
> minimize any damage to the engine?
>
Don't fill it up. Put maybe a half tank in there. If it does knock, fill
up with higher test, sort of to average it out.

Or, there are octane boosters available at speed shops and parts stores.
But be sure to find a place that sells the stuff first. Don't want to be
running around with your engine sounding like Baja Marimba Band (or a
chevrolump)
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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 21:31:10 -0400
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust headers

DHall8577 aol.com wrote:
>
> I have a 94 I-6 300 c.i. and recently developed an exhaust leak in the front
> exhaust header [mine has a split header 3 and 3 ] Ford does not put an exhaust
> gasket when new from the factory. So I had to purchase an aftermarket header
> gasket, I believe it was a gates product. So anyway, I replaced it and it
> sounded great for about a month and now it is doing it again in the same
> place! Any ideas? I think we can rule out the fact that the headers are
> warped due to the fact that it is a split header, too small of a surface area
> for it to warp. Has any body else had this problem? By the way I don't now
> if it makes a difference, but I have 178,000 miles on this motor, 90% highway
> driving.
>
Tell me about it, eh? Ok, mine's a lot older, with a big long,
thirty-seven foot, or something like that exaust manifold. And it does
do a tickety tick. A new manifold is only SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS
!?!?!?!?!?!?!!. So it was the gasket for me too. It's ticking. Tomorrow,
among a shload of -lans I have (SWMBO may have others) is to check that
the manifold bolts are tight enough (gotta find them specs). Maybe the
manifold flattened out a bit. At least that's my hope.

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 22:59:41 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: September Archives

September list archives are now on the web site.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 00:30:56 -0700
From: Rob Bryan
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F150; increasing towing capacity

This should be easily within the tow rating of this truck. I used to have a
'87 F-150 supercab shortbed with the 5.0, AOD, and 3.55 gears and its
rating was around 7200lb. You shouldn't have any problems whatsoever,....


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