80-96-list-digest Friday, March 12 1999 Volume 03 : Number 071



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - 90 F-250 weight
Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
RE: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
RE: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
Re: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cooling system
FTE 80-96 - Ok Weight guys...
FTE 80-96 - Re: more fueltank problems
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ok Weight guys...
FTE 80-96 - computerized diesel or not?
FTE 80-96 - Powertrax Lockright: True Posi-traction?
FTE 80-96 - 7.3L IDI Diesel fixed
FTE 80-96 - Vehicle codes
FTE 80-96 - pictorial
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: more fueltank problems
FTE 80-96 - 300 I6 to 351W
Re: FTE 80-96 - Powertrax Lockright: True Posi-traction?
FTE 80-96 - re: Cooling system
FTE 80-96 - Oil problems at high speed

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 07:05:01 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 90 F-250 weight

Josh wrote:

> Sorry to beat a dead horse...Wen
>

Man, those tree huggers are REALLY gonna get you. :-)

> 1990 F-250 Reg.cab 4x4 w/ 7,5L 2 full gas tanks and no aftermarket
> accessories installed (not even me)
>
> 5490 lbs

Thanx for letting us know.
- --
Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Terrains
'92 Mstng 5.0L


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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:37:43 -0500
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank

My fuel pressure regulator went up and I had this exact same problem!
but the regulator runs out in front of both tanks, right?

I missed your original thread...what year truck is it? The reason I ask
is the earlier trucks had three pumps one in each tank..low pressure
pumps that pumped fuel up to a high pressure pump...the newer ones have
just one high pressure pump in each tank...I am not sure which year they
switched but I will get my book out and look it up!

As far as the pressure regulator goes both tanks run through it but that
means nothing. Mine went bad at was putting 80 psi out on the front tank
and sometimes would not work at all off the rear tank...I had it checked
and they thought I had a bad pump and a bad regulator...I said change
ther egulator and then see if the pump works...it was just the regulator
both pumps work just fine!
Chris
94 Lightning #381
NLOC #238
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:57:41 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Garr&Pam
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 9:38 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
>
>
> My fuel pressure regulator went up and I had this exact same problem!
> but the regulator runs out in front of both tanks, right?
>
> I missed your original thread...what year truck is it?

'92 F150 Flare

The reason I ask
> is the earlier trucks had three pumps one in each tank..low pressure
> pumps that pumped fuel up to a high pressure pump...the newer ones have
> just one high pressure pump in each tank...I am not sure which year they
> switched but I will get my book out and look it up!

great, appreciate it!

>
> As far as the pressure regulator goes both tanks run through it but that
> means nothing. Mine went bad at was putting 80 psi out on the front tank
> and sometimes would not work at all off the rear tank...I had it checked
> and they thought I had a bad pump and a bad regulator...I said change
> ther egulator and then see if the pump works...it was just the regulator
> both pumps work just fine!

ok, good... but if it was the regulator, how would just one tank not work
properly? since the reg is out in front of both tanks

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:01:42 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of John DeVincentis
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 1:07 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank
>
>
> My truck did the same thing, but it also transferred fuel between
> the tanks -
> the check valve (internal to the fuel pump) was bad. I was told that there
> wasn't enough fuel pressure. I suggest you try to check the
> pressure using the
> rear fuel pump. One of my fuel pumps would whine a little, so you
> might want to
> listen too...


I did just that an I can't believe that I didn't notice this before.....
When the front tank is on, I can hear a whining noise from in the cab. When
I switch to the rear tank, the whining goes away, HOWEVER, my whole problem
is with the rear tank. Go figure that one!

what do these fuel pumps cost anyway? and a regulator?

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:59:25 -0500
From: Christopher Tomlinson
Subject: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

I hope that I am posting this to the right spot if not please help.
I have a 1988 ford f150 with 148k miles I am the third owner and have
started replacing items as needed. I have purchased a haynes manual to
help me with some of my issues. The specific problem I want to address
is the ka-chunk that I get when the truck warms up and I shift though
the gears any ideas will be greatly appreciated
thanks
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:27:39 -0500
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

Chris,

Your problem could be one of three things. It's more than likely your
U-Joints. They will clunk most noticeably between reverse and Drive. To
check this, crawl under your truck (with it off and all wheels blocked, and
the parking brake on of course!) and grab and twist your drive shaft. Look
at the U-Joint between the shaft and the rear end check for play, there
should be none.

Another possibility could be your transmission is in need of service. Check
the fluid, it should be a nice pinky red. If it smells burnt or is a
StRanGe Color change it, along with the trani filter, and see if that makes
a difference.

The third possibility is that it could be your differential. If there's a
lot of play you could have worn gears ($$$). Your best bet if that's the
case is to change your fluid regularly and you might get a couple of years
out of it (if your lucky). When the time comes to change it, go to a
wrecking yard, it should cost you about $200-$500 for a used rear end.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Christopher
> Tomlinson
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 11:59 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
>
>
> I hope that I am posting this to the right spot if not please help.
> I have a 1988 ford f150 with 148k miles I am the third owner and have
> started replacing items as needed. I have purchased a haynes manual to
> help me with some of my issues. The specific problem I want to address
> is the ka-chunk that I get when the truck warms up and I shift though
> the gears any ideas will be greatly appreciated
> thanks
> Chris
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:00:55 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

Chris,

Is it an automatic? Your original post didn't say. From the way you describe
it sounds like a manual trany.

Scott

-----Original Message-----
From:Kevin Reed [SMTP:kreed ICAN.NET]
Sent:Thursday, March 11, 1999 10:28 AM
To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

Chris,

Your problem could be one of three things. It's more than likely
your
U-Joints. They will clunk most noticeably between reverse and
Drive. To
check this, crawl under your truck (with it off and all wheels
blocked, and
the parking brake on of course!) and grab and twist your drive
shaft. Look
at the U-Joint between the shaft and the rear end check for play,
there
should be none.

Another possibility could be your transmission is in need of
service. Check
the fluid, it should be a nice pinky red. If it smells burnt or is
a
StRanGe Color change it, along with the trani filter, and see if
that makes
a difference.

The third possibility is that it could be your differential. If
there's a
lot of play you could have worn gears ($$$). Your best bet if
that's the
case is to change your fluid regularly and you might get a couple of
years
out of it (if your lucky). When the time comes to change it, go to
a
wrecking yard, it should cost you about $200-$500 for a used rear
end.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Christopher
> Tomlinson
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 11:59 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
>
>
> I hope that I am posting this to the right spot if not please
help.
> I have a 1988 ford f150 with 148k miles I am the third owner and
have
> started replacing items as needed. I have purchased a haynes
manual to
> help me with some of my issues. The specific problem I want to
address
> is the ka-chunk that I get when the truck warms up and I shift
though
> the gears any ideas will be greatly appreciated
> thanks
> Chris
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:25:33 -0900
From: "Ben Everitt"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

Chris,

On the subject of rear ends, I have a f-150 302efi and it is making the same
noise. I checked everything and it turned out to be broken gears inside the
pumpkin. Now, Scott was right in saying that it's spendy. But, I found
that you can buy part that are new for around $400 and they are about double
the size of the stock diffs. I believe the brand of them was dyner, or
something. At the time the sticker shock helped me not pay attention to the
brand. But, it was much more heavy duty than the stock diff.

ben


- -----Original Message-----
From: Giddens, Scott
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?


>Chris,
>
>Is it an automatic? Your original post didn't say. From the way you
describe
>it sounds like a manual trany.
>
>Scott
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Reed [SMTP:kreed ICAN.NET]
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 10:28 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
>
> Chris,
>
> Your problem could be one of three things. It's more than likely
>your
> U-Joints. They will clunk most noticeably between reverse and
>Drive. To
> check this, crawl under your truck (with it off and all wheels
>blocked, and
> the parking brake on of course!) and grab and twist your drive
>shaft. Look
> at the U-Joint between the shaft and the rear end check for play,
>there
> should be none.
>
> Another possibility could be your transmission is in need of
>service. Check
> the fluid, it should be a nice pinky red. If it smells burnt or is
>a
> StRanGe Color change it, along with the trani filter, and see if
>that makes
> a difference.
>
> The third possibility is that it could be your differential. If
>there's a
> lot of play you could have worn gears ($$$). Your best bet if
>that's the
> case is to change your fluid regularly and you might get a couple of
>years
> out of it (if your lucky). When the time comes to change it, go to
>a
> wrecking yard, it should cost you about $200-$500 for a used rear
>end.
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> > [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Christopher
> > Tomlinson
> > Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 11:59 AM
> > To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?
> >
> >
> > I hope that I am posting this to the right spot if not please
>help.
> > I have a 1988 ford f150 with 148k miles I am the third owner and
>have
> > started replacing items as needed. I have purchased a haynes
>manual to
> > help me with some of my issues. The specific problem I want to
>address
> > is the ka-chunk that I get when the truck warms up and I shift
>though
> > the gears any ideas will be greatly appreciated
> > thanks
> > Chris
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:00:16 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - hard ka-chunk in transmission?

>
> Chris,
>
> Your problem could be one of three things. It's more than likely your
> U-Joints. They will clunk most noticeably between reverse and Drive. To
> check this, crawl under your truck (with it off and all wheels
> blocked, and
> the parking brake on of course!) and grab and twist your drive
> shaft.


I read once in here that there are some plates inside the cone portion of
the auto trans that require special glue to keep them quiet. I also read
that if they come un-glued, you can fix'em or live with it. I don't know how
true it is.... but I have the same noise in my truck for the last 2 years
and its not the rear end or U-joints, so I have been living with it!

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 18:35:36 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hard starting from rear fuel tank

the fuel pump on the rail in ny ,arket ( at popular ford cost me $166 plus tax
Bob
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 18:58:38 -0500
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cooling system

Josh,

Ideally, it should hold for several hours, but if it looks OK after 30
minutes, you are probably safe. Unfortunately, temperature changes will
impact the pressure reading on the tester. In other words, if you use the
tester on a hot engine, it will appear to lose pressure as the coolant cools
down. Take that into consideration when you run the test.

By the same token, if you run a test with the engine cold, you may not pick
up some gasket leaks or cracks that change as the metal expands.

You have to be very careful about jumping to conclusions with the tester,
unless the pressure drops very quickly. They are great for watching
external leaks, and whenever you do see a rapid pressure drop, you know you
have a problem. Make sure you use the correct adaptors.

Steve

Josh wrote:

> How long should a cooling system hold pressure using a tester?
>
> Josh
> 90 F-250 4x4 bigblock
> berelson gte.net
> Edmonds, WA
>
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 18:09:45 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ok Weight guys...

I'm going to a trucking company tomorrow with my trailer.

I'm going to get them to weigh it, empty, me aboard, and then with
trailer....will post results.

As to brakes....last time I heard (and FELT!) metal to metal...got very
little or no pull...and my pedal definitely gets less fluffy when the
pulling occurs now!

Pads are perhaps 5k - 7k old.....

Dave H.
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 16:19:24 PST
From: "ROB WALDIE"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: more fueltank problems

As this is my first post I'm hoping this will get there. I just
bought an 88 F150 4x4 with the 302 auto and duel fuel tanks. Therein is
my problem. when using the front tank all is OK. When using the rear
tank the fuel returns to the front tank filling it up in the process.
This is fine unless the front tank is already full, then things can get
exciting. Gasoline is out where gasoline is not supposed to be (on the
road, parking lot, driveway, etc.). My question to all you experts is:
What valve controls the return fuel to the tank and where is it and how
is it controlled. Any help will be much appreciated. PS the tanks
have been both replaced in the last year by the previous owner and this
may be part or all of the problem.
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 19:20:19 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ok Weight guys...

if you put on new semi metallic pads then and didnt re-surface the rotors
that could explain the pullin and pedal problem
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:37:46 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - computerized diesel or not?

You guys are 100% correcr about the superduties. Actually, any Powerstroke
>Diesel will not run at all without the EEC (or EEC-V whatever the hell it is,
>mine says EEC), but the 7.3L IDI non-turbo doesn't need one its just for the
>tranny. I'm sure of that. Now the 7.3L IDI with a turbo i have no idea
>whether it needs one or not.
>
>Also did you guys know that the injectors on a 99 PSD are ran off of oil
>pressure? I about flipped out when someone told me that i thought they were
>lying.
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:44:21 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Powertrax Lockright: True Posi-traction?

Guys

I was going to buy a Powertax Lockright for my truck until i seen an ad of
there's that described the locker different than what the web page says. The
web page says that you have both rear wheels pulling except in a turn, but
when you complete a turn you get both rear wheels pulling again. Then I seen
an ad in "i believe it was Summit or Jeg's" that said the Powertrax Lockright
only delivered power to the wheel with the most traction. What the hell? Do
any of you out there have a powertrax lockright? if you do do you have both
rear wheels pulling, or just the one with the most traction?

Thanks
Paul
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:54:25 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 7.3L IDI Diesel fixed

It was a pain in the A$$ and it costed $400, but the new injector pump is
working beautifully. We exchanged the old one and the guy there said he could
tell was broke but just looking at it (all the leaks and the broken piece, god
knows where it came from off the pump). I still have to adjust the tranny
shift and "hi idle" thought but that shoudn't be to hard. I did have a couple
discrepencies on how to time it. From my own knowledge and from the Ford
dealer's knowledge we both thought to align the timming marks perfectly. The
guy that sold us the pump thought (who has been in business longer that i've
been alive) said to advance it a notch or two. Dad put it on when i wasn't
home and advanced it but i don't know if it was one or two notches, and did it
make a hell of a difference. It really does feel like it has more torque. It
better than it did brand new!
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 19:58:09 -0700
From: CHRISTOPHER PHILIPP
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Vehicle codes

Hello all,
I have an 88F-250. On my title it was listed as HD. Recently
however, I read on the list that only HD's had a full floating axle, not
the light duty (semi-float). I have the rear axle which fits flush to
the rim, no protruding pieces (16'' rim). Looking through the Chiltons,
it appears that it is a semi-floating axle. The codes on my door jamb
list the body style as F-261, transmission M, axle 29, spring 6 6. Does
anyone have the resources to read these codes?? Another question in
closing. My hitch is rated 8000lbs. The truck only has a 302, 4 spd.
w/od. My question is, how much weight should I realistically pull
without fear of "abusing" my rig? Oh, my mileage is around 12-15mpg
using premium, for anyone following the mileage chat. TIA

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 19:30:57 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - pictorial

okay so it's not a problem with my truck (of course not). I want to
put a picture of it in the pictorial. how do i do that?
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:29:38 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: more fueltank problems

I think if statistics were collected on the FTE "most often asked
questions" this one would be #3, behind #2 "my guages are acting funny" and
#1 "what MPG do you all get with..."

One or both of your fuel pumps and/or selector valve needs to be replaced.

Some people have been know to turn these into single-tank trucks after
messing with this for a while.

At 16:19 11/03/99 PST, you wrote:
> As this is my first post I'm hoping this will get there. I just
>bought an 88 F150 4x4 with the 302 auto and duel fuel tanks. Therein is
>my problem. when using the front tank all is OK. When using the rear
>tank the fuel returns to the front tank filling it up in the process.
>This is fine unless the front tank is already full, then things can get
>exciting. Gasoline is out where gasoline is not supposed to be (on the
>road, parking lot, driveway, etc.). My question to all you experts is:
>What valve controls the return fuel to the tank and where is it and how
>is it controlled. Any help will be much appreciated. PS the tanks
>have been both replaced in the last year by the previous owner and this
>may be part or all of the problem.
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Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:34:20 -0500
From: "Steve"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 I6 to 351W

Hi folks,

Say, you guys have been a great help over the past several weeks on my 300
I6 to 351W conversion in my '82 F150, but I got some problems that I need
some help with.

First, I read where all '80 and above trucks (mine's a 2WD) had a rear sump
oil pan. Well, I purchased a pan and oil pickup from Miloden and it came as
a front sump. I crossed checked numbers and everything and it shows that
they sent the correct pan and sump! Now, I'm worried about it fitting
inside the front cross member. Can anyone shed some light?

Next, I've been having trouble matching up the front brackets and pulleys
for my 351W. I even stopped and the Ford dealer and most of the brackets
were not available from them anymore. It's been a bear finding them from
the junkyard and I'm not sure what I can use from other years or models. I
think I can transfer the brackets from a 302 to the 351W, but I'm not
positive. I have the V-groove pulleys with A/C, P.S., altenator, and smog
pump. I already have the regular rotation pump and front cover so I can't
really go to a serpentine conversion (need a modified front cover and short
water pump that runs in reverse).

Third, I'm concerned with the rear axle ratio. Ken(jcricket83 aol.com)
identified a portion of my axle tag but did not show anything that
corresponded to the axle ratio. The tag reads:

WDM CJ 2D22
75 9 S314C

>From what we can tell, the axle is a 9" manufactured on Dec. 22, 1982. The
75 should refer to the axle ratio, but neither of us can find that number in
any of the the axle tables that we have. I've verified the
tag 3-4 times. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks again,
Steve

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 20:43:34 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Powertrax Lockright: True Posi-traction?

A Lockright is a true locker that locks both axle shafts together. It is
true that it sends the power to the wheel with traction, but it also sends
an equal amount of power to the wheel with less traction. I plan on getting
a Lockright for my '90 Bronco soon, mostly because they are fairly cheap and
you can do the install yourself if you have an 8.8" rear end.

Rade
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From: WoodStck45 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com ;
offroad-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 2:46 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Powertrax Lockright: True Posi-traction?


>Guys
>
>I was going to buy a Powertax Lockright for my truck until i seen an ad of
>there's that described the locker different than what the web page says.
The
>web page says that you have both rear wheels pulling except in a turn, but
>when you complete a turn you get both rear wheels pulling again. Then I
seen
>an ad in "i believe it was Summit or Jeg's" that said the Powertrax
Lockright
>only delivered power to the wheel with the most traction. What the hell?
Do
>any of you out there have a powertrax lockright? if you do do you have
both
>rear wheels pulling, or just the one with the most traction?
>
>Thanks
>Paul
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:33:23 -0800
From: bob chaytor
Subject: FTE 80-96 - re: Cooling system

How long should a cooling system hold pressure using a tester?

According to my tester instructions 4 minutes with no needle movement.
If the rad is bad and if it is aluminium it will be expensive , mine
cost me $354 from a friend in the business, retail is around $500
Canadian. The tanks can be reused but not the core. My problem was the
joint between the tank and core went bad .


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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 04:42:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Victor L Moran
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Oil problems at high speed

First, thanks to everyone who posts.

My 87 Aerostar is doing very well except for a couple of problems.
First while driving from Buffalo to NYC (about 400 miles) my oil pressure
gauge dropped to nothing. I've had oil problems before, and I changed the
oil sending unit to fix them. This time was different because the guage
started dropping slowly after about 3 hours of driving. The engine light
came on because pressure had dropped to zero. I immediately pulled off
the highway. The pressure came back up as I slowed down. By the time I
was on the sholder the pressure was low but safe. I idled for a few
minutes and watched the pressure come back up. I had been driving at 65
on the thruway, but slowed down to 55 for the remainder of the trip and
had no problems.

I asked a mechanic friend of mine to look at her. He said that the oil
was going up but not coming down. I think he means that the oil is being
pushed to the top of the engine but is not traveling down the engine
because it is dirty or something is obstructing the way.

He thought that an engine cleaner that is added to the oil would help. So
in went the cleaner into the oil. It ran for 15 minutes, then we changed
the oil and the filter. So far so good. The oil that was removed was....


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