80-96-list-digest Thursday, March 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 084



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980-1996 Trucks and Vans
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
majordomo ford-trucks.com
with the words "unsubscribe 80-96-list-digest" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - New to list- 1988 Ford F150
FTE 80-96 - Fuel Filter
FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height
RE:FTE 80-96 - Door handle blues
Re: FTE 80-96 - Aerostar v-6
FTE 80-96 - Transfer case.....
FTE 80-96 - '92 F250 - differential, vibration questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - Transfer case.....
FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake Booster and Rough Idle
FTE 80-96 - Aerostar Tranny
FTE 80-96 - HELP! Dist. troubles!
Re: FTE 80-96 - HELP! Dist. troubles!
FTE 80-96 - Re: Door handle blues
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake Booster and Rough Idle
FTE 80-96 - Re: I-6 Rebuild
FTE 80-96 - Re: Fun with Chevy
RE: FTE 80-96 - Fuel Filter
RE: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height
FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height
FTE 80-96 - C-6 transmission fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!
FTE 80-96 - lift..
FTE 80-96 - Mass Air Changeover
Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Aerostar Tranny
Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass Air Changeover
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift..
FTE 80-96 - 5.0 site
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift..
Re: RE:FTE 80-96 - Door handle blues

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:49:11 -0400
From: colin jamieson
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New to list- 1988 Ford F150

Sounds like you have a leak in your hydraulic clutch....you wouldn't believe
how many slave cylinders I've changed..... it seems with every clutch job, you
end up changing the hydraulic slave cylinder.

Nolan Woodbury wrote:

> Hi Colin,
>
> > most of the heater flapper controls are vaccum controlled..... atleast on
> my
> > '95.....also, do you have a/c..... if so it could be a problem with the
> > evaporator!!! Let me know... i'm a truck and transport mechanic and a
> ford
> > owner myself.
>
> I've got the manual on order, so I should have a better idea how my truck
> is put together. All of the heater and AC controls work well, as does the
> air itself. Something tells me the problem lies with the clutch slave...the
> whooshing noise seems to be coming from the top of the transmission
> (through the shifter boot). That looks like a real chore to change; the
> slave is inside the bellhousing. The clutch pedal sticks down (with a short
> engagement travel) when the truck is cold in the morning, but after a few
> tries, returns to normal. Adding fluid to the reservoir cures it for a
> couple of days, then the problem returns.
>
> ??
>
> Nolan
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:05:01 -0500
From: George Reilly
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fuel Filter

Help......
Is there a trick to removing the fuel filter on a 93 F150?
I removed the two clips but could not get the fuel lines off.
What am I missing?...a special tool maybe?...

George Reilly
781-229-0020 x388
mailto:Greilly zoll.com



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:45:14 -0600
From: Steve Randa
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height

I wasn't aware of this but Ford raised the rear bench seat in the F150
Supercabs so passengers weren't sitting on the floor like the eariler
models. Does anyone know what year?

Steve Randa
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 11:46:32 -0600
From: "Stephen W. Hansen"
Subject: RE:FTE 80-96 - Door handle blues

I locked my keys in last fall and called a locksmith. The fee was 20-25
dollars. The tool he used blew my mind. It was a heavy steel bar about 3/16
of an inch thick, bent into the shape of a "C". At the bottom edge of the
"C" (where your pencil would stop if you were writing it) about 6" of the
bar came to you with another "C" on the other end "C------G" (If you are
still with me kinda like the thing shown here) One side was for the left and
one side was for the right side. You worked it under the wing window and
using the bottom edge placed it on the wing window button, pull it out
towards you and the top of the "C" twisted the handle open. the simplicity
of it amazed me.
Steve

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 10:08:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Alan Alquist
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Aerostar v-6

I have experience by way of ownership and helping neighbors with their
Aerostar vehicle. I don't mean to paint an ugly portrait of Aerostar's;
when they work they are delightful (we liked our 88 Eddie Bauer standard
version). I impeccably maintained it. Used it 75-80% on highways, biways
and freeways. Engine overhaul at 115k and tranny at 118K. Other than
Subaru's, this has been my weakest vehicle; others include Porshe, Honda,
GMC, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Mazda, Toyota's and Ford Trucks (...a different
animal than Ford autos and minivans)

We all have our opinion but this anal back-yard, professional research
scientist has the opinion that the toughest and best built by far are
Toyota's and Ford Trucks.

Good luck with whatever you choose!!

On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, Thomas Ucen wrote:

Hi list,

I have a '93 Aerostar 3.0L. My first Ford. This statement below (from
another problem) made me nervous:

>Advice #2:
>
>Tell your friend to get rid of it. The A4LD-OD Tranny will go soon if it
>has not already. These are expensive trannies (junkyard units go for
>$600-900; no labor) and are not up to the standards that are in Ford
>Trucks (C-6's, etc.).

Are the transmissions in the Aerostars really that bad? Is there any special
treatment in order to make her last? How long do they usually last? Thanks
for any advice.

Tom Ucen
Munich, Germany
thomas_ucen kirchgruppe.de
1993 Aerostar Ext. 3.0L

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html


Univ of Wash; Research Scientist
1959 NE Pacific St; Rehab Med; Box 356490
Seattle, WA 98195-6490
206-685-7313(Off)206-685-3244(Fax) 206-994-1450(Page)
flag u.washington.edu


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 15:08:59 -0600
From: Matthew Banevich
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Transfer case.....

I have an 86' Bronco, 4.9L I-6, four speed manual transmission..... I
have a few questions.

1. Right now, I have 2 kinds of tires. On the rear, are 2- BFG All
Terrain T/A's that are 31x10.5 r15 and on the front, 235/75/r15, I've
only replaced the back two because the back two were leaking, and had
come off the rims 2x in one week, and the BFG's were the same size as
the "Grabbers" that were on the truck, and the rims on the back are
either aluminum or alloy, and the front are just crappy black steel and
I was looking for the same type of wheel before I changed the front.

When I lock the front two wheels, it seems like I'm driving with my
brakes on, what is that from?

2. Is the tire difference a BIG problem ?

3. After I had done that, I unlocked the hubs, put it in 2H, and there
was a popping from the transfer case when in forward motion. I thought
that the chain in the transfer case was stretched, so I parked the
Bronco in the driveway, and drove my Bronco II. Since we ahad a death
in the family a day before this happened, I wasn't able to get to
investigating this for about a week, but when I did, I put it up on
jackstands, and put it in first, it was making the popping noise,
seeming to be from the rear of the transfer case, and it was driving all
four wheels, but the front two were unlocked. I stopped the wheels, and
put it in 2H, and the noise stopped, put in back into 4H and 4L, and
couldn't get it to do it again, what was it?

thanks, for the help...
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 13:18:19 -0800
From: "Bud Dean"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '92 F250 - differential, vibration questions

Hi,

Thanks again for all the help everyone as given. This has really become
quite a project.

In the past few weeks, I have done the EGR valve, oxygen sensor, front
rotors/calipers/bearings/pads; u-joints; rear drums/shoes.

When I got started on rear brakes, when I removed the river side drum, the
self adjusting cable fell out(it was shredded near the attachment bolt in
the backing plate). I have 145,000 miles on the truck. The rear brakes were
done app 50 - 60,000 miles ago. I swear the shoes had little if any wear. I
went ahead and replaced the drums and shoes. Cleaned everything up. Did
the back up and stop about 50 - 60 times (20 mins worth). I had adjusted
them enough that the parking brake wouldn't hold...It holds now, so am
confident the adjusters are working. Removed the drums on both sides, and
the adjusting screws have been expanded. I have no fluid leaks and didn't
notice any fluid around the cylinders(they are a little grimy, though).

I am fairly confident the rear bearings have never been touched(just go the
tools, etc. for that operation this weekend). I do however, have a couple of
strange symptoms(to me anyway).

I have a vibration, which feels like it might be generated from behind me
when I'm driving. The rougher the stretch of highway I'm, the more
pronounced it becomes. When stopping, I feel what is like a grabbing and
release effect and the vibration becomes more intense. It almost feels like
the truck is trying to bounce. I jacked the car up, and tried to move the
tires in and out. They don't feel "sloppy" to me, though there may be a
little play.

I was wondering if it is possible that the ABS sensor is faulty?

I am going to do a 180 on the driveshaft as well. When I got the shaft back
from the shop doing the u-joints, I had to guess at what I thought was my
chalk mark.

When I got the supplies for the rear bearing project, I wanted to pick up
some fluid for differential. I know it has a 10.25 ring gear with a 3.55
ratio. The fella at the auto parts store need to know if it was limited slip
or not...In the ford manual it show LS as an option. The codes in the front
of the book show a set of numbers to identify the axle. Mine is a 39. In the
book it shows another number in the series (a 2), which refers to the front
axle if so quipped(mine isn't). The type code is x259, which indicates heavy
duty.

The numbers on the differential tag are:

V122D
55 10 2 2C09

Can I tell from this or how can I identify if I have a limited slip
differential.

Any help and guidance would sure be appreciated....

Thanks in advance,


Bud Dean


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 16:55:10 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Transfer case.....

YES!! Tire difference is a big problem.
Having driven any distance on a hard surface will cause problems with the
drive train. The front tires being smaller than the rears need to spin
faster at any given speed. With the transfer case in 4H, the front and rear
axles rotate at the same speed. Driving under these conditions puts a heavy
load on the system. The tires has been slidding to compensate, giving you
that "brakes on all the time" feeling.
If you drove for any distance you have probably damaged parts. Check the
transfer case, stretched chain, jammed release pin; check the drive shafts,
worn U-joints, worn slip joints; check the tires, feathered block edges;
check the transmission, overheating.
Hope you didn't go too far.

Matt

- -----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Banevich
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 4:21 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Transfer case.....


>I have an 86' Bronco, 4.9L I-6, four speed manual transmission..... I
>have a few questions.
>
>1. Right now, I have 2 kinds of tires. On the rear, are 2- BFG All
>Terrain T/A's that are 31x10.5 r15 and on the front, 235/75/r15, I've
>only replaced the back two because the back two were leaking, and had
>come off the rims 2x in one week, and the BFG's were the same size as
>the "Grabbers" that were on the truck, and the rims on the back are
>either aluminum or alloy, and the front are just crappy black steel and
>I was looking for the same type of wheel before I changed the front.
>
>When I lock the front two wheels, it seems like I'm driving with my
>brakes on, what is that from?
>
>2. Is the tire difference a BIG problem ?
>
>3. After I had done that, I unlocked the hubs, put it in 2H, and there
>was a popping from the transfer case when in forward motion. I thought
>that the chain in the transfer case was stretched, so I parked the
>Bronco in the driveway, and drove my Bronco II. Since we ahad a death
>in the family a day before this happened, I wasn't able to get to
>investigating this for about a week, but when I did, I put it up on
>jackstands, and put it in first, it was making the popping noise,
>seeming to be from the rear of the transfer case, and it was driving all
>four wheels, but the front two were unlocked. I stopped the wheels, and
>put it in 2H, and the noise stopped, put in back into 4H and 4L, and
>couldn't get it to do it again, what was it?
>
>thanks, for the help...
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 14:17:46 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake Booster and Rough Idle

Ok, I know the booster leaking. I am not losing fluid. I will try
pulling the vacuum line and seeing if the idle comes back up to
normal/or better than before. How do I check a booster from a used
pickup(junkyard, won't run) or is the booster one I should look into as
new? The booster is not affecting the braking at all, but the idle is
really a PITA! This may sound stupid, but is it ok to richen the
mixture to account for the booster, even though if with a properly
working booster, the mixture would be way overboard? Did that sound as
clear as I think it did :) Just maybe, *knocking on wood* maybe this
will be the last thing to break for a while...

Thanks Again
Casey Vandor
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 17:18:57 -0500 (EST)
From: Victor L Moran
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Aerostar Tranny

Tom,

I own a 87 aerostar with 112000 miles on it. I just had the tranny
checked out because of all the horrible things that have been said on
this list.
All is well and only the fluid needed changing. This tranny
has seen some hard time too. The lady who owned it before myself used to
race it on the highway (80+ was normal for her).

I can't say that my aerostar has been a dream to own. I've actually put a
lot of new parts into it. However only a few of the parts actually were
bad news. The power steering pump sprang a leak quietly and pumped itself
dry and destroyed the rack and pinion and the alternator went twice (but
once may have been my fault)

Other then that, I have just been doing maintenance on it. Stuff like
water pump, front disk breakes, and an alignment. My goal is to keep this
car until I graduate from college in 16 months. Once I have a job I think
I am going to sell her since I won't need a large traveling car (400 miles
between home and school).

don't fret since the one in question is a 94. They tend to run well for
the first ten years or so. But they have a tendency to leak oil from the
rear main seal (mine was leaking but a bit of seal sweller and it was
gone). They also rust under the doors and in the lowest part of the body
panels between the wheels. I have been lucky in that I don't have rust
there since I have running boards, but most aerostars in my area have rust
there. The air conditioning will also fail. That may fail soon for you.
There is something wrong with the way that the seals were made in the
system, so after recharging the freon it just pumps it all away. So don't
waste your time and money recharging the system.

Oh my thermostat also had to be replaced too.

The aerostars also have their good points. The seats are very
comfortable. My cloth seats still look and feel great. The seating
position is very high. It has more cargo room is more then any mini van
out there. The roof rack is strong and adjustable.

There are more good points about these trucks,
I just can't think of them right now.

Victor.

P.S. To all the guru's who might tell me why I'm all wrong, go ahead.
The more I learn about my little truck, the better.the better.

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 16:53:20 -0600
From: mentch cybrzn.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - HELP! Dist. troubles!

Here is the problem.....The motor I just finished building is an 85
roller cam 302....I put an accel dual point distributer in it....When i
went to break in the motor it ran great for about 20 min. but then died
suddenly.....i pulled the cap to find that the rotor was not turning at
all.....when i pulled the Dist. The gear was stripped and some teeth
were missing! What would cause this? Does the roller cam need a diff.
dist. gear? If so where can i find one?

Thanks,
Brian
Mentch cybrzn.com


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 18:48:37 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - HELP! Dist. troubles!

Yes, the roller cam requires a different gear. the dealer who sold you the
distributor should be able to supply the gear. If not, you'r local Ford
dealer has (or can order) them.


- -----Original Message-----
From: mentch cybrzn.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 5:57 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - HELP! Dist. troubles!


>Here is the problem.....The motor I just finished building is an 85
>roller cam 302....I put an accel dual point distributer in it....When i
>went to break in the motor it ran great for about 20 min. but then died
>suddenly.....i pulled the cap to find that the rotor was not turning at
>all.....when i pulled the Dist. The gear was stripped and some teeth
>were missing! What would cause this? Does the roller cam need a diff.
>dist. gear? If so where can i find one?
>
> Thanks,
> Brian
> Mentch cybrzn.com
>
>
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:05:31 EST
From: Rjmkn aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Door handle blues

Hello Jerry,
I totally agree with the disgruntled feelings about " Door Slammers "! Ihad
to retrain my wife & kids when I got my 92 F150. On the panel removel it's
not that difficult to do. Just take your time! The problems you might have is
when the slim jim was used it unlock the latch rod clip, and after a few "
slams " the rod fell out of the latch and jammed. As far as removing the door
panel, they make a tool to slip under the panel to the clips and pry up and
they pop right out without damage ( worth the money ) and takes less time.
You can find this tool at Sears, auto parts store, body shop supply, etc.
Don't be upset with the individual who unlocked the door for he did rescue the
Miss's but this is a common problem when ol' slim is used ( had to fix Grams
car last week for same reason). The clips are easly found at a parts store.

Good Luck buz me if you have any problems.
Steve
rjmkn aol.com
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:07:11 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake Booster and Rough Idle

Casey Vandor wrote:
>
> Ok, I know the booster leaking. I am not losing fluid. I will try
> pulling the vacuum line and seeing if the idle comes back up to
> normal/or better than before. How do I check a booster from a used
> pickup(junkyard, won't run) or is the booster one I should look into as
> new?
>
Do as I say, not as I do, get a new one ;-) Hey it's easy spending
someone else's money :-) I used a used one. My Father-in-law provided it
along with the truck.

> The booster is not affecting the braking at all, but the idle is
> really a PITA!
>
Same as mine was.

> This may sound stupid, but is it ok to richen the
> mixture to account for the booster, even though if with a properly
> working booster, the mixture would be way overboard?
>
That's what my FIL did, well, actually, he screwed out the idle stop a
whole lot. I had a very high idle (gas pedal in town? who needs it?). I
wouldn't reccommend it.


> Did that sound as
> clear as I think it did :)
>
Yeah, but maybe only because my thinking is.... let's not go there...
:-/

- --
Andre, Somewhere ...
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:15:38 EST
From: Rjmkn aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: I-6 Rebuild

Hello Alex,
Have you tried your local libraryfor books? Believe it or not thats one of
the best sources for info ( at least where I at ). Also try parts stores, I.E.
Trak Auto, they have a library for customer use, Pep Boys, local parts store.
Last of all the machine shop you will have the heads reconed & block work
done. I have an 83 manuel from Helm ( prints OEM shop manuels for Ford) which
is for 83 only but not sure if the same as yours, but feel free to buz me if
you'd like to try.

Good Luck
Steve
Rjmkn aol.com
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:20:17 EST
From: Rjmkn aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Fun with Chevy

Hey Harold,
Loved your story about saving thay poor defensles Ch*vy. Some guys just don't
realize when they have made wrong choices until it is to late. Lucky for him a
FORD
was their to save him. LOL

Thanks for the laugh,

Steve
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 19:49:20 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Fuel Filter

>
> Help......
> Is there a trick to removing the fuel filter on a 93 F150?
> I removed the two clips but could not get the fuel lines off.
> What am I missing?...a special tool maybe?...
>

don't force it, it requires a special tool that fits over the line and
slides inside the line and releases the pins inside the line. The special
tool set for different line sizes cost me $9 at a local parts store, you can
also have them show you exactly how to use it.

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 19:49:18 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height

> I wasn't aware of this but Ford raised the rear bench seat in the F150
> Supercabs so passengers weren't sitting on the floor like the eariler
> models. Does anyone know what year?

I know my '92 is high
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 18:56:05 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!

I finally got my mass-air kit installed this morning before I went to work.
I was a little nervous when I first turned the key but it actually started
up and ran so I was very pleased with myself. The installation went pretty
much exactly as the instructions, except I ended up unbolting the EGR valve
from the throttle body because the nut on the EGR hose was NOT going to come
off. I must also say that the wiring harness adapter was a tight fit, as
the OEM wiring harness is about 2 in dia. there and is not very flexible.
The rear bolts for the upper manifold were also a pain in the butt, but the
installation was pretty simple overall.
What I have noticed so far--
1. The idle is much smoother now, it is also about 100 RPM lower but this
might be because I had to remove the K&N filtercharger.
2. The throttle response is much better now. Any change in throttle
position gives an increase in power. Before there would be times where I
would give it a little gas (especially while under load) an there would be
little or no response from the engine.
3. The engine seems to apply power much more smoothly.
Without the K&N I can't really give a totally accurate comparison, seeing as
I have been driving with one for two years. I will fill the tank on Friday
and give a gas mileage report next week.

Rade Spasojevic -- rspasoje gte.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /~2big/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=194


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:18:56 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height

On my Flareside the rear seat height is at around 3"-4" from the floor now.
There is a company that's makes a set of OEM style replacements that bring it
up a whopping 3-4 more inches. I really opens up that wasted space below the
rear bench seat and gives a ton of storage space under there. Plus the kids
love being able to see out the side windows without stretching or being to
told to "sit right."
I'll find the number and name for that company if anyone is interested.
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Website under complete revamping..stay tuned
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:20:30 EST
From: craig n eggerman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - C-6 transmission fluid

My E-350 manual says to use mercon in this transmission but when I bought
it there was a bottle of some kind of Valvoline Ford F transmission fluid
in it. Is mercon the right stuff for this heavy duty transmission?
Craig
Eggerman juno.com
Casper,Wyoming
O|||||O

___________________________________________________________________
You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.juno.com/getjuno.html
or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:21:19 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!

In a message dated 3/24/99 9:55:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, rspasoje gte.net
writes:

>
Rade,
I have massair on my Flareside and I have the Filtercharger...why'd you have
to remove it?
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Website under complete revamping...stay tuned
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 20:39:50 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - lift..

I got bigger tires for my truck but they are almost too big for the
front. i don't want to get smaller tires. i would like to lift the
front up some.
(actually i would love to lift it up a lot but...)
how can i do that. if yall want, i can post a picture to show how it
is.
thanks!
shy

===
- -"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."



_________________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:36:05 -0600
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Mass Air Changeover

Rade,
From your previous email, you said you were going with the SVO Mass Air kit,
did you go with that?

Also you said you were going to change the electrical over to maybe a Jacobs
system. Done that yet? I am thinking about going with a Jacobs, I think it
is the Ultra Pak, on my '85 302 to improve some performance since I added
some perf. mods to it and is lacking in some areas.

Just wondering....

Scott Harris
'85 F150 SuperCab 302
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:37:07 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!

Because the OEM speed density airbox uses the twin tube air hose to the
throttle body and the SVO kit converts it to a single tube air hose until
you get past the mass-air sensor and then it splits back into twin tubes. I
had to scrounge a OEM air box from a friend and when I get the money I will
buy a K&N filtercharger designed for the single tube air hose.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: FLR150 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 4:28 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass-Air Bronco--- IT RUNS!!!


>In a message dated 3/24/99 9:55:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
rspasoje gte.net
>writes:
>
>>
> Rade,
>I have massair on my Flareside and I have the Filtercharger...why'd you
have
>to remove it?
>Wayne Foy
>'94 Flareside SC
>"Hazardous Material"
>Website under complete revamping...stay tuned
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 08:42:28 +0100 (CET)
From: Thomas_Ucen kirchgruppe.de (Thomas Ucen)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Aerostar Tranny

Well,

thanks for cheering me up a bit. I still think the Aerostar is a good car.
It is extremely comfortable and it takes a lot of luggage. I had some
emissions problem after I bought it - the car wouldn't run right. The
solution was that some moron in a New Hampshire shop (that's where I bought
this car) tried to replace the air cleaner housing. Well, he got the
replacement from the junk yeard. It belonged to the wrong engine (4.0L) and
he installed it with the Mass Air Flow sensor. No wonder the system went
crazy with the wrong MAF-sensor.
The rear main seal at the tranny does leak. The tranny also leaks at some
other place but only in summer and only at full load. I usually run her at
Autobahn speed between 80 and 90 mph, 95 is the limit anyway.
The A/C is still good, I hope it'll remain so. R12 is illegal in Germany,
shops may only fill R144 now. Looks like I'd have to convert the system in
case of a defect.
The ignition lock had to be changed and changing the spark plugs was pure
hell. The tire size is abnormal for Europe (215/75 14), I am thinking about
changing to a more common size, like 205/65 15. But still, I love that car!

Tom Ucen
1993 Aerostar Ext. 3.0L
Munich, Germany
thomas_ucen kirchgruppe.de



>Tom,
>
>I own a 87 aerostar with 112000 miles on it. I just had the tranny
>checked out because of all the horrible things that have been said on
>this list.
>All is well and only the fluid needed changing. This tranny
>has seen some hard time too. The lady who owned it before myself used to
>race it on the highway (80+ was normal for her).
>
>I can't say that my aerostar has been a dream to own. I've actually put a
>lot of new parts into it. However only a few of the parts actually were
>bad news. The power steering pump sprang a leak quietly and pumped itself
>dry and destroyed the rack and pinion and the alternator went twice (but
>once may have been my fault)
>
>Other then that, I have just been doing maintenance on it. Stuff like
>water pump, front disk breakes, and an alignment. My goal is to keep this
>car until I graduate from college in 16 months. Once I have a job I think
>I am going to sell her since I won't need a large traveling car (400 miles
>between home and school).
>
>don't fret since the one in question is a 94. They tend to run well for
>the first ten years or so. But they have a tendency to leak oil from the
>rear main seal (mine was leaking but a bit of seal sweller and it was
>gone). They also rust under the doors and in the lowest part of the body
>panels between the wheels. I have been lucky in that I don't have rust
>there since I have running boards, but most aerostars in my area have rust
>there. The air conditioning will also fail. That may fail soon for you.
>There is something wrong with the way that the seals were made in the
>system, so after recharging the freon it just pumps it all away. So don't
>waste your time and money recharging the system.
>
>Oh my thermostat also had to be replaced too.
>
>The aerostars also have their good points. The seats are very
>comfortable. My cloth seats still look and feel great. The seating
>position is very high. It has more cargo room is more then any mini van
>out there. The roof rack is strong and adjustable.
>
>There are more good points about these trucks,
>I just can't think of them right now.
>
>Victor.
>
>P.S. To all the guru's who might tell me why I'm all wrong, go ahead.
>The more I learn about my little truck, the better.the better.
>
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>
>

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 23:56:22 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Mass Air Changeover

Yes, I bought the SVO mass-air kit and installed it yesterday. So far so
good with the kit. I decided to stick with the stock ignition for now,
seeing as most people have told me that the stock ignition is fine for a
stock engine. Most people have told me to avoid the Jacobs units as they do
not give any advantage that would justify the extra cost over a Crane or MSD
ignition.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Harris, Scott
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 5:38 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Mass Air Changeover


>Rade,
>From your previous email, you said you were going with the SVO Mass Air
kit,
>did you go with that?
>
>Also you said you were going to change the electrical over to maybe a
Jacobs
>system. Done that yet? I am thinking about going with a Jacobs, I think
it
>is the Ultra Pak, on my '85 302 to improve some performance since I added
>some perf. mods to it and is lacking in some areas.
>
>Just wondering....
>
>Scott Harris
>'85 F150 SuperCab 302
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 00:01:03 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - lift..

Your truck is 2wd right? If so it is fairly easy to lift it as there are
several manufacturers that make lifts for 2wd Fords. If it is a 4WD and you
are not planning on doing any hardcore offroading then a body lift woud be
my suggestion. They are MUCH easier to install, and will not affect the
handling of your truck as much as a suspension lift. A body lift would work
just fine on a 2WD truck too. What size tires do you have? I have
31x10.50's and they fit just fine on my Bronco. 32x11.50 are about the
biggest tires you can fit on a 4WD Ford F-150/Bronco without a lift.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: shy anne
To: ford maillist
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 4:41 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - lift..


>I got bigger tires for my truck but they are almost too big for the
>front. i don't want to get smaller tires. i would like to lift the
>front up some.
>(actually i would love to lift it up a lot but...)
>how can i do that. if yall want, i can post a picture to show how it
>is.
>thanks!
>shy
>
>===
>-"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."
>
>
>
>_________________________________________________________
>Do You Yahoo!?
> >
>== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 00:00:43 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 5.0 site

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

Ran across this site, thought some of you all might find it interesting.

Casey Vandor
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 03:12:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Ken Woods
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - lift..

On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
> 32x11.50 are about the biggest tires you can fit on a 4WD Ford
> F-150/Bronco without a lift.

On that note:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kens.com/truckpics is my baby.

I'm running 35x12.50's, on what I've been told is a 3" lift.
Look at the pics and tell me what y'all think; 3" or 4" ??

At full steering lock, I'll rub the tires on the wheelwells.


- --
Ken Woods
kwoods ....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.