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80-96-list-digest Sunday, September 5 1999 Volume 03 : Number 248



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL
Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil
Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil
Re: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL
Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil
Re: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL
FTE 80-96 - Re: Instruments

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 14:41:25 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL

My AOL Instant Messenger is on the fritz again. Friggin' Microsoft just HAS
to have control of everything. If there was ANY reasonable alternative to
Windows...Wouldn't we ALL use it???

On topic, I wish someone had said something about using a screw to get the
PS Box Seal out. Dads '91 is getting box swap from a wrecked truck by a
good Buddy. (A good deal, but I had already bought the kit) Oh well.

Dave H.
Houston,(gee, not SO hot today) TX
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Date: Sat, 04 Sep 1999 09:41:33 -0500
From: Mike Persell
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil

At 02:20 AM 9/4/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >I want to replace the oil with synthetic. I plan to do the engine oil
> >myslef, but will take the truck in for the tranny and transfer case. I
> >took the truck to a couple of shops, and neither seemed interested in
> >doing this for me.

>Why would you want to do that? I see no advantage. Most people have a hard
>enough time keeping ATF fluid in there. Maybe some 50 weight synthetic
>would work.

Been working with Fuller gearboxes? 50 wt is a good choice...never put multi-wt
engine oil in a gearbox. Good advice...

Mike
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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 09:53:45 -0500
From: Paul M Radecki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil

>>I want to replace the oil with synthetic. I plan to do the engine oil
>>myslef, but will take the truck in for the tranny and transfer case. I
>>took the truck to a couple of shops, and neither seemed interested in
>>doing this for me. Both tried to talk me out of it, and just wanted to
>>use spec. oil. Neither one seemed too knowledgable of the advantages
>>of it, or of where to get the product. Are they just pulling my chain,
>>or what? Winters up here in canada get pretty severe and I want to
give
>>my trcuk all the help I can.
>

>Why would you want to do that? I see no advantage. Most people have a
hard
>enough time keeping ATF fluid in there. Maybe some 50 weight synthetic
>would work.

I changed to Mobil 1 synthetic ATF in my F150 (Mazda 5-speed) and noticed
a HUGE improvement in really cold weather. I also don't grind the 2-3
shift as much as I used to, so maybe the synthetic helped there, too. Or
maybe I've just learned to shift better...

lordjanusz juno.com
'94 F150
'73 F100
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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:35:26 -0400
From: "Ken Woods"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL

And the fact that your AOL IM is screwed up is MS problem, how??

There is a reasonable alternative.
FreeBSD/Linux/Solaris, running some variant of XWindows.


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From: Dave Harmier
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Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 15:41
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL


> My AOL Instant Messenger is on the fritz again. Friggin' Microsoft just
HAS
> to have control of everything. If there was ANY reasonable alternative to
> Windows...Wouldn't we ALL use it???
>
> On topic, I wish someone had said something about using a screw to get the
> PS Box Seal out. Dads '91 is getting box swap from a wrecked truck by a
> good Buddy. (A good deal, but I had already bought the kit) Oh well.
>
> Dave H.
> Houston,(gee, not SO hot today) TX
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>

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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:51:44 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Synthetic Tranny & Transfer case oil

>Been working with Fuller gearboxes? 50 wt is a good choice...never put
>multi-wt
>engine oil in a gearbox. Good advice...
>

My 5 speed Mazda leaks and is a little noisy. I just upt about a quart of
bar and chain oil in there. Seems to work pretty good. That stuff is really
tacky and sticks to the gears real nice.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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"An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject...."


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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:53:50 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Off subject...Microsoft vs. AOL

>My AOL Instant Messenger is on the fritz again. Friggin' Microsoft just HAS
>to have control of everything. If there was ANY reasonable alternative to
>Windows...Wouldn't we ALL use it???
>


Well of course there is. There is the original operating system that
Windows tried to copy, but could never get near as good or easy to use. It
is called Macintosh.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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"Society is safest when the criminals don't know who's armed."
"An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject...."


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Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 22:34:45 -0400
From: "Kevin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Instruments

My '85 has the same problem with fuel guage. The rest of the guages are
fine, but the fuel guage gets squirrely on me. I've only had the truck on
the road for a week. The guage was on empty, put 5 gallons inat home, and it
went to full. Drove to the gas station, and it took another 5, and stayed on
full. Drove 100 miles, and the guage was on 1/4, put 5 miles in and it was
full again, guage went back up to full. (anyone think i can really get 20
MPG with a 6 cyl, 4 speed standard with granny, and a 3.08 rear?) I'm really
confused, it doesn't work irradicaly (sp?), so I don't think its a bad
voltage regulator. Maybe corroded ground connection at the tank? I'd like to
take care of this....really gets on my nerves not knowing how much gas I
have....anyone have ideas?

Kevin
'85 F150 I6

>From: Mike Persell
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Instruments
>
>Sure I talk too much about oil and grease but an electrician I'm not.
>
>I have an 85 F-150 and the instruments are inconsistant but the temp. oil
>pressure
>an fuel are either too high or too low. I think the fuel gauge or sending
>unit is also wacked
>because full is okay but half tank registers as empty, after half tank I'm
>on dead reckoning.
>
>Also, anyone have any good methods for loosening the lower shock bolts on
>the front
>shocks?
>
>Mike
>85 F-150 Stepside


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