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80-96-list-digest Thursday, September 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 267



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Vacumn leak
FTE 80-96 - Chevron Techron
Re: FTE 80-96 - Chevron Techron
FTE 80-96 - Re. 95 pwr-stroke & E4OD questions

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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 20:47:08 -0500
From: "Rob Sartorius"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Vacumn leak

You wrote:
Question to all regarding a slight loss of power and the vents: I recently
noticed while driving with the air flowing through the vents, when the truck
comes under heavy load (such as in overdrive, the cruise control set and a
steep over-pass/incline), the air stops flowing from the vents and is
re-routed to the windshield/defroster vents.
Once the engine comes back off the load, the air goes back to circulating
through the regular vents. Crazy yah?!
This will occur with and without the AC on, and with or without the cruise
control on.
Now I know I am not normal, but I don't believe this has been happening
since the truck was brand new.
I have looked for a vacuum leak under hood without success, and under the
dash seems so strange and unknown, but nothing appear out of the ordinary.
Suggestions? Non-serious ones will also be entertained.

Thanks for the space,

Phred, KD5AQB
La Union NM
I had the exact thing on a Lincoln Town car and it was a vacuum gate valve
under the dash that had a vacuum leak, only occurred under load when all
vacuum was used somewhere else...replaced the bad rubber tubing & valve and
all worked well. You can rent a vacuum gauge tester at autozone for a
deposit and do the testing yourself if you are handy.

Rob Sartorius
Edmond, OK


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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 04:39:59 GMT
From: "shannon hoyt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Chevron Techron

I used to live out in Salt Lake City, UT. Consequently most of the west is
covered with Chevron gas stations. The first truck I ever owned was a 82
F-150, 351 small block, v-8. When I first got it, like every used truck it
ran real sluggish. Got the truck some new parts and a tune-up, and it
started to run a little better. I only used the Chevron with Techron
gasoline and oil. Over the course of about two months I did notice a major
change in performance. I always felt that I got some of the best mileage
when using that fuel. And for an engine that at the time didn't really get
more than a tune-up, oil change and a new air filter, I figured that Techron
had to be doing something right in that engine. I was only 19 at the time of
my first truck, so when I could afford it? I would sometimes drop in the
premium Techron fuel and that truck seemed liked it just purred for an older
motor. Now I live out here in Iowa, I only use the Ethanol brands of fuel
for cleaner burning engines. I really haven't seen anything in the way of
performance in my new truck with this fuel. If you guys say that you can
pick the Chevron Techron in parts stores. Well, I think I am going to have
to go out and do a little shopping.
Thanks to everyone on the advice with my oil leak on my 94' F-150. I will
fill you in next week with what the final verdict turns out to be. My
grandfather thought that maybe my oil pan gasket might just be gone. My
uncle on my father's side is a very "TRUSTWORTHY" Ford mechanic. Won't touch
anything else. He refurbished a 36' Ford Coupe.
Very Hot, Very Sweet.
Shannon
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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 17:44:43 +0000
From: Mike Persell
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Chevron Techron

shannon hoyt wrote:
> Now I live out here in Iowa, I only use the Ethanol brands of fuel
> for cleaner burning engines. I really haven't seen anything in the way of
> performance in my new truck with this fuel. If you guys say that you can
> pick the Chevron Techron in parts stores. Well, I think I am going to have
> to go out and do a little shopping.

Try this location on the web...

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

Mike
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Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 09:18:02 +0200
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rnar?= Huse
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re. 95 pwr-stroke & E4OD questions

If you look at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://BaumannEngineering.com/e4odinf.htm you'll find
lotsa info on the dreaded E4OD. One of the main things is that it was
through a major upgrade before the -94 model year. The -95 should be
pretty reliable. Change oil and filter, make sure the cooler is adequate
etc.

Me, I have the 1990 untouched type. Still just fine at just 79000 miles.

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Bjornar Huse
Aalesund, Norway
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://bryggen.bgnett.no/~bjornar
1 Son, 4 yrs, 1 son born 23 May 1999
1 1990 Ford E-250 Club Wagon 7.3 diesel, 3.54, E4OD
1 1994 Ford Escort 1.3
1 1947 Studebaker M-15 A-28 dump truck
Oh, yes, one 1971 wife, too!


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