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80-96-list Digest Sun, 25 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 122

In This Issue:
T-18 problem
Re: Power steering "catch"
4X4 Shifter on a 1996
Re: Power steering "catch"
Re: Power steering "catch"
Re: Power steering "catch"
Re: Power steering "catch"
Re: Power steering "catch"
Re: horsepower
Re: horsepower
Re: horsepower
Re: Power steering "catch"
Engine Woes (300 I-6, EFI)

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From: "Joel Thomas" prodigy.net>
Subject: T-18 problem
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 14:16:07 -0500


I have a 1984 F-150 with a 351W and T-18 4sp granny low manual tranny(4wd)np208 trans case.

the problem is usually when putting into reverse you had to push it over with some force and then down because there was a spring in there it felt like.
but something happened to it yesterday and now it will just flop over with no force then you put it into reverse. its not a problem except when you put it into 3rd gear it is hard to find it because there is not spring to hold the shifter from flopping over into the reverse gate.

here is that pattern.


1 3

2 4 R T-18 granny low.

can i please get some help and a fix so that i can fix this.?

thanks
Joel Thomas



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From: Ledski aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 17:01:15 EDT
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"

Alex,
The MPG was pretty much around 8 1/2 MPG and that was over a mile above sea
level and the mountains even and 65 - 70 on the highways. I could swear when
I left Mount Rushmore area and was cruisin the highway I was getting 12 MPG,
there was such a tail wind. Talked to a guy going west and he had said he was
fighting it.
It seemed like if I put lower octane gas in I got worse gas mileage.

The actual mileage is seventeen thousand miles. Motor can hardly be broke in
at that. I plan on putting Mobil 1 in this week.

Anyone remember what the best oil filter was supposed to have been?

Tim Ledford
Ohio
94 EB Explorer
94 F350 SC Dually

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From: "Jeff Fairbairn" cyberus.ca>
Subject: 4X4 Shifter on a 1996
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 17:12:35 -0400

Hi,

Has anyone had a problem with the manual shifter for the four wheel drive
seizing up? The shifter in my '96 F-150 seems to be jamming up and not
pushing down into the 4 lo position. I can soak it in oil and then hit it
with a hammer. It will work for a bit but is there a permanent solution?


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Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 15:19:31 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"

At 05:01 PM 6/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone remember what the best oil filter was supposed to have been?

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://minimopar.simplenet.com/oilfilterstudy.html



Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
86 F150 300 cu in six banger
FAX 1-310-822-6815




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From: "Jeff Fairbairn" cyberus.ca>
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 18:50:43 -0400

I always use the Long Life model from Ford. I figure that if they make it
must be good.

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At 05:01 PM 6/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone remember what the best oil filter was supposed to have been?

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://minimopar.simplenet.com/oilfilterstudy.html



Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
86 F150 300 cu in six banger
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From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 21:54:45 EDT
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"

It seems as though if the oil is changed at 3000-4000 miles that any name
brand filter would be adequate. If the oil is of proper viscosity and changed
when spec'd, all should be OK . Whaddayathink!!!

Bill in KY

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Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 19:20:47 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"

At 09:54 PM 6/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>If the oil is of proper viscosity and changed
>when spec'd, all should be OK . Whaddayathink!!!

Would seem that way but not according to that oil
filter paper that is on the net...



Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
86 F150 300 cu in six banger
FAX 1-310-822-6815


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From: "Travis Moore" arkansas.net>
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 23:32:09 -0500

Tim---

After our last lengthy thread on oil filters, I tossed the new Frams in
favor of the Wix. Six changes later I've found it to be an EXCELLENT
filter. My engine-drive welder repair tech uses them exclusively on all his
repairs too.

Travis Moore
Fort Smith, AR
'94 F150 XL 300 I6



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From: soffiler centraltools.com
Subject: Re: horsepower
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 07:06:44 -0400

According to my MOTOR manual, 86-87 302 F.I. makes 185HP 3800rpm and
270ft-lb 2400rpm.

Steve Offiler
soffiler centraltools.com
'97 F250HD XL 4x4, 351, E40D, 4.10's

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> what is the horse power rating for my 87 f-150 302 auto
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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 07:24:04 EDT
Subject: Re: horsepower

In a message dated 6/26/00 7:14:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
soffiler centraltools.com writes:

<< According to my MOTOR manual, 86-87 302 F.I. makes 185HP 3800rpm and
270ft-lb 2400rpm.
>>
And remember, those are FLYWHEEL horsepower numbers. Figure a 15% loss for
automatic transmissions and 10% for manual, best case, not to mention tire
size changes, gearing changes, etc.
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html

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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: horsepower
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 07:43:06 -0400

> In a message dated 6/26/00 7:14:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> soffilercentraltools.com writes:
>
> << According to my MOTOR manual, 86-87 302 F.I. makes 185HP
> 3800rpm and
> 270ft-lb 2400rpm.
> >>

> And remember, those are FLYWHEEL horsepower numbers. Figure a
> 15% loss for
> automatic transmissions and 10% for manual, best case, not to
> mention tire
> size changes, gearing changes, etc.

Yes, certainly, the published numbers are measured by the manufacturer at
the flywheel on a nice, fresh, properly broken-in and probably blueprinted
engine. They follow an SAE procedure for net HP that requires all
accessories (alternator, water pump, PS pump, etc), plus air filter and
muffler to be in place. (Back in the 60's and prior they used the SAE gross
HP that gave very optimistic numbers, with no accessories or breathing
restrictions).

I also agree that there will be driveline losses and won't dispute the
percentages given above, although there are a lot of variables that factor
in and the numbers can vary. A lockup torque converter in an automatic will
reduce losses to near the manual.

However, I do not agree that tire size or gearing changes has any effect
whatsoever on the engine's output.

Steve Offiler
soffilercentraltools.com
'97 F250HD XL 4x4, 351, E40D, 4.10's


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From: "Michael R. Dunbar" vtc.vsc.edu>
Subject: Re: Power steering "catch"
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 12:48:51 -0400

As for the power steering "catch" I have noticed the same thing in my 89
F-150 2wd. I believe I found the culprit to be a bent idler arm. I put my
truck up on floor jacks and took the front tires off for better visability
and then had my brother crank the wheel back and forth. Every time, I
noticed the tie rod on the passenger side would rub slightly against the
sway bar, thus causing a mild "catch" It is a minor problem for me, so I
haven't taken the time to replace the arms, mostly because as soon as I get
the money, I've got enough under-body work to do before school starts back
up in the fall (Body bushing, shocks, steering components, brakes, etc)
Well, I hope this steers you in the right direction (sorry, that was an
intentional pun, you'll have to forgive me, I was in an airport all day
yesterday in coming back from my vacation, so I'm a little bit tired) Good
luck.

Mike Dunbar
89 F-150 XLT Lariat
White River Jct., Vermont
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.xoom.com/mdunbar420/truck.htm

"Just remember, the wheel's spinning but the hamster's dead"


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From: "Michael R. Dunbar" vtc.vsc.edu>
Subject: Engine Woes (300 I-6, EFI)
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 13:18:16 -0400


Well, in an attempt to figure out what was wrong with my truck, I went up to
the local Ford dealership and asked one of the service guys for his thoughts
on why my truck seemingly hesitates when starting from a dead stop. Here's a
recap of my typical driving experience:

1) Attempt to start engine, doesn't work, usually takes on the third attempt
2) Truck idles high for a brief second then stalls out, sometimes quite
violently
3) Re-start the truck, rev the engine to keep it running, watch as
tachometer dips down when pressing the gas (Transmission is in neutral)
4) Bring engine up to 3,000 rpm and let off gas, engine begins to idle
normally
5) Put it in gear and start off, engine practically stalls out
6) Finally get rolling, engine lacks performance, it feels like I am running
on 3 cylinders instead of 6. The only remedy is for me to press the clutch,
bring the engine up to 3,000 rpm and then let the clutch out. Then things
generally smooth out.

The guys at the Ford dealership told me I should change my oil, oil filter,
air filter, sparkplugs, and my fuel filter. I've got a K&N air filter which
I put in in January. The oil and oil filter I changed 2,000 miles ago,
sparkplugs I changed 2,000 miles ago, fuel filter I changed 5,000 miles ago,
and just for the hell of it, I changed out the O2 sensor 2 weeks ago. So,
I've ruled out the Ford diagnosis. I pulled my cap off and that looked ok,
just the typical wear and tear, it didn't appear that there was any moisture
either. One thing I did notice though, and this is off-topic from the cap.
Just toying around, I pulled the intake manifold off of the engine for
detailing work that I am performing. Peering into this, as well as looking
into the throttle body just after the butterfly, there was a lot of oil. I'm
not sure if this is normal or not. My engine doesn't seem to be burning or
losing oil, so I'm unsure of what this signifies.

I have to admit, this is getting frustrating, especially since I rely on my
truck every day as part of my job. I'm about to roll 167,000 miles and I'm
sure a tune-up would help, but I'm looking for any input on the matter
before I have to drop it off at a local garage for a week, which at the same
time, will put me out of work for a week. Many thanks in advance.

Mike Dunbar
89 F-150 XLT Lariat
White River Jct., Vermont
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.xoom.com/mdunbar420/truck.htm

"Just remember, the wheel's spinning but the hamster's dead"



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