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80-96-list Digest Wed, 19 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 142

In This Issue:
Re: Bronco Tailgate
Re: Ethanol
Re: A question
Re: A question
Re: ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning
Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.
Re: ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning
Re: 302 Oil pressure sender unit
Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.
Oh Darn, He Figured It Out...
Re: Oh Darn, He Figured It Out...
From F150 to F250
Re: From F150 to F250
Driver's door lock
Re: E4OD
Re: ethanol
Re: ethanol
Re: ethanol
Re: Driver's door lock
Front-End Problems
Re: Driver's door lock
Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.
Confused on Trans ID
Re: Confused on Trans ID
ADMIN: New specifications section
Re: Ethanol
lifters
Re: Confused on Trans ID
Re: Driver's door lock
Re: Front-End Problems

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From: soffiler centraltools.com
Subject: Re: Bronco Tailgate
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 11:02:23 -0400

Dan, that reminds me. I've been meaning to tell this List the final outcome
of my tailgate story. This was an '85 F250 - I can't help you much with
your Bronco. I posted a while back looking for what years would fit (80-86
was the answer) and about how much from a junkyard ($100-300 was the
answer). There was mention of JC Whitney aka Tiawanese sheetmetal which I
dismissed rapidly - the one I am replacing is Tiawanese and only lasted a
couple years with very low usage and zero abuse. (This truck is a third
vehicle in a single-driver family consisting of my mother-in-law... it sees
about 1000 mi per year.) Well, I finally bit the bullet and purchased
brand-new genuine Ford sheetmetal, at a cost of $251, plus another $90 at
the local body shop to have it painted.

Moral of the story: check your Ford dealer. (And stay away from the
Tiawanese junk!)

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

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 08:19:03 -0700
From: Chuck Sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Ethanol

At 07:35 AM 7/19/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's some info I pulled off the Web. I reformatted it very slightly to
>make it easier to read, no content modified.
Hey Steve,
Some interesting information, albeit a "little bit" on the Green Side.
Getting through their B.S. about how much the ethanol reduces the
"Greenhouse Effect" was on the difficult side. However it does show a person
just how much bull puckey is thrown around as to the cause and effect
of the different emissions from gasoline and how and what amount
contribute to our "Globaloney" warrming problem.
Glad to know that all cars manufactured "since the 1970's" will not have
any problems with this stuff.
OB Ford truck content....Guess my truck is safe from Ethanol. Too bad
we have MTBE's here in Califiornia. That is not as friendly to the rubber
parts.
Chuck



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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:42:20 -0500
From: Larry Schmiedekamp angelo.edu>
Subject: Re: A question

Sounds like a dry u-joint.


At 12:22 AM 7/19/00 EDT, you wrote:
>I have a 1995 F150 4x2 when I step on the gas when the truck is in gear
their
>is a ticking sound. I think it speeds up when I go faster. It doesn't do
it
>when the truck is in neutral. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>Thanks
>Jarod Waterman
>Near Boston,MA
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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 11:48:19 -0400
From: Martin Horne optonline.net>
Subject: Re: A question

At 12:22 AM 7/19/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a 1995 F150 4x2 when I step on the gas when the truck is in gear their
>is a ticking sound. I think it speeds up when I go faster. It doesn't do it
>when the truck is in neutral. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>Thanks
>Jarod Waterman
>Near Boston,MA

Could it be exhaust? A pinhole type leak near the manifold will "tick"
under load before the leak gets worse and it really advertises what it is ....

Martin Horne
'86 Bronco
Long Island, NY

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 08:55:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Derek Whiteside rocketmail.com>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning

Looks like a sweet truck. Can anyone tell (or does anywone know): Will
this be a flareside/stepside design, or a full-width bed? I'm not
really fond of the flareside...

best,

Derek Whiteside
Albany, OR
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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 12:11:20 EDT
Subject: Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.

Chuck,
Then you had better check out
TransOnline - the Automotive
Transmission Industry Resource Home

This is the ultimate transmission site. It is geared toward industry pros but
I have been into a couple of tranny shops, and several times, they have
referenced stuff that they have printed right off of this site.
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: FLR150aol.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 12:16:55 EDT
Subject: Re: ADMIN: 2001 Ford Lightning

In a message dated 7/19/00 11:55:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
derekwrocketmail.com writes:

<< Will
this be a flareside/stepside design, or a full-width bed? I'm not
really fond of the Flareside...
>>
Hey now Watch it!!! =) Yes the 2001 will be a Flareside. It has more style
than just the plain fleetside bed.
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
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From: "Serian" flashmail.com>
Subject: Re: 302 Oil pressure sender unit
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 12:49:58 -0400

> I'm trying to tee into my oil pressure sender on a 1989 302 to install an
oil
> pressure gauge and I can't seem to be able to see how to remove the
sender - it
> looks like it's just round. Does anyone know if there's a hex on it down
near
> the bottom, and if so, what is the size? I'm assuming a deep socket the
correct
> size will remove it. It's too tight in there to get calipers on it.

You are correct that a deep socket of the correct size will remove it, but
the correct size is a special socket made specifically for Ford oil pressure
transducers. You should be able to purchase the special socket for the job
at any auto parts store for around $10 or so.



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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 09:49:46 -0700
From: Chuck Sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.

Chuck,
Then you had better check out
TransOnline - the Automotive
Transmission Industry Resource Home


Thanks Wayne...I am always looking for more reference sites
Chuck


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From: Fred Moreno dualcurve.com>
Subject: Oh Darn, He Figured It Out...
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 11:29:54 -0600

I was really enjoying the posts from the guy trying to figure out how to
get off the list...but he finally read the instructions (Arggh!) and he's
gone now...Aw poop.

For what it's worth, recently a long time friend and credible client
visited from the far other side of Texas with his brand new Dodge Dakota
crew cab, mini-bed, and every option you can think of - he deserves it, you
know the type, retired battle-scarred Colonel
"I-can't-tell-you-what-I-did-in-Vietnam" sort of guy.
Well as with most quality military officers, his record keeping was
impecable and his mileage on this little truck with already +8000 miles
clearly showed him getting around 16 mpg in the major metropolitan areas he
visited.
He pointed out that his mileage went up to 17 and a little over when he
used gasoline in the rural parts of the country, and he noted in his log
that the fuel was always of the non-oxigenated type that gave him the better
mileage. This is clearly going against the claim on the site
greenfuels.com...hhmm could they be biased? Ya think? I imagine you know
whom I would choose to believe. Not having access to the internet here at
work, I am curious who sponsors this site.

I know in the El Paso area, between October and April, the city gas pumps
only have the oxygenated stuff to meet EPA requirements. I have met numerous
persons that have complained about this because of the effects on mileage
and performance are both negative. Could so many be wrong?
I would not know, because as best as I know, the propane I consume has not
yet been oxygenated. It does however gets oxidized in a very rapid process
inside the eight combustion chambers of my mean little 302.

Recently the spousal unit and I did a 5-day tour around New Mexico. 1300
miles later with 150 or so being off-road and a lot of high speeds, the mean
little 302 only consumed 1/2 of a quart of oil.
God I love this truck.

Phred KD5AQB
1995 F-150 4X4, propane or gasoline fed 5.0L, 5-speed, 185K miles.

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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: Oh Darn, He Figured It Out...
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 13:51:45 -0400

Hi Phred:

The sponsor of that greenfuels site is:

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
Head Office:
90 Woodlawn Road W., Guelph, Ontario. N1H 1B2 - Telephone: (519) 767-0431 /
Fax: (519) 837-1674
Eastern Office:
555 boul. Roland-Therrien, Longueuil, Quebec. J4H 3Y9 - Telephone: (514)
679-0530 / Fax: (519) 679-6372
Western Office:
212 - 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. S7N 3R2 - Telephone:
(306) 975-0262 / Fax: (306) 975-0136

I have no connection with this association whatsoever; I found it by doing a
simple Web search on ethanol fuels. Therefore I cannot comment on the
accuracy of the claims. This advice is worth exactly what you paid for it!

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



> He pointed out that his mileage went up to 17 and a little
> over when he
> used gasoline in the rural parts of the country, and he noted
> in his log
> that the fuel was always of the non-oxigenated type that gave
> him the better
> mileage. This is clearly going against the claim on the site
> greenfuels.com...hhmm could they be biased? Ya think? I
> imagine you know
> whom I would choose to believe. Not having access to the
> internet here at
> work, I am curious who sponsors this site.


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 11:10:00 -0400
From: Derek Johnson pacbell.net>
Subject: From F150 to F250


Hello:
I have a 1996 F150 4x4 5.8L SuperCab ShortBed TrailerPkg (old body style) that I love. Now in hopes of putting a Lance Lite Camper (model 845) on it that exceeds the GVWR, I am looking at possible solutions, including airbags and overload leaf springs. Questions:
1. Which of these two alternatives is preferable? Overloads look easier and cheaper, but are airbags significantly better?
2. Are the frames the same on an F150 and an F250? I ask this for two reasons. The first is that springs or bags just address the rear sag issue. Is frame integrity an issue as well? Second, if the frames are the same, conceivably I could consider making my truck more into an F250 by swapping in the rear axle as a whole unit. That would get me more beef back there, although it would sacrifice ride quality, especially when empty. Can I just unbolt what I have and bolt in F250 axels/springs/shocks as a unit? Could I get this unit at a junk yard? What kind of cost for parts is reasonable?
3. What about the front? What is different between F150 and F250 in front, besides leaf springs instead of coils? Could I swap in an F250 front easily as a unit? Would this be overkill, and all I need is the rear?
4. Will drivetrains match up without modification?
5. If I ought to just add the bags or springs in the rear and call it good, and the frame strength is not an issue, then what about brakes? Will the F150 brakes do the job in the mountains with an extra 3000 lbs (including gear and passengers) added to the empty truck?
6. Can anyone suggest an expert in this field outside the list?

Note: I do not want to sell this truck and buy an F250, by the way, so don't even go there. But any other detailed reasoning, help and advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

Derek L. Johnson
dlj2000pacbell.net


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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: From F150 to F250
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 14:39:07 -0400

Derek:

F150 and F250 frames are not the same. Matter of fact, what *is* the same
on these vehicles is the sheetmetal and interior. You will find the F250
has a heavier frame, and uprated suspension and brake components. The 5.8
liter engine is the same in the F150 and F250 as far as I know, but not
necessarily the transmission nor transfer case. Loading your F150 past GVWR
is not likely to damage the frame (in my humble opinion) but braking
performance will suffer, and wear and tear on suspension, tires, brakes, and
wheel bearings will be accelerated. The other issue is the DOT. There are
some supposedly infamous jurisdictions where you'll suffer dire consequences
if caught above the mfg's GVWR on the door tag. Adding overload leafs
(leaves?) or airsprings will do nothing in the eyes of the fed's to
alleviate the mismatch between the scale and the door tag, period. Now, how
likely is it that you'll be caught... is this just urban legend I'm
repeating here...?

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

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> From: 80-96-list-bounceford-trucks.com
> [mailto:80-96-list-bounceford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Derek Johnson
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 11:10 AM
> To: 80-96-listford-trucks.com
> Subject: [80-96-list] From F150 to F250
>
>
>
> Hello:
> I have a 1996 F150 4x4 5.8L SuperCab ShortBed TrailerPkg (old
> body style) that I love. Now in hopes of putting a Lance Lite
> Camper (model 845) on it that exceeds the GVWR, I am looking
> at possible solutions, including airbags and overload leaf
> springs. Questions:
> 1. Which of these two alternatives is preferable? Overloads
> look easier and cheaper, but are airbags significantly better?
> 2. Are the frames the same on an F150 and an F250? I ask this
> for two reasons. The first is that springs or bags just
> address the rear sag issue. Is frame integrity an issue as
> well? Second, if the frames are the same, conceivably I could
> consider making my truck more into an F250 by swapping in the
> rear axle as a whole unit. That would get me more beef back
> there, although it would sacrifice ride quality, especially
> when empty. Can I just unbolt what I have and bolt in F250
> axels/springs/shocks as a unit? Could I get this unit at a
> junk yard? What kind of cost for parts is reasonable?
> 3. What about the front? What is different between F150 and
> F250 in front, besides leaf springs instead of coils? Could I
> swap in an F250 front easily as a unit? Would this be
> overkill, and all I need is the rear?
> 4. Will drivetrains match up without modification?
> 5. If I ought to just add the bags or springs in the rear and
> call it good, and the frame strength is not an issue, then
> what about brakes? Will the F150 brakes do the job in the
> mountains with an extra 3000 lbs (including gear and
> passengers) added to the empty truck?
> 6. Can anyone suggest an expert in this field outside the list?
>
> Note: I do not want to sell this truck and buy an F250, by
> the way, so don't even go there. But any other detailed
> reasoning, help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks.
>
> Derek L. Johnson
> dlj2000pacbell.net
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From: "Garold Shaffer" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Driver's door lock
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 16:03:46 -0500


Hi gang,

I have a 96 F150 with just over 41K on it. The past year the driver side
door lock won't unlock with
the key. Well that is no completely true. I would say that 1 out of 20 try's
it works. Sometimes its good
for about 5 or 6 times then I am back to using the power locks from the
passenger side to unlock it.

I went to the dealer to see about getting a new lock cylinder but of course
you just can't buy one
you have to by both doors and the ignition switch. This sounds like a
tumbler problem to me. Could this
lock cylinder be remove and taken to a lock smith and re-keyed? would I be
better off getting one
from a junk yard and getting that keyed?

I think sometime in the past year someone tried to pry the lock out of the
door because metal cover
that goes over the outside of the lock is bent out but the key goes in the
lock just fine. Anyway what
do you all think?

Thanks in advance,

Garold Shaffer
96 F150 I300 6
95 Ch*vy Beretta (Wife's car)
73 Porsche 914 2.0L


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From: "Dave Harmier" pdq.net>
Subject: Re: E4OD
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 16:35:48 -0500

>But the tranny is one its last leg, do you know anything about the E4OD?

I know only that it is nearly the least favorite trans Ford ever had. All
three of our trucks have them, One ('92 F-150) has been rebuilt. One ('90
F-350) has a slipping converter (switched out of service except steady,
level cruising) and the last ('91 F-150) has shown early signs of sickness.

I know with the use most vehicles get these days, we've really had pretty
good service from them all..... but old C-6's just never seem to die.

HEY Jim Cannon!!!! This Saturday night, at "Street Meet" on Kuykendahl....
more cool, fast cars than you could usually ever see around here.... email
me for more!!!

Dave H.
Houston


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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:39:53 +1000
From: les williams cyber.net.au>
Subject: Re: ethanol


Thank you All, for you replies, & Steve's post on 'Green Fuels'

My education continues - you mean to say that you buy the petrol already
premixed with alcohol ?? Ssheessuss, what ever will they think of next?
I thought you were just dropping a pint or two in an occasional tank
full to make sure you didn't suffer from water buildup in the fuel tank
from shonky fuel suppliers.

If we want ethanol in the petrol, buy it in a bottle and tip it in the
tank yourself .... or inject it along with water to charge the cylinder
.... or mix with the orange juice to taste .... Hmmmmm
I don't think I would like your 'gasoline' chasers ....


I'm starting to get a mental picture of a typical US servo having a
veratible smorgasboard of fuels. And I thought a choice of 5 was
about 2 too many ....... and that does include Propane. And who is
this EPA ? is it a franchise ? Can I buy into one ? A business that
mandates, I like the sound of that.
And backed up by the Govt. ;-)) just kiddin'


regards
Les


b-khansonjuno.com wrote:
>
> Les,
>
> Ethanol (grain alcohol) may be a foreign term for
> propane-powered Aussies, but it's a fact of life in
> many parts of the US where oxygenated gasoline
> is mandated by our EPA for lower emissions.
>
> Most reformulated fuel is 90% gasoline, 10%
> ethanol. (There was another oxygenate in use in
> some parts of the country, but after it was found
> to be a carcinogen, it's quickly fallen from favor.)
>
> Bruce Hanson
> Apple Valley, MN

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:03:24 -0700
From: Chuck Sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: ethanol

At 07:39 AM 7/20/00 +1000, you wrote:
>And who is
>this EPA ? is it a franchise ?

Environmental Production...errr, Protection Agency. A wholly
owned subsidiary of the U.S. Govt. Run by a bunch of
bureaucratic no nothings with deep rooted "the sky is falling"
syndromes. I think they were all of the type that were always
getting teased or beat up in their school years. And now they
are getting their revenge, no matter how stupid it is...
Chuck


Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
1986 F150 six banger


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 16:33:41 -0600
From: Robert Hansen uwyo.edu>
Subject: Re: ethanol

This has got to be the best reply I have ever read.

Ha, Ha, Ha, go get em Chuck!


-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Sanborn [SMTP:slammerdeltanet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 4:03 PM
To: 80-96-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: ethanol

At 07:39 AM 7/20/00 +1000, you wrote:
>And who is
>this EPA ? is it a franchise ?

Environmental Production...errr, Protection Agency. A wholly
owned subsidiary of the U.S. Govt. Run by a bunch of
bureaucratic no nothings with deep rooted "the sky is falling"
syndromes. I think they were all of the type that were always
getting teased or beat up in their school years. And now they
are getting their revenge, no matter how stupid it is...
Chuck


Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
1986 F150 six banger

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From: Nite4xaol.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 19:06:33 EDT
Subject: Re: Driver's door lock

In a message dated 7/19/00 2:09:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
garjulshafferworldnet.att.net writes:

<< I went to the dealer to see about getting a new lock cylinder but of course
you just can't buy one
you have to by both doors and the ignition switch. This sounds like a
tumbler problem to me. Could this
lock cylinder be remove and taken to a lock smith and re-keyed? would I be
better off getting one
from a junk yard and getting that keyed >>

I have the same problem in my 92 F150... since I got it in 95... my
solution was to use the Key fob for the alarm to open the doors...maybe not
the solution you were looking for, but it works....


Joe
92 F150 4x4 Nite

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From: 2insaneexcite.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 17:03:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Front-End Problems

Well, I got some new tires and the guy who put them on told me my tie rod
ends are bad and my ball joints are on the way to bad. I did the tie rod
ends myself and went to get a front end alignment at local dealer. After an
hour they tell me first off, they can't do an alignment because my tires
stick out too far over the rims and they can't get the machine on it. Then I
get told I need new ball joints. The total for this she tells me is over
$700 for them to do it. :-(
Hoping I can do this myself?? 700 is a'lot of money. What's all involved and
how hard is it? I think my new tires are getting choppy too, i assume from
this problem? TIA

DK





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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Re: Driver's door lock
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 21:28:53 -0400

I went to Advance Auto and bought just the Ignition Switch for about $14. I
have a different key for the ignition and door! I've got used to it and
don't have a problem with it.


Don Haller

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Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 7:06 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Driver's door lock


> In a message dated 7/19/00 2:09:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> garjulshafferworldnet.att.net writes:
>
> << I went to the dealer to see about getting a new lock cylinder but of
course
> you just can't buy one
> you have to by both doors and the ignition switch. This sounds like a
> tumbler problem to me. Could this
> lock cylinder be remove and taken to a lock smith and re-keyed? would I
be
> better off getting one
> from a junk yard and getting that keyed >>
>
> I have the same problem in my 92 F150... since I got it in 95... my
> solution was to use the Key fob for the alarm to open the doors...maybe
not
> the solution you were looking for, but it works....
>
>
> Joe
> 92 F150 4x4 Nite
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From: "big red" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Motor, Trans., and Rear End combo.
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 01:33:24 GMT

My truck is an 87. Rebuilt motor, tranny and new computer. ain't quite got
the low end grunt to her though. Need to do some more playing around with
it. As far as the E4OD goes, I've never owned anything with that tranny or
with overdrive period so I don't know much about it.\

>>I have the 302,c-6 combo but with 3.55 gears and am turning about
>>2900-3000
>>at 55mph. Haven't paid attention to it at 75mph though. She whines pretty
>>good though.
>>________________________________________________________________________What
>>year is your truck, I have got a 1991 w/ a 302/E4OD/3.55, she's got some
>>balls. But the tranny is one its last leg, do you know anything about the
>>E4OD?

________________________________________________________________________


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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Confused on Trans ID
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:06:16 -0400

I have read here on the list that Ford Bronco's in 1993 had E40D
transmissions, but elsewhere I have seen that they have AOD. What is
correct? I also have a OD button on the turn signal stalk.

What trans is in my 93 Bronco XLT?

Don



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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:22:35 EDT
Subject: Re: Confused on Trans ID

In a message dated 7/19/00 11:07:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
donbiggrizzly.com writes:

<< What trans. is in my 93 Bronco XLT? >>

Don,
Look on the ID sticker on your driver's doorjamb and tell me what that letter
is, from that I or any of several members of this list can tell you the
tranny that you have. You can also crawl under the truck and look at the
drain pan, also you can look near the catalytic convertor, it should have the
name of the tranny you have on the heat shield for the convertor.
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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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:42:28 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: New specifications section

There's a new specifications section of the web site which
features releases from Ford Motor Company. These releases
include overviews, specs, features and options. Models will
be added as Ford makes additional releases. More than a dozen
2000-2001 models are currently featured.

See the section at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/index.html

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: ADCSRWSaol.com
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 00:40:32 EDT
Subject: Re: Ethanol

Hi guys,
In 1974 I did extensive testing on methanol and denatured ethanol (Formula
3A) as an additive to mogas and found that fuel consumption increased about
20%. A literature search advised that both methanol and ethanol are corrosive
to aluminum and zinc (galvanize) and all their alloys. These studies were
done on carbureted engines. (289 V8 and 327 V8)

In the late 80s or early 90s the Seattle area was subjected to the oxygenated
fuel (Ethanol) thing for the November through march time frame for 3 years.
Very careful records were kept for operation during the winter vs summer
months. The net result was an increase of from 25 to 30% in fuel consumption.
This study was done on 2 injected engines. (3 liter V6 and 5 liter V8)
The corrosively thing can be discovered in any Hi School Chemistry text.

Methanol has less than 1/2 the btu/pound or about 1/2 the btu/gal that mogas
has. The numbers for ethanol are 65 and 70%.
Dick Stafford
ADCSRWSaol.com

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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 00:16:54 -0500
From: Tom Wiggins earthlink.net>
Subject: lifters

Subject:
Lifters
Date:
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 22:36:26 -0500
From:
Tom Wiggins earthlink.net>
To:
80-96-list digest users ford-trucks.com>




Hi ! have a 81 F250 with a 400 engine. 106 miles on the odo. I
purchased it with bad valves. In checking it out, I found a broken push
rod. All the cyls checked 135 to 150 PSI compression. Engine is super
clean inside. I'm wondering why the push rod broke.
I noticed that the rockers on a couple of cylinders are soft meaning
that the lifters are bleeding down after sitting a couple of days. Is
this normal? The bottom of the lifter on the broken push rod is in good
condition .It shows no wear. The cam looks OK. I checked the travel of
the lifter and it has the same travel distance as the rest of the
lifters. Any comments will be appreciated.

Tom Wiggins from Valley Center, Ks.,





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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Re: Confused on Trans ID
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 05:07:02 -0400

The Trans code on the door jamb is "E". The truck is a '93 Bronco XLT

Thanks,
Don


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Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 11:22 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Confused on Trans ID


> In a message dated 7/19/00 11:07:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> donbiggrizzly.com writes:
>
> << What trans. is in my 93 Bronco XLT? >>
>
> Don,
> Look on the ID sticker on your driver's doorjamb and tell me what that
letter
> is, from that I or any of several members of this list can tell you the
> tranny that you have. You can also crawl under the truck and look at the
> drain pan, also you can look near the catalytic convertor, it should have
the
> name of the tranny you have on the heat shield for the convertor.
> 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: Driver's door lock
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:36:08 -0400

Garold:

I had *identical* symptoms on my truck. After days or maybe it was weeks of
wiggling the key in frustration (which sometimes worked after an eternity or
so) and climbing in the passenger side, I shot some WD40 in the key slot and
it's been perfectly fine since.

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

> -----Original Message-----
>
> I have a 96 F150 with just over 41K on it. The past year the
> driver side
> door lock won't unlock with
> the key. Well that is no completely true. I would say that 1
> out of 20 try's
> it works. Sometimes its good
> for about 5 or 6 times...


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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: Front-End Problems
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:53:25 -0400

I just went thru a set of ball-joints. The truck was a mere 3 months and 4K
miles outside warranty. Since it doesn't get used all that hard (weekend
hauling, unladen commuting, NO snowplowing) I was pretty pissed that the
ball joints would go so early. Well, it was just one, the upper right, and
it was just slightly loose, but enough to detect.

I thought about doing it myself, and in reading and talking to others I
found that the two trouble spots are the spindle (on 4x4) and the ball
joints themselves. The spindle requires some heavy-handed techniques
involving a block of wood and a 5-lb sledge, and the ball joints require a
special tool that looks like a C-clamp on steroids. This tools both presses
out the old ones and presses in the new ones.

That's as far as I got. It was looking like a hassle to find a tool I could
borrow or rent, and a whole weekend day blown on the job. My own story has
a happy ending, hope yours works out for you. I took out my owner's manual
and found an 800# on the warranty page. I called the "North American
Customer Response Center" (or something like that) and had a most pleasant
conversation with an actual, English-speaking human being. Frankly I was
shocked that I didn't have to wade thru an impossible maze automated
answering bullcrap. The NACRC created a request for an "AWA" (After
Warranty Adjustment) and forwarded it to the dealer of my choice. They
called me promptly, set up an appointment, and installed four new ball
joints plus repacked my wheel bearings and did a front-end alignment for a
total of $148. The AWA covered parts cost, and my $148 was for dealer
labor.

Final comment, let's say the ball joints cost a couple hundred bucks.
Therefore I think the whole job should come in under $400. Seven hundred is
way too much money.

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


>.... Then I
> get told I need new ball joints. The total for this she tells
> me is over
> $700 for them to do it. :-(
> Hoping I can do this myself?? 700 is a'lot of money. What's
> all involved and
> how hard is it? I think my new tires are getting choppy too,
> i assume from
> this problem? TIA
>
> DK
>
>
>
>
>
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