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Even when I leave the tailgate up the trash still blows out so I thought
about totally removing the bed of my truck. That way the weight saving
compensate for not having the tailgate down.
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Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Tailgate Up? Or Tailgate Down?
I thought this was settled a long time ago. Leaving the tailgate down
does nothing but spread trash around the interstate. When Billybob
drops the tailgate, drives 10 miles to another gas station and fills up
again, he does the math and figures two more miles to the gallon! Of
course, he was also getting only ten before and now he's up to 12!!! He
doesn't think a 20% increase in mileage just for dropping the tailgate
would be unusual. In fact, he's expecting it. That way he doesn't have
to use any brainpower to figure that the whole ten mile trip was down a
45% slope and he had to keep his brakes on just to keep it under 80mph.
Or when he got there, the fact he parked on a slope which diddn't allow
him to fill it up to the same level as before. No more/ no less. It's
the same lack of logic that stops appropriate fixes for medical problems
or crime or gun "control". Is there not an engineer on the list with a
proper but simple explanation of the aerodynamics involved that can put
this to rest?
I'm sorry but I forget what your original post read. But if my poor memory
serves me, didn't you say that this plug is under your dash? I heard that
there is a plug under the dash that accepts a switch for electric trailer
I'm not sure if this will help but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Thanks Bob...we found out that it was the receptacle for
the EEC power relay..
At 02:20 PM 4/6/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm sorry but I forget what your original post read. But if my poor memory
>serves me, didn't you say that this plug is under your dash? I heard that
>there is a plug under the dash that accepts a switch for electric trailer
>I'm not sure if this will help but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
>94 F-150 4X4 SC 5.0 E4OD
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From: johnhfleming juno.com
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 12:50:52 -0700
Subject: F and FN
What's are they? I know FE but not F and FN. I have an '86 F150 5L and
need to replace the radiator. They asked me if I had an F or an FN motor.
When i tested the mileage difference between them i didn't get any big
difference, i thought without the drag against the tailgate up it would help
but nothing happened. the only thing that really helped me with gas mileage
went from 12 or 12.5 to almost 15 was removing my lead foot. kept her under
2000 rpm most of the time and tried not to do too many full throttle take
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I've got an '81 F250 4wd that just started lighting up the brake light
(again!). It's got a new master cylinder, new slaves in the rear and
all new brake lines, and I haven't had a problem with it for about a
year. With all of the new parts on it, none older than 2 years, I
wonder what could be wrong. The truck is old enough that when I had
problems with it, the solution was invariably the nastiest, oldest part
on the truck and easy to find.
Anyway the truck brakes fine, slides on gravel on all four tires during
a panic stop and seems to stop straight ahead. How does one
troubleshoot brake problems beyond this? Is there any way to tell where
the problem is? The fluid level is fine, brakes seem firm, braking is
OK, and the light comes and goes apparently without cause. Sometimes
it's on, sometimes not. Where should I start looking/ how do I narrow
the problem down? It's apparently not the wire, I wiggled it and
re-seated it without changing the symptoms. Any help would be
At 08:22 PM 4/6/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I've got an '81 F250 4wd that just started lighting up the brake light
>(again!). It's got a new master cylinder, new slaves in the rear and
>all new brake lines, and I haven't had a problem with it for about a
>year. With all of the new parts on it, none older than 2 years, I
>wonder what could be wrong. The truck is old enough that when I had
>problems with it, the solution was invariably the nastiest, oldest part
>on the truck and easy to find.
Is that a new or rebuilt master cylinder? I replaced mine with a rebuilt
and 3 or 4 days after warranty the brake light came on again. Fluid was
seeping past one of the seals, a new master cylinder solved the problem.
Pedal did feel kind of soft, but other than that it worked fine. Just not
worth messing with brake stuff though.
I am in the market for an older diesel.
2wd f350 extended or crew cab , dually
i need to find one under 5000$
so yes it will need some work
it will probably be an 80's model maybe early 90's
the trucks here in arkansas are cheap.
so what do i need to look out fro in the 6.9 and 7.3 diesels.
i want one that will pull good and cruiser on the highway good at 65-70mph
and the automatic of those years is a c-6 so with a 4.11 ratio.
that would be revving pretty high right??
I need to know exactly what to look for like any information i need to ask the previous owner like do they need head work after 100,000 miles or anything like that. also what mpg and life should i expect from a well maintained
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