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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion
Re: FTE 80-96 - mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion
RE: FTE 80-96 - mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion
FTE 80-96 - RE: 96 F-250 Diesel
FTE 80-96 - Re: mustang headers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: mustang headers/302 HO swap
Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion
Re: FTE 80-96 - snow
Re: FTE 80-96 - snow
FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???
Re: FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???
FTE 80-96 - Re: electric fans
Re: FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???
FTE 80-96 - Diesel 5spd
FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: 96 F-250 Diesel
Re: FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: electric fans
FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD Hard Shifts
FTE 80-96 - Nasty shake
FTE 80-96 - mystery fluid solved

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 07:43:01 -0500
From: "duane" ibm.net>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - mileage

I have a 300 -6 with a SROD 4 speed and a 2.47 rear. I can get around 15 on
the hiway but I must downshift for the grades. I think I will go with a 3.08
this summer and probably get better mileage. My engine turns around 1200 at
60 mph, too low in the power curve. I think it is possible to go too far in
overgeearing and that is what I have now. Fourth is useless below 65 mph and
headwinds force me to downshift.

Duane Brosky
300-6
1984 F150


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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 06:54:52 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper" ee.lsu.edu>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion

Jeff..............Oil is now approaching $30/barrel and the price of gas
WILL go up. If you're worried about gas milage, why would you even think
about gettin a 460? From what I've read on this list, guys that have this
engine are happy to get 10mpg and usually get LESS.
For daily-driver, occasional odd job and deer-haulin, IMHO you would do
better with a small block or even a 6 cyl.
BTW My 87F150/302FI (135k original miles) gets 12mpg city and 14 mpg hwy.

Smeck

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Subject: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion


> Hey guys, I have a general question. I was looking in the classifieds
> and came across a '89 F-250 XLT 4x4 with a 460, it has about 130K on the
> original engine, the guy's only asking $2200 for it. It kinda sounds to
good
> to be true. Should I consider making him an offer? I was worried about the
> mileage, and was wondering if any of you guys had any experience with high
> miles on a 460, I'm kinda worried about gas mileage and overall
> dependability. It'll just be used for going to work everyday, and pulling
> the occasional deer out. Thanks guys. Jeff.
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:16:56 EST
From: RiTruckGuy aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - mileage

Duane,

Where are you located? I'm in Rhode Island. I have a set 3.08 gears sitting
in my garage that I'd love to trade for a 2.47. The 2.47 I have with my 300
SROD works great for me, but I tend to drive it a lot faster than 60...(I
commute 200 miles per day on it, almost all highway).

Thanks,
Bill
'97 F150 SC 4X4 4.6L
'82 F100 Flareside 4.9L
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:34:01 -0600
From: Andy Norris allenpress.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion

Jeff,

I've got an '89 F250 2wd 351. I get ~10 MPG. I love my truck, but it seems
to spend more time at the gas pump than in my garage. That sounds like a
good price for what it is, but it's doesn't sound like a daily driver.

Andy

At 10:52 PM 1-20-2000 -0500, you wrote:
> Hey guys, I have a general question. I was looking in the classifieds
> and came across a '89 F-250 XLT 4x4 with a 460, it has about 130K on the
> original engine, the guy's only asking $2200 for it. It kinda sounds to
> good to be true. Should I consider making him an offer? I was worried
> about the mileage, and was wondering if any of you guys had any
> experience with high miles on a 460, I'm kinda worried about gas mileage
> and overall dependability. It'll just be used for going to work everyday,
> and pulling the occasional deer out. Thanks guys. Jeff.
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:04:58 -0500
From: "Michael R. Dunbar" vtc.vsc.edu>
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - mileage

Mostly for sheer curiosity, what is a good gear ratio to use? My 89 F-150
gets decent gas mileage (I think, haven't done the numbers yet), but it
seems I have to downshift a lot on the highway. The majority of my driving
is done on the highways, it'd be great if I had some more high end. Thanks.

Mike Dunbar
89 F-150 XLT Lariat
White River Jct., Vermont

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

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 08:25:19 -0700
From: Robert Humble qmail.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion

>
>At 10:52 PM 1-20-2000 -0500, you wrote:
>> Hey guys, I have a general question. I was looking in the classifieds
>> and came across a '89 F-250 XLT 4x4 with a 460

I'm pleased when I get 10mpg on my E350 460 4.09. If mileage is a
priority, don't drive a 460. In fact, if you do, you'll be happiest when
you don't check the mileage.

Bob

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Date: 21 Jan 00 09:26:58 -0700
From: Dave McCormick njc.org>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: 96 F-250 Diesel

50k on it. Now
<'96's? Any other stuff that should be a problem? I know, I

Your truck should have a lot of life left in it. Commonly reported =
problems include trouble with glow plugs and the relay, also some front =
suspension problems (sagging) probably due to the increased weight of the =
diesel engine. I would change all the filters and fluids as a matter of =
course. Be sure to use premium coolant and Ford's coolant additive to =
help prevent cavitation problems. Can't speak to the reliability of the =
transmission, my 96 PSD has a manual. I have only 28K and have only had =
minor problems (coolant leak, differential seal leak, cruise control).

Dave



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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 11:29:45 -0600
From: "Moe Gendron" ev1.net>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: mustang headers

No, they won't fit a truck, not a f150, I put a 95 302HO crate motor
that came with mustang SS factory headers and had to replace
them, I think the driver side will hit the frame.
Moe
Houston




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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 12:50:47 EST
From: ACMERCGaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: mustang headers/302 HO swap

In a message dated 1/21/00 9:35:01 AM Pacific Standard Time, rocky50ev1.net
writes:

<< No, they won't fit a truck, not a f150, I put a 95 302HO crate motor
that came with mustang SS factory headers and had to replace
them, I think the driver side will hit the frame.
Moe
Houston >>
Moe,
I have been considering this swap myself... what did you do to take care of
the the diffrent firing orders? Use a Mustang Distributor? Or are they the
same (disty)? Did you use a diffrent intake? What about the oil pickup?
did you use the truck setup or the car?

Thanks,

Joe
Lost in jersey
One of life's mysteries is how a two pound box of
candy can make a woman gain five pounds.
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:02:08 -0500
From: "Theodore D. Mills" martnet.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion

I have a 91 F-250 4X4 460 with 3.55 gears.
I get about 10 mpg on a work commute that's about 33% highway and 66% "city
type driving.
My best so far is 12 mpg. I have not had a long pure highway trip with it
yet though....

Not too much worse that my 85 Ranger 4X2 2.8 V6 though...
That gets 14 to 15 mpg on the work run.
I'm using about 1/2 a tank more a week for work and I get lots more room,
4x4 for the snow, and A/C this summer!

My Ranger usually got 20 to 22 on a highway trip, best ever was 29 mpg.
Must have had a tail wind....

Towing is still unknown. The Ranger got 14 on highway towing my 16 foot
3000 lb camper. The short trip to Lancaster in October with the '250 and
camper I got 12 mpg. Another trip to Lancaster in November without the
camper got 12. Go figure...

I bought my 460 with 133000 miles on it. If it was well cared for (mine
seems to have been) I wouldn't worry.
Give it a good listen for bad sounds and take it for a long test drive. Try
both city & highway if you can.
Ask about repair history. If the seller won't give any info, then walk
unless you want a project truck. Then I'd say you're on your own.....


>Jeff..............Oil is now approaching $30/barrel and the price of gas
>WILL go up. If you're worried about gas milage, why would you even think
>about gettin a 460? From what I've read on this list, guys that have this
>engine are happy to get 10mpg and usually get LESS.

I always wanted a big block. You want to play, you gotta pay.

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>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 9:52 PM
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - truck opinion
>
>
>> Hey guys, I have a general question. I was looking in the classifieds
>> and came across a '89 F-250 XLT 4x4 with a 460, it has about 130K on the
>> original engine, the guy's only asking $2200 for it. It kinda sounds to
>good
>> to be true. Should I consider making him an offer? I was worried about the
>> mileage, and was wondering if any of you guys had any experience with high
>> miles on a 460, I'm kinda worried about gas mileage and overall
>> dependability. It'll just be used for going to work everyday, and pulling
>> the occasional deer out. Thanks guys. Jeff.
>> ______________________________________________________
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:32:03 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki little-mountain.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - snow

>Rather then blocks which become dangerous missiles in a panic stop or
>accident, why not try 40 lb bags of sand. That gives you the weight for
>the drive wheels plus if you get stuck, break open the bags to put sand
>under the wheels for traction...
>

Sand is cheap and it does not fly around as much as blocks, or pieces of
scrap steel or whatever. Could fill your bed with firewood. That way, if
you get stuck, you can build a fire to keep yourself warm! :-)


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:07:39 -0600
From: Andy Norris allenpress.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - snow

I used to put bags of the good-quality sand in the bed of my former small
truck and in the spring empty it into a sandbox at a park around the corner
from where I lived. The last couple winters in Kansas haven't been bad
enough to warrant the backache that accompanies getting all those bags into
the bed of the truck, though.

Andy

At 02:32 PM 1-21-2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >Rather then blocks which become dangerous missiles in a panic stop or
> >accident, why not try 40 lb bags of sand. That gives you the weight for
> >the drive wheels plus if you get stuck, break open the bags to put sand
> >under the wheels for traction...
> >
>
>Sand is cheap and it does not fly around as much as blocks, or pieces of
>scrap steel or whatever. Could fill your bed with firewood. That way, if
>you get stuck, you can build a fire to keep yourself warm! :-)
>
>
>Blake
>Little Mountain
>Concord, Ohio
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Date: 21 Jan 2000 12:54:03 -0800
From: "David W" spiritone.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???

Hello all,

My '90 F250 4x4 w/460, A4OD, 4.11 rear has 116,000 miles on it. For the
last
10,000 it has carried a 10 foot self contained camper in the bed. I
purchased
it used with 102,000 miles.

The transmission was a bit sluggish to shift, a small amount of "shift
flare" under LIGHT throttle 1-2 and 2-3, less with 3-4. Shifts were
much faster with more throttle.

Anyway, being pressed for time before a trip from Portland, OR to
Seattle, WA I took my truck to the local 10 minute oil change type place
for an oil change and transmission fluid flush and change. The fluid was
in decent condition, with a slightly darker than new fluid look to it. It
did not smell of being burnt, but I know I am putting a heavy load on
it with my camper and towing two jet ski's and I dont know if it had
been changed before.

It appeared to me the dispenser they used for bulk ATF said DEXRON
on the damn thing, even though this truck, if I understand it right, calls
for MERCON of some kind. Ever since this service was done about
2,000 miles ago, 1-2 and 2-3 shifts are better. But when cruising at
35-40mph in 4th gear with the torque converter locked, if I give the
gas just a *tiny* bit more of a push there is a shudder that develops.
Its like the turque converter is vibrating in and out of lock. (at least
thats what it feels like.) If I give just a bit MORE gas, it will stop
shuddering
and the rpm will drop! If I give a bit MORE gas, the converter will
unlock (as it should...), more past that and I get a 4-3 downshift (again,
as it should.) This started right away after the ATF change. But since
the 1-2/3-4 shifts were better....I thought it might just be some
friction surfaces needing to "get used" to new ATF.

My questions? Has anyone else had a service center put the wrong
ATF in your Ford transmission? If so, what happened? I have a trip
in March to California to visit some of the in-laws. I will be driving
the truck, taking the wife and kids and towing our jet ski's. Tranny
trouble on the road is the LEAST thing I want to deal with.

I have been considering putting in a B&K shift improver kit. In the
opinion of the group, especialy those who have installed one of these
things, would it help? Any information is appreciated.

- -David

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 15:15:11 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper" sol.ee.lsu.edu>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???

David, If it's got C*#y transmission fluid, IMHO it would be a good idea to
flush again and refill with FORD type asap.
Smeck
P.S. Add a can of Trans-X for good measure. (works for me 8^>)


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From: David W spiritone.com>

I took my truck to the local 10 minute oil change type place
> for an oil change and transmission fluid flush and change

> It appeared to me the dispenser they used for bulk ATF said DEXRON
> on the damn thing, even though this truck, if I understand it right, calls
> for MERCON of some kind


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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 16:41:26 -0600
From: "Steven McCullough" gsbs3.gs.uth.tmc.edu>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: electric fans

Exactly, alternators get harder to turn when you place more load on them for
the same reason an electric motor turns harder when you supply more power to
it. The magnetic force is increasing and resisting the passing of the
electromagnets in the armature. Heck start up a warm motor with no
electrical load, then kick on all the lights and the heater fan - you can
hear the alternator pull down the engine - it will also whine more due to
the increased load on the belt/bearings....

I think the real question for electric fans (for most of us - you guys doing
a lot of towing don't apply here) is which one pulls enough air at idle or a
slow pace. How big is a radiator? lets say 24" x 24" or four square feet.
At 10 mph, or 52,800 feet per hour or 880 feet per minute, thats 3520 cfm
passing throught the radiator (lets ignore the losses through the radiator.)
so above say 20 MPH your getting plenty of airflow without the fan. So the
benefit of that big ole clutch driven fan spinning away at 80% of 2500 rpm
is just to wear out your water pump bearings (unless your towing or have a
30 mph tailwind :)). I made the mistake of buying a hayden severe duty
clutch and that thing never disengages unless I'm on the highway for 20+
minutes and the outside air temp is below 80 degrees (which is rare here in
houston). I'm just sick of listening to the roar all the time - and yet its
a noticable seat of the pants difference in accelleration when the thing
finally decides to disengage.

So how much air does a clutch driven fan move at idle or up to 1500 RPM?
More than an electric running balls out? I don't know, but that would be
the determining factor for me......

Just a thought

Steve

> First, can anyone tell my why an altenator would pull harder with
electrical components turned on? I've > had altenators apart and there are
no areas that I would see that would tend to drag with additional >
current requirements. The only thing I could think of would be a change in
the magnetic flux that resists > the turning of the armature. (???)



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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:50:16 EST
From: FULSZBRONCaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Right kind of transmission fluid???

DO NOT put Type F fluid in this tranny. Mercon is Fords name for Dexron.
Dexron II (or III) is acceptable. What you feel is very likely the torque
converter, usually a fluid change takes care of that but I wonder if they
drained the converter as they should have when they did the tranny service
for you. Best advice is to do a COMPLETE drain and refill. If for some
reason that doesn't solve it THEN try a dose of Trans-X or some other magical
cure-in-a-can. (don't believe in that sort of thing unless it's used as a
last resort-I've successfully used SeaFoam Transmission Tune-up to delay
replacing transmissions when failure was inevitable-also have noticed some
list members endorsing Trans-X)
Good Luck
Alex

<< David, If it's got C*#y transmission fluid, IMHO it would be a good idea
to
flush again and refill with FORD type asap.
Smeck
P.S. Add a can of Trans-X for good measure. (works for me 8^>) >>
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 15:28:07 PST
From: "barry mitchell" hotmail.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Diesel 5spd

Help!!! need 5spd tranny for 89 F450 Super Duty Rollback wrecker

Thanks

Barry
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:33:40 EST
From: SlamedF150aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid

what kind of trany fluid goes in an 87 f-150 C6
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:51:52 EST
From: FULSZBRONCaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid

<< what kind of trany fluid goes in an 87 f-150 C6 >>

answer:Dexron II
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:11:58 -0600
From: "ab" uab.campuscwix.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: 96 F-250 Diesel

How does cavitation manifest it's bad self ? I just fixed a small leak at the thermostat and have been running it for a while to get the temp up and the 'stat open, and had in the back of my mind that there probably is some "thing" with a diesel that you have to bleed the air from the cooling system. Problem is, it's "hard winter" here, 15F wind chill (anything below 70F is winter to me :-) ), and it taking forever to warm up. What does the additive do?
thanks, bg

Dave McCormick wrote:

> Be sure to use premium coolant and Ford's coolant additive to help prevent cavitation problems. Dave
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:42:30 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy uswest.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - what kind of tanny fluid

Haynes says:

C4, C6, AOD---1980---Dexron II (Ford Part # D7-AZ-19582-A,B)
----1981 on---Mercon (Ford Part # XT-2-QDX or DDX)

C4--9.6 to 10 quarts
C5--11 quarts
C6--11.7 to13.5 quarts
AOD--12 quarts
E4OD--16.2 to 17.7 quarts

Bob


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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 20:51:13 EST
From: FULSZBRONCaol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: electric fans

<< So how much air does a clutch driven fan move at idle or up to 1500 RPM?
More than an electric running balls out? I don't know, but that would be
the determining factor for me...... >>
Warning!! A bit of a long post. (sorry)

I really can't quantify the amount of air that electric fans move in
comparison to water pump driven fans, there's too many variables between fan
blade pitch and slippage within the fan clutches etc., but I can vouch for
the electrics from my own experiences. I'm currently running an electric fan
on my 351W automatic that I salvaged from a wrecked '98 Ford cop car...Crown
Vics have an electric fan in addition to the one on the engine, which the
computer turns on with the a/c and/or when the motor gets above a certain
temperature (about 220degrees, I think)...escpecally happens during their
long idle times. I don't make use of the shroud (threw it away with the
factory fan clutch set up) and even on the hottest days the engine doesn't
get as warm as it did before. I have a 195 degree Horton fan-stat screwed
into the water port in the intake manifold to automatically control the fan
(wired through a generic 30amp relay). As long as I'm moving and not
hot-rodding the engine, the fan stays off.
I found that when I'd changed my gear ratio from 3.50:1 to 3.0:1 (looking for
that elusive thing called gas mileage 75+ mph) my C6 transmission was
getting much hotter at low speeds, especially during stop and go situations
or when pulling long grade. So, I wired a second fan into the system and
mounted to the auxiliary transmission cooler I'd installed.
I just now ran out to my truck with multi-meter in hand to see how much
they draw on my charging system (with BOTH fans on): only 14.5 amps.....
not too bad!! As for gas mileage? Out here in the wide-open West, using 85
octane pump gas through a thirsty Holly 4bbl, gearing that puts me at 26 mph
per 1000 rpm, an abnormally heavy right foot , wide tires and the
aerodynamics of a billboard, I get a consistent 13.2-13.6 mpg highway, and 10
in town. Better than a 460, and maybe worse than the 300 I6 and 302, but
with power to spare.
Just my 2 cents worth
Alex
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 19:54:37 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier" gte.net>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD Hard Shifts

>Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 17:29:52 -0800
>From: "Pinson" speakeasy.org>
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - E4OD

>Just wanted to know if anyone has ever experienced a problem with Teeth
>rattling shifts with the E4OD tranny? Mine started shifting ultra hard
this
>week and I don't have a clue what might cause this

>Britt Pinson


My '92 would do it occaisionally with the old E4OD, will do it sometimes
with the rebuilt E4OD.
My uncle said it did it from new. So you are not alone!!!

Dave H.
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 22:40:13 -0800
From: "Kevin Moore" earthlink.net>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Nasty shake

Hello guys.

I have an 87 F250 4x4 with a 302 and a 4 speed. At any speed, I have a
constant shake. The transmission lever and everything shakes like crazy. I
was trying to see if it would go away as I gained speed but the police
stopped me at about 72mph OUCH! 72 in a 55 amounts to about $53 here in
Idaho.

Anyway, any suggestions?

Thanks.
Kevin

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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 00:04:09 -0600 (CST)
From: DTrowbridgewebtv.net (David Trowbridge)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - mystery fluid solved

hey guys, i found out what was leaking in the cab of my truck. it
apears that a little bit of tranny fluid leaked onto a vacuum line every
time i put fluid in. because the trnny was leaking i was always filling
it up. over time this vacuum line sucked fluid into the cab where it
was deposited on my floor board! thanx for everyones input.

David
85 F-150 300 I6

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