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80-96-list Digest Sun, 24 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 200

In This Issue:
Re: powerless truck
Re: body lift and suspension lifts.
Re: powerless truck
Re: body lift and suspension lifts.
Re: body lift and suspension lifts.
Help w/ F350

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Date: 24 Sep 2000 07:15:31 -0700
From: Gary Peterson <cowboy350 go.com>
Subject: Re: powerless truck

I would say your cat is plugged. I had this happen recently to both my '86 300 I6 and my '96 300 I6. The '96 acted exactly like you described. The exhaust was much louder than normal and I couldn't get over 40 mph on flat ground. I would check into this first. I noticed a HUGE increase in power in both of my trucks after fixing this.

Gary


On Sat, 23 September 2000, kb9odg.mark juno.com wrote:


> I've been thinking that my catalytic converter is going bad, but I've
> been told that the exhaust would be very quite if that were to happen.  I
> thought maybe something up front was too tight, like the alt, power
> steering pump, or something like that, but the way the engine starts up
> fine, and then after 3 sec. the engine then decides to start dying.  I
> was told it could be the high pressure fuel pump, but I can hear that
> during it's cycle time before I start the engine.  I was told to start
> the truck and listen to the high pressure pump to see if it is whining
> more than usual, but the truck starts right away.


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From: Nite4x aol.com
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 13:16:38 EDT
Subject: Re: body lift and suspension lifts.

In a message dated 9/24/00 02:09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, sclemons vt.edu
writes:

<< Did you swap in the AOD? What's the transmission code on the door? More
than likely you've got an E4OD. 0.68 overdrive is why you're still managing
16 mpg

>92 F150 4x4 RC-LB, 302/AOD/3.55,  >>
E4OD has the button on the shifter, AOD does not.  the reason I am getting
that mileage is because I am running a tire that is 10% bigger, reducing the
final drive ratio, and keeping the revs down on the highway.  I would get
better mileage, but the hills here on the east coast require more
downshifting than say, the midwest or so-cal.

Joe
92 F150

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From: kb9odg.mark juno.com
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 14:03:10 -0500
Subject: Re: powerless truck

Yes, the electrical connector that plugs into the coil.  The terminals
had corroded and it was cutting out.  I'm going to check the timing
today, your not the first person to suggest that.  Thanks for the help.

- Mark


> It sounds like a weak spark or your ignition timing is off.... maybe
>
> retarded.  But, what do you mean by "coil plug"?  Do you mean the
> electrical
> connector at the ignition coil ......or something else?
> Alex
>
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From: "Michael J. Pasznik, Jr." <mjp exit109.com>
Subject: Re: body lift and suspension lifts.
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 00:01:24 -0400

Hey there,

   I had the same idea and solved the problem for about $100 or so, not
including the new shocks I chose to put on.  I got some Moog Cargo Coil
heavy-duty progressive springs for the front of my '95 F150 302, spent a
couple of hours swapping them in (it's a really easy job), and when I
dropped the wheels back on the ground the front of the truck had been raised
a full 1.5".  A wheel alignment later to adjust for the "\  /" look of my
wheels and the thing rides and looks like a champ.  I used the "lift" to
handle the rake just as you're looking to do -- the MT 31"'s I have under
the wells look a whole lot better now, and the increased wheel travels comes
in handy.
   Good luck with the job, whichever route you decide to take, and heed the
warnings of the other guys as far as performance goes.  I ended up putting a
full exhaust on the truck (shorty headers on back) to get the thing to
cruise nicely on the highway again.  The 33"'s will be worse.

-Mike

> ------------------------------
> From: "ideasusr" <ideasusr home.com>
> Subject: Re: body lift and suspension lifts.
> Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 17:21:38 -0500
>
> I too have checking into lifting my 93' F-150 SC, but I have heard so many
> mixed stories. All I would like to do is take care of the "rake" and be
able
> to fit 33" tires on my truck and not have to worry about changing gears or
> driveshaft angles. As it stand now my truck runs like an elephant on a
> Stairmaster, any other hints to boost its performance would be greatly
> appreciated along with any info on lifting it.
>
> Thanks



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Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 00:26:15 -0400
From: Shawn Clemons <sclemons vt.edu>
Subject: Re: body lift and suspension lifts.

>E4OD has the button on the shifter, AOD does not.

Yeah, but my question has more to do with if and why you've got an AOD
(probably AODE) in that truck. AFAIK, the AOD was axed after 91 due to
being incompatible with the PSOM and upgraded PCM.

I'm not saying you don't have one -- just wondering why you do. Is it
Canadian build? Early build '92? What's the tranny code, BTW?

Speaking of which, did you recalibrate the PSOM to the larger tire?

>the reason I am getting
>that mileage is because I am running a tire that is 10% bigger, reducing the
>final drive ratio, and keeping the revs down on the highway.  I would get
>better mileage, but the hills here on the east coast require more
>downshifting than say, the midwest or so-cal.

Exactly why 16 seems so high. My mileage went up with bigger tires for
similar reasons, but the loss of gearing meant shifting out of OD much more
often to maintain highway speeds.
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'90 Bronco XLT 5.0EFI M5OD 4.10LS 4" 35's
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Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 05:17:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com>
Subject: Help w/ F350

Hey all,
I know this question concerns a truck outside our list but I am hoping someone on this list might
have some insight. I have a friend with a 97 F350 diesel. He is having problems with the heating
system in the truck and thinks it might be the heater core that needs to be replaced. The truck is
in Oklahoma so really cold weather is not a problem. Two part question here, A.-if it is the
heater core how hard is it to change??? B.- what else might be the culprit. Thanks in advance for
the help.

Thanks,

Paul Rozell
65 F100 460
96 F150 SC

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