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80-96-list Digest Tue, 12 Dec 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 258

In This Issue:
keeping warm
Re: keeping warm
Re: keeping warm
C-4 tranny fluid flow
Borg Warner T-18

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From: DTrowbridge webtv.net (David Trowbridge)
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 23:54:36 -0600 (CST)
Subject: keeping warm


well, on my way home from work tonight my temp gauge barely got above
the C mark, and my aftermarket temp gauge never read over 130 degrees F.
is this ok if its real cold outside?  i'm not used to having temps in
the teens outside.  i've got a 180 degree stat, and it normally runs
between 160-180 on 50 degree days.  so is this normal?

and another thing.  now that it is real cold, i'm noticeing that my
tranny does not shift into 3rd gear unil i've drivn about 2 miles down
the road.  it has always done this since i got it rebuilt, but it seems
to be worse when it is cold outside.  now i d remember seeing carbon
fiber and kevlar parts were used in the rebuild.  could this be the
reason it does this?  or is this normal in colder climates?  thanx

David
85 F-150  300 I6
C-4 3 speed auto 2.47 FDR


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From: "big red" <big_red_59 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: keeping warm
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 06:37:27


As far as your temp is concerned, I wouldn't worry about it. I live in it
and my 87 5.0 usually stays at or below the N no matter how hot or cold it
is outside and that is with the 180` thermostat in also. Only time it's
gotten higher is when I lost both the fan clutch and the water pump at the
same time in the middle of a traffic jam. As far as the tranny shifting
thing I can't help you there unfortunatly. I have the C-6 and I haven't
noticed it ever not shifting like normal. I always warm her up in neutral on
cold days for a little bit to get the fluid flowing. The 5-speed in the car
is a whole nother story.
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From: "Andrew Abrams" <marcellus_metalcasters hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: keeping warm
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 17:41:46 -0500


With the engine running cooler than designed there might be some performance
or economy differences.  If the temperature did not get high enough to heat
the cab, that would be a good indication that the thermostat was bad, but
since you have some increase in temp the old "piece of cardboard in front of
the radiator trick" would get your temp back into range.  Don't cover the
whole surface though, you want some cooling.

As far as shifting in cold weather, I've not really noticed it on any of my
trucks, but it wouldn't surprise me if it happened.


Andrew Abrams
Marcellus Metalcasters, Inc
Gray Ductile and Alloy Iron Castings
Steel Fabrications
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From: "David Trowbridge" <DTrowbridge webtv.net>
To: <80-96-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 12:54 AM
Subject: [80-96-list] keeping warm


>
> well, on my way home from work tonight my temp gauge barely got above
> the C mark, and my aftermarket temp gauge never read over 130 degrees F.
> is this ok if its real cold outside?  i'm not used to having temps in
> the teens outside.  i've got a 180 degree stat, and it normally runs
> between 160-180 on 50 degree days.  so is this normal?
>
> and another thing.  now that it is real cold, i'm noticeing that my
> tranny does not shift into 3rd gear unil i've drivn about 2 miles down
> the road.  it has always done this since i got it rebuilt, but it seems
> to be worse when it is cold outside.  now i d remember seeing carbon
> fiber and kevlar parts were used in the rebuild.  could this be the
> reason it does this?  or is this normal in colder climates?  thanx
>
> David
> 85 F-150  300 I6
> C-4 3 speed auto 2.47 FDR
>
>
>

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From: acor <acornish aebc.com>
Subject: C-4 tranny fluid flow
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 20:29:23 -0800


Dave - I recently added a B&M Supercooler and temp gauge to my F250/E4OD.
According to their info for the C4, the front line goes out to the rad
cooler and returns via the rear line. They suggest the fluid should flow
through the rad cooler first, then through the add-on cooler then back to
the tranny...good luck...

Al Cornish
91 F250 4x4, E4OD, 410
99 Saturn


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From: "Luke Schreier" <lschrei2 bigred.unl.edu>
Subject: Borg Warner T-18
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 01:14:51 -0600


I'm sure it has been asked before, but does anyone have the transmission
ratios for the T-18 manual transmission used in 1989 F-150's?

Luke Schreier


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