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fordtrucks80up-digest Thursday, October 2 1997 Volume 01 : Number 141



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In this issue:

RE: '92 F250 Fuel Problem [Steven McCullough
Re: Winches [BigDogF250 aol.com]
Re: Winches [John Yee ]
Re: Winches [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Xfer case oil ? [PhilDyson aol.com]
Re: Xfer case oil ? [MD Wayment ]
Re: Ford Ranger MPG ["Bryce T. Beyler" ]
Re: Winches [BigDogF250 aol.com]
Re: FW: Oil Filters ?... [Lehmandp aol.com]
ADMIN: Window stickers, complete information and answers. [Ken Payne
When do 98 (or 99??) new design F250/350 crew cabs hit the streets? [MD W]
1999 HD F250 & 350 [Michael Ruth ]
Re: 1999 HD F250 & 350 [MD Wayment ]

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 13:17:24 -0500
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: RE: '92 F250 Fuel Problem

James,

Had the exact same problem on a 1990 F150 - I mean exactly.

Basically, your fuel pump is dying, mine just got worse and worse
until it quit - while it still works, you should suck that tank dry
now while you can if you plan on dropping the tank, although
I found it much easier to lift off the bed and replace both
at the same time (when the second one was dying of course)

Steven McCullough
Houston, TX also

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From: Beaman, James [SMTP:james.beaman lmco.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 1997 8:36 AM
To: 'fordtrucks80up ListService.net'
Subject: '92 F250 Fuel Problem

I have been experiencing a problem using fuel from the front tank of
my'92 F250. The symtoms are these: when I am using the rear tank and
switch to the front tank while driving, the engine will stop if I don't
switch back in time. However, if I repeat this drill enough, it will
eventually begin running from the front. Sometimes it takes longer than
other times. After I get it switched over, I can switch it back and
forth with no problem unless I leave it on the rear tank too long
(probably over an hour). Likewise, if I have been driving on the front
tank and park, it will not start on the front tank unless I come back to
it within an hour or so. Is my fuel pump going out or does this sound
like a priming problem? Anyone experienced or heard of anything like
this?

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas




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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 14:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: BigDogF250 aol.com
Subject: Re: Winches

Tim,
I personally don't have a winch but one of my buddys do and ill tell you it's
sure saved our butt more than once, he has a 9000 pull rating but i would
suspect a smaller one would do fine,
Matt

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 10:43:42 -0700
From: John Yee
Subject: Re: Winches

At 02:25 PM 10/1/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Tim,
>I personally don't have a winch but one of my buddys do and ill tell you it's
>sure saved our butt more than once, he has a 9000 pull rating but i would
>suspect a smaller one would do fine,

There is also a hydraulic version by a company called Mile Marker.
It hooks into the power steering pump, and uses high pressure cables.
I know very little about this product,
but it looks interesting. A lot lighter than the equivalent Electric winch.
I'd be a bit concerned about what kind of problems it would cause the Power
Steering pump.

Does anybody have experience with this product?

www.milemarker.com if you want to check it out.

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 13:05:09 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Winches

quadrai wrote:
>
> I am looking for experience with electric winches. I purchased a 1994 Ford
> F150 4x4 recently and want to put a winch on it. Thanks,
>
I have it on good authority that 4X4 Power magazine is going to do an
electric winch test in their next issue.

TC

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 16:42:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: PhilDyson aol.com
Subject: Re: Xfer case oil ?

Some x-fer cases do use gear oil, but as far as I know none of the late model
new process or borg warners do. Xmission fluid all the way, just make sure
the case you look up in the book is the case you have on your truck. If you
have a lot of noise the chain may be stretched, usually a russling sound. If
it makes a popping sound get it fixed right away.
Phil

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 14:35:31 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: Re: Xfer case oil ?

ATF Dexron II or III is used in manual tranny's because of the needle
bearings.
Regular lube oil can't get in there to the small spaces. Thats the only
reason.
ATF is like 5W oil, very thin. Still, check with your dealer.

David J. Baldwin wrote:

> Bakend aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > My 87 Ranger had gear lube in the transfer case when I rebuilt it. I see in
> > the Chiltons manual it calls for DexronII. Is the book right? Does it make a
> > difference? It would seem to be a major difference to me! What do you run in
> > yours? Is this aquick fix to quiet down a noisy Xfer case? Or what?
> > Any help or opinions?
> > Dennis Baken
>
> Oooh. I would get a second opinion. Might call your local dealer's
> service department and check with them. I would expect gear lube, but
> other lubricants in manual gearboxes is not unheard of. I had 4 speed
> 'box in a '63 Jag that took SAE 30 motor oil (non-sync 1st shrieked like
> a scalded cat).
> I definitely wouldn't go far without double-checking this first.
>
> By the way, congrats on the rebuild. You didn't find anything fraged?
>
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> Dave Baldwin
> Dallas, TX
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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 20:55:07 -0400
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ford Ranger MPG

I guess I'll quit whining about my mileage then...I've got a '97 SuperCab
4x4 with a 4.0L, manual trans, 3.73 gears and 265/70-15 tires (no cap or
covers, just straight of o' the factory). After 13K miles, I've
consistently gotten 19mpg +/-0.5. This is in 2wd mode in a combo of
city/highway driving.

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x4
'95 Contour SE MTX

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> From: MR JOSH J TENNEY
> To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
> Subject: re: Ford Ranger MPG
> Date: Wednesday, October 01, 1997 2:34 PM
> I just bought a '98 witha 4.0L and a stick. 4x2, regular cab and
> shortbox. My first tank was almost 21, and my second tank was 19.5.
> I was amazed! I don't expect to get much better once the engine is
> broken in. I am one happy ranger owner. :-)
>
> Josh

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 21:06:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: BigDogF250 aol.com
Subject: Re: Winches

I've also heard about winches that run off the motor , they hook into the
transfer case or something like that,
Matt

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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 21:25:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lehmandp aol.com
Subject: Re: FW: Oil Filters ?...

In a message dated 97-09-29 21:40:30 EDT, you write:

On the Toyota list I s*bscribe to; one topic of religious opinions is
> that of Toyota Oil Filters vs. aftermarket (usually Fram)...
>
> My question to this list is what is the Oil Filter brand of choice for
> gasoline Ford Trucks. Is there any reason why I should pay the extra
> bucks to the Ford parts man instead of using a Fram? Anyone like any
> other aftermarket brands?
>
>
> thanx
> Bob
>
> '97 Explorer XLT
>>

Bob,

I prefer the Motorcraft oil filters over the Fram part because I believe the
check valve works better in the Motorcraft ($3.29 from Kmart). This check
valve keeps oil up in the engine after it's been shut off.

I usually change oil after the truck has sat overnight. The oil is well
drained into the pan and the multi-weight oil has the lowest viscosity when
cold. The Motorcraft is messier because it's holding back more oil.

Pretty scientific, huh!

- -David :-)

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 22:03:19 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Window stickers, complete information and answers.

Here are the answers to everyone's questions:

1. Stickers are one color: white on a clear background.
I choose white instead of Ford blue because Ford blue
won't show up on many windows with tinting.

2. Stickers cost me $140.00 for 100, making them a $1.40
each. Price drops after 100 as the initial price
includes screen setup.

3. Company is here in Atlanta, send me private email if
you want more info. Net searches on bumper sticker
printing will give you local information if you'd rather
handle it that way.

4. I'm giving them the design on disk as a JPG formated
file.

5. Preliminary sticker design is on the web site.
http://www.ford-trucks.com
Go to the bottom of the page and you'll see the link.
Sticker design is simple and to the point. Perhaps
in the future they'll get colorful. I'm open to suggestions
and submissions for the current sticker but it has
to stay one color or the cost goes up.

6. Sticker size is 12" x 3".

6. I'm selling them for $3.00. This includes shipping.
Money will go to support the web site/list expenses. Some
possibilities for an additional list are in the works.
The 1980+ list is getting rather large, bigger than the
other two lists combined. Let me know if anyone has
suggestions (such as a SUV list).

7. Send a check or money order is:
Kenneth Payne
FTE, Attn: Sticker
P.O. Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048
Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping. Stickers will go to press this
Monday.

8. After first 50 ship, I'll send out the freebie stickers
promised to donators. I still have the addresses. If I miss
someone, let me know.

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 20:11:32 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: When do 98 (or 99??) new design F250/350 crew cabs hit the streets?

Are you sure the 1999 heavy duty new design will be available in March
98?

In particular, does this go for the F250 and F350 Crew Cab's?
Anyone,

Per the e-mail below referencing March 98 (???) as the first avilability
of the new design F250/350 HD Crew Cabs, when do you think I can start
to order a 98 F250 HD crew cab or F350 HD crew cab with the new improved
styling upgrade over the old box design?

Any official release dates yet? Will it even be called a 98 or will it
be an early release of a 99? I'm confused.

Is it true that the F250 HD crew cab only comes in the short bed and
that if you want a long bed crew cab you have to go with the F350 HD
crew cab?

My local dealer told me out here in Calif I could order right now a new
design 98 F250 HD Crew Cab for delivery in Jan 98. Is he wrong or just
blowing smoke? He probably wants me to buy his old crew cabs I bet.
Hope someone has good poop out there!

Help!!

Tim wrote:

> The 1997 Ford Crew Cab 4x4 with the Navistar 7.3L PowerStroke turbodiesel
> has manual locking front hubs. Since the heavy duty Ford pickups will be
> redesigned for the 1999 model year and be available in March 1998, does
> anyone know whether the 1999 Ford Crew Cab 4x4 with the Navistar 7.3L
> PowerStroke turbodiesel will have shift-on-the-fly? Also, does anyone
> know whether the PowerStroke engine will be significantly changed for the
> 1999 model year? The 1999 heavy duty Ford pickups are suppose to get the
> newer cab design. For comparison, my impression is that the Dodge Ram
> Quad Cab 4x4 with the Cummins turbodiesel has shift-on-the-fly.
>
> Tim
> singleto umich.edu



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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 23:29:41 -0400
From: Michael Ruth
Subject: 1999 HD F250 & 350

Here's the poop everyone. My neighbor/ best friend works at a Baltimore
Ford Store and he said the following:
Release date officially is January 1, 1998
They will be around before that but will not sell any till then, so
ordering will open in November sometime. Also, 10 cyl models wil be
available! The launches will be gradual, so you may not be able to get
an Xtra Cab or crew cab right away. Hold tight because all models
released will be 1999 models and the truck will look like it eats Rams
for Breakfast and Dinner. ther info was that the Powerstroke will be
tweaked alittle just to say it has been improved. Why improve on an
already great thing??? I love my 1995 F-250 HD 4X4 Powerstroke!
Anyway, mine will be on order as soon as the computer accepts it!
Any questions? I'll try to answer them as they become available.
Mike (xplorit erols.com)
1995 F-250 HD 4X4 Powerstroke
1994 E.B. Explorer 4X4
1989 Merkur Scorpio 5-speed
1988 Merkur XR4Ti 5-speed

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Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 20:53:08 -0700
From: MD Wayment
Subject: Re: 1999 HD F250 & 350

So your talking about the heavy duty F250 and F350's in general, right? Not
just the crew cabs?

So am I to infer that if I want a new style crew cab, be it a 250 or 350, I
might be able to order as early as November?

Sounds like they are doing the same thing when they released the 97 F150s 1
1/2 years to get a leg up on the compitition and stay fresh longer. It
worked for the 97 F150 so why not?

Also, will they publish a seperate brochure for the 99 heavy duty's?

Michael Ruth wrote:

> Here's the poop everyone. My neighbor/ best friend works at a Baltimore
> Ford Store and he said the following:
> Release date officially is January 1, 1998
> They will be around before that but will not sell any till then, so
> ordering will open in November sometime. Also, 10 cyl models wil be
> available! The launches will be gradual, so you may not be able to get
> an Xtra Cab or crew cab right away. Hold tight because all models
> released will be 1999 models and the truck will look like it eats Rams
> for Breakfast and Dinner. ther info was that the Powerstroke will be
> tweaked alittle just to say it has been improved. Why improve on an
> already great thing??? I love my 1995 F-250 HD 4X4 Powerstroke!
> Anyway, mine will be on order as soon as the computer accepts it!
> Any questions? I'll try to answer them as they become available.
> Mike (xplorit erols.com)
> 1995 F-250 HD 4X4 Powerstroke
> 1994 E.B. Explorer 4X4
> 1989 Merkur Scorpio 5-speed
> 1988 Merkur XR4Ti 5-speed
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