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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 16:04:43 -0600 (MDT)
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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, August 20 1997 Volume 01 : Number 006




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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 13:50:23 -0800
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: Rough running 90 model F150 4.9 L

>Any suggestions for a rough running (at starting, during idle and under
>load) 4.9L six? I have changed Ignition wires, plugs, Dist. Cap, rotor,
>fuel filter, air filter, added injector cleaner and water remover to the
>gas, and have visually checked for vacuum leaks and loose wires. This
>is about all I can do with the limited equipment that I have. My next
>door neighbor has the same problem (with the same engine) but only when
>he selects the front fuel tank. When he uses the rear tank the truck
>runs fine. Mine runs rough on either tank.
>
>I buy gas for the truck and my wife's Taurus from the same station
>(Texaco) and the Taurus runs very smoothly.
>
>Any ideas would be appreciated.
>
>
>Chuck Biggs

Do a compression check. You may have a leaky cylinder.

Mark Ponsford

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 16:03:24 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
Subject: Re: 2.0 Ranger Performance

Hey ya Randy...

What year mdl is this? carbeurated, or fuel injected?

Josh --> '88 Ranger



Randy L. Hatcher wrote:

> is there a way to get more hi-power performance out
> of the 2.0 with stick shift,without a lot of $$..
>
> afn23242 afn.org
> Randy Hatcher
>

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 97 14:08:00 PDT
From: Russ Hampsten
Subject: Introduction and Thanks

{I sent this last friday, but I think the list was down and it did not
get through, sorry if this is a repeat...}

I just wanted to introduce myself to the list as I have already
benefited from it. I extensively used Ken Payne's list archives and
Jason Lester's power stoke web page in my research of a new truck.

I will pick up my new F250HD 4X4 SC Power Stroke tomorrow {Actually
that was last weekend, I got it now}. It was a tough choice to go
with the old body style especially not knowing what the new
F250HD/F350 will even be (I can't believe it will look like the
pictures on the Ford Truck's web site).

I looked at a lot of used power strokes and could find anything I
really wanted and liked the way it drove. Very few '96 used ones out
there and they want top dollar for them too (many were more then I
paid for my NEW 97). All the '95s I drove seemed down on power and
the auto seemed to shift very soft compared to the new ones. Maybe it
was just psychological, but I don't think so.

I ended up buying a lost leader rather than order one (prices have
gone up for new orders btw. I got my truck right at Dealer Invoice,
they still made their 3% holdback so they did ok (go to WWW.KBB.com
for all the prices, WWW.edmonds.com has hold back rates). I do not
think I could have got a better deal unless ford starts incentives on
them in the spring of '98 when the new body style comes out. I got
all the options I wanted, except the Idle control and two tone paint
(auto, 4.10LS, 40/20/40 seat, Tow, Offroad (see below), HD Rear, XLT,
Swing mirrors, SRW, privacy, AT tires, manual hubs, spare, etc.
Anyone that is thinking about Aux idle control, ORDER it. It is $500
from the dealer + labor to install! During order it is only $170. I
have decided to pass on the $500+ idle control, too bad I really
wanted that. I got one option that I really do not want, power driver
seat (not good in a SCab I think). That might be my first thing I
take off the truck.

Here is something interesting. If you get a power stroke with the tow
pkg or the camper pkg and order the off road pkg, you only get a decal
that says "off road"(and most of the time the decal is deleted, and
should be!). The off road pkg includes skip plates (std on Power
stroke) and handling pkg (Std on tow or camper). So save your self
some time and pass on the off road.

FYI I did get the latest info yesterday from the dealer (on official
ford letter head) on the new body style. Job 1 (when the first truck
rolls of the assembly line) is Jan 5th, 1998 with delivery sometime in
feb/march. Pricing will not be available until after job 1. Both the
F250HD and the F350 will have a "monobeam" front axle (I don't
remember if that was both 4X2 and 4X4, but at least it was for 4X4).
That helped make up my mind for the old body style as I want IFS. The
power stroke will be offered (Ford would be really stupid if they did
not), with the V10 Modular replacing the 460. The dealer said that
the new body style will not be a "Radical" as the F150, what ever that
means.

Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for the help. Now I just need to
learn all the care and feeding routines for the power stroke (my first
diesel). I really look forward to it! Anyone who wants to pass along
some good tips on my new truck please do (like break in, diesel
maintenance, etc.).

Russ
(Portland, Oregon area)

'97 F250HD 4X4 SC Power Stroke (14 miles)
'66 Mustang GT (moving towards 5.0L EFI with KB blower)
'88 Mustang LX 5.0 convertible
'94 SHO (wife's)

'77 F250 460

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 17:12:24 -0400
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez"
Subject: Re: Rough running 90 model F150 4.9 L

Charles A. Biggs wrote:
>
> Any suggestions for a rough running (at starting, during idle and under
> load) 4.9L six? I have changed Ignition wires, plugs, Dist. Cap, rotor,
> fuel filter, air filter, added injector cleaner and water remover to the
> gas, and have visually checked for vacuum leaks and loose wires. This
> is about all I can do with the limited equipment that I have. My next
> door neighbor has the same problem (with the same engine) but only when
> he selects the front fuel tank. When he uses the rear tank the truck
> runs fine. Mine runs rough on either tank.
>
> I buy gas for the truck and my wife's Taurus from the same station
> (Texaco) and the Taurus runs very smoothly.
>
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
>
> Chuck Biggs

I had the same problem with my '91 F-150 4.9L. I checked everything you
checked and nothing helped. I even bought a code scanner.
I finally found a problem with my lower intake leaking. This is causing
a vacuum loss. Try replacing your lower intake gasket.

As for your friends problem only happening when he selects the front
tank. If when running, does the problem stop when he switches to the
rear tank? If so, the front tank fuel pump is bad.

Bruce Ramirez '91 F-150 4.9L
'94 E-250 4.9L

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 15:49:25 -0600
From: Larry Smeins
Subject: RE: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #5

> Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 09:53:41 -0700
> From: Don Lewoniuk
> Subject: Re: Quick questions
>
> Ryan Kinkaid wrote:
> >
> > Ryan Kinkaid wrote:
> >
> > How can I tell if my truck has a tow package (either physically or
> by a
> > listing)?
> >
> > Also, does anyone know if Chilton on Haynes is publishing a repair
> > manual for the '97 anytime soon?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Ryan
>
>Look under the rear bumper for a reciever, look behind the
front plate
>holder for the tranny and oil cooler.

Unless Ford has made a recent change to their trailer package
the receiver isn't included and its presence or lack of is no proof of
the package. Also some models have the tranny cooler without the towing
package, it comes with other options.

What you will have is wiring for the trailer lights and brakes
if you have the towing package. There will be a large seven pin
connector hanging down, or tied up, behind the rear bumper or near the
spare tire.

Larry
If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 18:04:56 -0400
From: Max Dooley
Subject: Re: lowering 94 ranger extended cab

Jeff Wey wrote:
>
> I want to drop my ranger 3"front and 5" rear. I know I need I-beams and a
> flip kit.Icannot find a shop willing to install in ohio(or surrounding
> states). does any one know of any shops willing to do this type of work?
> does anybody drive a newer ranger lowered this way? do you have any
> alignment troubles?bottoming? scrapping? any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
I had one dropped in the means you outlined. Had no problems srapping
or bottomming out. Except for one occasion when I borrowed a set of 14'
with 195/60/14's, where I found that on extremely rough roads the tranny
crosmember would drap and scrape. With my set of rims I didn't have
this prblem. The only problem I had was that when I lowered it the rear
was a good 1" lower than the front. Air shocks fixed this nicely. Had....


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