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fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, November 17 1997 Volume 01 : Number 224



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In this issue:

Re: production line grab-bag (was: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #220) ["C]
Re: bedliners [Bothwells ]
Re: 97 F-150 Fuel Filter [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Ranger troubles [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Sales #'s [Iguannna aol.com]
Re: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem ["Mike Jones"
Re: 1991 F-150 4WD Pulling Problem [Iguannna aol.com]
re: radius arm bushings [Iguannna aol.com]
Re: Ranger troubles ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Re: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem ["Claude S. Sutton Jr."
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #219 [Thom Cheney ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #218 [Thom Cheney ]
Subject: RE: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem [Larry Smeins
clutch bleed ["John Steger" ]
Ranger Vinyl Floor [Brian Pynn ]
Re: 4 Door Ranger ["Bill A'Hearn" ]
Re: 1998 Ranger mix up emblems [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: clutch bleed [Pete Wilhite ]
[none] [greg.medert gsa.gov]
Re: Subject: RE: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem ["Claude S. Sutton Jr." ]
Re: Ranger Vinyl Floor [Midwest96 aol.com]
Rebuilt engines [Midwest96 aol.com]
Fuel Tank Problem [peakbzsrvc juno.com (Mike Mueller)]
Re: Fuel Tank Problem [Steven McCullough ]
Floor [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
Re: Wheels AND Tach's [Steven McCullough ]
Ranger [Macormick aol.com]
re: 99Big-uns Questions [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Four door Ranger [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
please take me off the list [BigDogF250 aol.com]

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:41:03 -0800
From: "Chad Royse (Netcom)"
Subject: Re: production line grab-bag (was: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #220)

FYI: I know personally of a Pontiac Grand Am that mismatched emblems on it. Of
course we've come to expect that of GM, right?

James Federline wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Nov 1997 NyteWng aol.com wrote:
>
> > .....I wouldn't assume the worst yet - after working in and around new cars
> > and trucks for the past ten years I've seen a lot worse! The fender probably
> > got a wrong badge by accident and the "cup holder guy" probably saw it and
> > put a cup holder in! - anyway- that's why new vehicles come with warranties!
>
> This is amazing. I've never heard of this happening or ever seen it,
> but yet this type of ocurrence is not considered uncommon. Wow. Should I
> even mention the news media's recent heyday they had in the Twin Cities
> over some Ford Ranger plant line employees drinking and smoking wacky weed
> at their lunch break? That was an embarrassment.
>
> Could the half-and-half Ranger have been the outcome of this? Who knows,
> but it makes the ol' gears turn, don't it.
>
> There's also rumblings of Ford ceasing production of Rangers in St. Paul.
> No shortage of speculation and investigation surrounding this Ford plant
> here as of late.
>
> I feel like I'm throwing the proverbial lit match on the gasoline by
> sending this one out... :) Be gentle, friends. *dons firesuit...*
>
> -Jim
> '96 Ranger XLT, made in St. Paul even...
>
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:54:17 -0800
From: Bothwells
Subject: Re: bedliners

Gary, whats the difference between spraying the liner on hot or cold?
Also, what is the approximate cost of the liner for the full-sized box?
Did you also spray the top of the box sides, or is this a problem? What
to do with the side mounts for the fifth wheel hitch?? Thanks.
The Bothwells
(1989 F350 7.3DL with the E40D transmission currently working but
starting to hitch and lurch when shifting - again!)

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:10:37 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: 97 F-150 Fuel Filter

On Sat, 15 Nov 1997 01:04:29 EST johnmck juno.com (John R. McKee) writes:
>Surely someone out there must know the details of changing a fuel
>filter. I've heard from people who think there's a special tool
>needed. I've talked to people who have no idea what I'm talking about
>when I mention the little steel clips on the fuel lines. I need to
>hear from someone who know. Thanks, John.

You take the clip off on one side and there is a plastic tool shaped like
a clamp that goes around the fuel line, then push the tool in to release
the fuel line from the filter. There is another tool that does the same
job, but looks like an o-ring.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:17:03 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Ranger troubles

On Sun, 16 Nov 1997 15:52:04 -0500 "The Lublin Family"
writes:
>Hi all:
>
>Our '89 Ranger 4X4 with a 2.9 V6 and 175K miles is making a ticking
>noise
>at start up and it continues for about 10-20 Seconds after that.
>It is
>also taking longer to develop oil pressure. I Think the noise is
>valve
>train noise. It started doing this about a week ago. What
>could be
>causing it? Is it serious? Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.
>
>Chris "Lube" Lublin
>300 Six devotee.


Sounds like a lifter(?)

*Bob*

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:26:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Iguannna aol.com
Subject: Re: Sales #'s

In a message dated 97-11-16 06:08:57 EST, you write:


receive this month's issues I will post the year to date totals for all 3
makers, Ford, GM, and Dodge. >>

I think those numbers even include the tilt masters ch*vy makes, which only
helps them more. As I recall from reading autoweeks figures recently GM
isn't even close to Ford, off by over 100,000 units, and Ford outseels Dodge
by more than 2 to 1.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:34:28 -0500
From: "Mike Jones"
Subject: Re: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem

[Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:34:02 est
From: "Claude S. Sutton Jr."
Subject: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem
I have a late 1994 F350 Power Stroke.
Lately it has developed some weird starting problems.
When the temp is about 36 degrees, it starts normal. Below that it takes
about 15 minutes on the block heater and then it starts perfectly.
Sometimes it will die after a minute or two. Might surge and die, might
not surge...]

There is a TSB concerning a cam sensor mal-adjustment that could cause the
problems you describe, although at 143K I would have expected that it would
have happened long ago. Any way, check out the Powerstroke web site at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/index.htm. There is a chat board, tips
section, etc. Very useful. Likely someone on that site has seen this
before. (They cover the Shell question as well. PS was developed using
that oil, as I recall.)

Mike J.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:56:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Iguannna aol.com
Subject: Re: 1991 F-150 4WD Pulling Problem

In a message dated 97-11-17 06:11:35 EST, you write:


Subject: Re: 1991 F-150 4WD Pulling Problem

Alignment and/or tie rods will both give you this problem. I think it is
the chamber that usually causes the wheel not to return to center.
>>

Caster is what makes the wheels return to center

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:56:46 -0500 (EST)
From: Iguannna aol.com
Subject: re: radius arm bushings

In a message dated 97-11-17 06:11:35 EST, you write:


Subject: Radius Arm Bushings

I was wondering how hard it is to change these. I have a '93 Explorer. I
am sure that there is a fair amount of work to change them, but any ideas
on what i would need or whatever? i am getting that slight "clunk" every
now and then right under the drivers feet, and i don't think they have ever
been changed....

I have this same problem on my '92 Ranger, it only seems to do it when on the
highway in left turns. It feels like sonmeone is taping on the floor with a
hammer, a very small hammer that is. I will stick my head under there and
check it out. I have always wanted one of those polyurathane bushing kits, I
just have never wanted to install them...
>>

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:39:31 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: Ranger troubles

> On Sun, 16 Nov 1997 15:52:04 -0500 "The Lublin Family"
> writes:
> >Hi all:
> >
> >Our '89 Ranger 4X4 with a 2.9 V6 and 175K miles is making a ticking
> >noise
> >at start up and it continues for about 10-20 Seconds after that.
> >It is
> >also taking longer to develop oil pressure. I Think the noise is
> >valve
> >train noise. It started doing this about a week ago. What
> >could be
> >causing it? Is it serious? Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.
> >
> >Chris "Lube" Lublin
> >300 Six devotee.

It's probably just getting tired: bearings are worn so the oil just
bypasses at low speed, and the pump is worn and having a hard time
getting primed. Might try a heavier oil.

The tick is probably a lifter--hydraulic lifters have to pump up with
oil, and if there's no pressure to pump them up with, they will make
noise.

You could look into one of those pre-oiler things that was posted
earlier. This uses an electric pump to pre-lube your system. For a
couple-hundred bucks it might keep you going longer (although the time
to put on a pre-oiler would be when it is new).

You're going to need a rebuild at some time, though. Might be able to
replace the oil pump and bearings on the bottom end, but if you're going
to the trouble to remove the engine, might as well do the whole thing.

Good luck.
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Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 11:44:15 est
From: "Claude S. Sutton Jr."
Subject: Re: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem

** Reply to note from "Mike Jones" Mon, 17 Nov 199=
7 10:34:28 -0500


> (They cover the Shell question as well. PS was developed using
> that oil, as I recall.)
>
> Mike J.


Thank you for the post and the web site address.

My mechanic has found a shorted glow plug which was in turn shorting
the wiring harness on the right side.

Claude S. Sutton, Jr.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 07:53:45 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #219

Bill Morgan wrote:
>
> If they allowed sales figures to be combined, wouldn't the Taurus/Sable outsell
> the Camry? The marketing scheme is a two edged sword. GM wants to market the GMC
> seperately in order to tout it's higher resale and they also infer a higher build
> quality in the Jimmie vs the Chebby, much like Fords vs. Mercury. So conversely,
> if you want the marques to have seperate identities for marketing purposes, you
> also have to accept the downside of the lower sales numbers. My .02

It is all a bunch of marketing b.s. I wonder what the numbers would
be like if they subtracted out all the fleet and rental sales (at
substantial discounts that you and I can't even get close to). I
pretty much ignore those numbers anyway. I bought the truck because
it drives well, has a good reliability factor, and mostly because I
fell in lust with it at the dealership!!!!

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Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 07:40:41 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #218

Lare/Eric wrote:

> All of
> the Rangers w/ 265/75R15's that I've seen have been automatic w/ 3.73
> gears.

Mark me down as one Ranger with 5spd/3.73 gears/265-75-R15 tires.


- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:50:16 -0700
From: Larry Smeins
Subject: Subject: RE: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem

Have you replaced the glow plug controller and/or measured the glow plug
current? It sounds like a glow plug problem and the early Powerstrokes
are known for glow plug relay failures. Sometimes even the
associated wiring. If your engine is cranking strong it may very well
start at 36 without glow plugs. As a test you can jumper across the
relay to force the glow plugs to be powered. Try the glow plug system
first even if the computer says its ok.

Rotella T comes highly recommended and should not be a cause for pump
failure.

Whatever you find I'd like to know for future reference.

Larry


>Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:34:02 est
>From: "Claude S. Sutton Jr."
>Subject: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem

>I have a late 1994 F350 Power Stroke.

>Lately it has developed some weird starting problems.

>When the temp is about 36 degrees, it starts normal. Below that it
takes
>about 15 minutes on the block heater and then it starts perfectly.

>Sometimes it will die after a minute or two. Might surge and die,
might
>not surge.

>Tests show the relay to the glow plugs and the glow plugs are working.

>If the computer and the glow plugs were not working, it would not start
>at 36 degrees withou heat.

>From my mechanic's description, it sounds like it might be the high
>pressure oil pump that operates the injectors.

>It has 143,000 miles on it using Shell Rotellat Multi viscosity 15/40.

>Does anyone else here run Shell in their power stroke and is it a good
>idea?

>It will be 20 degrees Monday morning and my mechanic will get to run
>all the tests on it, which I am sure will find the problem, but I
already
>suspect the high pressure pump and am wondering if the oil is a factor.

>Claude S. Sutton, Jr.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:12:29 -0500
From: "John Steger"
Subject: clutch bleed

My clutch ran dry the other day (yes, shame on me ). I have looked
>for a bleed valve and found it on the tranny. I bled the line and now I
have NO pedal at all.
Is there a secret to this or what ? I need my truck to get to
>work. The thought of paying a dealer does not appeal to me. PLEASE
>HELP, I go back to work Tuesday night so if someone could E-mail me
>at jtstege ibm.net I would certainly appreciate it.
>John Steger
>( New to list )
>

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:13:34 -0800
From: Brian Pynn
Subject: Ranger Vinyl Floor

Anybody else out there with a new Ranger and a vinyl floor? I find they
fit very poorly. I took my 1997 XL in to the dealer and had him look at
the factory installed floor; he agreed it was too "bubbly" (for lack of
a better word) and said they would replace it under warranty. So now
I've got a new dealer installed vinyl floor that fits just as poorly as
the old one. (At least it's shiny and clean again). The problem is it
bubbles up underneath the emergency brake and pedals...so when you rest
your clutch foot you're actually pressing down on this bubbly
part...getting a snapping sound every time you raise your foot and the
floor comes back up. I love my truck but this is a big annoyance. I
suppose I could try for a third vinyl floor, if there's anybody out
there who actually has one with a nice tight fit. Otherwise, I thought
I might cough up some extra change and get a carpet. How do they
compare? Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:13:40 -0800
From: "Bill A'Hearn"
Subject: Re: 4 Door Ranger

It seems as if a diesel option will be provided overseas (Asia, i think...)
but not in the states.

Bill A'Hearn
88 Ranger SuperCab 2.9l
97 Explorer XLT 5.0l
(Future) 99 Ranger 4-door/Adrenalin or F150

*********** REPLY PARTITION ***********

On 11/16/97, at 10:12 PM, bill gibson wrote:

>> Hi:I don't suppose there is any hope of a diesel option on these
>trucks anytime soon ? Is there anyone out there who can tell me why we
>can't get the diesel in the smaller trucks ?

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 13:45:07, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: 1998 Ranger mix up emblems

Scott,

If I were you, I would march right down to the dealer and demand a
Ranger XLT emblem for your truck. Ford will cover the mix up under
warranty. I know I wouldn't want XLT on one side and XL on the other,
espescially on a brand new ranger.

by the way, what engine do ya have?

Josh
1998 XLT Reg cab 4x2 4.0L 5 speed
KNBD87D prodigy.com

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 10:45:23 -0800
From: Pete Wilhite
Subject: Re: clutch bleed

Well, if you pumped the clutch with the master cylinder empty you could
have trashed it! However, there is a chance to recover. Simply pump the
hell out of it(fast), making sure the fluid level is correct. Sometimes
running in neutral will help speed things up. Your leg will most certainly
become cramped. It sometimes takes forever. This problem could come back
esp. on cold mornings. Sometime air gets trapped in the line from the
master cylinder to the slave. In some cases it has to be replaced.

At 12:12 PM 11/17/97 -0500, you wrote:
>My clutch ran dry the other day (yes, shame on me ). I have looked
>>for a bleed valve and found it on the tranny. I bled the line and now I
>have NO pedal at all.
>Is there a secret to this or what ? I need my truck to get to
>>work. The thought of paying a dealer does not appeal to me. PLEASE
>>HELP, I go back to work Tuesday night so if someone could E-mail me
>>at jtstege ibm.net I would certainly appreciate it.
>>John Steger
>>( New to list )
>>
>
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Date: 17 Nov 97 13:47:00 (-0500)
From: greg.medert gsa.gov
Subject: [none]

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:42:21 -0500
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Explorer Drum to Disk Conversion

I was wondering what people knew about doing a drum to disk brake
conversion in the rear wheels for a '93 explorer. How much a kit
would be,
how much time to do, how much improvment should i get. I also have
the
ABS, and will that affect anything.

I saw that Stainless Steel Brake Company makes kits for jeeps and
otheres,
and I would assume that they make them for explorers. Anyone have any
experience with them? or any idea what their prices are?

thanks for your time.

- --
Geoffrey Hoffman gch2 cornell.edu
Cornell University http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy
--------------------------------

Geoffrey,
I have a 91 Ranger with the 8.8 rear end with ABS.I put the SSB Corp
disc conv. on mine about 1-1/2 years ago and love it. The kit was an
exact bolt-on, not one single thing was left out or needed to be
"field modified". They do make one for the 93 as well I think it is
the same kit as mine the 91. Cost delivered to my door including
freight was $525. It took me about 2 to 2-1/2 hours but I had access
to a lift. I would think you could do it with jack stands in around 4
hours. It now stops on a dime time after time. Unless your one of
those anal retentive automotive types who adjust their rear drums
every couple of thousand miles, I'm not even though I love to work on
my truck, then you should notice a big improvement especially
stopping while towing. Hope this helps.

greg.medert gsa.gov
Atlanta, Ga

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:28:47 est
From: "Claude S. Sutton Jr."
Subject: Re: Subject: RE: Power Stroke Cold Start Problem

** Reply to note from Larry Smeins Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:5=
0:16 -0700


> It sounds like a glow plug problem and the early Powerstrokes
> are known for glow plug relay failures. Sometimes even the
> associated wiring. If your engine is cranking strong it may very well
> start at 36 without glow plugs.


Larry:

You are right on.

This morning, they found that one of the plugs was shorting and that it
had damaged the wiring harness on the right side of the engine.

As you obviously know what you are talking about, you know that this
harness is in the head gasket.

So he is replacing all of the fittings as well as the gasket on the right s=
ide.

The left gasket/harness appears to be OK so he is not replacing it, but
he is replacing the (I am not a mechanic, so be patient with my
description) plug in parts that attach to this harness on both sides of the
engine.

He is also replacing all glow plugs.

My mechanic tells me that he has had two power strokes short out a glow
plug and zap the harness and the computer. Apparently the computer has
been spared in my case.

I just talked with him and he found that the glow plugs were staying
activated longer than they should. Suspecting that might be part of the
problem, he went through the glow plug system, swapping processors,
etc., to find out why they are not turning off when they should. He
finally found a couple of dirty connections. Correcting these has reduced
the cycle to what it should be.

Thanks for your input.


Claude S. Sutton, Jr.

Claude S. Sutton, Jr.
Sutton's Hounds

PMD's

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:58:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: Ranger Vinyl Floor

I have carpet and have never had any problems with it becoming "unstuck" I
have peeled it up several times to run various wires (dual CB, CD player,
radio) and have pulled it up again and again, as I add more. On the other
hand, I've never had vinyl floors, so I can't really compare.

Craig


In a message dated 97-11-17 13:52:27 EST, you write:


fit very poorly. I took my 1997 XL in to the dealer and had him look at
the factory installed floor; he agreed it was too "bubbly" (for lack of
a better word) and said they would replace it under warranty. So now
I've got a new dealer installed vinyl floor that fits just as poorly as
the old one. (At least it's shiny and clean again). The problem is it
bubbles up underneath the emergency brake and pedals...so when you rest
your clutch foot you're actually pressing down on this bubbly
part...getting a snapping sound every time you raise your foot and the
floor comes back up. I love my truck but this is a big annoyance. I
suppose I could try for a third vinyl floor, if there's anybody out
there who actually has one with a nice tight fit. Otherwise, I thought
I might cough up some extra change and get a carpet. How do they
compare? Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. >>

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 14:59:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Rebuilt engines

I have heard you guys talk alot about rebuilt engines, but I don't
understand. What exactly do you do, do you need to rebuild all engines (not
just diesels), etc. Any feedback would be great. Thanks,

Craig

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 16:25:56 EST
From: peakbzsrvc juno.com (Mike Mueller)
Subject: Fuel Tank Problem

Good Day!
I have a problem with my '89 F-150, 351, A/T, 150,k miles, with Dual
Tanks.
The problem: The fuel return for the rear tank EFI suddenly started to
be diverted to the front. the front tank still returns back to the
front. Nothing was touched, nothing changed. The big question is where
do I start looking? Any ideas, has this happened to you? Is this common?
Thanks in advance!

Mike Mueller - Account Manager
Peak Business Services
Equipment Leasing and Funding Programs
Office (510) 274-1720 Fax (510) 944-0782
What can we do for you today?

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 15:36:06 -0600
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: Re: Fuel Tank Problem

There is a safety recall by ford on this exact same problem. Take it in
and they will install a new regulator and some check valves for free.

Steve



At 04:25 PM 11/17/97 EST, you wrote:
>Good Day!
>I have a problem with my '89 F-150, 351, A/T, 150,k miles, with Dual
>Tanks.
>The problem: The fuel return for the rear tank EFI suddenly started to
>be diverted to the front. the front tank still returns back to the
>front. Nothing was touched, nothing changed. The big question is where
>do I start looking? Any ideas, has this happened to you? Is this common?
>Thanks in advance!
>
>Mike Mueller - Account Manager
>Peak Business Services
>Equipment Leasing and Funding Programs
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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 97 14:18
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: Floor

Craig,
Just out of curiosity how much would it have cost for the new floor
(vynle....I know I spelled that wrong)? I'm sory to here how it fit
though. I have the carpet and am constantly getting it filthy and have
been considering the floor like you've got. It would'nt be such a hassel
to keep clean. Have you tried adding some velcro to the part of the floor
that pulls up? Maybe a couple of strips of velcro would hold it down.
Anyway good luck with it.

John Cassis
The Danger Ranger

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 16:30:15 -0600
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: Re: Wheels AND Tach's

On the subject of wheel refinishing, I have asked the same question and got
little response. I have heard that you can remove the clear coat with
paint stripper (I'm not sure if its necessary to remove the tires or just
cover/mask them off) and then clean/polish the wheels with one of those
weak phosphoric acid cleaners. I've also heard of a guy that removed the
clear coat and then had them blasted with walnut hulls? and got a nice
shiny chrome-like finish. I'm not sure how long that finish will last if
uncoated or if they can be recoated with clear. Mine are getting pretty
clouded.


Also, are the tachs on ford trucks (1990 w/302) electrical or some type of
mechanical job? I assumed electrical, but they don't seem to be affected
by other electric loads like some cheap aftermarket tachs that I've used.
I guess I could look in the repair manual, but this list just makes it too
easy. Anyway, I have some buzzing noise that sounds like a speedo cable
getting dry, but is RPM dependent not speed dependent. Just wondered?

Steve

Steven P. McCullough
Graduate Research Assistant
Section of Diagnostic Imaging Physics
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Office - (713) 792-0789
Fax - (713) 794-5272

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 18:49:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Macormick aol.com
Subject: Ranger

I want to put a lift on my 94 Ranger 4x4 xlt. It has the 3.0 in it and I was
wondering if I would have any trouble putting a 3" lift on the front? If I
do put the lift on I'm going to get bigger tires, maybe 33x9.5R15 BF
Goodriches. If I put those tires on do you think I would have a power loss?
If you think those would cause problems what about a 30x9.50R15 tire?

Matt

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 19:02:16, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: 99Big-uns Questions

Claude,

You can get the snow plow package, camper package, or HD service....


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