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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, November 28 1997 Volume 01 : Number 241



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In this issue:

Re: Question on F150 Brakes ["Joe Merchak" ]
Re: Hop ups for Ranger ["Joe Merchak" ]
Re: Peeling Paint on 90 [rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)]
Re: Subject: Pealing paint on 1990 [Ken Justice ]
Re: Stereo removal on Rangers [george cummings ]
ignition delay-diesel [KUJUMU aol.com]
Thanksgiving message [Ken Payne ]
Re: www.ford ranger. com [silent.bob juno.com]
Re: 2.9 upkeep: [ILuvTruks aol.com]
Ranger 3.0L ( differences ?) ["Chris" ]
Re: 2.9 upkeep: ["Ryan Penner" ]
Re: 2.9 upkeep: [YIASCA aol.com]
Re: Thanksgiving message [StuartD160 ]
Re: ignition delay-diesel ["Jack Fritz" ]
Re: Question on F150 Brakes ["Mark J. Salvetti" ]

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 07:17:40 -0500
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: Re: Question on F150 Brakes

I would check the proportioning valve to make sure you are getting equal
pressure to both front and rear. It sounds as if you front is doing all the
breaking. Just a thought.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mike Mueller
To: Dc9315 aol.com ; fordtrucks80up ListService.net

Date: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: Question on F150 Brakes


>Thanks for the info, I am the only driver, and being an instructor, if I
>drove with a foot on the pedal I would have to punish me severly! So
>it's not me, and I can't blame it on anyone else.
>I thought the calipers were sticking a ways back so I replaced the
>calipers. The originals were with ceramic pistons and the ones I
>replaced it with had steel. I thought this would help, but it hasn't. I
>have had sticking calipers in my race car before but it was always just
>one, not both. I'm not too sure if it is the caliper. But it is
>something I need to look at.
>One thought I had - could it be that the master cylinder or something in
>the pressure side of the system just doesn't release all the pressure
>immediately when you take your foot off the pedal? Or that pressure
>doesn't ever get back to zero in the brake lines? The wheels spin
>somewhat freely when off the ground, (but that would be around 5 minutes
>after I came to a stop)
>
>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: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 07:20:23 -0500
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: Re: Hop ups for Ranger

It came from the factory with the cam. Ford puts high duration cams into
random engines to see what the public will do. I verified if this was true
with my uncle who works for Ford engineering.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Heid
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net ;
fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Hop ups for Ranger


>At 12:12 PM 11/26/97 -0500, Joe Merchak wrote:
>>I have a 93 Ranger with a 3.0L. I have added a Gibbson 3" exhaust, Accell
>>coil, K&N air cleaner and JET chip. My truck came from Ford with I high
>>duration cam (My engine lopes, took it to dealer when it was new and they
>>could not find anything wrong. They worked with the engineers at Ford and
>>found out my engine was one that was a test engine put in by ford to see
how
>>the new cams would work out. I compaired to other 3.0 and there is
>>difference in midrange power.) My question is that I want more power.
Does
>>anyone know if there are other things I can do to get more ponies out of
>>this engine.
>
> No, but where can I get a cam like yours?
>
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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 05:54:46 -0800
From: rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)
Subject: Re: Peeling Paint on 90

If you're interested in recall info/Tech Service Bulletins on your
truck,you can enter searchword ALLDATA on your search engine & check it
out.Select model & year of desired vehicle.It doesn't go into any detail
on TSBs,only titles of problems.They want to sell you detailed info,of
course.I was pretty amazed to find like 150 TSBs on my 94 Bronco,till I
looked up my buddys' 89 C*&^y and found 336 TSBs on it.Kind of confirmed
what I'd always thought about late model GM products.... Randy 94
Bronco EB-351 85 F-250 4X4-460
Kelso,WA (new to this list )

















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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 07:54:12 +0000
From: Ken Justice
Subject: Re: Subject: Pealing paint on 1990

I had an "86 Ford that had the same problem (this was about 3 years
ago). My wife noticed a mention about a recall and Ford was supposed to
be contacting oringinal owners (which I never was contacted).
I went to a Ford dealer and was told that I qualified for this recall as
the paint was apparently defective and not just from scratches and
bangs. But if there is any body work to be done, you have to have it
down before they will paint your truck!
Luckily my truck needed only about $250 worth of work and I got a
beautiful paint job. But if my wife hadn't noticed the article, nada!
Ken Justice
Discover the Working Mat!
www.workingmat.com

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 11:36:30 -0600
From: george cummings
Subject: Re: Stereo removal on Rangers

Midwest96 aol.com wrote:
>
> Haven't seen any '97 radios yet, but if, for some reason it doesn't fit they
> make covers that will take up the space, or you can make one yourself. My
> friend has a smaller radio, and he built a cover around it and then ran power
> to his amps/speakers, and mounted the switches just under the radio so that
> he can flick different sets of speakers/amps (in a van). It looks (and
> sounds) great.
>
> Craig
>
> In a message dated 97-11-25 23:11:23 EST, you write:
>
>
> cassette
> player. Can it be removed and a new stereo installed? It looks so
> big--unlike the sizes I'm used to seeing the stores. >>
>
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Hey If you are interested in a stock cd player, I have just taken out
the stock cd player out of my 97 Ford Ranger and put in a Clarion 7375
radio. If you are intersted in this cd player e-mail me at
gcum97 earthlink.net.

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 12:41:51 -0500 (EST)
From: KUJUMU aol.com
Subject: ignition delay-diesel

I recently bought a 1997 Ford Powerstroke F-350 4x4, and I have heard that
there is a product that allows you to have your truck running on a timer
delay for a specified amoount of time. You can turn off the ignition, have
the keys and lock the doors and the engine can cool down for 30-60 seconds as
an example, and shuts off automatically after the specified time. Have you
heard about such a product out there?

Kurt

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 13:31:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Thanksgiving message

Thank you to everyone for making the lists the success they
are! Its been great fun! This "little hobby" I started last year
has grown trendously and I have to give credit to the members
who've always been willing to help each other out. Now the
wife is a part of the team!

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Peggy Payne
Coadministrator, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 12:43:36 -0600
From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: www.ford ranger. com

On Wed, 26 Nov 1997 13:02:36, -0500 KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J
TENNEY) writes:
>The www.ford ranger. com used to come up just fine. All of a sudden,
>the blank page started coming up, and has ever since. All other
>websites come up....I just don't understand.
>
>Josh


What browser are you using? Try clearing your cache.

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 14:36:46 -0500 (EST)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
Subject: Re: 2.9 upkeep:

Hey Sam,
I'm in the same boat as you are. Only on my 86 Bronco II XLT 4x4's 2.9, I
have the engine out, I'm just waiting on the new one. As for motor oil, I
have always run Castrol GTX 10W-40 in my cars and tried to change it about
every 2500 miles or so and filter. I don't know who said it, but if you do
go synthetic, I agree to do it on a new engine. I haven't had any experience
with synthetic personally to say much more, but I change the oil so
frequently, to me it's not worth spending the extra money. In my personal
opinion, I think any regular motor oil is fine. It's actually better in one
respect that you change it more often, thereby cleaning out the engine and
pan. Just keep it consistant. Pick a good brand and stay with it. Don't be
one of these people who buy whatever happens to be on sale, changing oil
brands every 3000 miles. Also don't switch back and forth brands of anything
for that matter. Spark plugs, wires, filters, etc. Change can be good, but
consistancy can be even better when using good quality parts. We should keep
in touch, seeing as how we're both in the middle of re-building our 2.9's,
maybe we can help each other out.
Clay


S. HALL wrote:
>
> Hello,
> First I'd like to thank everyone for their quick and informative
responses with my
> last mail regarding a 1994 Splash. (a couple weeks ago) I ended up keeping
my old
> 87 Ranger and swapping out the tired old motor for a remanufactured
replacement. I
> would have liked to upgrade to the Splash but I've got one more year of
college left
> and just couldn't afford it. (even if the bank said I could!) I have a
3year/36000 mile
> warranty on the new engine so if it doesn't work out I can re-exchange it
(God forbid!)
> for another one. I've noticed some mail recently regarding valve cover
leakage on these
> 2.9 ltr motors, conversely I've noticed some pretty knowledgeable
responses about this
> motor. I wanted to know what oil (synthetic?/weight?) you guys would
recommend for the
> new motor -I can tell you that it's at about 4000-10000 feet most of the
time and that its
> about 20-80 degrees fahrenheit here during the winter. I ran quaker state
10-40 in the old
> motor, but I was thinking of going with Mobile-1 10-40 in the new one. I
also wanted to know
> about any special precautions I should take when installing the new one
(rechecking the heads
> , crank, etc for the correct torque values?) which is claimed (by Checkers
and Spartan) to be
> ready to "bolt in and go". I have the old motor 90% of the way out and the
new motor in the
> garage waiting, but I wanted to ask these questions before I get too far
along. I considered
> having Ford put in one of their remanufactured motors,but the warranty was
only 12month/12000
> miles and the cost was pretty much double! Thanks for all the help and any
info is greatly
> appreciated,
>
>
> -Sam H.
>
> (shall nmsu.edu)
> (1987 Ranger XLT 4X4 Supercab)

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 17:57:00 -0500
From: "Chris"
Subject: Ranger 3.0L ( differences ?)

I was curious to know if all the 3.0L engines found in various Rangers are
all identical.

I've heard people talk about a 3.0L called the VULCAN, or something on those
lines.

I remember in the past not all of Fords 5.0L engines were the same.

Thanks

Chris

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 20:08:54 -0700
From: "Ryan Penner"
Subject: Re: 2.9 upkeep:

- -----Original Message-----
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Date: Thursday, November 27, 1997 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: 2.9 upkeep:


>Hey Sam,
>I'm in the same boat as you are. Only on my 86 Bronco II XLT 4x4's 2.9, I
>have the engine out, I'm just waiting on the new one. As for motor oil, I
>have always run Castrol GTX 10W-40 in my cars and tried to change it about
>every 2500 miles or so and filter. I don't know who said it, but if you do
>go synthetic, I agree to do it on a new engine. I haven't had any
experience
>with synthetic personally to say much more, but I change the oil so
>frequently, to me it's not worth spending the extra money. In my personal
>opinion, I think any regular motor oil is fine. It's actually better in
one
>respect that you change it more often, thereby cleaning out the engine and
>pan. Just keep it consistant. Pick a good brand and stay with it. Don't
be
>one of these people who buy whatever happens to be on sale, changing oil
>brands every 3000 miles. Also don't switch back and forth brands of
anything
>for that matter. Spark plugs, wires, filters, etc. Change can be good, but
>consistancy can be even better when using good quality parts. We should
keep
>in touch, seeing as how we're both in the middle of re-building our 2.9's,
>maybe we can help each other out.
>Clay
>
>
>S. HALL wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>> First I'd like to thank everyone for their quick and informative
>responses with my
>> last mail regarding a 1994 Splash. (a couple weeks ago) I ended up
keeping
>my old
>> 87 Ranger and swapping out the tired old motor for a remanufactured
>replacement. I
>> would have liked to upgrade to the Splash but I've got one more year of
>college left
>> and just couldn't afford it. (even if the bank said I could!) I have a
>3year/36000 mile
>> warranty on the new engine so if it doesn't work out I can re-exchange
it
>(God forbid!)
>> for another one. I've noticed some mail recently regarding valve cover
>leakage on these
>> 2.9 ltr motors, conversely I've noticed some pretty knowledgeable
>responses about this
>> motor. I wanted to know what oil (synthetic?/weight?) you guys would
>recommend for the
>> new motor -I can tell you that it's at about 4000-10000 feet most of the
>time and that its
>> about 20-80 degrees fahrenheit here during the winter. I ran quaker
state
>10-40 in the old
>> motor, but I was thinking of going with Mobile-1 10-40 in the new one. I
>also wanted to know
>> about any special precautions I should take when installing the new one
>(rechecking the heads
>> , crank, etc for the correct torque values?) which is claimed (by
Checkers
>and Spartan) to be
>> ready to "bolt in and go". I have the old motor 90% of the way out and
the
>new motor in the
>> garage waiting, but I wanted to ask these questions before I get too far
>along. I considered
>> having Ford put in one of their remanufactured motors,but the warranty
was
>only 12month/12000
>> miles and the cost was pretty much double! Thanks for all the help and
any
>info is greatly
>> appreciated,
>>
>>
>> -Sam H.
>>

I was wondering why so many people change their oil so often. I change mine
every 5000 miles just because it is cheaper that way and you don't waste so
much moeny on oil and stuff. I have even heard of people going 7500 without
changing their oil. With today's oils it does not seem like a very good
idea to change it so often, because it wastes so much.

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 22:11:06 -0500 (EST)
From: YIASCA aol.com
Subject: Re: 2.9 upkeep:

Well i use synthetic motor oil in my 96 Ranger Spalsh and I was using Castrol
5W-30 now i use 5W-30 MOBIL...the castrol was good but major difference in
the MOBIL Synth. stuff.

truck had 24,000 miles when i changed..

dave

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 23:41:49 EST
From: StuartD160
Subject: Re: Thanksgiving message

how do I get removed from this mailing list?

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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 23:56:36 -0800
From: "Jack Fritz"
Subject: Re: ignition delay-diesel

What you need is a preluber. It's a small oil pump that installs on the
inside frame by the engine. It starts when you turn on the key while waiting
for the wait light to go off. This prelubes your engine. No more dry starts.
It also comes on when you shut down and keeps that oil flowing through the
engine and turbo preventing coking. On shut down it can be adjusted to run
from one to six minutes. I have a 1996 F-250 4x4 with the 7.3 Powerstroke
and use it. Works great. I do a lot of hiway driving and when I pulled into
a rest area I had to sit and let the engine idle until the turbo was cooled
down. (I have a pyrometer)
Now I just shut it off and the oil still flows. You can find this in Trailer
Life Magazine. It's called Engine Guard. They advertise in some Truck 4x4
magazines too. Good luck.
- -----Original Message-----
From: KUJUMU aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Thursday, November 27, 1997 9:42 AM
Subject: ignition delay-diesel


>I recently bought a 1997 Ford Powerstroke F-350 4x4, and I have heard that
>there is a product that allows you to have your truck running on a timer
>delay for a specified amoount of time. You can turn off the ignition, have
>the keys and lock the doors and the engine can cool down for 30-60 seconds
as
>an example, and shuts off automatically after the specified time. Have you
>heard about such a product out there?
>
>Kurt
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
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>

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Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 00:37:55 -0500
From: "Mark J. Salvetti"
Subject: Re: Question on F150 Brakes

Mike Mueller wrote about his sticking front calipers:

>Thanks for the info, I am the only driver, and being an instructor, if =
I drove with a foot on the pedal I would have to punish >me severly! So =
it's not me, and I can't blame it on anyone else.
>I thought the calipers were sticking a ways back so I replaced the =
calipers. The originals were with ceramic pistons and >the ones I =
replaced it with had steel. I thought this would help, but it hasn't. =
I have had sticking calipers in my race car >before but it was always =
just one, not both. I'm not too sure if it is the caliper. But it is =
something I need to look at. =20
>One thought I had - could it be that the master cylinder or something =
in the pressure side of the system just doesn't >release all the =....


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