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fordtrucks80up-digest Thursday, December 18 1997 Volume 01 : Number 269



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In this issue:

Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #267 [Bill Funk ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #267 [Bill Funk ]
Re: 4x4 pickups for sale? [alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)]
Re: 4x4 pickups for sale? [Thom Cheney ]
RE: Clearance lights [Michael Wray ]
RE: Clearance lights [Randy Rees ]
re: 4x4 pickups for sale? [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
re: Brakes locking up [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: metric system [Midwest96 ]
Banks TransCommand??? [Rex Edmiston ]
Michael Wray : Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickm]
int. wiper relay: 92 F150 [Derek Whiteside ]
300 cid i-6: what grade of gas? timing variations? [Derek Whiteside
RE: int. wiper relay: 92 F150 [Randy Rees ]
Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150 [droberts MIT.EDU (D ROBERTSON)]
PLEASE HELP: strange vibration/lugging [Derek Whiteside
Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines [SJew28
Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150 [Rex Edmiston
Re: Clearance lights ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150 ["David J. Baldwin" ]
RE: int. wiper relay: 92 F150 [Dave Dierker ]
Re: 300 cid i-6: what grade of gas? timing variations? ["C. E. White"
Turbo vs Super [JOUZA1 ]
ADMIN: Who wants to be on the Ranger/Bronco II/Explorer list? [Ken Payne ]
Small truck list [Bob Fiddes ]
Small truck list [John Yee ]
Re: metric system [Randy ]
Re: PLEASE HELP: strange vibration/lugging [Randy ]
Re: Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines [Randy
Re: Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines [Randy
Small truck list ["Jose A. Castillo" ]
Small truck list ["Jose A. Castillo" ]
Warning Chime ["Jose A. Castillo" ]
Re: Warning Chime ["Bob Leifer" ]
ADMIN: Ranger/Bronco II/Explorer list [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 03:57:56 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #267

> From: Bothwells
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #265
>
> Has anyone out there any experience with replacing the E40D
> transmission. We have an 89 F350 7.3L diesel, dually, with this
> transmission, which has been rebuilt a few thousand km ago. Now, when
> it
> has been sitting in park or neutral then you have to wait for the
> torque
> converter to refill with fluid before the truck will begin to move.
> Also
> it is now not shifting smoothly again. Just like it was the last time
> before rebuild. The local Ford dealer says the only replacement is a
> C60
> 3-spd or a manual 5-speed and says he doesn't know what other
> modifications may have to be made to change the model of the tranny.
> It
> is not a 4WD, and doesn't have the split rear end. Everyone else we've
>
> spoken to with the same transmission has pretty much the same
> problems,
> some have gone through 2 or 3 rebuilds. Love the truck but it would
> make
> a real good lawn ornament!
> Bothwells

I find it difficult to believe that the torque converter has to refill
after standing in park or neutral (refill from where?).
More likely, the valving is gummed up, taking a long time to shift. I
think this can happen if the fluid overheats.
We have a '91 F-250, and our E4OD is still working just fine, so not
*everyone* you'e talked to has had this problem.
Instead of sticking to a Ford dealer, you might try an independant
tranny shop (ask around to see which local shop, if any, has a good
rep).
A trans fluid cooler may also be a good investment if you do much
towing/hauling.

Bill Funk

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 04:09:45 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #267

> From: "Lou Guerriero"
> Subject: Re: Ford Bronco II/Ranger
>
> Hi,
>
> I have a 88 Bronco II, with two problems that are so
> consistent, It is
> turning me off Ford (gasp!) altogether.
>
> 1. Constant water on the floor. I happens after it
> rains, and I can't
> find the leak! Is it possibly the door seal? It seems in good shape,
> the
> door closes well... It doesn't come from under.. I've had the carpets
>
> up... and not from firewall area.. never wet there.
>
> 2. The f()*&^%ng front end. What a piece of crap!
> Always loose, it pulls
> even RIGHT OUT OF THE SHOP from a wheel alignment. It is no end of
> headaches. Is there anything that can be done to fix this? It's cost
>
> considerable money over the last 2 years.....And I'm considering going
> with
> a different manufacturer.. one that can make a vehicle that doesn't
> have so
> many problems... even AFTER REPAIRS....
>
> Just take a look at the list. Damn, there are tons of people
> right off
> the sales lot with problems. Quality? Job 1? huh?
>
> Thanks!

The water problem can be any one of several things. It just takes a
detective to sleuth the right solution.The alignment problem needs to be
fixed. Take the truck to a shop that knows what it's doing, or, take it
back to the shop that didn't fix it right, and tell them you want it
fixed right, since you paid them to do just that.There's nothing
inherant in the B2's front end that will make it pull to either side.
It's simply not being fixed right. And, there's nothing to say that the
dealer is the best alignment shop (I've never found them to be so).

Bill Funk

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:10:23 -0800
From: alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)
Subject: Re: 4x4 pickups for sale?

> I desperately need a truck right now and I would prefer a full size
> Ford 4x4 truck. A used supercab shortbed would be awesome, but anything
> will do. Please send me info on where I can get a Ford pickup. Thank
> you for your time.

If a shortbed truck inspires awe, then a longbed Crew Cab Duallie
must be truly orgasmic!!!!!!

Happy Holidays all!


- ---

Alan Hepburn | |
National Semiconductor | DON'T TREAD ON ME |
Santa Clara, Ca | |
alanh galaxy.nsc.com | |

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:20:34 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: 4x4 pickups for sale?

Steve Ford_Man wrote:
>
> I desperately need a truck right now and I would prefer a full size
> Ford 4x4 truck. A used supercab shortbed would be awesome, but anything
> will do. Please send me info on where I can get a Ford pickup. Thank
> you for your time.

for, like, the afternoon, or do you need the truck longer?

Also, this may seem obvious, but I saw a BUNCH of Ford trucks at the
Ford dealer.

tc

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:29:25 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: RE: Clearance lights

I cannot seem to figure out how the hell to change the bulbs. The
were pre-installed when I bought the truck. (its an 86, not new). I
looked and looked and looked....... I took out the screws on the side
and the base was sealed to the top of the cab. So that didn't work.
I looked for a way to pry the top off, but it looked all sealed. Do
I have to pop of the top plastic and then re-seal??

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 09:44:14 -0800
From: Randy Rees
Subject: RE: Clearance lights

So did you actually install them yourself also? Was it a big headache? A
little scary drilling the holes? How long ago was the installation done?
Did you just use the casket or did you add some silicone also?

Randy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Dave L. [SMTP:davecl superior.net]
> Sent:Wednesday, December 17, 1997 7:31 PM
> To:fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject:Re: Clearance lights
>
> I installed a 5 light set made by Peterson....No problems yet, other
> than
> the 'made in china' bulbs that came with the light set (they blew
> within one
> week...all five of them). Removing the headliner was no joy either.
> ------------------- Dave Lindsley ---------------------------
> ---------------davecl superior.net-----------------------
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Rees
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Date: Wednesday, December 17, 1997 7:47 PM
> Subject: Clearance lights
>
>
> >Anybody installed aftermarket clearance lights? Has anybody had a
> >leakage problem with either factory or aftermarket clearance lights?
> If
> >so how long did it take to start having the problem?
>
>
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer
> --------------+
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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:17:03, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: 4x4 pickups for sale?

I have a 1987 F-250 4x4 for sale. 351 H.O., Auto, regular cab long
box, aluminum wheels, XL Trim, manual locking hubs, AC, 7.5' Western
Hydra Turn Plow. Price is $5750.

Josh Tenney
KNBD87D prodigy.com

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:28:57, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Brakes locking up

Was it raining or snowing? Brakes get REALLY touchy when they are
wet.

Josh

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:44:36 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: metric system

In a message dated 97-12-18 01:23:28 EST, you write:


all bent-out-of-shape about it. >>

To fix those bends, would that be metric or SAE bolts?

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 15:14:08 -0500 (EST)
From: Rex Edmiston
Subject: Banks TransCommand???

Hi all,

Anyone using one of these things?

I've got a '95 F-150 SB/SC, 5.8,E4OD, Flowmaster, drop in K&N
and Bilsteins on all 4 corners. This is a Northern California truck

Truck has 95K miles - a daily driver to from work 100 miles/day.
Truck REALLY works when towing a 4K lb inboard ski boat/trailer and
all the stuff needed for a week in the boonies.

Transmission seems to still be okay but really feels mushy getting
up to freeway speeds.

Would a TransCommand offer improvement and is it worth the cost??
What is the cost anyway???

Thanks for any input........rex

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 17:33:44 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Michael Wray : Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak

OK..... I was cruzing down the road the other day when I noticed that
the '86 F250 (351) was pulling a lot to the left. After stopping and
checking for a flat. I checked the brakes. The drivers front was
HOT. It was as if the brake had been engaged while I was driving. I
also noticed that the front passenger side was warmer than the rest.

I threw it in reverse and got up a little speed then slammed the
brakes on. It seemed to disengage the brake for a couple of miles.
but then it seemed that it was engaged again. I did the backup SLAM
thingy a couple of more times. It seems to have worked. I removed
the tire and looked at the brakes. The disk looks good, nothing looks
burned, no scoring, etc... The pads look almost the size of brand new
ones.

Any ideas what might have caused this?? What to check for???

As for the oil leak.

I was getting ready to change the oil when I noticed that there is oil
puddling on the top of the water pump. I looked and looked... But I
could not seem to find where it was coming from. Has anyone seen this
before? If so, where was your leak from?

+--------------

"as for the oil leak" I have owned small block fords all my life and most
have been hand-me downs. All have leaked oil from the front and
sometimes the rear of the intake manifold. This gasket is cork and
deteroiates "usually by the time I got them". The next place it will
leak is from the mains. Built my own last time and I expect that if I
keep it long enough ... well you know.
Trouble shooting brakes aren't really my thing, sorry.

Brian Rickmanbmrickman juno.com
91 Explorer EB 4X4
81 F100 351w AOD 2wd

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 13:52:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Derek Whiteside
Subject: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

My (new to me) 92 F150 4.9L 5speed XLT 4x2 makes an audible "click"
whenever I have the wipers on intermittent. Sounds like it's coming
from the passenger's side of the cab. Clicks every time the int.
wipers kick in. I am wondering if this is normal, or do I have
something to worry about? I don't want to be stuck without wipers here
in Rainy Oregon...

Thanks,

Derek Whiteside
derekw rocketmail.com

ps: I have only been on the list about 10 days now, and have found it
to be very helpful. thanks, everyone, for your input.








_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:01:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Derek Whiteside
Subject: 300 cid i-6: what grade of gas? timing variations?

My 92 F150 has the 4.9l straight six. I heard someone mention that
this engine does not like regular (87 octane) unleaded gas; is this
true? Anyone?

I did not get an owner's manual with the truck, so any discussion on
this would be great.

Also, does anyone have any feelings about timing settings for this
engine? Are the factory settings best, or is there somehting better?
Not currently pinging, but....

Thanks,

Derek Whiteside
derekw rocketrmail.com






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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:17:36 -0800
From: Randy Rees
Subject: RE: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

Normal, Normal, Normal. ! Either that or my new (new to me and Just new
in general) 97 F250 is broken already. Actually the real problem is that
you don't listen to the radio loud enough.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Derek Whiteside [SMTP:derekw rocketmail.com]
> Sent:Thursday, December 18, 1997 1:52 PM
> To:fordtrucks80up listservice.net
> Subject:int. wiper relay: 92 F150
>
> My (new to me) 92 F150 4.9L 5speed XLT 4x2 makes an audible "click"
> whenever I have the wipers on intermittent. Sounds like it's coming
> from the passenger's side of the cab. Clicks every time the int.
> wipers kick in. I am wondering if this is normal, or do I have
> something to worry about? I don't want to be stuck without wipers here
> in Rainy Oregon...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Derek Whiteside
> derekw rocketmail.com
>
> ps: I have only been on the list about 10 days now, and have found it
> to be very helpful. thanks, everyone, for your input.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _________________________________________________________
> DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer
> --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net,
> |
> | List removal instructions on the website.
> |
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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 97 17:35:57
From: droberts MIT.EDU (D ROBERTSON)
Subject: Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

Dear Derek:

My 86 Crown Vic does the same thing , no problems since I bought it in
90.

Dave

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:34:51 -0800 (PST)
From: Derek Whiteside
Subject: PLEASE HELP: strange vibration/lugging

I have a 1992 F150 4x2 Supercab XLT. Has the 300 cid I-6 and a 5 speed.

I'm hoping that there are others on the list with a similar
engine/tranny combo-- My truck has 45000 miles on it, and the only
thing that worries me at all about it is this 'strange vibration.'

Basically, I notice this vibration/noise in 1st, second, third, and
(if I try) 4th gear. It seems to happen at a certain engine speed,
below 2000 rpm, I'd say. Friends whohave ridden with me (and heard the
noise) say it sounds like a vibration or lugging. It will be louder or
softer, depending on how much I'm into the gas pedal. In my opinion,
at it's worst, it sounds a little like a diesel engine. It does not,
however, sound like knocking or pinging, but I've only heard it on a
few cars. Neither of my friends say it sounds like knock/ping either.

So, does anyone know what I'm talking about? It may be just some
normal harmonic vibration or something, but I'm worried about fuel/air
mix problems or maybe a torn/busted motor or tranny mount?

Thanks,

Derek Whiteside
derekw rocketmail.com

ps: looking for a 1992 F150 Owner's Manual, if anyone has an extra.
Not a repair manual. Yeah, I know I can call the dealer, but first....









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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 18:14:25 EST
From: SJew28
Subject: Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines

I've gotten several requests so here it is:

Racer Walsh
1849 Foster Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-721-2289
webpage: racerwalsh.com
email: racerwalsh ilnk.com

They do indeed have performance parts for many ford engines. I got catalog #
22 for free via the internet site. They have an 800 # for ordering and
provide tech data on the parts at the above number.

Sam

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 18:27:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Rex Edmiston
Subject: Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

Derek,

My '95 has done this since new. Wipers still work at 95K miles.

...rex
*********
My (new to me) 92 F150 4.9L 5speed XLT 4x2 makes an audible "click"
whenever I have the wipers on intermittent. Sounds like it's coming
from the passenger's side of the cab. Clicks every time the int.
wipers kick in.
*********

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:52:33 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: Clearance lights

Michael Wray wrote:
>
> I cannot seem to figure out how the hell to change the bulbs. The
> were pre-installed when I bought the truck. (its an 86, not new). I
> looked and looked and looked....... I took out the screws on the side
> and the base was sealed to the top of the cab. So that didn't work.
> I looked for a way to pry the top off, but it looked all sealed. Do
> I have to pop of the top plastic and then re-seal??

Riddle:

How many engineers does it take to design a light bulb you can't change?

You probably need a Whitworth wrench set to do it. Good luck!
- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
- --------------------------------------------------------------

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:58:58 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

Derek Whiteside wrote:
>
> My (new to me) 92 F150 4.9L 5speed XLT 4x2 makes an audible "click"
> whenever I have the wipers on intermittent. Sounds like it's coming
> from the passenger's side of the cab. Clicks every time the int.
> wipers kick in. I am wondering if this is normal, or do I have
> something to worry about? I don't want to be stuck without wipers here
> in Rainy Oregon...

It's the relay that powers the wiper. It's normal. Mine's been doing
it since it was new, and that's going on 3 years now. Had trouble with
the switch on the turn-signal stalk, though--but that's unrelated to the
"click".

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
- --------------------------------------------------------------

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 18:43:05 -0600
From: Dave Dierker
Subject: RE: int. wiper relay: 92 F150

I believe you're hearing a relay. This is a good thing... when that falls silent, so do your wipers.

Dave

On Thursday, December 18, 1997 17:28, Rex Edmiston [SMTP:REDMISTON/0006408530 MCIMAIL.COM] wrote:
> Derek,
>
> My '95 has done this since new. Wipers still work at 95K miles.
>
> ...rex
> *********
> My (new to me) 92 F150 4.9L 5speed XLT 4x2 makes an audible "click"
> whenever I have the wipers on intermittent. Sounds like it's coming
> from the passenger's side of the cab. Clicks every time the int.
> wipers kick in.
> *********
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+
>

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:02:34 -0500
From: "C. E. White"
Subject: Re: 300 cid i-6: what grade of gas? timing variations?

Derek Whiteside wrote:
>
> My 92 F150 has the 4.9l straight six. I heard someone mention that
> this engine does not like regular (87 octane) unleaded gas; is this
> true? Anyone?
>
> I did not get an owner's manual with the truck, so any discussion on
> this would be great.
>
> Also, does anyone have any feelings about timing settings for this
> engine? Are the factory settings best, or is there somehting better?
> Not currently pinging, but....
>
> Thanks,
>
> Derek Whiteside
> derekw rocketrmail.com

I have never run my 92 4.9L I-6 on anything but 87 Octane. It has 73,000
miles on the odometer and has had no Engine Problems and No Spark
Knocking. I do occasionally run some Chevron Intake Valve Cleaning junk
through it. Great motor.

Ed

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:29:37 EST
From: JOUZA1
Subject: Turbo vs Super

I am thinking of purchasing a supercharger or turbocharger for my 4.0 V6. But
I am also going to keep it as my daily driver so I was wondering wich one is
actually better for the engine. I plan on keeping my truck for years to come
because I like it so much. I also dont want to loose the pretty decent gas
milage from the V6 wich will help me keep that mpg?

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 21:00:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Who wants to be on the Ranger/Bronco II/Explorer list?

If you wish to be on the Ford Ranger/Bronco II/Explorer list
send me an email with the following as the subject:

Small truck list

Please send exactly that as the subject as I'm having them
filtered into an inbox over here. State in the message
the following:

live or digest list (or both)
whether you want to be removed from the lists you're on now
- if you want to be removed, which list is it that you're
on now and is it live or digest

The new list will be active on Monday, everyone who joins it
will receive complete instructions, our FAQ and our charter
as the the first posts.

Now returning you to our regular programs.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 19:14:34 -0700
From: Bob Fiddes
Subject: Small truck list

both

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 18:14:54 -0800
From: John Yee
Subject: Small truck list

digest list

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:19:51 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: metric system

Midwest96 wrote:
>
> In a message dated 97-12-18 01:23:28 EST, you write:
>
>
> all bent-out-of-shape about it. >>
>
> To fix those bends, would that be metric or SAE bolts?
>
nope, try the 'Metrinch'!! And of course for torque, slide on the
'persuader', my 4' steel tubing over the ratchet. Btw, didn't someone
give their .02 about this thing? Better watch out, that's using the
U.S. currency, do I have to convert that to francs or pesos? What is
that conversion factor again?

- ---Randy---- 8-)

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:27:02 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP: strange vibration/lugging

Derek Whiteside wrote:
>
> I have a 1992 F150 4x2 Supercab XLT. Has the 300 cid I-6 and a 5 speed.
>
> I'm hoping that there are others on the list with a similar
> engine/tranny combo-- My truck has 45000 miles on it, and the only
> thing that worries me at all about it is this 'strange vibration.'
>
> Basically, I notice this vibration/noise in 1st, second, third, and
> (if I try) 4th gear. It seems to happen at a certain engine speed,
> below 2000 rpm, I'd say. Friends whohave ridden with me (and heard the
> noise) say it sounds like a vibration or lugging. It will be louder or
> softer, depending on how much I'm into the gas pedal. In my opinion,
> at it's worst, it sounds a little like a diesel engine. It does not,
> however, sound like knocking or pinging, but I've only heard it on a
> few cars. Neither of my friends say it sounds like knock/ping either.
>
> So, does anyone know what I'm talking about? It may be just some
> normal harmonic vibration or something, but I'm worried about fuel/air
> mix problems or maybe a torn/busted motor or tranny mount?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Derek Whiteside
> derekw rocketmail.com
>
> ps: looking for a 1992 F150 Owner's Manual, if anyone has an extra.
> Not a repair manual. Yeah, I know I can call the dealer, but first....
>
> _________________________________________________________
> DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >

Derek, you said at a certain rpm? Is this only w/the engine under a
load (meaning in gear and driving)? Or have you put it in neutral and
tried the engine at different rpms? If not, get up to the speed where
you normally hear it, then engage the clutch. Does the noise go away?
If so, rev the motor a few times to see if it returns. If so, it's for
sure w/the motor. If it doesn't, then it could be any part of the
drivetrain. The miles seem pretty low to be any worn parts like
u-joints, but only you would know what kind of miles are on the truck
(rough or babied, for a truck I mean). Whichever you deduce to be the
culprit (engine or drivetrain) ask yourself what parts are involved
here? Check all the parts that you can see, like fanblades, belts, see
if the pulleys are loose (bad bearings could cause the noise). Has the
noise always been the same or has it gotten louder? Getting louder or
more frequent would point to a part wearing out that you'd want to get
fixed asap. I can't say for sure what the problem is, just trying to
help you decifer it.

Later,
Randy

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:29:27 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines

Jew28 wrote:
>
> webpage: racerwalsh.com

I tried that address, no dns entry, is it correct?
>

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:33:20 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Performance Parts Source for 2.0l and 2.3l Engines

SJew28 wrote:
>
> I've gotten several requests so here it is:
>
> Racer Walsh
> 1849 Foster Drive
> Jacksonville, FL 32216
> 904-721-2289
> webpage: racerwalsh.com
> email: racerwalsh ilnk.com
>
ignore the previous send, I got there, it is correct, sorry.

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:48:40 -0600
From: "Jose A. Castillo"
Subject: Small truck list

thanks

Castillo, Jose A.

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:49:39 -0600
From: "Jose A. Castillo"
Subject: Small truck list

both


Castillo, Jose A.

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:57:40 -0600
From: "Jose A. Castillo"
Subject: Warning Chime

I have a 95 Ranger XLT what decides once in a while to play the warning
chime because it thinks the door is ajar, about 5+ minutes after the
door has closed. The door ajar light comes on and the chime wails away.
I am trying to locate the the door sensor/switch to see if it is loose
or not properly grounded but can't seem to locate it. Any ideas would
be appreciated. I have come up with a quick fix, Play the music loud,
but looking for a more healthy solution (not going deaf). Any help
would be appreciated.

castillo, Jose A.
Dallas, Tx

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:46:24 -0500
From: "Bob Leifer"
Subject: Re: Warning Chime

Jose,

In my 97 Ranger, the door switch for the dome light, etc. is part of the
lock mechanism itself. With the door open, if you move the "flipper" latch
that engages the bail on the door post , you will actuate the switch; maybe
it is just out of adjustment.

Bob
- -----Original Message-----
From: Jose A. Castillo
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Thursday, December 18, 1997 10:03 PM
Subject: Warning Chime....


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