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fordtrucks80up-digest Tuesday, August 26 1997 Volume 01 : Number 079



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In this issue:

Bronco II stuff ["Lou Guerriero" ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem [Chris Kelly ]
Re: Bronco II stuff [Chris Kelly ]
Re: Axle type [Chewer aol.com]
Ranger For Sale [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
E-250 For Sale [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Intro And Of Course, An F-250 Question [Joe Maleski
Re: diesel coolant additives [John Yee ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem ["Andy Bell" ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem ["Andy Bell" ]
Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem ["Andy Bell" ]
Recommend workshop manual fro 4wd F150 ?? ["Keith Bugeja"
Test Message [Mitch Biarsky ]
Gas Mileage [Ted Ladd ]

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 07:41:14 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: Bronco II stuff

Hi,

Me and My Bronco II again... I'm thinking of lifting her.. been advised
against it, I know.. .but I want to put at least a 235 on my 15" rims....
any advice?

Also, I'm interested in putting in a K&N or similar filter. Should I keep
the box or do a swap and put in the free flow type? Are there any adv
disadvantages? I'm running a 2.9L 88', on an auto tranny, if that helps.

I'd also like to know what kind of underbody oil treatment to get, in
preparation for winter. I've never done it before, and I think I need to

Finally, anyone out there know about any other performance/mileage kits I
could put in? I'm leaning towards the jacobs kit, but very unsure. Most
people here (I moved from B.C. a year ago) run cars... (ugh!) and haven't a
clue! Is it worth it to change the headers, etc... exhaust? I have a
friend who swears by the larger pipe and freer flowing muffler/exhaust
system...

Thanks for any info...

Lou.
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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 08:03:40 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

William Street wrote:
>
> Hmm.. I think this may have got lost in the shuffle so let's try again.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> I've a bit of a problem with my clutch in a 90 Ranger 2.3L, 5speed
> that started about 120-130K miles (currently 150K).
>
> Symptoms:
> 1. clutch doesn't seem to fully disengage - shifting into 1st
> is VERY hard when not moving, shifting into reverse grinds.
> 2. doesn't always happen - sometimes everything works just fine
> 3. occasionally when completely stopped, clutch disengaged,
> all is ok - I can move into neutral and back to 1st - then
> in 1st with clutch disengaged I can feel a slight jerk and
> it takes a lot of pressure to move to neutral and is VERY
> difficult to get back into 1st
> 4. seems to be somewhat temperature (outside temp.) dependent -
> last summer I had the problem quite severely (a hot summer)
> and during the fall/winter/spring months it rarely acted up
> but this summer the problem is back
>
> Any ideas. Clutch plate/disk? Hydraulics?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bill
> --
> ========================================================================> 'Progress & Web Consulting'
>
> William Street Mailto:wstreet streetsys.com
> Street Systems, Inc. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.streetsys.com
>
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Try checking the fluid first, had problems with second gear in my 94,
thought maybe it was a synchronizer(yours might be) turned out to be low
on fluid, they use automatic transmission fluid. I am going to use
redline synthetic oil treament in mine..talk to someone one here that
tried it and worked really well...Good luck. Hope this helps!

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 08:05:25 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
Subject: Re: Bronco II stuff

Lou Guerriero wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Me and My Bronco II again... I'm thinking of lifting her.. been advised
> against it, I know.. .but I want to put at least a 235 on my 15" rims....
> any advice?
>
> Also, I'm interested in putting in a K&N or similar filter. Should I keep
> the box or do a swap and put in the free flow type? Are there any adv
> disadvantages? I'm running a 2.9L 88', on an auto tranny, if that helps.
>
> I'd also like to know what kind of underbody oil treatment to get, in
> preparation for winter. I've never done it before, and I think I need to
>
> Finally, anyone out there know about any other performance/mileage kits I
> could put in? I'm leaning towards the jacobs kit, but very unsure. Most
> people here (I moved from B.C. a year ago) run cars... (ugh!) and haven't a
> clue! Is it worth it to change the headers, etc... exhaust? I have a
> friend who swears by the larger pipe and freer flowing muffler/exhaust
> system...
>
> Thanks for any info...
>
> Lou.
> ][=====================================][
> ][ No Matter Where you go, there you are! ][
> ][=====================================][
>
> WWW: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.easyinternet.net/louisg/
> E-mail: loug easyinternet.net
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>
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I would get a Superchip for it!

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 11:51:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chewer aol.com
Subject: Re: Axle type

You'r axle ratio is 3.27 conventional (non-limited slip)

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 12:16:59, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Ranger For Sale

1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2, regular cab, shortbox, power windows, power
locks, power mirrors, cruise, tilt, AC, AM/FM cassette, premium sound,
6 disc CD changer, remote keyless/anti-theft, aluminum wheels,
sliding rear window, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 26,000 miles. Full coverage
extened warranty-expires 5/2/2000. This is great little truck for
everyday driving or would be an excellent canidate for a 5.0L
conversion. Asking $9500. Books out at $10,500. E-mail me at
KNBD87D prodigy.com or call me 612-450-5321. Josh

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 12:24:54, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: E-250 For Sale

1996 Ford E-250 Cargo Van 4.9L I-6, Auto, AM/FM, AC, white, 84,000
miles $11,900.
KNBD87D prodigy.com or 612-450-5321 Josh

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 09:24:29 -0700
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Re: Intro And Of Course, An F-250 Question

That's another positive thing I forgot to mention - the fuel tanks are
baffled and reinforced so much that you can actually jack the truck up on
the fuel tank. That's also why each one weighs over 100 pounds empty. :)

Joe

>> at the local Chevron station. 2.) 90 gallons of gas plus the 150
>
>Let's see...gas is about 6-6.5lbs per gallon...so, you are looking at
>550-600lbs of gas.
>Wow. How does it feel when it sloshes around? Or does it have
>baffles...Ahhh, never mind! ;)

************************************
Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab, 460/5-spd, The Silver Camel

mailto:jmaleski auspex.com

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 11:08:55 -0700
From: John Yee
Subject: Re: diesel coolant additives

At 05:31 PM 8/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>George,
>
>The coolant additive at the dealer is only $7.00 a bottle, thats whats
>required to be added every 15,000 miles. I cant tell you if the Pencool
>2000 is compatible or not, but in my truck, when compared to the price of
>oil changes, fuel filter changes, transmission fluid and filter changes,
>what the heck is $7.00 every 6th oil change????? LOL

Out of curiosity, what is your maintennance schedule and what is the ball park
cost for annual maintennance?

I'm not currently an owner of a powerstroke, but seriously considering a
powerstroke purchase, when the 1999 HD truck come out. Based on various
information, PS seem the way to go, for the applications I want to put
it through. (slide in camper) + towing .

This would be my first Diesel, so I'm trying to get a better handle on the
maintennance issues. I'm convinced of the mileage benefits, but am trying to
get a more complete cost of ownership picture.

Up to a certain point cost is not as much an issue, as eliminating all the
surprises.

thanks,

- -john.

Note: I mostly do my own maintennance, and I have done some research on cost of
at least oil filters and oil.

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:55:27 -0400
From: "Andy Bell"
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

I had the same problem you do. My truck is a 90 ranger 4x2 with a 2.3 and
mazda 5 speed. The pressure plate in these trucks tends to bend (warp) or
one of the engagement dampening springs has come out. Both of these
problems came up in my truck. It tends to be more frequent in hard driven
or beaten vehicles. Mine was used to landscape, haul wood and scrap metal,
and was drag raced on weekends.
ONE WARNING THOUGH------ Just because you buy a new or remanufactured
pressure plate, don't assume it is not bent. I went through 2
remanufactured plates before I found one that was not bent.

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> From: William Street
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem
> Date: Thursday, August 21, 1997 3:44 PM
>
> Hmm.. I think this may have got lost in the shuffle so let's try again.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> I've a bit of a problem with my clutch in a 90 Ranger 2.3L, 5speed
> that started about 120-130K miles (currently 150K).
>
> Symptoms:
> 1. clutch doesn't seem to fully disengage - shifting into 1st
> is VERY hard when not moving, shifting into reverse grinds.
> 2. doesn't always happen - sometimes everything works just fine
> 3. occasionally when completely stopped, clutch disengaged,
> all is ok - I can move into neutral and back to 1st - then
> in 1st with clutch disengaged I can feel a slight jerk and
> it takes a lot of pressure to move to neutral and is VERY
> difficult to get back into 1st
> 4. seems to be somewhat temperature (outside temp.) dependent -
> last summer I had the problem quite severely (a hot summer)
> and during the fall/winter/spring months it rarely acted up
> but this summer the problem is back
>
> Any ideas. Clutch plate/disk? Hydraulics?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bill
> --
> ========================================================================
> 'Progress & Web Consulting'
>
> William Street Mailto:wstreet streetsys.com
> Street Systems, Inc. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.streetsys.com
>
> =======================================================================
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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:58:31 -0400
From: "Andy Bell"
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

don't confuse the tranny fluid and clutch fluid---- tranny uses ATF
- --clutch uses brake fluid -- check both first.

- ----------
> From: Chris Kelly
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem
> Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 8:03 AM
>
> William Street wrote:
> >
> > Hmm.. I think this may have got lost in the shuffle so let's try again.
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > I've a bit of a problem with my clutch in a 90 Ranger 2.3L, 5speed
> > that started about 120-130K miles (currently 150K).
> >
> > Symptoms:
> > 1. clutch doesn't seem to fully disengage - shifting into 1st
> > is VERY hard when not moving, shifting into reverse grinds.
> > 2. doesn't always happen - sometimes everything works just fine
> > 3. occasionally when completely stopped, clutch disengaged,
> > all is ok - I can move into neutral and back to 1st - then
> > in 1st with clutch disengaged I can feel a slight jerk and
> > it takes a lot of pressure to move to neutral and is VERY
> > difficult to get back into 1st
> > 4. seems to be somewhat temperature (outside temp.) dependent -
> > last summer I had the problem quite severely (a hot summer)
> > and during the fall/winter/spring months it rarely acted up
> > but this summer the problem is back
> >
> > Any ideas. Clutch plate/disk? Hydraulics?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Bill
> > --
> >
========================================================================>
'Progress & Web Consulting'
> >
> > William Street Mailto:wstreet streetsys.com
> > Street Systems, Inc. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.streetsys.com
> >
> >
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>
> Try checking the fluid first, had problems with second gear in my 94,
> thought maybe it was a synchronizer(yours might be) turned out to be low
> on fluid, they use automatic transmission fluid. I am going to use
> redline synthetic oil treament in mine..talk to someone one here that
> tried it and worked really well...Good luck. Hope this helps!
>
> =======================================================================
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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 17:06:57 -0400
From: "Andy Bell"
Subject: Re: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem

May also be in the hydraulics--- the pressure plate tends to be a common
problem ----though with the mileage you have make sure you check the slave
and clutch master well before you tear anything apart.

- ----------
> From: William Street
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: 90 Ranger Clutch Problem
> Date: Thursday, August 21, 1997 3:44 PM
>
> Hmm.. I think this may have got lost in the shuffle so let's try again.
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> I've a bit of a problem with my clutch in a 90 Ranger 2.3L, 5speed
> that started about 120-130K miles (currently 150K).
>
> Symptoms:
> 1. clutch doesn't seem to fully disengage - shifting into 1st
> is VERY hard when not moving, shifting into reverse grinds.
> 2. doesn't always happen - sometimes everything works just fine
> 3. occasionally when completely stopped, clutch disengaged,
> all is ok - I can move into neutral and back to 1st - then
> in 1st with clutch disengaged I can feel a slight jerk and
> it takes a lot of pressure to move to neutral and is VERY
> difficult to get back into 1st
> 4. seems to be somewhat temperature (outside temp.) dependent -
> last summer I had the problem quite severely (a hot summer)
> and during the fall/winter/spring months it rarely acted up
> but this summer the problem is back
>
> Any ideas. Clutch plate/disk? Hydraulics?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bill
> --
> ========================================================================
> 'Progress & Web Consulting'
>
> William Street Mailto:wstreet streetsys.com
> Street Systems, Inc. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.streetsys.com
>
> =======================================================================
> Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 And Newer Trucks
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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 20:57:48 -0400
From: "Keith Bugeja"
Subject: Recommend workshop manual fro 4wd F150 ??

G'day All

I am new to this digest, so if this has been discussed before please
forward me the appropriate info.

Anyhow, I live in Melbourne Australia, and own a 1990 F150 XLT, 4wd with
a fuel injected 351.
I am looking at buying a good workshop manual in the next few weeks or
so. I noticed there are
quite a few out there.

Just wondering, what is the most thourough, well written and organised
workshop manual for the vehicle mentioned above ??

Any opinions you could share would be appreciated.
Thanx

Cheers
Keith

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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 23:07:32 -0400
From: Mitch Biarsky
Subject: Test Message....


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