Return-Path:
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 03:50:36 -0700 (MST)
From: owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net (fordtrucks80up-digest)
To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #111
Reply-To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Sender: owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net


fordtrucks80up-digest Thursday, March 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 111



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996 Trucks Digest
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
fordtrucks80up-digest-request listservice.net
with the word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. For help, send
email to the same address with the word "help" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

94 F150 Tire Size ["Norman Maranda" ]
gear ratios for ranger ["Bryan Snyder" ]
Spark Plugs [Ryan Penner ]
AC wiring question [Dave Send ]
Re: 94 F150 Tire Size [Vance ]
RE: Bulletproof E4OD???(was 300 I6) ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi") [Mark Ponsford ]
Re: High Mileage Trucks ["Mike Mueller" ]
Re: A/C Repair Question [Charles Neff ]
F150 Speaker sizes ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage [Robert Kennedy ]
Re: F150 Speaker sizes [Vance ]
99 Ford 350 Cab and Chassis questions [Claude King
Starter ["Casey Vandor" ]
ADMIN: Ranger questions [Ken Payne ]
E40D can be a performer... [Run351 ]
Re: E40D can be a performer... [ACMERCG ]
Re: F150 Dim Lights [Gary Callahan ]
Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage [Cerveza6 ]
Re: E40D can be a performer... [Run351 ]
Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage [Steve Burnett ]
Re: Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage [Croth2 ]
RE: Ford Trucks and High Mileage [Jim Cannon ]
Re: F150 Speaker sizes [Randy ]
Re: Starter [Randy ]
Re: 94 F150 Tire Size...formula for tire size [FSTFORDS

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 06:29:05 -0500
From: "Norman Maranda"
Subject: 94 F150 Tire Size

I was just talking to my ford dealer service manager and he was telling me when
you in crease your tire size it has no effect on the ABS. But what he did say
it will mess up your shifting speed (i.e speed sensor) if you have a automatic
transmission. He recommended that going up about 2 tire sizes would be ok so I
guess what I'm trying to say is 265/75/15 or 31"x10.5" tires are ok to put on a
stock 1994 F150 4x4. If you do this your speed odometer will be off 6.1% for
265/75/15 and 7.3%(65MPH=69MPH) for 31"x10.5"(65MPH=69.8MPH). Also You guys
said you could recalibrate the speedometer??? How???

- --
NAME: Norman J. Maranda Jr.
TITLE: STRESS ANALYST
DEPT: D464
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nmaranda gdeb.com
WORK #: (860) 433-1652

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 05:52:47 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: gear ratios for ranger

Does anyone know the gear ratios for the 1990 4wd rangers with either of
the 5sp's? I REALLY need this. Thanks

Bryan

______________________________________________________

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 07:00:22 -0700
From: Ryan Penner
Subject: Spark Plugs

I was doing some stuff on my truck and one of the things I did was take
out my spark plugs, so I was comparing them with the pictures in the
back of a car manual. What I found out was that it was running hot, so
does anyone know where I could get some spark plugs that run hotter than
normal, I have been told they exist.

Thanks.

Btw- This problem relates to a miss that I have been having since day
one, and have spent about $1,000 trying to fix but cannot. I have the
I-6

Ryan

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:08:43 EST
From: Dave Send
Subject: AC wiring question

I have an 89 Ford, the perils of which I have been chronicling throughout this
list for 2 months now. And thanks to all for your help!! I dont have a heater
core, but when the rainy season hit I figured the warm air would do enough to
keep the fog off of my windshield. But no matter what way I switch the heat-
cold slider, I get AC!!! Which is in great shape too!!! I am freezing!!
I assume that the same people who got every bolt stuck in the manifold,
sold me the truck with a bad tranni and differential, and left enough pieces
of the timing gear in my oil pan so that I had to replace the pump,
distributer, and cam shaft (due to a chipped tooth) also hooked up the AC to
the heater side.

My question is, do I need to get behind the panel in the dash to rewire it?

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:11:45 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: 94 F150 Tire Size

Norman Maranda wrote:
>
> I was just talking to my ford dealer service manager and he was telling me when
> you in crease your tire size it has no effect on the ABS. But what he did say
> it will mess up your shifting speed (i.e speed sensor) if you have a automatic
> transmission. He recommended that going up about 2 tire sizes would be ok so I
> guess what I'm trying to say is 265/75/15 or 31"x10.5" tires are ok to put on a
> stock 1994 F150 4x4. If you do this your speed odometer will be off 6.1% for
> 265/75/15 and 7.3%(65MPH=69MPH) for 31"x10.5"(65MPH=69.8MPH). Also You guys
> said you could recalibrate the speedometer??? How???
> E-MAIL ADDRESS: nmaranda gdeb.com
> WORK #: (860) 433-1652

I think I read it in my owner's manual. You may have to go to a dealer
(or find someone else who knows) but you are supposed to be able to
recalibrate the speedometer a certain number of times to allow for
different tire sizes. My truck came with 235/75R15 tires, but I saw some
1995 trucks with 265/75R15s on them on the dealer lot. I currently have
30x9.50 tires on the truck and have not recalibrated it. Wasn't going to
go to the trouble but if I notice it shifting too late I may go ahead.
I'll let you know if I find out more.

1994 Ford F-150 4X4 351W 3.55 limited slip
Vance Woodard
Paris, Texas

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:46:54 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Bulletproof E4OD???(was 300 I6)

Randy...

Sure, there have been problems with the E4OD. All I can say is that in
my truck, matched to the I6, I have had zero problems, and would not
hesitate to buy another F150 with the I6 and the E4OD.

Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy [SMTP:fordtrucks80up ListService.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 11:36 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net; runawaykid ncweb.com
> Subject: Re: Bulletproof E4OD???(was 300 I6)
>
> Laughing Out Loud, Tony. :D
>
> Check out this site for info on how to bulletproof an E4OD. This guys
> sounds like he's had enough experience to know...
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thegrid.net/thedrivetrainpage/
>
> Later,
> Randy
>
> Rio, Tony wrote:
> >
> > Randy...
> >
> > I was more worried about the repercussions of saying something
> positive
> > about the E4OD! :)
> >
> > Tony Rio
> > Allstate Enterprise Help Center
> > PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
> > Trio1 Allstate.com
> > (W) 847.402.9386
> +--------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996
> ----------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net,
> |
> | List removal instructions on the website.
> |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
> -----------------+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 08:04:15 -0800
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi")

>Randy-
>
>I agree. Awesome engine. That is why (IMHO) Ford quit building 'em!
>Lasted too long! They need to move that NEW iron!
>
>Jim
>

Ain't it the truth. But, you'll never catch FORD actually admitting it.



- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Ponsford
Phone: (250) 721-7397 Email: mponsfor uvic.ca

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 98 08:04:10 PST
From: "Mike Mueller"
Subject: Re: High Mileage Trucks

Hey all!
I have an '89 F-150, with 5.8.
I bought it used with ~95,k miles on it in 93 and have since gotten the =
odo up to 150,000+. The only prob's I've had are starters and brakes. =
I do most all my own work, (I'm not a trained Mechanic but I play one =
in my garage), so it's been no real problem. Then again, looking at my =
spreadsheet, I've replaced pretty much all I can externally on the motor.
Alternator, Battery, Water pump (twice), Radiator, Starters (4), Drive =
shaft, window motor, just to name a few. When the time comes and I need =
to put in a new motor, there are plenty of rebuilt ones out there.
Overall though the truck has cost me an average of .0397 cents a mile or =
$1.319 a day in maintanence so I can't complain. Plus I bought a "newer =
looking truck" in '93 for more than half what a new one would cost, put =
in $2,356.00 in parts over the years and it's done everything I ever aske=
d it to except get me another cold one. Can't argue with that!
Just my story, and I am sticking to it!

Thanks!



Mike Mueller
The Leasing Dept.
Equipment Leasing and Funding
www.leasingdept.com

- ----------

> What is considered high mileage for a Ford pickup truck? I've found =
a '92
> F250 4WD w/95k miles on it. It is super clean (underhood, inside cab, =
and
> body). I think the price is right, but I'm concerned about the mileag=
e.
> If you have any experience with this sort of thing, please write. Than=
ks.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 10:20:18 -0800
From: Charles Neff
Subject: Re: A/C Repair Question

From: sbest

>From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
>I have a leaky A/C connection(leaks oil) at the condenser on my 85 F-150. It
>still holds a little pressure but not much. I've tried tightening the
>already tight connection to compress whatever o-ring or gasket that is in
>there but that seemed to make it leak worse.
>
>1.)Does anyone know if these connections can be simply taken apart, cleaned
>and a new o-ring put in?
>
>2) Do these use O-rings or gaskets, special order form FORD?
>
>I3) 'I've heard that once you open up an A/C system you need to replace the
>receiver/dryer. Is that true?
>
>Then of course I know I need to take it in to have it vacuumed out and R12
>put back in.
>
>Thanks Walt
>
Overtightening an inverted flare connection can only make matters worse
and
possibly ruin the connection. The seal is formed by the o-ring in
conjunction
with the shape of the flare on one half of the fitting and the socket
wall on the
other half. Overtightening the nut can distort the female socket and
possibly
crack the nut. If its leaking, it's no doubt the o-ring unless you are
not the first to over torque it. The fitting should only be tight enough
to ensure that it does not come undone from vibration.

The drier asorbs moisture so it doesn't circulate in the system and
react with the freon to form acids which can destroy metal parts.
Usually there is some added capacity if the system has never been opened
after its inital charge. If the system has never been opened
up before, and you get in and out real fast with that o-ring fix, and
you vacuum the system for 7 or so hours following the repair, and you
don't inject air into the system from non-purged charging hoses, you
will probably be OK. If you don't know the history of the system,
replace the dryer.

Be sure to clean the connection before taking it apart and install the
o-ring with refrigerant oil and put some on the threads too before
tightening.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 11:55:20 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: F150 Speaker sizes

Does anyone know the dimensions of the front and rear speakers in a '94
F150? My passenger front seems to have blown, and I don't want to pull
the door panels off until I'm ready to replace the speakers.

Thanks!!!

Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 07:55:06 -0800
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

The info you need on your rig is available at a website called www.edmunds.com
it's basically a buyer's guide, I've been looking at a 90 F250 4X4 myself.
The web site had a lot of useful info...

Bob


At 05:45 AM 3/25/98 -0500, you wrote:
> Thanks.
>
>

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 14:14:03 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: F150 Speaker sizes

Rio, Tony wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the dimensions of the front and rear speakers in a '94
> F150? My passenger front seems to have blown, and I don't want to pull
> the door panels off until I'm ready to replace the speakers.
>
> Thanks!!!
>
> Tony Rio
> Trio1 Allstate.com


6.5 inch round 3.625 inch depth front doors
5x7 inches rear in an extended cab

check www.crutchfield.com for sizes that fit your truck

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:32:01 -0500
From: Claude King
Subject: 99 Ford 350 Cab and Chassis questions

Is there and where is the spare located on a cab and chassis model ?

Is the rear sway bar available in this model with single rear wheels ?

Is the Class three hitch available also?

//ck

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 14:40:10 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: Starter

Well starter seems ok now, hasn't not started for a couple of days. Hope
it was just dirty connections.

Casey

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 19:15:00 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Ranger questions

We have a small truck list for Ranger/Explorer/Bronco IIs.
Please post such questions there. S*bscribe form is on the
web site. The small truck list was started to relieve
the mail traffic burden on both small truck and large
truck owners, please take advantage of this.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:09:49 EST
From: Run351
Subject: E40D can be a performer...

Randy,
I was just reading your Email on the E40D..I must say I have a
93 Lightning, as you know these trucks came with the E40D. I must say that in
stock form this trans was a performer..Now after LEVEL10 valve body, this
trans is unbelievable..I am in the 300HP range at the fly..so I can safely say
I am putting it to the test...I have about 48000 miles on truck with no signs
of wear...and after running a 5.0L Ranger for years w/C4 ..I love the
Overdrive.....
Joh
n

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:25:13 EST
From: ACMERCG
Subject: Re: E40D can be a performer...

How do you know if you have an E4OD?

Joe

------------------------------

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:30:51 -0800
From: Gary Callahan
Subject: Re: F150 Dim Lights

>
> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 16:19:53 -0600
> From: "Harold Day"
> Subject: F150 Lights
>
> Quick question for you guys...
>
> My 84 F150's Lights are all dim. Panel lights, Interior lights, Head
> lights.... Any Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Harold
>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I had a similar problem on my '81 F-150 4x4. I added a heavy
duty cable from where the Negative lead connected (grounded) to the
starter motor to the frame and all my problems went. Make sure you
get good clean electrical connections. I used "star" washers between
each mating metal surface.

Gary Callahan
callah hninc.com

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:38:33 EST
From: Cerveza6
Subject: Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

In a message dated 98-03-25 13:35:53 EST, you write:


What is considered high mileage for a Ford pickup truck? I've found a '92
F250 4WD w/95k miles on it. It is super clean (underhood, inside cab, and
body). I think the price is right, but I'm concerned about the mileage.
If you have any experience with this sort of thing, please write. Thanks. >>

I have an "83 Ford Bronco with a 351W that has 153,000. It uses 1 quart of
oil in a 1000 miles and probably half is leaking from the rear seal.

If it's been taken care of and had the oil changed it should be OK !!

Jerry O
Mesa, Az.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:03:54 EST
From: Run351
Subject: Re: E40D can be a performer...

Simply if you have a automatic with OD and you don't have a AOD..You have a
E40D.
This trans is larger than the AOD.. and is computer controlled unlike the AOD.
also is in the late model 2X4 and 4X4..I believe starting with the 1993
models..
You can check up on the date.. John

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 18:18:12 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Burnett
Subject: Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Cerveza6 wrote:

> In a message dated 98-03-25 13:35:53 EST, you write:
>
>
> What is considered high mileage for a Ford pickup truck? I've found a '92
> F250 4WD w/95k miles on it. It is super clean (underhood, inside cab, and
> body). I think the price is right, but I'm concerned about the mileage.
> If you have any experience with this sort of thing, please write. Thanks. >>
>
> I have an "83 Ford Bronco with a 351W that has 153,000. It uses 1 quart of
> oil in a 1000 miles and probably half is leaking from the rear seal.
>
> If it's been taken care of and had the oil changed it should be OK !!

My '76 F150 300-6 cyl. had 400,00 miles on it. I changed the engine once,
so each engine had about 200,00 miles on it. Was still running strong
with the original driveline when I got rid of it.

My '90 F150 4.9EFI-6 cyl has 175,000 miles on it and it's still going
strong. Maybe a quart of oil every 2500 miles or so. Just passed
California's tight smog check with flying colors.

On both vehicles, the oil gets changed every 3-5000 miles. Tune up,
coolant, and tranny/diff fluids changes once a year.

As for prices, you can get great deals those that have more than 100,000
miles on them. The dealers know that the 100K sounds like "high mileage"
to most buyers, and they tend to price them much lower. The reality is
that a well-maintained truck with 100K miles will still go -another- 100K
miles before any major work is required. However, be prepared to shell
out for small things like alternators, starters, water pumps and so forth.

____________________________________________________
| Steve M. Burnett sburn smbtech.com |

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:57:48 EST
From: Croth2
Subject: Re: Re: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

The Farm Service in my hometown has a 92 f-250 4x4 351 that has 185,000 hard
miles. This truck is used for hauling large fertilizer tanks, and grainwagons
There has never been any problems with the engine, hope this helps-Tim

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:34:22 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: RE: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

1) Which engine and transmission in this '92 F250?

2) Can you turn off the "This is a multi-part message in MIME format."
stuff and the double message? Thanks!

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

- - ------=_NextPart_000_01BD57B1.28254140
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

What is considered high mileage for a Ford pickup truck? I've found a
'92
F250 4WD w/95k miles on it. It is super clean (underhood, inside cab,
and
body). I think the price is right, but I'm concerned about the
mileage.
If you have any experience with this sort of thing, please write.
Thanks.

- - ------=_NextPart_000_01BD57B1.28254140
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


color=3D"#000000" face=3D"Arial">What is considered high mileage for a =
Ford pickup truck?  I've found a '92 F250 4WD w/95k miles on it. =
 It is super clean (underhood, inside cab, and body).  I think
=
the price is right, but I'm  concerned about the mileage.  If
=
you have any experience with this sort of thing, please write. =
 Thanks.

- - ------=_NextPart_000_01BD57B1.28254140--

- ------------------------------
- --

Jim Cannon
Houston, Texas

"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle"
- Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 23:37:02 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: F150 Speaker sizes

Tony,
the 6.5" mentioned on the other reply is right, but you CAN fit 6x9's
in there if you do some cutting. I don't know about with p/w, p/l
though, since I have neither.
Later,
Randy

Rio, Tony wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the dimensions of the front and rear speakers in a '94
> F150? My passenger front seems to have blown, and I don't want to pull
> the door panels off until I'm ready to replace the speakers.
>
> Thanks!!!
>
> Tony Rio
> Allstate Enterprise Help Center
> PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
> Trio1 Allstate.com
> (W) 847.402.9386
>
> +--------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996 ----------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 23:38:42 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Starter

Casey,
Now that it's too late, but this may be of some comfort at least.
My buddies car did the same thing your truck did so one day I went
over and cleaned ALL the wiring connection on battery and starter and
he hasn't had a related problem w/it in the last 3 yrs.
Later,
Randy

Casey Vandor wrote:
>
> Well starter seems ok now, hasn't not started for a couple of days. Hope
> it was just dirty connections.....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.