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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, March 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 112



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In this issue:

F150 Speedometer Recalibration ["Norman Maranda" ]
Re: High Mileage Trucks [John Pinkham ]
AC wiring question ["Mike Mueller" ]
RE: speedo recalibration ["Posluszny, Walt (posl)" ]
RE:Hot spark plugs ["Posluszny, Walt (posl)" ]
Re: Check Engine Light [JSCF250 ]
Borg Warner 1356 xfer case blues [David McDonald ]
Re: Hot spark plugs [Ryan Penner ]
Re: Borg Warner 1356 xfer case blues [Steve ]
Late model 351W or 5.8 HO motors [sbest ]

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 06:11:46 -0500
From: "Norman Maranda"
Subject: F150 Speedometer Recalibration

I was talking to my dealer agian yesterday and he said that if you put bigger
tires on the truck you have to change a gear on the speed sensor. He said that
it was about 1/2 hour of labor and 10 bucks for the gear for a grand total of
40 bucks!!! I think this is the only way to recalibrate the speedometer. Did
any body do this???? How involved is it??? Thanks

NOM

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

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 07:03:22 -0800
From: John Pinkham
Subject: Re: High Mileage Trucks

88 F-250 diesel with stick shift: 400K on original engine.
Work done: new flywheel, rear drums (mechanic put both primary shoes on
one side, secondaries on the other side), recharge a/c and fix a/c
fittings, warranty repair of front calipers, alternator rebuild, replace
stereo/cassette player, speedo gear replacement. Previous owner put
about 350K on the truck hauling 5th wheels all over the USA.
Think its due for valve seals.

John Pinkham

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 98 07:51:47 PST
From: "Mike Mueller"
Subject: AC wiring question

Hey all!
I know the answer to this one!
In defrost, or even upper and lower on the selector switch, the AC cycles=
on to help get rid of the humidity in the cab.
Since you do not have heat, all you get is AC!
I can feel a difference in my '89 F-150 in the heat going from straight =
heat to the next level (up & down).In the heat mode, the AC does not come=
on.
Your truck is normal, and maybe the fix would be to pull the connector =
on the AC compressor, but I am not in a position to say if that is a good=
thing or a bad thing, perhaps someone else on the list with AC and elect=
rical knowledge can help?

Thanks!

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

From: Dave Send
Subject: AC wiring question

Dave send says:
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 enoug=
h 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 manifo=
ld,
sold me the truck with a bad tranni and differential, and left enough pie=
ces
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?

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 09:45:09 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: RE: speedo recalibration

Norman, I don't know how to recalibrate the speedo, maybe you need
to do that because of the electronically controlled auto tranny and ABS. My
85 has neither so it was as simple as changing a $5 plastic gear in my
manual tranny.
Walt

> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 06:29:05 -0500
> From: "Norman Maranda"
> Subject: 94 F150 Tire Size
> Also You guys
> said you could recalibrate the speedometer??? How???
>

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 09:59:00 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: RE:Hot spark plugs

Ryan, If you truck does not ping, I would not change the heat range
of your spark plugs, you'll create other potential problems. If they are
showing signs of oveheating, you have other things you should be looking at
like an O2 sensor, feedback solenoid, etc... depending on the year and
engine. If it always runs lean you should get something like a code 41
indicating such from the EEC unit. If it's lean only on the highway(which
will heat up your plugs pretty good) you may not get a code 41 but still
should check some of the things I mentioned above.

I had a similar problem(except mine pinged horribly(sounded like a
diesel it was so bad) except on Premium $$ gas, and even then, it still
pinged at part throttle in 3rd & 4th gears). My 85 EEC4 showed a code 41
(ALWAYS LEAN). Changed plug temps, checked EGR, checked O2 sensor, adjusted
carb fuel mixture, etc... no change until I found the feedback solenoid on
the back of my carb was leaking air all the time. I replace the plugs with
the correct heat range and everything is fine now. You didn't mention year
or engine in your note, hope this helps.

Good Luck, Walt
.
> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 07:00:22 -0700
> From: Ryan Penner
> Subject: Spark Plugs
> 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.
> Ryan
>

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:46:43 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: Check Engine Light

check out this website and store it in your favorite places. trouble codes
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.c-edge.com/SHOTIMES/SHO3EECCODES.HTML
it tells you how to check out your codes.good luck.
jscf250

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 16:14:29 -0800
From: David McDonald
Subject: Borg Warner 1356 xfer case blues

Hiya all,

I've got a '90 F250HD 351 5spd that I use to snowplow my 1/4 mile
driveway in Colorado. I blew out the xfer case right after I got the plow
this year, and figured that it had been leaking for about two years, so I
wasn't surprised (it had about 75K miles on it).

So, I bought a rebuilt BW 1356 for $600, which I thought was a good
price... until it blew out too, after two snowstorms... total miles on the
rebuilt case: 4. Yep, I typed that right.... 4 miles. It's in for guarantee
work, if the guys decide to stand behind a transfer case mounted on a
'modified' vehicle (refering to my western snowplow).

My question is this - Did '90 F250HDs come with any other xfer cases?
I've heard that possibly some came equipped with New Process cases. Are those
any beefier than the Borg Warners? I either need to get something with a
little more metal in it, or change my plowing style (4lo, slow speeds, long
steady pushes until that BUMP at the ice stack at the end o the road).

I'll let those of you in the Denver area know who rebuilt the xfer
case and how they stand behind it next week after they've taken a look at it.


Dave McDonald

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:30:42 -0700
From: Ryan Penner
Subject: Re: Hot spark plugs

Posluszny, Walt (posl) wrote:

>
> I had a similar problem(except mine pinged horribly(sounded like a
> diesel it was so bad) except on Premium $$ gas, and even then, it still
> pinged at part throttle in 3rd & 4th gears). My 85 EEC4 showed a code 41
> (ALWAYS LEAN). Changed plug temps, checked EGR, checked O2 sensor, adjusted
> carb fuel mixture, etc... no change until I found the feedback solenoid on
> the back of my carb was leaking air all the time. I replace the plugs with
> the correct heat range and everything is fine now. You didn't mention year
> or engine in your note, hope this helps.
>
> Good Luck, Walt
> .

I am sorry about that, I bet that made a lot of people scratch their
heads. :)
Anyways my truck is a '91 F150 with the I-6 EFI.

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 21:42:57 -0600
From: Steve
Subject: Re: Borg Warner 1356 xfer case blues

I had the exact same problem with mine. Only took 3 rebuilds before I found this
webpage:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thegrid.net/thedrivetrainpage/borg1356.htm

This guy shows how a part of the inside shell of the case wears out and needs to
be welded up again to work properly.

Saved me a ton of headaches, seeing as R&D transmission of Theinsville, WI
couldn't figure it out after 3 tries, I had to tell them how to do their job
after finding the above page.

Check out the page and your problem will be gone, I'm sure.

Steve

nsanthem hnet.net
take ns off to reply...






David McDonald wrote:

> Hiya all,
>
> I've got a '90 F250HD 351 5spd that I use to snowplow my 1/4 mile
> driveway in Colorado. I blew out the xfer case right after I got the plow
> this year, and figured that it had been leaking for about two years, so I
> wasn't surprised (it had about 75K miles on it).
>
> So, I bought a rebuilt BW 1356 for $600, which I thought was a good
> price... until it blew out too, after two snowstorms... total miles on the
> rebuilt case: 4. Yep, I typed that right.... 4 miles. It's in for guarantee
> work, if the guys decide to stand behind a transfer case mounted on a
> 'modified' vehicle (refering to my western snowplow).
>
> My question is this - Did '90 F250HDs come with any other xfer cases?
> I've heard that possibly some came equipped with New Process cases. Are those
> any beefier than the Borg Warners? I either need to get something with a
> little more metal in it, or change my plowing style (4lo, slow speeds, long
> steady pushes until that BUMP at the ice stack at the end o the road).
>
> I'll let those of you in the Denver area know who rebuilt the xfer
> case and how they stand behind it next week after they've taken a look at it.
>
> Dave McDonald
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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 02:08:10 -0400
From: sbest
Subject: Late model 351W or 5.8 HO motors

I am looking for a late model 351W or 5.8 HO electronic fuel injection
motor for a swap and really do not know much them.

Is there a HO version? In what vehicles would I be likely to find one?
How do I tell? What years are best? Which ones have roller cams?
What books would give me this info? Any ideas?


Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com....


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