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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, March 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 110



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In this issue:

Re: Tire Size For 94 F150 [Vance ]
RE: Computer Codes ["Beaman, James" ]
RE: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi") ["Rio, Tony" ]
RE: Turbo Boost on PSD question [Jason Lester ]
RE: Tire Size For 94 F150 ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Tire Size For 94 F150 [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz ]
F150 Lights ["Harold Day" ]
Re: F150 Lights ["Mike Miller" ]
RE: F150 Lights ["Rio, Tony" ]
99ford 350 rim size? [Claude King ]
Re: 99ford 350 rim size? [Sheldon Belinkoff ]
Re: Bulletproof E4OD???(was 300 I6) [Randy ]
re: farm ["Randy Kindler" ]
Re: [ZUK]servers [Gary Callahan ]
Re: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi") [Jim Cannon ]
Re: A/C Repair Question [sbest ]
Ranger Power Steering Question [SNOOP22222 ]
Ford Trucks and High Mileage ["woodsman" ]

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 07:40:16 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: Tire Size For 94 F150

Logerman wrote:
>
> local dealers won't sell me a larger tire, you know why?


Because you have the wrong dealer. Find one who will:)
If they tell you it's because the new tire size will throw off your
speedometer...that can be recalibrated on the 94 Ford.
vance

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 08:54:14 -0600
From: "Beaman, James"
Subject: RE: Computer Codes

Chris Hedemark wrote:

> You can get code readers now for something like $50 or less. It plugs
> right into a port that is in a predetermined place. Look around under
> the dash for a wiring harness hanging down that isn't plugged into
> anything. I found the one for my mustang when installing a new stereo
> head unit. The code grabbers are great because you get a book eplaining
> all of the error codes and you get a numeric display instead of having
> to read something like morse code with the check engine light.
>
I myself use one of these code readers but if I had it to do over again, I
would just buy the Haynes manual on reading codes from the local Auto Zone
or Hi-Lo. It covers all cars and trucks and shows which wires on the Ford
test connector to jumper to get the Check Engine light to flash the codes
and tells what the flashes mean. On top of this, it offers some explanation
into the different systems which send codes to the computer and locates
several of the sensors.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 09:37:39 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi")

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Randy [SMTP:fordtrucks80up ListService.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 24, 1998 12:29 AM
> To:fordtrucks80up ListService.net; runawaykid ncweb.com
> Subject:Re: 300 I6 (was "Re: Hi")
>
> I'd say cube for cube (hehe) the 300 I6 is one of the most dependable
> motors ever built. And you thought you'd start a war...
> Later,
> Randy
>
>
> Chris Hedemark wrote:
> >
> > Rio, Tony wrote:
> >
> > > I may start a war here, but I'll tell you that for the money, the
> I6 is
> > > an absolute workhorse. Change the oil regularly, and it'll last
> > > forever. And quite honestly, matched up to the E4OD, it makes a
> pretty
> > > good truck. It may not be suitable for constant heavy duty towing
> and
> > > pulling, but for around the homestead type work, it's a winner. I
> use
> > > mine up in '94 up in Wisconsin to pull stumps and such, and still
> get
> > > around 20 mpg on the highway. For my money, I'm saying it's the
> best of
> > > both worlds. Now if you're pulling a big horse-trailer or
> something all
> > > the time...
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 14:41:58 -0500
From: Jason Lester
Subject: RE: Turbo Boost on PSD question

I'm not sure how much they put out stock. I've got the Banks Stinger-Plus
kit on mine and it will make 15 easily when going uphill empty (full
throttle). I think that with a trailer I'll probably get up close to 20.
As far as I know, they haven't changed boost since '94. The new 99's will
probably make more since they're wastegated. As far as installing a boost
gauge, you just put a T-connector in the hose from the MAP sensor on the
passenger's side of the engine firewall. For complete instructions on how
to do this and other info on the Power Stroke, check out my website at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/

Click on Features and then on Banks Install and Review for info on
installing the boost gauge.

Jason

>Does anyone know what the boost in on the PSDs? Did they change the boost
>at all over since the first PSD? Also, is there a way to hook up a boost
>gauge? Just curious as to how much boost these turbos put on diesel
>engines. I had an 85 SVO which put out 15lbs for the 2.3L four banger.

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 13:51:16 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Tire Size For 94 F150

Could it be something to do with local laws and restrictions? Here in
Chicago, "reputable" dealers will not sell (actually install) a larger
tire which would make the vehicle "illegal". For example, in the state
of Illinois a tire may not stick out past the wheel-well fender. They
site this as a safety hazard whereas if the protruding surface of the
tire kicks up a rock. there is no fender to keep it from flying and
possibly hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. If the tires fit in the
wheel-well, the debris would be blocked by the fender. Check with your
local city or county gov't.

Sure beats dropping several hundred on a set of tires that earn you a
ticket every time you pass a cop.

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Vance [SMTP:fordtrucks80up ListService.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 24, 1998 7:40 AM
> To:vancelw koyote.com; fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject:Re: Tire Size For 94 F150
>
> Logerman wrote:
> >
> > local dealers won't sell me a larger tire, you know why?
>
>
> Because you have the wrong dealer. Find one who will:)
> If they tell you it's because the new tire size will throw off
> your
> speedometer...that can be recalibrated on the 94 Ford.
> vance
> +--------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996
> ----------------+
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 13:57:40 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: Re: Tire Size For 94 F150

You (Rio, Tony) wrote:
> Could it be something to do with local laws and restrictions? Here in
> Chicago, "reputable" dealers will not sell (actually install) a larger
> tire which would make the vehicle "illegal". For example, in the state
> of Illinois a tire may not stick out past the wheel-well fender. They
> site this as a safety hazard whereas if the protruding surface of the
> tire kicks up a rock. there is no fender to keep it from flying and
> possibly hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. If the tires fit in the
> wheel-well, the debris would be blocked by the fender. Check with your
> local city or county gov't.

And that's why God invented wheelwell "skirts"... not cheap but made of
Urethane or Fibreglass and nearly indestructible. You mount those on
your vehicle and it makes the body "stick out" further to get around
the ordinance quote above.

> Sure beats dropping several hundred on a set of tires that earn you a
> ticket every time you pass a cop.

I would reckon, they would return their cost in just one or two such
stops :-)

Take care.

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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

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 14:47:15 -0800
From: "Mike Miller"
Subject: Re: F150 Lights

- -----Original Message-----
From: Harold Day
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 2:21 PM
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


Maybe a corroded ground or the alternator not putting out enough juice. Make
sure there is not a voltage differential between the engine and frame
grounds.

mike
85 F250 4x4, ext. cab, diesel w banks turbo

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 16:55:06 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: F150 Lights

Had the same problem on my '89 probe. Ended up the alternator was not
putting out enough juice. Had to have it replaced when the car wouldn't
stay running anymore.

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Mike Miller [SMTP:fordtrucks80up ListService.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 24, 1998 4:47 PM
> To:JoMi email.msn.com; fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject:Re: F150 Lights
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Day
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 2:21 PM
> 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
>
>
> Maybe a corroded ground or the alternator not putting out enough
> juice. Make
> sure there is not a voltage differential between the engine and frame
> grounds.
>
> mike
> 85 F250 4x4, ext. cab, diesel w banks turbo
>
>
> +--------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 18:59:32 -0500
From: Claude King
Subject: 99ford 350 rim size?

Does anybody know if the new 99ford 350 bolt pattern and hole size is the same as the older fords?


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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 16:15:33 -0800
From: Sheldon Belinkoff
Subject: Re: 99ford 350 rim size?

> Does anybody know if the new 99ford 350 bolt pattern and hole size is > the same as the older fords?

It's different. The older ones were 8x6.5" and the new Superduty is
8x170mm, slightly larger diameter.
>

- --
SCB
belinkoff earthlink.net

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 21:36:09 -0800
From: Randy
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

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 19:18:35 -0700
From: "Randy Kindler"
Subject: re: farm

>sure what type of ford would be best for a 14.5 acre farm.

14.5 acres? Where I'm from that's a garden. :)

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 18:18:42 -0800
From: Gary Callahan
Subject: Re: [ZUK]servers

> Subject: [ZUK]servers
> Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 02:39:03 EST
> Organization: AOL (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.aol.com)
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit
>
> I got a question for you guys....anybody feel they have a really good internet
> server? I am only familiar with AOL and lately it's been pissing me off. I
> am constantly getting knocked off when checking my mail and I can't update my
> web page because it won't open my files. Earlier this week I couldn't even
> acess some of the members' pages!! The frustration is mounting....
>
> Anyone have any ideas please respond off list. Thanks!
>
> Joe
> acmercg aol.com
> 87 JX SOFTOP
> 92 F-150 4x4 NITE
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/ACMERCG/index.html
>
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I currently use Prodigy Internet and have very few problems. I
have also
used IBMNET with vey good results. IBMNET also seems to always be rated
highly
whenever there is a survey or review done of ISP's. Good luck!

Gary Callahan
callah hninc.com
'81 F-150 Custom 4x4 (300cid)

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 21:38:28 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
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

Randy wrote:

I'd say cube for cube (hehe) the 300 I6 is one of the most dependable
motors ever built. And you thought you'd start a war...
Later,
Randy


- --

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

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 00:13:58 -0400
From: sbest
Subject: Re: A/C Repair Question

>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
>

Yes they can be simply taken apart, cleaned and a new o-ring put in
and any A/C shop has the special "O" rings (they told me) but there in
some problem getting the snap together fittings to stay together.
The shops will usually warrantee their work and if the fitting comes
apart they have a clamp they can install for a minor charge and they
did not charge me for the freon that was lost when the fitting let go
(after they had replaced the "O" ring).

It was 5 years ago and the system is still working well so I can't
remember the exact shop charge but I recall the "O" ring installation
was little more than the freon vac and refill which it needed anyway.


Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
6.9 litre diesel Ford van, full-time 4 wheel drive
"Hang on kids, we're going through..."
4 wheel drive van page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.glinx.com/users/sbest
Tire chains, camping gear, tools and first aid stuff too...

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 23:52:30 EST
From: SNOOP22222
Subject: Ranger Power Steering Question

I recently purchased a 94 Ranger XL and it does not have power steering. I
was hoping to add this myself by purchasing the unit off a wrecked truck.
Does anybody here know how hard this would be and how much needs to be
replaced. I'm hoping to do it myself but am not sure at all what the job
entails. Any info would be appreciated.

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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 05:45:03 -0500
From: "woodsman"
Subject: Ford Trucks and High Mileage

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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....


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