Return-Path:
From: fordtrucks80up-digest-request lofcom.com
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 16:14:22 -0400 (EDT)
X-Authentication-Warning: t3.media3.net: lof set sender to fordtrucks80up-digest-request lofcom.com using -f
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #44
X-Loop: fordtrucks80up-digest lofcom.com
X-Mailing-List: archive/volume97/44
X-Distributed-By: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
To: fordtrucks80up-digest lofcom.com
Reply-To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com

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

Content-Type: text/plain

fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 44

Today's Topics:

Explorer Lift? [MKSpiers frii.com (Michael K. Spier]
Valve Rattling Question [Steve Wagnon ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Dan Hembree ]
More about NHTSA Web Site and TSBs [Dave Resch ]
Re: front end 87 ranger [james ]
Tech Question ["Paul H. McAmish"
Re: Tech Question [Chris Kelly ]
RE: LOCK-RIGHT ["DAVID MUMMERY"
RE: front end 87 ranger ["DAVID MUMMERY"
RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 ["DAVID MUMMERY"
Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bolts [ILuvTruks aol.com ]
Re: Tech Question [CRock21 aol.com ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [CRock21 aol.com ]
Re: Tech Question [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bo [Charles Cohn
tranny probs on 91 ranger? [Charles_DeBrum avid.com ]
HELP ["C. Megna" ]
RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 [Rick Petersen ]
4.9L gas millage? [Carl Warren Levin
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Carl Warren Levin
Re: 4.9L gas millage? [Bob Heyl ]
84 Bronco II [Stibbard ]
Re: Explorer Lift? [Mike Krause ]
RE: 4.9L gas millage? ["Beaman, James"

Administrivia:

____________________________________________________________________
Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-digest-request lofcom.com
Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com
____________________________________________________________________


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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:54:45 -0600 (MDT)
From: MKSpiers frii.com (Michael K. Spiers)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Explorer Lift?
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hello all, Newbie here, with a Newbie question. I've got a '91 4 door
Explorer, and want to improve the ride of the thing. It's auwfull, my '83
F150 rides substantially better. Anyhow, I also hate the fact that my old
Audi Quattro had more ground clearance, so I'm looking at different lift
options for it. I've found a 2 inch kit and a 4 inch kit from Rancho,
TrailMaster, and Superlift that I'd like some Been There, Done That type of
info about. Anyone with a '91-'94 Explorer that's tried any of those lifts?
Waddayathink? Simply because of their reputation, I'm kinda leaning towards
the 4 inch SoftRide system, but I'd like to hear what some of the pro's say.
I don't trust sales droids in this type of scenario! I only want to clear
31's, so I'd guess either the 2 or the 4 inch would do fine. TIA!

-Mike
MKSpiers frii.com
MSpiers greeley.sykes.com
'91 Explorer
'83 F150
'80 IH Scout II (way modified)
'80 IH Scout II (way stock)

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:21:02 -0700
From: Steve Wagnon
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Valve Rattling Question
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I have a '97 Explorer SOHC and have noticed some valve rattle when
accelerating while the engine is cold. It sounds similar to knocking
and pinging from using too low octane gas. The thing is, it goes away
after running for a couple of minutes.

Even though I was pretty sure it wasn't a gas octane problem (since the
knocking goes away) I tried a higher octane. No change in sound, but
got better gas mileage and I notice a little more pep when accelerating.

I wonder though, if anyone has any suggestions on the cause. Since it
goes away after the engine runs, I am wondering if it is an oil
problem? At least an oil grade problem. The oil is the standard 5W-30
that came in the truck, haven't accumulated enough miles for the oil
change yet. I wonder if a switch to a thicker oil such as 10W-30 might
help. My thinking is that the 5W-30 is pretty damn thin and might
hamper coating at startup and isn't particularly needed in California.

Or could the cause be something mechanical? Such as loose rods or
whatever.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 20:42:34 -0400
From: Dan Hembree
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #41
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Please remove my name from your automatic E-mail list.
Thanks!
Dan Hembree

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 97 17:05:00 PDT
From: Dave Resch
To: "'Ford Truck List'"
Subject: More about NHTSA Web Site and TSBs
Message-Id:

Recalls:
Any Ford dealer can run your truck's VIN through their computer system
and look for outstanding recalls. If outstanding (i.e., not performed on
your truck) recall(s) exist, the dealer will perform the repairs at no
charge. Warranty limitations do not apply to recalls. Recalls, however,
are only for safety-related or emissions-related items.

Important point: Safety-related recalls NEVER expire, no matter how old
the vehicle.
Emissions-related recalls are usually time limited to the original
emissions warranty period (varies by year of manufacture, currently 10
years/100K miles).

Technical Service Bulletins:
TSBs address problems not covered by the safety/emissions recall
categories. If the vehicle is still under warranty, TSBs are performed
by a dealer for free (as warranty repairs). For that reason, if your
truck is about to go out of warranty, check those TSBs and get it into
the dealer!

Sometimes for vehicles just out of warranty (even up to a few years, in
some cases), the factory will prorate or pick up a percentage of the TSB
repair (sometimes called "secret warranties"). You have to really
bellyache loudly to get them to pay for a TSB after the warranty expires.
Usually, the factory will not pay any part of a TSB repair after the
original warranty expires.

The NHTSA web site gives only summary descriptions of TSBs, but it does
include the manufacturer's official TSB number and some other
explanations about the general systems affected and models involved.

If a TSB looks like it might apply to your vehicle, write down the TSB
number and call your local dealer. Talk to their Parts or Service
department. Give them the TSB number and info about your truck and they
can tell you if that TSB applies to your truck. If you have a really
cooperative technician, you can even find out about related TSBs that you
might not have noticed. Sometimes you have to call several dealers to
find a cooperative tech, though.

Obviously, if you're thinking of buying a used truck, check the NHTSA web
site for TSBs and recalls. Knowing about the TSBs gives you an idea of
the kinds of problems to look for on a used truck. It also gives you a
list of questions to ask the seller.

The NHTSA web site also has a list of "problems," which are incidents
(usually involving accidents or fires) that were reported to NHTSA, but
that are isolated or not repeatable enough to warrant an actual recall.
Nonetheless, they are worth noting, especially if there appears to be a
pattern (like all the ignition switch fires that eventually led to a
recall more than 10 years after the first ones happened).

The NHTSA web site URL is: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

I actually learned a heck of a lot about my truck just browsing the TSBs.

Dave R.
1980 F250 4x4 351M

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:19:06 -0500
From: james
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: front end 87 ranger
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Filip M Gieszczykiewicz wrote:

> You (Bakend aol.com) wrote:
> > Just bought an 87 ranger and it clunks over bumps. Granted the
> shocks are
> > shot and will get replaced....
> Check your drag link and tie rod ends for grease nipples.If it has no
> fittings replace with after market items as the originals don't last
> very long.Good luck James jtors fred.net
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
> For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
> Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com



--
Warning!All unsolicited commercial e-mail will be charged a $500
U.S.proofreading fee.Failure to pay within 5 days and/or failure to
provide U.S. postal address for such billing will result in legal
actions. The sending of above mentioned commercial e-mail
constitutes legal acceptance of these terms.

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:24:34 -0400
From: "Paul H. McAmish"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Tech Question
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Mabey someone can help me before I change the wrong part, I have an 86'
Bronco II with the 2.9L V6. When "morning cold" it starts right up (1
try)and runs fine, when warm and turned off for more than a few minutes
I have to turn the key from "off" to "on"(not start) 3 times and I can
hear the pump priming like it should each time then it starts and runs
fine.So does anyone have any ideas? My plan is to change the pressure
regulator then the pump if necessary. If I am not thinking of a part
that might cause this or if you have an idea of what I could try or if
I'm going in the wrong direction please let me know.

Thanks
Paul McAmish


heyward pcola.gulf.net

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 22:20:09 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Tech Question
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Paul H. McAmish wrote:
>
> Mabey someone can help me before I change the wrong part, I have an 86'
> Bronco II with the 2.9L V6. When "morning cold" it starts right up (1
> try)and runs fine, when warm and turned off for more than a few minutes
> I have to turn the key from "off" to "on"(not start) 3 times and I can
> hear the pump priming like it should each time then it starts and runs
> fine.So does anyone have any ideas? My plan is to change the pressure
> regulator then the pump if necessary. If I am not thinking of a part
> that might cause this or if you have an idea of what I could try or if
> I'm going in the wrong direction please let me know.
>
> Thanks
> Paul McAmish
>
> heyward pcola.gulf.net
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
> For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
> Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com


Try the switch under the passengers side dash, on the floor. A buddy of
mine had this kind of problem. The switch was gradually shorting itself
out...would start sometimes and not others. Figured it out when it would
not start at all...you can bypass it and try it for a day and see if it
happens again. If not then there is your probably. Doubt its the pump if
you can hear it run. To expensive to replace as guess work! Hope this
helps
Chris
94 Ranger Splash

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 02:30:23 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: LOCK-RIGHT
Message-Id:

Brad, The Jeep guys are right. I now have one in my 1985 Mustang strip/street
car. This little guy rocks. I have a 460ci motor with a c-6 trans. My rearend
is a 8.8 . It took all of about 3 hours to do.
Basically Take the diff cover off, and let all the goo drain.
Take the tires,brakes, and related stuff off.
Now you can go into the Diff and remove the pin, this makes it so you can
slide the axle shafts out.
Now get rid of the spyder gears and springs.
Put in the Lock Right and reassemble everything, add lube, reinstall the diff
cover, and put the brakes back together. This is a great time to replace all
of the brake hardware.
Remember this is an abrievated list so follow your directions that comes with
it.
You will be pleased with it.
I do hope you are not putting this in the front Diff. If so look at the ARB
Air Locker.
I love my lock right!!!!! It makes a little noise clicking in and out as
out go around turns. This is needed to make turning easier. If it did not it
would be the same as a mini spool.
As for durability Mine has been holding up for a year now and that is in a car
that gets launched at 3500 RPM and does the 1/4 mile in 10.46 131MPH.
Good luck Scott

----------
From: Johnson Bradford Durkee
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 1997 11:46 PM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: LOCK-RIGHT


Does any one have experence with installing this kit. I was told you
can
put this in with out having to take the ring and pinion out (so it might
be a driveway job?) The jeep guys say they are great but I would like to
do this once .As allways your help is allways needed .

Brad
95 F-150 Open rear-end


____________________________________________________________________
Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 02:46:17 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: front end 87 ranger
Message-Id:

If the bushings are worn REPLACE THEM. So you could use oem rubber, or stiffer
urathane bushings. Give Summit racing a call they can set you up with the
urathane, and your local parts store can get the rubber. It might be aa good
idea to change the bolts.

----------
From: Bakend aol.com
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 6:24 PM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: front end 87 ranger

Just bought an 87 ranger and it clunks over bumps. Granted the shocks are
shot and will get replaced. But I notice the bushings(rubber) on the control
arms (or whatever they are that keep the front axle in place) are about worn
out. Is there any special after- market bushigs to replace the factory ones.
Any other tips on the 87 Ranger will be appreciated as well .
Thanks in advance
Bakend


____________________________________________________________________
Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 02:37:33 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 5.0L
Message-Id:

Just a sugestion on the headers. I have the BBK shorties. They cost 179.99
from Brothers racincg. You can find the phone numbers in Super Ford mag. or
MM&FF mag. I have not put them on yet. I do not have the free time. I will let
you know how it goes and how they work.

----------
From: meadjr minotafb.ndak.net
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 12:19 PM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 5.0L

I have a 92 Bronco 5.8L and have been running with just a K&N pannel filter in
the stock air box. I just got the K&N Filtercharger kit from Cepek and
installed it. I noticed quite an improvement right off the get go! With the
old filter there was always a lag between full throtle and response and now it
seems to breath better at all speeds and rpm's. I dont know how it effects gas
mileage yet, but it seemed that on a 50 mile trip the gas gauge needle did not
move as far as normal. It is a pain to install as there is 3 holes to drill
and when you need to clean it it's going to be a pain to unbolt but I just
wish I'd have goten one sooner. The filtercharger also is pretty loud when
you stomp on it, it sounds almost like the old Holly double pumpers! At
highway speeds the noise is not very noticable. I have also installed
Hypertech module/Borla cat-back/Jacobs wires&cap/Splitfire plugs. Now I am
looking at what headers to go with mabey JBA shorty?

Hope this helps
JJ


____________________________________________________________________
Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 23:20:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
cc: ILuvTruks aol.com
Subject: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bolts
Message-ID:

Hey, Yall,
I'm new to using newsgroups, but I gotta question. My '86 Bronco II is my
pride & joy. I bought it used and re-conditioned it quite a bit. The body
is flawless. Almost no rust. Most of the rust on the vehicle is minor and on
the undercarriage. I am happy with the interior and the engine runs strong -
when it doesn't die. Idle is OK and pick-up is great but when you get off
the gas it wants to die sometimes. I changed the wires and that fixed it
about 50% but it still does it. Any idea's?

In Response to Filip's letter, There's not much I can help you as far as the
washers go, but for bolts, parts, etc. I have had the same problems. I have
had to drill out and torch off old nuts and bolts. My advice to you is very
simple. 1: DO NOT BUY from dealers. They wanted to charge me five dollars
for one gasket smaller than a penny for my fuel regulator. 2: In most cases,
regular hardware store nuts and bolts work just as well as the real thing, if
not better, and 3: if it is a visible screw/nut and you want to keep the Ford
look, just find a junkyard with a somewhat new ford. You don't need B2
screws, Ford is Ford. I have one or two things from '90up Aerostars,
explorers and they look good. Some interior screws have a special drill tip
that is pretty much a junkyard part, though.

One more thing, If anybody has B2 parts or custom parts they want to sell or
trade, let me know. I need new/used carpeting(tan) and a few nickle and dime
parts. Friends of mine all have B2's too. They need bumpers, doors,
running-boards, seats, rear springs, etc.

Thanks in advance,

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 23:50:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRock21 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Tech Question
Message-ID:

CHECK THE CIRCIUT FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE PUMP. THE PUMP SHOULD
RECIEVE A SIGNAL EVERY TIME YOU TURN THE SWITCH. iF IT IS, THE PUMPS BAD, IF
ITS NOT, THEN ITS THE SWITCH OR THE WIRING SOMEWHERE. CANT SEE WHY IT WOULD
BE THE PRESSURE REGULATOR. GOOD LUCK

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 23:51:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRock21 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #41
Message-ID:

please remove me also , thanks Crock21 aol.com

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

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 22:59:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Tech Question
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

You (Paul H. McAmish) wrote:
> Mabey someone can help me before I change the wrong part, I have an 86'
> Bronco II with the 2.9L V6. When "morning cold" it starts right up (1
> try)and runs fine, when warm and turned off for more than a few minutes
> I have to turn the key from "off" to "on"(not start) 3 times and I can
> hear the pump priming like it should each time then it starts and runs
> fine.So does anyone have any ideas? My plan is to change the pressure
> regulator then the pump if necessary. If I am not thinking of a part
> that might cause this or if you have an idea of what I could try or if
> I'm going in the wrong direction please let me know.

Greetings. All I can say is that the pressure regulator was a "new"
part on my B2 when I got it... so it might be the problem. Check the
switch as the other poster said... mine is new too :-)

Take care.

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 04:11:47 -0400
From: Charles Cohn
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bolts
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 11:20 PM 7/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>
2: In most cases,
>regular hardware store nuts and bolts work just as well as the real thing, if
>not better

Just be careful you don't replace high-strength bolts with ordinary ones.



Charles Cohn, chasmagc mindspring.com
6311 Mark Trail, Austell, Georgia 30168
USA

voice: 770-944-7510

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 08:26:33 -0400
From: Charles_DeBrum avid.com
To: dans ans.net
Cc: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: tranny probs on 91 ranger?
Message-Id:

Dan,

The first thing you want to do is check the tranny fluid. I have the
same problem with my bronco II. Once in a while I have to add some fluid
and the problem goes away. I obviously have a small leak. Check for
leaks. Hope this helps.


Chuck,

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 08:46:50 -0400
From: "C. Megna"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: HELP
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

We have an '88 Ranger XLT with just under 300,000K. Up until last December
it ran beautifully. Oil changed every 3,000K, tune ups etc. but then it
died one day right in the middle of an intersection. The mechanic changed
the fuel pump and it ran for about a week then died again. Mechanic
determined the fuel pump defective and replaced it. It died the next day
in the middle of another interesection (why can't it do this at home).
Figured it must be the pump in the tank so it sat until spring and we
replaced that (it was kaput). Ran for about 4 days and then died again.
We're dying with towing charges and replacing fuel pumps! My son had a
stereo installed in it last summer and all his panel lights went out about
2 days. Thoughts that this might be something electrical that either
causes the pumps to fail or just shut down. Any suggestions such as
electrical schematics or are we just searching wire by wire for a needle in
a haystack. I need to get this thing back on the road so the kid will stop
using my pretty little '72 Comet GT to get to work! P.S. I'm not the
tekkie. My husband is a Ford guy and drag racer (Dave Turner) and we also
have a '72 Maverick bracket car so he can do what needs to be done
(probably), but electrical stuff is not his specialty!

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 08:30:59 -0600
From: Rick Petersen
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 5.0L
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 10:19 AM 7/21/97 PDT, meadjr minotafb.ndak.net wrote:
>the noise is not very noticable. I have also installed Hypertech
module/Borla >cat-back/Jacobs wires&cap/Splitfire plugs. Now I am looking
at what headers to >go with mabey JBA shorty?

Sorry if this has been discussed before - I've seen ads for the K&N filter,
several exhaust systems, the Hypertech module, etc. My question is have
any objective tests been done documenting increased power with any of
these. Based on messages here, the K&N seems to be a good product and I'll
likely replace the stock filter with one at the first filter change. I
don't know if there is a complete filter box for my truck ('97 F150 4.6L
4x4) but it looks like just the element will make some difference.

Just using figures in the ads, it _looks_ like I can get close to the 5.4L
performance just by adding a K&N filter, adding the Hypertech module, and
going to a better exhaust system, all without hurting my mileage.
Comments????


---Rick Petersen
---El Paso, TX.
---email: rpetersen whc.net
---www: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.whc.net/gsp

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 09:16:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carl Warren Levin
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 4.9L gas millage?
Message-ID:
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII

I was just wondering. I am a newbe and I have noticed the mileage for V8's
on this listserv being in the 17-18 mpg range. I have a 4.9L 6cyl and get
17 with a mix of city and hwy driving. Is this less that other folks.
Should I do anything?

"Any culture that surrenders it's vision and it's self sustaining
values to the narrow judgement of commerce will be neither free
nor just" Ralph Nader
Carl Levin carl teleport.com Portland, Oregon

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 09:33:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carl Warren Levin
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #43
Message-ID:
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII

Sorry my last message was a little less complete than necessary.
I have a 95 f150 short bed with a 5 speed mazda tranny and a 4.9L 6 cyl
engine. I get 17 miles per, almost always but usually with an empty bed.
What do you all think? I have noted the V8 milages reported seem at about
this level and wonder if there is something wrong. BTW it has 21k on the
motor.

"Any culture that surrenders it's vision and it's self sustaining
values to the narrow judgement of commerce will be neither free
nor just" Ralph Nader
Carl Levin carl teleport.com Portland, Oregon

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:31:31 -0700
From: Bob Heyl
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas millage?
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Carl Warren Levin wrote:

> I was just wondering. I am a newbe and I have noticed the mileage for
> V8's
> on this listserv being in the 17-18 mpg range. I have a 4.9L 6cyl and
> get
> 17 with a mix of city and hwy driving. Is this less that other folks.
> Should I do anything?
>
> "Any culture that surrenders it's vision and it's self sustaining
> values to the narrow judgement of commerce will be neither free
> nor just" Ralph Nader
> Carl Levin carl teleport.com Portland, Oregon

Hello,

I'm new to this list also. I have a '94 Lightning and I only get
around 14 mpg average. The best that I got was on a trip from CA to
Idaho when I got 17.8 from Santa Rosa, CA to Winnemucca, NV. I went 401
miles and only took 22.5 gals driving 65-75.

Bob
'94 Lightning #767

--

"I have a simple philosophy: fill what's empty,
empty what's full and scratch where it itches."
---Alice Roosevelt Longworth---

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 13:47:27 -0500
From: Stibbard
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 84 Bronco II
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Howdy everybody!

I'm a newcomer. But I figured somebody out there must be having the same
problems with their Bronco II.
I've owned my 1984 Bronco II for about three weeks and have already had an
accident with it. Driving down the highway I had my left rear wheel come
flying off my truck. It caused approx. $1800 damage to the Bronco. I have
heard from a few other Bronco II owners that they have had the same problem
with the same wheel! Is this common with Bronco II's? Has anyone else had
this happen to them? The Truck is a 1984 with a 2.8 V6 and approx
160,000kms or 100,000 miles. How would I prevent this from happening again?
The truck was checked out by a garage before I bought it! Please let me
know!

I also find the stock (carburetor) engine is verrrrry sluggish. Are they
all this underpowered or is it just mine? It has a 3speed auto and I have
to shift it manually to get up to speed before sunset. Could my rear axle
be running gears that are too tall? If I change the rear gearing, how would
it affect the overall performance if I don't touch the front? It's not a
half bad truck but I would like to have it running better before our
-35Celsius winters come knocking at our doors!
Thanx in advance
Darren A. Stibbard
e-mail: stibbard escape.ca

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

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 14:09:53 -0500
From: Mike Krause
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Explorer Lift?
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Mike,
I also have a '91 Explorer XLT and it rides terrible. About 60-70 mph
there's a shaking in the seats feeling and there's not really anything
we can do about it. I've heard that Ford knows they have this problem
but aren't really doing a thing to correct it. If it gets bad enough I
might sell my car but don't really want to b/c I love the darn thing.....


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.