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fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 45

Today's Topics:

94 Ranger trans. problems ["Mark A. Ross"
RE: tranny probs on 91 ranger? ["DAVID MUMMERY"
RE: Explorer Lift? ["DAVID MUMMERY"
Re: gear ratio| correction [Bakend aol.com ]
Re: gear ratio [CRock21 aol.com ]
Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bo [CRock21 aol.com ]
tranny fixed! [Dan Simoes ]
Re: HELP [james ]
Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bo [james ]
ADMIN NEWS: Please read [Ken Payne ]
right height [franka fiserv.com (Frank Abbondanza]
Re: ADMIN NEWS: Please read [Dan Simoes ]
headers [meadjr minotafb.ndak.net ]
Re: 4.9L gas millage? [mariners pugetsound.net ]
Re: 84 Bronco II [jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester) ]
Re: 4.9L gas millage? [jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester) ]
F250 Rough Ride ["Bill Jeska"
'97 f-250 ["MARC NIRENBERG"
300 I-6 [Edward A Arkin
nuts & Bolts [Edward A Arkin
Re: Valve Rattling Question [ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbr]
Re: HELP [swordsc db.erau.edu ]
Blue smoke fixed! [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski) ]
Vent smells [ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbr]
Tech Question [JOHN FLEMING

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 14:54:04 -0400
From: "Mark A. Ross"
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I am having clutch problems with my '94 Ranger 4.0 5 speed. I am on clutch
number 3 with only 62K miles on the truck. Now the slave cylinder / throw
out bearing is going bad (I can't reverse w/o grinding gears). The second
clutch was a Centerforce DF II (I can't kill them in my 302 Mustang) it
lasted about 28K. I have replaced master cylinder, clutch, pressure plate,
and resurfaced flywheel. Am I the only person who is having problems with
Ford's funky hydraulic setup or is this problem more widespread. Since the
slave cylinder is plastic I wonder if anyone manufactures a better
replacement?

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 03:03:29 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: tranny probs on 91 ranger?
Message-Id:

Sounds like you are on the righ track. The seller may have just changed the
trans fluid but not the filter. This needs to be done around 30,000 miles. Get
it changed.

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From: Dan Simoes
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 5:31 PM
To: ford
Subject: tranny probs on 91 ranger?

Hi all. Just bought a 91 Ranger XLT 4x2, 4sp auto, 92k, my first
American vehicle :). It's in pretty good shape as it was a fleet
vehicle, but I am having a weird problem...

When you put the truck in gear, it sometimes does nothing as if
it were in neutral - step on the gas, rev rev rev and nothing
until...CLUNK, SKREECH, she takes off peeling out. Come up
to the first light, stop. Light goes green and nothing, same symptom.
Until today it only did it in forward, today it also did it in reverse.

Does this sound familiar? Could be as simple as a tranny service
right? A local shop suggested that it might need a new filter,
or maybe they put the wrong filter on, or maybe the orings are
ripped and it is sucking air.

Thoughts, comments? Thanks in advance.
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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 02:59:28 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Explorer Lift?
Message-Id:

Mike, There are only two companies you should be looking at. 1) Rancho, 2)Pro
Comp. Their systems are just that. They are the most complete and do the best
job of lifting the truck. Most other companies do not use all the brakets that
these two companies use. IF you are going to lift DO IT RIGHT!
Look into what you are buying. Do not shop by price,but by quality. I have
lifted many trucks get the best you can. I fell the the Rancho lifts are the
best.
This is just my .02.
Good Luck Scott
Stay away from blocks in the rear lift with springs.

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From: Michael K. Spiers
Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 6:54 PM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Explorer Lift?

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)


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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:11:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bakend aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio| correction
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I stand corrected. The formula is 4.11 to 1. Was just trying to help a new
race truck builder and really blew it. Sorry. Any answers in the future will
be more carefully researched. Actually I am here looking for answers! I hope
the fellow with the question got the correct answer as well as me.
Thanks
Bakend

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:13:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRock21 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
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yaeh, finally somebody with the correct gear ratio formula, i knew there was
some knowledge out there somewhere.

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:20:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: CRock21 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bolts
Message-ID:

what the hell is a B2?

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:22:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com (ford)
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Thanks to the person who suggested adding some fluid (I never
did check the level and apparently my father in law didn't
either, though I thought he had). I added 1/2 qt today, and
the tranny didn't do its little "gas, nothing, skreech!"
routine. Must have a small leak, and I'll get it checked
next week sometime.

If any of you own Audis, be sure to check the link to the Audi mailing
list I run, off my web page below.

| Dan |
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Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Clearbrook Road (914) 789-5378 (voice)
Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 789-5310 (fax)

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:58:47 -0500
From: james
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C. Megna wrote:

> 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!
>
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Check your ignition switch,TFI module on rear of distributor if
V6,pump relay,connetions at starter,etc.As far as electrical diagrams
the Haynes manual has wiring diagrams for Ranger and Bronco II. Don't
give up yet,at this milage many of the original components could cause
the same symptoms.Take your time and good luck. JAMES
jtors fred.net

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:10:52 -0500
From: james
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CRock21 aol.com wrote:

> what the hell is a B2?
>
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It's a Bronco II

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:19:21 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: ADMIN NEWS: Please read
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No word yet from the potential advertiser (they seem to take 2-3
business days to reply to any of my messages). I'll keep everyone
posted.

***Everyone read this***

Over the next few days I am going to remove duplicate names from our
subscription list. Sometimes through either a mistake of mine or
of someone subscribing a person gets onto the same list twice. I
don't mean being on the live list and receiving digest also. I
mean actually being on either the digest or live subscriber list
twice. This doesn't necessarily mean you get two copies of each
message but it does mean I don't get an accurate count of the
number of subscribers. If you receive a message stating that you've
been unsubscibed you can ignore it. This message is only a notice
sent from the list server when I remove the duplicate address.
We are nearing a monumental point in our growth: 1,000 subscribers
and I want to make sure the 1000th really is the 1000th as I am
currently working on a history file for our list. It will be on the
web site this weekend.

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:21:17 -0700
From: franka fiserv.com (Frank Abbondanza)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: right height
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I have two simple questions. 1. What is the ride height of a 95' ext.
cab F150 with 31x10.50x15 BFG's. in inches. I want to add them but have
to fit in a 6'6" garage that has a severe slope. It looks close now with
P235's. I realize I has some measuring to do but it will give me an
idea.

2. Why did Ford boost the Horsepower/Torque ratings in 1994 on the 5.0
motor but not on the 5.8., according to marketing literature. Is is
because of the new Triton motor plans. Any comments welcome.

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:27:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: ADMIN NEWS: Please read
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Thanks for the list. I run the Audi list on the net.
What's this about an advertiser?
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ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Clearbrook Road (914) 789-5378 (voice)
Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 789-5310 (fax)

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:29:11 PDT
From: meadjr minotafb.ndak.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: headers
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.

I have never herd of BBK headers. Are they any good as far as flange warpage and gasket life? what is there life span? I am looking for headers that dont require a lot of playing with once there installed. Just an ocascional check to see if they are comming loose. I would rather pay extra for quality than the problems of cheep headers. I had headman on my 69 Mach 1302 and 70SS 396 C evy and they were the poor quality ones that always needed gaskets and tightning.

JJ

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 17:54:17 +800
From: mariners pugetsound.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas millage?
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Likewise, I am new as well.....but my 93 Flareside w/4.9L I6, is
getting about the same gas mileage with mixed city/hwy driving....I
do slightly better strictly hiway.

Lisa




aka "Purple Haze"
93 FlareSide,
located in the great Pacific Northwest!!

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:44:41 -0400
From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 84 Bronco II
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What actually caused it to come off (lug nuts loose, c-clip in rear-end
break, etc.)? If the lug nuts were loose, maybe the garage that inspected
it forgot to tighten them after they checked the brakes or bearings. If
the c-clip broke, look into getting a c-clip eliminator kit.

Jason

You wrote:
>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?

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:47:42 -0400
From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas millage?
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That 6-cylinder engine sometimes thinks it's a V-8. There's only .1L
difference between it and the 302 V-8. I'd say your mileage is about
average for it. I just sold a '94 Ranger with the 4.0L engine and it only
got about 15-18 mpg around town

Jason

>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?

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:00:00 -0400
From: "Bill Jeska"
To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'"
Subject: F250 Rough Ride
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Has anyone experienced a rough, bumpy ride with a 1997 F250 Crewcab
(4x4, Powerstroke, Camper/Towing Package) between 55 and 70mph on the
highway ? Once this condition starts, it seems if the truck continues
in a harmonic bounce for a distance and if another bump in the road is
encounter before the truck smoothes out, the harmonic bouncing becomes
worse and makes for an jarring ride for passengers in the back seat
and an uncomfortable ride for the passengers in the front seat. The
truck had 2 passengers in front and 1 in back with about 200lbs of
cargo. The truck was factory ordered and received on July 2nd.

I suspect the problem to be caused by poor shocks absorbers used with
stiff rear springs. I have also been told to install "Velvet Ride"
shackles on the rear springs in addition to replacing the shocks which
would fix the problem and smooth out the ride.


Also, I have seen some Newsgroups posting about problems with F250s
with Powerstroke diesels causing front spring sagging. Does anyone
have information about this problem ?


Any suggestions and recommendations ?


Thanks,

Bill.Jeska nortel.com

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 97 23:10:44 CDT
From: "MARC NIRENBERG"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: '97 f-250
Message-Id:

Bumpy ride...
You have to remember that it is a 3/4 ton. It is made to have a load in it.
But what airpressure do you have your tires set at? That will make a difference
in the ride quality.
Marc. 1981 F-100 280,000 (flipped today)

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:25:26 -0700
From: Edward A Arkin
To: Ford trucks talk
Subject: 300 I-6
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my 85 300 I-6 gets 17 mpg--
relativly stock- 3.08 rear & 31x10.50x 15 michelins
i alays thought it was good as my friend w/the 460
always got 11 mpg uphill down hill flat empty full
always 11 mpg
ed
85 LB 150
97 Xcab 150

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:36:34 -0700
From: Edward A Arkin
To: Ford trucks talk
Subject: nuts & Bolts
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nuts are nuts and bolts are bolts-- but there is a difference
some machined hardware [that's what they are] is different from others
even if they are the same size-- the material they are made out of has
a lot
to do with it-- steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, case hardened
steel, brass
hardware can be made out of all the materials -- some hard ware has
ridges or
numbers on them -- they are hardened steel -- in a lot of places one can
substitute
hardware others one cannot-- you've probally seen aircraft hardware--
they have holes
through the ends to stick wire into and lock into place
those huey [and other] helicopters had just one nut holding on the main
rotor
for some reason it's called the jesus nut-- can ya figure why?
so dont just use anything that will fit-- sometimes ya gotta use the
right part for the job
and for others bubble gum, bailing wire and string

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:38:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbruster)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Valve Rattling Question
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I have a 97 Ranger 4.0L that made the same sound when first starting up, I
think it is the valve train knocking, too. I was using 5W-30 weight
(Quaker State), which due to it's thinness flows better on start up than a
thicker oil. I was also told that a thicker oil might clog up in the
tighter tolerance engines being produced now, which seems fairly
reasonable, at least for a rumor. Anyway, when I switched to Mobil One
5W-30 (fully synthetic) it went away completely.

A related question. Is the 1997 4.0L in the Ranger really a SOHC? My
window sticker says nothing either way, although the sale brochure does
mention it once in passing. If it is OHC, it sure is hard to see any
indication of how they drive the camshafts.

>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:21:02 -0700
>From: Steve Wagnon
>To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>Subject: Valve Rattling Question
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>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.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:33:14 +0000
From: swordsc db.erau.edu
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: HELP
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I'm also having trouble with my panel lights ,but it wasn't until
recently and I installed my stereo about a year ago. I'm also having
problems with the tail light fuse blowing when i pull off my parking
break. I replaced the stock kick panels with Qforms for my front
speakers and had to move the parking brake over a couple of inches.
That might have messed something up but I haven't been able to locate
the problem yet. If anyone has answers please let me know. Thanks a
lot!

chris

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 22:49:23 -0600 (MDT)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Blue smoke fixed!
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Hi All,

Well after finding out that a rebuilt diesel would be $5-6000, I figured I
could buy a lot of oil for that if I could only find something to add to the
oil to reduce that embarrassing blue smoke. I added MOA to the first oil
change and Dura Lube to the second one, no effect, imo. Then yesterday I
added a bottle of Rislone Ring Seal and within a mile it quit smoking except
for an occasional puff. Today, after 50 miles of observation, I added
another bottle (15 oz) and it's fine now (another 50 miles of observation,
city and highway again), ever so faint still occasionally, but most will not
notice it. And mpq are improving!

Now I am wrestling with the 'Should I sell quick and try again, a bit wiser'
question. ??

A fair enough truck, solid otherwise.

If I keep it, would Mobile 80W synthetic gear lube be much different from
Rislone's thickness? Does synth and oil mix okay? I ask cause a tenant left
a sealed 55 gal barrel of Mobile 80W synthetic gear lube behind for me to
deal with 2 years ago, I've moved it 20 feet to an out of the way corner so
far, 8 miles to go.

Zeb

88 F-250 HD S-Cab 7.3 Diesel w/ a clutch
88 Cherokee 4L auto
80 Dodge D50 S-Cab 2.6L 5 speed via clutch
63 F600 460 stake bed
60? E? funky RV (another tenant left it behind 5 years ago on the back 4 here)

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I wrote: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:36:05 -0600 (MDT)

>
Hi All,

I have an '88 7.3 F-250 HD w/ 96k that blows blue smoke 10% of the time for
about 2-5 miles then it clears as quick as it came, also it happens both
when cold or hot. So before I go the rebuild route, I had the brainstorm,
'hey maybe it could be something sticking that is causing it?'

I've only had the truck for about 3-400 miles. I changed the oil using
10-30, that improved the miles per quart from 40 to 70. I changed it again
using 30 W but still at 70 mpq.

Any Ideas?

Thanks,
Zeb

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:51:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbruster)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Vent smells
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Has anyone experienced a very bad odor coming from your vents? After
leaving my truck sit at any airport lot for a couple of days (it was
supposed to have been a typical humid and hot St. Louis weekend), I noticed
I had an odor, not really like moldy bread or something, but pretty musty
or stale anyway. It was much worse when just the top vents were on and was
drawing in from the cowl, it went away when the A/C was on (no difference
if on regular or MAX) and it didn't seem worse with hot or cold settings.
I ended up turning on the MAX A/C to get the system to draw in air from
under the dash and spray Lysol into the intake a couple of times. I think
I got the problem (and made the truck smell springtime fresh), but just
kinda wish I knew the exact conditions that caused it to begin. I
mentioned it to the dealer, he wasn't 100%, but he thought he might have
remembered of a TSB on it.

Dave Armbruster
1997 Ranger SuperCab 4x4 4.0L

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 04:59:44 +0000
From: JOHN FLEMING
To: fordtrucks80up ....


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