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fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 51

Today's Topics:

Re: fe-mail from DAVID MUMMERY rega [Jan Campbell
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Kenneth Overton ]
Re: ATF in Standard tranny [Chris Kelly ]
HELP [Bill Price ]
RE: bug deflectors on Powerstroke tr [jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester) ]
Bug Deflectors on Powerstrokes [Larry Smeins ]
unsuscribe [Jean Marc Chartier

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 05:18:28 -0400
From: Jan Campbell
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> fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 49
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> Today's Topics:
>
> RE:Mods for 351M/400 ["DAVID MUMMERY"
> RE: 300-6 mileage ["DAVID MUMMERY"
> Re: Vent Smells [Kenneth Overton ]
> Thanks / Gear ratio [brett ]
> ac condenser test pressure? & [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski) ]
> Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 [Ducks4jim aol.com ]
> Fw: engine repair ["jack kagy" ]
> Re: Fw: engine repair [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
> Re: Chitas Mileage?? ["chita" ]
> Re: Chitas Mileage?? ["chita" ]
> TPS Voltage Setting ["Kimo Owens" ]
> TPS Voltage Setting ["Kimo Owens" ]
> Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 ["Frank Hayden"
> Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Dan Hembree ]
> Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 ["S. Spaulding"
> F-250 Rough Ride ["Frank P. Martin, III"
> RE: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 ["DAVID MUMMERY"
> RE: engine repair ["DAVID MUMMERY"
> Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 ["chita" ]
> Re: Fw: engine repair [Croth2 aol.com ]
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> ------------------------------
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 97 22:37:10 UT
> From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: RE:Mods for 351M/400
> Message-Id:
>
> Dave, how much power is depending on how much cash. Take a look in the PAW
> catalog, they seem to have a good selection for aftermarket parts. The
> intake/carb swap is a great idea. A holley 600cfm w/vac. secondaries would
> work great and you still would get some gas milage.
> As for the motor I would replace the cam,lifters,and springs all this can be
> had for about $150.00. If your willing to lose your truck for a few days get
> the heads ported and polished. Just a mild job will do. You will start to see
> some flow out of your K&N with these few things.
> As for the exhaust, if you make improvements on flow going in you have to do
> the same comming out. Try and look in the back of Peterson's 4 wheel and off
> road. Some of these companies have quite a list of 351M parts. Get some sort
> of headder on there.
> These few addons will get you better HP. This is a great motor. Think about
> it, you have a small block with the lower emnd of a big block.
> Keep us posted on how you do. GOOD LUCK .
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 97 22:50:39 UT
> From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: RE: 300-6 mileage
> Message-Id:
>
> Tim, a couple of quick ideas. Check and /or replace the O2 sensor. They do go
> bad and it would acount for the mileage. Also, Check the fuel system. Make
> sure the fuel pressure regulator is working, ie. correct amount of pressure.
> Both of these things will cause bad milage and foul smell exhaust. Good Luck.
>
> ----------
> From: Croth2 aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 1997 8:52 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: 300-6 mileage
>
> I have an 87 F-150 with a fuel injected 4.9L 300-6 92K. It's a great
> truck, and fun to drive, but it only gets around 10 mpg. It never used to
> bother me before, but the gas is starting to get expensive.
> When its idling it smells like its runnin rich, and it doesnt burn any
> oil, but it smokes a lot. I've changed the oil, and put a new air filter in,
> but the only way to get more mpg is to drive with the tailgate down.
> I dont know anything about fuel injection so I havent messed around with
> it, Someone told me That maybe the timing needed set, or I needed to lean it
> out a bit,
> any ideas???------->Tim
>
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> ------------------------------
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 19:45:19 -0400
> From: Kenneth Overton
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Vent Smells
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> Dave Armbruster wrote:
>
> > >Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 06:32:32 -0400
> > >From: Kenneth Overton
> > >To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> > >Subject: Re: Vent smells
> > >Message-ID:
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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.
> > >
> > > I've heard of this happening on other vehicles, but not on one of
> > my
> > >own. It could be caused by blockage in the drain from the (I believe
> > it
> > >is reffered to as the condensor). This is the place where water
> > drains
> > >while operating the AC. If this becomes plugged, the water will not
> > >drain and becomes really funky, like in the drain pan on a
> > >refridgerator. I here they even sell a special cleaner to spray into
> > >this area to clean it out, once you fix the drain problem. Hope this
> > >helps.
> > >
> >
> > That was my first thought too, and the condenser was draining fine.
> > It
> > seems the smell has diminished somewhat since spraying the
> > disinfective, so
> > my guess is that is was mold forming. I have been more careful when I
> > turn
> > off the A/C, like trying to warm the vents to ambient temp before
> > exposing
> > them to the moist air and turning off the fan when the A/C is not on
> > to
> > keep humid air from blowing through them all the time. There is a TSB
> > for
> > Explorers on this problem, but none on Rangers as far as I know
> > (Explorer
> > TSB is #96144).
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
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> I don't know if this will make a difference, but I always leave my fan
> on at the low setting, even if I want just fresh air from the vent. This
> is mainly because I smoke, and I do this to keep fresh air circulating
> through the truck. I even drive with the window open about 1 inch, even
> when the temp is down in the teens. Good luck on solving your problem.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 22:10:07 -0400
> From: brett
> To: "fordtrucks80up lofcom.com"
> Subject: Thanks / Gear ratio
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> Thanks for all the answers to my gear ratio ques. There were no data
> plates on the doors so the formulas were what I was looking for. I
> gathered some info from all the posts. Some I read in my nomex fire
> suit. I will keep all of you posted on the progress if you like.
>
> gottago seeya bye
>
> Brett ITT 41
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:43:21 -0600 (MDT)
> From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: ac condenser test pressure? &
> Message-Id:
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> Hi All,
>
> Getting the ac fixed here, and bought a condenser via a nationwide salvage
> network, saved a 100, said to be guaranteed, I would like to do a leak down
> test on it. But don't know operating or max pressure ranges. Hate to blow it
> up .
>
> Bonus Question (saving bandwidth! ), I have a sick 7.3 (88 F-250 HD,
> series 50 front end, clutch) and a healthy 7.5 (4 years off the retail rack,
> 1000 miles on it, a 100 on it in the last two years,) is it practical,
> probable, pragmatic to consider replacing the diesel with the gas? MPG is
> not high on the list, embarrassing blue smoke is tho!
>
> Zeb
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 23:58:06 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Ducks4jim aol.com
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
> Message-ID:
>
> Hi Group
>
> There appears to be a major difference in pricing between Ford dealers
> in different areas. The pickup i bought in ID was STICKER PRICED 5K higher in
> Reno. I think this kind of markup is B___shit. Same goes for any other areas
> where markup is so high.Have other people encountered the same thing?
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 00:44:33 -0000
> From: "jack kagy"
> To:
> Subject: Fw: engine repair
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> ----------
> > From: jack kagy
> > To: fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
> > Subject: engine repair
> > Date: Thursday, July 24, 1997 10:09 AM
> >
> > I am thinking about doing my own work to remove-replace the head on my 81
> > Courier. It is pouring oil down the back of the engine and it does not
> > appear to be coming fromthe valve cover gasket.
> >
> > My biggest question is, "What are the torque specs and in what order
> should
> > I tighten the head bolts?"
> >
> > jak
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 00:13:07 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Fw: engine repair
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> You (jack kagy) wrote:
> > > From: jack kagy
> > > Subject: engine repair
> > >
> > > I am thinking about doing my own work to remove-replace the head on my 81
> > > Courier. It is pouring oil down the back of the engine and it does not
> > > appear to be coming fromthe valve cover gasket.
> > >
> > > My biggest question is, "What are the torque specs and in what order
> > > should I tighten the head bolts?"
>
> Greetings. For something as extensive as taking off the head, I would go
> and get a Chiltons (or, better yet, factory service manual). It will
> have all that, plus everything else you need to do, watch out for, and
> check later. I advise people to get one a manual of some sort even if
> they're going to change coolant and oil themselves... good reading and
> saves on costly mistakes.
>
> And yeah, I actually sit down and read what it says before taking anything
> apart... it makes a heck more sense when I'm actually doing it :-)
>
> Take care.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 22:15:07 -0700
> From: "chita"
> To:
> Subject: Re: Chitas Mileage??
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> ----------
> > From: Gizmow swbell.net
> >
> > Just read your responce....You did say a AVERAGE of 23mpg from Cal. to
> > Mississippi with a 27ft fifth wheel....What do you get unloaded??
> >
> > If there is no typo there...who did you get your rear end from?? I need
> to
> > ditch my 3:55s
>
> I get around 23-25 on average, most months. Across the border, it can do
> 25-28 because the national speed is maybe 35-45 mph. (You can go faster,
> it's legal, but many folks just get used to going slower.) I'm a pretty
> conservative driver. I drive long trips at night if I can, to avoid
> traffic. No red light races, no tire marks anywhere. The tires are kept at
> 85 pounds - that promotes higher mileage too. It jiggles more, but with the
> trailer back there, it all evens out enough. It has dropped to 21 a few
> times, when I spent some time in Los Angeles. I think it was a combination
> of reformulated fuel and stop/go traffic.
>
> The rear was custom welded by a retired train engineer. I don't know a
> whole lot of the details, frankly. He's one of those tinkerers with a back
> yard completely full of tool shop, builds his own CNC equipment, etc. He
> bought a semi trailer and turned that into a shop too. He's nuts about
> welding and built his own rig. It looks a little like he's dragging a
> cannon around. He made several additions to the Ford, including a few odd
> braces where he thought the frame needed beefing up, and the rear end. I
> don't know what parts he used, but it was from bigger trucks. The whole
> business can support around 15,000 pounds, according to him. I didn't think
> much about it, just enjoyed the carrying capacity -- until one day, I
> needed a tow (dead batteries). It took six hours. AAA kept sending tow
> truck after tow truck. One of them bent their lift bar. I'd WARNED them
> about the rear end, but all they heard was, "F-250, super cab, with
> generator in back." They finally sent out a tow truck for RVs. That did it,
> no problem. That's the only time I was ever sorry.
>
> Now you see why my life flashed in front of my eyes when I had that brake
> failure????
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 22:26:32 -0700
> From: "chita"
> To:
> Subject: Re: Chitas Mileage??
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> ----------
> > From: Gizmow swbell.net
> > Just read your responce....You did say a AVERAGE of 23mpg from Cal. to
> > Mississippi with a 27ft fifth wheel...
>
> I forgot something I also used until just recently (when it interfered
> with a new lumber rack): a windbreaker. You know, it's a big ole fiberglass
> structure that smooths the area between the leading edge of the cab and the
> front of the fifth wheel. You see them on big trucks, it turns the profile
> of the cab way more aerodynamic. Lowers wind resistance. Once the 5th wheel
> was off, it looked kinda funny anyway.
>
> Hmmm... I guess I'm about to find out how much mileage it contributed, now
> that it's off. I drove other cars for some time after that - the truck
> really was meant for long trips, not as a daily driver.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 12:09:20 -0500
> From: "Kimo Owens"
> To:
> Subject: TPS Voltage Setting
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> I have an 86 EFI 5.0L Bronco. The TPS voltage is at 1.15 and some have said
> that it should be around .98 to 1 volt. Does anyone have the procedure for
> adjusting this. It is not in either of my manuals and would like to get
> this set right. I lost the memory on the confuser when I replaced my
> battery and found out that I have a bad MAP sensor. So now the idle is low
> and I adjusted the idle up manually. I would like to know how to remedy
> this since I need to install new MAP and adjust the TPS. Thanks for any
> input.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 12:09:20 -0500
> From: "Kimo Owens"
> To:
> Subject: TPS Voltage Setting
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> I have an 86 EFI 5.0L Bronco. The TPS voltage is at 1.15 and some have said
> that it should be around .98 to 1 volt. Does anyone have the procedure for
> adjusting this. It is not in either of my manuals and would like to get
> this set right. I lost the memory on the confuser when I replaced my
> battery and found out that I have a bad MAP sensor. So now the idle is low
> and I adjusted the idle up manually. I would like to know how to remedy
> this since I need to install new MAP and adjust the TPS. Thanks for any
> input.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 18:15:28 -0600
> From: "Frank Hayden"
> To:
> Subject: Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
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> Try Denver.....I looked at trucks back in Arkansas and they were 3-6K lower
> for the exact same models...
>
> Frank
> Newbie Bronco II Owner
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 20:40:43 -0400
> From: Dan Hembree
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #48
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> Please remove my name from your automatic e-mail list. Thank you.
> Dan Hembree
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 22:15:20 -0700
> From: "S. Spaulding"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
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> Quite a while ago there were some dealers in MA that got bagged for
> printing up their own window stickers. This is probably the same thing.
>
> Steve
>
> Ducks4jim aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Hi Group
> >
> > There appears to be a major difference in pricing between Ford dealers
> > in different areas. The pickup i bought in ID was STICKER PRICED 5K higher in
> > Reno. I think this kind of markup is B___shit. Same goes for any other areas
> > where markup is so high.Have other people encountered the same thing?
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 10:44:41 -0700
> From: "Frank P. Martin, III"
> To:
> Subject: F-250 Rough Ride
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> We have lots of roads in Pennsylvania that cause the phenomenon which my
> wife and I refer to as "the horse". I suffered through serious cases of it
> while towing my Coleman pop-up with my 89 Chevy K-1500 E-cab and have
> experienced to a lesser degree towing it with my 96 F-250HD, SC, PSD. In
> my opinion, there is nothing wrong with your truck. It's the road's
> surface. As the other gentleman already said that you can increase or
> decrease you speed to "break-up" the harmonics which are occurring. I have
> found that there are some other "tricks" you might want to try also. If
> you can, change lanes. The right most lane is usually the worst because of
> the heavy truck traffic which caused the road to become that way in the
> first place (No offense all you truckers out there, it's just a fact of
> life). If you can't change lanes, try moving your vehicle slightly to the
> right or left from the center of the lane ("out of the track" as I call
> it). Since fewer vehicles have traveled there, the road surface is
> sometimes a little better and thus, will break the "the horse".
>
> Frank P. Martin
> fpmartin usaor.net
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 97 15:39:55 UT
> From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: RE: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
> Message-Id:
>
> If you are near try Victor Ford in Waconda Illinois. Great guys to deal with
> and their service is fantastic. They have sold me both of my trucks at $50.00
> over ordered invoice. Both trucks were ordered with exactly what I wanted.
>
> ----------
> From: Frank Hayden
> Sent: Saturday, July 26, 1997 7:15 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
>
> Try Denver.....I looked at trucks back in Arkansas and they were 3-6K lower
> for the exact same models...
>
> Frank
> Newbie Bronco II Owner
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 97 15:11:43 UT
> From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: RE: engine repair
> Message-Id:
>
> Check a Haynes manual for the torque specs.
>
> ----------
> From: jack kagy
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 1997 7:44 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Fw: engine repair
>
> ----------
> > From: jack kagy
> > To: fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
> > Subject: engine repair
> > Date: Thursday, July 24, 1997 10:09 AM
> >
> > I am thinking about doing my own work to remove-replace the head on my 81
> > Courier. It is pouring oil down the back of the engine and it does not
> > appear to be coming fromthe valve cover gasket.
> >
> > My biggest question is, "What are the torque specs and in what order
> should
> > I tighten the head bolts?"
> >
> > jak
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 10:19:36 -0700
> From: "chita"
> To:
> Subject: Re: F250 Crewcab screw-up and F-150 question
> Message-ID:
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> ----------
> > From: DAVID MUMMERY
>
> > If you are near try Victor Ford in Waconda Illinois. Great guys to deal
> with
> > and their service is fantastic. They have sold me both of my trucks at
> $50.00
> > over ordered invoice. Both trucks were ordered with exactly what I
> wanted.
>
> Y'know, with a discount like that, it'd be worth a trip to buy from them.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 22:14:53 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Croth2 aol.com
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Fw: engine repair
> Message-ID:
>
> IF you can get a hold of a Haynes Repair Manual, there great, they make one
> especially for Couriers too. I found mine at a parts store for 10 bucks
>
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Recently, my wife and I were shopping for a new F350, and the salesman
at the dealership wanted $800 over invoice. Living in Massachusetts, is
this reasonable? Any suggestions?

We enjoy the page very much. Keep up the good work!

Jan and Matt Campbell

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 06:04:42 -0400
From: Kenneth Overton
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #50
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Please remove me from the mailing list. Thank you.

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 06:54:31 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: ATF in Standard tranny
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Rick Horwitz wrote:
>
> I've been using Redline synthetic automatic transmission fluid in my 5speed Explorer now for about 40,000 miles and it seems to work very
well. I change the fl
>
> I have been thinking about trying Pro Blend automatic transmission fluid additive. They claim it will work with manual transmission
vehicles that use ATF, but
>
> I use my Explorer very hard. It now has 94,000 miles on it and has had the transmission rebuilt once at 35,000 and again at 58,000 miles.
Hopefully the sythent
>
> Rick
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Thanks!

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 06:53:26 -0500
From: Bill Price
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: HELP
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I HAVE A 1996 FORD POWERSTROKE, AUTO TRANSMISSION, 4:10 REAR END 4WHEEL
DRIVE. LATELY WHEN I START THE TRUCK I GET BLACK SOOT LIKE PARTICLES
BLOWN ON MY GARAGE FLOOR FROM THE EXHAUST PIPE. NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM
BEFORE. ANY SUGGESTIONS??

ALSO WHEN CAN WE ORDER THE 1999 FORD -350???????
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Bill Price
billpric chipshot.net
WA5NBP
Quanah, Texas
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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 08:17:07 -0400
From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: bug deflectors on Powerstroke trucks
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Here's a link to the web page with the TSB:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~renzo/wwwboard/messages/1402.html

Jason

You wrote:
>In response to the message below, I am very interested in this topic
>too. I am going to be getting my 97 Powerstroke in next week, and was
>planning to put a bug deflector on right away. If anyone has info on
>this, please let me know. I would really appreciate it. Does anyone
>know any specifics on that TSB from Ford?

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Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 08:47:19 -0600....


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