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fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 60

Today's Topics:

ADMIN: Binaries [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [DENISE FONZO ]
'92 F-150 - Flowmaster Exhaust Worth [Neidinger_Robert_J bns.att.com ]
mailing list [DENISE FONZO ]
Pulleys [silent.bob juno.com ]

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Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 22:21:01 -0400
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Please don't post binaries to the list (pictures, zips, etc). Send
them directly to me and I'll post them to the web site. The binary
pictures just posted has caused the digest to go out and its much bigger
than usual. I'm getting dozens of bounced emails from digest subscribers
who use Juno and the server will eventually auto unsubscribe these poor
folks. I'm going to have to clean up the wreckage behind the scenes
and manually resubscribe all of them.

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Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 16:32:28 -0400
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> fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Iss=
ue 58
> =

> Today's Topics:
> =

> 97 Ranger mileage ["Bob Leifer"
m> ]
> Re: F150 Bad starts [belfast4 juno.com (Dennis M Sloa=
n) ]
> Re: 97 Ranger mileage [Chris Kelly =
]
> Re: Borla exhaust [ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Ar=
mbr]
> Re: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission [ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Ar=
mbr]
> Re: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission [Gardner =
]
> ford 4.0 exhaust sound [Jordan =
]
> 080322383312636 ["mark" =
]
> Re: 93 Explorer-Two items [Rick Horwitz =
]
> Re: 93 Explorer-Two items [mrkrispy webtv.net (Ian Holter) =
]
> 5.4 L comparison test ["Jack Lubinski"
mb.]
> Re: 97 Ranger mileage [Max Dooley
net]
> Spare Tire Size was:97 Ranger mileag ["Bryce Beyler" =
]
> Re: 93 Explorer-Two items [GMPACHECO aol.com =
]
> =

> Administrivia:
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> ------------------------------
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> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 11:49:20 -0400
> From: "Bob Leifer"
> To:
> Subject: 97 Ranger mileage
> Message-Id:
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> =

> This is in response to Thomas Stoner's info regarding my poor gas mile=
age
> on my new 1997 Ranger. Sorry for the long message here.
> =

> This is, as I mention previously, a 4X2, regular cab, 4speed automatic =
job
> the 3.0 liter engine. I now have a hard tonneau cover on the bed. It ha=
s the
> regular type 3.73 rear ( I can count the turn ratio to verify), P225/70=
R14
> tires. I have no tachometer on this truck, but by sound alone, it sure =
is
> not over reving, and the tranny sounds like it is shifting at the norma=
l
> shift points, with normal compensation for accelleration/ throttle
> positions. The speedometer seems accurate (odometer, anyway) in a short=
run
> that I know is exactly 3.6 miles to within a less than tenth mile
> difference, if any at all. I will try to find a more accurate, longer
> stretch, but here on Long Island NY, the mile markers are few and far
> between, if any. You think they are there, but when you try to use them=
,
> where'd they go? The 3.0 liter engine has got a big 3 cast into the to=
p of
> one of the valve covers ( I will look again) If I had the 4.0 liter in=
this
> thing, I would expect lots more zip than it has. No offense meant to th=
ose
> with the 2.3 liter 4 banger, but I took one for a test run, also with t=
he
> automatic, and it is much too sluggish. Not to say that I have a heavy =
foot
> on the gas pedal, I don't; just thought that one day, while trying to g=
et on
> the expressway from an on ramp, that an 18 wheeler would run me over. B=
ut
> they don't normally drive in the right lane, do they?
> =

> Of course, I will continue to monitor the mileage,and hope for the best=
=2E
> =

> One more thing: I went under the truck and noticed that the spare, alth=
ough
> it was not a emergency donut, was only a P205 70R14, not a 225. I went =
to
> the dealer, and was told that the 225 would not fit in the spare wheel =
well
> underneath. I will call Ford today on that. Anybody else no about this?=

> =

> Take Care,
> =

> Bob
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 12:16:33 -0400
> From: belfast4 juno.com (Dennis M Sloan)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: F150 Bad starts
> Message-ID:
> =

> I'm assuming you have fuel injection, could be your pump pressure
> isn't up to par. Also do you have dual tanks? Maybe a bad fuel pump.
> You said only happens when sitting a long time, try turning on ignition=

> key & waiting a minute for fuel pressure to build up.
> Let us know when you find a solution.
> BIG D
> =F4=BF=F4 I was wrong once, but I was mistaken =F4=BF=F4
> =

> On Mon, 4 Aug 1997 15:31:25 GMT ketchj trip.net writes:
> >Hello out there,
> >
> > I have a 91 F150 5.0 and have been having some crappy starts
> >lately.
> >The tuck starts out okay, but after 3-5 sec, it starts to die, and
> >will if I
> >don't feed her a little gas. It almost acts like it has water in the
> >engine, but this only happens when she has been sitting for 12+ hours.=

> > I am
> >perplexed - I have changed all the filters, plugs, wires, and even
> >that pain
> >in the but computer under the distributer cap. Does anyone have any
> >ideas
> >on what it may be? I am living in South Texas, where it gets down to
> >80
> >degrees at night with 90% humidity - so I don't think the truck is
> >cold.
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >J=3DE4n
> >J=3DE4n Erik Ketchum
> >ketchj trip.net
> >
> >
> >
> >____________________________________________________________________
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> >
> >
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 14:06:40 -0400
> From: Chris Kelly
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 97 Ranger mileage
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> =

> Bob Leifer wrote:
> >
> > This is in response to Thomas Stoner's info regarding my poor gas mi=
leage
> > on my new 1997 Ranger. Sorry for the long message here.
> >
> > This is, as I mention previously, a 4X2, regular cab, 4speed automati=
c job
> > the 3.0 liter engine. I now have a hard tonneau cover on the bed. It =
has the
> > regular type 3.73 rear ( I can count the turn ratio to verify), P225/=
70R14
> > tires. I have no tachometer on this truck, but by sound alone, it sur=
e is
> > not over reving, and the tranny sounds like it is shifting at the nor=
mal
> > shift points, with normal compensation for accelleration/ throttle
> > positions. The speedometer seems accurate (odometer, anyway) in a sho=
rt run
> > that I know is exactly 3.6 miles to within a less than tenth mile
> > difference, if any at all. I will try to find a more accurate, longer=

> > stretch, but here on Long Island NY, the mile markers are few and far=

> > between, if any. You think they are there, but when you try to use th=
em,
> > where'd they go? The 3.0 liter engine has got a big 3 cast into the =
top of
> > one of the valve covers ( I will look again) If I had the 4.0 liter =
in this
> > thing, I would expect lots more zip than it has. No offense meant to =
those
> > with the 2.3 liter 4 banger, but I took one for a test run, also with=
the
> > automatic, and it is much too sluggish. Not to say that I have a heav=
y foot
> > on the gas pedal, I don't; just thought that one day, while trying to=
get on
> > the expressway from an on ramp, that an 18 wheeler would run me over.=
But
> > they don't normally drive in the right lane, do they?
> >
> > Of course, I will continue to monitor the mileage,and hope for the be=
st.
> >
> > One more thing: I went under the truck and noticed that the spare, al=
though
> > it was not a emergency donut, was only a P205 70R14, not a 225. I wen=
t to
> > the dealer, and was told that the 225 would not fit in the spare whee=
l well
> > underneath. I will call Ford today on that. Anybody else no about thi=
s?
> >
> > Take Care,
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
> > 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
> =

> My 2.3 has plenty of zip in my splash, of course I have the 5 speed,
> helps quite a bit. It's just as quick as my buddy's 92 Ranger 3.0 auto.=

> =

> Anyway the spare tire bit. My truck has 235/60/15 on it and the spare i=
s
> the same size and fits in the tire holder. I think someone at Ford is
> full of sh**! Good luck!
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 14:48:01 -0400 (EDT)
> From: ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbruster)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Borla exhaust
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"
> =

> What's not to like (besides the price)? It is louder than stock, that =
for
> sure, but not to point of being annoying, and it is mellower, not quite=
a
> good sounding V8, but better than most V6s. In fact, on the highway, i=
t
> doesn't even sound louder until you downshift and pass, and that's real=
ly
> when I notice the difference between stock and Borla, it develops the
> passing power much quicker and smoother. As far as mpg, hard to say fo=
r
> sure, but the truck does pull and rev easier (also added a K&N for bett=
er
> airflow). It is completely S/S, where as some are just stainless tips.=
It
> bolted right up and all the hangers and dimensions were perfect. I bou=
ght
> mine through Summit Racing (BTW, very happy with their service), but I =
am
> sorry that I don't remember the exact price off the top of my head. Bo=
rla
> gets almost $700 if you buy it directly from them, if memory services m=
e
> properly. I just really liked the all Stainless construction (so it ha=
s a
> million mile warranty or something), since mine is 4x4 and sees enough =
muck
> and water and junk, that I did want to have to crawl under and replace
> pipes and mufflers every year or two. And, the tips are finned, pretty=

> beefy looking to the passerby. I will say, though, that the pipes get
> really hot, although the muffler itself and tip that comes close to the=

> body don't get too bad.
> =

> Hope that helps, email privately if you want to,
> Dave
> =

> >Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 10:08:59 EDT
> >From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
> >To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> >Subject: Brola exhaust
> >Message-ID:
> >
> >On Sun, 3 Aug 1997 22:04:09 -0400 (EDT) ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave
> >Armbruster) writes:
> >
> >>and I've added Borla exhaust, a K&N and run Mobil One 5W-30. BTW, my=

> >
> >How do you like the Borla exhaust, and how does it sound? I was think=
ing
> >about getting it for my truck as well, but the $342 list price is kind=
a
> >high.
> >
> >
> > .---. .-----------
> > / \ __ / ------
> > / / \(..)/ -----
> > ////// ' \/ ` --- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Shop)
> > //// / // : : --- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
> > // / / /` '--
> >// //..\
> > =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3DUU=3D=3D=3D=3DUU=3D=3D=3D[silent.bob juno.com=
]=3D[95 Ranger XLT 2.3L]=3D
> > '//||\`
> > ''``
> >
> >------------------------------
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 15:00:09 -0400 (EDT)
> From: ir002129 mindspring.com (Dave Armbruster)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"
> =

> I have the 5 speed auto. I think this a new option for '97, so I don't=

> know much on the reliabilty. It is truly a 4 speed auto with an overdr=
ive.
> If you turn off the OD, it shifts through 4 gears. I am not even sure =
if
> it a new transmission or a reworked E4OD. In my experience, though, it=

> tends to shift into and out of OD quite a bit on the highway, so might =
be a
> good idea to option for the lower gears (I have the standard 3.27s on m=
y
> 4x4), might let it keep the engine a little higher in its torque band a=
t
> higher speeds. At 65 mph, my 4.0L is turning just at 2,000 rpm, and wi=
th
> OD off (and the converter locked up) it is usually closer to 2,500 rpm.=

> The reason I decided on the auto verses the stick came down to the
> reliability of the Mazda 5 speed verses, IMHO, better built autos.
> =

> My $.02
> Dave
> =

> >Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 11:47:06 -0400
> >From: Harold Bucks
> >To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> >Subject: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission
> >Message-ID:
> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii
> >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> >
> >I'm considering buying a Ranger. The last Ranger I owned had a manual=

> >5-speed and I was satisfied with it. The truck I'm considering is on
> >the lot and has all the "extras" that I want but has a 5-speed automat=
ic
> >transmission. Can anyone shed some light on the reliability of this
> >transmission and can you drain the torque converter like the E40D?
> >Thanks for any reply.
> >
> >harold.bucks 1usa.com
> >
> >------------------------------
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 17:15:57 -0500
> From: Gardner
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii
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> =

> Dave Armbruster wrote:
> >
> > I have the 5 speed auto. I think this a new option for '97, so I don=
't
> > know much on the reliabilty. It is truly a 4 speed auto with an over=
drive.
> > If you turn off the OD, it shifts through 4 gears. I am not even sur=
e if
> > it a new transmission or a reworked E4OD. In my experience, though, =
it
> > tends to shift into and out of OD quite a bit on the highway, so migh=
t be a
> > good idea to option for the lower gears (I have the standard 3.27s on=
my
> > 4x4), might let it keep the engine a little higher in its torque band=
at
> > higher speeds. At 65 mph, my 4.0L is turning just at 2,000 rpm, and =
with
> > OD off (and the converter locked up) it is usually closer to 2,500 rp=
m.
> > The reason I decided on the auto verses the stick came down to the
> > reliability of the Mazda 5 speed verses, IMHO, better built autos.
> >
> > My $.02
> > Dave
> >
> > >Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 11:47:06 -0400
> > >From: Harold Bucks
> > >To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> > >Subject: 5 speed Ranger auto transmission
> > >Message-ID:
> > >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii
> > >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> > >
> > >I'm considering buying a Ranger. The last Ranger I owned had a manu=
al
> > >5-speed and I was satisfied with it. The truck I'm considering is o=
n
> > >the lot and has all the "extras" that I want but has a 5-speed autom=
atic
> > >transmission. Can anyone shed some light on the reliability of this=

> > >transmission and can you drain the torque converter like the E40D?
> > >Thanks for any reply.
> > >
> > >harold.bucks 1usa.com
> > >
> > >------------------------------
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
> > Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
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> =

> Its a reworked 34OD...read Motor Trends article, I think last month!
> Just found another gear in betwenn 2 and 3rd I think! Same thing they
> did with the 3 spd auto to make it a 4 speed! Hope this helps! I found
> neither the stick or auto to be reallt dependable
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 16:14:44 -0500
> From: Jordan
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: ford 4.0 exhaust sound
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"
> =

> Okay I got a question, does anyone have suggestions (preferably from
> experience) on how to make my 93 explorer sport (with 4.0) have a lou=
der,
> deep sounding exhaust note??? I don't want to make it higher and chee=
sy
> sounding though. I notice the current exhaust pipe has 3 chambers is =
this
> really neccessary?
> P.S. anything I do to it must be legal, thankfully I don't live in C=
A
> and I don't have to worry about legallity too much.
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 16:05:58 -0700
> From: "mark"
> To:
> Subject: 080322383312636
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> =

> Thank you for the reply's, I will check on that stuff. I'm am still hav=
ing
> problems with knoking and
> pinging while under load or not. Also some loss of power. I thought it
> might be the fi sys?
> =

> =

> HELP, mark
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 17:04:14 -0700
> From: Rick Horwitz
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 93 Explorer-Two items
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"
> =

> Sorry, I don't have a clue.
> =

> Rick
> =

> At 03:43 PM 8/1/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >1. My ABS light on my 4x4 Explorer has tended to come on and off over =
the
> >last year. The Ford dealer has replaced the right front sensor and now=
the
> >left front sensor and the light still comes on periodically. The deale=
r
> >says that the diagnostics now leads them around in a cirle. (Are we
> >surprised about that?). Does anybody have a clue about what might be =
going
> >on?
> >
> >2. My tachometer has read low intermittently almost since I bought the=
car
> >and the car tends to ping intermittenly at highway speeds. I believe t=
hese
> >two occurences may be related. Does anybody have an opinion on this?
> >
> >Thanks,Dale
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Dale
> >
> >
> >____________________________________________________________________
> >Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/
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> >
> >
> >
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 20:25:47 -0400
> From: mrkrispy webtv.net (Ian Holter)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 93 Explorer-Two items
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=3DUS-ASCII
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT
> =

> My suggestion to you would be to check the compute brain (ECM) , check
> all connections to the ECM -sending units and sensors connected to ABS
> and gauges. Good luck Ian
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 20:14:46 -0500
> From: "Jack Lubinski"
> To:
> Subject: 5.4 L comparison test
> Message-Id:
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> I am also interested in finding out more about the trailer towing
> capability of ford's 5.4 vs dodge and General motors trucks of comparab=
le
> engine size. A subscriber mentioned Trailer Life Magazine had a good
> comparison test. I checked around today and could not find a copy anyw=
here
> including the neighbourhood library.
> =

> Anyone have a brief summary they care to share about the article in the=

> Trailer Life magazine (June 1997).
> =

> Thanks in advance. Jack Lubinski
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>
> color=3D3D"#000000" face=3D3D"Arial">I am also interested in finding ou=
t =3D
> more about the trailer towing capability of ford's 5.4 vs dodge and =3D=

> General motors trucks of comparable engine size.  A subscriber =3D=

> mentioned Trailer Life Magazine had a good comparison test.  I =3D=

> checked around today and could not find a copy anywhere including the =3D=

> neighbourhood library.Anyone have a brief summary they care to =
=3D
> share about the article in the Trailer Life magazine (June =3D
> 1997).Thanks in advance.   Jack Lubinski
>
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> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 21:23:21 -0400
> From: Max Dooley
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 97 Ranger mileage
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> =

> Bob Leifer wrote:
> >
> > This is in response to Thomas Stoner's info regarding my poor gas mi=
leage
> > on my new 1997 Ranger. Sorry for the long message here.
> >
> > This is, as I mention previously, a 4X2, regular cab, 4speed automati=
c job
> > the 3.0 liter engine. I now have a hard tonneau cover on the bed. It =
has the
> > regular type 3.73 rear ( I can count the turn ratio to verify), P225/=
70R14
> > tires. I have no tachometer on this truck, but by sound alone, it sur=
e is
> > not over reving, and the tranny sounds like it is shifting at the nor=
mal
> > shift points, with normal compensation for accelleration/ throttle
> > positions. The speedometer seems accurate (odometer, anyway) in a sho=
rt run
> > that I know is exactly 3.6 miles to within a less than tenth mile
> > difference, if any at all. I will try to find a more accurate, longer=

> > stretch, but here on Long Island NY, the mile markers are few and far=

> > between, if any. You think they are there, but when you try to use th=
em,
> > where'd they go? The 3.0 liter engine has got a big 3 cast into the =
top of
> > one of the valve covers ( I will look again) If I had the 4.0 liter =
in this
> > thing, I would expect lots more zip than it has. No offense meant to =
those
> > with the 2.3 liter 4 banger, but I took one for a test run, also with=
the
> > automatic, and it is much too sluggish. Not to say that I have a heav=
y foot
> > on the gas pedal, I don't; just thought that one day, while trying to=
get on
> > the expressway from an on ramp, that an 18 wheeler would run me over.=
But
> > they don't normally drive in the right lane, do they?
> >
> > Of course, I will continue to monitor the mileage,and hope for the be=
st.
> >
> > One more thing: I went under the truck and noticed that the spare, al=
though
> > it was not a emergency donut, was only a P205 70R14, not a 225. I wen=
t to
> > the dealer, and was told that the 225 would not fit in the spare whee=
l well
> > underneath. I will call Ford today on that. Anybody else no about thi=
s?
> >
> > Take Care,
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________
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> > Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com
> Like I mentioned earlier, my father has a '93 3.0L 2wd splash standard
> cab. I spoke with him about his mileage and he informed me that he has=

> averaged 23 to 24 mpg for the last three tank fulls. We live in the
> country and therefore do very little city driving. hope this info
> helps.
> =

> P.s. the only mod to the truck at the present time is a K & N filter
> that did help his mileage slightly.
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:47:45 -0400
> From: "Bryce Beyler"
> To:
> Subject: Spare Tire Size was:97 Ranger mileage
> Message-Id:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> =

> I think the dealer is BSing you...My '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab has a
> 225/75R15 spare tire in the underbed carrier... but I've got the 265/75=
R15
> tires on my truck... They must slip everyone a spare that is the next s=
ize
> smaller offered ;^)
> =

> Bryce
> =

> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
> '95 Contour SE MTX
> =

> > Bob Leifer wrote:
> =

> > >
> > > One more thing: I went under the truck and noticed that the spare,
> although
> > > it was not a emergency donut, was only a P205 70R14, not a 225. I w=
ent
> to
> > > the dealer, and was told that the 225 would not fit in the spare wh=
eel
> well
> > > underneath. I will call Ford today on that. Anybody else no about t=
his?
> > >
> > > Take Care,
> > >
> > > Bob
> =

> ------------------------------
> =

> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:45:18 -0400 (EDT)
> From: GMPACHECO aol.com
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 93 Explorer-Two items
> Message-ID:
> =

> In a message dated 97-08-05 20:06:21 EDT, you write:
> =

> >
> I need to be put on the list for years around 72' , I currently own a =
72'
> F-100
> =

> --------------------------------
> End of fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 Issue #58
> *************************************************

8-5-97
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Date: Tue, 5 Aug 97 22:31:55 -0400
From: Neidinger_Robert_J bns.att.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: '92 F-150 - Flowmaster Exhaust Worthwhile? Rear U-Joint Torque Setting?
Message-Id:

I have a '92 F-150; 4.9L Six; 5-speed manual. It's time for a new
exhaust system. Wondering if the Flowmaster (at $240) is worth the
money. Opinions??

Second question - I need to replace the rear U-joint. Chilton's shows
the attachment to the pinion flange via U-bolts; I have a disc with 4
bolts. Anyone know the appropriate torque setting for these bolts?
Good idea to use Thread-Lok, or not?

TIA for the help.

Bob Neidinger
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