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97up-list-digest Wednesday, October 14 1998 Volume 01 : Number 245



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Re: stalling
Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6
Re: FTE 97up - stalling
Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6
Re: FTE 97up - 4r100 transmission issues
FTE 97up - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 07:16:16 -0000
From: "Scott and Lisa Williams"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: stalling

i can't answer for my f150, but i used to have a jeep that would do the same
thing. after some useless and expensive surgery by the crack team of
mechanics at the jeep dealership, i changed the distributor cap. it turns
out that the cap(or wires) had a hole in it which allowed moisture to get
into the system. i didn't have (m)any other problems after that...(ok - but
NOW i own a ford(or 2)).


>From: CNTRYF150 aol.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 97up - stalling
>
> I have a 98 f150 with a 4.2 v6.has anyone had or herd of a stalling
>problem.I have nearly gotten myself killed trying to come to a stop at a
>light, and then having the truck stall in an intersection.It starts back up
>after about two minutes of cranking.It has done this to me three times at a
>fast food drive through,once leaving my house in the morning just after
>getting under way ,once on the way home after a busy day of driving around
>looking for a new house.The Ford dealer that I took it to and also work for
>changed the fuel pump.It did it once after that on the way home from work
in
>city driving conditions at a red light.The dealer said to try a different
>brand of gas.Personally I think they are full of gas.My truck has a five
speed
>and a/c,no cruise or power accessories. If anyone has ever heard of
>this,please tell me about it.



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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 07:40:11 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6

If your looking at a '98 I'd go the V-6 (either one). If your looking at a
'99 I don't know. The 4.0L would be my choice but on an XL your probably
looking at the 3.0L. This is a good engine, but for 1999 it's a FFV
(flexible fuel vehicle) to help the CAFE ratings. I haven't had one yet to
see how much this entails, but I bet there are a lot of electronics that are
going to be very expensive to work on down the road so until I see a 3.0L
I'd recommend the 4 cyl (They really don't run to bad) and In the next
couple of weeks I've got a Ranger XL Sport 4x4 with the 3.0L due in so I'll
check it out.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Michael D. Sheridan
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, October 12, 1998 9:50 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6


>Group:
>
>Can't decide on the 4 or V6 for the Ranger XL I
>am thinking of buying. I've heard that the V6 is
>not so hot on gas and doesn't go.
>
>Any comment will be helpful.
>
>Thanking you in advance.
>
>Michael
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 09:16:23 -0400
From: "Anne Mitchell"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - stalling

My old Bronco II did that but it was carburated. Turned out it was a $2
damper in the air intake snorkel of the air cleaner housing. It was stuck
open so the carb would freeze. If there is some kind of preheater in the FI
air intake that could cause a similar problem. But I would tend to agree
with the distributor cap idea.

Stephen
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From: CNTRYF150 aol.com
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, October 12, 1998 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - stalling


> I have a 98 f150 with a 4.2 v6.has anyone had or herd of a stalling
>problem.

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:59:21 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6

I've got a 98 3.0 V6 and i like the pep it has and it does fine on gas for
me.

I hear the 4 cylinder is louder and isn't as nearly powerful.

peter lambert wrote:

> I opted for the V6 to get more torque as well as horsepower. As well as a
> smoother running engine.
>
> "Always try to keep the rubber side down"
> Peter.
> blindman shaw.wave.ca
> 1997 Ford Ranger XLT
> 1986 Kawasaki ZX1000R
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael D. Sheridan
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Monday, October 12, 1998 8:40 PM
> Subject: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6
>
> >Group:
> >
> >Can't decide on the 4 or V6 for the Ranger XL I
> >am thinking of buying. I've heard that the V6 is
> >not so hot on gas and doesn't go.
> >
> >Any comment will be helpful.
> >
> >Thanking you in advance.
> >
> >Michael
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 22:28:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Joseph L. Casey"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 4r100 transmission issues

At 09:41 AM 9/11/98 -0700, you wrote:
". . . I know one guy with a 97 F350 PSD,(E40D) and the flashing overdrive light
>indicates the fluid exceeded 250F. Makes for unhappy automatics and
>haters of E40D's (or 4R100's)."

My response is very late; but for what it is worth----

I pull a 14,500 lb 5th wheel with a 99 Powerstroke. So far, my trans temp
gauge has never gone about 175. I have not, however, pulled a serious
mountain grade yet--like 10 miles in 1st gear at 25 miles an hour.

But, 175 max so far is very promising.

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 00:29:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote

We have 7 entries for the t-shirt contest on the web
site. You can view them at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tshirt.html

Be patient, it will take a while to load them all. Some
of the designs are rough sketches. The concept is as
important as the design.

The top of this page will have a link to our voting
center. The vote lasts two weeks. All runner-ups will
receive a token of our appreciation in a few days after
the vote via the postal service. If you sent an entry
in, please email me at kpayne mindspring.com your
mailing address.

First prize is the prize pack mentioned last month. Its too
late for me to look it up what 1st prize is so I'll announce
that tomorrow.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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