97up-list-digest Tuesday, November 3 1998 Volume 01 : Number 266



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment
Re: FTE 97up - Tachometer Connection
Re: FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment
FTE 97up - synthetic oils
Re: FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment
Re: FTE 97up - Checking rear end lube

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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 19:42:35 -0500
From: "Anne Mitchell"
Subject: FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment

I am trying to adjust the passenger side headlight in my 1998 F150. As far
as I can tell to adjust it up you raise the "gate" that "locks" the
adjustment stem in place and turn the stem located toward the passenger
fender clockwise to raise the light and then push the stem gate back in
place. I did this and it seemed to raise the light however when I push
lightly on the outside of the headlight the headlight moves some and the
adjustment seems to be lost. Shouldn't the headlight be held more firmly in
place than this?

Steve

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Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 01:40:47 GMT
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Tachometer Connection

:Ken Peterson wrote:
:
:> I'm not happy with any vehicle that forces me to use the air =
conditioning
:> when I don't want it. On recent F-series LD trucks, that means all =
settings
:> except OFF, FLOOR, and PANEL.
:
:
:
:> So I will break into the dashboard circuit that energizes the A/C
:> compressor via the rotary mode switch, and add a small rocker switch =
to
:> open the circuit, thus defeating all A/C operation at my option. Note =
that
:> almost all modern vehicles have simply a pushbutton that activates the=
A/C
:> *independently* of the mode control. Much better! Or does Ford think =
that's
:> a little too complicated for their customers.
:
:
:
:> I'm really offended by paternalistic manufacturers that act like they =
know
:> what's good for me at this trivial level. Maybe their lawyers make 'em=
do
:> it.
:>
:> ---------------
:> Ken Peterson, Portland, OR
:> 1998 F-250LD Lariat, extended cab, short bed, 4X2, 5.4l, class-3 tow =
options
:> LT245X16/steel rims, 4W disks + ABS, load-leveling rear suspension.
:
:
Me, too, Ken. I hate this kinda thing!
My past car, a Chrysler product, only forced the AC on in full
defrost mode.

All the rest of the time you could control it with the AC ON/OFF
pushbutton.

I LIKE that!

Let us know how you manage to fix this!

Later,
Alan

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Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 20:40:30 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment

Anne Mitchell wrote:
>
> I am trying to adjust the passenger side headlight in my 1998 F150. As far
> as I can tell to adjust it up you raise the "gate" that "locks" the
> adjustment stem in place and turn the stem located toward the passenger
> fender clockwise to raise the light and then push the stem gate back in
> place. I did this and it seemed to raise the light however when I push
> lightly on the outside of the headlight the headlight moves some and the
> adjustment seems to be lost. Shouldn't the headlight be held more firmly in
> place than this?
>
> Steve
>
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Steve,

The gate you are referring is a headlamp retainer and is
there to keep the head- light in place. If you did not
return it to the lock position properly it is not locked and
the headlight can move. BTW a 4 mm socket will fit the end
of the adjuster and make it easier.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 21:24:33 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE 97up - synthetic oils

I have been contemplating running synthetic oil in my 98 Ranger 4x4.
Anybody have any experience with synthetics in the 3.0L? Any
recommendations as to which brand to use? Thanks in advance!

ran
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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 22:16:58 -0800
From: Ken Peterson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Headlight Adjustment

> The gate you are referring is a headlamp retainer and is
>there to keep the head- light in place. If you did not
>return it to the lock position properly it is not locked and
>the headlight can move. BTW a 4 mm socket will fit the end
>of the adjuster and make it easier.

I want to adjust my headlights ('98 F-250LD), and the adjusting devices
(square shafts) look like they can be reached only with a special tool
inserted down from the top, thru a fairly narrow slot. The shop manual
seems to confirm this. Have you been able to access the adjustments? Mine
are too high on high beam.

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Ken Peterson, Portland, OR
1998 F-250LD Lariat, extended cab, short bed, 4X2, 5.4l, class-3 tow options
LT245X16/steel rims, 4W disks + ABS, load-leveling rear suspension.
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Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 00:58:40 -0600
From: "Mike Fairleigh"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Checking rear end lube

I think one of my posts was the victim of the recent "lost posts" episode,
so I'll try it again. Can someone let me know how you go about checking the
level in the rear end on a '98 F-150? (4x2 SC 4.6L limited slip.) Thanks
very much.

Mike Fairleigh
mikef sky.net



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