perf-list-digest Tuesday, May 18 1999 Volume 02 : Number 118



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Perf - what's the small hole in 5.0L thermostat for
FTE Perf - Class action lawsuit
FTE Perf - Re: FTE 80-96 - Class action lawsuit
FTE Perf - pvc

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Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 08:33:38 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - what's the small hole in 5.0L thermostat for

>My Haynes manual shows a small hole in the plate of the
>thermostat & emphasizes that it must be oriented so that
>the hole is on the upper side. I bought a replacement &
>couldn't find any hole. I went ahead & put it in and every-
>thing seems to be working. So what's the small hole in the
>stock thermostat for & what am I risking?
>
As someone said its for bleeding off air in the system. What are you
risking ? Probably not much, but if you are really worried about it, you
can drill a small hole in the thermostat to simulate the one you don't
have. I had an 82 GT and never had any problems with the thermostat not
havin a hole in it....


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:41:34 EDT
From: FLR150 AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Perf - Class action lawsuit

Gang,
My buddy at Ford sent me this interoffice memorandum. Check out this crap.....
*** Forwarding note from JRINTAM2--DRBN006 05/17/99 07:55 ***
To: Ford U.S. employees

Subject: (I) Howard v. Ford Motor Company


Tomorrow, opening statements will be made in a state court in
Oakland, California, in the class action lawsuit Howard v. Ford
Motor Company. This class action complaint is being argued on
behalf of more than three million California residents who are the
original or current owners of Ford vehicles built between 1983 and
1995 with a thick film ignition or "TFI" module mounted on the
distributor. A TFI module is an ignition system component.

The Howard suit is a relatively new kind of class action -- none of
the plaintiffs are claiming a personal injury, property damage or
economic loss. Rather, the complaint is for damages based on the
possibility that the TFI module might fail in the future.

It's very rare for a class action lawsuit to actually go to trial,
particularly one of this size. Because of this, you can expect to
read about the trial from time to time in the newspapers, or hear
about it on television or radio. For more information on our
position in the suit, please see the FCN Online website homepage at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fcn.ford.com.

The trial will likely last into the summer. We expect to win, and
we will keep you updated.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Jim Cain
of Public Affairs via Outlook (jcain1 ford.com) or PROFS (JCAIN1).

Regards,

John Rintamaki
Vice President and General Counsel

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Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 15:25:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: FTE 80-96 - Class action lawsuit

FLR150 aol.com wrote:
>
> Gang,
> My buddy at Ford sent me this interoffice memorandum. Check out this crap.....
> *** Forwarding note from JRINTAM2--DRBN006 05/17/99 07:55 ***
> To: Ford U.S. employees
>

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Its taboo to forward someone's email to a public forum without
their permission. There is a principle (and sometimes contract)
involved called "non-disclosure." Your buddy may have voilated
Ford's non-disclosure and you gave public notice that he did it.
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Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 23:02:07 -0700
From: Neil Johnson
Subject: FTE Perf - pvc

Hello again,

Thanks for all the info. Ok, I did the compression test, results...
(wet 167) 159 #4#8 140 (wet 145)
(wet 153) 153 #3#7 160 (wet 147)
(wet 175) 165 #2#6 153 (wet 161)
(wet 165) 165 #1#5 165 (wet 169)

You also asked about the pvc location, It was in the back left hand
corner on the carb. I just put a Holley 750 on today and this one is on the
left back corner. You also asked about how the oil looked, that was pretty
black and thick, So I changed the oil. The drivers side plugs were good
except to the #6 cylinder. It was just as wet as 1,2,&4. I checked for the
valve seals also and they were in. When I rev it up, it smokes, and keeps
on smoking for about 3 to 4 seconds after I let off. As far as I know,
that tells me that it could be the valves...right? I got rid of the build
up on the iol soaked plugs by plugging up the pvc all together, now they
are just oil soaked. I took it to the shop after work today, the guy that
built it is on that "Power Tour" and won't be back until next monday. (
That was one hell of a show ) So I guess when he gets back, that "we" might
check the intake gasket. They are trying VERY hard to walk away from my
problem. they are telling me that if a ring broke or something of that
nature, then they wouldn't warranty it, cause they can't get the money back
from Fedral Mougul. I couldn't believe my ears. I told them that I didn't
pay 4k to have a motor that fouls plugs. Anyways enough of that mess. Hope
I answered all of your questions. Thanks again your your guys time!!

Corbin
72 F-100 390

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