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small-list Digest Mon, 06 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 024

In This Issue:
Wheel size for Explorer
94 Explorer idle
Re: Plugs and wires
Re: Plugs and wires
Re: Plugs and wires
Re: Plugs and wires
BII rear end
Re: BII rear end
Re: Plugs and wires

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From: "Tony Rio (Chicago)" tigroupchicago.com>
Subject: Wheel size for Explorer
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 14:23:25 -0600

Does anyone know the dimentions of the stock wheel for a 95 Eddie Baurer
Explorer? I know they are 16" rims, but I need to know how wide, and what
backspacing.

Apparently the wife took the truck to have it aligned, and 3 of the wheels
are bent, in addition to it needing ball-joints and rear brakes.

Thanks!!!


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From: Ledski aol.com
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 15:31:08 EST
Subject: 94 Explorer idle

OK ,I've got a problem with my 94 Eddie Bauer Explorer (4.0). I had hoped I
had the problem fixed months ago, but the first day with the AC on this year
it is still doing it. I drove downtown on the highway (10 miles), AC on.
Turned the AC off when I got off the highway, drove to the Old Post Office
Building. ( just a few minutes). Went inside for maybe 20 minutes. Came back
out, started the Explorer, and ROUGH idle. Late last fall I changed plugs
(Bosch plat+4), new wires, air filter, cleaned MAF sensor, New O2 sensors,
pulled battery cable off. Just had a Mobil One oil change last week. What is
it about a load on the motor (AC) that is doing that. Runs fine otherwise
(except for 14 MPG, oughta be driving a V8) Would the IAC valve/sensor thing
cause this? Something else?

On a side note, how is the timing set on this V6?

Thanks

Tim LedFORD

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Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 16:20:18 -0500
From: James Oxley thecore.com>
Subject: Re: Plugs and wires

Roy Nemmers wrote:
>
> I want to change out the plug and wires on my '95 Ranger 4.0.
> I am thinking about using the following:
>
> Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm wires.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/index.htm
>
> Torque Master plugs.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.torquemaster.com/
>
> The truck is stock. Looking for reliability and longevity.
>
> Comments and opinions appreciative.
>

I used torquemasters on my talon a while back. I realize, not a small
ford truck, but in a short while, one of the insulators disintegrated
and destroyed the turbine exh wheel on the turbo. It was like someone
poured sand out of the exh port:-(. I noticed no gain in milage or power
either.


OX

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Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 17:17:27 -0500
From: David Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Plugs and wires

At 03:14 PM 3/6/2000, you wrote:
>I want to change out the plug and wires on my '95 Ranger 4.0.
>I am thinking about using the following:
>
>Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm wires.
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/index.htm
>
>Torque Master plugs.
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.torquemaster.com/
>
>
>The truck is stock. Looking for reliability and longevity.


Stay away from the torquemasters.
Maury, the owner, is a friend of my fathers. He gave me several sets for
different vehicles over the years. Even at no cost, they sucked and were
pulled out within several hundred miles.. They are a scam just like the
Splitfires.


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Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
We are Borg... Prepare to be assimilated!
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Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 20:42:14 -0700
From: Bill Funk uswest.net>
Subject: Re: Plugs and wires

I went to the Torquemaster site. I'm very leery of claims from plug makers when they offer performance that beats the
standard plugs.
In this case, there's a graph that purports to show that Torquemaster plugs offer higher performance than regular
plugs.
The graph is impressive, except for a few minor details.
The labels are meaningless. The lower range is a series of 4-digit figures, which I am supposed to believe are RPM
figures, but they could be altitude for all the labeling says. The vertical range is, I suppose, HP, but could be
foot-candle output of the spark. The graph is not even labled as to what the figures came from (maybe a horse at
different altitudes with a Torquemaster spark plug up its butt with a light meter next to it?).
I have a very hard time thinking I should pay money to such a business, when it can't even document the supposedly
increased power the product offers.
My thinking on spark plugs: if these wonder-plugs were actually any good, the vehicle's maker would use them as
standard equipment.
Bill


>
> Subject: Plugs and wires
> Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 13:14:19 -0700
>
> I want to change out the plug and wires on my '95 Ranger 4.0.
> I am thinking about using the following:
>
> Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm wires.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/index.htm
>
> Torque Master plugs.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.torquemaster.com/
>
> The truck is stock. Looking for reliability and longevity.
>
> Comments and opinions appreciative.
>
> TIA
> Roy

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--
Bill Funk
Doesn't a lightning rod
on a church steeple
show a lack of faith?



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Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 21:43:53 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Re: Plugs and wires

Splitfires are EXPENSIVE junk, to boot. Remember how they dropped their
prices last summer? I guess at nearly $10 a plug, no one was buying into
them.

Junk, junk, junk. I still stick by Champion Truck plugs.

Adam

David Cooley wrote:

> At 03:14 PM 3/6/2000, you wrote:
> >I want to change out the plug and wires on my '95 Ranger 4.0.
> >I am thinking about using the following:
> >
> >Magnecor KV85 Competition 8.5mm wires.
> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/index.htm
> >
> >Torque Master plugs.
> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.torquemaster.com/
> >
> >
> >The truck is stock. Looking for reliability and longevity.
>
> Stay away from the torquemasters.
> Maury, the owner, is a friend of my fathers. He gave me several sets for
> different vehicles over the years. Even at no cost, they sucked and were
> pulled out within several hundred miles.. They are a scam just like the
> Splitfires.
>
> ===========================================================
> David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
> Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
> We are Borg... Prepare to be assimilated!
> ===========================================================
>
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> the words "unsubscribe small-list" in the subject of the
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Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 07:49:58 -0500
From: J Cope <88biixlt fncool.com>
Subject: BII rear end

I have an 88 BII which, if I'm not mistaken, has a Dana 44 in the back. Is
it supposed to have posi or anything to keep just one wheel from spinning?
Thanks!

JC
'88 BII XLT
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
K&N
Light bar
Headlight Stone Guards
30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://88biixlt.web.com/


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Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 08:24:17 -0500
From: James Oxley thecore.com>
Subject: Re: BII rear end

J Cope wrote:
>
> I have an 88 BII which, if I'm not mistaken, has a Dana 44 in the back. Is
> it supposed to have posi or anything to keep just one wheel from spinning?
> Thanks!
>

It has a 7.5 ford rear, and the ford trac-lok was an option.

OX

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From: "Will Brown" mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:25:21 -0500
Subject: Re: Plugs and wires

fwiw, on the Miata engine, "extended reach" NGK plugs have been
shown on a dyno to reliably give a few ponies (around 3? IIRC) to
normally aspirated engines, and helps overall operation on the
turbo units by getting the spark deeper into the charge. This was
independantly discovered/verified by an aftermarket vendor. Not
sure how it would apply to these engines, but it's a data point
nontheless.

(I put them in, and felt a little SOTP improvement, fwiw)

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