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small-list Digest Mon, 27 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 037

In This Issue:
Re: [4.0 vacuum leak and injector/throttle body cleaning]
ADMIN: Nascar Craftsman Truck Series forum added
Diesel Ranger
Re: Diesel Ranger
Re: Diesel Ranger
Re: Diesel Ranger
Diesel Ranger
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From: "Nestor, Barry" compaq.com>
Subject: Re: [4.0 vacuum leak and injector/throttle body cleaning]
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 22:13:53 -0500

>Yes, yes and yes. It's amazing the difference it can make >in subtle
>drivability problems. The coke that builds up on the >throttle edges holds
the
>throttle open slightly beyond the designed amount and also >disturbs the
>airflow around the throttle. Depending on the system used >for cleaning,
>carbon will also be removed from the valves and combustion >chambers with
>further gains in drivability.
>over the years I've used many different cleaning devices >and IMHO the way
to
>to would be a BG product, preferably the 'induction >service' that cleans
the
>whole intake rather than just the injectors and spraying >off the crud on
the
>throttle plate.

I have a 91 Explorer with 166,000 and Im wondering the same thing. I have
cleaned the crud off the throttle plate in the past but never went any
further. Then recently I took the idle air controller off and noticed a huge
amount of crud thats actually partially blocking the passageway to the IAC.

Tim--what is the BG product you referred to?

I've been thinking of having my mechanic just take the intake off,clean it
out and replace the gasket. Is this the best way or is there another way.
Also, what happens if I just remove the IAC, take some throttle body cleaner
and wash all this crud down into the intake. What happens to all that crud
and is there any harm in doing this?

This list is a terrific resource and I look forward to reading it everyday.

Regards,
Barry Nestor


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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 09:00:49 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Nascar Craftsman Truck Series forum added

A "Nascar Craftsman Truck Series" forum has been added to
the web site message boards. In addition being a place for
you to discuss the races, I'll also be posting Ford truck
series press releases there.

Ken Payne
Admin




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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 10:01:28 -0600 (CST)
From: Daniel Chace siue.edu>
Subject: Diesel Ranger

A friend of mine has been looking (unsucessfully) for a decent deisel
ranger that is within about 200 miles of the St. Louis MO area. Also,
does anyone have any comments about these trucks? He has heard nothing
but good reviews but there dont seem to be many of them around. Any
leads would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Dan

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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 11:12:17 -0500
From: David Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Diesel Ranger

At 11:01 AM 3/28/2000, you wrote:
>A friend of mine has been looking (unsucessfully) for a decent deisel
>ranger that is within about 200 miles of the St. Louis MO area. Also,
>does anyone have any comments about these trucks? He has heard nothing
>but good reviews but there dont seem to be many of them around. Any
>leads would be greatly appreciated!


Hmm...
I wasn't even aware ford put a diesel in the ranger...
4 cyl?


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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 12:44:54 -0600 (CST)
From: Daniel Chace siue.edu>
Subject: Re: Diesel Ranger

>
> Hmm...
> I wasn't even aware ford put a diesel in the ranger...
> 4 cyl?
>
>

I believe that it was available around 1983-1985. And yes, it was a
small 4 cyl, I think there were two or three models during those
years.

-Dan


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From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 17:32:14 EST
Subject: Re: Diesel Ranger

The only Ranger ive ever seen with a Diesel engine made its debut at the
Truck Nationals last year at Englishtown. It was some kind of project truck
made by Cummins (i think) for the show lol they had to lengthen the nose of
the thing to get the motor in there and it wasnt a stock truck. the funniest
thing was it made two trips down the quarter and it blew something in the
motor and that was it they towed it off the track. As far as i know there is
no plan nor any production ranger truck with a Diesel engine
Bob

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Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 15:41:35 -0700
From: Cliff Cameron CEPG.com>
Subject: Diesel Ranger

I have a factory manual from 1984 which has a chapter on the diesel engine, a 4 cylinder IIRC, so they definitely did
use a diesel at least in the early years. I can't speak for this engine, but I have had experience with a variety of
different diesels and they've all been great. Torque and mileage are generally very good, but for good horsepower and
top end, a turbocharged version is MUCH better.

Cliff

ROlson1039 aol.com wrote:

> The only Ranger ive ever seen with a Diesel engine made its debut at the
> Truck Nationals last year at Englishtown. It was some kind of project truck
> made by Cummins (i think) for the show lol they had to lengthen the nose of
> the thing to get the motor in there and it wasnt a stock truck. the funniest
> thing was it made two trips down the quarter and it blew something in the
> motor and that was it they towed it off the track. As far as i know there is
> no plan nor any production ranger truck with a Diesel engine
> Bob




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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:33:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: CustomAuto

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

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our practice with our web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement. Please show your appreciation to them for helping
to support the web site and the lists by checking out their site.
Our advertisers enable us to continue to grow the scope of
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CustomAuto.com's website is a virtual experience that allows you
to display your truck, in your color and then "dress it" with an
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able to purchase the items far below any existing retail price and
arrange for immediate delivery.

Either visit our site directly and click on their ad or go directly
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truck that is truly unique.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Regards,
Ken Payne
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