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small-list Digest Tue, 13 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 088

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Ranger oil pressure
Re: Ranger oil pressure
Re: Ranger oil pressure
Ranger oil pressure 2
ADMIN: Web site updates

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From: "Greg Hopper" hiwaay.net>
Subject: Ranger oil pressure
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 01:46:56 -0500


I've got a question about my Ranger's oil pressure. Truck is a 94 4.0L 5 spd. just turned 94k; it runs like a champ.
Anyway, I've been noticing that at idle the oil pressure gauge rides at about the R in that good ole Ford "NORMAL" (you know, the one that spans about 90% of the gauge, into ranges no one would dream of seeing as normal). Well, that's cool with me except that it never moves save for maybe AT MOST 1/8th of an inch when the revs come up (probably less than that). Is this maybe just a gauge problem or should I be concerned?? I think dad had to go have the sender replaced under warranty not long after we bought the truck (new) because it was reading very low all the time. Maybe should I try installing an aftermarket gauge??
TIA
dave
ghopper hiwaay.net


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 12:02:41 -0400
From: Stephen Bozzone rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger oil pressure

Hi Dave,

How are your other gauges working? In my opinion, I wouldn't trust
Ford's "idiot gauges". You can pickup a set of nice aftermarket gauges
for around $30. I've got a set of three: water temp, oil pressure &
ammeter.

Installation is pretty straight forward although it requires a little
creative modification if you want to keep the ford gauges/lights working
as well.

You can see mine here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rockzone.com/mud/biipics/gauges.jpg

I have yet to hook them up! I'm in the middle of head removal!

Good luck,
Steve

Greg Hopper wrote:
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> I've got a question about my Ranger's oil pressure. Truck is a 94 4.0L 5 spd. just turned 94k; it runs like a champ.
> Anyway, I've been noticing that at idle the oil pressure gauge rides at about the R in that good ole Ford "NORMAL" (you know, the one that spans about 90% of the gauge, into ranges no one would dream of seeing as normal). Well, that's cool with me except that it never moves save for maybe AT MOST 1/8th of an inch when the revs come up (probably less than that). Is this maybe just a gauge problem or should I be concerned?? I think dad had to go have the sender replaced under warranty not long after we bought the truck (new) because it was reading very low all the time. Maybe should I try installing an aftermarket gauge??
> TIA
> dave
> ghopper hiwaay.net
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From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" sunlink.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger oil pressure
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 16:43:20 -0400


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Subject: [small-list] Ranger oil pressure


>
> I've got a question about my Ranger's oil pressure> Anyway, I've been
noticing that at idle the oil pressure gauge rides at about the R in that
good ole Ford "NORMAL" (you know, the one that spans about 90% of the gauge,
into ranges no one would dream of seeing as normal). Well, that's cool with
me except that it never moves save for maybe AT MOST 1/8th of an inch when
the revs come up (probably less than that).

Hi Greg,
I think your oil pressure guage is reading normal as most late model
Fords have a guage that is just a glorified idiot light. The sending unit is
either 'open' when there is no pressure or 'closed' with a certain
resistance value to it when there is pressure. It doesn't vary with changes
in oil pressure so the guage usually just sits somewhere in the middle under
any rpm. Hope this helps.

Ron


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From: "Greg Hopper" hiwaay.net>
Subject: Ranger oil pressure 2
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 17:16:02 -0500


Thanks for the feedback guys... I guess it's like the gauge that was in my S-10 - if it moves, you've got pressure, if it doesn't, shut it off.
Anyway, this brings me to another question - does anyone know if anybody makes an A-pillar pod for Rangers? I could've sworn I saw SOMEWHERE that someone had started producing them. I might like to have gauges that have actual numbers on them as well...
thanks again
dave
ghopper hiwaay.net


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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 20:44:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:
http://www.ford-trucks.com

June 14:
Pictorial additions: 1955 F100, 1969 F250 4x4 Crew Cab, 1970 F250 Sport Custom 4x4, 1978 F150 4x4, 1999 Ranger

June 11:
Pictorial additions: 1966 F100, 1977 F250 Highboy, 1978 F150 Custom, 1988 F250

Later,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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