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fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, March 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 078



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In this issue:

Re: Windshield Leakage... ["Lou Guerriero" ]
Re: 4.0 Headers [S-10 Killer ]
Re: Colored Lights? [S-10 Killer ]
Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage [Thom Cheney ]
RE:98 4.0 Ranger mileage [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage [Diana Slyter ]
RE: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage ["Rio, Tony" ]
Explorer reliability [Sully ]
RE: Green/Blue I/P illumination [Jeff Baker ]
re: A bit off base on the Colored Lights [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J ]
Re: Green/Blue I/P illumination [Thom Cheney ]
Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [mark fitzgerald
Re: Smitty Bilt Nerf'Em Bars ["Lare/Eric" ]
Re: Explorer reliability [Mike Krause ]
Re: K&N Filter ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [Ken Payne ]
K&N Air Filter [Blest25913 ]
Re: K&N Air Filter ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage [HYDROSMITH ]
Re: K&N Air Filter [HYDROSMITH ]
Re: s10klr [Horsepowrd ]
Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [WHRanger93 ]
reply to 98 4.0 Ranger mileage [Richard Salitra ]
Super Duty and Lightning [WHRanger93 ]
Re: s10klr [WHRanger93 ]
Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage [Diana Slyter ]

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:47:04 -0500
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: Re: Windshield Leakage...

>That remided me of when I first got my 84 Broncette(B2) it leaked too (not
as
>bad as these) I removed the windshield trim and used silicone sealer around
>the windshield and never thought about it again. If it works it is alot
easier
>than taking fenders and such apart.
>D Baken

I hear ya, but I've removed all the interior windshield trim and have found
only 1 small drip... this leak is coming from the hollow area between dash
and the fenderwall... There are these plastic bags in there (on both sides,
I checked) with some sort of material inside.. for sound deadening I
think... Either way, the water is coming in through there.. not the
windshield.. by where the wiring trunk goes... there is a hole about 6 inch
by 2 inch.. it's running down in through there, and I can't see how there
could be any other way to stop the flow of water, that to come from the
other side and cover/seal it...

Any suggestions? Also, you raised the hood? How did you get the piece off
above the hood??? (don't know what it's called... the one where the wipers
go... it could provide access too, I guess).

Lou Guerriero
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:51:41 -0600 (CST)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: 4.0 Headers

Borla makes a nice set of headers for the 4.0L

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2.3L, SVO OHC
S-10 Killer
GT-40 Ranger
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On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Pete Lawless wrote:

> Try JBA Headers & Performance Products out of San Diego at 800-830-3377.
> They also have a web site with applications at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jbaheaders.com
> Later...
> Pete

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 08:24:00 -0600 (CST)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: Colored Lights?

Now that we know how these things work, the question is can you see any
better with them? If so, how much? If not, how much less? I fail to see
how a "blue light" can give you a better vision than a white light.

More info on this topic please.

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2.3L, SVO OHC
S-10 Killer
GT-40 Ranger
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On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Gardner wrote:

> I have blue headlights on my truck...they are a little pricy for
> headlights but they are cool. I am going to buy blue replacement
> foglight bulbs soon too!
> Chris

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:59:48 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

Mine is:

'97 4X4 Extended cab STX
4.0 (no modifications yet)
5 spd
3.73 gears
265/75/R15 tires

4500 miles on the odometer. Last time I bothered to check it was
getting about 20 mpg on the hwy... loaded with stuff and hauling *ss
over the pass to Bend, OR. I hope once I get a few more miles it inches
up to 22 mpg. or something like that, but I'm not holding my breath!!!

TC

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 13:50:21, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: RE:98 4.0 Ranger mileage

My '98 regular cab 4x2 with the 4.0L and 5 speed manual, it gets 17
around town and 19 on the highway. I think this will improve a
little once the weather warms up here in snowy minnesota. Yes it's
snowing again. We only got 2-3 inches, but it was kinda messy for
awhile. By the way, it has 3.55s.
Josh

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 14:09:43 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

My 98 3.0 Automatic with 4wd isn't doing any better. Worst has been 12 mpg
in town and best was 1 tankful at 22 mpg at 60 mph cruise. It seems to be
averaging about 15 mpg in town and 17 to 19 on the highway depending on
cruise speed. I bought the Ranger instead of a car partly because Consumer
Reports and several people I talked to said the V6 Automatic combination
would get about 22 mpg highway on their 95s and 96s. I was planning on
keeping this truck for 10 years, but unless Ford admits to and fixes the
gas guzzling I'll have to trade it in 2-4 years. The gas guzzling may be
related to the oxygenated fuel sold here in the Minneapolis- St. Paul
area; the one 22 mpg tankful came from a station in rural Wisconsin which
probably did not contain ethanol or MBTA. I suspect that Ford hasn't
updated their engine control software to deal with oxygenated fuels,
prefering to blame the EPA for bad mileage. Here in the corn belt ethanol
content in fuel is increasing, and if Ford can't adapt their engines to
run on the stuff, their going to lose a lot of customers, myself included.

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On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Bob Leifer wrote:

> Ed,
> mine is a 97 with the 3.0 litre, auto, 3.73 rear, std cab and short box with
> a hard tonneau cover on it. I get only about 14.5 around town and 20.0 or so
> on the road. I finally put a road trip on it from Long Island NY to Wilkes
> Barre, PA, with lots of hill climbing and got 20.0, but I imagine on the
> straight and level, it would do a little better. If you get similar or
> better results with your 4 litre, I guess you should not complain. People
> here always say that this is not a car, and I agree with them. I love the
> truck, but would love it even more if it were more economical on gas.
>
> Bob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: EdDSP
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 11:34 PM
> Subject: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage
>
>
> >This is a question for 98 Ranger owners with the 4.0 engine. What kind of
> >mileage are you ladies and gents getting? I'm still breaking in our 98
> >Supercab, and currently mileage seems a bit on the crappy side. BTW it's an
> >auto with the 3.73 gears.
> >
> >-Ed
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 14:20:28 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

Diana....

I have also noticed that my '94 F150 with the In-line 6 gets better
mileage when I put gas in it that I buy up near my cottage in Northern
Wisconsin (Oneida County). When I drive near Chicago, and even more so
down in Southern Illinois (Springfield, et.) and fill it up down there,
my gas mileage goes down. I always thought it had something to do with
elevation, thinner, cleaner air, et... but never even thought about
Ethanol and such.
Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diana Slyter [SMTP:fordtrucks-small ListService.net]
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 1998 2:09 PM
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net; dianas primenet.com
> Subject: Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage
>
> My 98 3.0 Automatic with 4wd isn't doing any better. Worst has been 12
> mpg
> in town and best was 1 tankful at 22 mpg at 60 mph cruise. It seems to
> be
> averaging about 15 mpg in town and 17 to 19 on the highway depending
> on
> cruise speed. I bought the Ranger instead of a car partly because
> Consumer
> Reports and several people I talked to said the V6 Automatic
> combination
> would get about 22 mpg highway on their 95s and 96s. I was planning on
> keeping this truck for 10 years, but unless Ford admits to and fixes
> the
> gas guzzling I'll have to trade it in 2-4 years. The gas guzzling may
> be
> related to the oxygenated fuel sold here in the Minneapolis- St. Paul
> area; the one 22 mpg tankful came from a station in rural Wisconsin
> which
> probably did not contain ethanol or MBTA. I suspect that Ford hasn't
> updated their engine control software to deal with oxygenated fuels,
> prefering to blame the EPA for bad mileage. Here in the corn belt
> ethanol
> content in fuel is increasing, and if Ford can't adapt their engines
> to
> run on the stuff, their going to lose a lot of customers, myself
> included.
>
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>
> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Bob Leifer wrote:
>
> > Ed,
> > mine is a 97 with the 3.0 litre, auto, 3.73 rear, std cab and short
> box with
> > a hard tonneau cover on it. I get only about 14.5 around town and
> 20.0 or so
> > on the road. I finally put a road trip on it from Long Island NY to
> Wilkes
> > Barre, PA, with lots of hill climbing and got 20.0, but I imagine on
> the
> > straight and level, it would do a little better. If you get similar
> or
> > better results with your 4 litre, I guess you should not complain.
> People
> > here always say that this is not a car, and I agree with them. I
> love the
> > truck, but would love it even more if it were more economical on
> gas.
> >
> > Bob
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: EdDSP
> > To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
>
> > Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 11:34 PM
> > Subject: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage
> >
> >
> > >This is a question for 98 Ranger owners with the 4.0 engine. What
> kind of
> > >mileage are you ladies and gents getting? I'm still breaking in our
> 98
> > >Supercab, and currently mileage seems a bit on the crappy side. BTW
> it's an
> > >auto with the 3.73 gears.
> > >
> > >-Ed
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:35:16 -0800
From: Sully
Subject: Explorer reliability

I would like to pick the brains of you Explorer owners out there. I need
to replace a vehicle and am looking at used Explorers in the '92 to '93
area. What are the things I should be aware of or watch out for. Is
there anything in this vehicle that is "notorious" for going out
premarurely?
My '89 Bronco II turned over 200,000 yesterday and I want to get another
Ford. That Bronco has been one good truck. I will definitely keep it.
Now if only we in MN could find a way to keep the bodies on our vehicles
from rusting away......
Sully

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 06:53:53 -0500
From: Jeff Baker
Subject: RE: Green/Blue I/P illumination

Mike wrote
Any comments, idea, reasoning. Is this just a light behind the I/P, or
is it
molded with a green tint?

I have a 92 Ranger XLT 2WD and the lights on it are also green. Evidently
somewhere in between Ford switched. I recently had to replace the instrument
cluster and I kept the bulbs from the old one. All of them are clear, so the
green must be a film on the inside of the cluster housing. I would assume
the same for the lights in the stereo, ash-tray and AC panel. After looking
at the intrument cluster, it is NOT something that you can open and change
the insides of. Maybe see if the 96 cluter panel will fit (must have same
instruments for the electronics, but that another stroy in itself) and swap
it out to get the blue..

Good Luck..

Jeff Baker
jeffbaker mci2000.com (Home)

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:21:15, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: A bit off base on the Colored Lights

Mike,

Sorry, but I don't know what to tell you about the I/P lighting.
Personally I though it was better than the blue I had on my '95
Ranger. I don't know what to tell you. It's probably a few lights
back there, but the labor costs will be super high.

Josh

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:33:23 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Green/Blue I/P illumination

I peeked inside a '98 while the '97 was getting serviced a few months
back. If its not the same, Ford went to a lot of trouble to make them
look identical!

TC

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:36:39, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

Hey y'all,

Our first Super Duty Arrived today...actually I went to the Ford
plant in St. Paul and got it. It is a F-450 4x4 cab and chassis XLT
with the 7.3L and auto. This thing is an absolute beast. Tons of
power, exceptional visbility, enormous cab room, and very little
engine noise inside the cab are just the start of the qualities. I
think anyone interested should definately check one of these bad boys
out. We are supposed to be getting two more next week....I can't
wait. These things will sell like hot cakes.

Josh
Lakeland Truck Center

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:49:44 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

I saw one yesterday on the back lot of the dealer.... lego style towing
mirrors and all. What a beast!!! You were right Josh.

TC

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:46:15 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

just out of curiosity....what are these new trucks running for a
driveline?? wish i was rich enough to get one....damn college
tuition...:)

Fitzy

- ---MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
>
> Hey y'all,
>
> Our first Super Duty Arrived today...actually I went to the Ford
> plant in St. Paul and got it. It is a F-450 4x4 cab and chassis XLT
> with the 7.3L and auto. This thing is an absolute beast. Tons of
> power, exceptional visbility, enormous cab room, and very little
> engine noise inside the cab are just the start of the qualities. I
> think anyone interested should definately check one of these bad boys
> out. We are supposed to be getting two more next week....I can't
> wait. These things will sell like hot cakes.
>
> Josh
> Lakeland Truck Center
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:52:36 -0500
From: "Lare/Eric"
Subject: Re: Smitty Bilt Nerf'Em Bars

>> Bryce,
>>
>> I have the Smittybilt's on my '94 Splash SC - love 'em 'cause they hang
>very
>> close to the body - don't take away any ground clearance .... I got mine
>for
>> about $135 in PA ..... I also think they look better than any others that
>> I've seen because they are the only ones that go beyond the supercab
>(wheel
>> well to wheel well) ... I'm not sure if they'll fit on a '97 ...... also,
>I
>> only had to drill two holes on each side (other 4 on each side used
>existing
>> holes in the frame/leaf spring bracket)
>
>OK..my leaf springs and fame mounts seem to be rivited on, and not
>bolted...are they this way on the '94s also?? if so, how did you get these
>off?? if not, I guess that they won't work the same on a '97...
>
>Bryce
>Bryce's 4xFord Ranger Page
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995


Holes are drilled in the front leaf spring bracket and the existing holes in
the frame crossmember are used for the front.

Eric S. - '94 Splash SC, 4x4, 4.0L, 4" lift, 32x11.5 BFG's

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:24:40 -0600
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Re: Explorer reliability

I know one thing to look for is the transmission. I've heard that they
have a tendency to go out pretty early in the life of the vehicle, but
mine is still running like new. I own a '91 4 door, XLT and have had no
major difficulties with my Explorer. The only real big thing was the
cooling system(replaced the radiator, fan, termostat, hoses, etc.).
Also, be sure the radius arm bushings have been replaced recently. Ford
made one mistake in the "old" body style by putting the exhaust next to
the bushing on the passenger side which caused it to melt. I'm about to
change out mine for the first time, so if you want I'll let you know how
it went. I've heard that AFTER changing it, the car rides smoother.
Good luck hunting and watch out for those sneaks. Take care.
Mike

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 20:15:36 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: K&N Filter

I also tried to get the performance injection kit for my 96 Ranger and they
told me for over a year that it was still in the testing stages and that it
was not yet "carb legal" for all 50 states. Well, I got tired of waiting
around and decided to get the injection kit that they make for the 96
Explorer. I figured that they are the same vehicle from the cab forward, so
why wouldn't the engine be the same. The install took about 45 minutes
because of the small work area that you have to work with. I tried it, and
it fit like a glove! And boy can you notice the difference, especially when
you punch it to go around someone puttin' along. Hope this helps.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 20:42:15 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

At 06:36 PM 3/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey y'all,
>
>Our first Super Duty Arrived today...actually I went to the Ford
>plant in St. Paul and got it. It is a F-450 4x4 cab and chassis XLT
>with the 7.3L and auto. This thing is an absolute beast. Tons of
>power, exceptional visbility, enormous cab room, and very little
>engine noise inside the cab are just the start of the qualities. I
>think anyone interested should definately check one of these bad boys
>out. We are supposed to be getting two more next week....I can't
>wait. These things will sell like hot cakes.
>
>Josh
>Lakeland Truck Center

Just saw one today at the dealer down the street. Really
nice. And, personally, I don't agree with some people's
view that it looks like a Dodge.

Ken

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:29:56 EST
From: Blest25913
Subject: K&N Air Filter

In a message dated 3/12/98 6:48:19 AM, you wrote:


Subject: Ron Blest - Engines & air

After you've installed your K&N air filter and driven around with it
some, I'd be very curious for your opinion as to what, if any,
improvements it's made in the efficiency and performance of your
engine. I've contacted K&N myself about their product, but they don't
yet make their entire Filtercharger Injection Performance Kit for my
Ranger.>>

I'll let everyone know if there is a difference with the air filter. I have
the 3.0L engine in a '96 ext.cab, 4X4, auto trans. And thank you everyone for
all the responses re the engine's need for not only clean gas, but clean air,
and clean oil.Also, I didn't know the Filtercharger Injection Performance Kit
wasn't available for the Ranger.

Ron

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:38:49 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: K&N Air Filter

I had the filter also before I bought the kit. I noticed a little
improvement, but not much. The kit isn't available for the Ranger yet.
They only make it for the Explorer with the 4.0 V6. It is the exact same
thing and it mounts exactly as it would in an Explorer's engine compartment.
The instructions and diagrams they give match perfectly. I just don't
understand why they don't make it applicable for the Ranger as well.

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:48:56 EST
From: HYDROSMITH
Subject: Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

In a message dated 98-03-13 15:13:01 EST, you write:


run on the stuff, their going to lose a lot of customers, myself included.
>>

Don't blame it on Ford. All those hybrid fuels that the industry is coming up
with are only to keep the government happy. The EPA and the oil industry has
done little consulting with any car companys about hybrid fuels to bring down
emissions. Those types of fuels have lower btu's and itis obvious that it will
take more fuel to keep the vehicle going. Get involved with your government or
groups to do something about it.

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:58:42 EST
From: HYDROSMITH
Subject: Re: K&N Air Filter

In a message dated 98-03-13 23:38:57 EST, you write:

>

Government reg's. The aftermarket industry is forced to certify thier products
for every different model that they are applicable to. Fact: this "law" adds
10% or more to the retail cost of the products.

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 01:51:48 EST
From: Horsepowrd
Subject: Re: s10klr

Hey there, I get the impression that you have a 2.3L. Is it turbocharged?
stock engine, or a complete svo engine if it is? I need to turbocharge my
engine, but for emissions standards I cannot put in an engine that is older
than my truck. (`93 ranger). so I need to turbocharge my stock (to be
modified of course). If you can help in any way please let me know

Thanks

Jamie

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 02:03:18 EST
From: WHRanger93
Subject: Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

I was at the

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:10:18 -0800
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: reply to 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

I consistently get 15mph city and 17-18mph highway. My Ranger is a
Supercab 4x4 with the off-road package. I also have 3.73 gears, but
mine is a locking rear differential. I have a manual, not a automatic.
I've had mine since mid-December and put on about 3700 miles. Hope that
helps.

p.s. I'm also currently researching headers, etc. to improve the
performance and efficiency since it is my daily driver I'd be happy to
share whatever I find.

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 02:09:07 EST
From: WHRanger93
Subject: Super Duty and Lightning

I was at the Chicago Auto show ans saw Fords new superduty trucks. What
monsters what beautiful monsters. I fell in love with them. They are simply
enormous and with that 6.4 V10 packed full of power. I hate really big trucks
but these are a thing of beauty. But even more stuning was the new
LIGHTNING!! A 5.4 supercharged intercooled V8. Produces around 325 hp and
450 ft/lb of torque. Now that is a beast. It comes only reg. cab flarside
box in white, red, and black. It has gorgeous 18 inch wheels and sweet dual
exhaust exiting wright infront of the rear tires. But it wont be available
until 99 and will cost around 28,000 so start saving.

Josh J.

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 02:26:21 EST
From: WHRanger93
Subject: Re: s10klr

Nope I got the 4.0 but i like the turbo 2.3's. My ranger is a 93 also but not
as sweet as your ride. All I have don to mine is a Hypertech chip duals with
glass pack (big mistake) and K&N. I have a cover and blackouts but that is
it. And it il looking pretty nasty latley due to these bad chicago winters.
Plus my front bumper is all bent downward because I accidently hit my dads
car once. and my back bumper is dented on each side from bakcing into some
poles. Is your engine stock? I plan on trading in my truck for a doge dakota
with the 5.2.

Josh

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 01:39:14 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

I feel it quite proper to blame Ford and other manufacturers who seem to
think that oxygenated fuel is going to go away. The mileage drop is only
slightly caused by the lower BTU content of ethanol. Most of the gas
guzzling is caused by the O2 sensors getting fooled by the oxygenated fuel
into thinking it needs to richen the mixture. Ford claims to have an
engine control system mod which will allow the 3.0 V6 to run on up to 95%
ethanol. However, since the media coverage of global warming has decreased
Ford seems to have forgotten about it.

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