fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, April 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 102



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In this issue:

RE: Check Engine Light? [RandalDGazdecki eaton.com]
Wheels for sale [Tim Ake ]
Re: Thule rack noise on 93 Explorer [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Check Engine Light? [Thom Cheney ]
ADMIN: Free web space [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: Free web space [Ken Payne ]

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Date: 6 Apr 98 09:02:52 EDT
From: RandalDGazdecki eaton.com
Subject: RE: Check Engine Light?

(snip)My friend has a 96 4.0 V6, 46000 miles, he has done some exaust work
hiflow cat, terminator
muffler, no performance problem or any other problem as of yet, only
thing i notice is a clicking
noise coming from underneath the truck after shutoff. Any suggestions?
Thanks(/snip)

Is the exhaust system just cooling down and the metal contracting? That can give a series of pings and tings.
Your truck has ABS in the rear right? Sometimes that can make noises after you shut off the engine. Here's how to check: Next time it does it after you shut off the engine, turn the ignition on and watch the ABS light on the dash, if the noise goes away when the light goes off you found the problem. My 91 does this occasionally and the dealer said its normal (yeah right!!).
Hope this helps.
Randy
randaldgazdecki eaton.com
Eaton Corporation

"Eighty percent of success is
showing up."
-Woody Allen

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Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 07:29:23 -0600
From: Tim Ake
Subject: Wheels for sale

Luke -
How much and where are you?

Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 11:17:15 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: Wheels for sale

If anyone is interested I have a set of 96 chrome ranger rims off my
splash, I just purchase a set
of 95 mustang cobra rims and need to get rid of these, they are 15x7 and
only have 28,000 miles on the rims and tires(P235 60 R15 Firestone Firehawk
Touring) They are in excellent condition, thanks

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1998 07:23:06 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Thule rack noise on 93 Explorer

John Eberst wrote:
>
> One has solved his problem with
> the addition of the Thule wind screen. I wanted to try one but the dealer
> did not have one in stock. Must admit that I am not happy that I need to
> buy another $50 piece to quite down the Thule rack system.
>
> Looking for any info other Thule users may have that might solve the noise
> problem.

I had the same noise problem with a Thule rack on my last truck. Paid
too much to rip it off the truck, so I learned to live with it!! I also
thought about the wind screen, but was put off by the $50 for a piece of
plexiglass with a giant Thule sticker on it. I suppose you could visit
your local plastic dealer & look for some scrap that would fit. It cuts
on a band saw & you can drill it if you are careful... otherwise, turn
up the stereo!!

TC

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1998 07:48:22 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Check Engine Light?

Luke Wells wrote:
>
> My friend has a 96 4.0 V6, 46000 miles, he has done some exaust work
> hiflow cat, terminator
> muffler, no performance problem or any other problem as of yet, only
> thing i notice is a clicking
> noise coming from underneath the truck after shutoff. Any suggestions?
> Thanks


My bone stock '97 with 5500 miles clicks like a drunk cicada when I have
driven it for awhile. As far as I know, it is just the metal in the
exhaust system cooling & contracting after being hot. I don't fret much
about it.

TC

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 00:46:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Free web space

And now the moment we've all been waiting for...
The free web space script is now working! Those who are
interested in having free web space for a Ford truck related
web site can now have up to 300k of free space on the
www.ford-trucks.com domain.

300k doesn't sound like much but it is when you consider that
an 85% quality 640x480 JPG picture is about 40k in size and the
average html file is under 5k then you'll see that you can put
quite a bit on it. Besides, I have to limit the space so more
people can get a site.

In order to get this free space, the following is required:

1. Your desired site name. This will appear as
http://www.ford-trucks.com/members/yoursitename

2. Your desired password. Think it through and make sure you
don't forget it as it will be a hassle to change it.

3. Somewhere on the site, a link to the main page:
http://www.ford-trucks.com
In return, we will provide a link to your page.

4. Your site must be non-commercial. I didn't put in all this
time and effort to give away free space to businesses - this
is for the owners/hobbyists on the list. Arrangements for
businesses may be possible, I'm still considering it and
haven't made up my mind.

5. A description of the site. Keep it short. I need this for
the return link. Make sure your main page on your site is
called index.html or index.htm

6. It has to be under 300k. Our access script will enforce this.
It will not be possible to exceed this limit by 1 byte. Keep
this in mind when you design your page. You may want to keep
clipart or other items on a different server and link to them.

Site upload instructions and confirmations will be sent via email
starting this weekend (I may not be able to get them all done in
one weekend). Everything is handled through a user friendly web
interface with password protection. Included will be a free hit
counter and instructions on its use.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 00:49:38 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Free web space

Almost forgot...

send requests to: kpayne mindspring.com

If you send it to the list everyone will see your
password!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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