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fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, March 4 1998 Volume 02 : Number 066



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In this issue:

Re: ADMIN: Please read, very important ["John Becker"
Re: Ranger performance [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: '91 Explorer problem [Bill Funk ]
Re: ADMIN: Please read, very important [Thom Cheney ]
RE: '91 Explorer problem [Ken St John ]
RE: ADMIN: Please read, very important [Ken St John ]
Re: '91 Explorer problem [Gardner ]
RE: '91 Explorer problem [Ken St John ]
Re: Location of computer on '93 ranger ["Robert Eberhardt"
Re: '91 Explorer problem [james oxley ]
Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ? ["Robert Eberhardt"
Re: '91 Explorer problem [james oxley ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #59 ["Robert Eberhardt"
Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement ["Robert Eberhardt"
Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ? [mark fitzgerald ]
Location of computer on '86 ranger,IF there's 1 ["Randy L. Hatcher"
Re: Location of computer on '86 ranger,IF there's 1 [mark fitzgerald
Relays on 98 Ranger [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 06:46:59 -0000
From: "John Becker"
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Please read, very important

NO DAMN WAY ! ! ! ! !

- ----------
> From: Ken Payne
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net; fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net;
fordtrucks80up ListService.net; fordtrucks-small ListService.net;
fordtrucks97up ListService.net
> Subject: ADMIN: Please read, very important
> Date: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 5:27 AM
>
> I'm posting this email to ask for opinions on an issue. I will
> respect the opinions of the list members regarding this matter,
> just like I have with all other past votes. Your opinion, for
> or against this issue will not hurt my feelings.
>
> Anyways... the issue:
>
> Last week, a vendor approached me (via email) and asked about
> advertising in the digest version of the lists. The ads they
> are requesting would not appear on the live lists but at the
> top of each digest just below the table of contents. As an
> example:
>
> "
> --------------------- [ Sponsor's Message ] ------------------
> Foobar Ford Performance Products is pleased to announce the
> addition of new roller cams for 302 V8s. These cams, when
> combined with Foobar's push-rods and valve trains offer higher
> horsepower and torque.
>
> For more information, visit Foobar at:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.foobar.com
> When ordering, state you saw their sponsorship message for a
> 5% discount.
> -------------------------------------------------------------"
>
> The ads, like the example, would be simple and to the point.
> Neither would I personally promote the products.
>
> I really need feedback on this. To post your opinions on the
> matter, send an email to fordtrucks mindspring.com. I will
> forward all the messages to the all the lists. Again, do
> **NOT** send your opinions to the list, send them to
> fordtrucks mindspring.com. I'm doing this so I can forward
> the posts to all the lists since this affects all of them.
> Your emails should appear on all the lists within 24 hours of
> sending them. Also, when replying to opinions on this, send
> the replies to: fordtrucks mindspring.com
>
> If members feel this issue may be appropriate I'll put a voting
> form on the web site. If the members are overwhelmingly against
> it then it will not be voted on.
>
> This would also mean that I would revise the charter to allow
> this. Since the beginning, I've maintained that our lists would
> be free from vendor influence. Its up to the list members to
> decide if a sponsorship message of this type is considered
> influence.
>
> We're about to get more window stickers printed (we have 4 left)
> and we'll soon get estimates for T-shirts so the advertising
> money would help. However, we're aren't hurting either. Your
> opinions concerning this matter are welcome.
>
> Lastly, as an option on the voting form (if we end up needing one)
> we could state that we would do a trial run to see how it works.
>
> Ken Payne
> Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
> http://www.ford-trucks.com
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 06:31:50 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Ranger performance

Just so anyone interested knows there is a ranger, (86 i believe)
recently placed in a boneyard near us. It's been lowered, and still
has the componentry. Along with the altitude change it also has
stainless steel headers. If anyone's interested let me know. i'll call
up the place for you and get ya a price....

fitzy

- ---Gardner wrote:
>
> Here is a list of parts for rangers form I'll sho U performance. On
top
> of this they also have underdrive pulleys for the 2.3...90bucks. I
had
> inquired for my truck but have traded it in so it doesn't help me
> none..hope it helps you guys.
> Chris
>
>
>
> We do have Underdrive pullies $90.
> >
> I'LL SHO-U-PERFORMANCE
> 11568 Hooker ct
> Westminster, colo.
> 80030 (303) 469-1557
> www.cwci.com\isup
>
> Ranger\Explorer
>
> We have a superchip for the 2.3 10hp 2.9 12hp 3.0 14hp 4.0 15hp
> it also removes speed gov. and moves up rev. limit 500rpm $195.
>
> Vortech 73mm mass air 12hp $190 (for 4.0)
>
> BBk throttle body 66mm 10hp $230 (for 4.0)
>
> MAC headres 1 5\8" 2 1" y-pipe 13.9hp $259 (for 4.0)
>
> Vortech supercharger kit 228hp $3085-5% (for 4.0)
>
> Nitrous 50&75hp jets $500
>
> Ranger catback exhaust 10hp 2.3-4.0 $175
>
> Explorer catback 12hp 4.0 $200>
> Brent Kanon
> I'll sho u performance
>

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 08:38:48 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer problem

> From: Ken St John
> Subject: '91 Explorer problem
>
> I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford Explorer.
>
> So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no
> suggestions
> and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent problem
> and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a steep
> decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear).
> When
> I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
> continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will eventually
> quit unless I press the accelerator.

...

> ** Latest development -- If I depress the clutch to shift
> gears, the Rpm's stay high??? I've noticed that when I'm getting ready
>
> to stop (applying the brake), again with the clutch depressed, the
> Rpm's
> will eventually come down to about 750 Rpm's. It's as if it has a mind
>
> of its own. The computer codes state that the temperature sensor is
> bad
> so I'll replace that and see if this fixes this problem. But since,
> this
> problem has been since date of purchase, I don't think this is the
> magic
> cure. Also, my gas mileage has decreased to 17 mpg instead of the 20
> I
> was getting (dirty injectors???)
> Help!
>
> Ken
>
> ------------------------------

Since the problem only occurs when youare either decellerating or going
downhill, this sounds like a mechanical problem.
Something is trying to move forward, and is pressing on something else
that's affecting the engine (probably the fuel system).
Maybe, too much water in the fuel tank?
Bill

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 07:51:52 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Please read, very important

I am inclined to say no, but since you are paying the bills, I'll leave
the decision to you. I am pretty sure the normal thinking population of
the list will not get up and leave if an ad appears in a new spot.

TC

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 08:44:50 -0700
From: Ken St John
Subject: RE: '91 Explorer problem

Suggestions on installing the A/F gauge? Also, prior to replacing the
air bypass valve, when I disconnected it the engine was struggling to
keep going. I originally figured that this meant the air bypass valve
was good but I decided to replace it anyway.
I had an idea after reading someone's comments about the computer
system...if I make any type of change to the engine (install of
Hypertech chip, K & N filter, and the sensors I replaced) do I have to
disconnect the battery to reset the computer so it can start learn how
to operate with these new items installed?
Ken

> -----Original Message-----
> From:J. Oxley [SMTP:luxjo thecore.com]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 03, 1998 6:44 PM
> To:fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject:Re: '91 Explorer problem
>
> Ken St John wrote:
> >
> > I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford
> Explorer.
> > So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no
> suggestions
> > and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent
> problem
> > and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a steep
> > decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear).
> When
> > I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
> > continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will
> eventually
> > quit unless I press the accelerator. Now if I downshift and maintain
> a
> > certain pressure on the accelerator, the problem never appears. But
> > again, with my foot off the accelerator and on the brake and I'm
> > down-shifting, the engine wants to die (sometimes, it will struggle
> > below 500 rpm's before quitting. I've replaced the oxygen sensor,
> > throttle sensor, mass air flow sensor, pcv valve, air bypass valve,
> and
> > the air charge temperature sensor and none of this has helped.
>
> What is TPS voltage set to? Have you tried disconnecting air bypass
> valve and upping idle slightly to get air bypas valve out of loop?.
> What
> does truck idle at with air bypass valve connector removed??
>
> Not sure if the EEC-IV uses this strategy, but my Talon (mitsu ECU)
> cuts fuel to injectors completely when throttle position is at idle
> and
> speed sensor senses that vehicle is still moving and RPM's are higher
> than idle, as would be the case when shifting gears with manual
> tranny.
> One relativley cheap thing you could do is get a cyberdyne A/F guage
> and
> hook it up to O2 sensor. It will tell you approx A/F ratio, if
> injectors
> were killed at any point, and if you are running rich enough at full
> throttle after making engine mods. Will also show you how many times
> O2
> sensor switches back and forth to keep an eye on how healthy O2 sensor
> is. Anyway, it may help diagnose your problem and it's only about 30$.
>
>
> Another
> > strange event, when I replace the Mass Air duct with an after-market
> > bored out duct (for more air flow), my check engine light will
> > intermittently come on (doesn't the computer compensate the extra
> air
> > with more fuel resulting in more power?) Also, the exhaust smells
> > really bad in this setup. When I check out the computer code for
> this
> > error it shows that the Mass air flow sensor is at fault. I didn't
> think
> > this was bad so I put the air mass factory duct back on and no
> "check
> > engine light" came on. I did replace the sensor just in case
> (twice).
> > But again, repeating above gave the same error code (I also reset
> the
> > computer codes prior to checking again).
>
> May be getting turbulant airflow befoe mas sensor with new tube. You
> may
> also be getting a MAS overvoltage, but that would be ubnlikely without
> major engine mods. My 86 factory emissions diagnostic manual has a
> procedure to test the EEC itself. I daignosed my GF's 86 T-bird and it
> led me down to replacing the processor, but I would double check
> everything before I go that route. Processors don't fail that often.
>
>
> OX
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:02:38 -0700
From: Ken St John
Subject: RE: ADMIN: Please read, very important

I don't see a any problems with this as it's in our best interest to
keep abreast of what's available for our "machines".
Ken
> -----Original Message-----
> From:John Becker [SMTP:molou big-river.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 03, 1998 11:47 PM
> To:fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject:Re: ADMIN: Please read, very important
>
> NO DAMN WAY ! ! ! ! !
>
> ----------
> > From: Ken Payne
> > To: fordtrucks ListService.net; fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net;
> fordtrucks80up ListService.net; fordtrucks-small ListService.net;
> fordtrucks97up ListService.net
> > Subject: ADMIN: Please read, very important
> > Date: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 5:27 AM
> >
> > I'm posting this email to ask for opinions on an issue. I will
> > respect the opinions of the list members regarding this matter,
> > just like I have with all other past votes. Your opinion, for
> > or against this issue will not hurt my feelings.
> >
> > Anyways... the issue:
> >
> > Last week, a vendor approached me (via email) and asked about
> > advertising in the digest version of the lists. The ads they
> > are requesting would not appear on the live lists but at the
> > top of each digest just below the table of contents. As an
> > example:
> >
> > "
> > --------------------- [ Sponsor's Message ] ------------------
> > Foobar Ford Performance Products is pleased to announce the
> > addition of new roller cams for 302 V8s. These cams, when
> > combined with Foobar's push-rods and valve trains offer higher
> > horsepower and torque.
> >
> > For more information, visit Foobar at:
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.foobar.com
> > When ordering, state you saw their sponsorship message for a
> > 5% discount.
> > -------------------------------------------------------------"
> >
> > The ads, like the example, would be simple and to the point.
> > Neither would I personally promote the products.
> >
> > I really need feedback on this. To post your opinions on the
> > matter, send an email to fordtrucks mindspring.com. I will
> > forward all the messages to the all the lists. Again, do
> > **NOT** send your opinions to the list, send them to
> > fordtrucks mindspring.com. I'm doing this so I can forward
> > the posts to all the lists since this affects all of them.
> > Your emails should appear on all the lists within 24 hours of
> > sending them. Also, when replying to opinions on this, send
> > the replies to: fordtrucks mindspring.com
> >
> > If members feel this issue may be appropriate I'll put a voting
> > form on the web site. If the members are overwhelmingly against
> > it then it will not be voted on.
> >
> > This would also mean that I would revise the charter to allow
> > this. Since the beginning, I've maintained that our lists would
> > be free from vendor influence. Its up to the list members to
> > decide if a sponsorship message of this type is considered
> > influence.
> >
> > We're about to get more window stickers printed (we have 4 left)
> > and we'll soon get estimates for T-shirts so the advertising
> > money would help. However, we're aren't hurting either. Your
> > opinions concerning this matter are welcome.
> >
> > Lastly, as an option on the voting form (if we end up needing one)
> > we could state that we would do a trial run to see how it works.
> >
> > Ken Payne
> > Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com
> >
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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 11:53:09 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer problem

Bill Funk wrote:
>
> > From: Ken St John
> > Subject: '91 Explorer problem
> >
> > I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford Explorer.
> >
> > So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no
> > suggestions
> > and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent problem
> > and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a steep
> > decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear).
> > When
> > I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
> > continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will eventually
> > quit unless I press the accelerator.
>
> ...
>
> > ** Latest development -- If I depress the clutch to shift
> > gears, the Rpm's stay high??? I've noticed that when I'm getting ready
> >
> > to stop (applying the brake), again with the clutch depressed, the
> > Rpm's
> > will eventually come down to about 750 Rpm's. It's as if it has a mind
> >
> > of its own. The computer codes state that the temperature sensor is
> > bad
> > so I'll replace that and see if this fixes this problem. But since,
> > this
> > problem has been since date of purchase, I don't think this is the
> > magic
> > cure. Also, my gas mileage has decreased to 17 mpg instead of the 20
> > I
> > was getting (dirty injectors???)
> > Help!
> >
> > Ken
> >
> > ------------------------------
>
> Since the problem only occurs when youare either decellerating or going
> downhill, this sounds like a mechanical problem.
> Something is trying to move forward, and is pressing on something else
> that's affecting the engine (probably the fuel system).
> Maybe, too much water in the fuel tank?
> Bill
>
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I had an escort that did this...the throttle positioning sensor(TPS) was
bad! Have you had the computer scanned for trouble codes yet?
Chris

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 10:19:51 -0700
From: Ken St John
Subject: RE: '91 Explorer problem

I did the diagnostics myself because Ford was unable to find anything
and I was spending money on those diagnostic tests for nothing. I also
replaced the TPS twice. With as many sensors I've replaced, and since
this problem was inherited from the factory, I'm looking at replacing
the Computer soon unless I can figure out another solution.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Gardner [SMTP:garrpam netgsi.com]
> Sent:Wednesday, March 04, 1998 9:53 AM
> To:fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject:Re: '91 Explorer problem
>
> Bill Funk wrote:
> >
> > > From: Ken St John
> > > Subject: '91 Explorer problem
> > >
> > > I'm seeking information regarding a problem with my '91 Ford
> Explorer.
> > >
> > > So far, the Ford mechanics and Four Wheeler magazine have no
> > > suggestions
> > > and I'm running out of ideas. First off, it's an intermittent
> problem
> > > and but is more prominent in the summer (or when going down a
> steep
> > > decline, depressing the clutch from about 2500 rpms, in 1st gear).
> > > When
> > > I down-shift from about 1000 - 1500 rpm's, the engine's rpm's will
> > > continue to decline as it struggles to keep going and will
> eventually
> > > quit unless I press the accelerator.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > ** Latest development -- If I depress the clutch to shift
> > > gears, the Rpm's stay high??? I've noticed that when I'm getting
> ready
> > >
> > > to stop (applying the brake), again with the clutch depressed, the
> > > Rpm's
> > > will eventually come down to about 750 Rpm's. It's as if it has a
> mind
> > >
> > > of its own. The computer codes state that the temperature sensor
> is
> > > bad
> > > so I'll replace that and see if this fixes this problem. But
> since,
> > > this
> > > problem has been since date of purchase, I don't think this is the
> > > magic
> > > cure. Also, my gas mileage has decreased to 17 mpg instead of the
> 20
> > > I
> > > was getting (dirty injectors???)
> > > Help!
> > >
> > > Ken
> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> >
> > Since the problem only occurs when youare either decellerating or
> going
> > downhill, this sounds like a mechanical problem.
> > Something is trying to move forward, and is pressing on something
> else
> > that's affecting the engine (probably the fuel system).
> > Maybe, too much water in the fuel tank?
> > Bill
> >
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>
>
> I had an escort that did this...the throttle positioning sensor(TPS)
> was
> bad! Have you had the computer scanned for trouble codes yet?
> Chris
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 12:32:35 -0500
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: Location of computer on '93 ranger

On my '94 4.0L Ranger it was located in the firewall, below and to the left
of the brake master-cylinder. You will see a large wire-harness coming out
of it.

>
>Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 08:08:55 -0500
>From: Steve Donohue
>Subject: Location of computer on '93 ranger
>
>Where is the computer located on a '93 ranger 2.3 liter? I want to put
>an chip in to help out the 4 banger but I can't find the #?!! computer.
>
>Thanks,
>

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 12:40:05 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer problem

Ken St John wrote:
>
> Suggestions on installing the A/F gauge?

It's pretty easy. Mounts just like any other 2-1/8 dia guage. Needs
power, ground and one wire to O2 sensor. If you have 2, O2 sensors, you
can wire a switch to read off either one or get 2 guages.

>Also, prior to replacing the
> air bypass valve, when I disconnected it the engine was struggling to
> keep going. I originally figured that this meant the air bypass valve
> was good but I decided to replace it anyway.

Try disconnecting Air bypas valve and raising idle mechanically on
throttle body so it runs. Then go drive truck and see if problem is still
there.

> I had an idea after reading someone's comments about the computer
> system...if I make any type of change to the engine (install of
> Hypertech chip, K & N filter, and the sensors I replaced) do I have to
> disconnect the battery to reset the computer so it can start learn how
> to operate with these new items installed?
> Ken

Yes, you can do this, but your mods are very mild and even if you
don't reset, the computer should compensate on it's own very quickly.
Computers don't need to be reset for sensors as they will know sensor is
working again almost instantaneously. The only difference is the computer
will move the fault code from a "current" fault to a "has happened in
past, but OK now" type fault.

OX

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 12:38:12 -0500
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?

That shouldn't be too much of a problem since the Ford Traction Lock becomes
an open differential at speeds above 34 mph. I used to have a '94 4.0L 5
speed 2 wd Ranger with a 3.55:1 limited slip that never posed much of a
problem. If the roads were completely snow packed it would fish tail a
little when taking off, once moving it stayed straight. Rain didn't pose
any problem.

Robert

>
>Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 12:24:47 -0600 (CST)
>From: Diana Slyter
>Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?
>
>Your are correct that the LS will help in a low speed split coefficent
>situation. However, at higher speeds the locking action causes almost
>total loss of lateral stability when wheelspin occurs. If your fighting a
>crosswind or a steeply cambered road, the vehicle can get totally out of
>control before you know what happened. I learned this about 20 yeats ago
>with a Dodge minibus with LS. In the snow it gave great traction on the
>side streets. On the freeway at 40 mph or so it slid all over the road as
>the LS locked and unlocked. What light trucks need is a driver controlled
>locking differential like the big trucks usually have between their tandem
>axles. Experienced drivers know that you lock these interaxle
>differentials to keep from getting stuck at low speeds only, usually on a
>side street or at a loading dock or off road. Running down the highway
>with the differential locked is the express lane to the ditch.
>

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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 12:53:40 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: Re: '91 Explorer problem

>I did the diagnostics myself because Ford was unable to find anything
>and I was spending money on those diagnostic tests for nothing. I also
>replaced the TPS twice. With as many sensors I've replaced, and since
>this problem was inherited from the factory, I'm looking at replacing
>the Computer soon unless I can figure out another solution.

One other thing to consider. It may be just normal. My 86 Capri 5.0 did
somewhat the same thing you are describing. Whenever I switched gears, it
would take a gerat deal more time for the engine to return to idle than
you would think it should. This "back to idle slow" syndrome was also
noticed when the engine was started. When started , it would rev to 2500
and then slowly back down to idle, even when engine was warmed up. When I
switched my 5.0 to mass air, this idle strategy stopped. My 88 Bronco II
also did his, but not as bad and not really noticable as it was an
automatic. I have been told the slow back to idle was to help emissions
on de-celeration.

If this is what you are describing, then it may just be normal

OX

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 12:51:04 -0500
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #59

Mike,

I don't know if they have an internet page or not. I placed my order from an
ad I saw in Sport Truck Magazine a couple of years ago. I don't have my old
magazines and don't know if they still advertise in there or not. The ad
had "4.0 Liter Performance". They will answer the phone as "Central Coast
Mustang". They are located in California. You might want to check a
current issue.

Robert

>
>Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 23:41:49 -0600
>From: Mike Krause
>Subject: Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement
>
>Hey Rob, does Central Coast Mustang have an internet page or can I get a
>catalog somehow?? Also, to all those out there...I have a '91 Explorer
>XLT 4 door, 2 wheel drive and am looking to tweak the suspension and
>lower it with the 17" Cobra R's. I want to know if anyone out there
>knows of a company or internet site that can help me with my needs.
>I've been to most of the usual, but am looking for MORE. Thanks to all.
>
> Mike

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:00:00 -0500
From: "Robert Eberhardt"
Subject: Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement

The MAM is the Mass-Air-Meter. It is an aluminum device that is next to my
air-filter box. It measures the air going from the air-box to the throttle
body. The throttle body is the aluminum device that sits on top of your
engine. It will have a large black hose going towards your air-filter box.
I don't know if they were used on your '86 or not. Take a look in either a
4 wheel drive magazine or Sport Truck Magazine for ads. You should be able
to find some that deal with Fords and can be of better help.

Robert


>
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:20:42 +0000
>From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
>Subject: Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement
>
>Robert,
>Hi, read your message on fordtrucks-small listservice. What is the
>throttle body? What is the MAM? I have a '86 BroncoII(2.9L efi), could I
>benefit from changing these on my vehicle? I'ld appreciate any help you
>can give. I'm slowly but surely building this truck.
>I have a K&N Air filter, 8.8mm plug wires, full synthetic oil, 30x9.50
>dunlop RR R/V's. Soon I'll be putting a cat-back system on, but I need
>help knowing what else I can do for more torque. Bolt on preferably since
>the engine does not use any oil. I do not want to mess-up a good thing.
>Also do you know what can be done for making 4Lo lower?
>Again ideas and suggestions are welcome! -- Mike edi1.com
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 10:22:53 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?

that's weird because i haven't had any problems yet with my detroit
locker other than it scaring the hell out of me about once a month
when the collars disconnect. I drive back and forth to college all the
time on the highway year round and have yet to have any problems in
the snow while barreling down the road at 65.....

Fitzy

> >
> >Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 12:24:47 -0600 (CST)
> >From: Diana Slyter
> >Subject: Re: 4wd AND Limited-Slip ?
> >
> >Your are correct that the LS will help in a low speed split
coefficent
> >situation. However, at higher speeds the locking action causes almost
> >total loss of lateral stability when wheelspin occurs. If your
fighting a
> >crosswind or a steeply cambered road, the vehicle can get totally
out of
> >control before you know what happened. I learned this about 20
yeats ago
> >with a Dodge minibus with LS. In the snow it gave great traction on
the
> >side streets. On the freeway at 40 mph or so it slid all over the
road as
> >the LS locked and unlocked. What light trucks need is a driver
controlled
> >locking differential like the big trucks usually have between their
tandem
> >axles. Experienced drivers know that you lock these interaxle
> >differentials to keep from getting stuck at low speeds only,
usually on a
> >side street or at a loading dock or off road. Running down the
highway
> >with the differential locked is the express lane to the ditch.
> >
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 13:32:46 -0500 (EST)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Location of computer on '86 ranger,IF there's 1

where is it,IF it has one??


afn23242 afn.org
Randy Hatcher

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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 10:44:21 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Location of computer on '86 ranger,IF there's 1

i don't know how to explain what it is...because it really isn't s
computer....but there is one. it's behind the passenger kick panel
inside the cab. They're really easy to fry so if you plan on
wheelin..move it to a higher place...

Fitzy

- ---"Randy L. Hatcher" wrote:
>
> where is it,IF it has one??
>
>
> afn23242 afn.org
> Randy Hatcher
>
>
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