small-list-digest Wednesday, June 10 1998 Volume 02 : Number 162



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - 1996 Explorer V8 Performance Products - Continuing Saga
Re: FTE Small - 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?
FTE Small - Door lock and window motors
FTE Small - Motor Oil
Re: FTE Small - 1996 Explorer V8 Performance Products - Continuing Saga
Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil
Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil
RE: FTE Small - Motor Oil
FTE Small - FS: F-150 Custom
FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?
Re: FTE Small - Door lock and window motors
Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil
FTE Small - special tool?
FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?
FTE Small - Re: Fake Oil Gauges
FTE Small - Re: Special tool
FTE Small - Special Tool
Re: FTE Small - Special tool
Re: FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?

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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 07:57:02 EDT
From: Mudwizer aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 1996 Explorer V8 Performance Products - Continuing Saga

I WOULDN'T BOTHER WITH THE BORLA EXHAUST. GO TO YOUR LOCAL MUFFLER SHOP AND
TELL HIM YOU WANT DUAL FLOWMASTERS (STAGE 3). THEY WILL SOUND ALOT BETTER AND
GIVE YOU SOME EXTRA HORSES FOR YOUR BUCK. ALSO I WOULD GO AHEAD AND A K&N AND
BIGGER AIR INTAKE.

DARYL
MUDWIZER AOL.COM
92 RANGER STX 4X4 4.0L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/Mudw izer/Mudwizer.html
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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 07:58:30 EDT
From: Mudwizer aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?

HEY BUDDY IF YOU GET A REBUILT ENGINE ONLY BUY A JASPER. ANYTHING ELSE IS
JUST JUNK....
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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 09:15:01 -0400
From: Chuck Anderson
Subject: FTE Small - Door lock and window motors

I have a 90 Bronco II with power windows and door locks. After almost 9
years of usage the door lock and window motors are going bad. Is there an
after market company that sells these items? I could go through Ford, but
would love to save some $$$$$$$. In the past I have put junk yard motors on
past vehicles but with little success.
Chuck Anderson

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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 09:23:06 -0400
From: Chuck Anderson
Subject: FTE Small - Motor Oil

Does any one on the list place their trust in additives such as Slick 50 or
Duralube? I used Duralube a couple of times with no ill effects? The
additive seems to work much like the semi-senthetic oil I used last winter.
Is there any relation between the two? The oil is a much cheaper way to go.
Chuck Anderson

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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 08:30:03 -0500
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 1996 Explorer V8 Performance Products - Continuing Saga

Rick-
I purchased a few things from Performance Products last year for my '91
Explorer and to put it honestly, their service sucks. I ordered a K&N air
filter and it looked like it had already been used, was in a regular air
filter box; not the designated one from K&N and not sealed in the bag. I
also ordered a front valence to house some fog lights and that came with no
instructions on how to paint or put in on. I still recieve the catalogs,
but only to see what's on the market for my vehicle. I'd recommend giving
Explorer Express a call(888-397-5673) or check out Performance
Plus(www.performance-plus.com). Plus has been kind to me in the past and
they can really answer some questions if you have any as to what you should
do to your Explorer. Hope this helps.
Mike Krause
'91 Explorer XLT

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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 10:28:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil

At 09:23 AM 6/9/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Does any one on the list place their trust in additives such as Slick 50 or
>Duralube? I used Duralube a couple of times with no ill effects? The
>additive seems to work much like the semi-senthetic oil I used last winter.
>Is there any relation between the two? The oil is a much cheaper way to go.
>Chuck Anderson
>

Go to the web site and click on Misc. At the page of the page it
sends you to there will be a link to the famous "Snake Oil"
article. It's an eye opener and you'll probably never add another
additive.

Ken Payne


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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 09:56:50 -0500 (CDT)
From: Robert Fox
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil

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95 SuperCab 2.3L, SVO OHC Ranger
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On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Chuck Anderson wrote:

> Does any one on the list place their trust in additives such as Slick 50 or
> Duralube?

No.

> I used Duralube a couple of times with no ill effects? The
> additive seems to work much like the semi-senthetic oil I used last winter.

Funny, I use to use the same thing.

> Is there any relation between the two? The oil is a much cheaper way to go.
> Chuck Anderson

Check this web site out. It will answer all your questions as it did for
me.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.euro.net/TDRS/MINIWEB/oil_additives.html

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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 09:10:44 -0600
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Motor Oil

IMHO, if you are going to spend the money on additives and such, it
might be better spent on going to full synthetic oil (at least a semi
synthetic). I use ,as probably many people on the list, Mobil One
5W-30. I did experience a real, although only slight, increase in gas
mileage. As for wear, I'll have to wait until the truck gets older.

The article on snake oil on Ken's web site is very good, worth reading.

Dave
Denver, CO

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Fox [SMTP:s10klr ford ranger. com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 8:57 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil
>
>
>
> --------------------------------
> 95 SuperCab 2.3L, SVO OHC Ranger
> --------------------------------
>
> On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Chuck Anderson wrote:
>
> > Does any one on the list place their trust in additives such as
> Slick 50 or
> > Duralube?
>
> No.
>
> > I used Duralube a couple of times with no ill effects? The
> > additive seems to work much like the semi-senthetic oil I used last
> winter.
>
> Funny, I use to use the same thing.
>
> > Is there any relation between the two? The oil is a much cheaper
> way to go.
> > Chuck Anderson
>
> Check this web site out. It will answer all your questions as it did
> for
> me.
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.euro.net/TDRS/MINIWEB/oil_additives.html
>
>
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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 08:15:35 -0700
From: "Tim J. Clevenger"
Subject: FTE Small - FS: F-150 Custom

1991 F-150 Custom with less than 40k miles.
Four-speed with granny low and reverse.
Air, anti-lock, shell and towing package.
Please point your browser to
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://24.1.74.195/truck/index.htm
for details and photos. Looking to sell or
trade for Ranger.

Thanks.

Tim Clevenger


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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 08:52:55 -0700
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?

Jayme Uldarico Newell wrote:
>But my best guess is that anything that I
>put in will have to be a rebuilt 2.9l with the same crappy heads.

A tech from another Ranger BB claims that 2.9ltr engines manufactured later
than 1988 do not suffer from the cracking problems experienced with '88 and
earlier engines.

Later.... Pete
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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 14:45:08 EDT
From: EOD32 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Door lock and window motors

Check out www.autoloc.com they say it only takes
1 hour to install, it add up to 10 hoursfor me to install locks in 4 doors but
the prices aren't bad a I will do my 90 Ranger in the near future.

Jim
90 Ranger
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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 14:05:02 -0500
From: Jonathan Smith
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Motor Oil

Check out this URL- it's a report on PTFE & other additives:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.euro.net/TDRS/MINIWEB/oil_additives.html

It's interesting reading at the least. :>

Chuck Anderson wrote:
>
> Does any one on the list place their trust in additives such as Slick 50 or
> Duralube? I used Duralube a couple of times with no ill effects? The
> additive seems to work much like the semi-senthetic oil I used last winter.
> Is there any relation between the two? The oil is a much cheaper way to go.
> Chuck Anderson
>
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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 18:59:07 -0400
From: "Wag"
Subject: FTE Small - special tool?

The tool you are looking for can be found at any auto part store. The
connection is different because you have fuel injection that pressurizes the
fuel line. A simple hose and clamp will not work with the extra pressure. I
bought a "set" of fuel line removing wrenches for less than $12.00 at a
local automotive store; mine were plastic and worked fine. I know Napa and
Autozone sell them in their storerooms. The tool slips over the fuel line
and pushes down small feelers that prevent the connector from coming apart.
It takes a good deal of force to push these in and unsnap the fuel filter.
Since static electricity is being discussed it would be a good time to
point out that you want to be actively touching the vehicle and keep other
sources of ignition away from your work area. The gas in the line will come
out!



Gregg Wagner " WAG "
wagg g-net.net
Statesboro, GA
80 FJ-40, Building Memories



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Date: 9 Jun 1998 20:32:30 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?

SM>A tech from another Ranger BB claims that 2.9ltr engines manufactured later
SM>than 1988 do not suffer from the cracking problems experienced with '88 and
SM>earlier engines.

SM>Later.... Pete

I thought the good heads didn't come along until late 90. My 89 cracked
a head at about 160K. Cracked the other soon after.
Buck Shoff

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Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 23:57:12 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Fake Oil Gauges

Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 13:00:21 -0700
From: Richard
Subject: FTE Small - Fake Oil Gauges

Richard Asked:
>
> Question: please re-explain the phony oil pressure gauge business. I
> read it too quickly and zapped the file. What I got was that in some
> vehicles, Ford used a switch sender instead of a normal resistance
> sender for the oil gauge. This, coupled with a resistor to the gauge
> gives a "reading" that's always the same, something like an idiot
> light. I assume that when the oil pressure is low (in other words, when
> your engine has already been damaged), the gauge shows Zero.
>
> Did I get this right?

Yes. That was my posting.

> I have a '92 Aerostar. I recently changed to Mobil 1 oil 5w30. I could
> swear that the oil pressure on the gauge is now higher. But is this my
> imagination? I mean, the needle just seems to go to one spot and sit
> there regardless of any engine conditions. Can anyone tell me what kind
> of gauge hookup I have?
>

I don't have a wire diagram for your van, if you do look for a resistor
( ---/\/\/\--- ) in the oil gauge circuit. Or - try this: Short sending
unit to ground (next to distributor, remove your inside access cover).
Turn on the key. Check oil pressure gauge: If pressure pegged (Hi) =
standard gauge circuit, Oil pressure 'Normal', circuit is 'idiot gauge'.
My '88 aerostar had a standard gauge, my 94 t-bird has an idiot gauge.

Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California


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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:12:40 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Special tool

Dave Armbruster Wrote:
>
> I was attempting to replace my fuel filter on my '97 Ranger 4.0L (41k
> miles) and found that the front (post-filter) connection requires a
> specific tool. Has anyone else run into anything like this?

I've seen three types here:

1) 'Hairpin' style, clip pulls away from line at right angle. Pliers
or fingers work.

2) 'Garter spring' is also used on air conditioner lines. I've seen
these tools locally (Pep Boys), at $10 each (metal) to $15 or so for
a set of 4 or 5 plastic tools. These tools clamp over the line and
are slid into the fitting to release a garter spring, the line is then
separated.

3) 'Duckbill' Sounds like what you have. Metal fingers hold the line
in, I haven't seen this tool around (yet). A friend of mine was
complaining about one of these last week (F-250 fuel filter).

Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 01:16:50 -0700
From: "J.Scott Harkema"
Subject: FTE Small - Special Tool

I picked up the Ford A/C- Fuel Line Tool
Pep Boys for around $7.00.
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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 05:29:35 EDT
From: Bill03bt aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Special tool

I ran into exactly the same problem on my ranger. There is a set of plastic
tools available at Parts America for this very situation.

Bill
Kansas City
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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 03:16:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: FTE Small - RE: 2.9L engine swap or replace heads?

Sorry guys, but a buddy of mine had a 91 with a 2.9, and that was the
first head replacement i ever did. As for as i know the problem was
never remedied.

best regards,
Fitzy

- ---Hawk sktc.net wrote:
> SM>A tech from another Ranger BB claims that 2.9ltr engines
manufactured later
> SM>than 1988 do not suffer from the cracking problems experienced
with '88 and
> SM>earlier engines.
SM>Later.... Pete....


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