small-list-digest Tuesday, September 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 244



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...
Re: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...
RE: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...
FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer
Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer
Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer
Re: FTE Small - Engine Pinging
Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 08:29:14 -0700
From: "Andr E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

Frdrngrlvr

I'm not sure! All there
products are listed on the web
site.

Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports

Most kits are for injection.

Andre E. Benguerel

1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 09:48:57 PDT
From: "Michael Krause"
Subject: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...

Hello all you FoHello alHello al It's me, Michael Krause, formally of
Texas now in California. Yes, I've finally made it out here, but not
without sacrificing a little of my precious Explorer to do so. For all
those who remember, I towed a 6x12 U-haul out to Cali with my '91
Explorer. I thought my car was going to die driving through those
mountains. It was coughing up oil in the exhaust and now that I finally
have rid myself of that awful U-haul, the tranny seems a little out of
tune. First the burning oil:
Driving in D and not in overdrive, I was putting a lot of stress on the
engine. Running up into the 3500 RPM range going up the mountains
between Arizona and California. It was burning oil throughout those
times, but now that I'm not towing the U-haul it seems to be running
fine. My question is: Is this normal or should I get it checked for a
cracked/broken something-or-another? I don't want to spend the $$
unless it's absolutely necessary, seeing as I'm living on my own now and
can't afford the things I'd like to purchase.
Now the tranny:
Since having the U-haul off my beloved Explorer there are times when I'm
stopped and press the gas pedal and the gears don't catch right away. I
have to rev the gas a bit till the gears catch. My Q is: Is this a big
problem waiting to do me wrong or can I just change out the filter and
fluid and it should help?
Well, that's it. Many thanks to all those who reply. For all those in
the San Diego area, give me a hollar. I don't know too many people and
want to get out.

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 10:38:09 -0700
From: DOUG KAER
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...

Michael Krause wrote:
>
> Hello all you Ford truck lovers. It's me, Michael Krause, formally of
> Texas now in California. Yes, I've finally made it out here, but not
> without sacrificing a little of my precious Explorer to do so. For all
> those who remember, I towed a 6x12 U-haul out to Cali with my '91
> Explorer. I thought my car was going to die driving through those
> mountains. It was coughing up oil in the exhaust and now that I finally
> have rid myself of that awful U-haul, the tranny seems a little out of
> tune. First the burning oil:
> Driving in D and not in overdrive, I was putting a lot of stress on the
> engine. Running up into the 3500 RPM range going up the mountains
> between Arizona and California. It was burning oil throughout those
> times, but now that I'm not towing the U-haul it seems to be running
> fine. My question is: Is this normal or should I get it checked for a
> cracked/broken something-or-another? I don't want to spend the $$
> unless it's absolutely necessary, seeing as I'm living on my own now and
> can't afford the things I'd like to purchase.
> Now the tranny:
> Since having the U-haul off my beloved Explorer there are times when I'm
> stopped and press the gas pedal and the gears don't catch right away. I
> have to rev the gas a bit till the gears catch. My Q is: Is this a big
> problem waiting to do me wrong or can I just change out the filter and
> fluid and it should help?
> Well, that's it. Many thanks to all those who reply. For all those in
> the San Diego area, give me a hollar. I don't know too many people and
> want to get out.
>
> ______________________________________________________
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You didn't say if the transmission oil had turned black or if it smelled
burnt or if it had gone down.

Something that I did after towing a heavy thing or 2 was take my
Aerostar in and have the auto-tranny "back-flushed"... they can do that
at QLube and some of the others. Seemed to help it a lot. If you've
done damage, though, you might have a bigger problem sitting there.
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:49:18 -0700
From: cassis
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...

Michael,

I have a 93' Ranger 4x with a 3.0. At times I do alot of towing. In the
norm I burn about 3/4 of a quart of oil every 3000 miles. I mean to say I
change my oil every 3000 miles and during that time usualy around the 2500
mile mark I need to add 3/4 of a quart of oil. But when I am doing alot of
towing say more than 1000 miles seems like I have to add a full quart at
about the 2000 mile mark in the oil change. What I'm tryinmg to say is it
seems like I use a little more oil when I use my truck as a tow vehicle. I
dont get any of the smoking that you are so could be something to realy
look into. But I would think that on the norm you would use a little more
oil when you are towing. Anyway hope this helps a little.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

- -----Original Message-----
From:Michael Krause [SMTP:sharktooth_76 hotmail.com]
Sent:Monday, August 31, 1998 9:49 AM
To:small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...

Hello all you Ford truck lovers. It's me, Michael Krause, formally of
Texas now in California. Yes, I've finally made it out here, but not
without sacrificing a little of my precious Explorer to do so. For all
those who remember, I towed a 6x12 U-haul out to Cali with my '91
Explorer. I thought my car was going to die driving through those
mountains. It was coughing up oil in the exhaust and now that I finally
have rid myself of that awful U-haul, the tranny seems a little out of
tune. First the burning oil:
Driving in D and not in overdrive, I was putting a lot of stress on the
engine. Running up into the 3500 RPM range going up the mountains
between Arizona and California. It was burning oil throughout those
times, but now that I'm not towing the U-haul it seems to be running
fine. My question is: Is this normal or should I get it checked for a
cracked/broken something-or-another? I don't want to spend the $$
unless it's absolutely necessary, seeing as I'm living on my own now and
can't afford the things I'd like to purchase.
Now the tranny:
Since having the U-haul off my beloved Explorer there are times when I'm
stopped and press the gas pedal and the gears don't catch right away. I
have to rev the gas a bit till the gears catch. My Q is: Is this a big
problem waiting to do me wrong or can I just change out the filter and
fluid and it should help?
Well, that's it. Many thanks to all those who reply. For all those in
the San Diego area, give me a hollar. I don't know too many people and
want to get out.

______________________________________________________
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 19:08:09 -0500
From: "Mike Nassour"
Subject: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

I'd really like to find an alternative to the two most-desired, but
highest priced, replacement shocks, the Bilsteens and the
Edelbrocks. Frankly, with a 92 Explorer XLT that's no more than
mama's station wagon, I really can't justify almost $400 for four
Edelbrocks and around $275 for the Bilsteens (installed in Austin
Texas).

I've heard that some folks before have recommended the Monroe
Sensatrac as a lower-priced compromise. Anyone have any
experience with these?

Also in regard to the Monroes...a chain called HiLo Auto parts is
selling what they say is a clone of the Monore Sensatrac, called the
Magnum MP. The price is certainly right ($26 ea plus installation)
and the part number is the same as Monroe gives on its web page
for the Sensatracs.

Any ideas on any of this? Thanks! Mike Nassour
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 20:32:50 -0400
From: "Russ Parker"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

The edelbrock IAS are repainted Trailmaster SSVs.
SSVs are only about 30-35 bucks a pop ( 28.00
jobber ).
- -Russ



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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 21:18:38 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer

F-CK YOU TARMY FOR JUST BEING A DORK ..........For those others i have a 96
explorer with a towing capacity of 6750 i'm towing nowhere near that and my
truck doesn't want to stop well any advice or aftermarket calipers or rotors
that would help...
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 21:38:38 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

I've checked this website kustomz and i can't find anything offered for the
5.0 engine why i don't know ....But i also have the 5.0 and i'm looking into
somone who deals with this engine and what upgrades work and what doesn't
anyone know of a customized place to look at
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:32:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: DUBCO webtv.net (douglas elliott)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

try L&L products---(972)-475-5202
sorry no web site
i am building my third 5.0 ranger swap .
no big deal unless you live somewhere warm , they tend to overheat
easily .
they are pretty tight which generates poor air flow.
~~~LATER~~~

REAL STREET BY DESIGN

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 21:44:42 -0000
From: "John Becker"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

Can this 5.0 replace a 2.0 in a 92 ranger ?

John.
Louisiana, Missouri.


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> From: douglas elliott
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
> Date: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 2:32 AM
>
> try L&L products---(972)-475-5202
> sorry no web site
> i am building my third 5.0 ranger swap .
> no big deal unless you live somewhere warm , they tend to overheat
> easily .
> they are pretty tight which generates poor air flow.
> ~~~LATER~~~
>
> REAL STREET BY DESIGN
>
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:56:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: DUBCO webtv.net (douglas elliott)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

yes

REAL STREET BY DESIGN

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 23:50:17 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer

At 09:18 PM 8/31/98 EDT, you wrote:
>**** YOU TARMY FOR JUST BEING A DORK ..........For those others i have a 96
>explorer with a towing capacity of 6750 i'm towing nowhere near that and my
>truck doesn't want to stop well any advice or aftermarket calipers or rotors
>that would help...
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>

Language like this, on a public list which has been RSCA rated for all
audiences, including children, is completely unacceptable.

You're being removed from the subscriber list and permanently banned from
the lists.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:22:20 -0700
From: "Kenneth C. St.John"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Engine Pinging

All ready did that one (all the sensors I could find, I changed out)

Ken
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> From: Ding060297 aol.com
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - Engine Pinging
> Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 22:45:51 EDT
>
>Try replacing your oxygen sensor.....
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 23:17:17 -0500
From: "Mike Nassour"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

WHAT? All kidding aside, I'm not especially an Explorer
person (this being my wife's truck) and have never heard of
Trailmaster. Do you know who sells them?

Thanks! mn

From: "Russ Parker"
To:
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 20:32:50 -0400
Send reply to: small-list ford-trucks.com

> The edelbrock IAS are repainted Trailmaster SSVs.
> SSVs are only about 30-35 bucks a pop ( 28.00....


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