small-list-digest Saturday, October 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 298



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Aerostar Defroster
FTE Small - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote
FTE Small - 91 Ranger---Replace oil pump?
FTE Small - ADMIN: Voting
Re: FTE Small - 91 Ranger---Replace oil pump?

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 08:29:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: EI - Michael Ioco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Aerostar Defroster

Pretty interesting. Who makes cars that let cool air out of the vents while
heat comes through the defrost? Sounds complicated...

An easy fix for heat blowing at your head would be to close the vents or direct
them elsewhere. Or is that too easy?

>
> It seems that in my '92 Aerostar, all those air doors work poorly. Air
> always leaks everywhere it isn't wanted. Just enough air leaks to be a
> pain in the a??. For instance, yes, the defroster is lousy. And when
> the heat is engaged, a bit comes out of the vents, just enough to make
> my head nice and hot, and more comes out of the defroster vents, to add
> to my hotheadedness. Other manufacturers provide fresh cool air from
> the face vents when you run the heat. Not Ford, who wants us to get
> nice and cozy and fall asleep while driving in the winter.
>
> A good, easy fix for this problem would be very welcome.
>
> Having gotten this off my chest, some questions:
>
> 1. Was this an aftermarket part? What did it cost and where did you get
> it?
> 2. How did you do the job.

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 14:45:49 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote

Two new votes have been added to the web site voting
center.

1. Split the 61-79 list into two lists to reduce
traffic.
2. Add pre48 list.

Voting expires in 14 days.

Here we grow again! If the new lists get approved, we
will ask for volunteers to administer them.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin,
Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 18:45:50 -0400
From: "Dave Schultz"
Subject: FTE Small - 91 Ranger---Replace oil pump?

Hi
I have a 91 Ranger, 82000 miles with the 2.3L.

The oil pressure takes 30 seconds to build up after an 4 hour or longer
rest.
The valve train clatters slightly during this time.
I changed from 5W30 oil to 10W30 with no effect.

I fear the oil pump may be the problem.

Any suggestions.

Dave Schultz
dschultz pop.dn.net

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 22:02:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Voting

Don't send your votes for the list split to either
the lists or to me. Go to the web site and use the
voting center.

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

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 22:15:29 -0700
From: William Street
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 91 Ranger---Replace oil pump?

Hi Dave,

Just went through the same thing on my 90 Ranger with the 2.3 at about
160K miles. The problem most likely is a clogged oil pump screen.
The screen on mine had all kinds of crap on it. Since I had to pay
the mechanic to drop the pan anyway, I had him replace the oil pump
while he was in there. It's worked great since then.

Both my mechanic and the Ford garage recommended that I go with a
straight 30W oil because of the mileage but with only 82K you may not
need to do that yet.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Bill

Dave Schultz wrote:

> Hi
> I have a 91 Ranger, 82000 miles with the 2.3L.
>
> The oil pressure takes 30 seconds to build up after an 4 hour or longer
> rest.
> The valve train clatters slightly during this time.
> I changed from 5W30 oil to 10W30 with no effect.
>
> I fear the oil pump may be the problem.
>
> Any suggestions.
>
> Dave Schultz
> dschultz pop.dn.net
>
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