small-list-digest Friday, October 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 303



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Bronco II gas milage
Re: FTE Small - Bronco II gas milage
FTE Small - Explorer starter problems
Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems
FTE Small - Re: Gas Mileage
Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems
Re: FTE Small - Re: Gas Mileage
FTE Small - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups
FTE Small - ADMIN: Volunteers, an invitation......
Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems
FTE Small - ADMIN: My deepest thanks
FTE Small - HID Lights, etc..

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 05:41:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II gas milage

I get 18-19 in an 87 2wd BII w/Auto. City, Highway, A/C doesn't matter
18-19 mpg.

I check it every fill up and have for the three years that I have had
it.




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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 11:05:27 -0500
From: "AutoTech"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II gas milage

REBUILT MOTOR, 20 TO THE GAL, YET TO REPLACE THE SHOCKS AND TIRES, AND I
THINK A HOTTER COIL {LIKE ACCEXL} WOULD ONLY INPROVE ITS A 1988 BRONCO
II BILL
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From: Bill Ciocco
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II gas milage


>
>I get 18-19 in an 87 2wd BII w/Auto. City, Highway, A/C doesn't matter
>18-19 mpg.
>
>I check it every fill up and have for the three years that I have had
>it.
>
>
>
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 10:08:29 PST
From: "Michael Krause"
Subject: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems

I've got a quick question for those of you who can help. I own a '91
Explorer and my starter is going out. I replaced one last year which
went out about mid-summer this summer, then that one is going out now.
Could there be another problem that would be leading to these starters
to go bad or is it just another bad starter. I get my starters at Hi/Lo
and have a warranty on the one I have now so I could just take it back.
I also have a question for those of you in the San Diego area. If any
of you can reccomend a good transmission shop I'd greatly appreciate it.
I've recently moved here from Houston and the towing of a U-haul was
hell on my tranny. I need to get it looked at, but don't know of any
reliable shops. Thanks for all those willing to help. Take care and
happy driving.
Michael Krause
sharktooth_76 hotmail.com

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 14:44:40 -0700
From: KDRESSEL
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems

Do the explorers have a heatshild on the starters? If you take you
explorer to sears they will run a check for you if the hole starting
chaging systems. The one in Parkway plaza did for me. Try calling or
stopping by Pro Gear (619-571-1158) in Kerney Mesa. I know they work on
manual trannies not sure about autos though. If they cant help you they
should be able to direct you some where that can. DO NOT take it to the
Aamco in Lemon Grove. My parents took ther 91 aerostar there and it has
now had 3 trannies in it in the last 15,000 miles.

Matt Dresselhaus
1986 ranger 4x4

Michael Krause wrote:
>
> I've got a quick question for those of you who can help. I own a '91
> Explorer and my starter is going out. I replaced one last year which
> went out about mid-summer this summer, then that one is going out now.
> Could there be another problem that would be leading to these starters
> to go bad or is it just another bad starter. I get my starters at Hi/Lo
> and have a warranty on the one I have now so I could just take it back.
> I also have a question for those of you in the San Diego area. If any
> of you can reccomend a good transmission shop I'd greatly appreciate it.
> I've recently moved here from Houston and the towing of a U-haul was
> hell on my tranny. I need to get it looked at, but don't know of any
> reliable shops. Thanks for all those willing to help. Take care and
> happy driving.
> Michael Krause
> sharktooth_76 hotmail.com
>
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 17:47:59 -0500
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Gas Mileage

Quoted Text
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I have an 84 Bronco II 4-wheeler with the 2.8 liter V-6 and automatic
transmission that my wife purchased for me aobut a year ago as a project
vehicle. Presently it gets 13 miles per gallon on the highway. I feel it
should get more like 18-20 mpg. What are others getting?
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I have an 88 Bronco II 2.9 V6 and get 17-19 city, 21-25 hwy.

I too got 13mpg when I first got it, and almost had a heart attack... (I
lived up north and gas was 72c per litre aaaah!!!!).

I thought about it, and checked the air filter. Sure enough, about a pound
of sand came out of it, and it was promptly replaced. When I 4X4 on the
beach, it still goes down to about 15/16mpg, but that's cuz of the donuts..
heheheheh

Check all the regular stuff, something is dirty..

Lou.

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:18:33 -0600 (CST)
From: Sandman
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems

Its had 3 trannies in the past 15K and you recomend this place? Am I
missing something here?

On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, KDRESSEL wrote:

> Do the explorers have a heatshild on the starters? If you take you
> explorer to sears they will run a check for you if the hole starting
> chaging systems. The one in Parkway plaza did for me. Try calling or
> stopping by Pro Gear (619-571-1158) in Kerney Mesa. I know they work on
> manual trannies not sure about autos though. If they cant help you they
> should be able to direct you some where that can. DO NOT take it to the
> Aamco in Lemon Grove. My parents took ther 91 aerostar there and it has
> now had 3 trannies in it in the last 15,000 miles.
>
> Matt Dresselhaus
> 1986 ranger 4x4
>
> Michael Krause wrote:
> >
> > I've got a quick question for those of you who can help. I own a '91
> > Explorer and my starter is going out. I replaced one last year which
> > went out about mid-summer this summer, then that one is going out now.
> > Could there be another problem that would be leading to these starters
> > to go bad or is it just another bad starter. I get my starters at Hi/Lo
> > and have a warranty on the one I have now so I could just take it back.
> > I also have a question for those of you in the San Diego area. If any
> > of you can reccomend a good transmission shop I'd greatly appreciate it.
> > I've recently moved here from Houston and the towing of a U-haul was
> > hell on my tranny. I need to get it looked at, but don't know of any
> > reliable shops. Thanks for all those willing to help. Take care and
> > happy driving.
> > Michael Krause
> > sharktooth_76 hotmail.com
> >
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 22:44:43 EST
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Gas Mileage

the other bronco's are getting a hell of a lot better gas mileage than
that..........you better check yours out ........Clogged cat bad injectors
bad compression ...all that good stuff........ding
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:00:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
our practice with web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement for 2 days (this is day 2 of 2). Please show your
appreciation to SoCal Pick-Ups for helping to support the web
site and the lists by checking them out (this is a temporary page
until they have their site up):

http://www.ford-trucks.com/socal.html

"SoCal Pick-Ups started over 25 years ago as the first restoration
parts business to focus soley on the 53-56 F-100's. Now, SoCal
is now under new ownership. With this new ownership there has
come a renewed emphasis in making sure SoCal is THE place to go
to get the help you need to successfully create the F-100 of
your dreams.

SoCal has made changes in all areas of their operation in order
to bring the best possible service to those rebuilding 1948-1966
F-100's. They have a new catalogue that is updated monthly with
new products, a new customer oriented computer system that keeps
track of every item ever purchased by a customer to enhance their
ability to provide personalized service, and even a few new
employees dedicated to making you successful with your truck
project."

We would like to you to let them know you heard about them via
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:04:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Volunteers, an invitation......

Ladies and Gentlemen, as some of you know I started a list, called
the "Core" list, to help me in my administrative decisions toward
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts lists. I initially chose those who were
active in responding on the lists and whom I considerd my friends
which was a good way to start but more is needed. As the list
matured I realized we need more help and some of my first choices,
while good people and interested in ford trucks are either not in
a position to participate very much or don't feel qualified but
since they had no say in their selection this is not in any way to
their discredit.

What I would like to do now is invite any who feel they have time
and resources to assist in decision making, committee participation
for events planning and participation, or to hold an office in a
club (which we have already begun discussing on the core list) to
come forward privately via email to my mail box kpayne ford-trucks.com
stating your offer, including what you can participate in, what
office you may feel qualified for, email and other computer resources
you have etc. so I can compile a list of people to add to the core
list and from which committees can be formed for planning such things
as the Pigeon Forge event next May and working on the club idea etc..

We may split the core list up into committee lists to cut down on your
email traffic and these discussions don't typically generate a lot of
email so it shouldn't add too much to your mail burden in any case.

Please reply ASAP so we can develop the lists and make our selections.
This is a preliminary, group invitation and we expect more respondees
than there are jobs to fill so please do not be offended if you are
not selected. We appreciate all assistance but only need so many for
these functions so some will not be asked even though qualified. I
will be keeping the list in case more openings come up so you may be
asked at a later date and if any do not resond today but feel inclined
later to volunteer, please feel free to email me in this regard and
I will add you to my list :-)

Please remember that those responding will be expected to participate
to some extent in discussions and activities so don't apply if you
are not in a position to do this. Thank you very much for your past
support. We look forward to greater things in the future, with your
help :-)

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

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:29:45 -0700
From: KDRESSEL
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Explorer starter problems

The Aamco is the place I am talking about not taking a vechicle to.
This is the place that has not gotten it right. As far as for Pro Gear
I have heard good things about them. They do alot of work on
performance cars and trucks.Sorry for any confusion.

Matt Dresselhaus
1986 ranger 4x4
Sandman wrote:
>
> Its had 3 trannies in the past 15K and you recomend this place? Am I
> missing something here?
>
> On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, KDRESSEL wrote:
>
> > Do the explorers have a heatshild on the starters? If you take you
> > explorer to sears they will run a check for you if the hole starting
> > chaging systems. The one in Parkway plaza did for me. Try calling or
> > stopping by Pro Gear (619-571-1158) in Kerney Mesa. I know they work on
> > manual trannies not sure about autos though. If they cant help you they
> > should be able to direct you some where that can. DO NOT take it to the
> > Aamco in Lemon Grove. My parents took ther 91 aerostar there and it has
> > now had 3 trannies in it in the last 15,000 miles.
> >
> > Matt Dresselhaus
> > 1986 ranger 4x4
> >
> > Michael Krause wrote:
> > >
> > > I've got a quick question for those of you who can help. I own a '91
> > > Explorer and my starter is going out. I replaced one last year which
> > > went out about mid-summer this summer, then that one is going out now.
> > > Could there be another problem that would be leading to these starters
> > > to go bad or is it just another bad starter. I get my starters at Hi/Lo
> > > and have a warranty on the one I have now so I could just take it back.
> > > I also have a question for those of you in the San Diego area. If any
> > > of you can reccomend a good transmission shop I'd greatly appreciate it.
> > > I've recently moved here from Houston and the towing of a U-haul was
> > > hell on my tranny. I need to get it looked at, but don't know of any
> > > reliable shops. Thanks for all those willing to help. Take care and
> > > happy driving.
> > > Michael Krause
> > > sharktooth_76 hotmail.com
> > >
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:14:44 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: My deepest thanks

I just received a gift from one of the list members. It was
through the contributions of many of the list members that
I was given this gift. These contributions were made behind
the scenes, without my knowledge, after the Pigeon Forge
Supernationals show that Ford Truck Enthusiasts participated
in.

Since I don't have the email addresses of all those involved,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
contributed towards this gift. It was not an insignificant
gift and I really appreciate the gesture.

Just wait till next year's Pigeon Forge show!
Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:14:11 -0800
From: "André E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - HID Lights, etc..

Hey everyone! For the 411 on
HID lights check out:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.eliteone.com/hid.htm

Great info and conversion
kits.

As for "blue" headlight bulbs.
I saw "blue" tinted headlight
bulbs at Grand/Kragen Auto the
other day. They are made by
Sylvania and are direct
replacements for most new
vehicles. They are only
available in standard
wattages.

PIAA also has "Ion Crystal"
bulbs in H-1 and H-4 types.
You can buy them at

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.accessconnect.com/piaaaccess.htm
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