small-list-digest Saturday, October 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 304



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - HID? Blue Fog/Driving Replacement for 98 Rangers
FTE Small - NHSTA probes FORD EXPLORER for fires
RE: FTE Small - K&N filter cleaner
FTE Small - ADMIN: New offroad truck list
FTE Small - FORD

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Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 07:22:26 -0500 (EST)
From: EI - Michael Ioco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - HID? Blue Fog/Driving Replacement for 98 Rangers

I din't realize I was so unclear in my original post. It got taken way too far.
Mr. Fisher figured out what I was getting at. I just want to replace the bulbs
in my foglights with these aftermarket bulbs that simulate HID's. Compared to
the yellow tint of ordinary headlights, they look somewhat blue. I haven't been
there yet, but I'm guessing that is what is at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.eliteone.com/hid.htm
that Mr.Benguerel mentioned. I believe that JC Whitney stocks these also.

Mike in Michigan
98 Ranger 4x4 SC ORP
97 F-150 4x4 SC ORP
NEW!* 1999 Explorer Premium Sport 4x4, 210HP SOHC 4.0, 265's, Tropic Green

> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 18:54:05 -0600
> From: Mike Fisher

>
> Yes, and HID lighting, at least the kind PIAA makes, costs about $2000. The
cost
> of the fascia for your truck would be negligible compared to the lights.
>
> If you want something that imitates the look of those lights, you can buy
bulbs
> that are regular halogen that have a coating to reduce the yellow component of
> regular lights to make them appear similar to HIDs.
>
> Mike Fisher
> 97 AWD Mountaineer
>
> Anthony Rifici wrote:
>
> > >I'd really like to have a set of blue lights for my 98 Ranger.
> >
> > I assume you mean High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting which looks
> > blue and is standard headlight equipment on more expensive cars.
> >
> > >Since I have
> > >light covers on, I'd rather get bulbs for my foglights instead. Is it just
> > a
> > >matter of replacing the bulb?
> >
> > NO, It is not just a bulb, it is a whole lighting system. It would be
> > the same thing as trying to replace an incandescent light in your house with
> > a Mercury or Metal-Halide (HID) type found in a parking lot. It requires a
> > higher voltage to operate, so there is a transformer somewhere in the
> > system. I am not sure with automotive systems, but commercial/residential
> > HID lighting requires a ballast because starting the lamps is not as simple
> > as flipping a switch.
> >
> > You will have to replace the driving lights on your truck if you want
> > HID lighting. The manufacturers probably have web pages that explain the
> > systems better than I can.
> >
> > Good Luck,
> > Tony
> > '94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed
> >
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Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 09:17:04 PST
From: "Dan Funk"
Subject: FTE Small - NHSTA probes FORD EXPLORER for fires

Last week I purchased a '94 Explorer XLT (60k miles) with air and the
premium(?) sound system. When I remove a casette after only 5-10 minutes
the casette is VERY hot.Is this something that has been experianced by
others ?????

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Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 08:46:56 -0700
From: "Don Lewoniuk"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - K&N filter cleaner

I've used a K&N for the last ten years. Usually left it to air dry just
overnight then reinstalled with never any problems. Kept the OEM filter to
use while the K&N dried.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-small-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-small-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Richard Salitra
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 9:31 AM
> To: Ford trucks discussion group
> Subject: FTE Small - K&N filter cleaner
>
>
> I just got the K&N filter cleaner kit & have a quick question. how long
> does it take for the filter to dry after you wash it before you can
> re-oil and re-install it? may sound like a silly question, but I just
> don't want to take my air filter off and then not be able to put it back
> for an extended period of time without knowing it in advance. thanks.
>
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Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 13:52:28 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New offroad truck list

You asked for it, you got. The vote to add a off-road Ford
truck list won by a landslide. This list is now active.

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Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 22:58:03 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: FTE Small - FORD

Anyone have the number to Ford Customer Service. I am trying to get a copy
of the build sheet from my truck and I don't know where else to go. Anyone
have any ideas? I already tried my dealership and they said that they don't
have them.

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