small-list-digest Tuesday, November 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 319



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In this issue:

FTE Small - 1991 2.3L oil pump...bearings, etc.
Re:FTE Small - 1998 EXPLORER DEFECTS
FTE Small - Re: U-Joints
Re: FTE Small - 1998 EXPLORER DEFECTS
Re: FTE Small - '87 BroncoII
Re: FTE Small - 1991 2.3L oil pump...bearings, etc.
FTE Small - 93 Ranger Hydraulic Clutch
FTE Small - leaded gasoline affects
Re: FTE Small - Ranger diesel

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 08:14:16 -0500
From: "Dave Schultz"
Subject: FTE Small - 1991 2.3L oil pump...bearings, etc.

Mainly to Tim..... THANKS!

I think I will pull the engine and remove crank. If the seal has left a
groove on the crank I will get a shop to sleeve it for me. I really only
want to do this once! I may freshen up the complete engine depending on
costs.


My question is this: When my friend repair my oil pressure problem he did
two things that I am not so comfortable with in an engine that may have a
new lease on life:

He modified the oil pickup so that the screen area is the size of the
pickup disc. (original problem was screen clogged)

He installed a Melling high volume oil pump.

My oil pressure a 2000 RPM, cruising, engine hot is 58 psi with 5W30 oil
Startup oil pressure, engine cold can reach 80 psi until engine starts to
warm.


Should these mods have been done? This guy is a hot-rodder and build
performance engines but we all know the 2.3 is closer to my lawn mower that
a performance motor. I could install a standard pump and pickup tube when
I put the engine together again.

Thanks

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 08:53:57 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re:FTE Small - 1998 EXPLORER DEFECTS

And you are calling this a "defect?" I have noticed a similar problem. When
driving through the mountains and going downhill, my truck gradually picks up
speed. I'm not sure what is causing this. Anybody else have this problem?

>
> Hello,
>
> This is interesting about the gas tank of the Explorer and a steep
> incline. I happen to live on a steep hill and noticed that I always
> seemed to be low on gas until I got down to the highway and drove for
> several miles. Then I'd have a lot more gas than I thought!
>
> Regards,
>
> Ken Justice
> Discover the Working Mat!
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Date: 16 Nov 98 08:38:25 EST
From: CharlesASkarsaune eaton.com
Subject: FTE Small - Re: U-Joints

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 12:53:42 -0500
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: U-Joints

>Well, everything was ok, but he said that he did find a "loose inner
>U-joint".

>My question is: How serious a problem is this??? Winter is coming, and
I'll
>probably need
>to use 4wd a lot... They don't plow very well in my area. Can I risk
>serious damage/problems
>if I don't replace it???? How much should something like that cost???

>Thanks in advance...

>Lou.

I just replaced the inner u-joint on the left front axle of my BII. Had it
apart for new wheel bearings anyway. A new heavy duty u-joint was $20.
You
will probably need a hyd. press to take the old one apart, esp. if you live
in snow/salt/rust country. Or you could take it apart yourself and take it
to a machine shop, $25 or so to pop out the old one & assemble the new. You
don't want to do much in 4wd with a bad U-joint, and it's pretty easy to
fix.

Chuck

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 09:25:27 EST
From: Tmrabin AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 1998 EXPLORER DEFECTS

With this problem, the gas tank pickup can't reach the gas untill the car is
more level. Hope this clears things up.

tr
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 11:44:45 -0500
From: "AutoTech"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '87 BroncoII

I AM INTERESTED... E-MAIL ME AT autotech netrom.com
- -----Original Message-----
From: Tim Turner
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '87 BroncoII


>
>
>"DuPont, Patrick" wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>> I need to inquire as to where we would post classifieds.
>
>On the main page (http://www.ford-trucks.com/) there's a choice for
>classifieds. :-)
>
>> I am being forced
>> to sell my '87 BroncoII (97,800 orig miles) due to family expansion (wife
is
>> expecting #3 in March).
>
>Hmm.. make a rearward facing jumpseat in the back instead?
>
>I hate to part with this truck
>
>Amen.. I'd hate to see my '85 B-II go.
>
>>
>> '87 Ford BroncoII
>> '88 Ford Taurus
>> '96 Ford Windstar (I can't believe I had to buy a minivan...won't drive
>> anything but a FORD though!)
>
>Sell the Taurus!!! If you dont know by now they're money-pits.. if I
>was paid a percentage I'd love Taureses (Taurusi? Tauri?) Heck.. sell
>the wife! :-)
>
>Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
>Custer Auto Repair
>Wilmington NC
>
>PS: If I was in the market I'd sure ask what you wanted for it!
>
>TT
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 10:04:20 -0700
From: "Douglas Crann"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 1991 2.3L oil pump...bearings, etc.

for what it is worth, i have a friend who has a 850 hp 377S.B.C. who at 8000
rpm has 25 lbs of oil pressure. has ran all of his stuff this way for 25-30
years without a bottom end going away from oil problems. all that pressure
causes some friction and costs some h.p. i am quessing that as long as the
bearings have a coat of oil on them, it does not matter how much pressure.
just my humble opinion.........
- -----Original Message-----
From: Dave Schultz
To: Small-List (E-mail)
Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 6:14 AM
Subject: FTE Small - 1991 2.3L oil pump...bearings, etc.


> Mainly to Tim..... THANKS!
>
> I think I will pull the engine and remove crank. If the seal has left a
>groove on the crank I will get a shop to sleeve it for me. I really only
>want to do this once! I may freshen up the complete engine depending on
>costs.
>
>
>My question is this: When my friend repair my oil pressure problem he did
>two things that I am not so comfortable with in an engine that may have a
>new lease on life:
>
> He modified the oil pickup so that the screen area is the size of the
>pickup disc. (original problem was screen clogged)
>
> He installed a Melling high volume oil pump.
>
> My oil pressure a 2000 RPM, cruising, engine hot is 58 psi with 5W30 oil
> Startup oil pressure, engine cold can reach 80 psi until engine starts to
>warm.
>
>
>Should these mods have been done? This guy is a hot-rodder and build
>performance engines but we all know the 2.3 is closer to my lawn mower that
>a performance motor. I could install a standard pump and pickup tube when
>I put the engine together again.
>
>Thanks
>
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 12:32:56 -0500
From: "Bill"
Subject: FTE Small - 93 Ranger Hydraulic Clutch

Hi all,
On the way home from work, I slowly lost the hydraulic clutch in my 93
Ranger. By the time I got home, there was no clutch. There was no pressure
build up, or resistance on the pedal at all. I replaced the clutch master
cylinder and reservoir, and bled the crap out of the system, but am unable
to get any response when depressing the pedal.
When you disconnect the tranny via the quick disconnect, does that not
create a closed line? And wouldn't this lack of pedal pressure with the
slave cylinder out of the circuit prove that the master cylinder is the
culprit?

What am I missing?

Bill
kiteflyer earthlink.net
Get high on the wind.



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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 17:29:01 EST
From: CBadgerJr AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Small - leaded gasoline affects

I have an 84 Bronco II with the 2.8 V6. It has a checkered past. The
catalytic converter was removed (new parts on order to replace the exhaust
including hte converter) somtime in the past, probably so the farmer that
owned it could use regular leaded gasoline that he ran in his tractors and
avoid paying the road tax. What side affects can I expect? Would this affect
the O2 sensor, other sensors? Thanks.

Chuck
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:55:06 -0600 (CST)
From: Sandman
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger diesel

On Thu, 12 Nov 1998, Jim Storch wrote:

> jim bdserv.bytedesigns.com wrote:
> >
> > my first post here, so hope I'm not covering old ground ...
> >
> > bought an '85 diesel Ranger a year ago, and love it!
> > 450,000Km (280,000Miles) and still chugging ...
> > took it across the continent (Vancouver-St.John's)
> > and back with a camper - 27mpg even into the wind :-)
> >
> > cleaning it up, and would like to know who made the
> > engine (Kubota, perhaps?) ... dont' want to
> > take it to "just anyone"
> >
> > thanks
> > Jim Smith
>
> You should get this thing registered on the High Mileage Ranger
> Site - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ghg.net/sandmanx/ranger
>
> JimS
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Speaking of the High Mileage Ranger Page, it will be updated soon. I have
received many new request lately, just haven't had the time to add them
yet. Just wanted to let everyone know the page is still up and alive
though, and thanks to all the participances of the page!

sandmanx ....


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