small-list-digest Monday, June 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 147



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In this issue:

FTE Small - New tires/Mercon 5
FTE Small - Gas tank pin-hole leaks
Re: FTE Small - Gas tank pin-hole leaks
FTE Small - Cleaning up
Re: FTE Small - Cleaning up
FTE Small - Re: your email to me that should have been posted......
Re: FTE Small - Cleaning up
FTE Small - Re: Electerial problems

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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 01:23:52 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE Small - New tires/Mercon 5

We had a lot of wear problems with Wranglers on some
vehicles at work.
I got about 70k miles out of a set of
32/12.50 16.5s T/As on my 76.I don't think I'm going
to get that many miles out of the new set of T/A I
have on it now tho.
I have Firestone ATXs on my Explorer and had one blow out
last year.First blowout I have had in 24 years of driving,
last set of Firestones ever.
Had a set of Big O tires years ago.Good tires,great warranty.
Out of these four choices I would pick the T/As.

On Mercon 5,can you use it in the T-case also?
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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 06:54:36 PDT
From: "H.Lee Purvis"
Subject: FTE Small - Gas tank pin-hole leaks

My '88 Aerostar just developed two pin-hole sized leaks at the very top of
the gas tank side. Is there something I can use to plug them rather than
have to drop the tank and get it welded? Someone at work suggested JB Weld.
I just spent $700 on tranny work and ain't really in the mood to spend a
bunch more.


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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 10:04:01 -0400
From: Mason Phillips
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas tank pin-hole leaks

if you clean the surrounding metal good jb weld will work but odds are that the
small pin holes are just the beginning to a bad tank.. better to replace it with
a new one.. tank is prolly around a hundred bucks for an aftermarket one.

Mason Phillips



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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 12:36:18 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: FTE Small - Cleaning up

Does anyone have any ideas or tips on what I could do or use to clean up my
street? I dropped some dirty brake fluid on it in front of the house when I
installed my lift kit. My mom and dad say that I can't do any more work on
the car until after I clean up the street. I've tried simple green, gunk
engine degreaser and the like, but I need to remove the dark spots.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Adam
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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 18:15:20 -0500
From: "C. K. Hartline"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Cleaning up

My mom and dad say that I can't do any more work on
the car until after I clean up the street.


Hmmm, get new parents? Never thought the street was such an issue that you
weren't allowed to work on your vehicles if the street was dirty. Driveway
maybe, but street? You may seriously have to get a good scrub brush with a
heavy wooden handle to work the brakeoil residue 'up' from the surface of
the street before you can rinse it away. I've heard Tide w/ bleach works
well . Wet the area down and then sprinkle the powder over
it until it's covered and then you can scrub it in which acts as a means to
raise the oil/brakefluid to the surface of the soap suds you create by
scrubbing. Hope this works for you, though I still question the
seriousness of a dark spot on the 'street'.

C.K.

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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 00:06:38 GMT
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: FTE Small - Re: your email to me that should have been posted......

On Sat, 12 Jun 1999 09:03:45 -0500, you wrote:

:
:Does any one , or rather can any one tell me how to hook up my fog =
lights=20
:so they only work when the headlights are on?
:A wireing diagram would be nice also.

I don't' know how to do this, but if you find out, please let me know!
:
:"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is=20
:suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best=20
:friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
:-Rita Mae Brown

Love this quote. I may borrow it!

Thanks,
Alan
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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:21:00 -0400
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Cleaning up

A little gasoline or kerosene and alot of paper towels to soak it up has
worked for me. Use common sense, though (No smoking while doing it, etc.).
We cleaned up the spots in the garage this past weekend when I replaced my
fuel filter.

Tony
94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed

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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 23:09:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Lew King
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Electerial problems

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, small-list-digest wrote:

I have seen many cases where the obvious was overlooked.
Don,t forget to check the fan belt for antifreeze, or better
yet, just replace it.

Lew King

>
> Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 18:07:07 EDT
> From: Pol586 aol.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Electrical problems...
>
> When the upper radiator hose blew and my engine overheated last week, some
> electrical problems have suddenly cropped up with my '89 Bronco II. A few
> minutes after I drove it out of the shop after the repair, I noticed the
> voltmeter was indicating 18 volts or more. It would hold there for a few
> minutes then would go back to normal (about 14 volts). Also, I noticed the
> battery light would come on during the time the voltmeter indicated 18 volts.
> It did this a few times before I turned the engine off for about 30-45
> minutes. When I started it back up, everything seemed back to normal. The
> incident has not occurred again.
>
> Now, upon engine start and after the engine has cooled overnight or several
> hours, the voltmeter would indicate 10-11 volts (discharging) and the battery
> light would come on again. After about 10-15 mins of driving, the voltmeter
> would start fluctuating wildly between 9-14 volts, then go back to normal (14
> volts), and the battery light would go off.
>
> I had the alternator and battery checked and both seem to be working fine.
> I'm stumped! Could there be something else I may have missed? Could the
> anitfreeze (which was all over the engine after the radiator hose blew) and
> subsequent washing down of the engine compartment have affected something
> electrical?
>
> Thanks!
> Joe
> (Pol586 aol.com)

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