small-list-digest Sunday, March 21 1999 Volume 03 : Number 062



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Engine pinging
FTE Small - ranger ramblings
FTE Small - Some info if you have it
FTE Small - 84 Bronco II 2.8 to 3.0 engine swap
FTE Small - 84 Bronco II 2.8L to 3.0L Engine swap

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Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 06:08:06 -0500
From: Jeff
Subject: FTE Small - Engine pinging

Hey all,
Lately my engin has been pinging when I run 89 octane gas. It's not as
noticable (at all) with 93 octane. Since I prefer to run the 89 most of the
time, I need some suggestions for fixing this. I am trying to find a cleaner
that I saw on Shaetree Mechanic. The stuff is in a can that you connect to your
fuel rail and run the truck off of it until it stops (10-15 minutes). It is
supposed to clean the injectors as well as break up the carbon on the vavles and
related parts. The engine has about 100K miles on it.

First question: Does anyone know what this stuff is called? and Where I can get
it?

Second questions: Does anyone have any other suggestions short of tearing the
top of the motor apart and cleaning everything?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff Baker
'92 Ranger 2.3L Regular Cab, Long Bed, 100K+ miles

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Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 14:11:13 -0600
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE Small - ranger ramblings

my friend just bought a 99 ranger extended cab with the 4 doors. no
offense, but what a waste! with the jumper seats and the jack mounted to
the back wall, there's no room for anything! last nite i had to ride with
my bowling balls on the front floorboard. i'll gladly keep my extended cab
w/o the 4 door option.

also, i posted last week that i just found what looks like a rear seal leak
after i switched to synthetic oil. dealer said leak is minor and some
moisture is to be expected. big surprise there.

later,
ran
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Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 13:31:23 +0000
From: Matt Baldwin
Subject: FTE Small - Some info if you have it

Hello,

I drive a 85 Ranger 4x4 reg. cab on a daily basis. The truck is set to roll
280,000 Km soon, and the body is in such good shape that I don't want to even
consider a trade-in, or upgrade. What I am wanting to do is get a more
comfortable seat. I have the standard Ford bench, and was wondering if anyone
out there had any experience in swapping this for a bucket type? Can I use
the same mounting points? How late a model seat can I get before I find that
the mounting points are no longer congruent.

Just wondering.

Matt Baldwin
Victoria, BC
Canada
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Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 19:46:19 EST
From: CBadgerJr aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - 84 Bronco II 2.8 to 3.0 engine swap

I have an 84 Bronco II with the 2.8L engine that has seen better days. I am
considering swapping it out for a 3.0L engine as they are much easier to find,
plus fuel injected. For the amount of work needed on the 2.8L just for
repairs I feel I would be better off putting in a low mileage junkyard 3.0L
engine. What all is involved in this type of swap? Thanks.

Chuck
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Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 22:19:40 EST
From: CBadgerJr aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - 84 Bronco II 2.8L to 3.0L Engine swap

I have an 84 Bronco II with the 2.8L engine that has seen better days. I am
considering swapping it out for a 3.0L engine as they are much easier to
find,
plus fuel injected. For the amount of work needed on the 2.8L just for
repairs I feel I would be better off putting in a low mileage junkyard 3.0L
engine. What all is involved in this type of swap? Thanks.

Chuck
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