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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Backpressure
FTE Small - Re:Qudestion for Tim Trunner
RE: FTE Small - re:86 Bronco II
FTE Small - Ranger Fuel Tank (Extra Capacity)
Re: FTE Small - re:86 Bronco II
FTE Small - Installing a 5.0 V8 in a 1986 Bronco II 4WD
Re: FTE Small - Installing a 5.0 V8 in a 1986 Bronco II 4WD

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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 07:33:30 -0800
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Backpressure

I have the same truck, when you get a reply to this, please let me know! I
would be interested in knowing how it all comes out since I was thinking of
overhauling the exhaust system....

Adam

At 03:30 PM 3/25/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I drive an 88 BII, and I recently changed the exhaust system, as mine was
>rusted out a bit. BTW, here's a tip: If your exhaust system is at all
>like mine, the muffler and the resonator are slightly tilted, which tends
>to cause water to sit at the low end, rusting it out. A few correctly
>placed 1/8" holes let it drain nicely. Anyway, while I had the whole
>exhaust system off, I turned the truck on to see what it sounded like
>completely unmuffled. I must admit, it sounded pretty darn good for a 6
>cyl. My immediate thoughts were of a straightpipe exhaust to take
>advantage of this sound, but then I remembered a friend of mine telling me
>about backpressure and fuel injection and how I needed a muffler for the
>whole thing to work right. Any input confirming or denying this would be
>greatly appreciated!
>Thanks!
>
>JC
>
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 13:02:47 -0800
From: JDriver
Subject: FTE Small - Re:Qudestion for Tim Trunner

>
> >
> >
> >> JDriver wrote:
> >> >
> >> > TT
> >> > I have a 93 ranger with a 4 cyl./auto the truck has an off idle flat
> >spot and the
> >> > check engine light comes on sporadically, gas mileage is down also. The
> >stored
> >> > codes are as follows 121, 411, 412, 538. I have replaced the throttle
> >positioning
> >> > sensor, test the o2 sensor with read out of 1.0 to .04 which seams
> >normal?? any
> >> > help?
> >> > thanks jerry
> >
> Tim
> The stored codes translate to; 121 Throttle Position senor-signal voltage
> is higher or lower than expected. 411 Cannot control RPM during Engine Run
> Self-test-
> low RPM check. 412 Cannot control RPM during Engine Run-Self-test- high RPM
> check. 538 Insufficient RPM change during Dynamic Response Test (Engine Run
> Self-test ) Or invalid cylinder balance test - throttle position movement. Or
> Invalid cylinder balance test- cylinder identification problems.
> I tested the TPS with a muliti meter and it moves smooth through out it's
> range. What is the cylinder identification? 02 sensor tested as above.
> thanks again for any and all help.
> >jerry
> >
> >
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 99 16:37:33 PST
From: don neomagic.com (Donald Paauw)
Subject: RE: FTE Small - re:86 Bronco II

>
> [] What and where is the EGR valve, and what does it do?
>
>
>
> When the EGR valve gets stuck in the open position, it will allow these
> gasses to enter the intake all of the time, creating a lean/vacuum leak
> situation.
>
Peak combustion temperatures cause nitrous oxide (NOx) formation. The introduction
of an inert gas slows the rate of combustion which reduces these peak temperatures
which reduces NOx formation. The exhaust gas, having been depleted of oxygen, is
considered to be an inert gas. That said, it seems to me that an EGR leak that is
greater than the computer could compensate for would decrease the oxygen content in
the combustion chamber, resulting in a richer mixture.
As I have no experience in this area, this is just a mental exercise and if anyone
has direct experience, please confuse me with the facts.

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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 17:33:46 -0800
From: JJ Thomas
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Fuel Tank (Extra Capacity)

I checked out JC Whitney, didn't find any gas tanks. There use to be a
couple of shops south of Seattle that did fuel tank replacements, including
extra capacity. Once I figure out which truck I am getting, I'll try to
track them down.

Thanks

- -Julian

At 09:47 PM 3/25/99 -0500, you wrote:
>
>
>JJ Thomas wrote:
>>
>> I do like the Ranger,
>> especially when shopping and going by gas stations. If I could just get
>> a bigger tank installed...
>
>Check with JC Whitney; they've got a pretty good selection of extra
>capacity tanks. (pricey though!)
>
>Tim
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 20:54:42 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE Small - re:86 Bronco II

Donald Paauw wrote:
>
> >
> > [] What and where is the EGR valve, and what does it do?
> >
> >
> >
> > When the EGR valve gets stuck in the open position, it will allow these
> > gasses to enter the intake all of the time, creating a lean/vacuum leak
> > situation.
> >
> Peak combustion temperatures cause nitrous oxide (NOx) formation. The introduction
> of an inert gas slows the rate of combustion which reduces these peak temperatures
> which reduces NOx formation. The exhaust gas, having been depleted of oxygen, is
> considered to be an inert gas. That said, it seems to me that an EGR leak that is
> greater than the computer could compensate for would decrease the oxygen content in
> the combustion chamber, resulting in a richer mixture.
> As I have no experience in this area, this is just a mental exercise and if anyone
> has direct experience, please confuse me with the facts.
>
> -- Don
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Don,

A leak in the EGR system will cause air to be sucked into
the intake system, defeating the purpose of the EGR. If
there is a vacuum leak the EGR valve will not open properly
or at all, again defeating ....

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 19:16:36 PST
From: "Thomas Caswell"
Subject: FTE Small - Installing a 5.0 V8 in a 1986 Bronco II 4WD

I have a 1986 Bronco II 4WD which has over 150,000 miles on the
odometer. It still runs pretty well, but I think that I may be living on
borrowed time. Because the body and frame are still in such excellent
condition, I am considering installing a 5.0 V8 in it when this engine
finally dies.

I have a few questions about this procedure, and if you have any
experience with this swap or a similar one, I look forward to your
feedback!

1. Is it worthwhile to seek out a late-model 5.0 with EFI and emissions
components, or is the added complexity more trouble than it's worth?

2. From what I have read, I will need to replace my stock automatic
(w/OD) transmission, with a C4 which will need some aftermarket
modifications in the area of the bell housing, tail housing, flywheel,
and possibly the torque convertor. What is the optimal automatic
transmission set-up for this application?

3. My Bronco II has the electronic 4WD system. Will the front and rear
axles and the stock transfer case hold up under the additional stress of
a V8? If not, what are some viable alternatives?

4. How much easier does a 2 inch body lift make the V8 installation? Is
it far more difficult to do the swap without it? If I were to install
the lift, what additional changes would be required to the suspension?

5. Is there anything that I'm forgetting? The idea of this project has
really got me excited so any information that you could share would be
extremely valuable!

Thanks,
Thom
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Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 23:40:58 -0500
From: Sam Smith
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Installing a 5.0 V8 in a 1986 Bronco II 4WD

Have you considered a 4.0L instead? While the 5.0L swap can be done, the
suspension and other components aren't really built for the extra weight of
the V-8. Spindles and other driveline components, like the 28 spline rear
end, are sure to let go with off road use. The EFI swap for either engine is
pretty straight forward for the 4.0 (Fourwheeler October 97). If you go with
the 4.0, the late 1993 and 1994 A4LDs are stronger. I've got a 31 spline
limited slip 8.8 rear end from a two wheel drive Explorer in my 4WD
BroncoII. It was neccessary to correct the spring pads and shock mounts to
make the swap. Something you'll definately want if you go with the V-8.
Transmission choice is a matter of your wallet with the V-8 swap. I can't
remember who did it, but I've seen a narrowed front end from a full size 4WD
in a small truck. I've seen everything from C4s to T5s. I'd use a late model
automatic from a Mustang. The adapters alone will set you back as much as
all the 4.0 stuff. You'll also need a custom radiator, oil pan, springs,
etc. and a sledge hammer for your firewall. And there's the matter of taking
a saw to your air box. Check out the James Duff web site to get an idea of
the labor and cost involved. I'm not trying to sound trite, but if you need
more than 4.0 liters then maybe you need a full size truck.

Thomas Caswell wrote:

> I have a 1986 Bronco II 4WD which has over 150,000 miles on the
> odometer. It still runs pretty well, but I think that I may be living on
> borrowed time. Because the body and frame are still in such excellent
> condition, I am considering installing a 5.0 V8 in it when this engine
> finally dies.
>
> I have a few questions about this procedure, and if you have any
> experience with this swap or a similar one, I look forward to your
> feedback!
>
> 1. Is it worthwhile to seek out a late-model 5.0 with EFI and emissions
> components, or is the added complexity more trouble than it's worth?
>
> 2. From what I have read, I will need to replace my stock automatic
> (w/OD) transmission, with a C4 which will need some aftermarket
> modifications in the area of the bell housing, tail housing, flywheel,
> and possibly the torque convertor. What is the optimal automatic
> transmission set-up for this application?
>
> 3. My Bronco II has the electronic 4WD system. Will the front and rear
> axles and the stock transfer case hold up under the additional stress of
> a V8? If not, what are some viable alternatives?
>
> 4. How much easier does a 2 inch body lift make the V8 installation? Is
> it far more difficult to do the swap without it? If I were to install
> the lift, what additional changes would be required to the suspension?
>
> 5. Is there anything that I'm forgetting? The idea of this project has
> really got me excited so any information that you could share would be
> extremely valuable!
>
> Thanks,
> Thom
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