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FTE Small - > Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:35:20 -0700
FTE Small - RE:
RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights
RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
RE: FTE Small - Brake warning light
RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights
FTE Small - Re:
FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!
RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!
FTE Small - brake warning lights
FTE Small - Re: seats
FTE Small - '88 BII Airbox
FTE Small - Behind dash squeak
FTE Small - Ranger Expedition, or Explorer back to the roots
FTE Small - Running on Alcohool - ethanol
RE: FTE Small - Behind dash squeak
RE: FTE Small - '88 BII Airbox

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:22:01 -0500
From: NRA
Subject: FTE Small - > Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:35:20 -0700

Suggest you look into FlowFit seats. They are cheaper than Recaro, but
seem to be of good quality and are comfortable. A warning, however, the
distributor in Cal has a reputation for being, shall we say, somewhat
disorganized. They will probably be less expensive than finding Cobra
seats (good luck on that unless you buy them over the counter at the
dealer). Avoid at all costs the "base" Ranger/Explorer buckets - they
are junk. Leather or cloth "sport" seats are what you want there. I
purchased a complete interior in leather - front seats, console, rear
seat - for my '96 Explr from a salvage yard for $600, but they needed
alot of cleaning up; they are better than the original (base) ones, but
not as good as FlowFits or Recaro. You will find that getting in and
out of the truck with FF or Rec seats will be more of a challenge than
the stock seats, due to the high bolsters on the seat and backrests.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:51:30 -0500
From: Kevin Arnold
Subject: FTE Small - RE:

Ron,

I have stock bucket seats in my Ranger and they are quite comfortable.
However, if the bucket Explorer seat will fit, they are the way to go. They
have the blow-up lumbar support ( very nice ).

My two cent,
Kevin

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From: Ron Richardson [SMTP:ronr wic.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 10:35 PM
To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject:

Hi everyone;

I have a black 1997 Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4 4.0L with a 5 speed automatic,
limited slip diff, factory fog lights, sunroof and Sony ES CD deck.

My question is:
This truck came with the graphite interior and 60/40 split-bench seats. I
find these seats provide no lumbar support whatsoever, and can be very
uncomfortable over long distances. I hear that Mustang Cobra seats will fit
nicely in the Ranger. Are these good seats? Should I look for the Ranger
buckets? Is there a Recarro option? Or another Third Party seat set that
will suit me? Does anyone have advice for me in upgrading the seats on my
Ranger? Thanks, in advance.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:58:04 -0500
From: Kevin Arnold
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade

Ray,
My KKM kit is on the way, but the reason I got it was because my friend
has one on his Ranger. In his truck, it was a noticeable difference.
Especially with aftermarket headers and exhaust. Three chamber Flowmasters
makes it sound really nice!!! Also, did you end up buying a new intake hose
from the 95-97 rangers, or could you do it without it?

Later,
Kevin

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From: Ray Scheidnes [SMTP:ray_scheidnes nacm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 6:11 PM
To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade

Thanks for the tip, Kevin! Yeah, the web page is informative and I will
use it. What has your own experience been with the KKM kit?

> ----------
> From: Kevin Arnold[SMTP:Kevin.Arnold wcom.com]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 7:06 AM
> To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
>
> Ray,
>
> Go to this web site. The guys name is Andy and the site is totally
> kickass. It shows exactly how to install the kit of your model truck.
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.alaska.net/~ranger/truck/index.htm
>
> -Kevin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Scheidnes [SMTP:ray_scheidnes nacm.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 5:32 PM
> To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
>
> I have a '94 Ranger with the 4.0 motor. I called up K&N and they said
> that
> they don't have an induction kit for my truck, nor did it sound like they
> planned to make one.
> I purchased the KKM intake kit, but haven't installed it yet. I tried
> once,
> but noticed that things don't fit that well. The support bracket doesn't
> mount up to any "preexisting hole" and the new airtube seems to want to
> rest
> on the hot radiator hose. There is a hose between the add oil thing and
> the
> factory airtube, but it's too short for the kit. I also realized that I
> have to remove the blanket inside the hood, because it was mashing
> everything together. I emailed KKM and they said to remove the blanket
> (they said that the hood will be fine) so I did. I still need the longer
> hose and they still insist that there should be an existing hole for the
> support bracket on the kit. I really don't want to drill any holes at
> all,
> but I will if it's necessary, I guess. Other ideas have been tossed
> around
> by other people here, but many still believe that this will help me out
as
> I
> have headers and 2.5" exhaust on my Ranger. I tend to believe that this
> should be an improvement. KKM also said that the underhood temperatures
> are
> only about 5 to 10 degrees higher than the outside environment, while
> driving.
>
> I'd sure like to know if you noticed improvement after installing your
KKM
> kit. What else changed? Sound? Torque? Did you experience the same
> difficulties when installing your kit in your '93 as I have for my '94?
>
> Thanks.
>
> > ----------
> > From: Jordan Dean[SMTP:jsdean home.com]
> > Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 10:20 PM
> > To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject: Re: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
> >
> > At 03:41 PM 7/8/99 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Has anyone done an intake upgrade on a 1994 4.0 L V6 Ford Ranger? I
> > talked
> > >to a K&N representative and he said their kit wouldn't work. The only
> > other
> > >one I have found is a TruRev Induction Kit. ( This kit doesn't include
> > >everything you need). Any input would be great.
> > >
> > >Kevin
> > I have a '93 with the KKM intake kit, it had everything (crappy
> > instructions, but whatever) and I'm really happy with it.
> >
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:19:31 -0400
From: "DuPont, Patrick"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights

Hi Carl,
I have an '87 BII and my REAR ANTILOCK light has been on for years. I've
had two Ford dealers and my mechanic thoroughly check out the ABS system to
make sure there is nothing wrong with it and each time they found nothing.
I'd love to hear the outcome of this question. I never heard about the
'bleeding the ABS' resolution before, but I'll mention it to my mechanic.
Patrick Dupont
Philadelphia

'87 BII
'88 Taurus
'96 Windstar



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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 07:35:17 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade

Kevin,
I currently have JBA headers and a 2.5" exhaust, so hopefully that will help
out with the KKM kit as it did for your friend. I have a stainless Bullet
muffler which sounds quite nice as well. I did buy the 95-97 intake tube,
as KKM told me to get it when I was ordering the kit from them. That tube
costs about $55. I thought about going to a local junkyard to look for one,
but couldn't find the time so I just forked over the cash to Ford. Oh
well...
I still need to get a longer piece of hose which connects the airtube and
the stack where the oil is added, though. That webpage that you mentioned
to me yesterday said something about using a different tube, I think, but
I'm not sure...
- -Ray

> ----------
> From: Kevin Arnold[SMTP:Kevin.Arnold wcom.com]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 6:58 AM
> To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
>
> Ray,
> My KKM kit is on the way, but the reason I got it was because my friend
>
> has one on his Ranger. In his truck, it was a noticeable difference.
> Especially with aftermarket headers and exhaust. Three chamber Flowmasters
>
> makes it sound really nice!!! Also, did you end up buying a new intake
> hose
> from the 95-97 rangers, or could you do it without it?
>
> Later,
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Scheidnes [SMTP:ray_scheidnes nacm.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 6:11 PM
> To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
>
> Thanks for the tip, Kevin! Yeah, the web page is informative and I will
> use it. What has your own experience been with the KKM kit?
>
> > ----------
> > From: Kevin Arnold[SMTP:Kevin.Arnold wcom.com]
> > Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 7:06 AM
> > To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> > Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
> >
> > Ray,
> >
> > Go to this web site. The guys name is Andy and the site is totally
> > kickass. It shows exactly how to install the kit of your model truck.
> >
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.alaska.net/~ranger/truck/index.htm
> >
> > -Kevin
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ray Scheidnes [SMTP:ray_scheidnes nacm.com]
> > Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 5:32 PM
> > To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> > Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
> >
> > I have a '94 Ranger with the 4.0 motor. I called up K&N and they said
> > that
> > they don't have an induction kit for my truck, nor did it sound like
> they
> > planned to make one.
> > I purchased the KKM intake kit, but haven't installed it yet. I tried
> > once,
> > but noticed that things don't fit that well. The support bracket
> doesn't
> > mount up to any "preexisting hole" and the new airtube seems to want to
> > rest
> > on the hot radiator hose. There is a hose between the add oil thing and
> > the
> > factory airtube, but it's too short for the kit. I also realized that I
> > have to remove the blanket inside the hood, because it was mashing
> > everything together. I emailed KKM and they said to remove the blanket
> > (they said that the hood will be fine) so I did. I still need the
> longer
> > hose and they still insist that there should be an existing hole for the
> > support bracket on the kit. I really don't want to drill any holes at
> > all,
> > but I will if it's necessary, I guess. Other ideas have been tossed
> > around
> > by other people here, but many still believe that this will help me out
> as
> > I
> > have headers and 2.5" exhaust on my Ranger. I tend to believe that this
> > should be an improvement. KKM also said that the underhood temperatures
> > are
> > only about 5 to 10 degrees higher than the outside environment, while
> > driving.
> >
> > I'd sure like to know if you noticed improvement after installing your
> KKM
> > kit. What else changed? Sound? Torque? Did you experience the same
> > difficulties when installing your kit in your '93 as I have for my '94?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > > ----------
> > > From: Jordan Dean[SMTP:jsdean home.com]
> > > Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > > Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 10:20 PM
> > > To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > > Subject: Re: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
> > >
> > > At 03:41 PM 7/8/99 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >Has anyone done an intake upgrade on a 1994 4.0 L V6 Ford Ranger? I
> > > talked
> > > >to a K&N representative and he said their kit wouldn't work. The only
> > > other
> > > >one I have found is a TruRev Induction Kit. ( This kit doesn't
> include
> > > >everything you need). Any input would be great.
> > > >
> > > >Kevin
> > > I have a '93 with the KKM intake kit, it had everything (crappy
> > > instructions, but whatever) and I'm really happy with it.
> > >
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:38:53 -0500
From: Mike Harms
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Brake warning light

Interesting. I wonder if this procedure was added in the 90's due to so
many people having trouble bleeding all of the air out of the system. Since
I don't have time to work on my vehicle all the time myself I often listen
in on a local radio car repair call in show on the weekends and I think one
of the top calls is on late model cars (89 - 97) and bleeding brakes on
anti-lock systems. Seems to be a real problem getting all of the air out.
Especially if you have kids and they accidentally hit the brake pedal when
you have the system open, sucking extra air in.

>Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:28:04 -0500
>From: Kevin Bice
>Subject: FTE Small - Brake warning light

>Carl,

> Here is some info I found on a 94 explore. I hope it will shed some
>light.....
>4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes (4WABS)
...
> a.Place the bleed/harness selector in bleed position.
> b.Turn the ignition switch (11572) ON. At this point the red OFF
>indicator on the adapter should turn on.
> c.Push the motor button on the adapter down. This starts the
>pump motor. The red OFF indicator turns off and the
> green ON indicator turns on. The pump motor will run for 60
....
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 15:37:05 GMT
From: jcope fnusa.com
Subject: RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights

My '88 BII isn't showing any lights, but I don't think the rear
antilocks have EVER worked. I think the only time I've even felt a
light pulse on the brake pedal was when I floored the brakes in loose
snow to try to test it...

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB


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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:52:38 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: FTE Small - Re:

I bought a seat cushion for my Ranger after my lower back stiffened up on me
while driving in my Ranger for 240 miles. It does the trick.

Ron Richardson wrote:

> Hi everyone;
>
> I have a black 1997 Ranger XLT Supercab 4x4 4.0L with a 5 speed automatic,
> limited slip diff, factory fog lights, sunroof and Sony ES CD deck.
>
> My question is:
> This truck came with the graphite interior and 60/40 split-bench seats. I
> find these seats provide no lumbar support whatsoever, and can be very
> uncomfortable over long distances. I hear that Mustang Cobra seats will fit
> nicely in the Ranger. Are these good seats? Should I look for the Ranger
> buckets? Is there a Recarro option? Or another Third Party seat set that
> will suit me? Does anyone have advice for me in upgrading the seats on my
> Ranger? Thanks, in advance.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:54:35 -0700
From: "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!

I installed a KMM intake kit on my '95 Ranger and had no problems with
it. I was very happy with the kit. The directions were correct, down to
the "pre-existing hole." I customized it a bit by adding a longer filter
and completely removing the factory air box mount. I fabricated two new
brackets to hold the unit up and away from any hoses, I was also trying
to prevent it from bouncing around when I'm wheeling hard.

The biggest difference on my truck is at high RPM's and freeway speeds.
My truck pulls a few miles an hour higher than before at similar RPM's.
The sound also changed, you can actually hear the engine breath now, I
like it. From a service standpoint, the KMM set up is much better. I
will never have to buy another air filter for my truck.

On the subject of under hood tempters, I agree with KMM. I personally
verified the under hood temperatures are only about 5 to 10 degrees
higher than the outside environment while driving by using two digital
thermometers installed in the engine compartment. I was also trying to
verify my concerns of getting rid of the cold air intake system. The
difference in air tempter from the sealed factory air box system as
compared to the ambient tempter of the engine compartment was only 5 to
10 degrees higher, the biggest difference being while at low speed or in
traffic. The increased air intake efficiency I believe more than makes
up for the loss of volumetric efficiency due to warmer air. (which
results in a less dense fuel/air mixture)

At this time the only other modification done to my truck is a
Flowmaster muffler. I hope to eventually install a larger throttle body,
mass air meter, and headers. I'm sure these items in conjunction with
the kit from KMM will result in a larger increase in HP, torque, etc.

Just my opinion!

Andre E. Benguerel

1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:14:40 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!

Thanks for the info. Did you remove the insulation blanket from the =
inside
of your hood as well?

> ----------
> From: Andr=E9 E. Benguerel[SMTP:ffart ap.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 10:54 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!
>=20
> I installed a KMM intake kit on my '95 Ranger and had no problems =
with
> it. I was very happy with the kit. The directions were correct, down =
to
> the "pre-existing hole." I customized it a bit by adding a longer =
filter
> and completely removing the factory air box mount. I fabricated two =
new
> brackets to hold the unit up and away from any hoses, I was also =
trying
> to prevent it from bouncing around when I'm wheeling hard.
>=20
> The biggest difference on my truck is at high RPM's and freeway =
speeds.
> My truck pulls a few miles an hour higher than before at similar =
RPM's.
> The sound also changed, you can actually hear the engine breath now, =
I
> like it. From a service standpoint, the KMM set up is much better. I
> will never have to buy another air filter for my truck.
>=20
> On the subject of under hood tempters, I agree with KMM. I personally
> verified the under hood temperatures are only about 5 to 10 degrees
> higher than the outside environment while driving by using two =
digital
> thermometers installed in the engine compartment. I was also trying =
to
> verify my concerns of getting rid of the cold air intake system. The
> difference in air tempter from the sealed factory air box system as
> compared to the ambient tempter of the engine compartment was only 5 =
to
> 10 degrees higher, the biggest difference being while at low speed or =
in
> traffic. The increased air intake efficiency I believe more than =
makes
> up for the loss of volumetric efficiency due to warmer air. (which
> results in a less dense fuel/air mixture)
>=20
> At this time the only other modification done to my truck is a
> Flowmaster muffler. I hope to eventually install a larger throttle =
body,
> mass air meter, and headers. I'm sure these items in conjunction with
> the kit from KMM will result in a larger increase in HP, torque, etc.
>=20
> Just my opinion!
>=20
> Andre E. Benguerel
>
> 1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
> 4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt
>=20
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:19:00 -0500
From: "Campbell, Carl "
Subject: FTE Small - brake warning lights

Greetings all:
First of all, thanks to everyone who has joined in on the discussion about
the warning lights on my BII that came on after replacing the master
cylinder and reservoir. Now for today's chapter in the continuing saga.
Last night, following Mr. Mike Harms advice, I completely re-bled the system
running approximately 2 1/2 cans of fluid through. I was unable to find the
pressurized bleeding tool Mr Harms suggested, so, with my best friend
working the pedal, I carefully opened the bleeder valves at each point,
chocking down each valve BEFORE the pedal got to the floor so no air could
be sucked back in. I'm convinced that their is no air in the system in that
the pedal is firm as a rock and the brakes feel very responsive while
driving. However, the warning lights remain lit. Let me throw these
questions out there for consumption: 1)Could the reservoir sensor be
defective, sending an erronious "no fluid" signal to the RABS module and 2)
if the RABS module "thinks" there's no fluid in the reservoir, does it light
these warning lamps? BTW, in response to the post from Mr. Cope, the RABS
was functioning before, in that, about 2 years ago, I had to stand on the
brakes to avoid a collision in the rain and I was amazed at how quickly the
vehicle stopped and stayed under control in contrast to 2 days ago on dry
pavement when ,again, to avoid colliding with an idiot who didn't look where
he was going, I hit the brakes hard and the rear wheels locked up tight, so,
I'd like to solve this problem. When I do I'll share it with the group.
Thanks again to all and let's keep talking.
Carl
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:24:29 -0400
From: Chris Slaw
Subject: FTE Small - Re: seats

Ron Richardson wrote:

> Does anyone have advice for me in upgrading the seats on my
> Ranger? Thanks, in advance.

The seats in my Explorer V8 are superior to the seats in my Mustang GT. The
Explorer has 6-way power cloth bucket seats which are exceptionally
comfortable to sit in. I would definitely recommend these over ANY Mustang
seat, including the Cobra's. You should be able to find a nice set at the
U-pul-it for $200 to $300 each, which is half what the racing seats will be
(Flofit/Recaro/etc).

- --
Chris Slaw
- --
'97 Explorer V8 19k
'93 626ES auto 50k
'90 MustangGT 5spd 60k
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"If you find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere."


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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 16:53:17 -0400
From: "J Cope"
Subject: FTE Small - '88 BII Airbox

I drive an '88 BII, and I've heard talk about drilling holes in the airbox,
and even cutting the sides out of it. What about completely removing it and
just clamping the air filter onto the end of the intake hose?

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 16:57:20 -0400
From: "J Cope"
Subject: FTE Small - Behind dash squeak

I drive an '88 BII and last night I noticed a tiny squeak comming from
somewhere forward of center-dash. It sounded rubbery in nature, but I'm
guessing here. It was a constant noise, not a pulse or anything, and it
only happened in Park, Reverse, and Neutral. It also seemed to grow in
pitch with higher rpms...
Normally I'm not one to complain about sqeaks, my truck is full of 'em, but
this is a new one and the fact that it seems to have some relation to engine
speed has me a little concerned.
Any input here would be greatly appreciated...

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:21:03 -0300
From: Famiglia Inoue
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Expedition, or Explorer back to the roots

Its an experimental model, will probably be built in Argentina/Brazil - =
completely based on the Ranger 99, just like explorer in the old days.
Not posting the pics, if somebody is curious to see let me know, I will =
send the pics.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:50:13 -0300
From: Famiglia Inoue
Subject: FTE Small - Running on Alcohool - ethanol

I have a 97 Ranger 4,9 liters and recently, due to excessive high gas =
prices, I changed the fuel set up for alcohool - which is available as a =
fuel in our country.

The real convertion would require a new compression rate (up to 11,0:1) =
and fuel injection remapping - alcohool is less caloric than gas but has =
a higher octane rate (withold higher pressure, but require more volume =
to deliver the same stroke) - therefore engines that are build =
specifically for that fuel have more power, but consume a higher ammount =
of fuel, near 1 to 20 more.

In my truck I decided to go for the home made, reversable, convertion - =
which is to deliver a higher volume and different pattern of spraying =
the fuel by changing to specifically made for alcohool injectors (came =
from a 2,000cc VW Alcohool engine I guess, or turbo fiat) - I do not =
have the new volume of those injectors, I am trying to get them.

The outcome is not too bad, mileage has dropped to somewhere around 6,5 =
km/lts (15 m/gl) on the highway, before I was reaching around 18, =
sometimes 20 m/gl, gas dow here stinks - and costs today 2.50 gallon.

The problem I am facing is the following - until the engine warms, it =
runs very poorly, gasping a lot, complete lack of fuel - as I guess =
programed to run on gas, which is "warmer", it really needed more fuel =
during the warming up period to be more smooth. One of the choices would =
be to increase the pump pressure, but that will bring all the mileage =
down - I that is not really desired - and the other is to remap the =
injection parameters, to have it deliver more fuel (pulses in the =
injector) until it warms up.

Having someone would good injection knowledge and tools to reprogram it =
would also be probably difficult here - and there goes my question and =
plead for help - any method or tools that I can get in US and use to the =
job, or should I just forget it.....

Many thanks from Brazil.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:49:50 -0400
From: "J Cope"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Behind dash squeak

While I was sitting in a Wendy's (mmmmm!) parking lot this afternoon, a
friend of mine noticed that if he firmly planted his foot under the dash on
the left side of the passenger's footwell, the squeak stopped. I'm assuming
there's something that's come loose under my dash, and the vibrations from
the engine in various gears make it rattle and squeak. Any info is of
course still appreciated!

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
Removed airbox

>>I drive an '88 BII and last night I noticed a tiny squeak comming from
>>somewhere forward of center-dash. It sounded rubbery in nature, but I'm
>>guessing here. It was a constant noise, not a pulse or anything, and it
>>only happened in Park, Reverse, and Neutral. It also seemed to grow in
>>pitch with higher rpms...
>>Normally I'm not one to complain about sqeaks, my truck is full of 'em,
but
>>this is a new one and the fact that it seems to have some relation to
engine
>>speed has me a little concerned.
>>Any input here would be greatly appreciated...
>>
>>JC

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:55:30 -0400
From: "J Cope"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - '88 BII Airbox

I got bored this afternoon and went ahead and removed the airbox. I figured
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