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small-list-digest Friday, July 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 184



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Code 335 Help?
FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500
Re: FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500
Re: FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500
RE: FTE Small - Mass Air Flow Sensor
FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:55:11 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Code 335 Help?

My stock '96 4wd 4.0 gets pretty much the same mileage, always did since
new. I just thought that it takes some fuel to push the beast around
although I do drive with a kind of "lead foot". I do see a *small* increase
in mileage when my wife drives the truck.

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Thanks to Nathan for the F150 prices.


Ken

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From: Guy Anderson
To: Ford Trucks List
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 5:43 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Code 335 Help?


> Just purchased 94 Explorer 4wd 4.0. Scanner returns only code 335,
> and neither the scanner manual nor Haynes help to identify or even
> locate EGR components which could cause this code. Only other
> symptoms are low (?) mpg: 15-17 mpg on first few tanks. Any & all
> suggestions will be welcome to this newbie!
>
> (Only mods so far are K & N filter and Maremont Vortex muffler, plus
> new plugs/wires.)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Guy A.
> Ripley, TN
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:30:54 -0500
From: NRA
Subject: FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500

(also to Robert Jenkins)

Since I'm on my second Explorer, I can tell you that this milage range
(14-17) is normal. The thing I found interesting is that my '95 4.0L
4x4 gets 15 or so, maybe 16 if I'm really careful (it has 3.55 gears and
AOD), whereas my '96 5.0L V-8 2WD with 3.73's and AOD has gotten as good
as 17.5 driving the same daily route, and normally returns 16 - 16.5.
Both are 4-door XLT's, so vehicle weight is approx the same.

Neal
Austin, TX
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:56:47 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500

At 08:30 AM 7/22/99 -0500, you wrote:
>(also to Robert Jenkins)
>
>Since I'm on my second Explorer, I can tell you that this milage range
>(14-17) is normal. The thing I found interesting is that my '95 4.0L
>4x4 gets 15 or so, maybe 16 if I'm really careful (it has 3.55 gears and
>AOD), whereas my '96 5.0L V-8 2WD with 3.73's and AOD has gotten as good
>as 17.5 driving the same daily route, and normally returns 16 - 16.5.
>Both are 4-door XLT's, so vehicle weight is approx the same.


With the 4X4, you have a bit of additional drag, even in 2wd mode... You're
still spinning the front differential and driveshaft, but it's causing drag
and spinning from tire rotation. That will sap mileage a bit.

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 18:21:10 GMT
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:43:44 -0500

On Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:56:47 -0400, you wrote:

:At 08:30 AM 7/22/99 -0500, you wrote:
:>(also to Robert Jenkins)
:>
:>Since I'm on my second Explorer, I can tell you that this milage range
:>(14-17) is normal. The thing I found interesting is that my '95 4.0L
:>4x4 gets 15 or so, maybe 16 if I'm really careful (it has 3.55 gears =
and
:>AOD), whereas my '96 5.0L V-8 2WD with 3.73's and AOD has gotten as =
good
:>as 17.5 driving the same daily route, and normally returns 16 - 16.5.
:>Both are 4-door XLT's, so vehicle weight is approx the same.
:
:
:With the 4X4, you have a bit of additional drag, even in 2wd mode... =
You're=20
:still spinning the front differential and driveshaft, but it's causing =
drag=20
:and spinning from tire rotation. That will sap mileage a bit.
:
Hmmm. With my 4x4, the front mechanism is disconnected when I'm in
2-wheel drive. It sits idle, not turning. (The front hubs are not
locked and the transfer case has disengaged the front drive shaft,
differential, and the like. They only engage and turn if I put it in
4-wheel-drive.

Later,
Alan
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:01:13 -0500
From: Mike Harms
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Mass Air Flow Sensor

To do what the Granatelli product claims to do (provide more accurate fuel
mixture and timing calibration) it would have to be more than just a MAF
sensor. A Mass Airflow Sensor just detects the mass of the air flowing into
the engine. This information, in and of itself can not increase the
accuracy of the fuel mixture or timing calibration. Timing calibration is
handled by the ECM as well as fuel mixture. Perhaps they include a revised
chip as well as the MAF.

Just increasing the size of the MAF does not mean instant performance.
Hoping for a performance increase from a changed out MAF assumes that the
MAF is the only bottle neck in the engine. You still can have issues with
poorly tuned intake, too hot of air charge, injectors too small to make use
of the additional air, restrictive exhaust system. And of course, the
limitation of a naturally aspirated engine, the amount of air that can be
sucked into the cylinders.


>Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 18:46:16 -0600
>From: "Kenneth St. John"
>Subject: RE: FTE Small - Mass Air Flow Sensor
>
...
>I noticed in the Latest performance magazine that Granatelli Motor Sports
has included a MAF sensor also >that provides a more accurate fuel mixture
and timing calibration. This might be the one to purchase (it >lists for
$264.10)as opposed to the standard 70mm bored out MAF that requires the old
MAF sensor.
...
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:21:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

Those of you who have been here a while know the drill. :-O

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
our practice with web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement for 2 days (this is day 1 of 2). This is our only
exception to commercial advertising on our mailing lists.
Please show your appreciation to them for helping to support the
web site and the lists by checking out their site. Here is the
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We would like to you to let then know you heard about them via
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Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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