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small-list-digest Sunday, July 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 186



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Re: creaking explorer
FTE Small - Discount Parts -anyone?-
RE: FTE Small - Mass Air Flow Sensor
Re: FTE Small - Discount Parts -anyone?-

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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 09:38:09 -0500
From: "Randy Collins"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: creaking explorer

I had a similar problem on a 94 Ranger. Replaced probably every bushing
there was and still had the creak. Already had new shocks. Braking system
was fine. I think it may have been coming from where the spring sits. When
the spring is compressed and decompressed, they will twist slightly, rubbing
at their contact points. I tried lubing the areas, but no luck. Finally just
learned to live with it, however I did trade it off about a month later.

Hope this helps.

ran

> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 09:58:40 -0500
> From: "Tony Rio (Chicago)"
> Subject: FTE Small - Creaking Explorer
>
> Anyone have any ideas? I have a 95 Eddie Bauer Explorer V6 that is making
> creaking sound from the front end. Not squeaking, not popping, but
creaking.
> My wife first noticed it about 2 months ago, I my mechanic and I have been
> trying to trace t down since. So far we have replace shocks (needed them
> anyways), front brakes and rotor (needed them anyways) and had the front
> sway bar fixed (drivers side bolt had sheared). It seems like the sound
is
> coming from the drivers side, and my wife is driving me batty about it
("it
> still makes that noise!"). It sounds suspension related, but my neck
isn't
> long enough to look under the truck while I drive.
>
> TIA
>
> Tony
>
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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 11:35:51 EDT
From: "Dg B"
Subject: FTE Small - Discount Parts -anyone?-

Hello all,


This is my first post to this list, so I hope I am not being off-topic. :)
Are there any Ford dealers which give a discount on Ford parts?
I am in need of a new A/C hose for my air conditioning unit (90 Explorer),
and this part, according to the dealer, is about $220. (ouch!) Apparently
this is some sort of special, extra-sturdy (or what-not) A/C hose.

Thank you for your time.

Regards,
Dennis


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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 10:28:47 -0600
From: "Kenneth St. John"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Mass Air Flow Sensor

I understand your logic -- I'm just quoting from the Perfomance catalog.
In fact, give me your interpretation of what they have to say:

"Granatelli Motor Sport's Mass Airflow Sensor offers up to 47% more airflow than your Ford's stock unit, and features a built-in state of the art active electronic module to provide more accurate fuel mixture and timing calibration"
--- Performance products, catalog 16F (spring/summer '99)

Ken


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From: Mike Harms
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:01:13 -0500

>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: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 12:58:49 -0400
From: "4xFord"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Discount Parts -anyone?-

Check out the Atascadero Ford Parts Outlet at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford-outlet.com
I got a transmission cross member from them for about $20 cheaper than local
even after I paid shipping...and it came straight to my house in the same
ammount of time the local guys could get it to their shop. The say that
they give 20% off to folks that use their email form. After you send off
the form, they e-mail you back with a price and you call the 800 number to
order it from them.

Bryce
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Subject: FTE Small - Discount Parts -anyone?-


>
> Hello all,
>
>
> This is my first post to this list, so I hope I am not being off-topic.
:)
> Are there any Ford dealers which give a discount on Ford parts?
> I am in need of a new A/C hose for my air conditioning unit (90 Explorer),
> and this part, according to the dealer, is about $220. (ouch!) Apparently
> this is some sort of special, extra-sturdy (or what-not) A/C hose.
>
> Thank you for your time.
>
> Regards,
> Dennis
>
>
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