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small-list-digest Saturday, September 4 1999 Volume 03 : Number 227



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - BII squeaks
FTE Small - 88 BII is hurtin
RE: FTE Small - BII squeaks
FTE Small - Tire Rack says "We are a bit new to trucks..."
RE: FTE Small - Tire Rack says "We are a bit new to trucks..."

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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 10:58:27 -0400
From: "Brenneman, David A"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - BII squeaks

I know this isn't too technical, but my 85 BII has a terrible squeak coming
from the tire carrier. Other than constant dousings of WD-40, is there
anything that will make this stop.
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 11:14:03 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: FTE Small - 88 BII is hurtin

I have an 88 EB 4x4 Auto BII, and it's hurting right now. Yesterday the
check engine light came on, and then the oil light flashed on/off very
quickly (for a second or so). I pulled over and added 2 quarts. After
about another 60 miles, my engine (which has ticked since I've had it) began
ticking louder than ever (VERY noticeable), and as I was turning the car
off, the oil light flashed. My car has burned oil for the last month.

It so happens that my dipstick holder has rusted off, and was just hanging
there, not in the engine. I had a friend look at it, (it was dark out and
he couldn't do much), and he told me to bring it in the shop immediately.
Then I noticed that I was leaking oil (this is a first time occurance, i'm
sure of). I let the car sit over night, then drove it home the next
morning. The ticking was there loud as ever. It went away after a few
minutes, but it only took 5 minutes to come back. When I shut the car off,
something began pinging in the exhaust.

Any Ideas/Reccomendations? I'm taking it in the shop to get a new dipstick
holder. As per my friend's reccomendation, I'm going to change the spark
plugs & add some oil treatment. What else should I do?

Thanks.. you guys have always been very helpful,


Steve Bozzone
Administrative Director - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://rockzone.com
ICQ: 196843 || AIM: RudeSkam69
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 13:00:15 -0600
From: "Lance Lawrence"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - BII squeaks

Try hidensity foam rubber underneath the tire where it hits the
mount structure.

Lance Lawrence
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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 19:58:44 -0400
From: "boyrr"
Subject: FTE Small - Tire Rack says "We are a bit new to trucks..."

Hello Dudes and Dudettes,

This is just a short note to advise all that the Tire Rack is, to use
their words "...not entirely perfect you know!" I purchased wheels and tires
from the Tire Rack for my 1999 Ranger XLT, 2WD with assurances that all that
I needed to do was "...jack it up and stick'em on!", and the wheels don't
fit.

Wheels Purchased: MSW "Montana" 16x8
Tires Purchased: Yokahoma Geolander HT 235/70SR16

Problem: When attempting to mount wheel on left rear I noticed the wheel
would not fit flush with the face of the rear brake drum. Cause: The depth
of the counter-sink on the I.D. of the wheel is only about 50% of the angle
on the rear brake drum. This prevents the wheel from seating properly on the
drum.
When I reviewed the problem with the "customer service" personnel at the
Tire Rack ( http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.tirerack.com ) I was told to hold for someone else as
she did not understand "technical" problems. When another person came on and
listened to my explanation, his comment to me was that "...well, Trucks,
SUV's, and things like that are a bit new to us." Funny, I didn't see any
comment to that effect on their web site.
Oh well, pack'em up and ship'em back. The UPS dudes have to eat too you
know. Does anyone know of any internet retailers that they can recommend
that caters to people who own trucks and such?

Ken.

If you enjoy motorcycles, stop in at
"Ken's CBR 900 RR Page"
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~boyrr

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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:10:57 -0700
From: Robert Gilkey
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Tire Rack says "We are a bit new to trucks..."

> Oh well, pack'em up and ship'em back. The UPS dudes have to eat too you
>know. Does anyone know of any internet retailers that they can recommend
>that caters to people who own trucks and such?

Try www.4wheelparts.com they have everything you could dream of just for
trucks.

>Tires Purchased: Yokahoma Geolander HT 235/70SR16

They have a wide selection of tires. They don't sell Yokahoma's though.

Good Luck,
Robert
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