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small-list-digest Saturday, September 18 1999 Volume 03 : Number 241



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers
Re: FTE Small - RE: 91 Explorer anti-freeze smell
Re: FTE Small - 2 WD does not suck...
Re: FTE Small - 2 WD does not suck...
Re: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers
RE: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers
FTE Small - 302 loud ticking noise
Re: FTE Small - 302 loud ticking noise
Re: FTE Small - 88 Bronco II- Running Rich
Re: FTE Small - RE: 91 Explorer anti-freeze smell

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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 06:48:37 -0400
From: Dwight Varnes
Subject: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers

I have been looking for 3 weeks now for a Ranger to replace my departed
and lamentable Nissan rust farm. I have searched the highways, byways,
car lots, newspapers, auto trader, Traderonline and every other place I
can think of and have only managed to find 3 trucks to look at:
91 strippo model, no pwr steering and whining transmission
89 Xtra cab with more rust and primer spots than my Nissan
88 Xtra cab with very obvious front end repair and Taiwan parts
Now, which one of you guys has all the 88-92 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 4x2,
a/c equipped Rangers parked in his barn/backyard/field?
Aaaargh!
I'm getting more tempted to look at that Comanche every day...
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Dwight Varnes, truck-less insurance appraiser and car nut in the
Ranger-free zone of south central Pennsylvania
1970 124 Spider (restored, mostly)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (bigger engine STILL at machine shop)
1989 VW Jetta GLI 16v (the wife's ride, tired but loyal)
1984 Nissan 4x4 Pickup (sold to unsuspecting migrant workers)
1965 Buick Skylark conv. (unrestored, for sale)
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 06:36:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ed Knight
Subject: Re: FTE Small - RE: 91 Explorer anti-freeze smell

Another place to check would be the heater core. Crawl under the passenger side dash and see if you can find any damp spots, or if the smell gets stronger under there. Sometimes the smell is a warning sign that the heater core's about to go...


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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 17:39:58 EDT
From: DJ250r aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2 WD does not suck...

all i did was try to stick up for the 2x !!!!!!!! 8)
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 15:03:52 PDT
From: "Joey Ramsey"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2 WD does not suck...

Hey,
2x4's dont suck their great for donuts!
-Joe

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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 16:03:33 -0600
From: "Robert M. Hansen"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers

Well the local Kawasaki Motorcycle dealer has a nice 92 supercab. I think
it was a 5 speed, 4X4, V/6, XLT, air, cruise, 80k miles or so. It is only a
two long day drive from Pa on I-80. It was in the 7700 buck range and
dealin. It would be a good way to see some country and get to know the
vehicle.

Have a good weekend!






At 06:48 AM 9/17/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I have been looking for 3 weeks now for a Ranger to replace my departed
>and lamentable Nissan rust farm. I have searched the highways, byways,
>car lots, newspapers, auto trader, Traderonline and every other place I
>can think of and have only managed to find 3 trucks to look at:
>91 strippo model, no pwr steering and whining transmission
>89 Xtra cab with more rust and primer spots than my Nissan
>88 Xtra cab with very obvious front end repair and Taiwan parts
>Now, which one of you guys has all the 88-92 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 4x2,
>a/c equipped Rangers parked in his barn/backyard/field?
>Aaaargh!
>I'm getting more tempted to look at that Comanche every day...
>--
>Dwight Varnes, truck-less insurance appraiser and car nut in the
>Ranger-free zone of south central Pennsylvania
>1970 124 Spider (restored, mostly)
>1986 Audi Coupe GT (bigger engine STILL at machine shop)
>1989 VW Jetta GLI 16v (the wife's ride, tired but loyal)
>1984 Nissan 4x4 Pickup (sold to unsuspecting migrant workers)
>1965 Buick Skylark conv. (unrestored, for sale)
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>
Robert M. Hansen Master Tech
hansen grizzly.uwyo.edu Department of Atmospheric Science
rhansen uwyo.edu University of Wyoming
307-766-3273 ph Box 3038 University of Wyoming
307-766-2635 fax Laramie, Wy 82071

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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:00:32 -0400
From: "Dave Schultz"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers

Hi, I have a Ranger I am trying to sell. You may email direct for
details.
I am in Northern VA.

dschultz pop.dn.net

Thanks

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Sent: Friday, September 17, 1999 6:49 AM
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Subject: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers


I have been looking for 3 weeks now for a Ranger to replace my departed
and lamentable Nissan rust farm. I have searched the highways, byways,
car lots, newspapers, auto trader, Traderonline and every other place I
can think of and have only managed to find 3 trucks to look at:
91 strippo model, no pwr steering and whining transmission
89 Xtra cab with more rust and primer spots than my Nissan
88 Xtra cab with very obvious front end repair and Taiwan parts
Now, which one of you guys has all the 88-92 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 4x2,
a/c equipped Rangers parked in his barn/backyard/field?
Aaaargh!
I'm getting more tempted to look at that Comanche every day...
- --
Dwight Varnes, truck-less insurance appraiser and car nut in the
Ranger-free zone of south central Pennsylvania
1970 124 Spider (restored, mostly)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (bigger engine STILL at machine shop)
1989 VW Jetta GLI 16v (the wife's ride, tired but loyal)
1984 Nissan 4x4 Pickup (sold to unsuspecting migrant workers)
1965 Buick Skylark conv. (unrestored, for sale)
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 16:28:09 -0700
From: don neomagic.com (Donald Paauw)
Subject: FTE Small - 302 loud ticking noise

I wasn't sure which list to post this to, so I'm hitting three lists.
If it starts looking familiar, I apologize.

I've got a '90 Ranger with a '92 302 transplanted into it w/ AOD transmission.
A few weeks ago I noticed a slight ticking noise that I thought was a lifter.
It got louder when I shifted into drive with the brake on. During the first
week the noise came & went and was louder under a load. At idle it is very
faint. Now it has gotten worse and is sharper & louder than a lifter and I'm
thinking it may be exhaust related. It's not always present when I start the
truck but always shows up as the engine warms up. I poked around with a
rubber hose on a stethescope and there's no noise inside the valve cover.
The noise seems loudest at the passenger side rear of the engine. Unfortunately,
the 302 is a tight fit and the A/C evaporator, the valve cover and the air
intake all form an interference fit in this area so I can't really directly
observe the engine there. The noise is audible over a very loud 3" Borla
muffler, so I'd say it's significant.
I've got a mechanical temp guage and the engine temp has never been over 220.
So does anyone have any suggestions as to what the cause might be and any methods
how I could narrow this down?

Thanks,
Don
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:41:45 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 302 loud ticking noise

At 04:28 PM 9/17/99 -0700, you wrote:

>I wasn't sure which list to post this to, so I'm hitting three lists.
>If it starts looking familiar, I apologize.
>
>I've got a '90 Ranger with a '92 302 transplanted into it w/ AOD transmission.
>A few weeks ago I noticed a slight ticking noise that I thought was a lifter.
>It got louder when I shifted into drive with the brake on. During the first
>week the noise came & went and was louder under a load. At idle it is very
>faint. Now it has gotten worse and is sharper & louder than a lifter and I'm
>thinking it may be exhaust related. It's not always present when I start the
>truck but always shows up as the engine warms up. I poked around with a
>rubber hose on a stethescope and there's no noise inside the valve cover.
>The noise seems loudest at the passenger side rear of the
>engine. Unfortunately,
>the 302 is a tight fit and the A/C evaporator, the valve cover and the air
>intake all form an interference fit in this area so I can't really directly
>observe the engine there. The noise is audible over a very loud 3" Borla
>muffler, so I'd say it's significant.
>I've got a mechanical temp guage and the engine temp has never been over 220.
>So does anyone have any suggestions as to what the cause might be and any
>methods
>how I could narrow this down?

Common problem...
The EGR valve/tube leaks.
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Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
Sponges grow in the ocean... Wonder how deep it would be if they didn't?!
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 20:28:09 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 88 Bronco II- Running Rich

How new is your O2 sensor? I get 15 MPG at best in mine...

Adam

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Wayne Signs wrote:

> My Bronco II seems to be running rich. You can smell the gas in the
> exhaust. I have a new Distributor, Cap, Rotor, Wires, Plugs and Fuel Pump.
> The truck runs great except for this.
> Any Ideas?
> It has a Fuel Injected 2.9 Litre and I get about 19/mpg. Is this about
> right?
>
> >From: Mike Harms
> >Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> >To: "'small-list ford-trucks.com'"
> >Subject: RE: FTE Small - 83 Ranger broken timing belt
> >Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:54:50 -0500
> >
> >What you should do is call your local dealer's repair shop and ask them if
> >your year and model truck has an "interference engine" design. If yours
> >does, there is a chance a valve or piston has been damaged. If not, then
> >don't worry about it.
> >
> >I couldn't find much on the web that discusses it, but this site had some
> >makes and models with interference engines:
> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.auto-truck.com/library/belts/belts1.asp
> >
> >
> > >Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 16:31:28 PDT
> > >From: "Joey Ramsey"
> > >Subject: FTE Small - 83 Ranger broken timing belt
> >
> > >Hey,
> > > I broke my timing belt going down the road the other day, and was
> >wodering
> > >if theres enough clearance in an 83 2.3 liter to were the pistons wouldnt
> > >hit the valves.
> >...
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 22:01:39 -0700
From: "Kenneth St.John"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - RE: 91 Explorer anti-freeze smell

What is a good reading for the, front end, "caster" alignment for a '91
Explorer with 3" lift? I currently have a .6 degree camber on both front
wheels, + 4.4 left wheel and +4.7 right wheel camber, and -0.00 left wheel
and +.06 right wheel toe.
The reason why I ask is because when I'm just driving on the highway, I have
to constantly correct the steering (as if the front tires aren't bearing
enough weight - the problem is more noticeable that faster I'm moving). I
have the over-size steering stabilizers for the front and rear with
polyurethane bushings (and I checked to make sure they were tight). Also, I
have the RS5000 adjustable shocks (5 position valve adjustment) on the front
and rear with the front at a setting of 3 and the rear set to 4 (5 being the
stiffest ride). I've also checked all nuts and bolts for lift kit and
they're good!
Any suggestions? I know that you can buy the after-market radius arms that
are a little longer then stock. I just don't know if this would solve the
front end problem??? Shouldn't the caster be as close to "0" for both front
tires? If this is the case, then it's acting as if the radius arms are to
far forward, correct?

I'll take any and all responses on this because, again, I'm in the dark when....


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