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small-list-digest Tuesday, October 5 1999 Volume 03 : Number 258



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In this issue:

RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
FTE Small - BII Specs
Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities
FTE Small - the low-down on head gaskets
Re: FTE Small - the low-down on head gaskets
Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities
Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities

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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 08:36:08 -0500
From: Mike Harms
Subject: RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

Move up the ladder. Next time you call CAC, immediately ask to talk to
their supervisor. When you get the supervisor describe your situation
(regarding communication only) where CAC says call the dealer, and the
dealer says call CAC. Ask what the next step is so that you can get access
to the zone rep and have your issue resolved. I've had to ask for
supervisors for support people a lot lately. My bank, my cable company, and
my phone company because the first person I talk to is unwilling to assist
me.

If the supervisor refused to give you the information you need, see if you
can talk to their supervisor. Make certain they understand that all you are
looking for is a contact with the zone rep so you may state your case.

If this still fails and you still want to pursue it, then write a letter to
customer service and carbon copy the owner of the dealership you are having
an issue with. Something in writing often is more effective than phone
conversations.

If all else fails, then your last option is the same one any consumer has.
Do you want to still do business with Ford or their associated dealership?

My father had a similar issue with a dealership in Rural Minnesota. They
repaired his vehicle which then failed shortly after the repair. He felt
the failure was related to the work they performed. He argued with them,
wrote letters to the service manager, owner, and finally the newspaper. In
the end he received no satisfaction other than to ensure that he will never
do business with that dealership, and he attempts to dissuade anyone he
knows from dealing with that dealership.

>Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 12:36:42 -0400
>From: "David A. Cooley"
>Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

>Been there, done that... CAC said ask the dealership for the Zone Rep,
>Dealership refused (3 of them) and said call CAC.
>Now where's the problem lie????
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 09:05:37 -0500
From: "Tony Rio - (Chicago)"
Subject: RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

Sonce FoMoCo is a publicly held company, couldn't you file a "Freedom of
Information" writ... or is that only for government entities and public
utilities?


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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 10:13:22 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: RE: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

At 08:36 AM 10/4/1999 -0500, you wrote:

>My father had a similar issue with a dealership in Rural Minnesota. They
>repaired his vehicle which then failed shortly after the repair. He felt
>the failure was related to the work they performed. He argued with them,
>wrote letters to the service manager, owner, and finally the newspaper. In
>the end he received no satisfaction other than to ensure that he will never
>do business with that dealership, and he attempts to dissuade anyone he
>knows from dealing with that dealership.

Spoken with 3 different supervisors... They all claimed to not have access
to that information.
I'm finding out alot about Ford lately... Unlike GM and most foreign
automakers, they do not participate in the Better Business Bureaus AutoLine
arbitration program. According to a spokesman with the BBB, he told me
Ford and Chrysler refuse to join, and also have more complaints against
them than any other auto manufacturer that sells vehicles in the USA.
It seem's Fords customer service/support ends the second your signature is
on the purchase contract for a vehicle. Don't get me wrong, I love fords
products, but without a proper attitude for customer service, they will
lose a LOT of customers in the coming years.
I would rather buy an inferior product with good customer support than a
superior product that the manufacturer basically says "You bought it, deal
with it".
It is because of this that I will not own another ford unless their custome
support attitude changes a *LOT*.
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David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
We are Borg... Prepare to be assimilated!
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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 15:27:37 -0400
From: J Cope
Subject: FTE Small - BII Specs

I'm looking for a few obscure specs about my 88 BII. Here's the stuff I
need...

Individual gear ratios
Final drive ratio
Weight distribution
Compression ratio
ground clearence (stock tires)
RPMs for peak torque and hp

If anyone can tell me what these are or where to look, it would be greatly
appreciated.
Thanks!

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
Removed airbox
K&N
Light bar
Headlight Stone Guards
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://88biixlt.web.com/

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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:16:29 -0700
From: "Hans Luckoff"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities

J.W. I'm taking another trip down to San Diego and the beach tomorrow towing
my TT behind my Ranger. I had a 21/2 inch cat-back with a Flowmaster 50
Series made up for it, I'll let you know if it made a difference. Hans
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Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities


> Thanks, I really needed to hear this. I have a 98 Ranger super cab 3.0
Auto.
> My Ranger is to low in the rear so I added a leaf to it and it seems to be
> just find. I'm looking to buy a trailer or boat and I have a two inch
hitch
> on the rear.
>
> What's your gas mileage? And how far have you traveled pulling that
trailer?
> Do you have a transmission cooler added?
>
> You are just the person I need to talk to. Thanks for the Number one
question
> about towing trailers.
>
> J. W.
>
>
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 18:46:00 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: FTE Small - the low-down on head gaskets

I'm a bit worried about my truck and the possibility of a blown head gasket.
I was told that if the antifreeze level drops and the exhuast churns out
white smoke, I might indeed have a blown head gasket. I was told this when
I brought my bii in because of overheating. Had the thermostat replaced and
it's never ran better, it doesn't touch the middle mark on the temperature
gauge.

I do experience white smoke out of my exhuast (this goes off and on), and
with the white smoke I usually can see condensation in the pipe. I checked
the radiator and the level has gone down a bit since i last filled it. (4
weeks ago).

Are there any prime indicators for a blown head gasket (I know we went over
these before)? Would my bronco ii still run fine otherwise?

Thanks,

Steve Bozzone
Administrative Director - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://rockzone.com
ICQ: 196843 || AIM: RudeSkam69
-- "I see now mankind was not meant to last." [Hatebreed] --



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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 20:46:18 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - the low-down on head gaskets

if the coolant loks like very old coffee with cream you might have a blown
head gasket
If your truck is firing out drops of water out the exhaust, you might have a
blown head gasket

If your truck is running rough due to exhaust going into the intake
chambers, you might have a blown head gasket
If there is oil or water leaking down the side of the block from under the
head, you might have a blown head gasket..
Say didnt some famous " redneck" commedian start out with answers like
these???
I would do a pressure test and a compression test before i let anyone put a
head gasket in the truck.. Ford trucks are notorious for having leaking
radiators, real small pin leaks that are incredibly difficult to detect.. I
would look there first VERY carefully

Regards,
Bob
ROlson1039 aol.com
99 Ranger 2WD
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 22:08:20 EDT
From: Desertroop aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities

Thanks, and what's a Flowmaster 50 and how much does your trailer weight.

Take care and drive safe
J. W.
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 20:53:54 -0700
From: "Hans Luckoff"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities

Flowmaster is a performance muffler, they make a 30, 40 and 50 Series. I
think the Delta flow 50 is best for street use, the other two I guess are
louder but I wanted performance not noise. My trailer weighs 2800 lbs. dry,
when I have it loaded I guess it weighs 3600 lbs. but I,m not sure. Ford
says I can't go over 7500 lbs. ( truck and trailer together ) I think I'm
under this but not by much. Rangers have 21/2 inch exhaust pipes to about a
foot behind the cat-converter then there is a flange and the pipe drops down
to 2 inch, I had them rework the flange and run 21/2 inch pipe all the way
to the tip. Hans
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Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Pickup-towing capacities


> Thanks, and what's a Flowmaster 50 and how much does your trailer weight.
>
> Take care and drive safe
> J. W.
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