From: owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com (small-list-digest)
To: small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Subject: small-list-digest V3 #262
Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Sender: owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Errors-To: owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Precedence: bulk


small-list-digest Saturday, October 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 262



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer, Bronco 2 and Aerostar
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
majordomo ford-trucks.com
with the words "unsubscribe small-list-digest" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
FTE Small - East Coast Off Roading
Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
FTE Small - Gas Filter
Re: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change
Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
RE: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
Re: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
FTE Small - radiator flushing
RE: FTE Small - XFer Case?
Re: FTE Small - radiator flushing
RE: FTE Small - XFer Case?
Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter
FTE Small - RE: Manual transmission lube change
Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 05:29:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?

If you are worried about the T fitting, buy a 6 inch piece of heater hose to attach to one side of
the fitting. Remove the hose from the heater core. Attach the piece of hoes to the core and the
removed hose to the T. When the flush is complte, remove the T and piece of hose. Replace the
heater hos on the heater core.

=====
~ .--~~,__
:-....,-------`~~'._.'
`-,,, ,_ ;'~U'
_,-' ,'`-__; '--.
(_/'~~ ''''(;
__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 08:36:31 -0400
From: Chris Hunt
Subject: FTE Small - East Coast Off Roading

Other than some Nat'l Forest with level 1-2 wheeling the ultimate in
mid-atlantic coast offroading is at Paragon Adventure Park in Hazelton PA.
It is a for-profit venture but I'm unable to find the contact info. Twice
a year the Big Dogs hold a event near Winchester VA. The next is June 9th,
2000
Chris
97 Explore, 94 Ranger, 79 CJ7
Washington DC Off-Camber Crawlers
Baltimore 4 Wheelers
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 14:59:27 +0200
From: Bolte Brent
Subject: Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?

And remember, don't dump the used antifreeze down a
storm drain or flush it down the toilet since it is TOXIC.
Our streams, rivers, and other water supplies are
contaminated enough the way it is. Properly dispose
of the used antifreeze by taking it to a recycler or a
company that specializes in properly disposing of this
type of material.

Thanks, Brent Bolte

On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, ROlson1039 aol.com

> #1 drain coolant
> #2 refill with water and the flush stuff you buy in
> the store
> #3 run motor as directed by the flush directions
> #4 hook up a hose to the filler in the radiator and
> open the drainplug on radiator and flush as directed
> on can of flush stuff

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:32:31 -0500
From: "QUARLES, ROB (FLORIDA)"
Subject: FTE Small - Gas Filter

OK, I give. How the heck do you remove the fuel filter from the line? I
(vaguely) remember changing one on my '96 ranger, but the retaining clips on
my '98 Explorer are metal, not plastic.
Do you have to push the tangs of the clips into the fitting to release it,
or what?
Clueless in Clearwater.
PS, I just changed the front pads, and NAPA had them in stock for $47 w/
lifetime warranty, dealer(s) didn't have them in stock, $99, no warranty.

Rob Quarles
Sales Technician
Halkey-Roberts Corporation
11600 9th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
727-577-1300 X227
727-578-0450 FAX
mailto:rquarles halkey-roberts.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.halkey-roberts.com


== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:34:17 -0400
From: "william.hickey"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change

I had a 93 with the Mazda 5 speed and developed a whine at about 50K ....
changed the fluid and it went away ... so I would do it at LEAST every
50K.................... Bill




owner-small-list on 10/07/99 08:32:09 PM
Please respond to small-list
To: small-list
cc:
Subject: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change


I have a '99 Ranger SC 4.0 4x4 with the 5 speed stick. How often should I
change the transmission lube? Any recommended brand? The dealer says 90W at
60K miles, I'd like to be more conservative. The truck has 26K on it.

Thanks,

Chris


>
>
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:37:02 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?

At 02:59 PM 10/8/1999 +0200, you wrote:
>And remember, don't dump the used antifreeze down a
>storm drain or flush it down the toilet since it is TOXIC.
>Our streams, rivers, and other water supplies are
>contaminated enough the way it is. Properly dispose
>of the used antifreeze by taking it to a recycler or a
>company that specializes in properly disposing of this
>type of material.

I'm still trying to figure out what to do with 3 gallons of the stuff...
Been to EVERY garage in a 10 mile radius, every auto parts store, and they
all recycle oil, but say they only handle the antifreeze if *THEY* do the
flush/fill.

Although the neighbors Rottweillers that keep jumping the fence may get a
steak marinated in it!!!
Quieter than my .44 magnum!
===========================================================
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!
===========================================================

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:45:23 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

FYI

Hmm...$99 seems alot. I paid $55 (no warranty) for Ford pads for my '96
Explorer from the dealer. The first set lasted ~50K miles, so I didn't care
about the warranty.

Good luck
Ken

- ----- Original Message -----
From: QUARLES, ROB (FLORIDA)
To:
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 09:32
Subject: FTE Small - Gas Filter


> OK, I give. How the heck do you remove the fuel filter from the line? I
> (vaguely) remember changing one on my '96 ranger, but the retaining clips
on
> my '98 Explorer are metal, not plastic.
> Do you have to push the tangs of the clips into the fitting to release it,
> or what?
> Clueless in Clearwater.
> PS, I just changed the front pads, and NAPA had them in stock for $47 w/
> lifetime warranty, dealer(s) didn't have them in stock, $99, no warranty.
>
> Rob Quarles
> Sales Technician
> Halkey-Roberts Corporation
> 11600 9th St. N.
> St. Petersburg, FL 33716
> 727-577-1300 X227
> 727-578-0450 FAX
> mailto:rquarles halkey-roberts.com
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.halkey-roberts.com
>
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:56:14 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

At 08:32 AM 10/8/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>OK, I give. How the heck do you remove the fuel filter from the line? I
>(vaguely) remember changing one on my '96 ranger, but the retaining clips on
>my '98 Explorer are metal, not plastic.
>Do you have to push the tangs of the clips into the fitting to release it,
>or what?

You need the removal tool for the fittings... The steel clips pop off, the
tool snaps over the fuel filter inlet/outlet line (at the filter) and you
slide it into the fitting until it bottoms. While holding it in, push the
line to the filter then pull the line off.
To re-assemble, just snap the line on and snap the retainer back on.

Make sure you release the fuel pressure completely before attempting this!!!



>Clueless in Clearwater.
>PS, I just changed the front pads, and NAPA had them in stock for $47 w/
>lifetime warranty, dealer(s) didn't have them in stock, $99, no warranty.

Was that for the AE pads from NAPA or the standard?

===========================================================
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!
===========================================================

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 07:00:57 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?

Periodically, in San Diego, there will be automotive recycling events set up
on a Saturday. They will usually announce the event on the radio prior to
it. They allow you to bring used oil, filters, coolant, paint, etc. Keep
your eyes and ears open - maybe your town or a nearby area will have one...
Or, maybe you could check with your city to see if they have some kind of
schedule??? Good luck!

> ----------
> From: David Cooley[SMTP:n5xmt bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 6:37 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?
>
> At 02:59 PM 10/8/1999 +0200, you wrote:
> >And remember, don't dump the used antifreeze down a
> >storm drain or flush it down the toilet since it is TOXIC.
> >Our streams, rivers, and other water supplies are
> >contaminated enough the way it is. Properly dispose
> >of the used antifreeze by taking it to a recycler or a
> >company that specializes in properly disposing of this
> >type of material.
>
> I'm still trying to figure out what to do with 3 gallons of the stuff...
> Been to EVERY garage in a 10 mile radius, every auto parts store, and they
>
> all recycle oil, but say they only handle the antifreeze if *THEY* do the
> flush/fill.
>
> Although the neighbors Rottweillers that keep jumping the fence may get a
> steak marinated in it!!!
> Quieter than my .44 magnum!
> ===========================================================
> 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!
> ===========================================================
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:36:41 -0400
From: "Billy Moore"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change

I suspect what you had was low fluid level. Changing it fixed that. I had
a 92 that burned up the transmission when one of the seals let all the fluid
out. The last two manual transmission vehicles I had specified a change
interval of... never. The transmission doesn't get to any appreciable
temperature. It's not subject to contaminants like blowsy from the
cylinders, so I can see why sometimes it's not necessary to change it, ever.
For offroading, however, I can see a need to change it periodically,
otherwise I would go with the manufacturer's recommendations. I would also
change it on a used vehicle. There's no way to know what the original owner
had in there.

Billy

- -----Original Message-----
From: william.hickey
To: small-list
Date: Friday, October 08, 1999 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change


I had a 93 with the Mazda 5 speed and developed a whine at about 50K ....
changed the fluid and it went away ... so I would do it at LEAST every
50K.................... Bill




owner-small-list on 10/07/99 08:32:09 PM
Please respond to small-list
To: small-list
cc:
Subject: FTE Small - Manual transmission lube change


I have a '99 Ranger SC 4.0 4x4 with the 5 speed stick. How often should I
change the transmission lube? Any recommended brand? The dealer says 90W at
60K miles, I'd like to be more conservative. The truck has 26K on it.

Thanks,

Chris


>
>
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 12:25:19 -0400
From: "Rob Hatfield"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

Which brings me to my question. How do you relieve the fuel pressure.
I have a 97 Ranger 4.0 4x4, and everytime I change the fuel filter I get
a ton of gas all over everything. The paint came right off the frame rail
where it was mounted and everything. Now I am going to have to
repaint the frame rail there.

Rob


- ----- Original Message -----
From: David Cooley
To:
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter


> At 08:32 AM 10/8/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> >OK, I give. How the heck do you remove the fuel filter from the line? I
> >(vaguely) remember changing one on my '96 ranger, but the retaining clips
on
> >my '98 Explorer are metal, not plastic.
> >Do you have to push the tangs of the clips into the fitting to release
it,
> >or what?
>
> You need the removal tool for the fittings... The steel clips pop off, the
> tool snaps over the fuel filter inlet/outlet line (at the filter) and you
> slide it into the fitting until it bottoms. While holding it in, push the
> line to the filter then pull the line off.
> To re-assemble, just snap the line on and snap the retainer back on.
>
> Make sure you release the fuel pressure completely before attempting
this!!!
>
>
>
> >Clueless in Clearwater.
> >PS, I just changed the front pads, and NAPA had them in stock for $47 w/
> >lifetime warranty, dealer(s) didn't have them in stock, $99, no warranty.
>
> Was that for the AE pads from NAPA or the standard?
>
> ===========================================================
> 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!
> ===========================================================
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
>

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 13:07:10 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

At 12:25 PM 10/8/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>Which brings me to my question. How do you relieve the fuel pressure.
>I have a 97 Ranger 4.0 4x4, and everytime I change the fuel filter I get
>a ton of gas all over everything. The paint came right off the frame rail
>where it was mounted and everything. Now I am going to have to
>repaint the frame rail there.

While it's running bang your inertia switch... engine will stumble and die
after a few seconds, then crank it for about 15 seconds more to make sure
the pressure is totally relieved. The other option is relieve it at the
pressure port on the fuel rail... Looks like a tire air valve.
===========================================================
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!
===========================================================

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 14:38:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Victor L Moran
Subject: FTE Small - radiator flushing

Jean and Dan,

Thanks for your help.
I have seen the kit that you guys mentioned. When I looked at it
I worried a little bit about cutting the hose and using a plastic fitting
on a hose that is under pressure (correct me if I am wrong)
I'd stil like to try the kit. (Just not going to keep the fitting
in place) This brings me to the next questions..

1. How much total fluid (anti-freeze and water in 1:1 mix) does
a radiator hold (I have a 3 liter v-6 in my aerostar), so I know
how much to buy.
2. Is there an easy way to find the heater hose and is it easy
to remove (since I'd like to cut the current hose and put a new
one on when I am done? (The old one would be for flushing only)
3. When you say 'back flushes' are you saying that the water
will suck (siphone?) all of the old coolant out of the engine?
Is it safe to run the engine for the few minutes that it takes
with out coolant. (Or will the clean water actually be replacing (or
pushing) the coolant out of the engine?)
4. Are heater hoses expensive? I can answer that one on my own,
but if you happen to know that they are steep, let me know. (It
might make more sense just to pay the 50 dollars to have it
professionally done)
5. I had to put radiator sealer into the radiator when I first
bought the car. Will flushing the system mean that I have to redo
the sealer or is that stuff supposed to be permanent?

Thanks to everyone
Victor.




== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:39:33 -0500
From: Mike Harms
Subject: RE: FTE Small - XFer Case?

Stop having your friend look at it and find a driveline shop in down and see
what they say. Slip yokes are typically exposed to the atmosphere and do
not have boots on them. Something that has a boot typically is lubricated on
the outside so that may be a type of Constant Velocity joint (CV joint) on
the end of your shaft.

What type of play do you have? Front back or rotational?

Driveline play can be caused by a few things:

A driveshaft is made up of a Tube and two ends. These ends can have CV
Joints, Yokes, StubShafts, or Slip Yokes attached. With Yokes, what wears
out is the U-joint itself, or the holes that the u-joint are pressed into.
With CV-Joints, what wears out is the mechanism inside, and they typically
fail catastrophically where a piece actually breaks off inside the assembly.
StubShafts wear out when the splines on the shaft wear enough to allow the
shaft to rock back and forth inside the receiver splines. Slip yokes can
wear in the same place that yokes do, but also can wear in the splines that
allow it to slip up and down. The slip yoke is actually made up of a yoke,
a receiver with splines, and a stubshaft on the tube.

Don't know if that helps.


>Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:03:38 -0400
>From: J Cope
>Subject: FTE Small - XFer Case?

>About a week ago I asked about replacing the font driveshaft on my '88 BII.
>Upon further examination, the driveshaft is actually fine. The play in it
>is comming from a rubber boot comming out of the transfer case. A J#*P
>friend of mine told me this was the slip yoke, but he's also the one who
>originally told me it was the driveshaft. What's under that rubber boot,
...
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 14:52:46 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - radiator flushing

At 02:38 PM 10/8/1999 -0400, you wrote:
> 5. I had to put radiator sealer into the radiator when I first
> bought the car. Will flushing the system mean that I have to redo
> the sealer or is that stuff supposed to be permanent?

Flushing may cause the leak to start up again, but having to use the sealer
is asking for trouble if you don't get the problem fixed... The sealer is
a weak spot that can blow.
Best bet is have the radiator re-cored if necessary
===========================================================
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!
===========================================================

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 16:04:03 -0400
From: J Cope
Subject: RE: FTE Small - XFer Case?

I'm heading back to my hometown this weekend (I'm at school right now), and
I'm going to have my mechanic look at it.
If I grab the driveshaft and pull laterally, nothing happens. But there is
a lot of side to side and up and down motion.
I'm not sure whats under the boot, but since there is a U joint right in
front of it, and considering this is the front driveshaft, I'm still
sitcking to the slip yoke idea. I've never seen a slip yoke exposed.
In either case, I'll let you all know what my mechanic came up with and what
it's gonna cost, just for reference.

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s (soon to be 30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs)
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/

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-small-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-small-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Mike Harms
Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 2:40 PM
To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE Small - XFer Case?


Stop having your friend look at it and find a driveline shop in down and see
what they say. Slip yokes are typically exposed to the atmosphere and do
not have boots on them. Something that has a boot typically is lubricated on
the outside so that may be a type of Constant Velocity joint (CV joint) on
the end of your shaft.

What type of play do you have? Front back or rotational?

Driveline play can be caused by a few things:

A driveshaft is made up of a Tube and two ends. These ends can have CV
Joints, Yokes, StubShafts, or Slip Yokes attached. With Yokes, what wears
out is the U-joint itself, or the holes that the u-joint are pressed into.
With CV-Joints, what wears out is the mechanism inside, and they typically
fail catastrophically where a piece actually breaks off inside the assembly.
StubShafts wear out when the splines on the shaft wear enough to allow the
shaft to rock back and forth inside the receiver splines. Slip yokes can
wear in the same place that yokes do, but also can wear in the splines that
allow it to slip up and down. The slip yoke is actually made up of a yoke,
a receiver with splines, and a stubshaft on the tube.

Don't know if that helps.


>Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:03:38 -0400
>From: J Cope
>Subject: FTE Small - XFer Case?

>About a week ago I asked about replacing the font driveshaft on my '88 BII.
>Upon further examination, the driveshaft is actually fine. The play in it
>is comming from a rubber boot comming out of the transfer case. A J#*P
>friend of mine told me this was the slip yoke, but he's also the one who
>originally told me it was the driveshaft. What's under that rubber boot,
..
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 18:00:01 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - How to do a radiator flush?

i dont know if you have a Saftey Clean franchise near you but they definately
take the used stuff.. and so do some of the chain auto parts stores, at least
in NYC they do.
also look in the phone pook for oil recycling and ask them where to dump it
Bob
ROlson1039 aol.com
99 ranger 2WD
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 18:01:56 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

theres a button ontop of the motor that relieves the pressure.. look in the
chiltons or haynes manual for its exact locale depending on your motor
Bob
Rolson1039 aol.com
99 ranger 2WD
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 19:59:31 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

At 06:01 PM 10/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
>theres a button ontop of the motor that relieves the pressure.. look in the
>chiltons or haynes manual for its exact locale depending on your motor


It's not a button... It's a valve like a tire pressure valve... Lets the
gas spray all over (not good on top of a motor, especially if it's hot!)

===========================================================
David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
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?!
===========================================================
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 19:30:28 -0700
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: FTE Small - RE: Manual transmission lube change

I have a '98 SC 4L 4x4 & I do mine once a year, about every 15k miles
(I'm about due for my second transmission oil change). It's easy. Use
the recommended weight & type from the manual. Be forewarned, the
manual will tell you to use ATF fluid which is the kind you should use.
I went with a high quality synthetic.

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 21:12:04 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Gas Filter

I changed mine today, this morning. It took me approximately 30 minutes to do
it all, including cleanup. I just let the truck sit over night then pulled the
clips, yanked the line and out it came. There was a fair amount of gas in there
too, but now the truck has a noticeable more stable idle and much better
Ooommmppphhh/grunt when I slam the accelerator.

1988 2.9, 165K miles.

Adam

David Cooley wrote:

> At 12:25 PM 10/8/1999 -0400, you wrote:
> >Which brings me to my question. How do you relieve the fuel pressure.
> >I have a 97 Ranger 4.0 4x4, and everytime I change the fuel filter I get
> >a ton of gas all over everything. The paint came right off the frame rail
> >where it was mounted and everything. Now I am going to have to....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.