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small-list-digest Thursday, December 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 335



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In this issue:

FTE Small - New Shocks
[none]
FTE Small - Re:
FTE Small - Re:
Re: FTE Small - New Shocks
FTE Small - Re:
FTE Small - Ranger misfiring
FTE Small - Re:Re:Re:Re: Stumble

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 03:13:38 PST
From: "David Goodwin" hotmail.com>
Subject: FTE Small - New Shocks

Mike Fisher said:

Buy the Edelbrock IAS shocks. They made an amazing amount of
difference on
my Mountaineer. There is absolutely no comparison between stock
shocks and
these. It rides like a car now, yet has excellent control while
cornering.
No body lean whatsoever.



I have been studying shocks for the past several months. I received the
video from Edelbrock, and I must say, the IAS shocks do seem impressive.

Edelbrock IAS shocks run $320.00 plus tax at my local O'Reilly's. That
seems a bit pricey. I have been running Monroes on my 91 Explorer. They
last almost a year before I take them back and get a free set of
replacements. Maybe $320.00 isn't so bad if I only have to do it once....

How long have you had the Edelbocks on your Explorer? Does $320.00 sound
competitive to you?

I need shocks for my 91 Explorer and my 97 Ranger. Maybe Santa Claus reads
this list...




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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 19:53:54 -0500
From: "rob.red" primeline.com>
Subject: [none]

Hello. I have a 1984 ford ranger. I have a problem with my ranger when the
weather is cold and damp. After traveling a few miles in these conditions,
the ranger starts missing and sometimes stalls especially when going up
hill. I have had the carb rebuilt and this does not help. If anyone can
give me the remedy for this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
Thanks for any tips anyone can give me. The ranger has a 2.8 V6 engine with
a manual 5 speed transmission.

Robert Rogers.

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 17:44:50 -0800
From: "Steve B. Hall" zdnetonebox.com>
Subject: FTE Small - Re:

I had the same thing and changed the plug wires, distrubtor cap and rotor
in side the cup and what a world of difference, seemed when we had this
work done there was a crack in the cap and over time the crack got a
little bigger allowing moisture into the cap and staring the engine to
spit and sputter whenever it rained........hope this works

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- ---- "rob.red" primeline.com> wrote:
> Hello. I have a 1984 ford ranger. I have a problem with my ranger when
> the
> weather is cold and damp. After traveling a few miles in these conditions,
> the ranger starts missing and sometimes stalls especially when going
> up
> hill. I have had the carb rebuilt and this does not help. If anyone
> can
> give me the remedy for this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
> Thanks for any tips anyone can give me. The ranger has a 2.8 V6 engine
> with
> a manual 5 speed transmission.
>
> Robert Rogers.
>
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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 22:00:33 -0500
From: David Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: FTE Small - Re:

At 07:53 PM 12/22/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello. I have a 1984 ford ranger. I have a problem with my ranger when the
>weather is cold and damp. After traveling a few miles in these conditions,
>the ranger starts missing and sometimes stalls especially when going up
>hill. I have had the carb rebuilt and this does not help. If anyone can
>give me the remedy for this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
>Thanks for any tips anyone can give me. The ranger has a 2.8 V6 engine with
>a manual 5 speed transmission.


If it does it mostly (and worse) when cold and damp, it's the throttle
plates icing up.
Can't remember if the carb base/manifold is heated by an exhaust crossover
passage or coolant.

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 21:32:17 -0600
From: "Mike Fisher" gte.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - New Shocks

David,

$320.00 is a decent price, but you can mail order them from several places
for $300 ($74.99 each). I got mine at 4-Wheel Parts Wholesalers in Dallas
for $72.99 each. I paid them $65.00 extra to get them installed, so the
total was ~$350.

I have only had them since mid-September, so I can't talk about their
longevity. I did have to have one replaced (completely under warranty) after
a month because it leaked all the fluid on my garage floor. 8( Infant
mortality. They do have a lifetime replacement warranty, so as long as local
shops continue to carry them, it should only be a matter of getting the
installation done.

Good Luck


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goodwin" hotmail.com>
To: ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 5:13 AM
Subject: FTE Small - New Shocks


>
> Mike Fisher said:
>
> Buy the Edelbrock IAS shocks. They made an amazing amount of
> difference on
> my Mountaineer. There is absolutely no comparison between stock
> shocks and
> these. It rides like a car now, yet has excellent control while
> cornering.
> No body lean whatsoever.
>
>
>
> I have been studying shocks for the past several months. I received the
> video from Edelbrock, and I must say, the IAS shocks do seem impressive.
>
> Edelbrock IAS shocks run $320.00 plus tax at my local O'Reilly's. That
> seems a bit pricey. I have been running Monroes on my 91 Explorer. They
> last almost a year before I take them back and get a free set of
> replacements. Maybe $320.00 isn't so bad if I only have to do it once....
>
> How long have you had the Edelbocks on your Explorer? Does $320.00 sound
> competitive to you?
>
> I need shocks for my 91 Explorer and my 97 Ranger. Maybe Santa Claus
reads
> this list...
>
>
>
>
> ______________________________________________________
> >
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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 23:56:07 -0500
From: "Theodore D. Mills" martnet.com>
Subject: FTE Small - Re:

I have an 85 Ranger with the 2.8 V6 and A4LD Auto.

Check to see if your hot air door is working in the air cleaner.
Mine would start to idle badly, then not idle at all unless you held the
throttle open, then start seriously losing power until it won't run at all.
Then it wouldn't start.
If I let it sit for a little, it would fire right up. Very frustrating!!
One time I thought the choke was stuck, so I pulled the cover off the air
cleaner and looked down into the carb.... the venturis were covered with
frost.

I found the vacuum valve that controls the warm air damper was not working.
On my truck it's part of a 3 valve set that costs about $100. Since I
didn't have the bucks at the time, I just stuffed a rag in the cold air
side of the air cleaner snorkle.... no more trouble.

Just have to remember to take the rag out when it gets warm. Someday I'll
replace the valve....

At 19:53 12/22/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello. I have a 1984 ford ranger. I have a problem with my ranger when the
>weather is cold and damp. After traveling a few miles in these conditions,
>the ranger starts missing and sometimes stalls especially when going up
>hill. I have had the carb rebuilt and this does not help. If anyone can
>give me the remedy for this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
>Thanks for any tips anyone can give me. The ranger has a 2.8 V6 engine with
>a manual 5 speed transmission.
>
>Robert Rogers.
>
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>
>
Ted
84 Mustang GT (in pieces)
85 Ranger 2WD 2.8L
91 F250 4X4X460
94 Taurus LX wagon 3.8L


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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 20:51:50 -0800
From: "Tom Ewing" napanet.net>
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger misfiring

Is it possible that your getting some moisture somewhere in your ignition
system? Have you tried removing your distributor cap and spraying it with
WD40 when this problem makes itself known. When you say...."missing when
going up hill", I would suspect that the miss is there all along, but that
you just don't notice it when rolling along easily on the flats. Moisture in
your ignition system somewhere--maybe even bad plug wires--sounds like one
possibility.
Good Luck
- ----- Original Message -----
From: rob.red primeline.com>
To: ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 4:53 PM


> Hello. I have a 1984 ford ranger. I have a problem with my ranger when the
> weather is cold and damp. After traveling a few miles in these conditions,
> the ranger starts missing and sometimes stalls especially when going up
> hill. I have had the carb rebuilt and this does not help. If anyone can
> give me the remedy for this problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
> Thanks for any tips anyone can give me. The ranger has a 2.8 V6 engine
with
> a manual 5 speed transmission.
>
> Robert Rogers.
>
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>

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 23:09:24 -0600
From: Tim Curran gte.net>
Subject: FTE Small - Re:Re:Re:Re: Stumble

Here's a little development in my situation with this problem, I checked the
pressure coming off the pump on my truck at the injector rail and it reads 40psi
at power up and 35psi at idle, just what the books say it should. I had to take a
business trip about 130 miles south last thursday and I noticed on the way back
that a vibration was starting to come off the drive train when it was under
cruising load (from around 68Mph to 80Mph). Since then it just kept getting worse
so I picked up a gauge ($45 for a fuel pressure gauge verses $134 for the pump at
NAPA) and checked the pressure, when I found the pressure was good I started
pulling spark plugs, it looks as though the injectors have been running things a
little lean as the electrodes on all four plugs had eroded tips from the heat and
had heat glaze..... I'm not sure if I'm dealing with clogged injectors or if I
need to have the computer re-calibrated for the fuel/air mixture.... cleaning the
plugs did get rid of the vibration though, so I'm guessing it was a series of
random cylinder misfires that was causing that.........

Tim

> Dear Travis,
>
> I just put up with the bucking, stumbling problem until the truck left me
> standing on the side of the highway. At that time it quit running entirely. I
> got a new high pressure fuel pump ($210) and the problem went away for good.
> Those symptoms have never come back since. I felt, but was not certain that the....


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