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small-list-digest Saturday, January 22 2000 Volume 04 : Number 020



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In this issue:

FTE Small - 94 Ranger Transmission-fly wheel
Re: FTE Small - 2.3 Pinging
Re: FTE Small - 94 Ranger Transmission-fly wheel
Re: FTE Small - Transmission Morning Sickness
Re: FTE Small - 2.3 Pinging
FTE Small - OT - How the Navy Killed my 17 year old brother!
Re: FTE Small - OT - How the Navy Killed my 17 year old brother!

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 16:56:58 EST
From: QUICKER2SPEED aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - 94 Ranger Transmission-fly wheel

I have a 94 Ranger XL 4x4. It has an automatic transmission. It is on its
second rebuilt transmission. I am in the process of replacing the fly wheel,
again, for the third time. It seems to crack every once and a while. My
question is am my driving it to hard? Or did I just get a truck with a
sh-tty transmission with a fly wheel that just can't handle its job. I don't
pull anything with it. Can anyone share some insight.

Thank you, (in advance)

Chris
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:14:34 -0600
From: Mike Harms bechamp.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2.3 Pinging

>Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 18:20:20 CST
>From: "James Steele" hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2.3 Pinging

>Hoss, I don't mean to rain on your parade, but carbon builds up in engines.

>Period. Running 93 octane, 87 octane, or 100 octane, will have little or
no
>effect on the degree of buildup. Some fuels have more or less of some
>additives which may help reduce the buildup, but in fact, "our federal
>government" has recently taken action to stop the claims of some gasoline
>companies that their higher octane gasolines were better at reducing


There are some differences in high octane fuel that can lead to deposits in
some engines. The following link is from a car care story in the newspaper
that addressed octane.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=75807006
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:02:16 CST
From: "James Steele" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 94 Ranger Transmission-fly wheel

Chris,
Are you doing your transmission repairs yourself? If so, did you torque
the flywheel/flexplate bolts to the correct specification? Possibly the
bolts were tightened too much?


>From: QUICKER2SPEED aol.com
>Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>To: Small-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE Small - 94 Ranger Transmission-fly wheel
>Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 16:56:58 EST
>
>I have a 94 Ranger XL 4x4. It has an automatic transmission. It is on its
>second rebuilt transmission. I am in the process of replacing the fly
>wheel,
>again, for the third time. It seems to crack every once and a while. My
>question is am my driving it to hard? Or did I just get a truck with a
>sh-tty transmission with a fly wheel that just can't handle its job. I
>don't
>pull anything with it. Can anyone share some insight.
>
>Thank you, (in advance)
>
>Chris
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 17:09:53 -0800
From: "Steve B. Hall" zdnetonebox.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Transmission Morning Sickness

If you no fluid under your transmission, check to see if you have any
residue in the radiator. At work we have a 93 aerostar automatic doing
the same thing. It could be very well possible that you could have a
crack in side of the radiator where the transmission line fluid is cooled
you will know when you drain the radiator or look down the cap and will
be brown or some other nasty looking mixture. but if you completely drain
your radiator you will see the tranny fluid on top of the coolant in
the waist pan. If this is the case 135$ for a radiator plus you will
need to change the transmission filter to be on the safe side and pan
gasket plus about 10 - 12 quarts of transmission fluid!!! thats if you
do it your self. Hopefully this is what is wrong so good luck if not
sounds like a tranny going to the shop.. We tried that to and they told
us it was low on fluid only to have them fill it up and 1 -2 weeks later
we get the transmission sickness....good luck!!!!!!!

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(202) 777-2645 ext. 1363 - voicemail/fax



- ---- Bolte Brent kone.com> wrote:
>
> Here's one hopefully somebody will have an answer to.
> A friend of mine has a 1990 Extended Cab Ford Ranger
> with a 2.9L V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission. In
> the morning when he first starts it up he can shift it in to
> reverse and back up, but then when he shifts it into drive
> to take off, it acts like its in neutral. The engine will rev
> freely for 5-10 seconds and then it will drop in to gear and
> it will run fine for the rest of the day ( even after sitting for
> hours in our work parking lot ). This appears to be worse
> on cold mornings and it seems the colder it is, the longer
> it takes to drop into gear after shifting into drive from
> reverse. During the summer months it almost never does
> this, but now that it is cold out, it does it all the time. The
> other strange thing is that if he lets the truck keep rolling
> backwards slowly while he shifts from reverse to drive
> ( instead of coming to a complete stop before shifting ), it
> will usually drop into gear almost immediately. Anybody
> have any ideas on this one??
>
> Thanks, Brent Bolte
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 22:04:33 CST
From: "James Steele" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 2.3 Pinging

Mike:
The author of the article sounds like a reporter who is in WAY over his
head. (long molecule hydrocarbons in premium?)

Check out these websites for a general discussion of octane requirements,
additives and deposits:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.repairfaq.org/filipg/AUTO/F_Gasoline7.html#Gasoline_001

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.repairfaq.org/filipg/AUTO/F_Gasoline8.html
(paragraph 9.1)

For a perhaps biased (from the commercial viewpoint) experiment into
engine deposits and their elimination, see:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.bgprod.com/proof.html

If you really have a lot of spare time, here's a transcript of a meeting
of the California Air Resources Board (the infamous CARB) relating to the
development of additives and their experience with them since the late
1980's-early 1990s:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/mt/mt092498.txt


>There are some differences in high octane fuel that can lead to deposits in
>some engines. The following link is from a car care story in the newspaper
>that addressed octane.
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=75807006
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 02:56:50 -0500
From: "Matthew Powell" mpna.com>
Subject: FTE Small - OT - How the Navy Killed my 17 year old brother!

Ok, sorry for the ot, but this is my brother, i could not retype the email
that my dad sent, so i am just copying it:


How the Navy Killed my 17 year old son!

so friday morning, i send my 17 year old son, off with the navy recruiter,
to take him to indianapolis, for processing into the navy...
so, they drop him off at a hotel at about 5pm, UNSUPERVISED,,,, remember,
he's only 17, a minor,,,
and he goes swimming, and drowns....

so, i go througjh a bunch of phone calls,,,
and get ahold of the Casualty Assistance Officer in Connecticut,

and they tell me SORRY.
Sorry? That'S IT!!!!
they are not even going to send out a Chaplain to help me cry
this is just not right.
what do i do?
this is just not right.


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thank you

Matt Powell
matt mpna.com

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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:06:42 -0500
From: George Kowal earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: FTE Small - OT - How the Navy Killed my 17 year old brother!

Matthew Powell wrote:

> Ok, sorry for the ot, but this is my brother, i could not retype the email
> that my dad sent, so i am just copying it:
>
> How the Navy Killed my 17 year old son!
>
> so friday morning, i send my 17 year old son, off with the navy recruiter,
> to take him to indianapolis, for processing into the navy...
> so, they drop him off at a hotel at about 5pm, UNSUPERVISED,,,, remember,
> he's only 17, a minor,,,
> and he goes swimming, and drowns....
>
> Matt Powell
> matt mpna.com

Wow, that's a great tragedy, I'm speechless for words as today my oldest son
went off to the Navy too. He went off to a hotel in NYC for processing. I was
just thinking of him when I checked your E-mail.
Events like this tend to make us look elsewhere for answers, to look for who's
in charge of this "fishbowl" we all live in.
I'm sorry to say I don't have any more real answers than any of the rest of us
goldfish in this bowl called Earth.....


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