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small-list Digest Fri, 06 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 165

In This Issue:
Re: Engine ping / flowmasters
Re: Radio removal
Synthetic oils and change intervals
Re: Engine ping / flowmasters
D28 and D35 rotors?
Re: obdII scanner

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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 11:06:39 -0400
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Engine ping / flowmasters

At 04:17 PM 10/05/2000, you wrote:
>Could it also have to do with the fact that I have a K&N cone open air
>filter?  Is it getting to much air?  What is the MAF? Mass Air ....??
>Anyway how do you go about cleaning it?

Buy some "air intake and throttle body cleaner" from the auto parts store
and spray it thru the small hole in the MAF sensor... it will disolve all
the crud off the wire...  Most likely the crud is burnt on oil mist from
the K&N...  I had the same problem every 2000-3000 miles until I went back
to a paper filter.

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Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 08:22:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Ciocco <bciocco yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Radio removal

I don't know that the '89 uses the tool(DIN style). My '87 has four screws that hold the radio to
the dash. If I remember correctly, there is a bracket on the back of the radio that slides tinto a
corosponding bracket in the dash. It should pull out once the four phillips head screws are
removed from the front plates that are on the sides of the radio.

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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 10:56:49 -0500
From: Neal Armstrong <neal-tmi ccsi.com>
Subject: Synthetic oils and change intervals

Just to add my $.02, I drive a '99 C***y pickup as a
company truck. GM has a built-in oil change reminder
that (according to the Owner's manual) counts the RPMs
and considers engine temperatures to calculate the
ideal oil change interval. When it gets to a certain
point, a flashing light on the dash reminds you to
change oil. Have to admit that seems more logical than
an arbitrary milage figure. Obviously the engine will
run hotter under heavy load and in stop & go driving
than highway driving, so would dictate a shorter
change interval.

A different twist is the BMW method, which actually
has an oil sampling device that analyzes certain
properties of the oil and advises you when to change.
I read somewhere that, using synthetic oil, the BMW
analyzer rarely, if ever, finds the oil needing
changing before 10K miles, and is usually more like
12K or more.

No opinions or recommendations, just thought y'all
would be interested.
--
Neal

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From: "Joe" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Engine ping / flowmasters
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 18:48:48 -0400

Sorry Mass airflow sensor


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Flynn Einhorn wrote:

> Could it also have to do with the fact that I have a K&N cone open air
> filter?  Is it getting to much air?  What is the MAF? Mass Air ....??
> Anyway how do you go about cleaning it?

   Check out the following site; http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.glue.umd.edu/~singletn/exp.html

Look under the heading of Engine Pinging for a few solutions to the problem.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:06:56 +0100
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: D28 and D35 rotors?

Does anyone know if the rotors for the D28 and the D35 are identical?

I would like to order some stainless steel, vented and slotted rotors
for my 1988 Bronco 2, but if I order them for the D28, and upgrade to a
D35 I would be out the $300 for the rotors when I upgraded. Since I am
seriously thinking of this, I need to know more about this before I get
that involved financially with this project.

With an 8.8 from a ranger, and those rotors, carbon mettalic pads, steel
brake lines, synthetic fluid, carbon mettalic shoes, good drums, DON' T
TAILGATE me!! It'll be dangerous to your health.

Adam


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From: "Raymond C. Gray" <rgray telcordia.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 15:27:55 -0400
Subject: Re: obdII scanner



>From: "Harold Bucks" <harold.bucks 1usa.com>
>Subject: obdII scanner
>Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 04:03:28 -0400

>A few months ago someone refered to a source that sold a scanner that
>interfaced with a PC or laptop.  I've misplaced that information ( new
>computer ) and am interested in purchasing one.  Can anyone help?  Thanks

Here's the web site:    http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.obd-2.com/

Ray



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