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small-list Digest Tue, 31 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 185

In This Issue:
Re: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question
Re: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question
Re: 302 going into a 1988 Ranger
Ranger exhaust
Re: Ranger exhaust
Re: Ranger exhaust
Heater will not shut off?
Re: Ranger exhaust
Re: Ranger exhaust
Ranger shocks
Re: Ranger exhaust
Re: Ranger exhaust
Re: Heater will not shut off?
Re: Ranger exhaust
BII Rear Axles and Lockers
Re: Ranger exhaust
I am in need of some parts!!!

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 10:24:03 -0800
Subject: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question
From: "Rick L. Anderson" <r.l.anderson juno.com>

Greetings,

Got a ?? for anyone.  I've got a 1992 Ranger w/ 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4X4,
extended cab.  I have had an oil leak problem, with my valve cover
gaskets, for sometime.  I have heard that this is a common problem with
this year of engine.  My brother-in-law has a 92 Explorer and reported he
had the same problem until he went to a Ford dealer and paid about $300
to get this problem fixed.  In addition, I was listening to a national
automotive radio talk "fix it" show (No not Click & Clack) and , if I
heard correctly, this individual stated that the leaking valve cover
gaskets are a common problem.  What I would like to find out is this:

1.  Is this indeed a common problem?
2.  What is "the best" method of sealing these valve covers?

I'm a self-wrencher, but it's been quite a few years since I've tackled
this problem.  My normal fix would be to go to NAPA to get some new
gaskets, slather in some Permatex (Aviation-Type) and replace them.
However I've been hearing that there are better gaskets/products that one
could use that are probably better.

If anyone has replaced their valve cover gaskets and has any "killer"
tips/hints to get these things really sealed up good,  your input will be
appreciated.

Thanks very much in advance.

Rick L. Anderson
1992 Ford Ranger

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:05:08 -0800
From: john yee <johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question

This is a problem on the 2.9 V6 engines. Ford and Fel-pro supposedly make
a thicker gasket. It may be a pain to get the covers off with all the
vacuum hoses and stuff, but I'm sure it's better than $300.

Engine cleaner and Retightening the valve covers, is an alternative,
but not a long term fix. After 139K on the 89 Bronco II, i'm finally going to

look into redoing the gaskets.

Check out the valve cover section here for some ideas.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7030/personal.html

-john

"Rick L. Anderson" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> Got a ?? for anyone.  I've got a 1992 Ranger w/ 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4X4,
> extended cab.  I have had an oil leak problem, with my valve cover
> gaskets, for sometime.  I have heard that this is a common problem with
> this year of engine.  My brother-in-law has a 92 Explorer and reported he
> had the same problem until he went to a Ford dealer and paid about $300
> to get this problem fixed.  In addition, I was listening to a national
> automotive radio talk "fix it" show (No not Click & Clack) and , if I
> heard correctly, this individual stated that the leaking valve cover
> gaskets are a common problem.  What I would like to find out is this:
>
> 1.  Is this indeed a common problem?
> 2.  What is "the best" method of sealing these valve covers?
>
> I'm a self-wrencher, but it's been quite a few years since I've tackled
> this problem.  My normal fix would be to go to NAPA to get some new
> gaskets, slather in some Permatex (Aviation-Type) and replace them.
> However I've been hearing that there are better gaskets/products that one
> could use that are probably better.
>
> If anyone has replaced their valve cover gaskets and has any "killer"
> tips/hints to get these things really sealed up good,  your input will be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks very much in advance.
>
> Rick L. Anderson
> 1992 Ford Ranger
>


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From: "Stephen Bozzone" <editor rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:01:23 -0500

Go with the blue felpro's (rubber) and use no sealant.  do not overtorque.

Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "john yee" <johny netapp.com>
To: <small-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 2:05 PM
Subject: [small-list] Re: 1992 Ranger 4.0L Oil Leak Question


> This is a problem on the 2.9 V6 engines. Ford and Fel-pro supposedly make
> a thicker gasket. It may be a pain to get the covers off with all the
> vacuum hoses and stuff, but I'm sure it's better than $300.
>
> Engine cleaner and Retightening the valve covers, is an alternative,
> but not a long term fix. After 139K on the 89 Bronco II, i'm finally going
to
>
> look into redoing the gaskets.
>
> Check out the valve cover section here for some ideas.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7030/personal.html
>
> -john
>
> "Rick L. Anderson" wrote:
>
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Got a ?? for anyone.  I've got a 1992 Ranger w/ 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4X4,
> > extended cab.  I have had an oil leak problem, with my valve cover
> > gaskets, for sometime.  I have heard that this is a common problem with
> > this year of engine.  My brother-in-law has a 92 Explorer and reported
he
> > had the same problem until he went to a Ford dealer and paid about $300
> > to get this problem fixed.  In addition, I was listening to a national
> > automotive radio talk "fix it" show (No not Click & Clack) and , if I
> > heard correctly, this individual stated that the leaking valve cover
> > gaskets are a common problem.  What I would like to find out is this:
> >
> > 1.  Is this indeed a common problem?
> > 2.  What is "the best" method of sealing these valve covers?
> >
> > I'm a self-wrencher, but it's been quite a few years since I've tackled
> > this problem.  My normal fix would be to go to NAPA to get some new
> > gaskets, slather in some Permatex (Aviation-Type) and replace them.
> > However I've been hearing that there are better gaskets/products that
one
> > could use that are probably better.
> >
> > If anyone has replaced their valve cover gaskets and has any "killer"
> > tips/hints to get these things really sealed up good,  your input will
be
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks very much in advance.
> >
> > Rick L. Anderson
> > 1992 Ford Ranger
> >
>
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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 12:05:39 -0800
From: john yee <johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: 302 going into a 1988 Ranger


These are  my favorite site for this type of info.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://therangerstation.homestead.com/V8Conversions.html
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jamesduff.com


Chris Oostveen wrote:

> I am in process of rebuilding a 302 for my Ranger. I am going to use a c-4
> transmission, B&M mega shifter and other various bits and pieces. I have an
> idea of what needs to be done.
>
> What is the most cost effective way to install this thing? I have a radiator
> that will work. What about mounts and such?


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From: thegman ntelos.net
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:30:07 -0500
Subject: Ranger exhaust

I have a 93 Ranger and put on a free-flow cat, then a Flowmaster/new
pipes back.
Sounds like a Mustang 5.0 GT (nice, and not too loud).

Paul Gayda



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From: william.hickey bankofamerica.com
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:47:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust



Hi,
What engine do you have and do you have dual pipes out of the flowmaster ?
Bill





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I have a 93 Ranger and put on a free-flow cat, then a Flowmaster/new
pipes back.
Sounds like a Mustang 5.0 GT (nice, and not too loud).

Paul Gayda


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From: "Jack" <ucmeflyby email.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:34:45 -0600

What flow did you put on?  Dual or single? (not you, the pipes)


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From: "Jack" <ucmeflyby email.com>
Subject: Heater will not shut off?
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:53:42 -0600


I've a '97 reg cab 3.0 and the AC (134a) cools REAL well.  It get's darn cold.  My question/problem is that the temp. adjustment knob seems to serve no purpose.  In Max AC it's full blown cold, no matter what.  If I adjust the temp nothing changes.  Also, for any other position on the control switch, ie. vent, defrost... all they do is blow HOT air, again regardless of the temp control position.  What's the deal?


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From: "Midnight" <midnite sgi.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:52:48 -0500

I did the same with mine, but I ran duels from the Flowmaster back.  I also
did it in stainless, that way I never have to deal with it again.


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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:16:48 -0500
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust

At 09:52 PM 10/31/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I did the same with mine, but I ran duels from the Flowmaster back.  I also
>did it in stainless, that way I never have to deal with it again.


the flowmaster will rust out though... they have a nasty habit of that...



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From: "Craig Rabin" <crabin hotmail.com>
Subject: Ranger shocks
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:27:25 -0500

> Subject: Question about Shocks for a 2000 Ranger
>
> Has anyone replaced the shocks on their Range yet?  If you have, which
shocks did you put on and did it make the ride stiffer and solid??
>

I have a 98 Extended cab 2wd. I replaced the rear shocks at 18,000 miles
with Bilsteen shocks. The go for about $65 each, but it made the truck feel
totally different. Gone is the floaty feeling, the wheel hop, and the harsh
ride. The truck rides smoother, having better control over the bumps. The
rear used to bounce to the right going over rough pavement, and in snow the
wheel hop could get so bad, it would feel like the axle would rip off the
truck. Now, the ride over rough pavment is good  (for a truck) when empty,
and smooth with my winter weights (360 lbs sand). Wheel hop is 90% gone.
When loaded heavy, going over a dip in the road still causes the rear to
move a lot, but its under control. The truck no longer wants to kick the
rear out when going around a corner with rough pavment. The truck feels like
it is more firmly planted to the road. This drastic improvement was due to
replacing just the rear shocks.

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From: "Midnight" <midnite sgi.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:40:16 -0500

Maybe, but my truck rarely ever sees rain.  Turned into a show truck a few
years ago.  Getting this exhaust on was one of the  last few steps I needed
before I really get into major work.  Plus, now I can get the entire exhaust
polished to a chrome finish.


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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:50:07 -0500
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust

At 10:40 PM 10/31/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Maybe, but my truck rarely ever sees rain.  Turned into a show truck a few
>years ago.  Getting this exhaust on was one of the  last few steps I needed
>before I really get into major work.  Plus, now I can get the entire exhaust
>polished to a chrome finish.


It's not the water on the outside you need to worry about.
it's the condensation on the inside of the muffler that eats it
up.  Especially a show vehicle, low mileage, most trips don't get the
exhaust hot enough to vaporize all the moisture that collects when the
engine is running in it... The design of the flowmasters actually helps the
mufflers hold water in them...
Walker sells the UltraFlow line of mufflers that are shaped like a turbo
muffler (oval case) but a straight thru design, in polished stainless for
about 80-90 bucks each.  They have several single in/dual out
configurations that would complete your exhaust system and make it all
stainless.
They also have less of a drone than the flowmasters.



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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Heater will not shut off?
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 23:46:23 -0500

There is a control valve in the heater line that turn off the hot water
going to the heater core when the a/c is set to max.  You can disable this
by plugging the vacuum line that goes to this valve.

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Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 5:54 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Heater will not shut off?



I've a '97 reg cab 3.0 and the AC (134a) cools REAL well.  It get's darn
cold.  My question/problem is that the temp. adjustment knob seems to serve
no purpose.  In Max AC it's full blown cold, no matter what.  If I adjust
the temp nothing changes.  Also, for any other position on the control
switch, ie. vent, defrost... all they do is blow HOT air, again regardless
of the temp control position.  What's the deal?

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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 23:53:15 -0500

How are the DynoMax Ultra-Flo SS Systems?

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Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 10:50 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: Ranger exhaust


At 10:40 PM 10/31/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Maybe, but my truck rarely ever sees rain.  Turned into a show truck a few
>years ago.  Getting this exhaust on was one of the  last few steps I needed
>before I really get into major work.  Plus, now I can get the entire
exhaust
>polished to a chrome finish.


It's not the water on the outside you need to worry about.
it's the condensation on the inside of the muffler that eats it
up.  Especially a show vehicle, low mileage, most trips don't get the
exhaust hot enough to vaporize all the moisture that collects when the
engine is running in it... The design of the flowmasters actually helps the
mufflers hold water in them...
Walker sells the UltraFlow line of mufflers that are shaped like a turbo
muffler (oval case) but a straight thru design, in polished stainless for
about 80-90 bucks each.  They have several single in/dual out
configurations that would complete your exhaust system and make it all
stainless.
They also have less of a drone than the flowmasters.


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Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 03:57:16 -0500
From: J Cope <88biixlt fncool.com>
Subject: BII Rear Axles and Lockers

I've got an '88 BII with 4WD.  I've had major problems offroad due to the
annoying lack of any kind of locker or limited slip diff.  I was wondering
how hard/expensive it would be to install either of these.  Did any of the
BIIs or Rangers of similar years actually come with limited slips in the
back?  If so, could I find one in a junkyard and bolt it on?
Any help/info is always appreciated.
Thanks!

JC
'88 BII XLT
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
K&N
Light bar
Headlight Stone Guards
30x9.5 BFG A/T TA KOs
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.nbci.com/88BIIXLT/Main/main.html


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Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 07:26:05 -0500
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger exhaust

At 11:53 PM 10/31/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>How are the DynoMax Ultra-Flo SS Systems?


I've never used their complete systems, but several people I know
have.  They said the fit was great, and the improvements in sound and
performance were pretty good as well.  I've used just the mufflers and had
my systems made myself...  Pretty good performance boost and a great sound!



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From: "Chris Oostveen" <coost i2k.com>
Subject: I am in need of some parts!!!
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:05:08 -0500

I dropped my block off for machine work this morning and I went through the
garage looking for bits and pieces to complete the motor and came up with a
short list.

I need the following for a 302.

Dual sump fox body pan and pick-up. Do they have the dipstick in the pan? If
so I need that too.

A good usable Duraspark distributor, or used performance one.

Flex plate for C-4 tranny, 50oz balance. ....


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