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small-list Digest Sun, 05 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 189

In This Issue:
I'm so lucky with...
Bronco II rear end
Bronco II rear end
Re: I'm so lucky with...
ADMIN: Your truck on the official Ford web site!
Oil choices and bottle sizes

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From: "Richard Steinfeld" <rgstein lmi.net>
Subject: I'm so lucky with...
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 13:35:26 -0800

Around Thu, 02 Nov , Adam McLaughlin wrote :

"...mine with 172K on
the clock or Jerry's with 460K, (That's right, 460K on the original
engine!!)

My 2.9 does not use/consume oil that I know of. The dipstick is right where
I
left it between oil changes."

So, Adam,

What have you been using for oil?
I'd like to extend the life of my Aerostar, and this is an important
question for me since maintenance on an Aerostar can be so expensive and
difficult. One of the big problems with this vehicle is that putting oil
into it has to be done through an awkward, angled, smallish tube that
requires either a (special) funnel or oil bottles with conventional narrow
necks (which elminates my desired Mobil 1 and Castrol synthetics). Topping
up the oil can be frustrating. I don't want to carry an oily funnel around
in the van. So, if I can manage to get the angle of the oil bottle just
right within all the obstructions, and the wind isn't blowing, I can manage
to get almost all the oil into the motor without dumping it into the
alternator. In fact, I usually top the oil up only in my sloped driveway,
which facilitates being able to pour the oil into the tube and not into the
alternator.

Also, amazingly, I've not been able to find any synthetic oils in a xw40
grade, aside from Castrol (with the whacko bottle neck) which I'l leaning
toward since my 3.0 has 87k on the clock. I'm losing xw30 oil right now
(leaking or burning). I've been into synthetic oil for the last 20+ years.

Anybody have any solutions?

Richard


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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 18:57:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Bronco II rear end

I have seen several web sites that sell kits for
rebuilding rear ends.  My 84 BII presently has a
limited slip rear end with 120k, that sounds like the
clutch packs are reaching the end of their useful
life.  How difficult is it for a person with
mechanical skills to use one of these kits and rebuild
their own rear end?  I have rebuilt engines, gear
boxes, and numerous other things, having spent 4 years
as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic before I joined
the Navy.

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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 19:00:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Bronco II rear end

I have seen several web sites that sell kits for
rebuilding rear ends.  My 84 BII presently has a
limited slip rear end with 120k, that sounds like the
clutch packs are reaching the end of their useful
life.  How difficult is it for a person with
mechanical skills to use one of these kits and rebuild
their own rear end?  I have rebuilt engines, gear
boxes, and numerous other things, having spent 4 years
as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic before I joined
the Navy.

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From: "Stephen Bozzone" <editor rockzone.com>
Subject: Re: I'm so lucky with...
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 22:35:07 -0500

What sort of climate are you living in for the winter?  Is it too cold for
15w-50?

Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Steinfeld" <rgstein lmi.net>
To: "Ford Truck List" <small-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 4:35 PM
Subject: [small-list] I'm so lucky with...


> Around Thu, 02 Nov , Adam McLaughlin wrote :
>
> "...mine with 172K on
> the clock or Jerry's with 460K, (That's right, 460K on the original
> engine!!)
>
> My 2.9 does not use/consume oil that I know of. The dipstick is right
where
> I
> left it between oil changes."
>
> So, Adam,
>
> What have you been using for oil?
> I'd like to extend the life of my Aerostar, and this is an important
> question for me since maintenance on an Aerostar can be so expensive and
> difficult. One of the big problems with this vehicle is that putting oil
> into it has to be done through an awkward, angled, smallish tube that
> requires either a (special) funnel or oil bottles with conventional narrow
> necks (which elminates my desired Mobil 1 and Castrol synthetics). Topping
> up the oil can be frustrating. I don't want to carry an oily funnel around
> in the van. So, if I can manage to get the angle of the oil bottle just
> right within all the obstructions, and the wind isn't blowing, I can
manage
> to get almost all the oil into the motor without dumping it into the
> alternator. In fact, I usually top the oil up only in my sloped driveway,
> which facilitates being able to pour the oil into the tube and not into
the
> alternator.
>
> Also, amazingly, I've not been able to find any synthetic oils in a xw40
> grade, aside from Castrol (with the whacko bottle neck) which I'l leaning
> toward since my 3.0 has 87k on the clock. I'm losing xw30 oil right now
> (leaking or burning). I've been into synthetic oil for the last 20+ years.
>
> Anybody have any solutions?
>
> Richard
>
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Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 11:52:50 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Your truck on the official Ford web site!

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has been contacted by Ford's advertising
agency with a request for photos for a screen saver they are
creating.

Specifically, they are in need of photos for the following years:

1948
1953
1965
1974
1998
2001

What is needed is a high quality photo scan or digital photo of
the truck, engine and logo/trim.  Please email photos to me
at kpayne ford-trucks.com along with the year/model.  Please include
information so you can be properly credited for the photos.  Send
the photos using a high quality scan, saving the image as a JPG/JPEG
with zero compression or high quality compression settings.  300 dpi
or better resolution is preferred but not required.

This is an opportunity to show your truck off in a major way!
Please >>DO NOT DELAY<<!  I will be sending copy to them within
72 hours so I need your photos within 2 days.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 19:01:46 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: Oil choices and bottle sizes

Red line for you!! They are a good synthetic oil, but at $8 a quart you should
be ready to spend some money to do this. I use red line, and the bottle neck is
NARROW. You could stick it in your gas tank if you wanted to, it's that small.

You can order it from Summit, but I buy mine from Red Wood oil co. here in
Santa Rosa, CA.

It has the smallest bottle neck that I can think of.

My boss had an Aerostar 3L that kept loosing oil. The oil pressure sender was
leaking around the edges.  He uses Amsoil 0W-30 in it now.

By the way, does anyone know of a web site for Cloyes? I would like to ask
Santa for a new timing chain, tensioner, and sprockets for the 2.9 this
christmas. I would like to get this stuff as easily as possible, since "Santa"
will be procuring it for me. Since the RV cam will go in in early January, the
more parts that I can procure before hand the better.

The heads will be rebuilt locally at Paul's machine shop. I like this guy. I
walk in, and ask him at the counter if he can help build me a good engine for
Ford performance. His reply: "What else is there?" Ha ha ha. Anyway, he's going
to do each of my heads for work with the new RV cam come next year.

Oh boy, oh boy I can't wait.

Adam

Richard Steinfeld wrote:

> Around Thu, 02 Nov , Adam McLaughlin wrote :
>
> "...mine with 172K on
> the clock or Jerry's with 460K, (That's right, 460K on the original
> engine!!)
>
> My 2.9 does not use/consume oil that I know of. The dipstick is right where
> I
> left it between oil changes."
>
> So, Adam,
>
> What have you been using for oil?
> I'd like to extend the life of my Aerostar, and this is an important
> question for me since maintenance on an Aerostar can be so expensive and
> difficult. One of the big problems with this vehicle is that putting oil
> into it has to be done through an awkward, angled, smallish tube that
> requires either a (special) funnel or oil bottles with conventional narrow
> necks (which elminates my desired Mobil 1 and Castrol synthetics). Topping
> up the oil can be frustrating. I don't want to carry an oily funnel around
> in the van. So, if I can manage to get the angle of the oil bottle just
> right within all the obstructions, and the wind isn't blowing, I can manage
> to get almost all the oil into the motor without dumping it into the
> alternator. In fact, I usually top the oil up only in my sloped driveway,
> which facilitates being able to pour the oil into the tube and not into the
> alternator.
>
> Also, amazingly, I've not been able to find any synthetic oils in a xw40
> grade, aside from Castrol (with the whacko bottle neck) which I'l leaning
> toward since my 3.0 has 87k on the clock. I'm losing xw30 oil right now
> (leaking or burning). I've been into synthetic oil for the last 20+ years.
>
> Anybody have any solutions?
>
> Richard
>


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