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small-list Digest Thu, 23 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 198

In This Issue:
Re: Adam's brakes
Idiot light query
ADMIN: FTE server downtime


Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 07:50:44 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc>
Subject: Re: Adam's brakes

Hey Tim,

Thanks for the suggestions. I can tell you that driving around town and on the highway without
brake fluid squirting out of the front steel lines sure is nice! The new super lift long length
rubber hoses work well. I was a little bit wary because the steel lines are noticeably longer than
the "extended" rubber lines, but everything bolted up really nice and works beautifully. Enough
travel, and there is a lot of slack in the hoses at full extension with sway bars on.

This morning while the preperations are being made in the kitchen, I'll be outside tinkering with

Happy Thanksgiving,


Tim Turner wrote:

>   Hopefully short; might be some errors, it's late.  :-)  I agree there's
> probably trapped air somewhere causing the 'squish' (the old brake lines?)
> Disc brakes require more fluid movement ( 2" piston Vs. 3/4" cylinder etc.)
> Getting brakes bled out can be a real snot sometimes; I don't care to think
> about how many master cylinders have been needlessly sold/bought over the
> years for trapped air.  :-)
> Tim
> 2 late.. C-yall L8r and have a good Thanksgiving without "pepto-bismol" :-)
> ____________________________________________________________________


From: "Richard Steinfeld" <rgstein>
Subject: Idiot light query
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 15:20:00 -0800

Here's a good one.
My trusty mechanic worked on my '92 Aerostar 3.0 last weekend. He did a few
things, including replacing the PCV valve, which he had to get to by
removing the inside engine cover.

As soon as I got the van back, I noticed that the "Amp" light was on. This
light has been on continuously for the last week & a half during my
hour-each-way commute (the PM trip at night).

I have a decent digital voltmeter plugged into the cigarette lighter socket.
This gauge shows nothing wrong. Charging is at 13.6-14.x at all times the
engine is running. The ratty voltmeter in the instrument cluster also shows
a normal reading. Can anyone give me a clue to why the red light dash light
is "on," and what to do about it?




Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:09:21 -0500
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Subject: ADMIN: FTE server downtime

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