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small-list Digest Tue, 02 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 001

In This Issue:
CLUB Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Alignment
Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
Re: Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
Re: EGR problems --- update
Re: EGR problems --- update
Re: EGR problems --- update
Any Ham Operators?
Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
Re: 94 Ranger alignment
Re: Any Ham Operators?
Re: 94 Ranger alignment
Hams Abound

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Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 13:23:09 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: CLUB Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce an all new club for
its members:   Club FTE

Club FTE was created in order to help the enthusiast go beyond the
typical Internet automotive community experience.

Its goals:
 1. Provide its members with added benefits (listed later in this
    email).
 2. Facilitate both on-line and off-line participation on a local,
    national and international level.
 3. Support the interests of our members in a friendly atmosphere.
 4. Preserve the Ford truck, van and SUV hobby and tradition.
 5. Provide club sponsored activities.
 6. Provide public awareness.
 7. Communicate issues of concern to its members.

Its benefits:
 1.  FTE T-Shirt (optional)
 2.  FTE Bumper sticker.
 3.  Group Purchase Discounts (first group purchase will be
     announced later this week)
 4.  Your own web site featuring:
       20 megabytes of web space, no banner ads, online web page
       editor, no knowledge of HTML is required to edit pages,
       template based page designer for new users, user insertable
       page counter and guestbook, users can upload their own files
       via their web browser, create page templates for users to
       select from, upload and edit HTML files online, comprehensive
       user guide, tutorial and context sensitive help. Advanced
       features include support for tables, META tags and style
       sheets.
 5.  Access to members only section of the message boards.
 6.  Your web site listed in a membership site guide.
 7.  Submission of your web site to major search engines.
 8.  Email account. This is a POP email account, you can use the
     email software of your choice and will not have to use web
     based email. You have a choice of the following domain names:
        clubfte.com               ford-trucks.net
        escapeowners.com          fordtrucker.com
        excursionowners.com       fordtruckers.com
        explorerowners.com        fordtruckforum.com
        f100owners.com            rangerowners.com
        f150owners.com            supercrewowners.com
        ford-truckers.com         superdutyowners.com
 9.  Quarterly Newsletter
 10. Subscription to a member's only e-mail list. This e-mail list
     is used to supply SEMA legislative alerts, club announcements,
     etc.
 11. Listing in the member and truck registry.
 12. Membership card.
 13. Special privileges at the FTE Cruise-In (being planned at this
     moment).
 14. Local chapter registries and web sites, complete with message
     boards.
 15. More features are planned and will be added as membership grows.


For more information and/or to join:

<a href="http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.clubfte.com/">http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.clubfte.com/</a>

Current AFTE members will receive a pro-rated membership to Club
FTE.  AFTE members should contact me off the list if they wish to
join Club FTE.

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


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From: Dukedad777 aol.com
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:30:47 EST
Subject: Alignment


Thanks all, for replies;
    I'm in the greater Seattle area , and will probably go back to Les
Schwab as they've been good in the past.
   Since I posted the question I had another look at the front end and
discovered one lug nut on the passenger front wheel half way off and the
other 4 nuts only finger tight, plus 5lbs under pressure on that tire.

<<Looks like you've got some work cut out for you in finding a
qualified alignment specialist you can trust.  Post your area,
maybe some reading this list can point those nearby to you.>>

The spec thing has me a bit puzzled,

<< another
possibility is on some alignment machines you can enter in new specs than
what should really be.  a lot of people do this because it's easier to get
the vehicle in spec when it's really close.  just something to keep in mind>>

I
<<It's a safety issue,
you're a more dangerous driver when you have to suffer through
the distraction of looking around the steering wheel rather than
through it.  >>

Take care,   Dave

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From: "Craig Rubin" <crubin foxinternet.net>
Subject: Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 12:06:25 -0800


Hi all,

I would like to lower our Explorer from 2 1/2 to 4 inches.  This is due to
mobility reasons, although better handling could not hurt.  Let me know who
has these kits.

Thanks,

Craig



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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 15:13:28 -0500


Check explorer express... (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.explorerexpress.com )


> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Craig Rubin
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 3:06 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I would like to lower our Explorer from 2 1/2 to 4 inches.  This is due to
> mobility reasons, although better handling could not hurt.  Let
> me know who
> has these kits.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Craig
>
>
>


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From: "Will Brown" <wbrownlist mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 17:19:35 -0500
Subject: Re: EGR problems --- update

I read with interest... my 94 has started acting up, and reading the
codes also show an "insufficient flow".

My symptoms include sputtering at light throttle / light load -- idle
and WOT seem to be fine.  I have recently noticed under these
light throttle conditions I can hear what sounds like hiss from the
engine bay.  Cursory inspection under the hood shows hoses in
order, but a little too cold, and the truck is a "backup" car that I
haven't delved in deeper.  Do these symptoms correspond with that
of a bad diff press sensor?

\/\/

On 2 Jan 01, at 7:42, Roy Nemmers wrote:

>
> Just a quick rehash, my 95 Ranger was throwing a EGR
> flow insufficient code. I had replaced the EGR and
> inspected all wiring and vacuum lines but it did
> not fix it. David Cooley nailed it, it was the
> EGR pressure differential sensor. Thanks for the
> help.
>
> Roy
>



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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: EGR problems --- update
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 17:29:23 -0500


With the hiss, I'd suspect one of the 2 lines that run to the diff pressure
sensor being cracked or split or burnt thru.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Will Brown
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 5:20 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [small-list] Re: EGR problems --- update
>
>
> I read with interest... my 94 has started acting up, and reading the
> codes also show an "insufficient flow".
>
> My symptoms include sputtering at light throttle / light load -- idle
> and WOT seem to be fine.  I have recently noticed under these
> light throttle conditions I can hear what sounds like hiss from the
> engine bay.  Cursory inspection under the hood shows hoses in
> order, but a little too cold, and the truck is a "backup" car that I
> haven't delved in deeper.  Do these symptoms correspond with that
> of a bad diff press sensor?
>


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From: "Will Brown" <wbrownlist mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 17:30:19 -0500
Subject: Re: EGR problems --- update

On 2 Jan 01, at 17:29, David Cooley wrote:

> With the hiss, I'd suspect one of the 2 lines that run to the diff pressure
> sensor being cracked or split or burnt thru.

Thanks for the quick response - will check it out...

(at least I think it's hiss - only been able to reproduce while in the
drivers seat - need a 2nd person which I don't have to listen under
the hood)

\/\/


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From: "Roger F. Jordan Sr." <w4rfj home.com>
Subject: Any Ham Operators?
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 23:38:57 -0500


Hi,

   I am hoping to find a solution to a noise problem on my
1994 Explorer...  Seems that the fuel pump is generating
noise on my HF transciever!  If anyone has a solution to stop
the noise... short of removing the HF rig! heheh  Please send me
an E-mail...  rj martnet.com


Thanks in Advance,
Gisgruntled Ham Operator


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Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 21:08:42 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: Lowering of a 97 V8 Explorer


Adam

What mobility reasons would you lower thiis for? Do you want a lower step in
height?

Puzzled...

Adam

Craig Rubin wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I would like to lower our Explorer from 2 1/2 to 4 inches.  This is due to
> mobility reasons, although better handling could not hurt.  Let me know who
> has these kits.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Craig


------------------------------

From: "TJS" <drifter localnet.com>
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger alignment
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 01:17:36 -0500

After I first got my 92 Ranger Super Cab 4x4 it developed a pull to the right.(If you took your hands off the wheel you were on the berm of the road in seconds!)  After taking it to the 2nd alignment shop (first one said it was in"spec") the guy told me it was in "spec" and my problem was a bad tire.  He told me instead of rotating them  front-rear, do it from left-right. He said with the crown in the road it would compensate the pull.  I didn't believe him at first but after another week of fighting the steering wheel I figured why not!  To my suprise it worked!!  No more pull, went straight down the road with no hands on the wheel!!  The only thing was with the miles I drive in one week, I felt safer with new tires, so I purchased new ones. Has anyone else run into this "problem/fix"? After installing the new tires everything was still in "spec" and it steered like brand new. Hope this will help.


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From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Any Ham Operators?
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 06:42:12 -0500


Check with the ford dealer... They have an RFI kit that is a filter
installed on the Fuel pump.


-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Roger F. Jordan
Sr.
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 11:39 PM
To: Ford Small Truck Enthusiasts List Server
Subject: [small-list] Any Ham Operators?


Hi,

   I am hoping to find a solution to a noise problem on my
1994 Explorer...  Seems that the fuel pump is generating
noise on my HF transciever!  If anyone has a solution to stop
the noise... short of removing the HF rig! heheh  Please send me
an E-mail...  rj martnet.com


Thanks in Advance,
Gisgruntled Ham Operator



------------------------------

From: "David Cooley" <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger alignment
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 06:44:59 -0500


Yep... With the Flinstones I had, rotating left-right would cure it for
several hundred miles then it was back again.  Firestone replaced the tires
3 times in 5000 miles due to belt seperation (causing the pull) before I
finally told them to go to hell and went to Merchants tire and bought a set
of Michelin LTX M/S tires... 20K later and it rolls straight as an arrow and
rides a bit nicer!


-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
[mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of TJS
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 1:18 AM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: 94 Ranger alignment


After I first got my 92 Ranger Super Cab 4x4 it developed a pull to the
right.(If you took your hands off the wheel you were on the berm of the road
in seconds!)  After taking it to the 2nd alignment shop (first one said it
was in"spec") the guy told me it was in "spec" and my problem was a bad
tire.  He told me instead of rotating them  front-rear, do it from
left-right. He said with the crown in the road it would compensate the pull.
I didn't believe him at first but after another week of fighting the
steering wheel I figured why not!  To my suprise it worked!!  No more pull,
went straight down the road with no hands on the wheel!!  The only thing was
with the miles I drive in one week, I felt safer with new tires, so I
purchased new ones. Has anyone else run into this "problem/fix"? After
installing the new tires everything was still in "spec" and it steered like
brand new. Hope this will help.



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Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 08:08:11 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc jps.net>
Subject: Hams Abound


Hmmm...

I have been banging the J45 knee key on my FT101 and FT901 for over two
years now and I have never had any problems with RFI or anything like that
in either of these two rigs.

ZUT!     <--- Some one may know what I mean. :-)

I use a 20 meter ham stick and run everything through the coax to the rig
which sits in the passenger seat next to me.  I run the Yaesu's because:

I got three of the FT101Es for less than $100! Yes. I got them all for
under $100. They were all parts rigs at one time or another, but that's
okay because I fix radios for a job and have all of the pats and then
some. Since I run a chop top B2, I am always worried about something
getting stolen from it. My 100 watt dual band 2 meter 440 rig I got for
under $50 too.

The FT901 has a great memory feature. You can set it while wheeling, and
then you don't have to worry about the VFO moving around. Fantastic for
stability.

I have never heard any noise in the rig from the car. The car is
remarkebly quiet, in my experience.

Does your explorer run on the dual pump system or single pump system? My
bronco has a high pressure pump in the frame rail under the driver's left
foot, and a low pressure pump in the tank.

Adam

David Cooley wrote:

> Check with the ford dealer... They have an RFI kit that is a filter
> installed on the Fuel pump.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Roger F. Jordan
> Sr.
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 11:39 PM
> To: Ford Small Truck Enthusiasts List Server
> Subject: [small-list] Any Ham Operators?
>
> Hi,
>
>     I am hoping to find a solution to a noise problem on my
> 1994 Explorer...  Seems that the fuel pump is generating
> noise on my HF transciever!  If anyone has a solution to stop
> the noise... short of removing the HF rig! heheh  Please send me
> an E-mail...  rj martnet.com ....


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