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small-list Digest Sun, 18 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 044

In This Issue:
ADMIN: OOPS.. WRONG URL -- ALL NEW FORD HAVEN - A communi
Re: engine de-carb?
Hi everybody! I'm back
Re: Hi everybody! I'm back
Re: Hi everybody! I'm back
Explorer Overheating update
Re: aerostar/ windstar list available  was Re:
88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat

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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 16:08:36 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: OOPS.. WRONG URL -- ALL NEW FORD HAVEN - A communi


The URL in the previous post should be:

http://www.ford-trucks.comhttp://www.ford-trucks.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi

Ken Payne
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From: "Wesley Murphy" <wesmurphy nxs.net>
Subject: Re: engine de-carb?
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 21:53:14 -0500


I suggest looking into the condition of the intake manifold gaskets and the
head gaskets.  A combination of a leaking intake and a leaking head gasket
caused oil/water consumption and a knock/rattle while trying to climb hills
in overdrive on my 91 Eddie Bauer.

What was the condition of the plugs you took out?  Were any of them white
with corrosion?

Wesley Murphy



> Hey Everyone,
>
>  My '94 4.0 has a bad knocking problem above 3k rpm. I put in Bosch
platinum plugs
> and it stopped for a couple of weeks , but now its back. Ive also tried
better gas and
> a few different additiveswith no luck.  My regular mechanic says I need to
have an
> "engine de-carb" done to remove excess carbon (it also uses about 1qt. of
oil every
> 5 weeks or so, he says it'll fix that too) . It6 costs $90. to have it
done.
>
> Has anyone else had this done? Is it worth $90. ?



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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 20:48:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc pirate4x4.com>
Subject: Hi everybody! I'm back


Hey Everyone,

I have been gone for a little more than two months now. A lot has changed. We stopped using our old internet server of four years, and are working with a new DSL company. So now I have a different e-mail address. I started a new semester in school, and I will continue to work full time while taking 12 units at college. (Ugh!)

Now for my question: I bought a 4.0 motor to swap into the Bronco 2. Yes, I know the 2.9 is a reliable, fun engine to play with but I want a little more grunt getting up hills. I will be using the 4.0 computer and harness, but I need some help in identifying the wires of the 2.9 dash harness for connection to the 4.0 computer control wires.

The idea here is to connect it all up without changing the dash. I have everything labeled and worked out except for the following information.

What color is the wire which feeds the Check Engine light on the dash board? I have all of them identified except for this one.

Can someone also verify the tachometer lead? I think it is the dark green with light yellow stripe, but Chiltons is vague and Haynes is conflictive.

I am looking forward to the 4.0 swap - I already got it a set of JBA headers and a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. More to follow as the check book recovers from the engine purchase. I found out that 4.0 is an expensive motor to buy from a wrecking yard!

Adam

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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 21:01:44 -0800
From: john yee <johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Hi everybody! I'm back


Yeah. Long time. Will look forward to this.
Guess you're gonna need to save for a Dana 35 and 8.8 rear too?

As for your questions, I have no clue, but
if you've forgotten, check here too:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.therangerstation.com/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.therangerstation.com/4L_Conversion.html

I'm sure you have.

-john

Adam McLaughlin wrote:

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> Hey Everyone,
>
> I have been gone for a little more than two months now. A lot has changed. We stopped using our old internet server of four years, and are working with a new DSL company. So now I have a different e-mail address. I started a new semester in school, and I will continue to work full time while taking 12 units at college. (Ugh!)
>
> Now for my question: I bought a 4.0 motor to swap into the Bronco 2. Yes, I know the 2.9 is a reliable, fun engine to play with but I want a little more grunt getting up hills. I will be using the 4.0 computer and harness, but I need some help in identifying the wires of the 2.9 dash harness for connection to the 4.0 computer control wires.
>
> The idea here is to connect it all up without changing the dash. I have everything labeled and worked out except for the following information.
>
> What color is the wire which feeds the Check Engine light on the dash board? I have all of them identified except for this one.
>
> Can someone also verify the tachometer lead? I think it is the dark green with light yellow stripe, but Chiltons is vague and Haynes is conflictive.
>
> I am looking forward to the 4.0 swap - I already got it a set of JBA headers and a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. More to follow as the check book recovers from the engine purchase. I found out that 4.0 is an expensive motor to buy from a wrecking yard!
>
> Adam
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Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 21:11:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6poc pirate4x4.com>
Subject: Re: Hi everybody! I'm back


Hey John,

Good to read a familiar name back in the email box!

Yeah, I checked out Jim Oak's Rangerstation. His list of wiring color codes helped quite a bit when I was looking for the wires which control the flashers, blinkers, etc.

There was a conflict in there too. The list said that the dark blue wire goes to the electric shift motor, but my dark blue wire is the hot for the horn! - No biggie.

Just tear off the masking tape around the wire and re-label it.

This should come together pretty well if I can knock the bugs out of the electrical work. Shouldn't be to hard, but can easily get confusing when I can't see all of the wiring at one time.

As to the running gear, I think I'll break my 7.5 and Dana 28 a few times before they get replaced.

I have a Detroit Locker in the rear end, new 4.11 gears and a Lock Right with 4.11 in the Dana 28 right now. WAYYYY too much money in there to just chuck them for bigger running gear. Put her in 4-Lo, first gear and crawl over *anything* I have found so far...

Adam

--- john yee <johny netapp.com>
> wrote:
>----------------------------------------------------------
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>
>Yeah. Long time. Will look forward to this.
>Guess you're gonna need to save for a Dana 35 and 8.8 rear too?
>
>As for your questions, I have no clue, but
>if you've forgotten, check here too:
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.therangerstation.com/
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.therangerstation.com/4L_Conversion.html
>
>I'm sure you have.
>
>-john
>
>Adam McLaughlin wrote:
>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> Support FTE - Check out our store:
>> http://www.motorhaven.com/
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Hey Everyone,
>>
>> I have been gone for a little more than two months now. A lot has changed. We stopped using our old internet server of four years, and are working with a new DSL company. So now I have a different e-mail address. I started a new semester in school, and I will continue to work full time while taking 12 units at college. (Ugh!)
>>
>> Now for my question: I bought a 4.0 motor to swap into the Bronco 2. Yes, I know the 2.9 is a reliable, fun engine to play with but I want a little more grunt getting up hills. I will be using the 4.0 computer and harness, but I need some help in identifying the wires of the 2.9 dash harness for connection to the 4.0 computer control wires.
>>
>> The idea here is to connect it all up without changing the dash. I have everything labeled and worked out except for the following information.
>>
>> What color is the wire which feeds the Check Engine light on the dash board? I have all of them identified except for this one.
>>
>> Can someone also verify the tachometer lead? I think it is the dark green with light yellow stripe, but Chiltons is vague and Haynes is conflictive.
>>
>> I am looking forward to the 4.0 swap - I already got it a set of JBA headers and a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch. More to follow as the check book recovers from the engine purchase. I found out that 4.0 is an expensive motor to buy from a wrecking yard!
>>
>> Adam
>>
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From: "Edward C. Miller" <millered pb.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 08:50:10 -0500
Subject: Explorer Overheating update




The thermostat was bad in my 98 SOHC 4L.   It failed because it was made
cheaply.   The center support shaft that holds the valve came loose.    It was
made to run through a hole in a piece of sheet metal at the top of the
thermostat and was held in place by a crimp in the sheet metal and small flats
on the shaft.    It must have fatigued and pushed past the flats.   This is the
second one I had fail this way - the last was on an AMC Grand Wagoneer.     I'm
sure ford saved about 5 cents by using this design as a opposed to something
more substantial.    It should never fail that way let alone in 65K miles.


Question --   How much coolant does the 4L SOHC hold.    My Service manual (ford
full set) says 16 quarts - but this seems to apply to all engines ; normal 4L ,
SOHC 4L and the 5 L.    The little owners manual in the glove box says about 8
quarts.    Anyone know.    I flushed the system and then added 8 quarts of
antifreeze assuming what was left in the system was water and I'd get a 50/50
mix.    I know it holds more than 8 quarts.

Thanks in advance

Ed



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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 08:57:10 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: aerostar/ windstar list available  was Re:



>
>hey richard, and others with the above mentioned vehicles...
>
>there is a list that i just discovered, and while i can't help you on this
>situation, you may want to run it by the others at
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fordstars
>
>hth,
>parker

FTE also has an Aerostar section our message boards.

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From: BubbaBlake aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:14:17 EST
Subject: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


My 88 Bronco II ( 5 speed) keeps popping out of first and sometimes third
gear when letting up on the clutch. Is this a linkage adjustment or major
overhaul? The manual has "no adjustments required" under the transmission
linkage section. just looking for some feedback before I get into this.
Also the 2.9 tends to run real hot in warm months with the 195 " farhenheit
thermostat. I recall a while back some discussion about a cooler thermostat
that wouldn't effect the computer/oxygen sensor. I would appreciate any info
on this. thanks.

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