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small-list Digest Mon, 19 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 045

In This Issue:
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Thermostats
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat

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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 19:26:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I would
say that it is running hot in summer due to a plugged
up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84 Bonco
II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.  Made a
major difference.  No more having to run the heater in
summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
while pulling the camper.  This was after having put
in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.  The
old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
effectively any longer.

Chuck


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> 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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From: "Richard Steinfeld" <rgstein lmi.net>
Subject: Thermostats
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 20:22:50 -0800


Edward C. Miller wrote,

"The thermostat was bad in my 98 SOHC 4L.   It failed because it was made
cheaply. .. 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."

OK
A few months ago, figuring that you can count on OEM thermostats , I went to
the dealer and bought a genuine Ford thermostat for my Aerostar. I paid an
American price, but the box said "Mexico."
Is this thermostat any good, or should I pull the thing out before it
trashes my engine? I'm not to thrilled with the performance I see on the
gauge: there are slow swings over a wider differential than I was used to
seeing in the past, especially with older vehicles. If I do change it, what
is a good thermostat to use? Thanks folks.

Richard Steinfeld
(510) 237-2430


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From: "Larry Brown" <lbrown53 bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 03:36:17 -0000


3 row?? Who made it, do you remember the part number.  I need one of those,
my '84 runs hot every summer.
Larry

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
To: <small-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:26 AM
Subject: [small-list] Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


> ----------------------------------------------------------
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> Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I would
> say that it is running hot in summer due to a plugged
> up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84 Bonco
> II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.  Made a
> major difference.  No more having to run the heater in
> summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
> while pulling the camper.  This was after having put
> in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.  The
> old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
> effectively any longer.
>
> Chuck
>
>
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> > 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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From: "Brian A" <richat22 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 11:38:40 -0000


Hey guys I have a 4 row with auto cooler that came out of an 84 Bronco II
that is in great shape if either of you want it.  There is nothing wrong
with it and it amazingly resembles the one i had custom built for my 302 in
my 87 bronco II.  But its up for grabs real cheap just to get it out of
here.  Think I may have a couple new 165 and 180 thermostats still in the
package I'll drop in the box for free.  Have no more use for V-6 parts
anymore.  Could not think of just throwing away a valuble piece as that.

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Brian A.
Southeastern Electronics
Richmond, VA
kf4obc
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://southeastern.webjump.com



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>
>3 row?? Who made it, do you remember the part number.  I need one of those,
>my '84 runs hot every summer.
>Larry
>
> > Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I would
> > say that it is running hot in summer due to a plugged
> > up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84 Bonco
> > II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.  Made a
> > major difference.  No more having to run the heater in
> > summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
> > while pulling the camper.  This was after having put
> > in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.  The
> > old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
> > effectively any longer.



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From: "Joe Merchak" <merchjo hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:35:23 -0500


I had the same problem with a "Toy" SR5.  The syncros were bad.  I was told
a trans that is but with syncros will pop out of gear when they are bad
because the syncros is what holds the gears together.  Hope that helps

Joe


>From: BubbaBlake aol.com
>Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [small-list] 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat
>Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:14:17 EST
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>----------------------------------------------------------
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>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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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:02:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


Sorry, I don't remember the part number.  However, I
picked the radiator up at AutoZone.  It was only about
$20 for the extra row, and I felt it couldn't hurt
any.

Chuck

--- Larry Brown <lbrown53 bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
----------------------------------------------------------
>
> 3 row?? Who made it, do you remember the part
> number.  I need one of those,
> my '84 runs hot every summer.
> Larry
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
> To: <small-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:26 AM
> Subject: [small-list] Re: 88 Bronco II linkage &
> thermostat
>
>
> >
>
----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I
> would
> > say that it is running hot in summer due to a
> plugged
> > up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84
> Bonco
> > II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.
> Made a
> > major difference.  No more having to run the
> heater in
> > summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
> > while pulling the camper.  This was after having
> put
> > in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.
> The
> > old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
> > effectively any longer.
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >



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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 20:07:04 -0600
From: Buck Shoff <hawk sktc.net>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


I agree that the radiator is probably plugged, but my Modine book shows
that the 88 Bronco II came with a aluminum/plastic tank radiator.  If it
is aluminum, it is probably not plugged inside.  They tend to pack trash
into the fins, cutting down on the air flow.  Remember, you have to move
water and air.  Take it out and if is plugged, wash the fins with a
garden hose.
Buck

Chuck Badger wrote:

> Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I would
> say that it is running hot in summer due to a plugged
> up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84 Bonco
> II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.  Made a
> major difference.  No more having to run the heater in
> summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
> while pulling the camper.  This was after having put
> in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.  The
> old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
> effectively any longer.
>
> Chuck

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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 16:33:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 88 Bronco II linkage & thermostat


The radiator I pulled from my Bronco II did have some
trash in the fins.  However, it was not an
aluminium/plastic radiator.  I don't know if it had
been changed in the past.  I just felt better putting
in a new radiator and knowing that my cooling problems
were solved instead of pulling the radiator, cleaning
it, putting it back in, then having to pull it again
to replace it because it still didn't cool enough.  It
was more expensive to replace the radiator, but it
worked!

Chuck

--- Buck Shoff <hawk sktc.net> wrote:
>
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>
http://www.motorhaven.com/
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> I agree that the radiator is probably plugged, but
> my Modine book shows
> that the 88 Bronco II came with a aluminum/plastic
> tank radiator.  If it
> is aluminum, it is probably not plugged inside.
> They tend to pack trash
> into the fins, cutting down on the air flow.
> Remember, you have to move
> water and air.  Take it out and if is plugged, wash
> the fins with a
> garden hose.
> Buck
>
> Chuck Badger wrote:
>
> > Since your truck is over the twelve year mark, I
> would
> > say that it is running hot in summer due to a
> plugged
> > up radiator.  I replaced the radiator in my 84
> Bonco
> > II last year with a 3 row core for under $150.
> Made a
> > major difference.  No more having to run the
> heater in
> > summer to keep the engine temp down on the highway
> > while pulling the camper.  This was after having
> put
> > in a new thermostat, water pump, and fan clutch.
> The
> > old raiator was just too plugged up to cool
> > effectively any longer.
> >
> > Chuck
>
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