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small-list Digest Fri, 12 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 009

In This Issue:
Re: Ranger seat and bed interchangability
Pinging
Re: Front Brake Pads
Subscription to forum at http://www.ford-trucks.com/cgi-b
Screwed up connector on the gas filter.
Re: Ranger seat and bed interchangability
ADMIN: New FTE record
ADMIN: New list policy
ADMIN: More... New list policy
Re: ADMIN: More... New list policy

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From: BiggRanger aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 00:40:39 EST
Subject: Re: Ranger seat and bed interchangability

All 6' Beds will interchange from 1982 to current, standard and splash. Same
with the 7' beds. Just make sure you keep the body style the same. I'm not
sure about the seats though.


Darren

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/biggranger





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From: "Ron & Madeline Trampe" <telh frontiernet.net>
Subject: Pinging
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:43:32 -0600


The 3.0L engine in my '96 Ranger pings in the summer if it is above about 90
degrees. I live in Wisconsin so this doesn't happen very often. I just use a
higher octane in hot weather. Changing the spark plugs to copper from the
original ones has helped, too.
Ron Trampe
telh frontiernet.net


> From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" <rmtsadu sunlink.net>
> Subject: Explorer Pinging!
> Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 19:28:24 -0500
>
> Hi Tim...here's one for you if you don't mind. My wife's 94 Explorer with
56K on it has started pinging around 2 years ago. Tried different brands of
gas, and premium gas as well...still pings. Had one dealer service it and
said it had a partially blocked fuel filter. He said it causes it to run
lean and therefore pings. So after a new filter it still pinged. On to
dealer number 2, he says can't find anything wrong with it and said I should
only use regular fuel as the high test can actually cause pinging because of
the additives in it carbonizing...go figure. Dealer number 3 said it needed
O2 sensors and also he decarbonized the valves with some kind of additive he
put in the fuel rail. That seemed to help a LITTLE, but afterawhile it still
pings as usual. Dealer then told me it is characteristic of the 3.0 and 4.0
V6s to ping and not to worry about it....I don't buy that one! I had someone
on this list  tell me to clean the MAF sensor elements with electrical
cleaner or brak!



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From: Bolte Brent <Brent.Bolte kone.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake Pads
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:57:54 -0500


I think there are two big reasons you see more brake rotor
replacements today than 15 years ago.  One is that auto
manufacturers are being forced to try and squeeze every
drop of fuel economy out of vehicles as they can.  One
thing that helps to do this is weight reduction.  Making
the rotors thinner makes them lighter.  It might not seem
like much, but a few ounces here and a few there eventually
add up.  Being thinner however gives you less usable metal
to wear into and tends to make the rotors more sensitive
to warping from heat (the warping problem is aggravated by
improperly and/or unevenly tightening lug nuts with an
impact wrench, always properly tighten lug nuts on a wheel
with disc brakes using a torque wrench).  Once warped you
can't 'turn' them as much since they are thinner and you
end up having to replace them.  The second problem is that
brake pads are now made of materials that contain a high
amount of metal and carbon content which tends to wear the
metal surface of the rotor more quickly than older asbestos
brake pads did.  Asbestos was a great material for brake pads
since it dissipated heat well and was not too abrasive to the
rotors, unfortunately we now all know the problems associated
with asbestos and why its not being used any longer.

I wonder how well the aluminum rotors on the Dodge Prowler
are holding up??

Later, Brent Bolte


On Thu, 11 Jan 2001 David Cooley wrote:
>
> Saves the manufacturers money
>
> > "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> >
> > I just got Raybestos installed on my 99 after the factory
> > eat my rotors (only 33K)...
> >
> > FWIW rotors don't have as much 'cuttable' meat on 'em as
> > they used to in some cases.  I'm replacing a lot more
> > rotors than I did 15 years ago.  :-(
>  >
>  >
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"'86 Aerostar EEC IV, IAS, ACT or Vacuum Motor?"
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"RE: Anyone looking for a used box from a mid 90's Ranger?  Plus....."
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"RE: Help - 4x4 intermittently stops working"
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"Oil pressure guage not working when cold"
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"RE: 86 ranger tranny question"
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From: "Joey Ramsey" <joepr hotmail.com>
Subject: Screwed up connector on the gas filter.
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 00:07:40


Hey,
 On my 99 f-150 there are 2 line connectors on either side of the gas
filter, I have never seen this kind before, and cant seem to get them to
budge.  There is also a hook type deal on each, that I think has something
to do with getting them off, but I cant seem to get either off..
     -Joe


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From: "Joe M" <merchjo bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger seat and bed interchangability
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 19:27:50 -0500


Went and looked at your page......I like to know how to hell do you keep
from fitting the front fenders.

-----Original Message-----
From: small-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
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BiggRanger aol.com
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 12:41 AM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [small-list] Re: Ranger seat and bed interchangability


All 6' Beds will interchange from 1982 to current, standard and splash. Same
with the 7' beds. Just make sure you keep the body style the same. I'm not
sure about the seats though.


Darren

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/biggranger







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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 19:23:18 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: New FTE record


Just an FYI to the Ford Truck Enthusiasts users....

We just completed analyzing the web server log files for
December 2000.  We had a amazing 675,000+ visitors for the
month, double what we did in the Summer.  FTE is on track
for our goal of 1 million visitors/month by Spring 2001.
Thanks to everyone for your support over the years.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 21:26:12 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: New list policy


Since December 2, FTE has received a total of 24 emails from
list subscribers containing the "Sexy Fun" virus (sometimes
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In each case, our anti-virus software has caught it.
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I don't know who started this epidemic but everyone who's
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Our new policy is:
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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 22:24:46 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: More... New list policy


This email is in response to a question/concern posted on a couple
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First, if anyone doesn't believe the virus isn't a serious problem, I just
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Second, it takes far too much time to keep a score board of who's been
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If however, the virus is currently covered by anti-virus software they'll
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From: "Chris Oostveen" <coost i2k.com>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: More... New list policy
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 11:37:21 -0500


Apparently the scum got ahold of the list e-mail addresses. Fortunately for
me I am not stupid enough to open attatchments not knowing what they are....

I just had that emailed directly to my box, nice... I am off this list now.

Chris, enraged 5.0 Ranger owner.
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Subject: [small-list] ADMIN: More... New list policy


>
> This email is in response to a question/concern posted on a couple
> of the mailing lists....
>
> First, if anyone doesn't believe the virus isn't a serious problem, I just
> received two more email's from list members while writing this that had
> the previously mentioned virus attached.
>
> Second, it takes far too much time to keep a score board of who's been
> warned and who hasn't.  I'm not going to be an absolute tyrant, if the
> virus is too new for anti-virus software I certainly won't fault the user.
>
> If however, the virus is currently covered by anti-virus software they'll
> be unsubscribed.  I understand that not everyone is computer savvy, but
> anti-virus software is a basic necessity.  Since viruses make prime-time
> news, how can anyone not be aware that they exist?  No one gets AIDS on
> purpose, but anyone having sex out of wed-lock without a condom has no
> one to blame but themselves if they get infected.  Likewise, take
> precaution with your system and it will not get infected.  There's one
> way users can prevent infection of their system even by new viruses that
> haven't yet been added to their anti-virus software:
>
> Don't open executable attachments (including self-extracting ZIPs),
> don't open screen saver attachments and don't use Microsoft e-mail
> software or if you do use it, turn off macros.
>
> Also, my family and FTE's employees are entirely dependent on the
> operation of FTE's 5 computer systems in order to make a living.  The
> list users are not dependant on the operation of our systems in order
> to earn a paycheck.  We, however, are.  There's more here at stake
> than someone not being able to read list mail.  Let me put it this
> way.... if you ran a business and someone wrote you a check that ....


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