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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By jroehl
If you lose vacuum to the blend door, it will...

If you lose vacuum to the blend door, it will default to defrost mode. If it's stuck on floor only, I suspect you have something stuck in the blend door holding it in place.

Jason
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By jroehl
You don't need to be at your engine's torque peak...

You don't need to be at your engine's torque peak to cruise--you only need to be at an engine speed on the curve where the available torque is greater than the torque needed to maintain speed for a...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By jroehl
I've long suspected that the best mileage would...

I've long suspected that the best mileage would be achieved at the lowest speed at which a vehicle (with auto tranny) will hold its top gear--which is around 40 MPH usually. However, roads with a 40...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By jroehl
It takes much less of an avoidance maneuver to...

It takes much less of an avoidance maneuver to lose control of a van--a 7,000+ pound missile--at 75 MPH than it does at 65 MPH, no matter how good of a driver you are (or think you are).

And, yes,...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By jroehl
Did not know any states had speed limits above 75...

Did not know any states had speed limits above 75 MPH. Still, vans are just an accident waiting to happen above 70 MPH.

Jason
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 10-08-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,081
Posted By jroehl
Why do you need to drive a van faster than 75...

Why do you need to drive a van faster than 75 MPH? They're not sports cars.

Jason
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By jroehl
Glad you and your bro saw the light. Pun...

Glad you and your bro saw the light. Pun intended.

ANY amount of darkening in a tail light is dumb, IMNSHO. As bright as possible, all the time. Even 10% has a significant effect on visibility....
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-03-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By jroehl
I drive a '91 International 4700 dump truck with...

I drive a '91 International 4700 dump truck with a DT 360 in it as a plow truck in the winter. I wouldn't recommend that engine, at least not in stock form. I'm sure it's plenty durable, but from...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 10-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By jroehl
You know why they're not worried about the Ebola...

You know why they're not worried about the Ebola virus spreading in Dallas?

Because nobody in Dallas can catch anything...

:D

Jason
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-30-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By jroehl
This. Vehicles are typically in the 20-40%...

This.

Vehicles are typically in the 20-40% efficient range. So, if you have a truck that is 20% efficient, getting 20 MPG, the theoretical best it could do (should you find a way to eliminate ALL...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 09-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By jroehl
I saw it. I don't get it. For someone who...

I saw it. I don't get it. For someone who claims to be so in touch with the people, one would think he would take 10 minutes to have someone in uniform teach him how to execute a proper salute. He...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 09-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 854
Posted By jroehl
That's correct--but a gallon of E10 (10% ethanol...

That's correct--but a gallon of E10 (10% ethanol and 90% gasoline, not counting additives) has almost 97% the energy of a gallon of straight gasoline:
...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,521
Posted By jroehl
Hang on a second...I think you misread what I...

Hang on a second...I think you misread what I wrote. Nowhere did I advocate for lower pressure in tires than what is recommended/safe/correct/etc. I was merely using some numbers that make things...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By jroehl
I 2nd the A/C clutch... Jason

I 2nd the A/C clutch...

Jason
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 09-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 854
Posted By jroehl
HowStuffWorks "The Automatic Shut-off"...

HowStuffWorks "The Automatic Shut-off" (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/gas-pump5.htm)

Pretty simple mechanism--variations in the pump handle assembly and flow rate of the fuel would lead to...
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