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perf-list-digest Thursday, September 2 1999 Volume 02 : Number 223

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RE: FTE Perf - v-10 comment & question
FTE Perf - Filters
RE: FTE Perf - oil filters
FTE Perf - RE: oil filters
FTE Perf - ADMIN: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications



Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 09:07:12 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - v-10 comment & question

> I was giving up torque on the bottom for a slight upper rpm hp increase.
> Didn't leave it that way long enough to test the mpg. I then
> fabricated a 4"
> diameter tube out of sheet metal and cut back the filter housing
> so that it
> matched the 4" tube.

This is a big problem with the mods on the lighter vehicles, Mustang guys
are notorious for getting rid of tons of low end, just to have one or two
more on the big side ... but since their cars are light they don't care so
much ...

> I'm now thinking of installing a shift kit/improver and am looking for
> advice, suggestions on which product would be best. B&M has a
> "shift plus
> electronic shift improver" which plugs into the wiring harness
> and does not
> involve dropping the pan or anything like that. There are also several
> settings that can be made using a rocker switch placed in the
> cab. I like
> the ease of installation feature since I'm not sure I'm ready to
> actually
> dig into the mechanical parts of my new truck yet. However, I'm
> not sure of
> how the merits of this sort of shift improver would compare to the
> traditional shift kit. Is anyone familiar with this sort of
> product? If a
> traditional shift kit is better, who seems to have the best one?

Now to totally reverse what I just said above, it seems like the auto guys
on the stang board are very happy with it...there was an issue with it a few
months ago, but I think the new versions have fixed the problem (don't even
remember what it was, it wasn't good though)...

Just my $.02

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L

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Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:12:05 -0400
Subject: FTE Perf - Filters

Has anyone done a cut open on the AutoZone "Deutsche"(sic) filters????. I've
been using them for several years and been meaning to open one up and do a
comparison, but just never got around to it. Who makes them??

Ardmore, Al.

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 08:56:15 -0600
From: "Miska, Richard L (Rick)"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - oil filters

I work supporting mainframe computer systems, the computer systems that fill
football field sized rooms. Seimens corporation makes a printer that uses
silicone as part of the hot fusion of print to the paper, and they have
filter that filters that silicone. Well to make and already long story
short, that filter is super high quality, and also happens to be set up just
like the ford style oil filter. They worked well, but we sold off the
support of that printer, now I dont get them anymore. Has anybody used the
STP double oil filter?

Colorado Rick

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From: David Claflin []
Sent: Monday, August 30, 1999 3:56 PM
Subject: FTE Perf - oil filters

The Wix/NAPA are made by the same outfit, so there is no comparison. As far
as what is ugly about the fram is the actual filter is about the size of a
coke can; whereas the WIX is about as large as will fit in the filter
housing. This means there is a lot more filtering capacity, plus the filter
media has a metal cap on each end instead of being glued to a piece of
cardboard at each end like the fram. I only use the motorcraft/purolater if
I can't get a WIX/NAPA filter, which hasn't happened in a long time.
Supposedly the AC/Delco are good also but I can't bring myself to put a GM
part on my FORD.

Super Dave

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 09:42:20 -0700
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF"
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: oil filters

One of the Fram's I took off that had the black grip stuff on it. Well sort
of, it had bubbled and pealed and flaked off when I removed the filter.
Worked for putting it on but worthless and caused a mess of black flakes
when coming off. IMHO it just further demonstrates the lack of quality of
that filter.

As far a putting the filters on when I worked at doing that years ago the
shop owner was adamant that we never use a wrench to put the filter on. We
did a fleet of cars and trucks for the phone company as well as other
customers. In using this method I have never had a filter leak problem. I
did and sometimes still have to use a filter wrench to get them off for two
reasons one is they are hot and the second is they are stuck. I wish that
shop was still in business the owner was very contentious, he always had in
stock spare oil pan plugs just incase someone came in with one that was
rounded off. We replaced them free of change only in the hope of making our
jobs easier on return business.

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Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 22:44:11 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Perf - ADMIN: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications

Check out the news section of the web site for
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications.

Ken Payne

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