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perf-list-digest Thursday, November 11 1999 Volume 02 : Number 291

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RE: FTE Perf - Warranties and Perf. Mods
FTE Perf - Requesting trans fluid recommendations
FTE Perf - A couple must needed motor questions
FTE Perf - RE: FTE 97up - Warranties and Perf. Mods



Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 06:10:53 -0500
From: Ken Payne

Okay gang, it doesn't take much effort or thought to
trim out long original posts when replying.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 08:37:05 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE Perf - Warranties and Perf. Mods

> >Some recent Ford cars (I'm thinking of 96 and later Taurus SHOs)
> supposedly
> >had a warning in the owner's manual and/or under the hood that using an
> >oiled air filter would void the warranty. The rationale was that people
> >often put too much oil on their K&N and the excess oil fouls the MAF.
> >
> I have heard this also, but thought it was the MAS air sensor, maybe
> we be talkin' the same thing??

You are indeed both saying the same thing ... the MAS or MAF is the Mass Air
Flow Sensor ... so if you think airflow is one word, then its a MAS and you
don't say sensor after it ... :)

What happens is the oil collects on 2 little wires that are used to
determine the density of the air ... basically what happens is one wire
measures the temp, the other is heated to some odd number of degrees and the
amount of energy needed to hold it at that temp gives the computer a number
to use when figuring the mass of the air ... neat huh ? Of course all this
happens in a small tube that is proportional to the size of the larger tube
so there is a multiplication factor in there too ...

Just my $.02

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:13:14 -0600
From: Neal Armstrong
Subject: FTE Perf - Requesting trans fluid recommendations

I have found information on the web recommending the best brands of oil
filters to use, as well as the brands of motor oil to avoid. Since I'm
getting ready to have the trans (4R70W) in my Explorer flushed, does
anyone know if all refiners produce essentially the same product, or are
there brands of trans fluid to avoid as well? (Also any input on
conventional vs. synthetic as it applies to trans life would be

TIA for any info.
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Neal Armstrong
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 17:41:25 -0600
From: Ezekial
Subject: FTE Perf - A couple must needed motor questions

I asked yesterday if a 93 351w crank will work in a 79 block. If anyone
knows for sure if it will, please let me know.

I was also wondering if it is possible to sleave 1 cracked cylinder
wall, which if ok I will not need the 79 block. This is perferable cause
I think it will save me money overall and less headaches.

The reason I am asking this is because I have a 93 F-150 with a 351 and
back Feburary I hydrolocked it. Then finally over the summer it was
rebuilt, balanced, and a few mods added. I drove it for approxiametly 60
miles and then a valve broke and bent the rod and hurt the piston.
Therefore my crank has been turned and is in excelent shape, not to
mention balanced. Details about it are on my website at
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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 22:46:36 -0600
Subject: FTE Perf - RE: FTE 97up - Warranties and Perf. Mods


Here is a post from the performance list that got me thinking about shoring
up the 4R70W. But I have much more research to do.

I must have missed your earlier post on this subject. I also have the 4R70W
trans. in my 300+ HP 5.0 powered 1994 Supercab. I contacted Art Carr about
the problems with this transmission. In reality this trans. is actually an
AODE with a better 1st gear ratio. The total parts cost to make this tranny
virtually bulletproof was a little over $500 and then of course you have to
figure in the labor to install it. The rebuild kit basically contained a
stronger drum assembly with more clutches, Torrington bearings and other
internal parts, it also would be a wise idea to buy the Art Carr valve body
kit. I made the mistake of putting in the Transgo kit and I am not really
happy with it. I sold the Art Carr kit to a buddy of mine for his 4R70W and
after installation the tranny woke right up. It shifts better then my
Transgo equipped trans. and the temps stay steady, whereas mine has various
temp readings. If you want more info and part numbers, Email me off list and
I can send them to you.
Again my 5.0 is putting out over 300+ HP to the rear wheels and I have yet
to have a problem with the trans. since the rebuild using the Art Carr
parts. I compete in the Fun Ford Weekend Top Truck class, 2nd in the points
for the nation, and also race my truck regularly on the weekends. Plus I am
a Maintenance Supervisor for an apartment complex and have my truck loaded
Hope I have helped,
Wayne Foy

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Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Warranties and Perf. Mods

In a message dated 11/10/99 3:43:22 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> Bullet proof the 4R70W Tranny with Art Carr mods

Hey Joe,

I'm curious. What are your plans?

97 F150 ORP 4.6 and 4R70W
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