Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:52:05 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #10

fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, January 10 1998 Volume 02 : Number 010

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In this issue:

Manual Transmission [David ]
Re: Manual Transmission [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Bronco II Stuff [Lou Guerriero ]
RE: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger [Jeff Baker



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 00:11:07 -0500
From: David
Subject: Manual Transmission

While looking over my owner's manual I notice that the manual transmission
in the ranger uses the same fluid as the automatic. Does any one know why?
Would changing it to a manual fluid make any change or affect performance?


Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 21:42:54 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Manual Transmission may want to doublt check that..but i could be wrong...



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 02:40:34 -0500
From: Lou Guerriero
Subject: Re: Bronco II Stuff

Hi all...

What are the best tires for all terrain type apps? I am in
desperate need of new ones.. (bumped someone the other day! ouch!), and
am looking at the Bridgestone AT's.. I like the look, and they seem to
be reasonably priced.... Any comments? I've also seen a few others I
like the look of.. the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S are nice too..

Also... What can be done to increase the performance on a Bronco
II 2.9 88? I am thinking of replacing the exhaust system.. from the
headers back.. the truck is paid for.. and this summer.. I wanna spice
her up a bit.

Thanks in advance!


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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 06:28:36 -0500
From: Jeff Baker
Subject: RE: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger

My Ranger (1992 XLT Longbed) also has the 8 spark plugs. When I first bought
the truck, I asked the Ford maintenace guy what the other 4 were for. His
answer was, when the computer detects that there is too much un burnt fuel
in the exhaust, it fires the second set along with the first set. Mark F.
was correct, it is for fuel efficiency, but it is also part of the
emmissions crap that the govt. requires. I suppose that it would also tend
to increase power when under a load, since that is when fuel usage is the

Hope you continue to enjoy your new Ranger. I bought mine in '92 with 28
miles on it. Just rolled over 79000 and have yet to take it the repair shop.
An occasional tune-up, oil change, etc... is all I have done. I also run 8
Bosch platinum plugs. I LOVE them.

Jeff Baker (Home)


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