Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 04:47:24 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #62

fordtrucks-small-digest Sunday, March 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 062

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In this issue:

Re: Explorer Suspension... [TCPFL ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #61 ["Alan Heaberlin" ]
ADMIN: Thanks for the digests [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #61 ["Lou Guerriero" ]
91 Ranger 4.0L [Peter Teipe ]



Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 08:11:01 EST
Subject: Re: Explorer Suspension...

Get in touch with Steeda Auto Sports.
They used to just do Mustangs (my 93 Cobra for example) but they're getting
more heavily into Ford truck performance and suspension parts now as well.
If they don't have the parts they can probably point you in the right
Good luck


Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 06:39:53 -0800
From: "Alan Heaberlin"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #61

>I also have an 86 Bronco II. I have played with the timing on my Bronco.
Every time I would move the distributor, the timing changed for a second to
two then return to its previous setting. I am assuming the computer
adjusted the timing back to it original mark. No matter what I did, I could
not change the timing on Bronco II, the computer always overrode it.
>Hope this helps
>Keith Srb
>Mesa, AZ
The timing is controlled by the computer but there is a wire on the right
(passenger) side of the engine compartment called the "spout." Removing the
connector disables the electronic engine control so you can set the base
value on the timing. I have also pulled the spout to get home after an EEC
failure and the truck wouldn't run otherwise. Do yourself a favor and get a
good manual to familiarize yourself with the computer controls on your rig!
Buffalo Al
1986 Ranger 4WD
1994 Explorer Sport (RED)


Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:33:21 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Thanks for the digests

Rather than individually thank the (many) people who sent me the
digests I was missing...

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send them, I really
appreciate it.



Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:37:58 -0500
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #61


Interesting thing I've found out. For all you Ranger/Bronco II owners
with water probs (wet carpets anyone?)

I have previously mentioned the "baggy" objects I found in the forward
corner between the firewall and the quarterpanel/fender (near the windows)

Well.. after removing ALL the inside trim.. I finally tracked down One
of my leaks. .(the biggest). It seems that this "channel" goes right down,
and is a space for wiring etc.... the hole is between the emergency
break... just up a bit, hidden by a noise reducing rubberized panel. The
cotton type material on the back of this panel was wet.. so I reached up as
far as I could, and found a LARGE hole... Stuffed with more "plastic bag"
type material!!!!!! Yoiks! This is engineering???? Aaaahhhh....

Well.. at least now I know from whence most of my water comes.... Now
to figure out a way to divert it from above..... and seal that hole! (gonna
be hard with the wiring down there...)

Hope this helps others with the same prob..... Tomorrow I check the
passenger side!

Lou Guerriero


Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:45:47 -0800
From: Peter Teipe
Subject: 91 Ranger 4.0L

Hello everyone..

First, my knowledge of cars is fairly limited. But here's what I've got:

1991 Ranger 4.0L with about 113,000 on it , and I'm looking
to do whatever I can to make it run better. I had a Magnaflow
cat-back exhaust put on almost 2 years ago which helped out a lot.
I've had the Trans rebuilt (i'm the 2nd owner- owner #1 never
had the trans serviced properly), U-Joints replaced (last month),
and the normal stuff - new plugs / air filters (as needed) , and regular
oil changes every 3-4000 miles.

New tires (Price/ Costco) were installed in October 97
after wearing the crap out of some very loud and peeling Bridgestone
Duelers. I run your standard Texaco or Mobil 87 octane gas, which
I guess is ok.

A friend told me that Ford designed these motors to run on 87 octane,
and that running higher (89 +) doesn't make much difference, except
of course your wallet. Is this true??




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