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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 07-24-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By rikard
On my 95 300 5spd 3.08 gears, which had the speed...

On my 95 300 5spd 3.08 gears, which had the speed density system, I did the "Six Liter Tuneup" which consisted of using the Ford motorsport wires, Motorcraft copper plugs gapped at .050, and...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-21-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By rikard
I agree with most of your plan except I would...

I agree with most of your plan except I would wait on pulling the alternator or starter unless they are showing signs of failing.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,420
Posted By rikard
I do a oil change every 5k (dino) with a...

I do a oil change every 5k (dino) with a Motorcraft or Purolator filter. I do the coolant every two years and the brake fluid every five years or if it looks contaminated. I change the diff, PS, and...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 02-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By rikard
IIRC your 86 has a computer controlled carb. When...

IIRC your 86 has a computer controlled carb. When these systems worked they would deliver very good fuel economy but after 25+ years few of them work well. The feed back system was only used for a...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain Talk 01-27-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By rikard
Most transmissions have over two to three gallons...

Most transmissions have over two to three gallons of total capacity. I don't think the transmission will engage with only half the fluid and if it does it might damage it.
In my experiance if a...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By rikard
Check the radiator cap. It should relieve at 13...

Check the radiator cap. It should relieve at 13 psi.
regards
rikard
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By rikard
On your drivers side door jamb there shouild be a...

On your drivers side door jamb there shouild be a vehicle ID sticker that gives a code for the transmission installed at the factory along with the rear axle type and ratio. Post the codes on here...
Forum: 6 Cylinder Engines 10-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By rikard
It depends what you want. A spreadbore 4 barrel...

It depends what you want. A spreadbore 4 barrel will give you the best performance because the smaller primaries will allow better fuel atomization because of the increased airflow through the...
Forum: 8 Cylinder Engines 10-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By rikard
Check the other terminal on the coil with a test...

Check the other terminal on the coil with a test light or meter and see if its pulsing on and off when the engine is cranking. If it isn't pulsing I would pull the codes from the computer. The...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By rikard
I believe the XL stands for extra load if...

I believe the XL stands for extra load if anything. I had some on my old Suburban and the weight rating the tire could handle was greater than a typical "P" series tire. The tire might be heavier...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 10-09-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By rikard
Yes it should stall out rather than slip. There...

Yes it should stall out rather than slip. There is a good chance the flywheel and/or clutch lining has been glazed or got contaminated at some point. IIRC there were two clutch diameters used a 10"...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 10-07-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,574
Posted By rikard
I had several Chevies of this vintage and they...

I had several Chevies of this vintage and they were good trucks on par with Ford models of this era with better performance but not as reliable. The one pictured appears to have been lowered so I...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,450
Posted By rikard
On a OBDI system removing the cat won't set a...

On a OBDI system removing the cat won't set a DTC. The O2 sensor is before the cat and its used to adjust the fuel air mixture. Even if you don't have to pass a sniff test you should keep the cat...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-30-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By rikard
Its showing the classic signs of an ECM gone bad....

Its showing the classic signs of an ECM gone bad. Most of the time its the capacitors that leak causing the board to short out. The computer is located in the drivers side kick panel. The electrical...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-19-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,876
Posted By rikard
I have the stock 95 amp unit on my 95 F150 and I...

I have the stock 95 amp unit on my 95 F150 and I have no issues but I'm all stock with only an aftermarket radio. I do have an Rv with electric trailer brakes and a 600w 120 volt inverter, but no...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 09-19-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By rikard
Check the fluid level in the clutch master...

Check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder. I would also bring it back to the dealer that did the work and make sure that they did all the work properly.
The 5 speed usually shifts very...
Forum: Electrical 07-17-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,096
Posted By rikard
On my 95 the fuel pump relay controls both tanks....

On my 95 the fuel pump relay controls both tanks. The selector switch on the dash directs the power to the selected tank. I did have to replace the switch on my old 92. My fuel pump relay is located...
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