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Look at it this way.... there are things I will...

Look at it this way.... there are things I will attempt at home for repairs and renovations.... When they start looking like a giant jigsaw puzzle, I back off and enlist the aid of a paid...
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It's not a matter of "filling the chip back...

It's not a matter of "filling the chip back up"... Clearing whatever DTC that was stored in memory set a P1000 "code". This code will be stored in memory until all the emissions monitors are...
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Let's step back a pace or two... There have...

Let's step back a pace or two...

There have been three disticntly different 351s... The 351W shares much with the 302 but the block is about 1" wider. Valve covers interchange and heads "may"...
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Not a small job but it is doable... transmission...

Not a small job but it is doable... transmission will also need to be changed. Of course the 4X4 driveshafts will be required... a little added cost if the wheelbases are different, too.

Patience...
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First thing you'll want to check is for clearance...

First thing you'll want to check is for clearance at the firewall. The HEI distributor is much larger around than the breaker point distributor and I have seen some conversions get fouled up by a...
02-12-06, 12:52 PM
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Smelly dog run...

We have a good sized portion of our back yard fenced off as a dog run. Half of it is made of concrete sidewalk bloacks, and the dogs (thankfully) usually use that area for stuff I can scoop up.
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Well, the PS didn't help at all... being at the...

Well, the PS didn't help at all... being at the envelope of my knowledge, it was off to the local shop.... mobo is frapped. It's never a good thing to hear that your not so old, state of the art mobo...
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Is this vehicle equipped with daytime running...

Is this vehicle equipped with daytime running lights.
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I just went through something similar with a...

I just went through something similar with a nasty little beauty called "Spyware Srike" or similar...

I found out it's a variation of SpyAxe. If you Google that term, you will find a little...
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Naturally, none of the "donors" that I have use...

Naturally, none of the "donors" that I have use the same mobo connections as what I currently have. Being a fatalist, I'll spring for a 400 watt or better power supply and try it.... if nothing else,...
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Power supply?

My desktop is about 4 years old.... ABout a week before the following concern, I had taken it to the shop to blow out all the dust bunnies (a yearly ritual).

It shut down normally one night but...
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You need to be looking at CFM rating.... some air...

You need to be looking at CFM rating.... some air tools are "thriftier" than others when it comes to air consumption. There is nothing quite as frustrating as waiting for the compressor to catch up....
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Kerosene lacks sulfur which, AFAIK, aids in...

Kerosene lacks sulfur which, AFAIK, aids in lubricity. Low sulfur fuels have been mandated and they are causing quite a stir in the field of diesel technology.

With what diesel repairs cost, we...
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Depends on the system... naturally, you want to...

Depends on the system... naturally, you want to be sure that you wont have a power source involved in your battery cable idea. I've used this method before..... much easier is to disconnect the...
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Many good links... but I'm not sure many wil...

Many good links... but I'm not sure many wil discuss the "cons" of bio-diesel. AFAIK, most manufacturers caution against anything over B5 (95% diesel fuel - 5% "stuff").

Vegetable oils are...
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Depends on engine size.. 4.0 is usually 13mm.......

Depends on engine size.. 4.0 is usually 13mm.... Most others in the Ford line-up are 16mm - same thing as 5/8ths...
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If the clutch chatters when you start out.... if...

If the clutch chatters when you start out.... if the clutch slips - more noticeable in higher gears.... if the clutch wont disengage (though other factors may influence this).

If you do a lot of...
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I'm not familiar with the vehicle... if it has...

I'm not familiar with the vehicle... if it has independant rear suspension, it should have a 4 wheel alignment, though.
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Might be an idea to mention what the problem was...

Might be an idea to mention what the problem was diagnosed a being..... We'd look pretty silly if the repair included removing the instrument panel and you weren't up to the task....
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Much can depend on the generator... Electric...

Much can depend on the generator... Electric motors, heating elements and light bulbs really don't care that much what the frequency of the AC current is. Many electronic devices need ~60Hz before...
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Gad... I can never remeber the name......

Gad... I can never remeber the name... "something? Gold... it's a deep blue colour... not a bad aroma in and of itself. We never have an odour problem.

FWIW, the best way is to prevent the chance...
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IIRC, yours will still be fitted with torsion...

IIRC, yours will still be fitted with torsion bars. If so, you can gain a little by screwing the adjusters in BUT.... the front end will need to be re-aligned AND you can expect a firmer ride. The...
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NOx is formed when combustion chamber temps are...

NOx is formed when combustion chamber temps are too high (IIRC, 1220 degrees or so). I don't know if ignition timing is adjustable on your truck or not.... if it has a crank sensor separate from the...
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Start by avoiding that shop like the plgue.... if...

Start by avoiding that shop like the plgue.... if they can't get a simple system like EGR right......

On your car the *most likely* cause is the DPFE sensor... a known area of concern on Fords....
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Check the arm of the tensioner.... you will find...

Check the arm of the tensioner.... you will find a square drive slot that will accept a 1/2" drive ratchet or breaker bar.
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