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  1. Support group for those waiting for their Ranger MY22

    All my previous Ford pickups (5) were special ordered, my 2020 Lariat took the longest to arrive, exactly 5 months, to the day...
  2. SSM 49264 - Climate Control Temperature Will Not Adjust With Clicking/Snapping Noise From The Dash

    Tell me about it... I used to wrench at a Lincoln-Mercury dealership during the mid '70's and worked on new Mercury Monarch's which sometimes had numerous rattle and squeak concerns in the dash and A pillar sections. A can of Rotunda silicone spray was my best friend, for the squeaks at...
  3. thief meets dogs

    ROFL! Prior to Pierre's arrival, there was Leo, a rescue from the local Humane Society, a feral who adopted me. Pierre learned early on to give Leo a wide berth with a few claw extended swipes to his nose from the cat. Leo maintained me on his staff for 22 years... They co-existed just fine...
  4. thief meets dogs

    Mahalo, Yet for his extreme territorial behavior on my property and in my vehicles, Pierre can be a very affectionate canine, if he likes you and does not sense you or anything to be a threat. True to the Frenchie nature, he's a unique personality and can be a playful clown when he wants to...
  5. Truck lights stay on when switched to off position.

    Not a week goes by without me seeing a car with just it's DRL's on motoring along in the dark with it's ass end in total darkness. It's highly doubtful that these vehicles are rentals, as this is on surface streets which tourist would not regularly travel. Just last week Saturday night I...
  6. Truck lights stay on when switched to off position.

    So true, however I'm wondering how many people will be killed or severely injured in the meantime... Illuminated instrument clusters whenever the ignition is on add to the false sense of security as well.
  7. Truck lights stay on when switched to off position.

    A good buddy's daughter was killed in a horrific car crash in CA a couple of years ago. She was a passenger in the back seat of a rented Camry on I5 headed from San Francisco to San Jose. The driver of the rented Toyota was unaware that he was driving at night with just DRL's on, oblivious to...
  8. Truck lights stay on when switched to off position.

    Using the word "dumb dumbs" is inadequate, these idiots should be referred to as morons instead. I cannot fathom how and why these jackasses think that the reduced light output from their headlights when in DRL mode and driving along nightime is normal. Not to mention the entire ass end of the...
  9. You might be a Redneck if...

    LOL! they actually needed just 1 length of wire if they had rammed each Super Duty's bumper into each other (using that as a ground path)... I remember driving through central Oregon in late '99 in my just delivered '00 Ranger S/Cab on a 4 lane highway. While motoring along at 70 or so I...
  10. You might be a Redneck if...

    Can't get much redder than this...lol
  11. Factory FX4 Skid Plate

    I did exactly the same to my '20 4x2, the steering gear looks to be very vulnerable, even in non-off-road driving...
  12. THE RANGER BOUNCE

    Or a brand new unladen fire (pumper) truck, you'll want to wear a kidney belt when driving that. In service, but unladen pumpers are better with regards to ride quality...
  13. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    LOL! Actually many years of beer drinking has precluded that notion, although I am not overly obese (waist size 37), long gone are the days when I weighed 150 lbs. One of the very first mods I did to my 4x2 S/Cab was to install a leveling kit, it raised the front about 2 inches. I don't have...
  14. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion...
  15. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    My first 4 years with the Honolulu Fire Department was spent as a mechanic, when I used to replace the tire and wheel assemblies I'd raise the truck only just high enough so that the tire was 2-4 inches off the ground, 90 % of the tires were 11R22.5's. Each fire truck carried an 8 foot steel bar...
  16. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    I truly feel sorry for some so-called automotive techs who feel compelled to base their diagnosis of an ICE based solely on what the code reader spits out. Case in point: I was asked by a good buddy to help his 25 year old Son, employed as a "tech" at a local Ford dealership. The poor kid was...
  17. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    Happy Birthday! I sure hope that 10 years from now I'll be able to do the things you can... As it is now, the puny 205/70R15 tires on my Honda seem to weigh as much as the 36's BFGoodrich all terrains I had on my '81 Flareside way back when...lol
  18. Dealer Oil Change Issue

    LOL, I'm 67 and had no problems whatsoever doing the task, didn't even have to raise the vehicle. As for the filter location, I've seen worse...a lot worse.
  19. No fuel filters?

    The failed factory installed pumps were, on the average 2-3 years old when they failed, some went bad just after the factory warranty expired. We did replace them with an OEM pump early on and did not notice any clogged "socks", we would have at least flushed out the tanks if we found any...
  20. No fuel filters?

    My very first paying job as a mechanic was at a neighborhood gas station, we'd see several Chevy Vega's towed in because the crappy Delco-Remy in tank fuel pump was known to go bad regularly. This fix was to install an inline Holley electric pump and extending the existing fuel line plumbing...
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