Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
one of the guys on F150.net mentioned he had trouble getting codes off his car ('93) which used the same early code system...finally was told it took a specific type of reader to pull it off properly and the code was for a sticking EGR....
...in the meantime, I changed the gas caps this morning...heading over to Manitoulin Island early tomorrow, so if the light is still going to come on, I will know it. I think I will check with the dealer again, if the light is coming on...I will be stopping at a real good Ford dealer about an hour from me, on the way to "the Island", next week, and I'll find out if I should leave the truck running when I get there, if the light is on, just to ensure we get a code, if there is one to get...lol.
If the truck was higher mileage, I would not be so fussy, but it has only 110,000 km (under 70,000 mi), and it is otherwise very, very nice condition for a nearly 15 year old truck.
And thanks to the folks who run this board...I have only used it a couple of times since hooking up a few months ago, and the info you guys pass on is really excellent...
I am also glad to have another F-150. My first F-150 was a brand new '90 XLT Lariat Nov. 89) 2 wd, loaded with every option, and it was a beauty. The second was a '92 Flareside 2wd, also loaded, bought as a demonstrator in Nov. '92 (too good a deal to pass up; I wasn't even looking for another truck at the time)...I had it 13 years and 300,000 km...had swapped in 2 new fenders (minor rust), and was gonna change the doors, too (also minor rust), but my father hit black ice one day in November and that was the end of the Flareside...lol...engine was not even using oil when it was totaled, nor was the tranny acting up.
The current F-150 has the chrome bed rails off my '90 F-150 (my father bought the '90 and added a cap, and saved the bed rails 16 years til I grabbed them)....I also have the spare tire out of the '92 Flareside (it, the tailgate, and the grille were the only things not destroyed when the Flareside rolled...lol)
And a PSA about seat belts...we were wearing our seatbelts when the truck rolled..my father had a minor scratch on his head; I was uninjured in the initial impact; that is it... in the confusion of the truck being upside down in a shallow ditch about 6' below the road surface, I broke my arm when I got wedged between the seat and the altered roof line, not realizing what was going on...lol... the roof had been karate chopped between us, right to the dash, but it had not crushed the roof where we were sitting....