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Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   07-07-2019, 01:36:PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By richards
As someone who had an engine replaced, 3.5l eco,...

As someone who had an engine replaced, 3.5l eco, at 4500 miles after crossing the Nevada desert to Arizona from California, you NEVER want to trust your temperature gauge on the dash. Mine showed...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   01-05-2019, 09:21:AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,390
Posted By richards
^^^^^^^^^^ confirmed by head mechanic at Jones...

^^^^^^^^^^ confirmed by head mechanic at Jones Ford in Camp Verde, AZ
Forum: Camper Vans and Conversions   01-04-2019, 05:50:AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By richards
I purchased the carefree manual awning for my 148...

I purchased the carefree manual awning for my 148 HR. At the time there was a mass shooting at the Fianiama factory in Florida so orders were stopped. The only thing I would do is buy part...
Forum: Off Topic   12-30-2018, 09:21:PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,197
Posted By richards
In the mid 80's, I was picked out by two...

In the mid 80's, I was picked out by two comedians at comedy corner in South Lake Tahoe. The question was are you Charles Manson? The first got some laughs the second one didn't. Some time later...
Forum: Camper Vans and Conversions   12-15-2018, 08:09:PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,163
Posted By richards
i have flown, driven and sailed down most of...

i have flown, driven and sailed down most of Baja. Mostly in the late 80's, 90's and early 2k's.
The most difficult parts are:
1. Getting through Tijuana.
2. The random stops by 16 year old's...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   12-01-2018, 10:28:AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,390
Posted By richards
i did google it. that is how i came up with the...

i did google it. that is how i came up with the eastern european (russia) comment. i also came up with the fact that one had been discontinued by google also. as the other units shown did not list...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   12-01-2018, 10:25:AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,390
Posted By richards
thanks for the info. i had reservations about the...

thanks for the info. i had reservations about the Eastern Europe shipping point.
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   11-30-2018, 05:30:PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,390
Posted By richards
they look really nice and simple to install (my...

they look really nice and simple to install (my kind of thing). is there a part number and or where did you get them? there are several out there but it seems some come from russia (ebay) and one...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   10-31-2018, 10:35:PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By richards
ah yes i had many a lsd in the 60's. should have...

ah yes i had many a lsd in the 60's. should have saved one for my transit 350 i would not have to be thinking about making the change. perhaps i can have a flashback, then there will be no...
Forum: Ford Transit Connect General Discussion   10-22-2018, 09:32:AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By richards
this is the full size transit forum. you should...

this is the full size transit forum. you should try the transit connect forum for a better shot at an answer.
Forum: Electronics, Audio, and Lighting   09-19-2018, 08:49:PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By richards
my 16 350 wagon xlt did the same thing coming...

my 16 350 wagon xlt did the same thing coming back from a long trip through the desert. after about 30 minutes it reset itself and has been fine for the last three months. the sensor may still be...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   09-18-2018, 02:36:PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By richards
having been raised in Palo Alto from the mid 50's...

having been raised in Palo Alto from the mid 50's to the late 60's when i graduated, the shoe has already fallen there. no interest in going there except to see my daughter who works in the page...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   09-07-2018, 03:16:PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,780
Posted By richards
As a person that has always worked outside, i...

As a person that has always worked outside, i have gone through: Datsun Pickup in the 70's, a Dodge 200 pickup in the 80's, an E350 Diesel in the 80's and early 90's, a Chevy 1500 in the 90's, a...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   08-19-2018, 09:11:AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By richards
yes m8 i think

yes m8 i think
Forum: Towing   08-12-2018, 05:11:PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,301
Posted By richards
do not rely on the temp gauge in the van. check...

do not rely on the temp gauge in the van. check for the slightest amount of oil in the coolant.

I was coming across the desert in my 350 wagon at about 105 degrees outside. got a transmission...
Forum: Ford Transit Service   07-08-2018, 09:19:PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,162
Posted By richards
you can take the van to an auto parts store and...

you can take the van to an auto parts store and have them run and obd code check for free to help you determine what is wrong. i would be careful or you might enter limp home mode when you least...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   06-29-2018, 03:01:PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,146
Posted By richards
if i am not mistaken there is a line in the tax...

if i am not mistaken there is a line in the tax form for expenses incurred by you for business or employment purposes. i would check to see if you can deduct the difference from what he pays vs the...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   06-11-2018, 10:50:PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By richards
My daughter lives in South San Jose and commutes...

My daughter lives in South San Jose and commutes to Palo Alto. She bought an electric vehicle so she could use the commuter lane. It saves her about an hour a day of commute time. The company she...
Forum: DIYs and Modifications   06-11-2018, 05:25:PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,442
Posted By richards
belloinsella makes the window coverings.

belloinsella

makes the window coverings.
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   06-06-2018, 07:53:PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,611
Posted By richards
has anyone installed a usb charger plug or plugs...

has anyone installed a usb charger plug or plugs up near the rear a/c controls and upper center light console area? i have found that the gps, phone and other electronics get really hot from the...
Forum: DIYs and Modifications   05-05-2018, 12:46:PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By richards
you can infill with plywood, insulation and then...

you can infill with plywood, insulation and then interior finishing.
Forum: Want To Buy & Looking For   04-01-2018, 12:32:PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By richards
I am in Sedona and have a pewter cloth two person...

I am in Sedona and have a pewter cloth two person seat from an xlt. These are the seats that are in the third and back rows. The only problem that I can see is that you will need to either add a...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   03-29-2018, 10:11:AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,153
Posted By richards
I would get the ecoboost. Good gas mileage (if...

I would get the ecoboost. Good gas mileage (if you drive without the heavy foot) and no DEF (diesel emission fluid) to worry about. The last one comes from talking with a service foreman who was...
Forum: Ford Transit Troubleshooting   03-23-2018, 06:25:PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By richards
i had same issue 150 miles after having my O2...

i had same issue 150 miles after having my O2 sensor replaced. it happened in the dealers lot so they hooked it up to their computer. ran through everything and came away with a potential loose...
Forum: Ford Transit General Discussion   03-08-2018, 03:23:PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,284
Posted By richards
i do not crawl under cars cause i am old. ...

i do not crawl under cars cause i am old. however looking at the BEEM manual pictures of the under carriage does not appear to have sufficient room for a large size tank. Hein makes a double...
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