IDIDieselJohn: I wasn't very dirty to begin with, and I use to work as a car detailler, I can polish the biggest turd you can find me.
Nick Dennis: how did you get the interior so clean??
or was it like then when you got it?
Jack Hitchcock: Although on the XLT models it will chime instead of buzz.
brendonk01: I like it other than the automatic transmission lol
fordfurious1998: @FordMan055 i can answer that my dad use to have the same truck its to indicate the keys have been turned to acc or if the doors open it will make that sound two (if the keys are in the ignition
IDIDieselJohn: Fasten Seat Belt warning, or if you leave your key in the ignition, and open the door, it will also buzz to let you know you forgot your keys.
IDIDieselJohn: About 2mpg drop.
Joshua Brown: @IDIDieselJohn How much do you mean by slightly? And I understand that the 302 isn't as good, that's why I was going to do a swap only after this one blows. But still, that'll be like another 400,000 Lol
IDIDieselJohn: I recently re-calculated mpg, driving 55 on the highway, grandma take offs, etc. gave me 14.1mpg. 90% highway driving.
IDIDieselJohn: The E10 will slightly lower your mpg. Here in Canada, it's all been E10 for years now. Makes absolutely no difference in engine performance! It actually cleans out the system, tank and everything. So if some time later it start loosing power and etc., change your fuel filter, the E10 cleans out the tank and all the crap ends up plugging the filter, if the tank was dirty enough. Also E10 prevents fuel from freezing no matter the temps*
The 302 is not a very good engine compared to the 300.....
Joshua Brown: @IDIDieselJohn The EPA rated it at 14 City and 17 Highway. My truck is same year, motor, only it's an XLT Lariat and a 5 speed. I mostly drive highway and I normally get 20 if not a little more. My gas gauge doesn't work and I only have my front 19 gallon tank, and I only have to fill when the Trip meeter gets to about 250-280, and I only end up putting about 17 or 18 gallons in.
Joshua Brown: Hey John. I got a question for ya again about my truck, 1989 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 300 I6 EFI motor with the 5 speed manual. When I bought the truck the guy before me said he only used Unleaded. Well, for me that means that gas is $3.54 per gallon!! Have you ever tried to use the 10% Ethinol Fuel? If so did it change MPG's or how the engine ran or anything? Also, when this motor dies I plan on switching for the 302. Know how hard that might be? Thanks!
Joshua Brown: @ClayPigeonKiller Lol, I have the XLT Lariat. Not very fancy, but way ahead of it's time for a 1989
Kenneth Coventry: @ClayPigeonKiller
I'm aware that the Customs were the lowest end trucks, but I honestly loved it better than my grandfather's XLT. I'm a Ford guy, so I know the trim level by heart, but I guess my comment did kind of sound like I didn't know what I was talking about.
IDIDieselJohn: There excellent trucks and these straight 6's are bullet proof engines, but way to freaken hard on gas!
IDIDieselJohn: There is a couple that pop up for sell in my area with that combo or similar engine trans. combo, but most 4x4 trucks get beat to hell....so it makes it harder finding one of this age that's in half decent shape.
Kenneth Coventry: This really made me miss my 1989 F-150. I had a nice blue one. It was also a Custom (which I thought were better than the top trims of that time). I'm trying to find one like it, but it seems impossible to find a V8 that's stick shift and 4x4.
IDIDieselJohn: Bought it without a bed. Now has a short bed on a long box frame. lol
1989 Ford F150 300 Straight 6 Cold Start And Walkaround5
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