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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 24

Today's Topics:

Re: New body style [DQEM46A prodigy.com (MRS GRETCHEN ]
1980 Bronco(302)RV camshaft [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Re]
New Front Suspension [Pete Wilhite ]
82 F150 and 90 Ranger wheels [Rob Eberhart
Re: 1980 Bronco(302)RV camshaft ["J. Martin"
Re: F350 questions [Barbara Harris ]
Re: New body style [skidoguy cyberbeach.net ]
RE: F350 questions ["DAVID MUMMERY"
RE: New body style ["DAVID MUMMERY"
ADMIN: Security/copyright problems [Ken Payne ]
Re: Valve Cover GAskets [Bill Funk ]
Re: F350 questions [Lehmandp aol.com ]
turbo diesel cooling problems. ["matthew.r.merritt"
Re: turbo diesel cooling problems. ["J. Martin"
Re: Valve Cover GAskets [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Re]
Re: turbo diesel cooling problems. ["chita" ]
Re: turbo diesel cooling problems. ["chita" ]
Re: F350 questions [gizmow swbell.net ]

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:06:28, -0500
From: DQEM46A prodigy.com (MRS GRETCHEN MILLER)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: New body style
Message-Id:

please stop calling me MRS Gretchen Miller Please

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 97 10:51:25 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 1980 Bronco(302)RV camshaft
Message-Id:

Hope this gets out to the right place. I just subscribed and haven't gotten
listserv instructions yet for this list.

Anyway..I just rebuilt my 2 barrel 302 and put in an RV camshaft because my
friends said it would give a heavy truck like my Bronco more low-end torque
and midrange power (and better economy). After installing , I discovered that
the cam had the firing order of a 351W. Economy is down from around 16mpg to
7mpg. Power at take-off is like your foot is partly on the brake, and the
only way to get acceleration is to put the gas pedal to the floor (and even
then it's not what it was pre-build). I've checked timing, etc. and the only
thing I've discovered is that I don't have the amount of vacuum I feel like I
should have at the ported vacuum hookup (for the vaccum advance) at the carb.
The carb has a recent rebuild and wasn't a problem.

Has anybody installed an RV or towing cam? All the cam replacements I've seen
in the catalogs are direct replacements in the 302 or can be installed in the
351W by changing it's firing order to the 302. Nothing the other way around.
I'm wondering if my problems are caused by changing the 302 firing order.

Any help is appreciated!

Patrick Harrell
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 07:53:34 -0700
From: Pete Wilhite
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: New Front Suspension
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Has anyone done any serious 4-wheelin' with the new FORDs yet? I'm curious
about how the new front suspension hold up compared to the Twin Traction Beam.
********************
Pete Wilhite
peterw qualcomm.com

Office: W170G
(619) 651-0546
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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 10:45:24 -0500
From: Rob Eberhart
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 82 F150 and 90 Ranger wheels
Message-Id:
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Glen,

The F-150 has a 5x5.50 bolt circle from 1948-94 and the Ranger 4x4 has a
5x4.5, so no they will not fit. Try some aftermartket wheels like Cragar or
Progressive in a 5x4.5 bolt circle and 15x6 or 15x7.

Rob - Sales Manager Automotive Catalog
>
>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 08:48:20 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Glen Pace
>To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>Subject: Ranger 15" Rims
>Message-id:
>Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII
>
>Do rims from a 1982 F-150 4x4 fit a 1990 ranger 4x4 with factory
>15" wheels??
>Thanks in advance
>Glen
>Digest mode
>
>96 F-350 4x4
>77 F-250 4x4
>
>

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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 11:11:47 -0800
From: "J. Martin"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1980 Bronco(302)RV camshaft
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> Anyway..I just rebuilt my 2 barrel 302 and put in an RV camshaft because my
> friends said it would give a heavy truck like my Bronco more low-end torque
> and midrange power (and better economy). After installing , I discovered that
> the cam had the firing order of a 351W. Economy is down from around 16mpg to
> 7mpg. Power at take-off is like your foot is partly on the brake, and the
> only way to get acceleration is to put the gas pedal to the floor (and even
> then it's not what it was pre-build). I've checked timing, etc. and the only

Hello, Patrick!
Have you checked your compression in each cylinder?
This can tell you alot about what you have/don't have. If you don't
already have one, you can buy a compression gauge at most auto parts
stores--the kind that screw into your spark plug hole. if you've
rebuilt your motor, I would guess that you already have one. A
common prob in a newly rebuilt engine is the valve lash settings--
are your valves seating properly? this could be the prob--there is
no total sealing of the combustion chamber...Our E250 van has an
RV/Tow cam, and it is _alot_ better than a stock grind--you can
really feel the diff when we pull the horse trailer. I'd almost be
willing to bet that your compression will be down when you check
it...maybe it's just a simple valve-lash adj that's needed...
I hope so, for your sake! ;-) That's about all this pea-brain
can think of, at this moment...

Let us know what happens!

Josh --> '88 FDR

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:47:25 -0400
From: Barbara Harris
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F350 questions
Message-Id:
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If I had a choice today I think I would go with Dodge or Chevy. We
purchased a 94 crewcab dually new and we have had 6 transmissions rebuilt,
replaced and adjustd and it is sitting in our drive waiting to come up with
enough money to rebuild it again because Ford has washed their hands of it.
Before you purchase a Ford take a few minutes and call dealerships and
transmission shops and ask if they have many of the automatics with
overdrive{E4OD} type ford transmissions and just ask them point blank if
they rebuild alot of them and if they are a BAD transmission. We had a
1989 F-350 crewcab dually with a 460 gas and the C-6 type transmission and
we never were into motor or trans. Check dealers and service managers and
ask them if you can see the technical service bulletins on the E4OD
transmission and you will see how many updates and modifications they have
made and they are still failing. If anyone else has had same experiences as
we have contact me: DHawk21 aol.com Another note to you and that is we have
spent $9,000.00 dollars on this 94 in repairs, rentals and tow bills since
March of 94. "Have you driven a "LEMON" lately! We Have


At 07:35 AM 6/16/97 -0500, you wrote:
>RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
>
> TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>
> FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA
>
> DATE: 06/16/97
> TIME: 07:42:05
>
> SUBJECT: F350 questions
>
>
> Hello
>
> I am currently in the search for a tow vehicle to tow my 82 Scrambler,
> double axle trailer and gear. I was using a 95 cherokee and a tow
> dolly all of the time, but I have had ebough.
>
> I have spotted a 97 F350 4x4 regular cab with automatic, 5.8, air, off
> road and camper packages, manual hubs, and 4.10 gears. It was a
> special order but the guy backed out at the last minute. I was
> wondering how that truck would do in every day driving and when
> towing.
>
> I have been reading a lot of threads on the diesels here, and I am now
> curious. I live in a neighborhood where the your neighbor is right on
> top of you. I know that my friend's Dodge turbo diesel is noisy, and
> I was wondering how the Ford diesels are. I can see moving the truck
> out of the way every morning at 4:45 am and waking up the whole
> neighborhood.
>
> So here are my questions. I definitely want four wheel drive, but
> should I be looking at that F350 seriously, or would I regret it
> later? I also do not want a 460 due to every day gas mileage. I would
> probably be towing about 12 times per year, and total trailer + Jeep =
> 6500 pounds. I can have the dealer do a search and find a truck, but
> should I go for the 351 F350, or should I have a search done and get
> the diesel in F250 or F350 versions.
>
> Sorry for the length and amount of questions, but it is getting close
> to a time where I need a tow vehicle ASAP, and I do not want to buy
> something I am going to regret in 6 months.
>
> Thanks
>
> Robert Bubala
> mailto:robert.bubala rrd.com
> Iron Horse 4x4s Inc (NW Indiana) Vice-President
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /~iron
>
>
> p.s. If anyone out there is into off roading and has not been to
> Silver Lake Michigan, GO! I was there this weekend, and I am going
> back at least 3 more times this summer!
>
>
>
>
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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:39:37 -0400
From: skidoguy cyberbeach.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: New body style
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I think the 97 F150 Flareside is the best looking truck period.
Well I guess it's tied with the 99 F350. They are both awesome
looking trucks. I didn't really like the back of the regular F150
but it has grown on me. I also think the 2-tone paint makes them look
alot better.

Dale Grein
84 F150 4X4

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 00:14:05 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: F350 questions
Message-Id:

Barbara to bad about the probs. So far you are the only one that has that kind
of prob. At least that I know of. I have a 1996 F350 CrewCab 4x4 w/7.3L
Powerstroke. This truck has over 50,000 thousand miles and not one prob. I
also have a 1995 F150 4x4 w/5.8L this truck just turned 70,000 miles over the
weekend. Both trucks have the same trans that you have. Not one prob. My
trucks are use to plow snow,haul farm implementsand tractors,A boat, A jeep,
And a mustang when I have time for it. There are only Three things that I can
think of that could have happened #1 The trans was a lemmon, it happens thats
why there is a lemmon law. Which saya that if your truck or car has the same
probs. three times than the manufacture is to replace the truck! #2 The people
fixing the trans could not fix a just screwed you. And #3 You might need to
look at how you drive your truck. Do you make complete stops before going from
forwards to reverse? And so on. If #3 is the answer than you were lucky that
the dealer delt with you alt all. Besides People buy a dullie for the ability
to pull things, and the chevy or gmc's have no more power than my 1995 F150
w/351! They are not comfortable to drive for a long period. They just can not
be compared to the Ford. The Ford is in a higher class. And the new dodge.
What a joke. DId you know that is the most traded in truck on the market. Go
drive one and see for yourself. The ride sucks, unless you like jarring rides.
The 4x4 trucks sit to high for safe towing of heavy loads. So seeing that you
bought 1 dullie I am thinking that you tow heavy loads. Good Luck.


Robert, with what you want to tow you could get away with a F250 Heavy Duty.
If you are going to drive it a lot I would get the captains chairs and the
7.3L Diesel. THe chairs are so compfortabe on long or short drives. The diesel
is the most powerfull engine in a pickup period! They also get better milage
than the gas motors. If you like the older bodies you better hurry up. Ford is
going to change the body in 1998 and call it the 1999 F350 or F250. I would
recomend ordering one.
1) You get what you want!
2) It is cheeper. Most dealers will let them go for almost cost.
GOOD LUCK

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From: Barbara Harris
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 1997 11:47 AM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F350 questions

If I had a choice today I think I would go with Dodge or Chevy. We
purchased a 94 crewcab dually new and we have had 6 transmissions rebuilt,
replaced and adjustd and it is sitting in our drive waiting to come up with
enough money to rebuild it again because Ford has washed their hands of it.
Before you purchase a Ford take a few minutes and call dealerships and
transmission shops and ask if they have many of the automatics with
overdrive{E4OD} type ford transmissions and just ask them point blank if
they rebuild alot of them and if they are a BAD transmission. We had a
1989 F-350 crewcab dually with a 460 gas and the C-6 type transmission and
we never were into motor or trans. Check dealers and service managers and
ask them if you can see the technical service bulletins on the E4OD
transmission and you will see how many updates and modifications they have
made and they are still failing. If anyone else has had same experiences as
we have contact me: DHawk21 aol.com Another note to you and that is we have
spent $9,000.00 dollars on this 94 in repairs, rentals and tow bills since
March of 94. "Have you driven a "LEMON" lately! We Have


At 07:35 AM 6/16/97 -0500, you wrote:
>RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
>
> TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>
> FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA
>
> DATE: 06/16/97
> TIME: 07:42:05
>
> SUBJECT: F350 questions
>
>
> Hello
>
> I am currently in the search for a tow vehicle to tow my 82 Scrambler,
> double axle trailer and gear. I was using a 95 cherokee and a tow
> dolly all of the time, but I have had ebough.
>
> I have spotted a 97 F350 4x4 regular cab with automatic, 5.8, air, off
> road and camper packages, manual hubs, and 4.10 gears. It was a
> special order but the guy backed out at the last minute. I was
> wondering how that truck would do in every day driving and when
> towing.
>
> I have been reading a lot of threads on the diesels here, and I am now
> curious. I live in a neighborhood where the your neighbor is right on
> top of you. I know that my friend's Dodge turbo diesel is noisy, and
> I was wondering how the Ford diesels are. I can see moving the truck
> out of the way every morning at 4:45 am and waking up the whole
> neighborhood.
>
> So here are my questions. I definitely want four wheel drive, but
> should I be looking at that F350 seriously, or would I regret it
> later? I also do not want a 460 due to every day gas mileage. I would
> probably be towing about 12 times per year, and total trailer + Jeep =
> 6500 pounds. I can have the dealer do a search and find a truck, but
> should I go for the 351 F350, or should I have a search done and get
> the diesel in F250 or F350 versions.
>
> Sorry for the length and amount of questions, but it is getting close
> to a time where I need a tow vehicle ASAP, and I do not want to buy
> something I am going to regret in 6 months.
>
> Thanks
>
> Robert Bubala
> mailto:robert.bubala rrd.com
> Iron Horse 4x4s Inc (NW Indiana) Vice-President
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /~iron
>
>
> p.s. If anyone out there is into off roading and has not been to
> Silver Lake Michigan, GO! I was there this weekend, and I am going
> back at least 3 more times this summer!
>
>
>
>
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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 00:20:41 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: New body style
Message-Id:

Hey Gretchen, Wait till you se the new 1999 F350 and the 1999 heavy duty F250.
They will be close to the F150 but not a spitin look alike. They are neat
looken to me.

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From: MRS GRETCHEN MILLER
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 1997 12:11 AM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: New body style

Well at first I thought they were ugly but after a while they grew on
me and now I think I want one. I think they look better if they are
two tone to break up the body alittle so they don't look so fat is
the right word I think. At least with a truck you can tell what it
is from a distance with all these new cars they all look the same and
you don't know what they are until your on top of them, you think
they could get a little more creative.

Gretchen Miller
F150 4x4


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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 20:58:42 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: ADMIN: Security/copyright problems
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I just fetched new newsgroups on the Usenet and there's a group
called retix.mail.fordtrucks that had all the postings from the
1980 and later mailing list on it. Apparently someone at dee.retix
subscribed to the list and redirected the postings to the the
newsgroup. All the postings are there. This is in direct violation
of our charter which states that copyrights belong to the members
who post and messages may not get reposted in a public forum without
the member's permission. I've taken the offender off the subscriber
list plus I'm sending a complaint. Measures are going to get taken
to make sure these bozos don't do it again.

This has been going on since the 7th of this month, possibly longer.
Their address is mailgate dee.retix.com if anyone is interested in
telling them how you feel about this.

-Ken
1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 20:15:05 -0700
From: Bill Funk
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Valve Cover GAskets
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> From: Keith Srb
> Subject: Valve Cover Gaskets
>
> Has anybody got any tips they can share about replacing valve cover gaskets,
> particularly, which material makes the best gaskets? I have to replace the
> valve cover gaskets on my vehicles every fall. I am sure it has something to do
> with the AZ Summers.
>
> Thanks !

We have a '91 F-250/460 and a '92 Explorer Sport.
The valve cover gaskets were just replaced on the Explorer in
conjunction with an intake manifold gasket replacement. First time.
The F-250's not leaking any oil at all.
We live in Phoenix. I don't think the heat's the problem. I don't know
any others who are having a heat-related problem in this area, either.


--
Bill Funk
President, ASCII User Group
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.starlink.com/~ascii

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:58:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lehmandp aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F350 questions
Message-ID:

Robert Bubala, in a message dated 97-06-16 08:54:24 EDT, you write:

now
curious. I live in a neighborhood where the your neighbor is right on
top of you. I know that my friend's Dodge turbo diesel is noisy, and
I was wondering how the Ford diesels are. I can see moving the truck
out of the way every morning at 4:45 am and waking up the whole
neighborhood.
>>

An opinion:

I live in a "tight" neighborhood and have neighbor with the big Ford diesel.
It's a nice truck, and I think he drives it because "it's cool" (never see
him towing or hauling). But not too cool when everybody's sleeping. Very
annoying if not necessary to have the loud engine.

- David Lehman, F150 5.0L

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Date: 18 Jun 97 9:23:10
From: "matthew.r.merritt"
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: turbo diesel cooling problems.
Message-Id:
Content-Type: Text/Plain

I was surfing the net the other day and ran across a home page for a person who
was having trouble with his ford diesel. Apparently, his diesel had developed
pinhole leaks in the block that allowed coolant to mix with the oil and seize
the engine. Two Questions:

#1 Has anyone else had or heard of this happening?

#2 Does anyone know the address of that web page? ( I didn't mark it and now I
can't find it again.)

Thank you in advance.

Matt Merritt (take delivery of 1997 F350 4X4 turbo diesel in July)

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Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 10:12:58 -0800
From: "J. Martin"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: turbo diesel cooling problems.
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matthew.r.merritt wrote:
>
> I was surfing the net the other day and ran across a home page for a person who
> was having trouble with his ford diesel. Apparently, his diesel had developed
> pinhole leaks in the block that allowed coolant to mix with the oil and seize
> the engine. Two Questions:
>
> #1 Has anyone else had or heard of this happening?

HA! you have come to the right place...but not the right person...
HOOK him up, CHITA! ;-)

Chita will tell ya...chita knows...chita knows diesels...haha!

Later,

Josh --> '88 92 octane-powered FDR

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 11:28:21 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Valve Cover GAskets
Message-Id:

--- Begin Included Message ---

> From: Keith Srb
> Subject: Valve Cover Gaskets
>
> Has anybody got any tips they can share about replacing valve cover
gaskets,
> particularly, which material makes the best gaskets? I have to replace
the
> valve cover gaskets on my vehicles every fall. I am sure it has something
to do
> with the AZ Summers.
>
> Thanks !
-----------------------------

You might be tightening the bolts too tight. This can deform the valve cover
and cause leaking problems. The best gaskets are the silicone type. They
have a better fit, don't harden, and usually have built-in spacers at the
boltholes that prevent overtightening.

Just an idea,

__
(/_) _ _ /_ /_ / _ _ _ _ /) /)
/ (_(__ (_ / (_ (_(_/ (_/ (_(/_(__(__

Patrick Harrell
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:34:21 -0700
From: "chita"
To:
Subject: Re: turbo diesel cooling problems.
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> From: matthew.r.merritt

> I was surfing the net the other day and ran across a home page for a
person who
> was having trouble with his ford diesel. Apparently, his diesel had
developed
> pinhole leaks in the block that allowed coolant to mix with the oil and
seize
> the engine.

One page you might want to look at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.interstat.net/ford/

This is a big problem, which typically waits until well past the warranty
to show itself. The cure is quite expensive, involving tearing down the
engine and sleeving the affected cylinders or buying a new block or a new
engine! The complaints often show up as bearing failures/spinning.

Prevention (as usual) is far cheaper: pour in the appropriate amount of
coolant additive containing CDA4, a Fleetguard compound. Fleetguard makes
the Ford branded coolant additive, but the ingredient is available in many
other brands.

Advice: do NOT rely on your Ford dealer to do this when they change coolant
for you, even though there's a service bulletin on it. Insist, check up and
follow up. You're risking an engine rebuild otherwise.

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:39:14 -0700
From: "chita"
To:
Subject: Re: turbo diesel cooling problems.
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> From: J. Martin
>
> HA! you have come to the right place...but not the right person...
> HOOK him up, CHITA! ;-)
>
> Chita will tell ya...chita knows...chita knows diesels...haha!

ERK! And I already sent up my answer. No fair! Have I become tiresome on
this topic? I guess it has high valence with me, cuz the reason I got a
diesel was to go 400 - 500,000 miles and when I read those stories of
failures at 70,000, all my alarm bells went TILT!

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 10:38:20 +0000
From: gizmow swbell.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F350 questions
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I too live in a "tight" neighborhood. I drive a F250 c/c powerstroke diesel
as your neighbor does, and like him I dont haul or pull anything... I have
this truck for a good reason.... 6 passenger seating, 20+ mpg, 1.06 per
gallon diesel and a motor that you can put 250,000 + miles on. So he may be
more frugle than cool?

As for the noise.....When I pull into my neighborhood, I drop my truck to a
idle, go to 2nd gear (5 speed) and ease on home. I do this too for a couple
of reasons. 1.Watch for kids playing in the street 2. Not to disrupt the
community. and 3. Give my turbo time cool down after running down the highway.

I can assure you my truck makes far less noies than the school bus that
comes by twice a day.

Lets here from the rest of you "Cool" Powerstroke drivers?
What do you think???


Mike



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