97up-list-digest Tuesday, June 23 1998 Volume 01 : Number 127



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System
Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System
Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System
FTE 97up - RE: Piston Slap
Re: FTE 97up - stolen truck
FTE 97up - Ford Medium Duty Trucks
FTE 97up - 4R100 noise
Re: FTE 97up - Performance
Re: FTE 97up - Ford Medium Duty Trucks
Re: FTE 97up - "99 Model Changes
Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System
FTE 97up - Height of 1998 F150 4x4 Supercab SB

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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 98 6:41:17 -0400
From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
Subject: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System

I'm debating getting the Eddie Bauer version Expedition (I plan on ordering
a '99 when they are available). The main reason I'm considering the Eddie
Bauer is for the Mach stereo system. I have not been able to find out much
about this stereo setup. My questions are:

Who makes the receiver, amps, etc? Who makes the speakers? Is there a sub
woofer? If so, where is it located?

If you own the Mach system, tell me what you think. Does the CD changer
skip? I'm considering tackling the installation of a high end
stereosystem myself after I get the truck and therefore settling on an XLT
model. Anybody have any thoughts or info?

Thanks.

Pierre L. Smith

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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 07:48:37 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System

The Mach audio in the Expedition is a 290 watt 7 Speaker system. The Sub is
located on the right hand side rear corner. It uses the standard receiver
made by Ford. I'm not sure who makes the speakers and amps. Many vehicle
lines use Mach audio and many that have it had JBL before they offered Mach,
so there is a possibility that it is JBL but I doubt it. I think everything
is Ford related (except the CD Changer they have different sources for
those). Ford has a very expensive (compared to other automakers) audio
design area. I really like the sound of the Mach audio (The Mustang version
is much better with the 460 watts, but Expedition is still good). The
biggest advantage it has over and aftermarket system is the clarity. I've
never heard a add on system that the high's or low's didn't overpower the
music at high volume.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Ford-Mercury
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From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
To: 97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 5:59 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System


>I'm debating getting the Eddie Bauer version Expedition (I plan on ordering
> a '99 when they are available). The main reason I'm considering the Eddie
>Bauer is for the Mach stereo system. I have not been able to find out much
>about this stereo setup. My questions are:
>
>Who makes the receiver, amps, etc? Who makes the speakers? Is there a sub
>woofer? If so, where is it located?
>
>If you own the Mach system, tell me what you think. Does the CD changer
>skip? I'm considering tackling the installation of a high end
>stereosystem myself after I get the truck and therefore settling on an XLT
>model. Anybody have any thoughts or info?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Pierre L. Smith


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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 11:18:50 EDT
From: KWkM3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System

In a message dated 98-06-22 06:48:25 EDT, you write:


skip? I'm considering tackling the installation of a high end
stereosystem myself after I get the truck and therefore settling on an XLT
model. Anybody have any thoughts or info?

Thanks.

Pierre L. Smith >>


The Mach system is pretty good for a stock system. CD player hasnt skipped
yet. If you have experienced a decent high end system then you will be
disappointed with the stock one.

Harry
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 09:00:54 -0700
From: Jay Murphy
Subject: FTE 97up - RE: Piston Slap

Piston slap is a somewhat loud knocking sound that last for a couple of
minutes at cold startup.

Don't get me wrong, I very much like the truck and would buy another if I
had the need. I just wish it was easier to deal with Ford and find a dealer
in Phoenix that REALLY cared about first rate customer service. I'm sure
you'll enjoy your truck like I do.

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From: owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Logerman AOL.COM
Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 8:06 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: FTE 97up-97up questions


btw, what is engine slap

Eric
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 16:22:22 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - stolen truck

What color is it?
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 17:02:14 -0500
From: Randy Robb
Subject: FTE 97up - Ford Medium Duty Trucks

I just stopped at the Ford web site
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordvehicles.com/worktrucks/ and see the medium duty F-800 is
now available. I must say I'm disappointed, no crew cab option, no air
suspension, the baby Cummins ISB, and auto transmission only available
in the light duty configuration. Is this what Ford's going to offer, or
is there more to come? I was hoping to see the 250-300 HP Navistar or
Cummins diesel, an Allison MD series transmission and the above
mentioned features that would accentuate this model above the F-550 in
power and performance.
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 20:57:37 -0500
From: "Roy E. Springer"
Subject: FTE 97up - 4R100 noise

Saw something described in another forum, anyone heard about or experienced
this?

99 F250SD with 4R100 auto, no PTO.
The transmission makes a weird noise.
When in Park or Neutral, engine at idle, there is a "gear chatter" noise.
The noise disappears if the engine operates above idle.
Customer's dealer advised that Ford is aware of this problem and is looking
into
it and at present is advising owners to continue driving their vehicles
as normal.

I have one of these arriving soon, am interested in any information on the
subject.

Thanks,

Roy




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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 19:35:39 -0700
From: jdb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Performance

Another great weekend camping!!!

4 speed automatic, 3.73 axle ratio, no limited slip





Chad Royse wrote:
>
> If I might bother you to reply again... What gears do you have?
>
> Chad
>
> jdb pacbell.net wrote:
>
> > I have a F-350 Supercab 4X4 V-10 carrying a 10 1/2 ft Bigfoot camper and
> > I've averaged 10 mpg with mostly highway driving (but hilly not flat).
> > Without the camper but highway I get about 12 mpg but in stop and go
> > traffic it gets about 8 mpg. This is about 1 month of experience (2000
> > miles).
> >
> > Jim Spillman wrote:
> > >
> > > On two prior occasions, I have asked owners of '99 SD truck with the V-10
> > > Triton to come forth with some experience with fuel consumption. C'mon,
> > > share your findings when driving the truck empty and also when towing.
> > > Specifics about what you are towing would be helpful.
> > >
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 19:57:33 -0700
From: Bob Illingworth
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Ford Medium Duty Trucks


WATCH OUT FOR THE 550. I HAVE ONE AND LOVE IT BUT THE COST IS TO HIGH.
ONLY 8MPG                
I REPEAT ONLY 8 MPG.

Randy Robb wrote:
I just stopped at the Ford web site
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordvehicles.com/worktrucks/
and see the medium duty F-800 is
now available.  I must say I'm disappointed, no crew cab option,
no air
suspension, the baby Cummins ISB, and auto transmission only available
in the light duty configuration.  Is this what Ford's going to
offer, or
is there more to come?  I was hoping to see the 250-300 HP Navistar
or
Cummins diesel, an Allison MD series transmission and the above
mentioned features that would accentuate this model above the F-550
in
power and performance.
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Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 20:07:11 -0700
From: Bob Illingworth
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - "99 Model Changes


Nathan are you doing this work from or for a dealership?

Bob I
 
 

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Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 00:58:15 EDT
From: Logerman aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Mach Stereo System

I would recommend that you get an XLT and put an awsome aftermarket stereo
system in at half the price they would charge you. Personnaly I enjoy all of
the amenities of the Eddie Bauer, but if you dont care to have them, why pay
the price

Eric
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Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 06:55:56 -0400
From: Lou Mallia
Subject: FTE 97up - Height of 1998 F150 4x4 Supercab SB

I've checked the old ('97) F150 brochure that I have, and it lists every
truck dimension except height. Could someone in the know please post
this, or send it to me via email?

Also, I've been watching the discussion regarding the shape of the bed
on the F250 SD. Does anyone know if any pickup cap manufacturers are
working on designs that will fit the bed without having the strange look....


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