97up-list-digest Tuesday, June 30 1998 Volume 01 : Number 134



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - Re: PSD Fuel Economy was Captains Chairs
FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise
Re: FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise
Re: FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise
FTE 97up - re:
FTE 97up - Should I c*ncel my SD order?
Re: FTE 97up - Should I c*ncel my SD order?

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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:37:36 EDT
From: John941 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: PSD Fuel Economy was Captains Chairs

I have a new 99 PSD CC F250 and with only 600 miles on it I am getting 17.4
mph and not taking it easy. I am in the flat lands of Florida which probably
helps.
John
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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 07:19:26 -0700
From: Aaron_Kovach 3com.com
Subject: FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise

I just brought home my new 99 F250 SD 4X4 last week and I love it. I have a
question about the 5.4l engine.
When accelerating there seems to be a noise that almost sounds like pinging
coming from the engine. I am used to the old style 302,351,390 engines
and have had little experience with fuel injected overhead cam engines so I
don't know if this is a normal sound or if I should be concerned something
may be wrong.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Also, does anyone know what kind of gas mileage I can expect with 3.73
gears and automatic trans?

thanks
Aaron


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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:52:56 -0600 (MDT)
From: tekneek webtv.net
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise

Hi Aaron,
MY powerstroke has 100 miles still on full,
can't tell of milage on yours,the 3.73 is a good rear end,the larger
tires and the way truck rolls so freelywill be easy on gas I'm sure.

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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 11:48:47 -0500
From: Paul Olson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4 engine noise

I am no expert, but my guess is that your engine may be running too advanced.
The EEC tries to run the engine as advanced as possible. There are knock
sensors that should detect that ping and back off a little. Maybe something
isn't working correctly in that circuit. Just a guess. I would check it out,
because if this is the problem it will shorten your engine life. If you have
the luck I have it will last until the warranty is expired and then die.
Anyway, I hope this helps.


Aaron_Kovach 3com.com wrote:

> I just brought home my new 99 F250 SD 4X4 last week and I love it. I have a
> question about the 5.4l engine.
> When accelerating there seems to be a noise that almost sounds like pinging
> coming from the engine. I am used to the old style 302,351,390 engines
> and have had little experience with fuel injected overhead cam engines so I
> don't know if this is a normal sound or if I should be concerned something
> may be wrong.
>
>
>

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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 21:49:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - re:

Forwarded for: "jmc.chartier"

Robert M. Banton wrote:

> Does anyone have any suggestions on which power module is better Jet or
> Hypertech for a 97 F150 4.6l
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> Rob Banton
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Robert,

I had a Jet, and I replaced it with a Superchips. I play in the sand
duns with my 4x4 (5 speed) and although the Jet was better over stock I was
allways bumping against the revlimiter (5500 rpm) going up the hill. It
was either shift and loose speed going up or try to make it up the hill in
3rd 4x4Lo. Superchips reprogrammed the revlimiter to 6500 rpm and removed
the top speed limiter also. My .02

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier


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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 22:40:04 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - Should I c*ncel my SD order?

Forwarded for: Joe Zuk

I ordered my truck back in April and I have been hearing a few rumors
that if true may make me c*ncel my order. So if you know if these are
true or not please let me know:
- - V10 are sold out for 98 and are not being made any more.
- - No more 4x4 will be made until Sept.

Now I have asked my dealer about these and he said he has heard nothing
about these being true. But he also told me 3 weeks ago that the plant
would not be closing in July, now he saying that it will. So if you guys

know the truth please pass it along, right now my confidence in my
dealer is low. When I order this he said it would be here by June, well
June almost gone and I still don't have the truck.

Thanks,
Joe



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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 23:49:05 EDT
From: Dirtracr7 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Should I c*ncel my SD order?

A friend of mine ordered the V-10.He recieved a phone call 2 weeks ago telling
him the V-10 is no longer available.He ordered the power stroke.
Mark K.
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