97up-list-digest Monday, July 6 1998 Volume 01 : Number 140



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - F150 4x4 vs. F250SD 4x4 gas mileage
Re: FTE 97up - July/fix's
FTE 97up - Re: Wheel Alignment was Tire Pressure
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Wheel Alignment was Tire Pressure
Re: FTE 97up - F250SD pickup box, and caps (topper's)
Re: FTE 97up - July/fix's
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE 97up - ADMIN: June Archives
FTE 97up - Slick 50 and the '99 Powerstroke
Re: FTE 97up - Slick 50 and the '99 Powerstroke
FTE 97up - New 5.4L engine

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 07:48:54 -0400
From: Lou Mallia
Subject: FTE 97up - F150 4x4 vs. F250SD 4x4 gas mileage

Can anyone compare the gas mileage of the following two vehicles:

1) F150 4x4 Supercab SWB 4.6L 5-speed 3.55 axle
2) F250SD 4x4 Supercab SWB 5.4L 5-speed 3.75 axle

EPA estimates or actual experiences would be fine.
Thanks,
Lou

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 09:35:06 -0400
From: "John R. Mohme"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - July/fix's

Privacy glass? How dark is it.

I've got it on my 250SD, it does nothing for heat rejection so I added
aditional Titanium based tint darkened to the maximum legal in Florida.

Results are spectacular. I recommend doing just as I have, you'll be
satisfied.
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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 10:15:54 EDT
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Wheel Alignment was Tire Pressure

Off thread, but that's OK, right? Good shops are hard to find, but 25 years
ago, when I drove a Corvette, I found a front end shop in El Paso that went
the extra mile for customers. One trick they used was to check out your
normal driving mode vis-a-vis passengers. As I was a single guy who usually
was dateless, the shop would put sandbags equal to my weight on the drivers
side seat before working on the car. Don't KNOW if it made a difference, but
it sure SEEMED to. Butch Davis-
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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 07:34:32 -0700
From: WiNk
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Wheel Alignment was Tire Pressure

Ford did a great deal with the sandbags (gas tank) it's on the same side as the
driver. Why the engineers did that is beyond my understanding. 25 or more gals.
of gas should throw something out of whack with the drivers weight added to the
alignement equation.


JDavis1277 aol.com wrote:

> Off thread, but that's OK, right? Good shops are hard to find, but 25 years
> ago, when I drove a Corvette, I found a front end shop in El Paso that went
> the extra mile for customers. One trick they used was to check out your
> normal driving mode vis-a-vis passengers. As I was a single guy who usually
> was dateless, the shop would put sandbags equal to my weight on the drivers
> side seat before working on the car. Don't KNOW if it made a difference, but
> it sure SEEMED to. Butch Davis-
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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 13:23:17 EDT
From: John941 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F250SD pickup box, and caps (topper's)

Lou:
Both Century and Leer are making caps but I believe only one type each. They
are coming out with additional models in the fall(I just talked to Leer last
week).
John
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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 13:24:32 EDT
From: John941 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - July/fix's

The privacy glss on the rear door of the CC are dark enough so you really
can't see in them.
John
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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 16:37:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:

- - Several pictures added to pictorial (let me know if I missed yours, I
have a bunch of pictures that I lost the original email to!).
- - Rotary Lift article added to the tech articles page.
- - Several links added.

The new products pages are nearly complete and will be up tomorrow
night! This will feature products which are available at a discount to
Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members and web site visitors. Items
covering all years will be featured. If these pages do well we'll be
able to expand our free services. Web space has been tight so we
haven't been able to do some of the things we've been wanting to.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 17:05:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: June Archives

June list archives are now on the web site. This
includes the new Performance list archives.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 17:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: STEVEN.BAKER roche.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Slick 50 and the '99 Powerstroke

I'm getting close to my first oil change so I started calling
around town and seeing who is familiar with the Powerstroke
engine. I called a place called 'Q-lube', which is owned by
Quaker State and they told me that they do deisels all of the
time, and that the Powerstroke actually takes 14.5 quarts.

Anyway, these are the same people that have done all of the
oil changes in my other cars and so far they have done an
excellent job. From past experiences, I know that they are
going to try and hit me up for a bunch of oil additives like
Slick50, though I don't know for sure if they push them on
Deisels.

So I am curious -- what is the recommended situation for
Slick50 and the Powerstrokes?

How about furthur down the road when I let them change my
trans fluid? They also push a Slick50 additive for the
transmission.

By the way, the guy told me that the basic oil change and
lube would run me about $50 -- right at double what I was
paying for my little Dodge car (yes, the Powestroke was a big
jump up from my long-commute Neon era), but that's what money
is for -- to spend.

Sitting here with no knowledge about Deisels and Slick50, I
would probably not let them add it, but I was curious what
everyone else thought.

Steve

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 20:29:55 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Slick 50 and the '99 Powerstroke

Read the snake oil article linked on the web site. Hit "Misc" to
find it. You'll run from Slick 50 after reading it!
http://www.ford-trucks.com

Ken

At 05:45 PM 7/5/98 -0400, you wrote:
> I'm getting close to my first oil change so I started calling
> around town and seeing who is familiar with the Powerstroke
> engine. I called a place called 'Q-lube', which is owned by
> Quaker State and they told me that they do deisels all of the
> time, and that the Powerstroke actually takes 14.5 quarts.
>
> Anyway, these are the same people that have done all of the
> oil changes in my other cars and so far they have done an
> excellent job. From past experiences, I know that they are
> going to try and hit me up for a bunch of oil additives like
> Slick50, though I don't know for sure if they push them on
> Deisels.
>

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 21:47:04 -0500
From: Sven Setterdahl
Subject: FTE 97up - New 5.4L engine

Anyone know if/when the improved 5.4L will be put in the Super Duties? Here's the
Ford World News article I read about it.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordworldnews.com/index.html/f-series_new_v8.htm

Sven

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