97up-list-digest Wednesday, July 22 1998 Volume 01 : Number 159



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - F250 Superduty Engines: mileage and performance?
FTE 97up - Fw: 5.4L V-8 horsepower
Re: FTE 97up - F250 Superduty Engines: mileage and performance?
FTE 97up - Recalls & 99 Super Duty Accessories
FTE 97up - Fellow Ford fan has passed on.

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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 06:12:53 -0600 (MDT)
From: montblackburn webtv.net (mont blackburn)
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F250 Superduty Engines: mileage and performance?

I"ve driven my 99 F250SD quad diesel for 6600 miles ,some with a heavy
5th wheel stock trailer(when I build something it's hell for stout) or a
1000 pound pop-up camper. I flive in Wyoming so there's always a few
mountains in any trip We also have LOTS of wind-hence the popup camper
I average 17mpg That's at an average 65 mph (hard to keep it down there
tho) to 75 mph except when my wife drives--then it's85 mph. I had a 92
dodge cummins before and get about the same fuel mileage with the ford

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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 07:52:05 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Fw: 5.4L V-8 horsepower

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Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 5:22 PM
Subject: 5.4L V-8 horsepower


I've read that the 5.4L in the F-150 is going up to 260 hp and
345 lb./ft. of torque in the `99 F-150. Is the Super Duty line also
going to receive these changes? Also what is the 4.6L going to have
for power? Thank you. -- Nathan Bernard, Union Auto e-mail
unionaut adiis.net

Nathan,

You read correctly; the 5.4L V-8 will have 260 horsepower and 345
lb.-ft. torque in 1999 Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition models. The
5.4L V-8 in F-Super Duty models will be carryover from the current
model, say product sources.

According to the latest information, the 4.6L V-8 will be 240
horsepower in the 1999 Ford Expedition; carryover with the same
horsepower and torque ratings for both Ford Econoline (215 hp) and
F-150/F-250 (220 hp).

Torque: 290 lb.-ft. for both Econoline and F-150/F-250;
293 lb.-ft. in the 1999 Ford Expedition.

Thanks for your questions; keep them coming! Good Selling!








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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 10:23:03 -0400
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F250 Superduty Engines: mileage and performance?

Mark,
I have a F250SD 4x4 SuperCab with the V-10 and 4.30 gears. I just put 1000mi on it
and I am getting between 10 and 11mpg. As with new trucks I've owned in the past, I
don't expect to see my best mileage until around 5000 miles. I've heard of 13mpg for
unloaded cruising from other people with similar trucks.

Chad

Mark Chidlaw wrote:
>
> Does anyone have information -- personal experience -- about what fuel
> mileage I can expect with either the 5.4L or 6.8L gas engines or the 7.3L
> diesel engine in the F250 Superduty, 4x4?
> Is the diesel performance really worth the $4000+ extra if I don't do much
> heavy towing and my slide-in camper weighs only ~1000lbs?
> Is there much of a fuel mileage price to pay for the added power of the V10?
> Any other personal experience comparisons of the various engine/rear-axle
> combinations?
> Thanks.
> - Mark Chidlaw
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 18:58:48 EDT
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Recalls & 99 Super Duty Accessories

The following info is from the Aug issue of Trailer Life.

1. Recall on 720 1999 F-350 Super Cabs. A problem with the battery cables
being taped together and the possibility of the + cable contacting the AC
compressor pulley causing a short and fire.

2. Recall on 320,000 1997 and 98 Explorers & Mountaineers with the 4.0
engine. Engine fuel lines can be damaged if the vehicle is jump started.

3. Recall on 20,000 1995 Econoline vans because of interference between
parking brake cable and fuel line which could cause leak and fire.

4. Now, the good news is: J&J Enterprises offers several Super Duty
accessories. URL is www.j-jent.com/.

Whew!! Butch Davis-
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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 20:49:31 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - Fellow Ford fan has passed on.

Just got some news that stunned me. Jim Osborn, of Jim Osborn
Reproductions, passed away Wednesday. Jim Osborn, in addition
to producing some of the finest reproduction decals, tags,
manuals and books for automotive enthusiasts, was also one
heck of a nice guy.

A couple of months ago, after having the pleasure of seeing
Jim's work first hand in his small plant, Jim offered Ford
Truck Enthusiasts a deal to help us continue to help our
fellow Ford truck fans. A discount on his products sold
through us. Jim didn't have to extend this offer, but he had
a genuine "I want to help out attitude." I know one of his
employees personally and can say that his workers truly
liked working for/with him. He was just an all around nice
guy.

For those who don't know, Jim founded the Mustang Club of
America and his lifelong dream was to start a Mustang museum.
His wife is planning on starting a fund to keep his dream
alive.

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask the members of these
lists to show that we're more than just about trucks. I've
made many friends here and I know from personal experience
that we have a good group here. Please, if you can spare a
few moments of your evening tonight or a few minutes tomorrow,
pick up a card and send it to:

Jim Osborn Reproductions
101 Ridgecrest Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

If you want to, send a few bucks with a note stating it's
for the Mustang museum. Also, let them know its from an FTE
member, I think this, in a small way, will let them know
that we appreciated him.

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


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