97up-list-digest Wednesday, August 19 1998 Volume 01 : Number 187



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - 1999 Powerstroke questions
Re: FTE 97up - 99 F350 4WD PSD SC LWB LARIAT Question
Re: FTE 97up - STD automatic vs HD automatic option
Re: FTE 97up - STD automatic vs HD automatic option
FTE 97up - 99 exaust brakes
FTE 97up - '97 5.4 Newby Performance Questions

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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 09:16:00 -0400
From: "Bridgman, Derek"
Subject: FTE 97up - 1999 Powerstroke questions

I have a few questions for new Powerstroke owners.

Have any of you added a preluber? If so, whose?

Gauges--whose boost and exhaust temperature (and oil pressure with
numbers) gauges do you recommend? Is there a fitting for the
temperature pickup, or do you have to weld a fitting into the exhaust
tubing?

Thanks,
Derek
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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 08:28:16 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 F350 4WD PSD SC LWB LARIAT Question

I have no idea why the snow plow option is not available on the S/C. Ford
does weird things like this on occasion. The snow Plow package includes:

Highest front GAWR springs
aux.. rear springs
HD 78 A.H. battery (gas engine only)
HD 130 Amp Alternator (gas engine only)

If you order the heavy service Suspension pkg you get:
Front Stabilizer bar
Heavy service front springs
aux. rear springs.

Then if you order the Trailer tow or Camper package you'll get the HD
electrical portion of the Snow plow prep. So you should be set to go.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

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From: Donald Denning
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, August 13, 1998 9:01 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F350 4WD PSD SC LWB LARIAT Question


>Hi everyone,
>
>I have placed an order for a 99 F350 4X4 SRW SuperCab
>PowerStroke 8 foot bed in the Lariat trim package
>My Ford dealer tells me that I can't order the snow
>plow prep package (86M).
>
>I would like to put a plow set up on this.
>
>My question is....
>
>Is the Snow Plow Prep package not orderable because???
>
> 1. It is not needed in this configuration?
> 2. You can't plow with this truck?
>
>I was thinking of just ordering the Heavy front suspension
>package (674) instead
>
>Can anyone she some light.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Don


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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 11:19:06 EDT
From: MarkS79255 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - STD automatic vs HD automatic option



I am confused by the recent posts on which automatic transmission is delivered
with the SD.

I have ordered a a 1999 F250 SD with the practically all the available options
including the following:
Diesel - 99F
Automatic Transmission - 44E
I did not order the PTO - 62R explicitly

Which transmission will I getm the E40D or the 4R100?

Thanks.
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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 11:48:23 -0400
From: "Frank Wanicka"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - STD automatic vs HD automatic option

4R100. all superdutys get the 4R100. it is the only automatic available.

one easy way to prove this is Ford's own brochure. there are only three
transmissions listed as available. the two manuals (5 and 6 speed) and the 4
speed automatic. it even refers to it by name (4R100)
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Frank Wanicka

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From:
To:
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - STD automatic vs HD automatic option


>
>
>I am confused by the recent posts on which automatic transmission is
delivered
>with the SD.
>
>I have ordered a a 1999 F250 SD with the practically all the available
options
>including the following:
>Diesel - 99F
>Automatic Transmission - 44E
>I did not order the PTO - 62R explicitly
>
>Which transmission will I getm the E40D or the 4R100?
>
>Thanks.
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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 10:59:21 -0500
From: daryl.rue juno.com
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 exaust brakes

My dad wants to know if exhaust brakes for a f350 will void the warranty?


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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 21:50:22 -0000
From: "John R. Mohme"
Subject: FTE 97up - '97 5.4 Newby Performance Questions

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From: John R. Mohme
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Date: Monday, August 17, 1998 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: 97up-list-digest V1 #185


>
>-----Original Message-----
>>Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 09:47:30 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: chris coleman
>>Subject: FTE 97up - '97 5.4 Newby Performance Questions
>
>
>Since I've taken the time to install the K&N, a Flowmaster set of Duals and
>a custom Superchip on my '99 250SD, 5.4L, and have personally compared my
>performance to more than one "identical" SD, I had to respond to your post.
>
>While we seem to be in agreement relative to the exhaust change, I simply
>couldn't justify the cost differential between the aluminized Two-chamber
>Flowmaster and the stainless Borla, I have realized noticeable performance
>improvements with the K & N and the Superchip. Since I have not accessed
>the Dyno yet, have to go to Orlando for the day, my results are subjective.
>I will be sure to report the results when I've completed them.
>
>The K&N was the first improvement to be added. Most apparent was a
>smoothening of acceleration when loaded or when moving up grade. Since 5.4
>SD's already breathe pretty well, I really didn't expect much, though.
>However, after three to four days, mileage under equal conditions did
>improve about 1 MPG. The engine definitely ran more efficiently.
>
>Next addition was the exhaust. I almost went with Midas' 3" in, dual 3"
out
>performance exhaust (and I still might) but left the dealer after waiting 4
>hours. Compromised on the Flowmaster 3" in, dual 2-1/2" out, Two-chamber.
>As you have indicated, horsepower and torque greatly improved, with an
>acceptable increase in noise (I like it, Cheryl doesn't).
>
>The real change, however, came with the Superchip. Since my computer had
>not been tested yet, Superchip custom built the chip at their Longed,
>Florida plant. Prior to selecting them, I researched their Dyno results on
>similar installations, including Powerstrokes. They had not worked up a
>V-10 chip as of my installation, but had other 5.4 computer combinations
for
>example. When complete, we ran out of time and did not complete the Dyno
>test so that still remains. I can say, without a doubt, and with
>verification of others at the dealership and those who drive SD's in the
>area, that significant increases in horsepower and torque were realized.
>
>Shift points are crisper, mileage has been unaffected and the truck has
>become a joy to drive. The only "drawback" is the necessity for 93 octane
>fuel. It knocks on 89, as predicted by Superchips.
>
>I know you will feel comfortable with more objective data, but "come on
>down" and drive "Mohme's Beast".
>You'll be pleasantly surprised.
>
>John R. Mohme
>'99 F-250SD, SC, LB, SRW, 5.4L, 4.10LS
>

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