97up-list-digest Friday, September 25 1998 Volume 01 : Number 224



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - where to locate oil temp sending unit
Re: FTE 97up - Looking to buy an F-350
Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Translation?
Re: FTE 97up - Looking to buy an F-350
Re: FTE 97up - Re: 97up-list-digest
Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 questions
FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc
Re: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc
Re: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc
FTE 97up - Week #38 Commodity update
Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Translation?
Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 questions

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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:36:00 -0400
From: "Bridgman, Derek"
Subject: FTE 97up - where to locate oil temp sending unit

Has anyone installed an oil temperature sending unit on the
99 PSD? If so, where on the block did you install the sender?
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:02:01 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Looking to buy an F-350

I have sold a F-350 CC that he switched the tires to 285's, they look better
than the 265's and fit just fine. I've heard that 305's fit but haven't
seen any on a truck yet to find out.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.


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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:33:29 -0400
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Translation?

Ken Payne wrote:

> Can someone translate this?
>
> Ken Payne
> CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
> http://www.ford-trucks.com
>
> >
> >Bonjour,
> >Je m'appelle Eric LEROY, j'habite BRUXELLES (Belgium) et je roule avec un
> >Ford F-150 (4.9 liters EFI) model 1988.
> >C'est un vehicule d'occasion spcialement import des USA. Il n'y a presque
> >pas de voitures comme a en Europe,
> >et il n'est pas facile d'avoir des pices de rechanges.
> >Il existe chez les dealers FORD U.S.A. un livre avec toutes les pices de
> >rechange, un dessin et le serial number pour les commander.
> >Pouvez vous me dire si cela existe sur CD ROM ?
> >
> >Merci beaucoups
> >
> >
>

Eric,

Ill existe une compagnie qui s'appelle Helm Inc au Michigan.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.helminc.com
Ils publie les livres de reference pour Ford. Ils les ons sur CD donc ons peut
predendre que les fiches que vous cherchez sont aussi disponible. Avez vous
contactez Ford du Canada? http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford.ca Des informations sont disponible
en francais.

Bonne chance

Jean Marc Chartier
jmc.chartier sympatico.ca


Translation

Eric owns an 88 F-150 and is looking for the parts book with pictures and part
#'s on CD like the dealers in the USA have. He lives in Belgium and his ride is
rather rare for those parts. In my reply I suggested Helm, and Ford Canada who
have a french language web page. If anyone has more suggestions please post
them and I will translate for Eric.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier


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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:37:23 -0500
From: Jeff Tarant
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Looking to buy an F-350

I have the BGF 295/75/16's on my 99 PSD 250 SC Lariat. They fit just fine on the
stock rims.

geoff campbell wrote:

> I have a 99 F250 crew cab, SRW, LWB with the powerstroke diesel. So far i am
> quite satisfied with the truck. I traded in a 96 dodge (cummins) with 73,000
> miles on it for it. The dodge story is actually more interesting than the Fords
> so far. The dodge saw the dealer about 15 times for various problems, including
> but not limited to premature front pad wear, transmission failure, loss of
> braking due to vacum leaks, sticking throttle linkage (full throttle) and and
> fuel pump failure. It rode on a flatbed tow truck 6 times.
>
> Let's assume the dodge was a lemon, although brake and transmission problems
> seem to be the norm for it. Positive factors on the dodge were:
>
> Slightly better ride than the ford
> better gas milelage while towing a 6000lb trailer (12mpg verses 9.3 with ford)
> fits bigger tires without a lift
> more durable and comfortable upholstry
>
> Negatives on the dodge were as follows:
>
> Problems mentioned above
> no cooperation from dodge dealers of factory representatives
> Top speed of 58 in 3rd gear (42 in second) - slow up hills
> valve adjustments every 24,000 miles
>
> positives on ford:
>
> More rear seat room
> same or better milelage unloaded
> More power, lots
> shifts 20 mph later allowing greater speed on hills when towing.
> faster tranmission shifts
>
> negatives on ford (nits)
>
> cupholder located over ashtray (can't use both)
> can't fit big tires without a lift
>
> By the way, has anyone tried to fit bfgoodrich 285/75 16s on the ford. The
> revolutions per mile are about the same as the stock 235/85 16, but for lists
> the 265/75 16s as the biggest tires that will fit? I'd like to buy the tires at
> cosco to save a few bucks and they won't test fit.
>
> In summary, so far i love the ford.
>
> Geoff Campbell
>
> Dorn Hetzel wrote:
>
> > I have a 99 F-350SD, Crew Cab, LWB, SRW, 4x4, PSD and love it.
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 08:38:17PM -0500, David McKnight wrote:
> > > I am looking to buy a 1999 F-350 Crew Cab, SRW, LWB with the 7.3 L Diesel
> > > and 4-Speed Automatic. Would anyone who owns a similar truck take a few
> > > moments to discuss their personal experience with this type of truck? I am
> > > interested in the good, as well as the bad. Would someone explain what the
> > > PTO and Idle Control options could be used for?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > David
> > >
> > >
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 08:43:53 -0500
From: Zach Whitehill
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: 97up-list-digest

Sen4546 aol.com wrote:
>
> >
>
> I have the 98 F150 Nascar edition w/ the 3.73 rear end. That is the only F150
> that is available
> with that rear end except the F250. Maybe the 99 is different. But anyway, I
> probably average
> between 17-18 mpg with the 4.6L
>
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I just ordered a F150 99' and I can get the 3.73 rear end as long as I
get the off-road package... I'm wondering what kind of gas mileage I'll
get with the 5.4...
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:41:07 -0500
From: "Sven Setterdahl"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 questions

>Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 questions
>
>I had a soft cover on my last '97 F-150 short bed non-flare side and it ran
me
>$260.00 installed. It was water proof and it looked better, so I think I
>heard 170 for a cover? That is awesome, if that is true I will get one for
my
>'97 F150 4X4 tommorow.
>David

That price is invoice price for the '99 F150 optional factory tonneau cover.
I don't know what they would charge for the same thing at the parts counter.
Sven

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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:57:29 -0600
From: Marc Beauchemin
Subject: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc

I have a 98 F250Light XLT 4x4 S/C 5.4L, 3.73limited slip - I absolutely love
it!
I'm new to this list so I'm sorry if these has been addressed previously
but can anyone comment on these:

- - the anti-lock (rear only) breaks seem to kick in more often then they
should
(ie dry pavement moderately heavy breaking). Are these adjustable?

- -I could be wrong but I think the A/C compressor is engaging in all but two
vent settings (floor/panel). I understand it coming on for the defrost
setting
for additional air drying but on the Floor&Panel setting?? Sure you can just
turn up the heat control to compensate but this does a number on you gas
mileage
(to say nothing of extra wear and tear.) (Why did they get rid of the A/C
push
button like in my old bronco!)

- -Is there any reason I shouldn't disconnect the A/C clutch for the winter.
I live in the frozen north and have no need for A/C on the defrost setting
(etc)
all winter.

- -the owners manual isn't specific. Does the electric locking 4x4 require
backing
up to unlock the front diff. like some of the older auto locking mechanisms?

Thanks,
Marc Beauchemin
marcb edmc.net
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:29:30 -0600
From: "peter lambert"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc

I have a 1997 Ranger XLT and the dealer has told me that in the newer Ford
vehicles, the a/c compressor cycles on and off on all settings but vent.
This is to reduce condensation in the cab according to them.

"Always try to keep the rubber side down"
Peter.
blindman shaw.wave.ca
1997 Ford Ranger XLT
1988 Kawasaki ZX1000R
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From: Marc Beauchemin
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 1998 12:10 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc


>I have a 98 F250Light XLT 4x4 S/C 5.4L, 3.73limited slip - I absolutely
love
>it!
>I'm new to this list so I'm sorry if these has been addressed previously
>but can anyone comment on these:
>
>- the anti-lock (rear only) breaks seem to kick in more often then they
>should
>(ie dry pavement moderately heavy breaking). Are these adjustable?
>
>-I could be wrong but I think the A/C compressor is engaging in all but two
>vent settings (floor/panel). I understand it coming on for the defrost
>setting
>for additional air drying but on the Floor&Panel setting?? Sure you can
just
>turn up the heat control to compensate but this does a number on you gas
>mileage
>(to say nothing of extra wear and tear.) (Why did they get rid of the A/C
>push
>button like in my old bronco!)
>
>-Is there any reason I shouldn't disconnect the A/C clutch for the winter.
>I live in the frozen north and have no need for A/C on the defrost setting
>(etc)
>all winter.
>
>-the owners manual isn't specific. Does the electric locking 4x4 require
>backing
>up to unlock the front diff. like some of the older auto locking
mechanisms?
>
>Thanks,
>Marc Beauchemin
>marcb edmc.net
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 11:43:58 PST
From: Mountain Charlie
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - A/C on all the time? etc

** Reply to message from Marc Beauchemin on Thu, 24
Sep 1998 11:57:29 -0600

Marc,

My mustang is the same way (1989). AC is on with mix, defrost, and ac. Its
only off with floor and vent.

As for disconnecting the AC clutch. I woudln't recommend it. AC systems
usually need to be run at least once a week for 10-15 minutes to keep the seals
from leaking so I think you might find a non-working AC pump after the spring
thaw when you hook it back up.

Charlie
>
> -Is there any reason I shouldn't disconnect the A/C clutch for the winter.
> I live in the frozen north and have no need for A/C on the defrost setting
> (etc)
> all winter.
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 15:46:09 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Week #38 Commodity update

Heres what is running out this week.

Windstar- No October production due to slow ramp up time

Expedition- 4.6L controlled at 20%

Explorer- 4.0L OHV manual only engine option for the week

Econoline- Production Exhausted for the week

Ranger- 4 door supercab, and 3.0L V-6 exhausted for the week. (3.0L has
supplier shortage problems)

Light Duty F-series- Off Road Pkg, 5.4L with 44E transmission (E4OD), and
4.6L exhausted for the week

Super Duty- 6.8L V-10, Tutone, F-350 Chassis Cab exhausted for the week.

58K Cassette and CD radio in short supply

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.


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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 17:13:01 -0400
From: Mark Lee
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Translation?

Translation as requested...

Ken Payne wrote:
>
> Can someone translate this?
>
> Ken Payne
> CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
> http://www.ford-trucks.com
>
Hello,

My name is Eric Leroy, I live in Brussels (Belgium) and I drive a Ford
1988 model F150 (4.9l liter EFI) model.
It is specially imported from the USA. There are hardly any vehicles
like this in Europe.
It is not easy to find replacement parts.
There is a book at the Ford USA Dealers which has a list of all the
replacement parts including drawings and serial numbers for ordering.
Can you tell me if this exists on CD Rom?

Thanks you very much.
> >
> >
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