97up-list-digest Tuesday, September 29 1998 Volume 01 : Number 229



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - I got it!
Re: FTE 97up - Customer Access Circuits vs. Trlt Tow Pkg
Re: FTE 97up - I got it!
FTE 97up - F150 Oil Leak
FTE 97up - 3 times
FTE 97up - Mud Flaps
Re: FTE 97up - Mud Flaps
FTE 97up - Double DIN radios
FTE 97up - Turbo speed(Waste gate) explained.
FTE 97up - ADMIN: New advertiser on web site

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 07:38:29 -0500
From: Janster
Subject: FTE 97up - I got it!

Hi Folks

I used to be Mr. "ETA Challenged." I'm now just another new 1999
SuperDuty owner! Got my new F250, SC, 4X4, 5.4L, 4.10, Lariat last
Friday and it's beautiful! It's also a monster in size compared to my
'96 F150 4X4, but I still love it. I get alot of looks when I drive it
around town. Ford should discount us owners for all the free advertising
we're giving them! The only little niggling things I have w/ it are the
wide-angle mirrors and the steering wheel. I'll have to take it back to
the dealer to have the steering wheel realigned. When the truck is going
straight down the road, the steering wheel is turned towards the left
(in a NW position). I haven't given any of my buddies a ride yet because
the turned wheel is that noticeable. I'm sure its not that big of a
deal. As for the wide-angle mirrors, I guess I'm not the only one who
has noticed them being angled weirdly. My passenger side is looking far
to the right and up. If I position the mirror so I can use it, the main
portion is angled towards the inside, rear of the back seat! Another no
biggie. I'll ask the dealer about it. Anyway, I still love it!

new '99 Superduty owner

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 98 06:37:46 PDT
From: "Jeff"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Customer Access Circuits vs. Trlt Tow Pkg

I don't think these wires you all are talking about have anything to do =
with the trailer tow package.
I have the trailer tow package on my 99 F-350, and it came with a separat=
e wiring harness w/instructions.
This separate wiring harness' (to be used to interface w/a brake controll=
er) instructions show how and where under the dash
it connects to a larger connector. It just snaps in to a "circuit". So,=
if you're finding 4 wires under there, unless you ordered the
trailer tow package and have such a short term memory ;) that you can't =
remember snaping in your brake module wiring harness
that came w/the vehicle, then they're wires for something else.
Jeff

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:21:09 -0500
From: kauppij vfc.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - I got it!

My wheel in my 99F350 is angled the same way. A friend in the
business said this was done to make it easier to rest your arm on the
left armrest. He said the goal was to not have a wheel canted to the
right, but centered or left of center. I don't know if there is any
validity to this or not but just thought I'd pass it on. One small
thing that is bugging me is that my driver's seat backrest and seat
don't seem to be aligned properly. When I am centered in the seat my
back is on the right side of the backrest.

Enjoy your new truck!


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Subject: FTE 97up - I got it!
Author: at Internet
Date: 9/29/98 7:38 AM


Hi Folks

I used to be Mr. "ETA Challenged." I'm now just another new 1999
SuperDuty owner! Got my new F250, SC, 4X4, 5.4L, 4.10, Lariat last
Friday and it's beautiful! It's also a monster in size compared to my
'96 F150 4X4, but I still love it. I get alot of looks when I drive it
around town. Ford should discount us owners for all the free advertising
we're giving them! The only little niggling things I have w/ it are the
wide-angle mirrors and the steering wheel. I'll have to take it back to
the dealer to have the steering wheel realigned. When the truck is going
straight down the road, the steering wheel is turned towards the left
(in a NW position). I haven't given any of my buddies a ride yet because
the turned wheel is that noticeable. I'm sure its not that big of a
deal. As for the wide-angle mirrors, I guess I'm not the only one who
has noticed them being angled weirdly. My passenger side is looking far
to the right and up. If I position the mirror so I can use it, the main
portion is angled towards the inside, rear of the back seat! Another no
biggie. I'll ask the dealer about it. Anyway, I still love it!

new '99 Superduty owner

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 08:56:05 PDT
From: "Duncan Fitzgerald"
Subject: FTE 97up - F150 Oil Leak

Got my truck back today. Apparently there was only 1 leak. Ended up
replacing the front crankshaft seal. Also had to tighten the cam sensor
as
it was causing a rough idle. Had them steam clean the engine so it would
look new again. Wouldn't feel so bad if it was 9k miles instead of 900.
Sheesh!

Duncan
98 SC 4x2 4.6


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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 11:10:16 -0500
From: Janster
Subject: FTE 97up - 3 times

Hey Ken,

Not trying to sound ungrateful, but I received 97-up list digest #228
three times. Thought I'd tell ya just in case something went wrong.

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 16:04:54 -0400
From: Chad Royse
Subject: FTE 97up - Mud Flaps

I would like to install some mud flaps on my 99SD. Any
recommendations? FYI, I tried my local Ford dealer and they told me I
had to bring my truck in to double check the part number because if
they ordered the wrong one, they would still have to charge me and
they weren't cheap. It sounded like a load of #$%, but if they don't
want to sell them then...

Thanks for your help,
Chad


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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 17:14:49 -0400
From: Bill Yarnell
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Mud Flaps

Got one better than that Chad, I was looking for mud flaps for
a 99 dually and a bug shield. asked at the parts counter at the
local dealership and they said no to dually mud flaps and that
they would have to order the bug shield and suggested I try
aftermarket instead. How bout that for not wanting to sell them

Bill Yarnell

Chad Royse wrote:

> I would like to install some mud flaps on my 99SD. Any
> recommendations? FYI, I tried my local Ford dealer and they told me I
> had to bring my truck in to double check the part number because if
> they ordered the wrong one, they would still have to charge me and
> they weren't cheap. It sounded like a load of #$%, but if they don't
> want to sell them then...
>
> Thanks for your help,
> Chad
>
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:43:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: chris coleman
Subject: FTE 97up - Double DIN radios

Does the double DIN radio fit right into the opening? I have wondered
if any of the oversized radios would fit in the new Ford openings.

Sven

Sven, I installed the Double DIN by Pioneer. It fit in really easy
into the opening on the front with no cutting of the exterior plastic.
As for plastic on the inside, that is a different story. I ended up
cutting out a 8"x6" piece just below a sensor (shock sensor?) there.
I used some pipe strapping to mount the radio in. Worked very well.
I am looking to install 2 10" sub boxes in my truck here this coming
weekend. One is going in the factory location, the other is going
where the storage location is on the drivers side. If you are curious
for the dimensions, I will send them your way.

Chris "Thermomonkey" Coleman.




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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:51:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: chris coleman
Subject: FTE 97up - Turbo speed(Waste gate) explained.

The waste gate works by limiting the back pressure seen by the turbo.
Since the turbo is blade driven, it has a resonant speed that it wants
to operate at. What happens is the waste gate minimizes the back
pressure on the vains allowing the turbo to reach its resonant speed
quicker. Therefore getting the boost pressure up faster when the waste
gate closes, the boost is already there. This is a common trick that
I have seen with other systems that I work with. Gotta love old
technology in new cars with fancy names.

Chris Coleman, Subbie forever.



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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 21:20:41 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: New advertiser on web site

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
our practice with web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement for 2 days (this is day 2 of 2). Please show your
appreciation to them for helping to support the web site and the
lists by checking out their site:

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with the XTENDER Receiver Hitch Mounted Pivoting Cargo Carrier.
The XTENDER adds a full 11 cubic feet of cargo space and its
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operation and easy access to your vehicle's existing cargo area.
For more information on this exciting new SUV accessory contact
Dotronix Inc. toll free at 1-800-720-7218 or visit our web site
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We would like to you to let them know you heard about them via
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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