97up-list-digest Tuesday, May 5 1998 Volume 01 : Number 073



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - ADMIN: Digest info
FTE 97up - Diesel break-in suggestions?
FTE 97up - Road Test Infromation Request
RE: FTE 97up - Road Test Information Request
Re: FTE 97up - Road Test Information Request
FTE 97up - Build dates
Re: FTE 97up - Build dates
Re: FTE 97up - Build dates
RE: FTE 97up - Build dates

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Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 17:46:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Digest info

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Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 22:00:27 -0500
From: "Roy E. Springer"
Subject: FTE 97up - Diesel break-in suggestions?

In addition to instructions given in owner's manuals, I've been told the
following about breaking in gas engines:

1. don't be excessively easy on it
2. don't be excessively hard on it
3. vary the engine speeds and loads continuously, avoid fixed rpm
4. avoid lugging at low rpm or using the highest rpm range
5. gradually increase maximum rpm used over break-in period
6. change oil and filter at 500 or 1000 miles (some use break-in oil)
7. manufacturers are working in attempt to make the above unnecessary

Does the above hold for the Ford turbodiesel, specifically the new
intercooled 7.3?
I have a 99 on order and would appreciate any information, opinions or
suggestions.

Thanks,

Roy


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Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 23:27:39 EDT
From: JRA33041
Subject: FTE 97up - Road Test Infromation Request

Need info. on road test results on 99 F250 with V10 engine auto trans.
1. towing 27' travel trailer.
2. Gear ratio.
3. Gas mileage. Thanks Jim
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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 10:56:54 -0400
From: "Chad Royse"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Road Test Information Request

There is an article in Trailer Life on that very thing, I believe it was in
the April issue.

Chad

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Need info. on road test results on 99 F250 with V10 engine auto trans.
1. towing 27' travel trailer.
2. Gear ratio.
3. Gas mileage. Thanks Jim
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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 12:11:43 EDT
From: JRA33041
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Road Test Information Request

Thank you very much . Jim
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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 10:20:48 -0700
From: Joe Zuk
Subject: FTE 97up - Build dates

Hi,
Just got off the phone with my Ford dealer, I ordered a F250-SD 2 months ago and I
still don't have a build date yet. The good thing he said was nothing on my order is on
hold. But if you want to a SD with the 5.4l forget about it. He said that they are no
longer taking orders for the 5.4l all of those engines are sold for the year and no
more will be made. He also said that the factory rep was in town and they are having
some kind of planing meeting now to try and work out how they are going to fill all of
the orders that they currently have. I guess this truck is selling faster then they
could image. For those with orders it may be a good idea to call and see what they tell
you about your order.

Joe




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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 12:52:38 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Build dates

I haven't heard anything about this. The 5.4L (on Super Duty) is the last
thing to run out in the Kansas City area. Diesels and V-10's are usually
gone the first day of scheduling (for the week) and then 5.4L is all that is
left. The last two weeks I have gotten a 5.4L scheduled despite having a
Diesel and a V-10 prioritized to be picked first. For F-150 I can believe
that the 5.4L will be balancing out soon but I don't see it on the SD in the
Kansas City region (I have been wrong before, however)

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258

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Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 12:34 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Build dates


>Hi,
>Just got off the phone with my Ford dealer, I ordered a F250-SD 2 months
ago and I
>still don't have a build date yet. The good thing he said was nothing on my
order is on
>hold. But if you want to a SD with the 5.4l forget about it. He said that
they are no
>longer taking orders for the 5.4l all of those engines are sold for the
year and no
>more will be made. He also said that the factory rep was in town and they
are having
>some kind of planing meeting now to try and work out how they are going to
fill all of
>the orders that they currently have. I guess this truck is selling faster
then they
>could image. For those with orders it may be a good idea to call and see
what they tell
>you about your order.
>
>Joe


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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 14:07:38 EDT
From: KWkM3
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Build dates

The 5.4 is also used in the 150 and expedition. They cant make enough 5.4's to
put in all those trucks. I imagine since the expedition makes them the most
money they are going to try and keep as much 5.4 stock as possible for it.

Harry
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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 14:31:41 -0400
From: "Chad Royse"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Build dates

I just checked on mine earlier this morning too. I ordered it the first
week of April and as of today it's still unscheduled. I ordered the F250
V-10 SuperCab Longbed 4x4 LS-4.30's. My sales rep said they get their
updates from Ford on Thursday and would give me an update this Friday.

Anxiety s#cks!
Chad

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Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 1:21 PM
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Subject: FTE 97up - Build dates


Hi,
Just got off the phone with my Ford dealer, I ordered a F250-SD 2 months ago
and I
still don't have a build date yet. The good thing he said was nothing on my
order is on
hold. But if you want to a SD with the 5.4l forget about it. He said that
they are no
longer taking orders for the 5.4l all of those engines are sold for the year
and no
more will be made. He also said that the factory rep was in town and they
are having
some kind of planing meeting now to try and work out how they are going to
fill all of
the orders that they currently have. I guess this truck is selling faster
then they
could image. For those with orders it may be a good idea to call and see
what they tell
you about your order.

Joe


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