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97up-list-digest Sunday, October 11 1998 Volume 01 : Number 242



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - 4.2 gas mileage
Subject: FTE 97up - 4.2L K&N Filter Replacement?
FTE 97up - Re: Econoline
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline
FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?
Re: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?
FTE 97up - Stereo questions
Re: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?
FTE 97up - Excellent seat covers for yer blue oval (IMHO)
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 07:01:30 -0400
From: NCTOOLMAN
Subject: FTE 97up - 4.2 gas mileage

I have a 98 150 4x4 with 3:55 gears and 5speed and my milage never
varies much, usually 16.9 t0 17.2. Ihave installed the K&N filter, the
Tornado, and Superchip and HP is around 250 with lots of torque. The
only drawback with the chip is the need for 90 octane fuel. The total
cost for these items was around $300. As for the exhaust system, the v6
has the same system as both the v8's so you have plenty of flow with the
only restriction being the muffler. I would replace only the muffler
with Borla or Flowmaster, but replace it with stainless steel so your
metals are compatable. Happy motoring!!!!
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 08:03:36 EDT
From: TCPFL aol.com
Subject: Subject: FTE 97up - 4.2L K&N Filter Replacement?

In a message dated 10/9/1998 6:13:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time, owner-97up-
list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

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I found one at Steeda Auto Sports in Pompano Beach, Fl... After installing it
and a couple of trips to upstate NY, I didn't notice any difference between
the K&N and stock filter in either performance or gas mileage.
These 4.2's do have (as you say) "some snot" to them. I've really enjoyed
mine since purchasing December of 97 - oh, by the way it's an 98 F150, 4.2,
4x2 short bed. Hope this helps.
Best regards.....
Tom
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 08:40:13 -0400
From: Lee Haefele
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline

I need to buy an E-350 Econoline van, 9500 GVW for use as a bucket
truck. Does it come with a 4R100 transmission, or is there any
combination such as trailer tow or V-10 that will include the 4R100?
Are engine oil cooler & external trans cooler available (like SD
series)? Will the brakes be vacuum or "Hydro Boost"? Any changes from
98 to 99?
Lee Haefele
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 08:51:34 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline

all E-350 use the 4R100 (5.4L or V-10, or Power Stroke). Brakes are Vacuum
boost (hydro boost of E-450 cutaway). Super cooling is standard, the
trailer towing pkg.. adds wiring, HD alternator, HD shocks, and sway bars.

Changes from 98 to 99:
Alpha numeric badging on van, wagon, and cutaway vehicles. E-350
labeled Super Duty
Color changes
4 wheel disc brakes with 4wABS standard on E-350 SD vans
Fail safe cooling standard on all engines (including 4.2L)
Optional dual media CD+ Cassette (58K) on certain vans
Dual cloth captains chairs offered on commercial vans


Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258


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From: Lee Haefele
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 7:54 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline


>I need to buy an E-350 Econoline van, 9500 GVW for use as a bucket
>truck. Does it come with a 4R100 transmission, or is there any
>combination such as trailer tow or V-10 that will include the 4R100?
>Are engine oil cooler & external trans cooler available (like SD
>series)? Will the brakes be vacuum or "Hydro Boost"? Any changes from
>98 to 99?
>Lee Haefele


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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 07:05:50 -0700
From: "Jeigh Cee"
Subject: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?

I've seen a couple of references in this forum to magnetic oil plugs. Are these plugs to replace the threaded drain plug in the oil pan? If so, will someone explain the advantage.

Thanks!
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Happy Trails, Roy and Gene!




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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 14:06:34 -0400
From: "Anne Mitchell"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?

Magnet removes metal from oil and protects engine.

Stephen


>I've seen a couple of references in this forum to magnetic oil plugs. Are
these plugs to replace the threaded drain plug in the oil pan? If so, will
someone explain the advantage.
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>Thanks!
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>Happy Trails, Roy and Gene!
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 14:45:15 -0400
From: "Anne Mitchell"
Subject: FTE 97up - Stereo questions

I want to upgrade my speakers and install an amplifier and I have the
following questions:

1. Is the 6 CD changer stereo made by Clarion?
2. Does anyone know what the speaker technical specifications are? type,
size, sensitivity, power range.
3. What are the radio's specs. power per channel.

Is there a database available somewhere from Ford?

Thanks

Stephen Mitchell

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 16:09:23 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?

At 07:05 AM 10/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I've seen a couple of references in this forum to magnetic oil plugs. Are these plugs to replace the threaded drain plug in the oil pan? If so, will someone explain the advantage.
>
>Thanks!
>---
>Happy Trails, Roy and Gene!
>
>

It performs the same function as the magnet found in the bottom of
most transmission pans. It catches any metal particles that come
its way. Supposedly, magnetic straps around oil filters also work
well if the magnets are strong enough. Years ago, before I knew
better, I had a 78 D*dge pickup. Biggest piece of junk. The 318
V8 was stout and ran forever but everything else, and I mean
**everything**, broke. Anyways, when I pulled the oil pan on it,
it had a magnetic plug that had some metal stuck to it so I know
it works (the transmission magnet was so covered in metal you
couldn't recognize it).

Ken Payne





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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 18:49:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Whipkey
Subject: FTE 97up - Excellent seat covers for yer blue oval (IMHO)

I just helped my wife install her new seat covers from Jean Seat
International. I had ordered them off of the net a week before we
even took delivery of the truck. We found the company by chance. My
wife wanted them very much. They are med grey and have a silkscreened
for ebmlem on the seatbacks. They look and fit great!!! I thought
that ordering something like seat covers off of the net would end up
in a poor product, or me trying to get my 130 bucks back to no avail.
I was incredibly wrong!!!! The color is even great; we ordered the
medium grey which matches our medium graphite interior almost
perfectly. I love it when a product exceeds my expectations like this
one did !!!!!

Later,
Dave




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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 19:15:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Whipkey
Subject: [none]

Has anyone with a 97-99 F150 had water trapped in their doors? My
wife swears she has water "sloshing" in her doors. We've only had the
truck for 2 weeks, and I can see the drain holes seem to be clear.
One of the possibilities is; she parks under trees and we've had alot
of pine needles all over the truck, but I have trouble believing they
would get into the door on a new well sealed vehicle.
Anyone with a similar phenomenomenamena or someone with an idea as
to what it could be.....PLIS HEP MEH !!

Thx,
Dave




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