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97up-list-digest Monday, October 12 1998 Volume 01 : Number 243



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - 99 bed
Re: FTE 97up - Magnetic Oil Plugs?
FTE 97up - Re: "Sloshing Water"
FTE 97up - Oil change intervals
FTE 97up - '98 F-150 steering
FTE 97up - Overloading
Re: FTE 97up - 4.2 K&N Filter Replacement (Gas miles)
Re: FTE 97up - '98 F-150 steering

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 23:17:44 -0400
From: Claude King
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 bed

I'm planning on ordering a 99 PSD CC 350 SRW and they won't let me delete the
box, what state are you in? I'm planning on putting a utility body on mine and
I have no idea of what to do with the left over box
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 11:16:03 EDT
From: ROBBCWZ aol.com
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

FYI.

The drain plug on my '98 with the 5.4L is already the magnetic type as
delivered.
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 11:20:04 EDT
From: ROBBCWZ aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: "Sloshing Water"

In a message dated 10/10/98 8:16:21 PM CST, blue__oval yahoo.com writes:

> 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

Probably she is hearing the gas "sloshing" in the gas tank. The doors
typicaly won't hold that amount of water unless some joker put in a plastic
bag full of water prior to the trim being installed at the factory.
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 18:10:42 EDT
From: LanceLana aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Oil change intervals

We just ordered 250 PSD. From experience, what seems to be optimum oil change
interval for mix of driving with very little towing? In other words
moderately light to medium duty. With 16 qt. capacity this has to be a
consideration.

Thanks.

Lance in Selah, WA
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 17:47:17 -0500
From: "Mike Fairleigh"
Subject: FTE 97up - '98 F-150 steering

My truck has about 9,500 miles on it now and is 11 months old. For a couple
months, I've noticed a "catch" (for lack of a better way to describe it) in
the steering which occurs right around the middle point or "straight"
position of the wheel. Perhaps some play in the steering or suspension? It
isn't audible, you just feel it and its a little concerning. Any ideas?
Thanks.

Mike Fairleigh
mikef sky.net




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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 20:28:53 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Overloading

My dad towed 2,500 pounds of potatoes in the back of his 98 5.4 liter ext. cab
flare side for 200 miles. If I remember right there should only be 1,200 lbs.
in the bed of an F-150. It used 3/4 of a tank. No signs of wear, still no
problems. He took the corners slow, of course, so it wouldn't roll. (It was
riding really low)


David
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 23:24:12 EDT
From: LegalImag aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 4.2 K&N Filter Replacement (Gas miles)

You acctualy get that high of gas mileage on your 4.6.. Did you do anything
to the engine after the factory to get it that good. What kind of gas do you
use?
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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 22:58:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Whipkey
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '98 F-150 steering

I don't know if it relates or not, but I notice the signal canceling
switch on our new F-150 has a point that is typical of where the wheel
"lands" when you stop and then creep around the corner. The thing is
the signal cancels at this point and you gave to turn the wheel back
straight to use the signal. This is true of all cars, but the spot
which it does it is a pain in the ass on this one. I still love my
Fords though !!!!

Dave




- ---Mike Fairleigh wrote:
>
> My truck has about 9,500 miles on it now and is 11 months old. For
a couple
> months, I've noticed a "catch" (for lack of a better way to describe
it) in
> the steering which occurs right around the middle point or "straight"
> position of the wheel. Perhaps some play in the steering or
suspension? It
> isn't audible, you just feel it and its a little concerning. Any
ideas?
> Thanks.
>
> Mike Fairleigh
> mikef sky.net
>
>
>
>
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